2 miles from Parracombe, in its own deep Exmoor valley with river rushing through oak woods and meadows to Hunters Inn and the sea at Heddon's Mouth, an 18th cent. farmhouse with integral indoor heated swimming pool (24' x 12' x 2'6" to 5' deep, available Easter school holidays to 31 October) surrounded by 10 acres of its own naturally beautiful grounds, including garden (barbecue), woods, orchard, the river, unfenced lakes (children beware), meadows and pathways. Open-fronted barn with table tennis. Lots of public footpaths, leading via woods and stream to dramatic cliff walks along Nat. Trust heritage coastline and to Heddon's Mouth.The main part of the house is original; two wings were added later. Hall with cloakroom (loo). Living room with huge inglenook (woodburner) and TV/DVD. Step down to second living room with open fire, baby grand piano, oak floor, TV/DVD and French windows to terrace with wonderful views to the high moorland of Holdstone Hill and Trentishoe Down. Pretty kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, two fridges, electric range with double oven) with farmhouse-style table/chairs seating 6. Boot room (freezer, fridge) with door to Trout Cottage annexe (see below). Scullery (sink, washer-drier, tumble drier). Dining room with oak refectory table (seating 12 comfortably). Single bedroom (limited clothes-hanging space). Loo. Door to swimming pool. Two steep staircases (stairgates) up to six more bedrooms, all with pretty views:
- the master double (5' bed) with balcony
- a double (5' bed) with washbasin
- a double with single futon and washbasin
- a double
- two twin (one with limited clothes-hanging space).
Three bathrooms (suites, one with shower over bath, two with separate showers). Attached to and included with the house is Trout Cottage, a self-contained annexe for two, rather more modest (limited heating) with internal and external access to open-plan living/dining/kitchen (fridge, hob) and 6 steep steps down to a double bedroom with en suite shower-room (suite).Spring water. Arrival after 3.30pm. Damages Deposit £500. No stag/hen parties, or similar. A fabulous place for families and walking groups with beautiful scenery for total seclusion, peace and quiet; no light pollution, wonderful night skies.
Parracombe: tiny village (great pub, medieval church with famous Georgian interior, PO/shop, pottery) near Exmoor's dramatic coast in a valley midway between Lynton/Lynmouth, 8 miles, and Combe Martin, 6 miles. This is steep, dramatic, deep-valleyed, farming, wooded and moorland country: very beautiful. Wide sandy beaches at Woolacombe and Croyde, about 12 miles.
Main house and Annexe. Main house: Ground floor single bedroom. Six first floor bedrooms: 4 x double (two king size, one with single futon), 2 x twin. Three bathrooms with bath, WC, basin (one with shower over bath, two with shower). Ground floor sitting room with wood burning stove. Second sitting room with open fire. Kitchen. Dining room. 2 x ground floor WC with basin. Hall. Indoor swimming pool (Easter school holidays to end of October). Annexe: Lower ground floor double bedroom with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin. Ground floor open plan sitting room with kitchen area and dining area.
Parracombe At the point where the Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty meet, is where you'll find Combe Martin. This small seaside resort, with all of the necessary amenities, is a great attraction to locals and visitors alike, and is home to a very popular beach as well its own Dinosaur Park!