House near Exford, Minehead

Exmoor. Sleeps up to 16

This magnificent property is a short drive from the seaside towns of Lynton Lynmouth Porlock and Minehead and only 40 minutes to Woolacombe and Putsborough beaches all waiting to be explored. Excellent coastal walks especially through the Valley of the Rocks from Heddons Mouth to Woody Bay and along the top of Countisbury Hill. Attractions close by include the National Trust properties at Dunster Arlington Court and Knighthayes Court and at Minehead Somerwest World (Butlins) West Somerset Steam Railway and nearby the pretty town of Dulverton. There is a public footpath down a track next to the barns which is a great short cut to the pub a 5-minute stroll away (a torch is necessary in the evenings and it can get slippery when wet). This substantial period home is in the heart of Exmoor with its own gated entrance and shared driveway to the stable yard and farm. It offers amazing views from all the rooms. The area is renowned for some of the most picturesque countryside in the South West with excellent walking riding and shooting. On arrival guests enter via the rear utility/boot room which includes a washing machine and spare fridge. A more impressive entrance can be gained through the front door which has a reception area which proceeds into the lounge to comfortably sits 14 and has a TV/DVD woodburner (some logs included) and great country views. Next door the separate elegant wood panelled dining room offering ample seating sofas comfy chairs and open fire (some logs included) The dining table seats up to 12 but additional tables and chairs has enabled 20 sit down to dinner. The well equipped kitchen has an Aga and electric oven and gas hob large fridge/ freezer (ice maker/dispenser) dishwasher microwave and is adjoined by a Breakfast area seating 8 which opens out to terrace. In addition Children s playroom with toys Wii games console PS2 TV/DVD Sonos bridge (bring your own Sonos speakers) books and board games just off the lounge. The middle floor has a spacious landing area with seating. 1 super king-size with a single bed and a dressing room with ample space for a Z bed (provided but only set up on request) and en-suite bathroom: with spa bath separate shower and WC. Twin room with 2 zip-and-links (which can be made into 1 double on request) 1 double with en-suite shower room and WC and 1 triple bunk bedroom (double on bottom with single on top). These latter two rooms share a bathroom with shower over the bath and WC. The downstairs play room can be set up to provide an eighth double room if required (provided but only set up on request). There are 2 further WC s on the ground floor. On the top floor en-suite (with spa bath and shower) zip-and-link made up as king size (singles on request) with an additional single futon if required 1 double and 1 restricted access double which is reached from one side. Both these double rooms share a large bathroom which offers a large corner bath wc and separate shower. Outside: Gardens can best be seen from the terrace with its balustrades and steps leading down to the extensive lawns. The terrace has a large outside table which seats 10 and lounge seating and cushions (which should be stored in boxes overnight). There is a charcoal bbq available in the summer (guests to provide charcoal and leave clean). Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen towels electric central heating and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking. 2 dogs welcome to live downstairs only. Additional info: the property is on a working farm which is set away from the house. A tennis court is available for guest to use on request located across the road from property (guests to bring own equipment). Guests are welcoming to explore horse riding lessons which could be arrange (or livery can be arranged to bring your own horses) all are on request direct to the owner. Location: beach 13 miles Post Office and pub less than 1 mile. It is important to note that if you require the extra put me-up-beds you must bring your own linen and towels but pillows and duvets are provided.

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