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From £13 pppn. A pet-friendly spacious barn conversion in Exmoor National Park

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Min 2 nights. Magnificent views & wildlife, DIY livery & easy access to Exmoor

Welcome to Jasper Cottage, our delightful 'upside down' stone barn conversion with plenty of room for four plus pooch! Located in the glorious surroundings of Exmoor National Park on the Devon/Somerset border, it's just five miles from Dulverton and within easy reach of the coastal towns of Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth.

Our lovingly restored cottage is situated on West Hollowcombe Farm with three other character holiday cottages. You have shared access to sixty acres of the owner’s fields and woodlands, part of which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The friendly owners live on site and guarantee a very warm welcome! Mini guests are well looked after with shared use of a well-established adventure playground as well as selection of ride-on toys. The cottage also offers a choice of books and games, as well as useful baby and toddler gear including cots and highchairs.

Our charming Exmoor cottage has upside down living accommodation, with an open plan living space on the first floor to take in the superb views over the open countryside. This spacious wood beamed area has an airy feel and comprises a large sitting area with wood burning stove and a dining kitchen. Downstairs are two well-presented en suite bedrooms with super king beds which can be twins or doubles to suit your party. We can also provide a travel cot, highchair and stairgate if you have a little one in tow, although cot linen is not provided.

Outside, your private patio is a delightful spot to sit and relax at any time of day and you have shared use of a well-established adventure playground and lawned garden.

Well-behaved dogs, other pets and horses are welcome, the latter being accommodated on a DIY livery basis.

The owners are very keen on the environment and help to manage the SSSI area of marsh and woodlands in their grounds with the help of Exmoor National Park. The marsh land next to the river, which has not been cultivated for hundreds of years, makes an ideal spot for many rare plants and wildlife, especially the Heath Fritillary, one of the rarest butterflies in this country. The SSSI extends off into the woodlands and the owners are sympathetically managing this to promote its flora and fauna, with rare lichens on some of the older trees and fallen trunks providing great homes for all sorts of creatures.

IN A NUTSHELL

4 Guests

Two ground floor bedrooms; both twin/doubles

Two bathrooms, both en suite

Suitable for a baby (travel cot, highchair and stairgates available on request)

Children are welcome

The cottage welcomes well-behaved dogs

Private patio area with garden furniture and barbecue on request

Shared lawned garden

Shared playground for children under 10

Stables, tack room and fields for ponies and horses on a DIY livery basis

Linen, towels and logs provided

Ample parking

PROPERTY LAYOUT

First floor:

Spacious open plan living space with scissor-beamed ceilings and superb views. Comprises a large sitting area with a wood burning stove and a dining kitchen area. Stairs to:

Ground floor:

Double bedroom with a 6′ super king bed, which can be converted to two 3′ twins on request. En suite bathroom with bath and separate shower.

Double bedroom with a 6′ super king bed, which can be converted to two 3′ twins on request. En suite shower room.

EQUIPMENT

Electric heating, wood burning stove in the sitting room

Electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer

Communal utility room with coin operated washing machine and tumble dryer

Digital TV with Freeview, DVD, digital radio with MP3/iPod dock and integrated CD

Large selection of books and games

WiFi internet access*

Outdoor furniture

Barbecue and related tools on request

Four large stables, two pony stables, tack room and large paddock

Secure bicycle storage

Ample parking

FEATURES

A delightful stone barn conversion on a quiet farm in the beautiful Exmoor National Park.

The cottage, rated 4 stars by the AA, boasts charming original features including exposed stone walls and scissor-beamed ceilings.

Designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind and tastefully furnished, with a sociable open plan living area.

Private large patio sitting area and shared use of a children’s activity play area and large enclosed lawned garden.

Flexible accommodation with two ground floor bedrooms, both of which can be either twins or doubles to suit your party.

Short and mid week breaks are available, with a minimum stay of two nights.

Brilliant in all seasons and the ideal setting for Autumn and Winter breaks. The barn is warm and cosy with a wood burning stove and comfortable beds.

The three other holiday cottages at West Hollowcombe Farm, Smiddy Cottage (sleeps 4), Kiri Cottage (sleeps 6) and Norton Cottage (sleeps 4), can be booked with Jasper Cottage to create a large property for family get-togethers or groups of friends of up to 18 people. Cottages may be taken individually or in any combination.

Should you wish to bring your horse on holiday with you on a DIY livery basis, there are four large stables, two pony stables, tack room and large paddock with direct access to Exmoor.

There are outstanding walks straight from the front door including the Two Moors Way, as well as sixty acres of the owner’s fields and woodlands, part of which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest with an abundance of wildlife.

Perfectly located for exploring stunning Exmoor National Park and the North Devon coast, plus a wealth of outdoor activities including riding, fishing and birdwatching.

Within easy reach of the beautiful beaches of Instow, Saunton Sands, Westward Ho!, Woolacombe Sands and Croyde Bay.

Just 10 minutes’ drive from Dulverton, a lively village with specialist shops selling local farm produce, antiques and gifts, character pubs and home to the Exmoor National Park visitor centre.

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.

The vast majority of holidays are a complete success but things can go wrong from time to time and it is essential to discuss any problems with us at the time of the occurrence. We are committed to ensuring the success of your holiday. Regrettably, we cannot accept any complaints, which have not been brought to our attention at the time of occurrence. Any complaints not resolved locally must be confirmed in writing within 28 days of your return.

More Details

Property Manager
Charles Millward
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

Amenities

Dulverton Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor: En suite bathroom to double/twin bedroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Ground floor: En suite shower room to double/twin bedroom - toilet , shower
  • Ground floor: En suite bathroom to double bedroom with a 6′ super king bed, which can be converted to two 3′ twins on request. En suite shower room to double bedroom with a 6′ super king bed, which can be converted to two 3′ twins on request.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Ground floor: Double/twin bedroom with en suite bathroom - 1 king , 6′ super king bed which can be converted to two 3′ twins
    Ground floor: Double/twin bedroom with en suite shower room - 1 king , 6′ super king bed which can be converted to two 3′ twins
  • Ground floor: Double bedroom with a 6′ super king bed, which can be converted to two 3′ twins on request. En suite bathroom with bath and separate shower. Double bedroom with a 6′ super king bed, which can be converted to two 3′ twins on request. En suite shower room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
This cottage welcomes dogs and other pets, providing they are well behaved. Reception for mobiles, although currently limited, is showing signs of improvement. However there is a pay phone and fax in the main house. Barbecues and related tools are available on request. The first £10 of electricity is free and the owners charge you their current supplier’s price for any additional electricity used during your stay. Additional beds in the cottages are priced at £30.00 per week. Horses and ponies on a DIY basis, with stable, use of tack room and grazing at £40.00 per week or £7.00 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights in off peak periods. Minimum stay 7 nights Saturday to Saturday during Summer High season. Check-in is after 4PM Enjoy your stay, thank you!

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Spacious Exmoor property

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Spacious had everything that we needed, the owners Peter and Irene were welcoming helpful and the arrival cream tea was delightful.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Martin Thank you so very much for your comments, we are so pleased you had a great time at our property. I will certainly pass your kind words onto Peter and Irene. Hopefully, we will have the pleasure of you booking with Staycation Holidays co uk in the future. Thank you once again Charles
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This traditional stone barn conversion is located in the glorious surroundings of Exmoor National Park on the Devon/Somerset border, just five miles from Dulverton and within easy reach of the coastal towns of Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth.

The cottage is a perfect base for exploring Exmoor, with easy access to its superb footpaths, bridleways and dramatic scenery. Or simply relax amongst magnificent views and wildlife and enjoy the absolute peace and quiet! A wide variety of moorland birds and mammals such as hares and rabbits, stoats and weasels, to say nothing of red deer, are regular visitors. Additionally Exmoor ponies are often to be seen grazing on adjoining common land.

The Two Moors Way passes the gate and, for the energetic, numerous other walks are accessible directly from the cottage. Dogs and horses are welcome, the latter being accommodated on a DIY livery basis. A host of other country pursuits within easy reach include watersports, fishing, pony trekking, shooting, bird watching and mountain biking.

The owners are very keen on the environment and help to manage the SSSI area of marsh and woodlands in their grounds with the help of Exmoor National Park. The marsh land next to the river, which has not been cultivated for hundreds of years, makes an ideal spot for many rare plants and wildlife, especially the Heath Fritillary, one of the rarest butterflies in this country. The SSSI extends off into the woodlands and the owners are sympathetically managing this to promote its flora and fauna, with rare lichens on some of the older trees and fallen trunks providing great homes for all sorts of creatures.

Jasper Cottage is an ideal base to explore the North Devon coast and its picturesque villages including Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth. Dulverton, considered to be the southern gateway to Exmoor, is 10 minutes’ drive away. This pretty town is well stocked with quality boutiques, grocery shops, inns and restaurants as well as the Exmoor National Park visitor centre.

The other three holiday cottages at West Hollowcombe Farm, are Smiddy Cottage (sleeps 4), Kiri Cottage (sleeps 6) and Norton Cottage (sleeps 4). All four cottages can be booked together for larger groups to accommodate up to 18.

The surrounding area is perfect for golf, horse riding, watersports, quad biking, fishing and flying, which can all be enjoyed locally.

GOLF

Highbullen Hotel Golf and Country Club, 18 hole pay and play (19 miles).

Chulmleigh Golf Course 18 hole par 3, pay and play (20 miles).

Libbaton Golf Club, High Bickington, Umberleigh (23 miles).

Portmore Golf Park, Barnstaple (21 miles).

HORSE RIDING/PONY TREKKING

Horse riding allows you to venture off the conventional footpaths and experience the landscape and scenery like never before. Many of the riding stables in the area offer both coastal and countryside treks, and can cater for all levels of experience.

West Anstey Farm Stables, Waddicombe (3.7 miles).

Brendon Manor Riding Stables, Brendon Manor Farm, Brendon Manor, Lynton (16 miles). Ideal if you want to go horse riding over Exmoor.

Bold Try Riding Stables, Leigh Road, Chulmleigh (20.5 miles).

Dean Riding Stables, Lower Dean Farm, Dean, Parracombe (21.5 miles). Ride out on a quiet or adventurous hack around Exmoor.

North Devon Equestrian Centre, Shirwell, Barnstaple (27 miles).

INLAND WATERSPORTS

The majestic lake at Wimblewall Country Park (11 miles) is also a premier trout fishing location, and provides tuition in numerous water sports, including sailing, windsurfing and canoeing.

At the reservoir at Wistlandpound (20 miles), there are the opportunities to try sailing, windsurfing and canoeing.

COASTAL WATERSPORTS

World class beaches at Saunton, Woolacombe and Croyde provide ideal opportunities for surfing, coasteering, kayaking and kite surfing:

Surfside Kayak, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe (25 miles).

North Devon Surf School, Westward Ho! (32 miles).

Surf South West, Croyde Bay (34 miles).

ADVENTURE CENTRES

Rock and Rapid Adventures, South Molton (11.4 miles) has the largest indoor climbing wall in North Devon.

Exmoor Adventures, Porlock Weir (15.6 miles) provides a range of outdoor activities including coasteering, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, raft building, archery, hill walking and orienteering activities across North Devon and Somerset.

South Down Adventure Ltd, South Down Farm, Umberleigh (26 miles) offers quad biking, zorbing, clay shooting archery or air rifle shooting.

North Devon Karting, Barnstaple (24.5 miles).

Keypitts Stables ‘n’ Quads, Ilfracombe (28 miles).

The Ultimate Adventure Centre, near Bideford (32 miles) offers coasteering, mountain boarding, mountain biking, high ropes, climbing wall, kayaking and surfing.

West Somerset Adventures offer a variety of activities and day packages to suit those looking for an alternative Exmoor adventure. West Somerset Adventures is a local company based on the edge of Exmoor.

SWIMMING

South Molton swimming pool (14 miles).

Tiverton swimming pool, Exe Valley Leisure Centre (16 miles).

Wivey Pool, The Recreation Ground, Wiveliscombe (18 miles) – outdoor open air swimming pool.

FLYING

Aerosaurus Balloons & Virgin Hot Air Balloon Flights, Tiverton Rugby Club, Tiverton (16 miles).

Eaglescott Airfield (26 miles) – light aircraft, microlights, gliding, training, aerobatics and air experience flights.

BOWLING

South Molton Bowling Club (12.5 miles) has an outdoor bowling green for the summer and indoor short mat bowling during the winter.

COARSE FISHING

Riverton House & Lakes, Coarse Angling Centre, Barnstaple, Swimbridge (17 miles).

FLY FISHING

Bellbrook Valley Trout Fishery, Oakford, Tiverton (10 miles).

SAFARIS

Experience Exmoor offers a range of outdoor experiences in Exmoor. You can take part in a luxury 4×4 safari, where you can go off road, see the coast or explore Exmoor with a pub lunch to keep your energy levels up. Experience Exmoor also offers sea safaris, clay pigeon shooting and walks.

Red Stag Safari offer Safaris on Exmoor in a Land Rover Discovery with a local Somerset guide, see Red Deer on Exmoor and discover its fascinating past.

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