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A rural retreat in the heart of Exmoor National Park
Large shared lawn area where you may see some ponies
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Sheepfold

Dulverton, Exmoor
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic and remote,  this beautiful rural retreat in the heart of Exmoor National Park
  • Ideally located to explore Exmoor National Park as well as the North Devon Coastline
  • Stunning views and many moorland and riverside walks on Exmoor
Property code: 10056

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.

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • Sofa bed available in the lounge area made up upon request
  • 1 en-suite bathroom,
  • Electric oven and hob, combi microwave oven, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine
  • Electric and night storage heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Private water supply
  • Wi-Fi included - may be intermittent or slow speeds due to connectivity and location
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles away
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • The rutting season is a wonderful experience for wildlife enthusiasts and budding photographers, but you should keep a safe distance from the Deer at all times.
  • Please refer to the guest charter for responsible holidaying

Kerry Pillinger

This property is personally managed by Kerry.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gemma 28th December 2021

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Reviewed by Nicky 19th November 2021

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Reviewed by Lynn 5th November 2021

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I went away with my brother and we had a wonderful time. The cottage was warm, cosy and well equipped. We found a beautiful chocolate cake waiting for us on our arrival which was a lovely touch. If you want peace and tranquillity this cottage is ideal. I slept on the sofa bed which was surprisingly comfortable. It was great having the garden area fRead moreor the dogs which is decent size, they had a fabulous time and enjoyed the walks. Its a 10 from me! Hide

Reviewed by Julian 22nd October 2021

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Lovely cottage, lovely location very NICE !!!!!

Reviewed by Diane 15th October 2021

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Sheepfold is a lovely cottage in a really beautiful area. The drive to and from it can be a bit scary - very narrow, winding and steep lanes, with the added bonus of hundreds of pheasants! But it is worth it for the lovey setting. It was great seeing the ponies, and the red deer herd. The cottage itself is surprisingly spacious, very comfortable anRead mored supplied everything we needed. We will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Lynda 1st October 2021

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Lovely, spotlessly clean cottage in a beautiful area. We had everything we needed as the cottage was very well equipped. We would love to return.

Reviewed by EVELINE 17th September 2021

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The cottage is beautifully clean and has everything you need,.The kitchen is well equipped and the lounge area very comfortable.

Reviewed by DIANA 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by William 20th August 2021

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This was a nice cottage, situated in a peaceful, scenic area, although, unfortunately, we didn't see any deer, despite the Holiday Cottages description mentioning them. The WIFI mentioned in the Holiday Cottages description was only available briefly on one evening and not available at all on other evenings. Be aware that lanes around the area tendRead more to be narrow, single track roads, one of which frequently contains many quail. Dulverton itself is a nice, quaint village. Hide

Reviewed by Tricia 11th July 2021

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Highly recommend this lovely cottage for a holiday, very relaxing and stunning views across the valley, seeing ponys and red deer most days.

Reviewed by Katie 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Peter 11th June 2021

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Very quiet location , red deer in the valley every morning . Great area for the dog in the fenced in garden .

Reviewed by Scott 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Christine 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by Lindsay 3rd May 2021

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Great location for walking from the door. Anne very helpful and welcoming

Reviewed by Rachel 30th April 2021

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A lovely little cottage with everything needed for two. It was very clean, well equipped in the kitchen, with a lovely welcome pack from the host (who was very friendly and provided helpful directions and recommendations). The lounge was very cosy and the bedroom gave a comfortable night sleep. The location is so peaceful, with beautiful views whenRead more walking nearby. It's convenient for visiting Dulverton and the Tarr Steps (a lovely spot), and is a real rural retreat to get away from it all. Hide

Reviewed by Bryan 23rd April 2021

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Comfortable cottage with all necessary facilities in a very quiet location with outstanding views and excellent walks available after a short drive. Dog exercise area away from cottage and local lanes unsuitable for dog walking as very narrow with steep sides and no paths.

Reviewed by Timothy 16th April 2021

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What a fabulous property! Anne (owner) was very welcoming; the property was thoughfully equpped and tastefully decorated; the location couldn't be bettered (quiet and rural). We had a wonderful holiday! Norma and Tim

Reviewed by Judy 31st October 2020

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A lovely quiet cosy cottage in a great location for exploring Exmoor and the surrounding area. Well equipped and comfortable, with cake and milk left for our arrival.

Reviewed by Carol 16th October 2020

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Very comfortable and had everything we required. Anne was very helpful and left us milk and cake. We had our sprocker spaniel with us and she loved the area.

Reviewed by Brian 9th October 2020

Reviewed by Judy 2nd October 2020

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Unfortunately this was probably the wettest weekend of the year so it was difficult to get out as visibility was nil! That's no-one's fault! Otherwise everything fine, beautiful views (without the mist) and really rural Exmoor.

Reviewed by Susan 25th September 2020

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Lovely clean cottage, very close to the town of Dulverton, which has everything you could possibly need. Very warm & cosy, perfect for us & our 2 dogs, with many walks close by. The kitchen was very well equipped & the bed very comfy. Would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed by EVELINE 18th September 2020

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The cottage was clean comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed.Have been to the property twice before because we like its peaceful loacation and proximity to the moor.

Reviewed by John 28th August 2020

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The cottage is spacious for two, comfortable and has everything you need for a self-catering holiday. It is located a few miles from Dulverton up one of the many narrow country lanes typical of the Exmoor area. There are several good walks either from the cottage (3 miles to Tarr Steps) or not far away (along the river Barle). Anne, who looks afterRead more the cottage, is very helpful and keen to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay. We can thoroughly recommend Sheepfold Cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Gerry 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Elaine 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by Dennis 24th July 2020

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The cottage was in a beautifull area and we found it very easily from information given. Thear lots lovely places to visit such as TheValley of the rocks,Lynton and Lynmouth,Dunkery Beacon,Tarr Steeps,and lots lovely villages such as Dulverton. The cottage was clean,comfortable and well equiped and my wife and I would be happy to stay there again.

Reviewed by hilary 10th July 2020

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We wanted a quiet location that was away from lots of people because of Covid. Great walking very peaceful, lovely seeing the red deer every day. Perfect stay.

Reviewed by Kathryn 4th July 2020

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We thought it was lovely the moment we walked in the door. It felt really cozy and had everything we needed. The decor gave a country cottage feel while having all the mod cons. We couldn't asked for anything better.

Reviewed by John 8th February 2020

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Reviewed by Jeffrey 1st February 2020

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Very clean and comfortable cottage and well equipped . Anne the owner was very helpful she had the cottage nice and warm for us on arrival and left us milk and a nice big cake .

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