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Winsford Hill, 10 minute drive from the property
Withypool Common, 20 minute drive from the property
Withypool Common, looking across to the village of Withypool.  20 minutes from Sheepfold Cottage
'Exmoor mares and foal at Draydon in the Spring, just metres from Sheepfold Cottage
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14 / 22  Winsford Hill, 10 minute drive from the property
15 / 22  Withypool Common, 20 minute drive from the property
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21 / 22  Withypool Common, looking across to the village of Withypool. 20 minutes from Sheepfold Cottage
22 / 22  'Exmoor mares and foal at Draydon in the Spring, just metres from Sheepfold Cottage

Sheepfold

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

  • Idyllic and remote, this beautiful rural retreat is a perfect couples getaway in the heart of Exmoor National Park
  • Ideally located to explore the wonderful sandy beaches of Devon and West Somerset
  • Stunning views and an array of wildlife with Exmoor ponies grazing in the surrounding fields or a herd of Red Deer may also be spotted close by

 

 

Property code: 10056

Cosy cottage set in a wonderfully peaceful and atmospheric position, high above the Barle Valley, where the famous Red Deer and Exmoor Ponies are seen regularly,in the adjoining fields along with wild Hare and a variety of other local wildlife.

This is an all year round destination, with walking and horse riding over spectacular Moorland, with stunning views any time of year. There are a variety of organised events during the summer, in the surrounding areas and the Red Deer rut during the Autumn months can be a really exciting spectacle. Through October and November the Red Deer stags challenge each other for their hinds (females). If you hear roaring, known as Bolving, it is likely that there are deer nearby, alerting each other to a challenge. Ideally, you need a good pair of binoculars to view the deer and we strongly advise you to keep your distance at all times. Red Deer are not the only deer on Exmoor , there are also Roe Deer, Sika Deer and Munkjac. Exmoors diverse habitats encourage a vast array of species, including rare Bats and Butterflies, Buzzards, Sparrow Hawks, Dormice, Stoats and many many more. The National park have various programmes to assist with encouraging the wildlife with Special Areas of Conservation, sites of Special Scientific interest and Nature Reserves at Horner, Hawcombe and Tarr Steps Woods. There are a variety of walks on Winsford Hill, which is within 10 minutes of the property by car, or down the hill to Marsh Bridge, where you can park your car and walk along the River Barle into Dulvertonor in the other direction towards Tarr Steps where, after crossing the ancient Clapper Bridge, you you will find the 16th Century Tarr Farm Inn which is perfect for lunch, coffee or a cream tea. You can also walk the 3.5 miles to Tarr Steps from the cottage, by turning right as you leave Sheepfold. Stay local and visit Dulverton (2.5 miles) which has a range of local shops and pubs.  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 in North Devon offer wonderful walks or surfing and swimming, with vast stretches of golden sand at Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe and these beaches are an hour or perhaps an hour and a half away, down the A361, if you decide to go to Westward Ho!.

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 comfy seating, one of which is a sofa bed,  and a TV/DVD for you to sit and relax after a busy day exploring whilst watching your favourite film. Cook up a romantic meal for two in the well-equipped kitchen with, electric oven and hob, combi microwave oven, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine. Head further into the property and you will find the double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. And separate WC.

Heading outside to a small enclosed patio area and a shared lawn area with garden furniture and lovely views for you to sit and enjoy a glass of wine. There is off-road parking for one car.

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • Sofa bed available (must be requested at the time of booking) 
  • 1 bathroom - 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath
  • Electric oven and hob, combi microwave oven, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Electric and night storage heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Private water supply
  • Wi-Fi included - may be intermittent or slow speeds due to connectivity and location
  • Shops and pub 2.5 miles away
  • Please refer to the guest charter for responsible holidaying
  • Please note there is a 3 night minimum stay  
  • EV charging not available at this property
  • The rutting season is a wonderful experience for wildlife enthusiasts and budding photographers, but you should keep a safe distance from the Deer at all times.
  • Arrival: 17:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Demi Rogers

This property is personally managed by Demi.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 38 guest ratings

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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

Reviewed by Gemma 28th December 2021

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Reviewed by Nicky 19th November 2021

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Reviewed by Lynn 5th November 2021

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I went away with my brother and we had a wonderful time. The cottage was warm, cosy and well equipped. We found a beautiful chocolate cake waiting for us on our arrival which was a lovely touch. If you want peace and tranquillity this cottage is ideal. I slept on the sofa bed which was surprisingly comfortable. It was great having the garden area fRead moreor the dogs which is decent size, they had a fabulous time and enjoyed the walks. Its a 10 from me! Hide

Reviewed by Julian 22nd October 2021

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Lovely cottage, lovely location very NICE !!!!!

Reviewed by Diane 15th October 2021

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Sheepfold is a lovely cottage in a really beautiful area. The drive to and from it can be a bit scary - very narrow, winding and steep lanes, with the added bonus of hundreds of pheasants! But it is worth it for the lovey setting. It was great seeing the ponies, and the red deer herd. The cottage itself is surprisingly spacious, very comfortable anRead mored supplied everything we needed. We will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Lynda 1st October 2021

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Lovely, spotlessly clean cottage in a beautiful area. We had everything we needed as the cottage was very well equipped. We would love to return.

Reviewed by EVELINE 17th September 2021

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The cottage is beautifully clean and has everything you need,.The kitchen is well equipped and the lounge area very comfortable.

Reviewed by Diana 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by William 20th August 2021

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This was a nice cottage, situated in a peaceful, scenic area, although, unfortunately, we didn't see any deer, despite the Holiday Cottages description mentioning them. The WIFI mentioned in the Holiday Cottages description was only available briefly on one evening and not available at all on other evenings. Be aware that lanes around the area tendRead more to be narrow, single track roads, one of which frequently contains many quail. Dulverton itself is a nice, quaint village. Hide

Reviewed by Tricia 11th July 2021

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Highly recommend this lovely cottage for a holiday, very relaxing and stunning views across the valley, seeing ponys and red deer most days.

Reviewed by Katie 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Peter 11th June 2021

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Very quiet location , red deer in the valley every morning . Great area for the dog in the fenced in garden .

Reviewed by Scott 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Christine 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by Lindsay 3rd May 2021

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Great location for walking from the door. Anne very helpful and welcoming

Reviewed by Rachel 30th April 2021

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A lovely little cottage with everything needed for two. It was very clean, well equipped in the kitchen, with a lovely welcome pack from the host (who was very friendly and provided helpful directions and recommendations). The lounge was very cosy and the bedroom gave a comfortable night sleep. The location is so peaceful, with beautiful views whenRead more walking nearby. It's convenient for visiting Dulverton and the Tarr Steps (a lovely spot), and is a real rural retreat to get away from it all. Hide

Reviewed by Bryan 23rd April 2021

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Comfortable cottage with all necessary facilities in a very quiet location with outstanding views and excellent walks available after a short drive. Dog exercise area away from cottage and local lanes unsuitable for dog walking as very narrow with steep sides and no paths.

Reviewed by Timothy 16th April 2021

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What a fabulous property! Anne (owner) was very welcoming; the property was thoughfully equpped and tastefully decorated; the location couldn't be bettered (quiet and rural). We had a wonderful holiday! Norma and Tim

Reviewed by Judy 31st October 2020

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A lovely quiet cosy cottage in a great location for exploring Exmoor and the surrounding area. Well equipped and comfortable, with cake and milk left for our arrival.

Reviewed by Carol 16th October 2020

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Very comfortable and had everything we required. Anne was very helpful and left us milk and cake. We had our sprocker spaniel with us and she loved the area.

Reviewed by Brian 9th October 2020

Reviewed by Judy 2nd October 2020

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Unfortunately this was probably the wettest weekend of the year so it was difficult to get out as visibility was nil! That's no-one's fault! Otherwise everything fine, beautiful views (without the mist) and really rural Exmoor.

Reviewed by Susan 25th September 2020

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Lovely clean cottage, very close to the town of Dulverton, which has everything you could possibly need. Very warm & cosy, perfect for us & our 2 dogs, with many walks close by. The kitchen was very well equipped & the bed very comfy. Would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed by EVELINE 18th September 2020

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The cottage was clean comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed.Have been to the property twice before because we like its peaceful loacation and proximity to the moor.

Reviewed by John 28th August 2020

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The cottage is spacious for two, comfortable and has everything you need for a self-catering holiday. It is located a few miles from Dulverton up one of the many narrow country lanes typical of the Exmoor area. There are several good walks either from the cottage (3 miles to Tarr Steps) or not far away (along the river Barle). Anne, who looks afterRead more the cottage, is very helpful and keen to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay. We can thoroughly recommend Sheepfold Cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Gerry 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Elaine 14th August 2020

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