Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor

- Brayford, Devon, England
Relax by the lake. See Herons and Otters Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 1
Relax in the 10 acres and 5 tranquil lakes.
Stroll through the 10 acre grounds of Oakmead House Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 2
Stroll through the 10 acre grounds of Oakmead House
In the grounds Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 3
In the grounds
By the lower lake Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 4
Lower lake, woodland and walks.
Picnic by the lakes, peace and tranqulitiy Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 5
Picnic by the lakes, peace and tranquility
Oakmead is on the River Bray Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 6
Bordered by the river Bray
Entrance Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 7
Own Private Entrance to apartment
Open plan kitchen, dining and lounging areas Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 8
Open plan kitchen, dining and lounging areas.
Quality furniture for total comfort. Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 9
Quality furniture for total comfort
Fully fitted kitchen Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 10
Large fully fitted Kitchen
Modern dining area Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 11
Modern dining area
Super king sized bed Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 12
Super king sized bed
Kitchen and dining area Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 13
Fully equipped kitchen and dining area
Shower and hand basin, shaving point, fresh towels Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 14
Shower room, heated towel rail, shaving point
Large open plan Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 15
Modern open plan quality furniture
Bright, open plan apartment Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 16
Bright open plan apartment
Information and library area Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 17
Information, maps and reading books.
Ten acres of grounds, with lakes, to explore Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 18
Aerial view of the 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 19
Own orchard area. Relax and enjoy the views in the cottage's garden
Enjoy the private grounds of Oakmead House Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 20
Enjoy the private grounds of Oakmead House
Upper lake at Oakmead Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 21
Upper lake at Oakmead
Extensive, private grounds bordered by the river Bray Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 22
Extensive, private grounds bordered by the river Bray
Along the leat path Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 23
Along the leat path
Beside the lake..... Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 24
Beside the lake.........
Explore the wilds of Exmoor Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 25
Explore the wilds of Exmoor
Wild Red deer visit the grounds at Oakmead House Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 26
Wild Red deer visit the grounds at Oakmead House
Bottom Lakes plenty of picnic benches Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 27
Bottom Lake view from river
Goslings in the grounds Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 28
Goslings in the grounds
A Succession of Spring Flowers at Acorn Retreat Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 29
A Succession of Spring Flowers at Acorn Retreat
Yellow Irises by the duck pond Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 30
Yellow Irises by the duck pond
International Dark Sky area: astronomists' treat. Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 31
Dark Sky area: bring telescopes
Exmoor: a walkers' paradise Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 32
Exmoor: a walkers' paradise
Wild Exmoor ponies Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor - thumbnail photo 33
Wild Exmoor ponies

Key Cottage Information

price
£595 - £698 weekly price range
bedrooms
Sleeps  1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms 
bathrooms
1 bathroom(s)
pets welcome
Pet Friendly (1 dog welcome)
family-friendly
Family-Friendly: - Minimum age of child is 16
cleaning standards
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Rating: Not assessed
Accessibility information: sorry this property has no disabled accessible features.
Number of units of accommodation: 1
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Bookings and Availability (last updated: 18.05.2024 )
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Arriving: 1st June - 7 nights
£660
Price from £595 per week
Price from £595 per week
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Description: About Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor

Romantic Retreat set within beautiful gardens on edge of Exmoor National Park

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.


Enjoy Fly Fishing on Site

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.

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

Guest Reviews and Holiday Feedback

Latest reviews:

Ann, date of stay: June 2015.

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.

Sandra, date of stay: September 2013.

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.

Derek, date of stay: September 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, date of stay: May 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.

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Special Facilities

Special Features

Special features Bird watching area, Dark sky friendly, Electric car charging point, Fishing lakes on site, River/stream in garden

Entertainment Facilities

TV TV
Digital TV Digital TV
Free Wifi Free Wifi

Leisure Facilities

Sorry this property does not have any onsite leisure facilities

Property Facilities

Kitchen & Dining

Microwave Microwave
Fridge/freezer Fridge/freezer
Washing machine Washing machine
Tumble dryer Tumble dryer
Type of cooker Type of cooker: Gas oven, Hob
Dining table Dining table seats 3

Bedrooms(s)

Bed linen provided Bed linen provided

Bathroom(s)

Shower Shower
Towels provided Towels provided

Other facilities

Hairdryer(s) Hairdryer(s)
Coffee maker Coffee maker

Heating

Flame effect fireplace Flame effect fireplace

Garden and Outdoors

Garden Garden: secure garden, private garden
Patio Patio
Parking Parking
BBQ BBQ

Family-Friendly Facilities

Children welcome Children welcome

More About this Property and Booking Information

Acorn Retreat, at Oakmead House, edge of Exmoor  - Brayford,
Type: Holiday Cottage Apartment, Cottage.
Types of Bookings welcome:
Couples CouplesFamilies Families
Booking Terms: Available on our website.
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Setting and Local Information

Views
Views: Countryside views over fields and farmlands, Garden views, Lake views, Valley views, Woodland views
Secluded Secluded
Near the beach Near the beach
Pub(s) nearby Pub(s) nearby
Good area for walking Good area for walking
Golf course nearby Golf course nearby
Fishing available nearby Fishing available nearby

Pet-Friendly Facilities

Dogs welcome Dogs welcome - up to 1 dogs

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

Property Location

Nearest Town/City: Barnstaple, Devon, 7 miles away
Nearest Train Station: Barnstaple, 8 miles away

Brayford

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