Beautiful property just 2.5 miles away from the pretty little town of Dulverton with its pubs, restaurants and little shops this is the ideal location for a couple’s getaway.
Located inside Exmoor National Park, you and your four-legged friend will go mutts for the beautiful countryside and the range of walks. Have a ball crossing the clapper bridge and following the short trails in Tarr Steps Woodland (7.5 miles) or challenge yourselves to complete the circular walk around Dunkery and Horner Wood National Nature Reserve (12 miles). 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.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.