The Holiday Cottage
In the heart of unspoilt Tarka country, (from Henry Williamson's "Tarka the Otter") Bartridge Farm Cottage is ideally situated to explore the rolling landscape of Exmoor, the deep wooded valleys, rugged coastline, sandy beaches, pretty villages or bustling seaside towns.
The cottage is set in its own tranquil location next to the farmhouse amongst farmland on the side of the Taw valley. Approached along a private lane that winds its way up from the River Taw below to its commanding viewpoint on the side of the valley, it provides spectacular views for many miles around. Buzzards, deer, badgers, rabbits, foxes, owls, bats and kingfishers are amongst a number of animals that are local inhabitants.
The cottage and pool were imaginatively restored in 1992 from 17th century stone barns, retaining original features such as oak beams but with the benefit of modern comforts.
Exmoor and the famous north devon beaches are just 20 minutes drive away. The area all around the cottage is designated by the local authority as an official area of great landscape value and just 400 metres away is one of only a few designated wild woodlands in the county. The coast and beaches are just 25 minutes drive away. The warm indoor pool is fed from spring water. The 140 jet HOT TUB is located outside the swimming pool next to the raised sunbathing area. This is a very well equipped cottage. There is ample parking next to the cottage.
We are sorry but we cannot accomodate pets and we do not allow smoking in the cottage.
The cottage has been open for over 20 years (with the same owners)and the majority of bookings are from repeat business or on recommendation. For more information on the holiday cottage, please telephone us on 01769 560598 or email us. You can book on line on this website using credit or debit cards.
Most of our bookings are repeat business or on recommendation!
1 King size bed with new pocket sprung superior mattress plus single bed, built in wardrobe, drawers and radio alarm clock and hair dryer
Full size bunk beds with built in wardrobe, drawers etc. This is a very small room ideal for youngsters or one adult.
The cot is a full size wooden one with mattress. It fits in either bedroom. Please let us know which room you require it in.
Fireplace, sofa, armchair, rocking chair, payphone and internet access point (up to 6 meg), 32" flatscreen LCD TV with Freeview and Freesat, video player. DVD player. Collection of videos also available.
Tumble dryer, washing maching and freezer in the utility room. Avilable in the cottage: fridge, hob, microwave, double oven with grill, iron, night lights, smoke alarms, torch, payphone. Full signal strength for all mobile phone networks. Free broadband internet connection also available.
Dining area, seating for 5 (high chair also available).
Bath, shower, sink and toilet. There is also another shower and toilet in the pool area.
Full oil fired central heating in every room plus a super log burner in the lounge. The central heating boiler is situated outside the property but guests have full control over the heating.
Fully carpeted throughout. Games, jigsaws and book and video collection. Linen is provided. (towels not provided).