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Shared cottage gardens
Winsford Hill, 10 minute drive from the property
Dulverton
Red deer can often be seen in the fields near to the cottage
Exmoor ponies grazing on the approach to Sheepfold
Withypool Common looking towards the village
Exmoor mares and foals across the lane from the cottage
The Milky Way from Dunkery Beacon
Minehead beach
Dunster Castle
The Barle from the bridge in Dulverton
So many beautful places to visit
Award winning Woolacombe beach
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11 / 23  Shared cottage gardens
12 / 23  Winsford Hill, 10 minute drive from the property
13 / 23  Dulverton
14 / 23  Red deer can often be seen in the fields near to the cottage
15 / 23  Exmoor ponies grazing on the approach to Sheepfold
16 / 23  Withypool Common looking towards the village
17 / 23  Exmoor mares and foals across the lane from the cottage
18 / 23  The Milky Way from Dunkery Beacon
19 / 23  Minehead beach
20 / 23  Dunster Castle
21 / 23  The Barle from the bridge in Dulverton
22 / 23  So many beautful places to visit
23 / 23  Award winning Woolacombe beach

Sheepfold - Draydon

Dulverton, Exmoor
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic and tranquil, this beautiful rural retreat is a perfect couples or a small family getaway in the heart of Exmoor National Park
  • Stunning views and an array of wildlife with Exmoor ponies grazing in the surrounding fields and a herd of Red Deer may also be spotted close by
  • Ideally located to explore the wonderful sandy beaches of North Devon, as well as the Exmoor towns of Dulverton and Bampton, Dunster Castle and the West Somerset Railway.

 

 

Property code: 10056

This is an all year round destination, with a variety of wildlife and a photographers paradise. Walking and horse riding over spectacular Moorland, with stunning views any time of year.

 You can also walk a delightful 3.5 miles to Tarr Steps ( and the Tarr Farm Inn pub ) from the cottage.  Stay local and visit Dulverton (2.5 miles) with a variety of bespoke, boutique and independent shops offering everything you need for your stay, from food to fashion and gifts to take home. There's also a useful Co-op, butcher and fresh produce shop too. Opportunities and lessons for coarse and river fishing are available in the near by town of Bampton, which also offers the most wonderful bakery, shops and the many local events including The Dark Skies Festival, Bampton Beer Festival, Dulverton Literary Festival, Oakford Food Festival, After The Fair Festival to name a few!

 A 40 minute drive will take you to Porlock Weir, where you can join the coastal path along part of the Somerset coastline, then on to North Devon and Cornwall beyond. The various beaches of North Devon offer wonderful walks or surfing and swimming, with vast stretches of golden sand at Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe, an hour and a half away. National Trust Dunster Castle is a must see as well as Holnicote Estate, offering dog walks a plenty.

Sheepfold is a cosy, bright and sunny cottage located in an idyllic, peaceful setting above the River Barle, just  2 and a half miles from the pretty town of Dulverton. Step inside and you’ll be immediately greeted into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With high ceilings and exposed beams this property has plenty of character. The lounge area has 2 comfortable sofa's one of which is a sofa bed,  and a Smart TV/DVD. There's a bookcase containing a variety of books and magazines and a drawer of board games, in the bedroom. Cook up a romantic meal for two in the well-equipped kitchen with, electric oven and hob, combination microwave oven, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine. Head further into the property and you will find the pretty double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. There is also a separate WC too.

Heading through the French doors you will find a small enclosed patio area with seating for two. Heading out of the front door and across the parking area, you will find a large shared garden for dog excersising and with garden furniture and lovely views for you to sit and enjoy a glass of wine.

  • 1 bedroom – Double bed
  • Sofa bed available ( please advise of use at time of booking )
  • 1 bathroom - 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath
  • Open plan kitchen fully equipt with electric oven and hob, combination microwave, toaster and kettle, fridge with ice compartment and a washing machine
  • SmartTV/DVD in lounge
  • Wood burner effect electric fire
  • Night storage heaters
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Private parking outside the cottage
  • Private spring water supply
  • Family board-games drawer
  • Use of communal garden, perfect for dogs
  • Sunny enclosed courtyard with 2 chairs and a table, perfect for breakfast
  • Washing line
  • BBQ - 1st bag of charcoal included in your stay
  • Welcome tray with tea and fresh cake for your arrival with milk in the fridge
  • Shops and pub 2.5 miles away
  • Perfect location for Exmoor Dark Skies Festival October 2024
  • Decorated for Christmas
  • Please note there is a 3 night minimum stay  
  • 2 dogs welcome 3rd by prior arrangement
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

 

Helen Gardner

This property is personally managed by Helen.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Liam 17th November 2023

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Great property in a great location. Small village with everything you would need 5-10 minutes down the road. Nice area that's gated for dogs to have a run around. Had a lovely time and would go back again anytime. Highly recommended. Owner very helpful too .

Reviewed by Mark 13th October 2023

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Reviewed by Daniel Roy 11th August 2023

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Clean, well appointed cottage in a very rural location on the edge of Exmoor. I would recommend this to anyone.

Reviewed by Ashley 14th July 2023

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Super cottage in very rural area of Somerset. Owner had provided everything needed including coffee, sugar and milk for when you first arrive, as well as some cake! No downsides to cottage at all, plenty large enough for two people plus a dog.

Reviewed by Graham 23rd June 2023

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Good quality

Reviewed by James 9th June 2023

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The cottage was well equipped and clean

Reviewed by Sara 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Graham 29th May 2023

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Reviewed by Lindsay 15th May 2023

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This is our third visit and won't be pur last. The cottage is cozy, well equipped and in a perfect location for exploring the stunning surroundings. The addition of red deer in the fields nearby is a bonus!

Reviewed by Alison 5th May 2023

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Reviewed by Kathryn 28th April 2023

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This is the 2nd time we've stayed at this lovely cottage. It is in a lovely quiet area but a great position for exploring. The cottage itself is immaculate.

Reviewed by Sanjeewa 1st April 2023

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We had wondetful 4 night stay in April 23 at this cosy romantic cottage. Had two doggies with us and it was really good layout and location for them. Accessible to some lovely walks.

Reviewed by Cora 30th December 2022

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Reviewed by Sandra 11th November 2022

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Beautiful location, worth more than 5 stars. Cottage was cosy and comfortable

Reviewed by John 4th November 2022

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Lovely little cottage in a wonderfully rural area, beautifully quiet; ideal for a short break away from the hurly burly of modern life. Exmoor is truly stunning, I'd recommend it to anyone!

Reviewed by David 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Rachel 8th October 2022

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A lovely cottage perfectly positioned for nature lovers.

Reviewed by Julie 30th September 2022

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Reviewed by Star 23rd September 2022

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Lovely property, well equipped, comfortable and very attractive. Anne, the owner is very attentive (but not intrusive). The cake was a nice surprise and delicious. Lots to see in the area. Be aware of suicidal pheasants on the narrow lanes! Also if using an internet map app as opposed to satnav the internet signal can drop out so best to take a papRead moreer map when out exploring in the area. We had the best time and would love to return. Would definitely recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by EVELINE 16th September 2022

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We have stayed here several times and always found it very clean and comfortable. the cottage is in a lovely peaceful location and well within reach of loads of attractions.Would definitely recommend for a really relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Michael 9th September 2022

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Lovely comfortable cottage every thing you need for a quiet holiday.

Reviewed by Sarah 1st August 2022

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The cottage itself is absolutely lovely - comfortable, beautifully decorated and equipped with pretty much everything you would need - there are even oven gloves! The bed was a bit hard for us, but that's probably a personal choice. We loved the location - so peaceful, especially at night. We did have a few issues during our stay, but I have to sayRead more that Anne is absolutely brilliant, really responsive, and kept us updated. O2 signal good, & WiFi also OK. Hide

Reviewed by Judith 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Alistair 6th July 2022

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Lovely, peaceful cottage. Really clean, comfy and well equipped.

Reviewed by Julie 20th June 2022

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Reviewed by Ernest 11th June 2022

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This is a great location if you want somewhere quiet and rural but only a few miles from Dulverton. Very well set up for dogs, with an enclosed field. Wild red deer often come into the nearby fields in evenings. The only downside is that the roads are very narrow and there are no footpaths direct from the cottage. Tarr Steps, the Barle Valley walk Read moreand Dulverton are nearby. Other parts of Exmoor are easy to get to. Hide

Reviewed by Lindsay 9th May 2022

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Our second visit! Wonderful location for many walks. Cottage is cosy and has everything you need. The welcome cake was much appreciated. We will be back!

Reviewed by Angela 2nd May 2022

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We had a fantastic couple of dad stay at Sheepfold Cottage it was clean bright and airy just what we had hoped for. The area is amazing and the views are stunning if you get a clear day , there is so much todo in the area Dulverton is must with its quant shops, Tarr Steps, Dunkers Beckon and if your lucky youll see the exmoor ponies on path, Great Read moreWestern Canal with the horse drawn barge was stunning. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by David 25th April 2022

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Lovely break in this comfortable cottage.Really enjoyed the location Exmoor is a special place 10/10

Reviewed by hilary 15th April 2022

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Delightful cottage comfortable very clean and well equipped. If your a walker it's a wonderful location, with fantastic walks within a 10 mile radius so you don't have to drive much. 2nd stay at this holiday will come back again.

Reviewed by Janet 11th March 2022

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A beautiful little cottage very remote for a relaxing break away a garden area for the dogs which was useful the cottage was spotless and beautifully done with homely decor highly recommend it for people and dogs

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