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Beautifully Renovated Country Cottage close to Exmoor and Wimbleball Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

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

Carol Rous
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)


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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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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Perfect - Don't Think Twice

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is absolutely beautiful. It's a modern conversion but don't let that put you off - everything is built to an extremely high quality and the overall design and fittings are drawn together beautifully. Carol is warm and welcoming (as is the wood burner) and couldn't have been ore helpful. When you go, do eat at The Bridge Inn in Dulverton (it's lovely).

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage, great hosts and great location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful. Really well fitted out and finished, and one could happily live there as a home. We came for 2 weeks but stayed for 6, the lounge and kitchen are bigger than the photos suggest, it really is a fantastic place to stay. Carol and Simon were really friendly and helpful knowing the area really well. I often went for a walk with my son early each morning across the farm and we saw deer, pheasants, squirrels and rabbits, as well as an array of birdlife. If you want a peaceful and relaxing place to stay this is it - but you are only a short walk or drive to some of the villages in the surrounding area. Fantastic place, we loved it !

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful inside and out

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cottage this is! Clean, comfortable, cosy and warm, beautifully decorated and finished to a high standard with fluffy towels, crisp sheets and quality complimentary toileteries, The kitchen is very well equipped and the woodburning stove is a delight. Carol greeted us on arrival with delicious freshly baked scones with jam and cream and also kindly provided tea, coffee and milk. There was a very useful information folder with extra copies of maps of the farm that we could take out on our walks. The kids loved having the freedom to roam and we made good use of the tennis court every day. The area is so beautiful and tranquil, we ended our stay feeling much refreshed. We can't wait to go back for another Exmoor holiday here!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
17 Feb 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

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Changeover day is Friday. Departure by 10 am. Arrivals from 4pm

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dulverton in Somerset

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There are 2 ensuite 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 provided for each guest. There is a downstairs cloakroom with basin and toilet.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • 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 on accommodation: No smoking Outside: There is a private garden with a large lawned area and patio. On the patio is a garden table, chairs, parasol and charcoal barbecue. No hard ball games in the garden please because of the glass patio windows. There is tennis court and heated outdoor swimming pool available at the main house by arrangement (end of May to end of September) Use of trout pond by arrangement. Feel free to walk our surrounding farmland. Utility Room: The utility area has a large sink, washing machine, drying rack, ironing board and iron. There are hooks for coats and space for boots and shoes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen\hand and bath towels provided for each guest. A highchair is available.

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