Description: About Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor
Romantic Retreat set within beautiful gardens on edge of Exmoor National ParkSet 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.
Enjoy Fly Fishing on SiteThe 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.
Fishing is for the wild brown trout and occasional salmon. Fly fishing only.
Electricity, heating and linens all included. Free internet access is available and there is a weak mobile phone signal.
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.
This owner/agency has featured on countrycottagesonline.com since 2010
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Local Attractions near Brayford
Top Attractions: Exmoor National Park, Lynton and Lynmouth, Barnstaple, Atlantic Village shopping at Bideford, Old town of Clovelly and National Trust properties at Watersmeet, Heddon Valley, Tarr Steps, Arlington Court NT, and the North Devon "Heritage Coast"and Dunster Castle. Good surf and sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton, Putsborough and Croyde. Surf and paddle board hire. RHS Rosemoor for garden lovers as well as Marwood Gardens. Dark Sky status for sky watchers. New water sports hub in Ilfracombe opened 2023.
Recommended Places to Visit: Lynton and Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park, Lundy Island, Lorna Doone Country, Valley of Rocks, Watersmeet, Tarr Steps, Woolacombe, Ilfracombe, Atlantic Village, Bideford, Hartland Point, Clovelly, Exmoor Zoo, Arlington Court. Hartland Abbey. Minehead and Dunster. Many National Trust Properties and The RHS Gardens at Rosemoor. SW coastal path for walking
Annual Eventst: 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. North Devon Show, Summer. Devon County Show, Spring.
Recommended Places to Eat Out: Excellent choice of both traditional moorland pubs serving food for all budgets. Choice of many restaurants. We can recommend the following The Black Venus, Challacombe.) 4 miles from here. Excellent value and quality fare. The Exmoor Forest, Simonsbath. 6 miles away also good food and dog friendly The Stag, Filliegh popular pub grub, Sunday lunch 6 miles away Stumbles, South Molton. Under new ownership and working hard to impress. 6 miles Pyne Arms, Arlington, Exceptional food. 6 miles. The Exmoor White Horse, excellent pub grub, fine dining in their restaurant, 9 miles The Hunter's Inn, Heddon Valley. Mason Arms, Knowstone. quite famous but a 20 min drive from here. Wide choice of restaurants in Barnstaple .
Local Sports: bird watching, boating, country pursuits, cycling, fishing, fly fishing, golfing, horse riding, pony trekking, river fishing, sea fishing, surfing, stargazing, walking, watersports, wildlife watching
Nearest Train Station: Barnstaple
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