Keepers Cottage is the ultimate holiday cottage in the perfect dreamy setting which will make you feel like you are living in the pages of an epic romantic novel. It sits almost on its own in a partly wooded valley with the heathers of Exmoor contrasting with the lush greenery of the trees alongside the dancing waters of the river in the heart of the National Park. The cottage is detached and set a short distance from the owners' own home and next to riverside meadows and woodland. It has been converted from an old barn with drama and fun creating an inspiring and stylish home. In such a delicious setting it would have been hard to go wrong, but the conversion marries well with the breathtaking setting.
The lounge/diner has a cosy feel with a wood burning stove and the most has been made of original timbers to keep a historic backbone to the building. Patio doors lead out to the private enclosed patio and lawn by the river, a perfect setting for relaxation or al fresco dining. Chunky timber lintels cover the opening through to the kitchen with a stunning internal coloured glass arched window between the kitchen and stairs ensuring the full maximum use of natural light. The kitchen has beech work surfaces complemented by a Belfast sink. Upstairs there is an attractive and roomy bedroom with creative use of all possible nooks and crannies to create a unique room rich in charm and character. A classy en-suite bathroom enjoys fabulous views over the river and valley.
You are spoilt for choice with outdoor activities including countless walks, pony riding (two and a half miles away) or fishing on the half mile stretch of river right on your doorstep(Environmental license required). Brendon village just under a mile away has a popular inn and nearby Oare has tearooms and a gift shop. The popular twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth on the coastal edge of Exmoor are four miles away. Exmoor National Park surrounds Keepers Cottage and has the tallest tree in England and the highest cliffs
Lounge/diner: TV with Freesat, DVD and stereo
Kitchen: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer, dishwasher and washing machine (guests have use of tumble dryer on site)
Bedroom 1: Super-King bed. En-suite bathroom with bath, shower over bath, toilet and washbasin
Pets: Two dogs welcome
Parking: Parking available
Garden/patio: Well stocked gardens with lawn, patio and garden furniture
Heating: Under floor heating
Short breaks: Available all year round (but for specific dates only bookable within 2-8 weeks of the holiday start date)
Notes: Linen and towels are provided (please bring beach towels). Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. A travel cot is provided. One basket of complimentary logs
Beach: 7 miles Pub: 2.4 miles
- Sleeps 2
- 1 Bedroom
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Friday changeover
- 1 Bathroom
- Bed linen provided
- 2.4 miles to a pub
- Towels provided
- Travel cot available
- 7 miles from the coast
- Open fire/woodburner
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
Hosts were lovely, we really enjoyed our stay - Thank YouMr David Swift - 18th April 2019
Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Fantastic walking from the front door to amazing viewpoints. Cottage was immaculately presented, really cosy and warm, with or without the woodburner. Birdwatchers be sure to take feed with you and you will be well rewarded. A wonderful stay and will definitely look to returning.Mrs karen goodman - 26th November 2018
Excellent property property was everything we hoped it would be. We will return again.Mrs Sandra Lund - 18th November 2018
Alison and james were amazing host, they went above and beyond to help us when our car broke, perfect cottage, perfect location, the best cottage weve stayed in xxMrs Susan Shinfield - 26th August 2018
A lovely place to stay beside the river. Great walks. Ideal for dogs.David Bryant - 4th March 2018
fantastic location and owners very helpfulphilip thomas - 27th February 2018
A beautiful property in an idyllic location. Very comfortable with everything you need for a fantastic stay. Mrs Bianca Robinson - 3rd January 2018
We really loved this cottage and would definitely go back there. It was extremely attractive, cosy and comfortable and we loved the huge bed and the log burner. The location is beautiful too - we arrived in the dark and were really excited the next morning to see the river running past the bottom of the garden! A great place for a get-away-from-it-all holiday!Mrs Elizabeth Foster - 1st January 2018
Lovely property and very friendly, helpful owners. Thank you Mrs Joanne Newson - 24th November 2017
This is our 4th trip to Keepers Cottage and we love it! Alison & James are perfect hosts, xMrs Sam Weldon - 21st November 2017
Beautiful quiet location and a lovely cottage - a thoroughly relaxing long weekend. We would definitely book to go there again.Mr STEPHEN YOUNG - 3rd November 2017
It was one of the nicest places we have stayed in, we found the location and general area was very much to our taste, peaceful and quiet.Mr Charles Jewell - 30th October 2017
My parents had a lovely time on holiday on Exmoor and find this location perfect for their needsMrs J Penny - 18th October 2017
We come to Devon at least once a year , If holidaying in north Devon Marsdens is my first choice . We have stayed in keepers cottage 3 times now and we love it , haven't found anything that comes close for location .Mr Philip Knowles - 24th September 2017
we love keepers cottage ,this was our 9th visit and it was as good as the first .Mrs K M Allcock - 18th September 2017
Love, love, love keepers cottage. It's our third stay here and its most definitely our stand out favourite!!!! It just cannot be beaten in our eyes. It's in a beautiful setting. The owners have thought of everything you would need to make your stay here perfect! There's always lovely extra luxuries on arrival, there's an enclosed garden for your dogs, you can relax when you let them out and no they won't escape a huge big comfy bed what more could you need!!! There's So many beautiful walks, the scenery is breathtaking!!! It's just perfect in everyway!! thank you xMiss J Stevens - 26th April 2017
Keepers Cottage is a beautiful holiday cottage in a stunning setting. The decor, fittings and extras provided are of a high standard.Mr K Norledge - 9th April 2017
Keepers Cottage is gorgeous, well kept, extremely clean and in the most beautiful part of Exmoor. Highly recommend!!Mrs Teresa Mahoney - 26th March 2017
Excellent property in a lovely, peaceful location.Mrs Sue Birch - 20th March 2017
Keepers Cottage is absolutely lovely!! It was perfect and we couldn't have wished for anymore during our stay. Light and spacious cottage, warm and cosy, stunning views and everything thought out. Even leaving dog bowls and towels if we needed them. Thank you and I will recommend to any wanting to visit North Devon. CharlotteMiss Charlotte Pile - 3rd March 2017
Keepers Cottage was perfect retreat with many thoughtful extras provided. Mr Adrian Bourne - 28th February 2017
Beautiful home from home and very well maintained in a stunning setting. Best cottage we have ever stayed in and cannot wait till our next visit in November this year.Mr Neil Bunting - 23rd February 2017
One of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in.Miss Amy Adams - 19th February 2017
Property was first class. Owners took the trouble to provide those little extras which don't cost much but make the holiday really enjoyable e.g. provisions - biscuits, tea, coffee; logs for the fire etc.Mr Philip Vose - 23rd November 2016
Excellent in every way. Best cottage we have stayed in. Probably book for next year.Mrs M Grimwood - 21st November 2016
The property lies in a delightful spot, near to dramatic coast and Moor.the valley it sits in is really pretty with super walks from the doorstep ,along the river or up on the hills.we loved it!Mrs A L Wiseman - 14th October 2016
Fabulous cottage and lovely location for two people wanting to explore the wonders of Exmoor.Mrs J Penny - 11th October 2016
Exactly, what we expected, but even better on arrival, with. Warm welcome from Alison, and of course our 3 large dogs had a great time, lots of amazing walks.Mr Simon Birbeck - 21st August 2016
Excellent, very quiet and peaceful, walking from the doorstep, walkers paradise.No need to use the car unless you wish to go site seeing or shopping.Mrs A Cotton - 10th June 2016
Property was wonderful, as was the welcome from the owners.Mr Gerald Turner - 15th May 2016
A beautiful property set in a glorious valley.Mrs A Montag - 25th April 2016
Fabulous property in stunning location. Very clean, well presented cottage with extremely pleasant and thoughtful owners. All the small touches such as tea, coffee, milk, shower gel etc were a lovely gesture. Thank you.Mrs T Beeney - 2nd March 2016
Would highly recommend this property, it had just about everything you need for a great holiday. Would we ever go back? Absolutely we loved it!Colin Dudley - 22nd February 2016
Perfection in every way!! Down to the location, scenery, and cleanliness. The underfloor heating and log burner makes it very cosy. The secure garden fence takes a lot of strain off, when letting the dogs out in the garden they can't escape!! The owners of this cottage have it down to a tee for making your holiday perfect!! We felt this cottage would be hard to beat!!! It has to be our best yet!!Mr & Ms P & J Whitelock & Stevens - 27th January 2016
The best property I have stayed in. Very clean and well equipped. Beautifully decorated. The bathroom is like a spa, and the bedroom very luxurious. Underfloor heating a luxury. We will definitely be going back again. Thank you.Mr J M Stocker - 10th January 2016
First class property excellent stay cannot find words to describe how perfect in every way our experience was and will definitely be booking again for Feb 2016 wow what a treasure and thank youMr Mark Walden - 14th December 2015
Outstanding property. We have recommended to friends and family.Mrs Holly Sealey - 28th November 2015
Keepers cottage was outstanding and in a beautiful location by the river. The property had an enclosed garden which was ideal for our dogs and lovely walks directly from the cottage. We would definitely stay there again.Mrs Debra Bath - 13th November 2015
We adore this property, have visited many times and will continue to visit for many times to come (if available!). It is always very clean and very warm.Mrs A McDonald - 5th November 2015
This is by far and away the best rental property we have ever stayed in. The little touches they leave in the house for their guests make it very special.Mr Richard Milliken-Smith - 15th October 2015
Really enjoyed our stay and the cottage made is easy to have a prefect holiday.Mrs J Penny - 13th October 2015
Lovely cottage done to high specification with a homely calm feel. Very spacious accommodation in peaceful surroundings with lovely views of the valley. A real get away from it all spot but not very far from all amenities and a great coast line.Mr N Chappel - 23rd August 2015
Lovely location , clean and well furnished property with high quality finishMrs C Patchell - 19th July 2015
The property was absolutely delightful and in the most beautiful location by a river in a wooded valleyMrs P Stout - 21st June 2015
What a fantastic location for a holiday cottage one week was not long enough, wanted to stay for a month. The walks from the door were the spectacular, the pubs,food and beer were great. It's my favourite place in the UK.Mr Philip Knowles - 7th June 2015
A very peaceful hideaway with terrific hostsMr P Kelly - 24th May 2015
Excellent cottage in an excellent location if you are looking for peace & quiet & relaxation.Mr M Cartwright - 18th May 2015
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