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Cosy cottages on working 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.

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6 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.

Additional Information

  • Deposit: 25.00%
  • Check In Time: 17:00
  • Check Out Time: 09:00

Exmoor Cottages - Westermill Farm

Molinia Cottage

Sleeps: 7

Molinia Cottage
 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... Read More

 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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Facilities

  • Ground Floor Bedroom Available
  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Beach Nearby
  • Fishing
  • Horses - Take Your Horse on Holiday
  • Pub Nearby
  • Stabling
  • Child & Toddler Friendly Holidays
  • Dark Sky Area
  • National Park or AONB
  • Romantic Breaks and Holidays
  • Working Farm

Pets

  • Bring Your Own Horse
  • Dog Friendly
  • Pets Welcome

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Access

£276 - £849

Per week

Availability

Exmoor Cottages - Westermill Farm

Ling Cottage

Sleeps: 4

Ling Cottage
 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... Read More

 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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Facilities

  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Beach Nearby
  • Fishing
  • Horses - Take Your Horse on Holiday
  • Pub Nearby
  • Stabling
  • Child & Toddler Friendly Holidays
  • Dark Sky Area
  • National Park or AONB
  • Romantic Breaks and Holidays
  • Working Farm

Pets

  • Bring Your Own Horse
  • Dog Friendly
  • Pets Welcome

£244 - £722

Per week

Availability

Exmoor Cottages - Westermill Farm

Whortleberry Cottage

Sleeps: 4

Wurt Cottage
 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... Read More

 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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Facilities

  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Beach Nearby
  • Fishing
  • Horses - Take Your Horse on Holiday
  • Pub Nearby
  • Stabling
  • Child & Toddler Friendly Holidays
  • Dark Sky Area
  • National Park or AONB
  • Romantic Breaks and Holidays
  • Working Farm

Pets

  • Bring Your Own Horse
  • Dog Friendly
  • Pets Welcome

£244 - £722

Per week

Availability

Exmoor Cottages - Westermill Farm

Gorse Cottage

Sleeps: 7

Gorse Cottage - our original Scandinavian Cottage
****Gorse is courrently under refurbishment**** Gorse is a single storey cottage which can sleep up to 8 people. It is our oldest original log cabin... Read More

****Gorse is courrently under refurbishment****

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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Facilities

  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Beach Nearby
  • Fishing
  • Horses - Take Your Horse on Holiday
  • Pub Nearby
  • Stabling
  • Child & Toddler Friendly Holidays
  • Dark Sky Area
  • National Park or AONB
  • Romantic Breaks and Holidays
  • Working Farm

Pets

  • Bring Your Own Horse
  • Dog Friendly
  • Pets Welcome

£244 - £722

Per week

Availability

Exmoor Cottages - Westermill Farm

New Holly Cottage

Sleeps: 5

New Holly Cottage
New Holly shares many of the features of our other cottages with the warmth and style of wooden interiors. This is enhanced with a new, beautiful... Read More

New Holly shares many of the features of our other cottages with the warmth and style of wooden interiors. This is enhanced with a new, beautiful slate floor throughout the downstairs, with the added luxury of underfloor heating. Full central heating and hot water produced by our eco friendly bio mass boiler fueled by wood grown on the farm. Similar to the other cottages, a wood-burning stove is set in a solid rustic fire surround adding character to the main living room (currently in development).

There is a modern, soft grey fitted kitchen with a small fridge and freezer, eye level oven and built in hob, plus a dishwasher. All kitchen necessities are included.

The sitting and dining area offers a comfortable space, with a grey covered sofa and two wooden arm chairs, grey painted table and chairs finished off with a bright cheerful red polka-dot oil cloth. Retracting roller blinds adds privacy and cosiness to the evenings. A beautiful locally-made oak coffee table adds a quirky touch.

The downstairs wet room is finished with large soft neutral coloured tiles and includes a wash basin, loo, bidet and towel rail. There is a large overhead rain shower head plus a slim line shower head on a flexi-hose.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms plus a loo with a small wash basin. The first bedroom has two single beds, soft grey washed bedside tables with funky angled bedside lamps, chair, pine chest of drawers, hooks for hanging and large wall mirror. The second bedroom is identical except one bed hides a second pull-out bed underneath to enable the room to sleep three. The bedding includes plump pillows and soft squashy duvets which feel like down but without the feathers. A grey fitted carpet runs throughout the bedrooms and landing.

Holly has it’s own parking space at the side of the cottage. This leads onto a veranda along the front of the cottage and continues around the East side, providing a lovely spacious raised area in amongst the larch trees, all covered in with a slate roof. A solid wood table and chairs sit below a quirky hanging light made from cattle drinking troughs. During evening and night time, to add atmosphere or to simple guide you the the door, a trail of small ground level LED spot lights run along the veranda floor.

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Facilities

  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Beach Nearby
  • Fishing
  • Horses - Take Your Horse on Holiday
  • Pub Nearby
  • Stabling
  • Child & Toddler Friendly Holidays
  • Dark Sky Area
  • National Park or AONB
  • Romantic Breaks and Holidays
  • Working Farm

Pets

  • Bring Your Own Horse
  • Dog Friendly
  • Pets Welcome

£276 - £839

Per week

Availability
Directions

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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£244 - £849

Per week
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Westermill Farm
Jill and Oliver Edwards
Exford
Somerset
TA24 7NJ