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Exmoor house elevated position overlooking the Moor in the village of Withypool

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Withypool, Nr. Minehead, Somerset, England - Facing South Gardens Leading Down To The River Barle And Overlooking The Moor

Totally refurbished to high standard and situated within a garden of over an acre which has its own river frontage Ormrods faces south & looks out to the moor . The house provides comfortable accommodation for six people. There is adequate off road parking . The house is approached down a no-through lane giving it a tranquill setting within the village. Bi-fold doors lead from the sittng room and dining room onto a south facing balcony with a table and chairs for those long summer evenings .The Two Moors Way passes within 50 metres of the property as well as this footpath there are others leading in all directions out of Withypool besides the moor to explore where you may see some Exmoor ponies Birds of Prey or even Red Deer. The walk from Withypool along the River Barle to Tarr steps(a prehistoric clapper bridge) is very pretty. Exmoor recently gained the first European night sky award for the quality of its clear skies, something you can discover from the balcony of the house.

A T Prickett
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About A T Prickett

We have always loved visiting Exmoor , both our children and their wives enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the house and the area. Even the Grandchildren like to do their thing whether it be walking over the moor, or playing in the river at the end of the garden or visiting one of the many beaches in Devon and Cornwall.

There are some lovely eating places and little towns to nose around. everyone is so helpfull

A T Prickett purchased this house in 2010

Why A T Prickett chose South Molton

Having enjoyed lots of holidays in the area we decided to buy somewhere to renovate to put our own stamp on somewhere and bought Ormrods after a years search .

Although we are in the village of Withypool which forms part of the Golden Triangle of Exmoorbecause we are down a no through lane we are off the beaten track in that we have the views , the proximity to the shop and Pub yet even though we have neighbours we seem to be away from it all .

What makes this house unique

Fishing rights on our side of the river go with the property, the necessary permits can be obtained from the shop.

The footpaths leading from the village are numerous and include the Two Moors Way which runs through Withypool

Guestbook comments from the owner

We suggest you look at the trip advisor reviews to see comments made by our guests.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Molton in Withypool and Hawkridge

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with enclosed shower, WC , heated towel rail & hand basin . En-suite Bathroon to Bed 2 with enclosed shower, WC, heated towel rail & hand basin Shower room to Bed 3 with enclosed shower,WC,heated towel rail & hand basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one on ground floor with ensuite and french doors on to the garden Bedroom two on ground floor with ensuite and french doors on to the garden Bedroom three on first floor with separate shower room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We do allow a maximum of two well behaved dogs , please do not allow dogs on the furniture or in the Bedrooms.The utility room has under floor heating so they enjoy the warmth filtering through to their dog beds . Please do not leave your dogs in the house unattended and clear up after them at all times. There is a charge of £15.00 per week per dog We have recently installed a double dog kennel with separate runs for your dogs . Bring your own dog beds, feed bowls etc Outside: The large garden is primarily laid to lawn although there are perennial plants and shrubs which give privacy. The bottom of the garden is left to its natural habitat as it is a site of special scientific interest where rare wild orchids flourish. Two stone walls have recently been constructed to terrace part of the garden one has a stone seat built into it with elevated views over the village,garden,river and Moor. There are garden benches, two sheds one with logs for the wood burner and one with some garden tools and a barbecue. Because it is south facing, the garden is ideal for those sunny days, take your binnoculars and watch the ponies and wild life on the moor.Sit by the river, watch out for fish in the lovely clear water. There is a new double dog kennel for guests to use for their dogs which is also ideal to put them in to dry off when you arrive back from a lovely walk and before they come into the utility room. Please clean this out when you leave the house. Utility Room: There is a belfast sink and storage cupboard in the Utility .Under the stone floor, under floor heating is installed. If you have well a behaved dog, it will enjoy the warmth filtering through to its bed . See details and conditions below. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide the linen but please bring your own towels as we do not provide them. The house will be throughly cleaned on change over days.Please make sure you clean up after your dogs at all times Other: The house is approached down steps to the front door which is on the first floor ,the hallway leads to the principal rooms and to the stairs which lead down to the two ensuite double bedrooms on the ground floor.These have french doors to the garden.


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Exmoor house elevated position overlooking the Moor in the village of Withypool
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Perfect tranquil getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and tidy, beds comfortable and linen of a high quality, we slept very well every night. The house is well equipped however the Rayburn oven took a little getting used to for a novice. Decor and furniture all in good condition. The outside decking area is absolutely gorgeous to unwind and relax after being out all day, the birdsong and views are amazing. Garden was great for the kids and the dogs, however the garden is not fully secure for the dogs but that was explained by the owner and wasn't an issue for us. Communication with the owner was responsive within a day or so, booking was easy. We loved the property and location so much we have booked again within days of returning as the spacious layout of the property, location to attractions and the feeling of truly being in the country was a real pleasure. The local shop is very well stocked and priced reasonably. The local pub, Royal Oak,served beautifully cooked tasty meals and the best roast dinners we have had in a long time, however it does get very busy and would recommend booking a table at least a week in advance as not to be disappointed. Tea room served light snacks, cakes and ice cream and a lovely cup of tea. Beautiful village, beautiful house, cant wait to return ! We have recommended this property to families and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house in a superb location. Tastefully decorated with great attention to detail. Set in fabulous countryside with spectacular views. We found the balcony perfect for enjoying a glass of wine and the beautiful weather! Great service in the tea rooms and post office ( which seems to stock everything you could possibly need!) Highly recommend the food at The Royal Oak. Plenty in the local area to keep humans and dogs busy. visits to Dunster Castle and Woolacombe a must. A great week.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A week in wonderful Withypool

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property in the delightful Exmoor village of Withypool. The garden is lovely and has the added attraction of the river Bayle flowing through the bottom of the garden and a an area of special scientific interest.We and our dogs enjoyed the fantastic walks and once we arrived there was no need to travel anywhere else there was so much to do. The village shop and pub were excellent and the locals very friendly. It is a popular spot for walkers so the pub and tea rooms do get busy. There is no mobile phone signal so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you will need to use the public phone box. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we are pleased you enjoyed your stay, it is a lovely setting and ideal for people wanting to see the real countryside, experience the mixture of river banks, rural countryside and explore Exmoor especially when you spot the exmoor ponies or deer. It is easy to relax in this special part of England. thank you for booking our house it is always nice to hear that the holiday has been a success. alan & Yvonne Prickett
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Royal Oak Withypool
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
M5 Taunton
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Royal Oak Withypool
Nearest Beach
16 Miles


The nearest beach is at Minehead 16 miles away.

The north Devon coast is full of resorts and fishing villages which are mostly within one hours drive of the house . Woolacombe Beach and Saunton Sands are lovely large beaches for children to play on .

If you like sailing or canoing you can do this at Wimbleball Lake as well as on the sea.Boating on the River Barle at the bottom of the garden provides many hours of fun for children and parents alike.Children love fishing in the river too.


Exeter Airport is 43 miles from Ormrods

Bristol Airport is circa 75 mile from Ormrods

Although a car is necessary to get to this venue there are lots of outdoor activities to do from Ormrods without needing to use a car


Dulverton 8 miles

Dunster Castle 13

Minehead 16 miles

South Molton 12 Miles

Taunton 30 Miles

Barnstaple 22 miles

Further Details:

Local places of interest include:Tarr Steps, Dunkery Beacon, Dunster castle , Dulverton, Exmoor Pony Centre, Landacre Bridge, Wimbleball Lake ,Saunton Sands,Illfracombe ,Clovelly.Woolacombe ,Porlock Weir ,Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre.Red Stag Safaris


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Molton, Somerset

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Back to School
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Break
30 Sep 2018 - 1 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
If you wish to book contact us by Telephone 01295 738121 or by email, or through the web site we will then inform you of the current availability and arrange for the completion of the booking form and deposit required.
There is also a refundable breakage deposit of £100.00 payable with the balance of holiday funds.This is all due within 30 days of your holiday start date

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday, the latest check out time is 10.30 am and earliest arrival time is 3.30pm Any variations to these times must be agreed with the house manager

Notes on prices:
Our Full Terms and Conditions can be viewed on our web site at the foot of the home page at

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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