Swallows Rest is nestled within Exmoor National Park and is set amongst beautiful Devonshire countryside. Located at the end of a single track lane with its own separate entrance, this is a real rural retreat, ideal for those looking to enjoy a break in a tranquil and beautiful part of Devon. The views from the cottage out over Exmoor are simply stunning and you can look out across the fields and woods down towards the Lyn River.
The swimming pool is heated and open all year and boasts stunning views over the garden and down towards the river.
With accommodation arranged over three floors and the entrance on the middle floor, this is a lovely welcoming comfortable cottage. On the middle floor there is a spacious lounge with comfortable seating, cosy wood-burning stove, hi fi system, Sky TV,wi fi and DVD player and a dining room with lovely garden and countryside views. French doors in the lounge open out onto the patio area with a picnic table where you can enjoy views across the fields. The well-equipped fitted kitchen with large fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine, and dishwasher, electric cooker and oil fired Rayburn looks out over the garden and out towards Wilsham Wood which slopes down to the river. Also on this floor is a double bedroom with a king-size bed and en-suite shower room, with a separate shower room next door.
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Enjoy a walk over the farm to join the coastal path with its spectacular cliffs and abundant Exmoor wildlife, or stroll down to the river and watch the otters in the valley and continue along the path to Watersmeet and Lynton. Instead you can take a short drive to enjoy the Somerset village of Porlock and its delightfully small harbour, or extend the trip to include some of the Devon coastal sites of Lynton, Lynmouth, Woolacombe, Croyde and the magnificent beach of Saunton Sands. Alternatively travel inland to take advantage of the wonders of the Exmoor National Park. Visit the sites of Tarr steps the well known clapper bridge over the river Barle, the historic town of Dunster and the castle, Dulverton, with its variety of individual shops, Exford, the centre of the moor, and closer to home Dunkery Beakon, the highest place on the moor, and the romantic Lorna Doone country, Oare, and Malmsmead.
Nearest Train Station or Airport: Minehead
Recommended Places to Visit: Railways. From steam, narrow gauge, model or spectacular cliff Exmoor has it all! There is narrow gauge at Lynton, Barnstable and Woody Bay, the Cliff Railway at Lynton and Lynmouth and the steam railway along the coast from Minehead to Taunton at West Somerset Railway. The model railway is on the way out of Lynmouth a good place for both the enthusiast and the visitor
Annual Events: Too many to list each but a popular one is Food on Exmoor The Exmoor Food Festival takes place in October and is the show case for all that is good about food and drink on Exmoor. There are events staged all around the region www.exmoorfoodfestival.co.uk Water Sports. The North Devon Coast is a mecca for all water sports enthusiasts. Croyde, Woolacombe, Saunton and Putsborough being some of the most popular beaches. It is possible to check the daily conditions via www.eyeball-surfcheck.co.uk or www.surfsouthwest.com Wimberball lake for fresh water sailing and windsurfing. . The river Barle and Exe for canoeists if you are interested we can put you in touch with the local canoe club.
Recommended Places to Eat Out: Rising Sun, Harbourside, .01598 753223 Blue Ball Inn, Countisbury, Lynton (Walk across the farm 01598 741263 ) Culbone Stables Inn Porlock The highest Inn on Exmoor. (01643 862259) Rockford Inn, Rockford, Brendon . You can walk across the farm to this Pub 01598 741222 Andrews on the Weir, Porlock Weir. In the top 10% of UK restaurants, 3 AA rosettes Top quality food (01643 863300)01643 863 300 The Poltimore Arms, Yarde Down. Good food and a real friendly atmosphere (01598 710381 The Royal Oak Withypool. A la cart or bar meals good atmosphere and good food (01643831506) Exmoor Forest Hotel, Simonsbath. Good food (01643 831341) Black Venus, Challacombe Bar Meals (01598 763251)
Local Sports: SURFING, SAILING, WIND SURFING,HORSE RIDING
Please visit http://www.swallowsrest-exmoor.co.uk to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Devon.