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Electricity, heating, bed linen and duvets included unless stated otherwise below in the full cost breakdown.

The property

... 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. 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/video; step down to second living room with open fire, baby grand piano, oak floor, TV/DVD/video and French windows to terrace with wonderful views to the high moorland of Holdstone Hill and Trentishoe Down. Pretty fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, two fridges, electric range with double oven) with farmhouse-style table/chairs seating 6 in centre. Boot room (freezer, fridge) with door to 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, another double, and two twin rooms (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).

Open-fronted barn with table tennis. Spring water. Arrival after 3.30pm. Damages Deposit £500. A fabulous place with beautiful scenery for total seclusion, peace and quiet; no light pollution, wonderful night skies.

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The place

An exquisite National Park of purple heather hills split by dramatically steep, deep river valleys and beech-hedged hill farms. Wild red deer roam wide moorland slopes with views to Wales and the peerless red-soil Vale of Porlock and descend to romantic valleys steeped in Lorna Doone legend. At night an 'International Dark Sky Reserve' of star-gazing heavens. And the coast is marvellous: oak-wooded cliffs and rushing, bouldered valleys to the sea, heather headlands with wheeling buzzards, rock towers, rock pool coves, little old harbours. Minehead has lots of sandcastling sand and resort fun.

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Electricity costs are included.

Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels).

There is a barbecue
There is a broadband internet connection. A WiFi connection is available.
Property is within 5 miles of coast
A travel cot is available
There is one cot available
There is one dishwasher
DVD player
There are two DVDs
Electricity costs are included
There is one freezer
This property has central heating
This property has night storage heating
This property has an open fire
The property has a woodburner
Heating costs
Heating costs are included
High chair
A highchair is available
Indoor Pool
There is an indoor swimming pool
Linen and duvets are provided free of charge
There is one microwave
Parking is off the public road on the grounds of the property. Parking for 5 standard sized cars.
Pets are welcome by arrangement. A maximum of 2 dogs are permitted.
There is a phone
There is a piano
Smoking is allowed at this property (but not in bedrooms)
Sofa Bed
The accommodation includes a sofa bed for one person
Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels)
Tumble drier
There is one tumble drier
There are two televisions
There are two videos
Washing machine
There is one washing machine

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Location:Exmoor, Somerset, Devon
Changeover day:Friday
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Bedrooms: 8 ( 4 Double, 2 Twin, 1 Single, 1 Family )
Star Rating

Since:This holiday home has been let by Helpful Holidays since 2002. See page 198 of our 2017 brochure
Good for:Large gatheringsDogsPoolsMoors and torsPets OffersPets Somerset

The service from HH was excellent. You really are very good. My husband and I have worked in the hospitality industry all our lives owning and running hotels. I was on the main government tourism forum at the DCMS for seven years [and received an honour in 2000 for Services to Tourism] so I have a broad experience. Lower Cowley was perfect in every way. Having travelled internationally for many years there are few places, not only in England but in the world that can beat this location. We were especially lucky to have the most glorious weather. It was our Ruby wedding and certainly an anniversary we will remember all our life. John and Barbara Irvings gorgeous bouquet of ruby coloured flowers was the icing on the cake.


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