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Fox Cottage At Bigmoor

Withypool, Exmoor
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 3
4
star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautiful former stables grooms cottage with breath-taking walks straight from the door
  • Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside in this perfect retreat for couples
  • Just a short drive from Dunster, Porlock and Minehead and within Exmoor Dark Skies Reserve
Property code: 77362

Beautiful former stable groom cottage situated in the heart of Exmoor National Park, this cosy cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway for two.

This delightful cottage is located in the small town of Withypool, sitting in the heart of the stunning and dramatic Exmoor National Park which offers a fantastic range of breath-taking walks with spectacular views. You can walk Tarr Steps in the heart of Exmoor and enjoy the sights of the beautiful wooded valley of the River Barle. There are also opportunities for horse riding and fishing nearby. A short drive away is the glorious North Devon coast, with its picturesque views, sandy beaches, charming seaside towns including Porlock, Lynmouth and Lynton, the Valley of the Rocks, and the breath-taking coastal walk from Heddons Mouth to Woody Bay.

Enter into the property and find yourself in the hallway, perfect for hanging coats and storing shoes. Heading into the cosy lounge area, which has comfortable seating surrounding the TV and wood burner. The well-equipped kitchen is perfect for cooking a romantic meal for two with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with freezer compartment. Make your way up the original steep staircase to find the two bedrooms, the master king-size bedroom and dressing area along with stunning views out over the countryside and a cosy single room. Completing the accommodation is a shower room with shower and WC. Please note the staircase to the bedrooms is very steep and narrow and would not be suitable for children or elderly.

Venture outside to the fully enclosed garden area which offers garden furniture and a charcoal BBQ, the perfect space for al fresco dining. For guests booking both properties and requiring access to each cottage, the secure gate between the adjoining properties can be unlocked, allowing access for both properties.

There is also a washing machine and dryer in the former tack room for use by both cottages. There is ample off-road parking.

  • Sleeps 2 + 1
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom - 1 Shower room
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and dryer located in former tack room for use by both cottages
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • TV in lounge
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Private water supply
  • Complex of properties
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:30 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 £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Nicky Rice

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 46 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Katie, 13th February 2024

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Lovely accommodation, had everything we needed. It was clean and comfortable and the owners were in touch if we needed anything but thanks to the great handbook we had all the information we required. The location was lovely, a quiet village down a steep hill but we enjoyed the walk and fresh air back up the hill after a drink in the lovely local. Read moreMoors on the doorstep and lots of other villages to drive to. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are already thinking about a return trip. Hide

Reviewed by Serena, 9th February 2024

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Lovely cottage - comfy, well equipped and spacious. Wonderful view across the valley from the cottage and great location for exploring Exmoor - beware the walk up from the village is quite steep!

Reviewed by Amanda, 29th December 2023

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Reviewed by Simon, 22nd December 2023

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We had an amazing week away staying at Fox Cottage in the heart of Exmoor. The cottage is super cosy and I have to say of like me you enjoy cooking the kitchen is brilliantly equipped and plenty of space. The garden is truly fully enclosed so no worries about our dogs making a break for the moors! Stay at Fox and it's the ideal base for exploring tRead morehis beautiful part of England,bring your walking boots! Our stay was over Christmas and the weather was wild at times, the wood burner kept us toasty. Hide

Reviewed by Kate, 8th December 2023

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We loved it here. It's beautiful, cosy, comfortable and very well equipped in a great location. Would love to stay here again

Reviewed by Pamela, 17th November 2023

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A very cosy cottage. With a well equipped kitchen everything you need. The wood burner was amazing, made the evenings toasty.

Reviewed by Pam, 5th November 2023

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Clean, cosy with well stocked modern kitchen and superb utensils and pans which were a pleasure to cook with. However walking down and up again to the pub and village if its dark or wet would be very tricky with dogs and children however fit one is!

Reviewed by Timothy, 29th October 2023

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Very cosy cottage equipped with all the essentials you could need. Very comfy bed, lovely shower, and enclosed garden was perfect for our young dog. Beautiful surroundings with very welcoming local pub and shop.

Reviewed by Chris, 20th October 2023

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A really amazing holiday the cottage was perfect for us and our 3 dogs secured rear garden. Lovely welcoming host who took the time to show us how to use all the appliances very unusual these days and great local knowledge. Village shop cafe and pub 10 minutes stroll down the road. Everyone in the area were so friendly. The location is perfect for Read moreexploring Exmoor. We would definitely visit again. We would say 5star + . Hide

Reviewed by Jackie, 22nd September 2023

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Lovely cottage which is fully equipped with everything you need. Great hostess who was very welcoming. This was in an ideal location for us & had some beautiful views. Our only concern is the staircase which is very steep but we were aware of this when we booked.

Reviewed by John, 20th August 2023

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Nice location short walk down to village pub, Royal Oak. Takes a bit longer to walk back up! Great views, comfortable, well equipped and friendly hosts

Reviewed by Steven, 30th June 2023

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Reviewed by Sarah, 23rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Jean, 9th June 2023

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Lovely, well equipped cottage in a peaceful location but with pub and coffee shop on your doorstep. A good sized secure garden for our dogs which they enjoyed. Local pub serves good food and the local shop has all the basics. When venturing out, we used a map rather than sat nav as this tended to take you down single track lanes which were narrow aRead morend not many passing places. Other thing to note is no mobile signal but the cottage has fast Wi-Fi. All in all, a lovely place to relax. Hide

Reviewed by Paula, 15th May 2023

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The owbers were really helpful and friendly and I have never stayed anywhere so well appointed, the owners had thought of absolutely everything, even dog bowls. The cottages had lots of character, I managed the stairs ok but if you're unsteady on your feet they may be a bit awkward , but overall a wonderful stay. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by keith, 28th April 2023

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Perfect cottage if you have dogs, nice secure garden, esay access to the walks ( Espeically withypool to tarr steps). Pub neraby but down a very steep hill and Exford not far with 2 more. As mentioned in the guidance the stairs to the bedrooms are very steep an twist so if you are unsteady on your feet then take care ( would help to put something gRead moreiving a but more grip on them) . But overall an excellent choice for your visit to Exmoor national park Hide

Reviewed by Hannah, 7th April 2023

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Fox Cottage was wonderful, really cosy with the wood burner going in the evenings. Great enclosed garden for the dogs. Kitchen was very well equipped and great that there is a dishwasher now. The bathroom is lovely with a really powerful hot shower. The bed was very comfy and the bedroom is a great size with lovely views over the fields at the backRead more. You can see the moors from the single room which is a stunning view. The hosts are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Hide

Reviewed by Louise, 31st March 2023

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What a great little cottage for us and our dogs. It was superb. The garden was completely secure so we didnt have to worry about the dogs being outside on their own . Great location, Pub caf and shop all within walking distance of the cottage . masses of walks on your doorstep and really lovely, other pubs very nearby. We walked to three different Read moreones while out on our dog walks . Great hosts too . Thanks so much for having us and were definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen, 24th March 2023

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If you love Exmoor and want a location where everything is within easy reach , including outstanding panoramic views, then this is the cottage to stay in. We stayed with our two dogs for seven nights in March 2023 and the cottage , it's comfort, and equipment/facilities, exceeded our expectations. Our hosts, Miele and John, were extremely helpful bRead moreut in a un-obtrusive way. Cannot wait to stay again. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Rhona, 17th March 2023

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Reviewed by Peter, 3rd March 2023

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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay !

Reviewed by Rosie, 24th February 2023

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Reviewed by Tracey, 29th December 2022

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Lovely reception, cottage was lovely and cosy and warm. Definitely recommend and return, the location is amazing.

Reviewed by Ben, 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Ann, 7th December 2022

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Reviewed by Tracey, 25th November 2022

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Very welcoming on arrival, the accommodation was very comfortable but a little cold at times in the bedrooms however the log burner was a brilliant touch, the villagers & Tracey at the pub are delightful, my dogs got spoiled, had some amazing walks, have already booked for next year

Reviewed by Andy, 21st October 2022

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This place is great. Love the views. Cottage is cosy and the wood burner pumps out the heat and warms up the ground floor really well. Everything you need is there including a washing machine! . The owners are great and really friendly and explained where everything was etc and I have to say the cottage was spotless. Can't say enough about it. The Read morestairs are quite steep but the details before you book do state this so in no way is that a criticism. Would defo book it again if was in the area Hide

Reviewed by Diane, 14th October 2022

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Reviewed by Craig, 7th October 2022

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A lovely period cottage over looking the Exmooor National Park. Couldn't ask for a more tranquil setting really to unwind. The facilities were perfect and the log fire was a first for me but very welcome. Perfect for dog owners such as us, as our boys had an enclosed garden to use. Would definitely like to return in the future. Thank you

Reviewed by Rosina, 26th September 2022

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We had a very nice stay. Beautiful location and friendly and helpful hosts.

Reviewed by Lesley, 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Alison, 9th September 2022

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Lovely relaxing stay at Fox Cottage. Great walks from the door and welcoming village pub

Reviewed by Jill, 5th August 2022

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Ideally located for exploring Exmoor and beautifully - whilst also practically - decorated and fitted out throughout. Hosts were helpful and friendly without being in the least intrusive. Several lovely walks within walking distance and a secure, dog friendly garden with pub, tea room and well stocked village shop on the doorstep. Highly recommendeRead mored. Hide

Reviewed by Lorraine, 31st July 2022

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Reviewed by Anne, 22nd July 2022

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We had a lovely week staying here, very comfortable, great location.

Reviewed by Angela, 15th July 2022

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Great location and ideal base from which to explore Exmoor. We and our 3 dogs had a lovely week at Fox Cottage. Owner was very attentive but discreet, respecting our privacy. Would book again.

Reviewed by Christina, 1st July 2022

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Fox cottage was lovely . We really enjoyed ourselves

Reviewed by Carole, 17th June 2022

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Best doggy friendly accommodation I have stayed at. My dog is very timid and nervous of everything but he settled really well here from day one. Scenery is spectacular and the peace and quiet was just what the doctor ordered. The owners who live next door are very friendly and welcoming and readily available if you need anything or have any questioRead morens. If peace and quiet is what you are looking for or just want a base for walking this is the place. We will definitely be back again. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon, 10th June 2022

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Cottage was lovely and the owners very welcoming.

Reviewed by Denise, 3rd June 2022

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Really dog friendly cottage. Secure garden and lots of lovely walks nearby. Stairs are very steep so some people may struggle with this, but would definitely recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Elaine, 27th May 2022

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We have just returned from a lovely week at Fox cottage. The cottage was very cosy and had everything we needed for our stay. The location was perfect for exploring the local area with our dogs as well as travelling further afield. The views from the cottage were amazing! There was also plenty of local dog friendly pubs a short drive in neighbourinRead moreg villages as well as just down the road. Hide

Reviewed by Maria, 1st May 2022

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Fantastic cottage in Withypool with everything you need for a quiet break. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Pat, 28th April 2022

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A nice welcome on arrivalcomplete with a family of newly arrived swallows in the outside roof. The building- old stables are lovely and renovations are carefully designed. A super place for our 2 dogs too.

Reviewed by Georgina, 22nd April 2022

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Beautiful cottage, very quite and the beds were so comfy and the shower was amazing!! Very well equipped kitchen and even a hairdryer in the room. Miele was very welcoming and John was very helpful. Would highly recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Peter, 15th April 2022

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We loved the cottage. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything you could need for a short stay holiday. The lounge was comfortable and cosy. The shower was powerful which was great. Good sized master bedroom with a comfortable bed. What more could you ask for

Reviewed by Michael, 11th April 2022

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Excellent cottage in great location. Very pleasant welcome and thorough guidance from the owners. Comfortable bed and brilliant shower! Pub a tiny walk away! Enclosed garden great for dogs. Wonderful Exmoor walks.

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