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Exmoor Farm Cottages - Swallows Nest

Wheddon Cross (2mls NW), Exmoor
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
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Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Ideal for couples and dog walkers and explore Exmoor from the doorstep
  • Located on the foot slopes of Dunkery Beacon at Exmoor’s highest point offering fabulous views
  • Exmoor nominated as a ’Dark Sky’ area, is an excellent location to study the sky at night
Property code: 51772

This area is popular with walkers and nature lovers with Exmoor National Park being right on your doorstep, thereby making the cottage popular with couples wanting to get away from it all, especially out of season. Set around the yard of the owner’s small farm it is perfect for those seeking peace and quiet. From the top gate of the farm, guests can walk up to the summit of Dunkery Beacon, where the views are far-reaching. The local village of Wheddon Cross is a short distance away and has a well-stocked local shop and pub. Other points of interest include the medieval town of Dunster with its famous 'Dunster by Candlelight Festival' held at the beginning of December, Valley of the Rocks, Lynton and Lynmouth and the West Somerset Steam Railway.

On entering this cottage, you will go straight into the lounge/kitchen/diner which is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet this location boasts. In the lounge area, you can enjoy curling up with your favourite book in front of the wood burner, or take time to watch the TV/DVD. The lounge and kitchen areas are divided by a breakfast bar which is perfect for breakfast and light suppers. The kitchen is well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment. There is also a small cloakroom which is perfect for hanging coats and storing muddy boots after a long countryside walk. Heading upstairs you will find one super-king room (which can be made up as a twin on request). The shower room is also on this floor and has a shower and WC. Regret no children under the age of 16.

Venturing outside through the cloakroom you will find an enclosed decked area with seating, here you can enjoy the warm Somerset evenings and the open views down the valley. Proceed down nine steps to the small private garden where you can relax and enjoy a spot of outside dining. There is off-road parking for one car to the front of the property. In a separate building, you will find individual lockable store cupboards for bikes and surf boards, laundry facilities and even a hose and a sink with hot water for washing your four legged friends. With dogs in mind there is also a useful dog kennel and run located below the decking steps.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 super king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 1 shower room and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
  • Shared utility room with washing machine in separate building
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Bicycle storage available
  • TV and DVD in lounge
  • A dog kennel and run is located below the decking steps for use by guests
  • Natural water supply from borehole
  • Changeover only Monday and Friday (Only Friday's in September and October)
  • Due to the layout and nature of the farm (streams and ponds), the cottages are not suitable for babies, infants or children under 16 years of age.
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Helen Gardner

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Helen.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Linda, 22nd December 2023

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The property was tucked away in a beautiful valley with excellent walking on the doorstep. It was clean, comfortable and very well equipped with helpful owners nearby.

Reviewed by John, 20th October 2023

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Immaculate cottage in a stunning location on a working farm close to some of the wildest parts of Exmoor but also conveniently placed for roads leading to the coast, inland scenery and many tourist attractions. Very comfortable and peaceful, in a dark sky area. Excellent walking from the door and elsewhere nearby. Great welcome and food at the RestRead more and Be Thankful pub in Wheddon Cross, five minutes by car. Very highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Derek, 13th October 2023

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Perfect. Really nice location and friendly owner. Enjoyed watching the border collies each morning

Reviewed by Nicola, 6th October 2023

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Beautiful location. Very cute little cottage. Perfect for a week away. Ideal to walk straight from the cottage too

Reviewed by Rosemary, 29th September 2023

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Had a lovely week at Swallows Nest. Fabulous location, very quiet. Cosy and well equipped. Bed huge and very comfortable. Great walking nearby, plenty of good pubs, tea rooms and quant villages. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Patricia, 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Helen, 8th September 2023

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We enjoyed our stay, the valley was so quiet. We spent a lot of time on the outside decked area. We watched dragonflies during the day, bats, owls and stars in the evening. The cottage was in a good position for exploring Exmoor.

Reviewed by David, 1st September 2023

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Lovely cottage which has been well converted. Remote setting and very peaceful with only sound normally of bird song. Visitors need to be aware a car is required to go anywhere [ and access via single track] but this did not cause us a problem. Pubs in the area serve good food and there are various places to visit on Exmoor. We enjoyed our stay andRead more hope to visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Graeme, 18th August 2023

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Reviewed by Don, 16th June 2023

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An ideal cottage for a couple wishing to enjoy a quiet and peaceful break in beautiful rural Exmoor. We loved it! Very good village shop at Wheddon Cross.

Reviewed by Michael, 9th June 2023

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A lovely cottage in a stunning location set in a deep valley not far from Dunkery Beacon. Very quiet with just the sound of birdsong and the 2 cheeky ducks on the pond outside. Very much a 'get away from it all' kind of place and located within easy reach of so many Exmoor attractions on quiet country roads

Reviewed by Tamzin, 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Thomas, 12th May 2023

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We loved staying in this cottage It is clean comfy and well equipped.We loved sitting outside on the lovely patio looking at the amazing view ,the swallows flying around and the ducks on the pond We would love to go back soon

Reviewed by Jerzy, 21st April 2023

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The cottage is clean and well presented , set in a quiet and beautiful location

Reviewed by Virginia, 14th April 2023

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Reviewed by Rosalind, 10th March 2023

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Reviewed by David, 18th November 2022

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Reviewed by Juliet, 4th November 2022

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We booked to escape fireworks weekend as our pouch is petrified. All was well, it was dark and quiet perfect. There was everything we could possibly need, a home from home. We would book again. Easy to get to places of interest. Dunster is beautiful!

Reviewed by Derek, 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Darren, 14th October 2022

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Cosy, small cottage in a beautiful, peaceful, out of the way location, yet close to lots of lovely places to visit. We hope to visit again in the future.

Reviewed by Michelle, 23rd September 2022

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A lovely clean cottage with a nice outside space and views from the deck. Ideally located for visiting Exmoor, Lynton, Tarr steps, Dulverton, we enjoyed some beautiful walks and a trip to Dunster and Woolacombe. If you like peace and quiet perfect, just ducks who we enjoyed watching in the morning.

Reviewed by David, 2nd September 2022

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If the weather had allowed we could easily have spent the two weeks sitting on the decking looking out over the valley with a good book and a cup of tea. And relax.

Reviewed by Melody, 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Chloe, 15th July 2022

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We stayed at Exmoor Farm Cottages with our dog a few weeks ago. When we arrived, we were greeted by the cottage being unlocked, with the key inside. The cottage itself was small, and not as dog friendly as perhaps it states. Dogs were understandably not allowed on furniture or upstairs, but there was not really enough space for our dog to go anywheRead morere else. The garden is enclosed but has a pond in it which we were told is full of bacteria and dangerous to skin. Hide

Reviewed by Tracy, 8th July 2022

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We stayed here from 8 July 2022 until the 15 July. And the weather was absolutely amazing - hot and sunny every day. The cottage was in an idyllic location on a farm and overlooked open fields containing sheep. Our dog Cooper thoroughly enjoyed the enclosed garden and Id definitely stay here again, it was just so peaceful. The cottage contained eveRead morerything we needed for our stay and we thoroughly enjoyed the stunning scenery that the surrounding area provided. So many beautiful places to visit. Hide

Reviewed by Bernard, 17th June 2022

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HD everything we needed and waxing anexcellent position with great views.

Reviewed by Graham, 10th June 2022

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A lovely peaceful setting in a beautiful location. The cottage was lovely, clean, well equipped and proved an ideal base for exploring Exmoor. The dog loved it too. Sat watching the sun go down or red deer in nearby fields, buzzard overhead, house martins swooping around...wonderful. memories. Great area for walking from or mountain biking and if yRead moreou like hills, road cycling. Local pubs good for food. We will be booking again. Hide

Reviewed by jean, 3rd June 2022

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Delightful little cottage, very clean and cosy. Very well equipped with just about everything you might need. Such a lovely, tranquil spot. Sad to leave at the end of our stay

Reviewed by John, 13th May 2022

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Charming cottage lovely position on a farm deep in the country. Quiet with terrific views of lots of animals and wildlife. Duck pond a delight.

Reviewed by John, 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Jess, 25th April 2022

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This cottage is a real gem. Nestled in a valley with beautiful views and just the sounds of bird, sheep and the 2 little ducks on the pond abutting the garden. A perfect place to get away from the daily grind. The cottage is small, but very cosy and the deck at the back forms a fabulous extension of the space. We walked every day with no shortage oRead moref options. You can even walk up to Dunkery Beacon from the cottage. We would thoroughly recommend this property! Hide

Reviewed by Andy, 22nd April 2022

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Beautiful surroundings, close to the beacon for walkers, a number of dog friendly beaches and plenty of attractions for all ages. The cottage was well kept, well stocked, inviting and comfortable. There is a reasonably well stocked supermarket by the garage some 5 mins away. We would definitely come again.

Reviewed by Jennifer, 11th March 2022

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Wonderful, peaceful location with amazing views & great to have use of the field in front of cottage for our puppy to run around in. We had such a relaxing week.

Reviewed by Jacqueline, 4th March 2022

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Lovely cottage - spotlessly clean and perfect location.

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