3 miles from Wheddon Cross, deep in the Quarme Valley full of flowers, wildlife and history, a 200-year-old detached cottage, smartly converted from a barn with superb long moorland views. Four hundred yards of steep hardcore track lead to it and two other dwellings. Around are 2 acres of grassed grounds to wander, bordered by wildflower meadows, spring flowers, trees and wildlife pond (unfenced, small children should be supervised). A lovely footpath runs down to the river and beyond to Winsford. Inside, full of light and space. Open-plan living/dining/oak-fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, larder fridge, electric oven/induction hob) with terracotta tiled floor, high timber ceiling, woodburner, TV/DVD and glazed doors to large west-facing conservatory (table/chairs, vine) with gorgeous no-one-else-in-the-world views, brilliant for sunsets. Utility room (washing machine, freezer, larder fridge). Two ground-floor bedrooms - a double (footboard), and a single (limited clothes-hanging space); shower-room (suite, large cubicle). Narrow stairs up to gallery sitting area with two 2'6" single beds (for alternative sleeping), leading through to a double bedroom (5' bed with footboard) with en suite bathroom (suite) and door to steps down to garden. Brilliant for the true country lover.
Wheddon Cross: high village (church, garage/shop, pub, snowdrop valley in spring), gateway to Exmoor’s most beautiful part, surrounded by beautiful countryside and an abundance of wildlife.Dunkery Beacon (walking, tremendous views over moor and oak valleys to the sea and Wales), 2 miles. Wimbleball Lake (watersports), 6 miles; Dunster and Dulverton (shops, pubs, restaurant), 8. The sea at Blue Anchor or Porlock, 9.
Over two floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double bedroom with en suite bathroom, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor single. Open-plan living area with sitting area with wood burning stove, dining area, fitted kitchen and utility room. Gallery sitting area with twin 2'6" single beds (for alternative sleeping only). Ground floor shower-room with shower, basin and WC.
WHEDDON CROSS Dulverton 9.5 miles; Minehead 10 miles; Barnstaple 29 miles. Wheddon Cross is a small village in the heart of Exmoor National Park, a thriving rural community with village shop, friendly pub and an all-weather court which is available for many sports including tennis, netball and basketball. Nearby is the picturesque village of Exford, situated in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. In a lovely setting by the River Exe, Exford boasts a village green, tea rooms, a shop, Post Office and two traditional inns serving excellent food and drinks. Exford is at the centre of a walkers' paradise with many miles of waymarked paths down the Exe and River Barle valleys and up to the nearby hills, including Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor, with outstanding views over 17 counties. Exford is renowned for fishing and riding, with the village hosting a horse show every August. The largest herd of wild red deer in England and Exmoor’s unique wild ponies roam the moors just above and around Exford, as they have done since the time of the Domesday Book. A lovely area to explore on your holiday.