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Exmoor Retreat

Exmoor, Devon
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A truly spectacular 'away from it all' retreat within Exmoor National Park
  • Relax in your own private hot tub on a warm summers evening
  • Spend an afternoon in the garden with two-tiered stone patio and large lawn, overlooking the orchard
  • Take a day trip to one of the golden sandy beaches at Woolacombe and Combe Martin
Property code: 64340

Situated within the Exmoor National Park, a beautiful rugged moorland offering many miles of scenic walks and cycle paths. If you fancy a day at the beach Combe Martin and Woolacombe are a short driveaway. Also close by, are the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth with its famous cliff railway providing a great day out for all the family. Other places of interest in the area include Exmoor Zoo, Combe Martin Wildlife Park, and the town of Barnstaple and South Molton are a short drive which offers an array of amenities.

Entering through a covered porch way you will be welcomed into the country style kitchen/diner with beautiful exposed beams, well-equipped with electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and coffee machine. This provides the perfect place to cook a meal and sit down all together at the dining table for a great family get together. Just off the kitchen you will find the master bedroom, with super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request) with Smart TV, DAB Radio, Bluetooth sound bar and en-suite shower room with shower and WC. This bedroom also has a fully glazed door with access onto the patio via a small private footpath and has far reaching views over Exmoor. After dinner there is plenty of room for everyone in the lounge, where you can all sit and relax and watch a movie together on the Smart TV/DVD and Blu-ray player. Or you can just sit and admire the breathtaking views over Exmoor from the double patio doors. Heading further into the house you will find the remaining three bedrooms. A twin with Smart TV, DAB Radio and Bluetooth speaker, another super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request) with Smart TV, DAB Radio and Bluetooth speaker and finally a king-size with Smart TV, DAB Radio and Bluetooth speaker and en-suite shower room with shower and WC. Completing the accommodation is a large bathroom with bath, large separate shower and WC.

Heading outside from the patio doors in the lounge, you can spend some quality family time in the garden. With rustic two-tier stone patio with garden furniture, including deckchairs for lounging in and hot tub, a beautifully landscaped rocky area to one side of the garden and a large lawn to the other with stunning views over the newly planted orchard which is great for walking your dogs. There is off-road parking for three medium sized cars on the cobblestone entrance. Just behind the property is a EV car charging point for electric cars.

  • 4 bedrooms- 2 super-king-size zip-and-links (which can be made into a twin on request), 1 twin and 1 king-size
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms and 1 bathroom
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and coffee machine
  • Off-road parking for 3 medium sized cars
  • BBQ for guest use available
  • Outdoor Fire pit with BBQ cooking grate
  • Smart TV/DVD and Blue-ray player in lounge, Smart TV, DAB Radio and Bluetooth speaker in all bedrooms
  • The property is set within the owners farm and they will allow you to have sole use of fields, which have no stock in them, to exercise your dogs
  • Beaches available within 10-15 minute drive from the property, shop and pub under 0.25 miles
  • There is another sleeps 2 property, approximately 20metres from the property which can be booked separately 'Exmoor Hideway'
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sarah Hardy

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 44 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Emma 9th February 2024

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We had an amazing stay at Exmoor Retreat and would thoroughly recommend. Beautiful location with stunning views. Exceptionally well equipped with everything you need for a wonderful stay. We loved the hot tub... even in the rain!! We went with two other families and there was no compromise on bedrooms or bathroom as all rooms were equally lovely wiRead moreth large super king beds, TVs etc. Lots of fun activities to do within a 30 minute radius perfect for all the family. Hide

Reviewed by DONNA 2nd February 2024

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Amazing holiday home with stunning views! Extremely comfortable and clean. Everything you could want and more. Did not want to leave, cant wait to revisit.

Reviewed by Andrea 5th January 2024

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Reviewed by Jeannine 16th November 2023

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Wonderful accommodation. Great communication with the owner, Rachel. Very welcome gift basket upon arrival. Lovely views and area to explore. Lunched at the Black Venus pub which was excellent. Hot tub was a treat too. All in all a fabulous break.

Reviewed by Trudi 3rd November 2023

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This property is truly a home from home! So much thought, time & care has been invested into this property and its an absolutely wonderful place to stay, we all loved it! The location is great, so easy to reach lots of different places yet when you get back, youre in a rural idyll. So very well equipped & the welcome pack is amazing & the hot tub jRead moreust tops it off. My husband & I said wed happily live here, was a resounding success for our 1st 3 generations family holiday. Hosts are super! Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 27th October 2023

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Stunning cottage nice rural countryside great pub down the road but close enough to get to the beach and Exmoor Zoo

Reviewed by Anne 13th October 2023

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Exmoor Retreat is a fabulous property, which is well laid out and thoughtfully equipped. The welcome box of local goodies was a lovely surprise. The views are stunning - as are the night skies when clear. We holidayed in late autumn, but in warmer months the patio and garden would be great. The hot tub was still enjoyed. The only point to note is tRead morehat if you have someone in your party with mobility issues, although the property is single storey there are changes of level via single steps. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 29th September 2023

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Beautiful home from home. The photographs do not do it justice, the property is very spacious and very well equipped. The views are amazing especially from the sofa through the patio doors. The whole place is beautifully furnished. Perfect for a multi generation family get together. There was a lovely hamper of goodies on arrival including milk! WhRead moreich I thought was a lovely touch. Would definitely recommend to a friend and I would like to return too. Hide

Reviewed by Lise 15th September 2023

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This is the second year we have spent at Exmoor Retreat and it did not disappoint again. We had hampers for ourselves and dogs on arrival. Everything you need is there and Russ and Rachel are great hosts. We used the hot tub every day and even made friends with some of the cows! We will be visiting again next year!

Reviewed by Susan 8th September 2023

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Perfection! The welcome from Rachel, the amazing hamper, the comfort, cleanliness and equipment of the cottage, all were outstanding. We slept wonderfully due to the very comfortable beds and probably the gorgeous Exmoor air, and the cottage is well-situated for travelling to the coast and other attractions. Although the property slept 8 and we werRead moree only 2, it felt cosy. Such a peaceful setting and viewing the stars from the patio was mind-blowing - no wonder Exmoor is a dark-sky area! Hide

Reviewed by Susanne 1st September 2023

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Best house we ever had. Spotless clean , lovely people and a view that brings you in a very relaxed mood....We all loved it!!

Reviewed by Richard 25th August 2023

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Wonderful property everything was perfect all equipment was of top quality and the Hot Tub was brilliant, the BBQ was the best we have used and we all sat around the embers till after dark magical. This is a super property for eight adults with big beds plenty of space and well equipped kitchen we all highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Julie 11th August 2023

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Wonderful, extremely well-equipped, spotless property. A great family holiday home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. An ideal location for exploring North Devon

Reviewed by Christina 16th June 2023

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Fabulous holiday enjoyed by all, one of the best views from holidays we have had in the South West. Owners very welcoming and met all our needs very informative on great places to visit. Black Venus Pub just down the road, good meals and drinks (definitely book to make sure of a table) really recommend staying at Exmoor Retreat. Only suggestion thaRead moret a lock is put on the main bathroom door. We would love to return for another super holiday. The Hatt Family holiday 1 week from 16th June 2023 Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 2nd June 2023

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Absolutely beautiful property in a fantastic location. Extremely well equiped kitchen. Lovely rooms, comfy beds. Visited Lynmouth/Lynton, Combe Martin, Woolacombe, Watersmeet all about 30 mins away or less and easy drive. Hot tub was perfect after a long hot walk. If we are ever in that direction will definitely stay here again. Russ and Rachel areRead more lovely and perfect hosts, made you feel at home. Cannot fault it. Hide

Reviewed by Teresa 19th May 2023

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Excellent week for 7 adults and one dog. Warm and friendly host and the welcome box was much appreciated. A great location and warm sunny weather was a bonus! Well equipped kitchen, TV's in each room was a really good feature. There are lovely views and a private area for our dog to wander. The hot tub is an added bonus at the end of a long day.

Reviewed by Tomasz 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Lilian 28th April 2023

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What an amazing find, lovely large barn conversion. Everything you need has been supplied by the owners and a nice little welcome pack for both adults and dogs. Views are amazing and great location to go out visiting. Cannot wait to go back again

Reviewed by Sharon 14th April 2023

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Fantastic cottage, extremely well equipped, beautiful location, stunning views over countryside. Look forward to returning some time.

Reviewed by Sophia 24th March 2023

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Very comfortable and well appointed venue. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Serena 10th March 2023

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A perfect holiday home , in all the years we have been going on this type of holiday this property has got to be the best. It has everything you could possibly want and the owners are lovely and very helpful. A must if you want a perfect holiday.

Reviewed by Clare 24th February 2023

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WOW what a property - everything you could have wanted for a relaxing friends get away. All kitchen gadgets provided, and the welcome hamper blown us away ! Cosy, home from home ( with all the added extras you wished you did have in your own property ) Owners were so friendly - nothing too much trouble when we had to contact them - and came to waveRead more us goodbye. Hot tub under the stars - secured dog area - underfloor heating Hide

Reviewed by Hannah 17th February 2023

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We had the most wonderful stay in a beautiful setting. Everything was perfect. It was immaculate throughout, from the decor to the facilities. The high quality kitchen accessories were so appreciated and better than anywhere weve stayed previously. The beds were so comfy! There was a lovely welcome hamper including milk, and dog treats and accessorRead moreies, such a lovely touch. Highly recommend the local pub, the Black Venus, food was amazing. We cant wait to stay again, such an enjoyable stay Hide

Reviewed by Belle 13th January 2023

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We absolutely loved this cottage, it was everything and more for our family break, the space the cleanliness and the welcome package was so so lovely we really could not fault any part of our stay, the owners were very friendly and welcoming and left us to enjoy our stay. Would definitely book again for our family get together. The local pub was luRead moresh too, lovely staff abs lovely food. 10 out of 10 for us Hide

Reviewed by Fizz 6th January 2023

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Fantastic cottage with lots of thoughtful touches (lovely welcome basket, towels for the dogs etc). The kitchen was so well appointed and a great space. The bedrooms were so comfortable, the massive TV was brilliant for rainy days and the hot tub was a lovely luxury! Will definitely be returning :)

Reviewed by Linda 28th November 2022

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Reviewed by John 14th November 2022

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Very comfortable cottage in excellent location for touring Exmoor and beyond. Lots of space for four humans and two dogs. Local pub short walk away but not recommended after dark (no path, no lighting). Food was superb but I would recommend booking in advance.

Reviewed by Anna 4th November 2022

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Really lovely accommodation with fabulous views and outlook. Had everything we needed and verp spacious. Brilliant for the 3 dogs we had. Having the hot tub was a bonus. Local pub was excellent, very welcoming with excellent food.

Reviewed by Katrina 28th October 2022

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Stayed here as a family of 7 & 2 dogs . Everything was perfect & well thought out . Beautiful views very cosy nice & warm . Spotless would highly recommend & would definitely return in summer time if there is availability (fingers crossed) Great hosts thank you . The Youngs

Reviewed by Tom 21st October 2022

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This is a lovely cosy, well equipped cottage with stunning views. It's in a great location to be able to explore Exmoor but it's just as nice to stay and relax too. Our teenage son loved the hot tub and super large TV! Lovely local treats awaiting on arrival too, would definitely recommend and hope to go back in the near future

Reviewed by Andrey 14th October 2022

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Reviewed by David 30th September 2022

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We had a great week in Exmoor Retreat. A really comfortable cottage, well appointed and what a bonus to have underfloor heating powered by an air source heat pump. We were a group of 6 adults and 2 young children and the cottage was brilliant. Great location too. The owners are on hand ready to help if needed but otherwise unobtrusive.

Reviewed by Amy 23rd September 2022

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Gorgeous house and lovely host. Very spacious and comfortable beds, and great to have a smart TV in every bedroom. The welcome basket of Devon treats was a lovely touch. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

Reviewed by Marion 19th August 2022

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Very well equipped, close to lovely beach at Woolacombe and lots of other attractions. Local pub is great to eat- booking essential. Peaceful location.

Reviewed by Colin 5th August 2022

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A delightful cottage in a picturesque location on Exmoor within easy reach of beaches and other tourist attractions

Reviewed by David 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Lawrence 1st July 2022

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Very homely, beautiful location and views were absolutely stunning. Nice surprise when we arrived with a starter package of food which was very nice. Our family really enjoyed the time at Exmoor Retreat had a wonderful time

Reviewed by Anna 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by David 10th June 2022

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Excellent accommodation with everything needed for a relaxing family holiday. Hot tub delightful at the end of the day. Nice to have a good pub in walking distance. Ideal secure grounds for the dogs. Beds were really comfortable. All in all a great place to stay.

Reviewed by James 3rd June 2022

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Stunning views from rear of cottage ; Very comfortable accommodation

Reviewed by Peter 27th May 2022

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Beautiful location and views. Well equiped and comfortable cottage. Loved the hot tub. Friendly and attentive hosts.

Reviewed by Melanie 13th May 2022

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This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in. The standard of the build and the contents is outstanding. It's in a stunning area and the views from the back of the cottage are fantastic (even in the rain!). The only thing to be aware of if travelling with a dog is that there isn't a footpath to walk straight from the cottage. The nearest are Read morein the village which is a short walk/drive along a narrow and sometimes busy road. Don't let that put you off though, it's a superb cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Jenna 29th April 2022

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Absolutely beautiful holiday home. With the most stunning views. Everything you could possibly need is at the property from Hair dryers- apple cutters. We had a wonderful stay, very comfortable beds and lounge area. The hot tub is a wonderful touch. We will definitely be returning. The host popped us a little visit and was very lovely. There is a DRead moreelicious pub just down the road too. We had the best, relaxing weekend. Hide

Reviewed by Carl 22nd April 2022

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A fantastic venue in an amazing location everything you could need for a bit of tranquil time away. Amazing for multiple familys due to the layout of the property and all the modcons you could want. Had a lovely 7 night stay for my partners birthday and I'm sure we will be raving about it for months to come. Highly, highly recommend.

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