- Guests 3
- Bedrooms 2
- Preferred changeover day Friday
- Minimum stay 2 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 1
- Acorn rating 1 What's this?
- Reference 012049
About Kipscombe CottageA rustic and cosy bolthole tucked away in a pretty combe on a National Trust working farm in Exmoor, wonderful for walkers and fans of the outdoors.
This cute cottage on a National Trust working farm at the western corner of Exmoor is perfectly placed for exploring the rugged wilderness of the National Park with its wild ponies, moorland and birds of prey. With miles of footpaths all around, when you stay you can literally head out on walks or cycles from the door.
Once you’ve managed to pull yourself away from the sounds of nature outside, step through the front door and you’ll find a simply styled open plan living room, kitchen and dining area with a wood burning stove nestled into a traditional fireplace. The contemporary styling gives a clever nod to the outdoors too. Upstairs, there’s a double bedroom, single bedroom and shower room. Small, but perfectly formed, you’ll love coming back to this little retreat after a day exploring the area. Step out of the cottage, straight onto the moor and down to the wooded valley.
This western corner of Exmoor has narrow twisting lanes leading to incredible views, like the highest sea cliffs in England falling into the Bristol Channel below or wild open moors with red deer and Exmoor ponies and deep, steep-sided oak-lined combes. When you stay at Kipscombe the South West Coast Path is on your doorstep and you can explore the wild landscapes that inspired Wordsworth, Coleridge and Shelley on foot or by bike. Or ‘little Switzerland’ – the area around Lynmouth and Lynton, is around 3 miles away where the turrets of the Gothic architecture lend the area a very different feel. It’s also where you’ll find the nearest beach. And, just a short walk from the cottage you’ll find yourself at Countisbury with a pub, brilliant if you don’t fancy cooking.
Close to Foreland Point, Kipscombe is perfect for getting away from it all, but if you also need some time closer to civilisation, then both Minehead and Barnstaple are within 30 miles, with Taunton just over an hour away by car. Watersmeet with its crystal clear river tumbling down the gorge towards the sea is definitely worth a visit.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair available
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer not available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine available
- Tumble dryer available
- Telephone not available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden not available
- BBQ not available
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Open plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area.
One double bedroom, one single bedroom and a shower room.
Notes for guests
Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.
Heating: Oil fired central heating included.
Parking: There is a parking space opposite the cottage.
Garden: Although there is no garden at Kipscombe, guests may enjoy using the field behind the cart shed with its newly planted trees; handy for exercising the dog or sitting in for a picnic.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.
Fly fishing: From 1st March to 30th September,a complementary day ticket for salmon and/or trout fishing on the East Lyn is available for guests, this can be collected at Watersmeet, open from 8am until 5pm daily, for more information call 01598 763556.
Logs: Watersmeet Estate's own logs can be purchased at the time of booking or whilst at the cottages for use on the fire. Eco kindling and eco firelighters are also available to purchase. A net of logs costs £6 and should last a day. A fire starter kit consists of 40 eco briquettes and 4 firelighters for £7.50 per bag, which will provide a base for approximately 4 fires.
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