Exmoor Cottages - Westermill Farm

Exford, Somerset
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    Type Self Catering
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    Units 5
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    Sleeps 1 - 8
  • £335 - £700 per week

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Working hill farm. International Dark Sky Reserve. Westermill does not border any roads. Ideal base for exploring and escaping the hum drum of everyday life. Cosy wood burners.

5 WOOD BURNER COTTAGES IN INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY RESERVE

Westermill Farm Cottages are tucked away at the end of a private valley, deep in the rugged heart of Exmoor. Stunning sceneries surround each cottage on the family-run 500 acre hill farm; home to our prize-winning herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle and flock of cheviot sheep. There is an abundance of wildlife and a haven for birds and wild flowers.

The cottages are located in the heart of the International Dark Sky Reserve which means you are perfectly located for some excellent stargazing; you just need to look up on a clear night!

Westermill makes an ideal base for exploring the open moorland, wooded valleys and spectacular coastal scenery or just simply for relaxing and escaping the hum drum of everyday life. Visitors can enjoy the peace and serenity of the farm as Westermill does not border any roads. You can walk directly from your door onto the farm walks and beyond - no need to drive your car. Westermill Farm is fascinating to explore on four circular walks beside the River Exe.

The cottages provide delightful and comfortable accommodation for families of up to 8 people. They are well equipped with cosy wood burners and full central heating. Hot water is provided by our eco-friendly biomass boiler using wood grown on the farm. The cottages also include colour tv's, upstairs and downstairs bathrooms (for the two storey cottages), fully fitted kitchens and verandahs (dependant on cottage).

If you’re a horse rider, this is the perfect place to bring your horse on holiday, as cosy stabling is also available for four-legged friends.

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    Bracken Cottage
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    Sleeps 8
  • £380 - £700 per week

 Bracken is one of our larger cottages sleeping up to 8 people. It stands in the top paddock with a grass area in front and with views across the valley. An ideal cottage for families wishing to bring grandparents or for groups of friends.

This cottage has a small porch with wall hooks for hanging coats by the entrance door. The main living area consists of two low green sofas plus two tv chairs with arms. A pine table with three standard chairs plus a fourth carver chair, and with bench sitting underneath the window. It also includes a tv with video recorder, and wood burning stove.

Full central heating and hot water produced by our eco friendly bio mass boiler fueled by wood grown on the farm.

The kitchen is well equipped and consists of hand built pine units, with modern appliances, which includes an electric oven, microwave, fridge and dish washer.

All beds have a pine frame, with pine bed side cupboards, wardrobes, and dressing tables. The west bedroom has a full length mirror. The downstairs en suite wet room, has a shower with a curtain and a fold down seat. It also includes a loo and wash basin, with well positioned hand rails.

The upstairs bathroom consists of a bath, wash basin and a loo. Both bathrooms, have heated towel rails. Downstairs there is pine flooring with quarry tiles in the wet room, a wooden stair case, leading to carpeted bedrooms, and lino in the bathroom.

Also one twin bedded bedroom with en-suite shower room and wheelchair access. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms 2 with twin bedded 3 foot beds and 1 small bedroom with 2 foot 6 inch beds suitable for children also a bathroom.

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    Molinia Cottage
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    Sleeps 8
  • £380 - £700 per week

 Molinia is one of our larger cottages and can sleep up to 8 people. It stands in a secluded corner in the same paddock as Bracken cottage with a grass area in front. A shallow stream runs beside the cottage.

Molinia cottage is named after a moorland grass, and is situated in the same paddock as Bracken cottage. It has a small porch with wall hooks, with a door leading into the living area.

Full central heating and hot water produced by our eco friendly bio mass boiler fueled by wood grown on the farm.

The living area consists of a comfy green sofa, with two TV style chairs with wooden arms. There is a pine table, with farmhouse style chairs, and a bench seat situated underneath the window. There is a TV with a video recorder, plus a wood burning stove.

There is a well equipped kitchen with hand built pine units. It has an electric oven, microwave and fridge. The small downstairs bedroom has a 4 foot double bed, with en suite wet room that has a shower with shower curtain, a fold down seat, wash basin and loo, with well positioned hand rails.

Upstairs, the two bedrooms are in a family room style. They both have two 3 foot beds together and a third 2 foot 6 inch bed. All the furniture is pine, with carpeted floors. The west bedroom has a full length mirror. The second bathroom consists of a bath, loo, and vanity basin, with lino flooring. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails.

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    Ling Cottage
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    Sleeps 4
  • £335 - £595 per week

 Ling is one of our smaller cottages sleeping up to 4 people. It is situated in the bottom paddock next to Whortleberry cottage with a little brook running along side. The cottage is named after a heather which carpets the moorland, turning to a vivid pinky/purple during August.

A comfortable verandah looks out towards the river and a beautiful ancient oak tree.

Inside the living area is a comfy sofa and two TV chairs with arms. There is a pine table and chunky farmhouse chairs, as well as a TV, video recorder and wood burning stove.

Full central heating and hot water produced by our eco friendly bio mass boiler fueled by wood grown on the farm.

There is a well equipped kitchen with wooden units, an electric cooker, microwave and fridge. The downstairs shower room, has a white tiled cubicle with quarry tiles on the floor, a loo and vanity basin with wooden flooring. There is also a heated towel rail.

At the top of the wooden staircase there is a child safety gate. The two bedrooms have pine framed beds, with pine furniture and beamed ceilings. There is a second loo and basin upstairs with a heated towel rail, wall heater and lino flooring.

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    Whortleberry Cottage
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    Sleeps 4
  • £335 - £595 per week

 Whortleberry is one of our smaller cottages sleeping up to 4 people. It is situated in the bottom paddock next to Ling cottage and faces south. It sits beside a small larch copse which usually hosts a large number of wild birds.

Whortleberry cottage is named after the blue whortleberry which grows wild on Exmoor. There is a verandah ideal for sitting out on summer evenings (or even winter!) looking up at Exmoor’s famous Dark Sky.

Inside consists of a pine table with farmhouse chairs, a comfy dark blue sofa, with two TV chairs with wooden arms, plus a second pine table ideal for use as a desk . There are attractive bold blue checked curtains which add to the whortleberry theme. There is also a TV, video recorder and wood burning stove.

Full central heating and hot water produced by our eco friendly bio mass boiler fueled by wood grown on the farm.

The alcove kitchen is well equipped with original hand built pine units, with blue china and cook wear. It also has an electric oven, microwave and fridge.

There is a downstairs shower room, with a cubicle shower, loo and wash basin, plus a heated towel rail. The flooring downstairs including the stairs is wooden.

Upstairs the beds have a pine frame, with pine cupboards and bed side tables, with blue carpet. The ceilings are beamed which adds to the cosy atmosphere. There is a second loo and wash basin, with lino flooring and heated towel rail.

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    Gorse Cottage
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    Sleeps 7
  • £335 - £610 per week

 Gorse is a single storey cottage which can sleep up to 8 people. It is our oldest original log cabin sourced from Finland and built by the Edwards family. It has real log cabin appeal.

Gorse has a large verandah leading to the entrance door. Inside there is a spacious living and dining area with an attractive high pine ceiling. There is a large pine table with a settle and bench, 2 sofas and 2 arm chairs with coffee tables a TV.

Full central heating and hot water produced by our eco friendly bio mass boiler fueled by wood grown on the farm.

Also in the living area is an efficient wood burning stove plus 2 wall heaters. Each bedroom also has their own electric heaters. There is a well equipped alcove kitchen with an electric oven, microwave, toaster and hand built pine fitted units.

One bed room leads from the kitchen area with twin 2 foot 6 inch beds, a bedside cupboard, narrow wardrobe and a dressing table top. The second bedroom has a set of bunk beds with draws, a small table top and hooks on the wall. The other 2 bedrooms are either side of the bathroom. One has twin 3′ beds, a bed side table, dressing table top with wardrobe and shelves. The other bedroom has twin 2 foot 6 inch beds with a fold down desk plus a wardrobe with shelving. The bathroom is small and compact with a cubicle shower, wash basin and loo.

This cottage is popular with large groups or family wanting to spend time with each other in the large centre living space of the cottage.

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Additional Directions Information

 Taunton to Exford M5 Junction 25
Leave the motorway at Junction 25 for Taunton and Exmoor via the Brendon Hills. Follow the signs for Minehead to take you through Taunton.
On leaving Taunton you got through two round-abouts, on the second one take the A358 to Minehead.
Four miles on, and beyond the signs for Bishops Lydeard. opposite a stone wall on your right,
Turn left under a railway bridge onto the B3224, Wheddon Cross/Raleighs Cross. Six miles of winding road brings you to Elworthy Cross.
Drive straight across and up a long hill, you are now on the Brendon Hills.
Half a mile past the Raleighs Cross Pub fork right at the Chappel towards Wheddon Cross. Follow this road along the ridge
( with very good views on a clear day of Wales and the Bristol Channel).
At Wheddon Cross go straight across heading for Exford. In Exford you go past the Church on your right and down the hill, at the bottom turn right, now follows directions below.

Miles: 28 Time: 45 mins

Tiverton to Exford M5 Junction 27
Leave the motorway at Junction 27 on North Devon Link Road A361. Follow signs North Devon. At first round-about take 3rd exit on the A396. Follow signs for Minehead. At the round-about (Exeter Inn Pub) turn left still on the A396. Follow this road to the Black Cat Garage. Go straight across, still on the A396. At Exebridge turn left on the B3222 and follow signs for Dulverton. Drive up through Dulverton at the post office turn left on the B3223. Follow this road along the river Barle and up a wooded valley to the open moor of Winsford Hill. Continue over the moor across a cattle grid untill you see a sign for Exford. Turn right, down hill into Exford. At bridge turn right. go past fuel station on right. now follow directions below.

Miles: 22 Time: 45 mins

Barnstable / North Devon to Exford
Take the A361 going East for South Molton and M5. At round-about for South Molton take 1st exit on A399 Blackmoor Gate. After 3 miles the road does a large Y fork, take the right hand fork for Simonsbath. You are now on a single track road follow this road all the way to Simonsbath. (very good views on a clear day). After crossing the bridge and up to the main road turn right on the B3223 to Exford, In Exford go past fuel station on right, bear left now follow direction below.

Miles: 28 Time: 45 mins

Exford To Westermill
In Exford take the Porlock road out of Exford leaving the Village green on your left and the Post Office on your right. After 1/4 mile the road does a Y fork, Turn Left, you are now on a single track road. Continue along this road for 2 miles until you see a sign on a tree "Westermill Farm Campsite" the road goes around to the right and you continue straight on along our lane and into the yard.

Miles: 2.5 Time: 8 mins

Park in the yard and come to the camp office to check in, this is situated at the back of the farm house between the barn and house.

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Exmoor Cottages - Westermill Farm Special Offers

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    Short breaks are now available over the Christmas and New Year period until March 24th 2018. 

    Please look at our website for more information and to see dates available. 

     

    Offer expires 24 March 2018, terms & conditions may apply.