High on the hill above Dulverton, at the end of a lane leading to the steep drive (shared with one neighbouring property) and with wonderful views over the town and surrounding wooded hills of the Barle valley, an elegant, detached, Victorian house. To the front, gravelled parking and beyond this a level lawn (table/chairs) that makes the most of the wonderful views. Inside, generously proportioned with lots of space and well finished with good colours, fabrics and interesting artwork. Elegant hall, off which lovely living room with woodburner in marble fireplace, chaise longue, sofas and TV/DVD. Family room (sofas, comfy chairs, woodburner, TV) with arch to dining room (iPod dock). Kitchen (dishwasher, large larder fridge, double oven/induction hob) with large pantry (microwave, freezer). Study with desk. Loo. Lower ground-floor utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, sink) and basic games room (TV, Wii, table tennis, table football). Up graceful stairs with stained glass windows, five bedrooms - two double (5' beds, views over Dulverton), one with en suite shower-room, another double with en suite shower-room (suite) and limited clothes-hanging space, and two twin. Bathroom (suite, shower over roll-top bath). Spring water. Arrival after 4pm. Damages Deposit £250. A fabulous, spacious and comfortable house, brilliant for families whatever the weather.
Dulverton: attractive, busy, tiny town (good shops, pubs including Wine Pub of the Year 2009, restaurant, galleries, church) on the beautiful River Barle. HQ of Exmoor National Park. Beautiful drive through ancient oak woods to heather moorland, 3 miles; riverside walks; Tarr Steps (famous ancient clapper bridge), about 5 miles; sea/sandy beach at Minehead, 15.
Five bedrooms: 3 x double (two king size, two with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin), 2 x twin. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, WC, basin. Ground floor hall. Two sitting rooms with open fires. Dining room. Kitchen. Study. WC with basin. Lower ground floor games room. Utility room.
DULVERTON Minehead 17 miles. Dulverton is the southern gateway to the Exmoor National Park, a small town standing between the rivers Barle and Exe, which meet further down the valley. Dulverton has some quaint narrow streets weaving between fine Victorian buildings and a three arched bridge crossing the river leading to riverside walks. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs in Dulverton and in the square is the Exmoor National Park visitor centre and art gallery, offering plenty of inspiration for exploring the vast expanse of the moor on foot, on horseback or from behind the wheel. Why not try an off road safari around Exmoor to see red deer, wild ponies and rare birds? Exmoor has been designated as a Dark Sky Reserve, where the light pollution is low and plenty of stargazing can be done. Near to Dulverton is the majestic lake at Wimblewall Country Park, the first Dark Skies Discovery Centre on Exmoor. Wimblewall is also a premier trout fishing location, and provides tuition in numerous water sports, including sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. Further afield the North Somerset coastline has sandy beaches at Minehead, picturesque harbours and plenty of wild walking around Porlock Weir. A fabulous holiday destination for all those enjoying outdoor activities, dramatic landscapes and wildlife.