Welcome to Smiddy Cottage, our delightful 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.
Smiddy Cottage is a comfortable and tastefully furnished cottage sleeping four, with original features including exposed beams. You're greeted with a spacious open plan living space which includes a dining and sitting area with a cosy wood burning stove and well-equipped kitchen which is set slightly apart. A twin/double bedroom and family bathroom with separate shower complete the ground floor.
Upstairs, a further galleried double bedroom is accessed via a spiral staircase. 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
Two bedrooms; one double, one twin/double
Suitable for a baby (travel cot, highchair and stairgates available on request)
Children are welcome
The cottage welcomes well-behaved dogs (small additional fee*)
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
Spacious open plan living space which comprises a sitting area with a wood burning stove, a dining area and a fitted kitchen area.
Twin bedroom with 3′ zip and link beds which can be converted to a 6′ double on request.
Family bathroom with bath and separate shower.
Spiral staircase from living area to a galleried double bedroom with 5′ bed.
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
An overspill fridge and freezer are located in the communal utility room
Digital TV with Freeview, DVD, digital radio with MP3/iPod dock and integrated CD
Large selection of books and games
WiFi internet access*
Barbecue and related tools on request
Four large stables, two pony stables, tack room and large paddock
Secure bicycle storage
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 beams.
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 – the ground floor bedroom can be either a twin or double 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, Jasper Cottage (sleeps 4), Kiri Cottage (sleeps 6) and Norton Cottage (sleeps 4), can be booked with Smiddy 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.Get the full listing »