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Beautifully Renovated Country Cottage close to Exmoor and Wimbleball Lake

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Exmoor cottage near Dulverton - Peaceful Location Within 110 Acres Of Private Farmland With Private Garden And Own Access

Little Burston is a beautifully renovated property set within a 110 acre grassland farm. The main farmhouse is located nearby. The property is warm and comfortable, sunny and fully equipped with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. There are walks across the farm for you to enjoy and an abundance of wildlife around you including red deer, roe deer, squirrels, rabbits and pheasants. There is a well stocked trout pond for guests to enjoy casting a fly and a rowing boat and kyak to mess around in. A great place to unwind and be in nature, walk on exmoor or just swim and play tennis with the family. The cottage is also convenient for Huntsham court and Blundells School.

You access through a utility room with a washing machine sink and an area for boots and coats. This leads into a bright, modern, open plan sitting room with wooden flooring, large comfy sofas, a 42" plasma screen TV with freesat and DVD player. There are board games, books and local information. A wood burning stove for the winter months with wood provided free of charge.

Large French windows lead directly onto a patio and private garden - a real sun trap on a sunny day and perfect for barbecues. The patio is equipped with garden table, chairs and a charcoal barbecue. There is a large private garden with a swing, football net and a large netted trampoline for the children to enjoy.

The property has 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, and a further sofa bed in the study area between the two bedrooms. There are 2 bathrooms with toilet, handbasin and storage for clothes. One bathroom has a shower the second a bath with shower attachment. There is a further cloakroom downstairs with toilet and handbasin. The property is fully heated. Linen and towels are provided for each guest. These are changed weekly. Please bring your own beach/swimming towels if required. Unfortunately, as we are a sheep farm, pets are not allowed but please feel free to make friends with our black labrador Sirius in the main house.

Guests are welcome to use the heated outdoor swimming pool (May to September) and the all weather tennis court at the main house. Please bring your own rackets and balls and don't forget your wellies.

More Details

Owner
Carol Rous
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Carol Rous

We bought the farm in 1985 and at that time it was a working sheep and beef farm. After ten years we stopped farming it ourselves and currently it is grass let for sheep only. Half of the farm is put down to woodland. There are 110 acres to wander at leisure, with 2 trout ponds.

We think it is a magical place and hope you will enjoy it too.

Carol Rous purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Carol Rous chose West Somerset

We loved the landscape and the unspoilt nature of the area. The pace of life is slower here and you are surrounded by nature - red deer and roe deer, badgers, foxes and birds of prey. There is an abundance of small mammals and birds to spot and listen to in the surrounding countryside. We love it here. We thought and still think it is the perfect place for children to visit and to grow up in.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has its own access, separate from the main farm. The garden is private and there is ample parking. It has yet to mature but this is more than compensated by the surrounding countryside which you are free to walk from your door.

The cottage was newly renovated for 2015 so everything is in excellent condition. There is a heated swimming pool and an all weather tennis court at the main house for use by prior arrangement with us please. We also have a well stocked trout pond for those who like to fly fish. Stabling is available by arrangement for anyone wishing to bring their own horse.

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Exeter/Bristol
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Exebridge
Nearest Ferry
79 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Tiverton
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Tiverton Parkway
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Dulverton
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Saunton, Croyde and Putsborough - wonderful sandy beaches favourites with surfers and families. Surf school and all equipment available for hire at Saunton and Croyde - 45 minute drive. Minehead beach and Butlins resort - 40 minute drive. The south west coastal path begins at Minehead and traces the coastline of Devon, Cornwall and Dorset to Poole. Wonderful and varied walking accessed at many points within driving distance of the property. Wimbleball lake is nearby with watersports available eg windsurfing, sailing, kyaking and trout fishing.

Travel:

Nearest Airport - Exeter -35 miles

Nearest Ferry - Plymouth -79 miles

Nearest Train - Tiverton Parkway -20 miles

Nearest Motorway - Junction 27 M5 - 20 miles

Use of a car essential

Distances:

Dulverton - a pretty little town with riverside walks, tearooms, deli delicious cakes and bread, small supermarket restaurants pubs and shops - 3 miles

Bampton - good butcher, 2 small supermarkets, lovely bread shop and Toucan tearoom - 5 Miles

Historic Dunster with medieval castle - 15 miles

Tarr Steps medieval clapper bridge and good pub - 9 miles

Knightshayes Country Estate Tiverton with historic house gardens and walking on the estate - 12 miles

Clatworthy Reservoir - lovely setting/trout fishing -10 miles

Exeter Cathedral City - 25 miles

Further Details:

Local shops in Dulverton and Bampton.

Nearest bank is Natwest in Dulverton.

Nearest petrol stations in Dulverton both close 1 til 2 and 12 on Saturday - not open Sunday.

Tiverton has the nearest supermarket and several petrol stations.

Tesco Morrisons and Waitrose and Riverford organic will deliver shopping from online booking - let us know if you want us to put shopping away for your arrival.

Tiverton has an indoor swimming pool and leisure centre

Riding on Exmoor can be arranged

Fly and coarse fishing on local rivers and reservoirs available. Exebridge fisheries 1.5 miles away.

Exmoor National Park - 1000 km of footpaths and bridleways through woodland, valleys and open moorland, the highest point being Dunkery Beacon at 1703 feet. We can arrange riding with our local stables

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dulverton in West Somerset District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There are 2 en suite bathrooms - one with toilet, basin and shower and the other with a toilet, basin and bath (with shower attachment). There is clothes storage in both. Towels are provided for each guest. There is a downstairs cloakroom with basin and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are two bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has a king size double bed with ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has two twin beds and an ensuite bathroom. There is a large double sofa bed in the study area between the bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Your own large garden with patio, pergola, garden table, chairs, parasol, barbecue, football net, swing & trampoline. No hard ball games please because of patio windows. Tennis court & heated outdoor swimming pool at main house (mid May to end September). Trout lake with island, rowing boat & kayak. Feel free to walk around the Farm. Health and Safety. By booking you accept responsibility for your own safety and the safety of all those in your party. This applies both inside the cottage (wood-burner, stairs, upstairs' windows, balcony etc.) and outside (garden, swing, trampoline, swimming pool, barbecue, on the farm, trout lake, rowing boat, kayak, climbing trees etc.). You agree to ensure that children are under adult supervision at all times.

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Beautifully Renovated Country Cottage close to Exmoor and Wimbleball Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Just perfect...

  • 5 of 5

The whole holiday was brilliant, despite the 'British summer'. Carol was the perfect host; the cottage; facilities and surroundings were excellent. We could not recomend this property highly enough and the whole family enjoyed the accomodation, fishing and swimming. Plenty to do away from the cottage during the day and lots of great restaurants in the local village for the evening. We will definitely go back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kerry for taking the trouble to do this terrific review. We hope we see you again in the future. Best wishes to you all Carol
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5

Perfect property... will definitely be back sometime soon

  • 5 of 5

I recently booked Little Burston for a long weekend for my wife's 30th birthday surprise and it went down a treat! The property is spacious, smart and clean and perfect for two couples or a family, with plenty of outside space for games and a trampoline. Nearby there is lots to do and some great pubs and restaurants to visit. To top it off there was homemade scones on arrival and the super friendly black lab Sirius who came to say hello each day! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful spacious modern cottage, wonderful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The property is just wonderful. There were 6 of us and we had plenty of living space, the cottage is modern inside and had all we needed.

Carol was lovely and made every effort to ensure our short stay was great.

The outside space is great, our two children enjoyed the large garden and trampoline to its full extent.

We took some day trips out to ilfracoombe and Minehead - both in reasonable distance. But the cottage and farm itself provides enough if you're looking for a relaxing break. Very secluded and quiet with lots of wildlife.

Can't recommend this property enough!! We will be returning in the summer to make use of the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

This is an astoundingly wonderful cottage and "The One to Stay in Several times before you die" It is certainly a breath of fresh air. It is immaculately clean, all home comforts and more. Carol (the owner) is the perfect host. We would recommend Highly without a doubt and have already done so to friends and family.The Peace is almost palpable the wildlife not intrusive but magical. Breakfast at Tantivey's is a treat to be enjoyed too.

Oh and did i mention this was our Second Stay! I could carry on but i hope you are picking up on the excitement! Alice & Perryn Temple-Bruce.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious cottage in a beautiful, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

When we first approach the cottage, we went "wow!"... and the interior was just as wonderful. Both the garden and property were much bigger than expected and the location so peaceful and safe that we instantly relaxed with our small children. They especially loved the trampoline and playing football, while we relaxed on the terrace in the sun.

Carol was really welcoming and the lots of information on what to do in the area is available in the cottage.

The property was really lovely (clean, spacious, super comfortable beds) and there was everything we could wish for in the property.

We had a fabulous week with a mixture of days at the beach, children activities and visits of charming towns and villages. Dulverton itself which is only 5 minutes away is really lovely and has great pubs and restaurants. 7

We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to relax and get away from it all...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Little Burston. The house is very warm and cosy and well equipped. The grounds are incredible and our 8 year old boys had the best time exploring and taking Sirius, Carol's friendly lab for walks. This house offers splendid isolation and provides a real sense of well being and adventure for young children, yet is only 10 minutes drive to two gorgeous Exmoor towns ( Dulverton and Bampton). There is so much to do nearby. We visited,

Porlock Weir, Valley of the Rocks, Tar Steps, Lynton and Lynmouth. Horse riding at Wesr Anstey stables right up on the moor, was also a highlight. We can't wait to return to this special place. Thank you Carol and Simon for providing such a haven!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dulverton, Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
 
 
Rate 5
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
 
 
Rate 4
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Email booking only. All bookings are subject to Owner's Standard Terms.
Changeover day is Friday. Departure by 10 am. Arrivals from 4pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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