Yenworthy Cottage, Countisbury

Yenworthy Cottage, Countisbury, Oare, Exmoor

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The Farm is situated in Doone Country and actually appears in the novel itself The gun which was supposedly used to repel the Doones still hangs in the farmhouse to this day This working farm once had its own mill and the old water wheel can still be seen The Cottage was built in 1628 and extended in 1840 It was refurbished and re-furnished in 2016 to offer a high standard of accommodation Sleeps up to 6 guests plus cot Three bedrooms one double bedroom and two twin bedrooms Spectacular location on the northern slopes of Exmoor National Park and near the coast Direct access to one of the most scenic sections of the South West Coast Path Enclosed garden to the front and side of the property with outside seating Spacious sitting room with wood-burning fire Newly fitted kitchen with all new appliances in 2016 Wifi heating and electricity included Towels and bed linen provided Dog welcome strictly 3 max by prior arrangement for 15 supplement per dog Parking for up to 3 cars Arrival from 4 pm Depart by 10 am Yenworthy Cottage is ideal for walkers – a rugged pathway leads from the farm down to a secluded rocky beach and there is direct access to one of the most scenic sections of the South West Coast Path which runs through the farm There are 13 miles of footpaths to explore on the farm itself and it even has its own historic monument – an old Roman Fort at Old Burrow A haven for wildlife it has four Sites of Special Scientific Interest There are rare species of butterflies and trees large areas of heather moorland and impressive cliff geology Entrance to the property is via the large porch into the hallway both providing plenty of space for wellies and walking boots The sitting dining room has two comfortable sofas wood-burner and dining table with six chairs The kitchen is on the opposite side of the hall and has recently been fitted with all new appliances and has a smaller dining table with four chairs and extra stools The back door from the kitchen leads down some steps to an enclosed courtyard an ideal spot to let the dogs dry off or cool down depending on the season There is also a pretty garden to the side and front with outside seating The stairway from the entrance hall leads up to the two twin bedrooms on the first floor The family bathroom is also on the first floor and is comprised of a bath toilet and hand basin Up a narrow staircase to the second floor is the master bedroom with King-sized bed and en-suite with of shower no bath toilet and hand basin Yenworthy Cottage is approached via private drive shared with the farm and two further holiday cottages Appliances and equipment The kitchen appliances include fridge freezer dishwasher washing machine dryer microwave and oven with hob Other equipment includes toaster kettle a variety of cookware kitchen utensils cutlery crockery and glasses The living room has a television with Freeview Blu-ray DVD player and CD player iPod docking station Wireless broadband is available throughout the property at no extra cost Cot and high chair A cot and high chair is available The cot will be set up in the twin bedroom and the high chair can be set up for you on request Linen and towels Bed linen duvets blankets and towels are provided for your convenience but please bring your own beach towels if you wish to take towels with you on day trips Please note that bed linen is not provided for the cot Electricity and heating Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of the accommodation Yenworthy Cottage benefits from central heating fueled by a biomass system which keeps the property lovely and warm in the cooler months The temperature can be adjusted to suit your preferences if required There is also a wood-burner in the sitting room downstairs a basket of logs some kindling and matches will be provided Other provisions There may be non-perishable items like a salt pepper oil and a few herbs or spices available Cleaning materials such as washing up liquid and surface cleaner will be present in the property One or two toilet rolls will be provided per toilet Outside the property Yenworthy Cottage has a lovely lawned garden which surrounds the front of the property and is enclosed There is a picnic bench which has been placed to take advantage of the fabulous views across the farmland to the coast – the perfect spot for unwinding with a book or dining al fresco The back door from the kitchen leads to a second outdoor area which is gravelled and also enclosed Parking Parking is available outside the property there is room for two cars A footpath leads from the parking area through a small gate and across the garden path to front door There is the room for parking a third car nearby if required Dogs Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement maximum of 3 A supplementary fee of 15 will be added to your invoice per dog Please note this property is situated on a working farm therefore you must ensure your dog is kept under your control at all times as there is likely to be livestock nearby Furthermore please do not allow you dogs on the furniture or upstairs and do not leave them alone in the property at any time Smoking This property is strictly non-smoking Local amenities The property is situated almost exactly halfway between Porlock and Lynmouth approximately 6 miles to either Both are well worth a visit during your stay The village of Porlock has three pubs two grocery shops a traditional local butcher Post Office chemist cash machine petrol station hardware shop visitor centre and a range of independent restaurants shops and tea rooms In the opposite direction Lynmouth sits on the harbour at the bottom of the famous Countisbury Hill and has a good choice of shops pubs and restaurants The twin village of Lynton is perched above Lynmouth on the top of the hill and can be accessed from Lynmouth via road footpath or the famous funicular railway Lynton has a variety of amenities including a range cafes restaurants and pubs there are two mini-supermarkets a bank post office chemist and Tourist Information Centre There is also a small cinema and tennis and bowls facilities The nearest sandy beach is Lee Abbey 5 miles and there are excellent surfing beaches at Woolacombe Croyde and Saunton within easy driving distance Walking Exmoor is a walkers paradise and the location of Yenworthy Cottage really lends itself to being a fabulous base for your walking holiday There are numerous walks from the door including the South West Coast Path down to the coastline and up onto the moors – you will be spoilt for choice Arrival and departure The property will be ready from 4 pm on the day of your arrival Please depart by 10 am on the last day of your stay Please leave the property clean and tidy so that we can guarantee it will be ready on time for our next guests Changeover days Yenworthy Cottage is available for week-long bookings Friday changeover short breaks may be available Please see our availability page for further 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