Cosy cottage set in a wonderfully peaceful and atmospheric position, high above the Barle Valley, where the famous Red Deer and Exmoor Ponies are seen regularly,in the adjoining fields along with wild Hare and a variety of other local wildlife.
Located inside Exmoor National Park, you and your four-legged friend will go mutts for the beautiful countryside and the range of walks, Winsford Hill, which is within 10 minutes of the property by car, or head down the hill to Marsh Bridge, where you can park your car and walk along the River Barle into Dulvertonor or in the other direction, Tarr Steps where, after crossing the ancient Clapper Bridge, you you will find the 16th Century Tarr Farm Inn which is perfect for lunch, coffee or a cream tea, you can also walk the 3.5 miles to Tarr Steps from the cottage, by turning right as you leave Sheepfold. A 40 minute drive will take you to Porlock Weir, where you can join the coastal path along part of the Somerset coastline, then on to North Devon and Cornwall beyond then return to the cosy cottage, for quality time together as you rest your feet and paws.
The homely open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is welcoming and comfortable, just what you need after a day of exploring. Bright, and cheerfully decorated with warm touches of colour, the cottage retains a traditional charm with its vaulted ceiling and exposed dark wood beams. Your hound can settle in for the evening on a comfortable cushion or bed, while you prepare dinner. Move across from the table to the sofas and relax with a glass of wine and a film. When you’re ready, it’s not far to the pretty double bedroom. Soak in a hot bath before getting a good night’s rest. Outside there’s a small enclosed patio area for leisurely brunches, and a shared lawn where you and Lassie can stretch your legs. As the adjoining fields can contain deer and ponies, it’s best to keep your canine on a lead.
On a sunny day head to Dunster Castle (15 miles) for a wander round the extensive grounds. Dogs are allowed everywhere except the castle and tearoom, but there’s plenty to keep you busy outside so let your pup lead the way. There’s the South Terrace, The Keep, and the wider parkland to sniff out. Their four paws can even enter the working watermill in the River Garden, where you can also all take a seat in the tearoom garden for a break and a drink.