Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - Brayford, Devon, England

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Cottage for two in lakeside setting, Exmoor Cottage for two in lakeside setting, Exmoor
Cottage for two in lakeside setting, Exmoor
Romantic and tranquil setting Romantic and tranquil setting
Romantic and tranquil setting
Lounge area with gas flame fire, SKY 39 Lounge area with gas flame fire, SKY 39
Lounge area with gas flame fire. SKY 39" TV
New superking sized bed ensuite New superking sized bed ensuite
New superking sized bed ensuite
 Relax and enjoy the views in the cottage's garden  Relax and enjoy the views in the cottage's garden
Relax and enjoy the views in the cottage's garden
Stroll through the 10 acre grounds of Oakmead House Stroll through the 10 acre grounds of Oakmead House
Stroll through the 10 acre grounds of Oakmead House
Enjoy the private grounds of Oakmead House Enjoy the private grounds of Oakmead House
Enjoy the private grounds of Oakmead House
Ten acres of grounds, with lakes, to explore Ten acres of grounds, with lakes, to explore
Ten acres of grounds, with lakes, to explore
In the grounds In the grounds
In the grounds
Spacious open-plan living area. Spacious open-plan living area.
Spacious open-plan living area.
Dine in style Dine in style
Dine in style
Dining area with kitchen range Dining area with kitchen range
Dining area with kitchen
Kitchen with view over the land and lakes Kitchen with view over the land and lakes
Kitchen with view over the land and lakes
Upper lake at Oakmead Upper lake at Oakmead
Upper lake at Oakmead
By the lower lake By the lower lake
By the lower lake
Extensive, private grounds bordered by the river Bray Extensive, private grounds bordered by the river Bray
Extensive, private grounds bordered by the river Bray
Picnic by the lakes, peace and tranqulitiy Picnic by the lakes, peace and tranqulitiy
Picnic by the lakes, peace and tranquility
Oakmead is on the River Bray Oakmead is on the River Bray
Bordered by the river Bray
Along the leat path Along the leat path
On the leat path
Beside the lake..... Beside the lake.....
Beside the lake.........
Wild Exmoor ponies Wild Exmoor ponies
Wild Exmoor ponies
Explore the wilds of Exmoor Explore the wilds of Exmoor
Explore the wilds of Exmoor
Exmoor: a walkers' paradise Exmoor: a walkers' paradise
Exmoor: a walkers' paradise
Wild Red deer visit the grounds at Oakmead House Wild Red deer visit the grounds at Oakmead House
Wild Red deer visit the grounds at Oakmead House
Goslings in the grounds Goslings in the grounds
Goslings in the grounds
A Succession of Spring Flowers at Acorn Retreat A Succession of Spring Flowers at Acorn Retreat
A Succession of Spring Flowers at Acorn Retreat
Beautiful Gardens at Acorn Retreat Beautiful Gardens at Acorn Retreat
Beautiful Gardens at Acorn Retreat
Yellow Irises by the duck pond Yellow Irises by the duck pond
Yellow Irises by the duck pond
Living-flame gas fire for cosy winter breaks Living-flame gas fire for cosy winter breaks
Living-flame gas fire for cosy winter breaks
Booking and Enquiries
phone 01598 710107 or
email Click here to email owner
payment options Payment Options: cheque, bank transfer
Contact: Ms. Linda Davis
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Key Cottage Information

Price range from £300 to £595 per week
Number of units of accommodation: 1
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms 
Number of bathrooms: 1 
Short Breaks: 
Suitable for the disabled:  no
Children are welcome:  no
Pet Friendly:  yes(1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
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The owner/agency for Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor has been advertising with Country Cottages Online for more than 5 years. Read More

Set in 10 acres of beautiful parkland, with lakes and ponds, bordered by the river Bray, this West Country holiday cottage is situated on the edge of Exmoor National Park, with its tranquil and diverse landscape.  This fully equipped, one bedroomed, self-catering holiday cottage is a peaceful and romantic place to stay for two. It forms part of the private secluded Devon estate, Oakmead House, on the outskirts of the village of Brayford, and is accessed by a ¼ mile approach drive through farmland. It is within easy distance of the facilities in the ancient market towns of Barnstaple and South Molton and Exmoor and the spectacular, wild North Devon coast. Prices are all inclusive of heat, light and linens etc.

The cottage has been recently modernised and refurbished throughout to 4 star equivalent. It is open-plan, light and airy and comprises a sitting area with living-flame gas stove and Sky 39" TV ; a dining area and a modern fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, freezer. Opening off from the living area is the bedroom (Super king size bed), en-suite shower room and built-in washing machine. The cottage is attached to Oakmead House but is totally self-contained with its own access and private elevated garden. The grounds, lakes and river are for your enjoyment, fishing, sitting by the lake or watching the wildlife from the bird hide are designed to ensure your stay is memorable and special. Electricity, heating and linens all included. Free internet access is available and there is a weak mobile phone signal.

This owner/agency has featured on countrycottagesonline.com since 2010

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Special Features:
  • Previously a trout rearing farm but now in private use.
  • Beautiful grounds and lakes. River fly fishing.
Entertainment Facilities:
  • TV
  • Video or DVD
  • Internet Access
Kitchen & Dining:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Type of Cooker: Gas oven and hob
  • Dining Table Seats: 4
Bedroom(s):
  • 1 Kingsize Bed(s)
  • Bed Linen Provided
Bathroom:
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels Provided
Garden and Outdoors:
  • Garden: Private, elevated lawned area with garden furniture and good views of the property and neighbouring farmland. Also full access to 10 acres of beautiful private grounds.
  • Patio
  • Parking
Setting:
  • Sunny aspects at all times of the day, looking out onto the gardens. From the cottage's own garden area there are extensive views of the grounds, neighbouring farmland and Exmoor. Red Deer can sometimes be seen in the nearby fields.
Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor  - Brayford,

The lakes and Lily ponds which give the grounds their unique character are fed by a 100 year old leat from the waters of the river Bray, which rises on Exmoor. Combined with the areas of woodland, lawns and gardens, the result is a peaceful and beautiful haven which is yours to explore and enjoy. See Herons, Kingfishers, Cormorants and a host of birdlife. Early planting of the parkland has matured, blending seamlessly with the surrounding wildlife habitat to provide the perfect environment for your stay. Whatever your holiday requirements – walking, riding or fishing, reading or writing, or simply enjoying being away from it all, Acorn Retreat and its lovely environment has it all and will tempt you back again, year after year. Please see our website for more pictures and details. We are open through all seasons including Christmas and New Year.

Please visit http://www.oakmeadhouse.co.uk to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Devon.

Guest Testimonials and Feedback
  • This is the perfect retreat. It's secluded but has lovely views. It's close to Exmoor and the coast for day trips but has a private, sunny deck and lawn as well and extensive wildlife rich grounds to enjoy. The owners were considerate, helpful and friendly, without intruding. There are no other holiday lets on the site. The local pub/shop/gallery is a short drive away and has everything you need. Inside the cottage is warm, very comfy and well equipped, perfect for lazing about on rainy days and would be as lovely in winter as it was in summer.
    Ann, 10.09.2015
  • Super holiday cottage for Exmoor and coast. Very peaceful.Furnished to high standard with lots of thought gone into providing everything possible you are likely to need with a few little extras on the side. Had a wonderful stay and was made very welcome by Sally and Jon. Beautiful grounds to walk dog -lots of rabbits to chase.
    Sandra, 26.09.2013
  • Having stayed in cottages for many years acorn retreat is by far the best we have stayed at. The apartment and grounds are second to none and Sally and Jon make you so welcome I would recommend it to anybody for a relaxing holiday and rate it 11 out of 10.
    Derek, 20.09.2013
  • This is without a doubt the best holiday cottage that we have stayed in! Superbly equipped and maintained by very welcoming owners. Grounds were excellent and we saw deer and even glimpsed an otter one evening. It was a great base for exploring North Devon and Exmoor with our dog.
    Derek, 16.06.2013
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Duration:
Starting:

01.03.2016 - 08.03.2016 (7 nights )
Price: 350 GBP* send enquiry

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Pricing period First night Last night Weekly rate Changeover day Min Stay & Short Breaks Information Short Break Nightly Rate
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Band D 03 Apr 2015 09 Apr 2015 475.00 GBP Friday No short breaks- -
Band C 10 Apr 2015 30 Apr 2015 395.00 GBP Friday No short breaks- -
Band D 01 May 2015 07 May 2015 465.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks84 GBP 100 GBP
Band D 08 May 2015 21 May 2015 465.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks100 GBP 100 GBP
Band E 22 May 2015 28 May 2015 520.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks110 GBP 110 GBP
Band D 29 May 2015 02 Jul 2015 475.00 GBP Friday No short breaks- -
Band E 03 Jul 2015 23 Jul 2015 520.00 GBP Friday No short breaks- -
Band F 24 Jul 2015 27 Aug 2015 595.00 GBP Friday No short breaks- -
Band D 28 Aug 2015 01 Oct 2015 475.00 GBP Friday No short breaks- -
Band C 02 Oct 2015 22 Oct 2015 420.00 GBP Friday No short breaks- -
Band D 23 Oct 2015 29 Oct 2015 475.00 GBP Friday No short breaks- -
Band A 30 Oct 2015 17 Dec 2015 300.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks56 GBP 56 GBP
Band A 08 Jan 2016 24 Mar 2016 350.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks60 GBP 60 GBP
Band B 25 Mar 2016 01 Apr 2016 420.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks70 GBP 70 GBP
Band A 08 Apr 2016 29 Apr 2016 350.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks60 GBP 60 GBP
Band B 30 Apr 2016 21 Jul 2016 420.00 GBP Friday Weekends and Mid Weeks70 GBP 70 GBP
Band C 22 Jul 2016 01 Sep 2016 525.00 GBP flexible No short breaks- -
Band B 02 Sep 2016 15 Sep 2016 420.00 GBP flexible No short breaks- -
Band A 16 Sep 2016 23 Dec 2016 350.00 GBP flexible Weekends and Mid Weeks60 GBP 60 GBP
Band B 24 Dec 2016 05 Jan 2017 420.00 GBP flexible Flexible (any time)- -

Exmoor National Park, Lynton and Lynmouth, Barnstaple, Atlantic Village shopping at Bideford, Clovelly and National Trust properties at Watersmeet, Heddon Valley, Tarr Steps, Arlington Court, and the North Devon "Heritage Coast".

Nearest Train Station or Airport: Barnstaple Station, 9 miles. Exeter Airport. 50miles

Recommended Places to Visit: Lynton and Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park, Lundy Island, Lorna Doone Country, Valley of Rocks, Watersmeet, Tarr Steps, Woolacombe, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple, Atlantic Village, Bideford, Hartland Point, Clovelly, Exmoor Zoo, Arlington Court. Hartland Abbey, Minehead, Dunster. Various National Trust Properties. RHS Gardens Rosemore.

Annual Events: The Simonsbath Festival, May, June. The North Devon Festival, June. English National Sheepdog Trials, August Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink, April. The Hunting of the Earl if Rone, Combe Martin, May. The North Devon Show, Summer. The Devon County Show, Summer. Bratton Down Races, May/June.

Recommended Places to Eat Out: Excellent choice of both traditional moorland and city pubs and restaurants. The Poltimore Arms 2.5 miles The Black Venus, Challacombe. The Exmoor Forest, Simonsbath. The Hunter's Inn, Heddon Valley. The Blue Ball, Countisbury. The Rising Sun, Lynmouth. The Stag, Filleigh. The White Horse, Exford. Various International Restaurants in Barnstaple.

Local Sports: Walking, fishing, surfing, horse riding, golf.

Brayford

Small village on the edge of Exmoor with the River Bray running through it and near the old market towns of South Molton and Barnstaple.


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