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

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Acorn Retreat, Devon
Open plan, spacious living area Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 2
Spacious apartment
Fully fitted kitchen Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 3
Large fitted Kitchen
Modern Dining area Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 4
Dining in style
Lounge area Sky TV and wifi Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 5
Lounge with Sky and Wifi
Spacious entrance and reading area Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 6
Spacious entrance and reading area
Super king sized bed Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 7
Super king sized bed
Shower and hand basin, shaving point, fresh towels Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 8
Shower room, heated towel rail, shaving point
Boating and fishing lake Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 9
10 acres and 5 tranquil lakes
Ten acres of grounds, with lakes, to explore Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 10
Ten acres of grounds, with lakes, to explore
 Relax and enjoy the views in the cottage's garden Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 11
Relax and enjoy the views in the cottage's garden
Stroll through the 10 acre grounds of Oakmead House Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 12
Stroll through the 10 acre grounds of Oakmead House
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Enjoy the private grounds of Oakmead House
In the grounds Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 14
In the grounds
Upper lake at Oakmead Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 15
Upper lake at Oakmead
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By the lower lake
Extensive, private grounds bordered by the river Bray Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 17
Extensive, private grounds bordered by the river Bray
Picnic by the lakes, peace and tranqulitiy Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 18
Picnic by the lakes, peace and tranquility
Oakmead is on the River Bray Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 19
Bordered by the river Bray
Along the leat path Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 20
On the leat path
Beside the lake..... Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 21
Beside the lake.........
Wild Exmoor ponies Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 22
Wild Exmoor ponies
Explore the wilds of Exmoor Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 23
Explore the wilds of Exmoor
Exmoor: a walkers' paradise Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 24
Exmoor: a walkers' paradise
Wild Red deer visit the grounds at Oakmead House Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 25
Wild Red deer visit the grounds at Oakmead House
Goslings in the grounds Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 26
Goslings in the grounds
A Succession of Spring Flowers at Acorn Retreat Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 27
A Succession of Spring Flowers at Acorn Retreat
Beautiful Gardens at Acorn Retreat Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 28
Beautiful Gardens at Acorn Retreat
Yellow Irises by the duck pond Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 29
Yellow Irises by the duck pond
Living-flame gas fire for cosy winter breaks Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 30
Living-flame gas fire for cosy winter breaks

Key Cottage Information

price
£455 - £595 weekly price range
bedrooms
Sleeps  1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms 
bathrooms
1 bathroom(s)
pets welcome
Pet Friendly (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Accessibility information: sorry this property has no disabled accessible features.
Number of units of accommodation: 1
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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

Property Facilities

Special Features:
  • Previously a trout rearing farm but now in private use.
  • 10 acres of beautiful grounds, river walks and lakes. Wildlife watching, hide and scopes. Fly fishing on the lakes and river for private use only..
Entertainment Facilities:
  • Sky TV
  • Video or DVD
  • Internet Access
Kitchen & Dining:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Type of Cooker: Gas oven and hob
  • Dining Table Seats: 4
Bedroom(s):
  • 1 Superking Bed(s)
  • Bed Linen Provided
Bathroom:
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels Provided
  • Hairdryers (1)
Garden and Outdoors:
  • Enclosed Garden: Own, 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 overlooking the Bray Valley. 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, wildlife includes Otters, Herons, Kingfishers, waterfowl observed from the Hide on the lake. Scope provided.

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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.

Terms
See our website www.oakmeadhouse.co.uk Deposit one third with balance 6 weeks before arrival.

Local Attractions

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". Tarka Trail for bikes. Exmoor Safaris, Bird watching, Boat trips around coast. Ferry to Lundy.

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, Saunton Sands, Baggy Point, Woolacombe, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple, Atlantic Village in Bideford, Hartland Point, Clovelly, Exmoor Zoo, Arlington Court. Hartland Abbey, Minehead, Dunster village and Castle NT. Arlington Court NT. 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 in Rone, Combe Martin, May. The Devon County Show, Exeter in May North Devon Agricultural Show August Dunster Show August Bratton Down Races, May/June. Two Moors Music festival October RHS Flower Festival August Rosemoor.

Recommended Places to Eat Out: Excellent choice of both traditional moorland and city pubs and restaurants. The Poltimore Arms 2.5 miles (food by arrangement) The Black Venus, 4 miles 'top food' Challacombe. The Exmoor Forest, Simonsbath. (dog friendly restaurant) 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. Trips to Lundy.

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.



Find out More about Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor

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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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