Lime Kiln Cottage
Located in Bampton, Devon
Attractive cottage situated on the owner s farmland with resident chickens and pigs, surrounded by idyllic woodlands, and within a short drive of Exmoor National Park.
- Sleeps: 2
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 2
This property enjoys a wonderfully tranquil rural location, within twenty-four acres of land in the scenic woodland of the Exe Valley. The historic charter town of Bampton is just three miles away and offers a range of pubs, bistros, and shops, as well as the interesting Norman motte, which visitors can climb to enjoy views over the town and the surrounding area. Active types will enjoy the fact that Exmoor National Park is just six miles from the property, offering miles of scenic walking routes and cycle paths, which stretch into neighbouring Somerset and down to the coast. For those in search of beaches, there are a number of wonderful sandy beaches less than an hour’s drive away, including those in Ilfracombe, Croyde, and Minehead.
Double doors from the patio area open straight into the spacious and welcoming lounge/kitchen/diner of this eco-friendly property. The property is served by solar panels, as well as the private log boiler which provides lovely hot water with minimal environmental impact. The living area is heated by a wood burner which sits in the corner of the room, where comfortable sofas provide a relaxing place to cosy up and enjoy the TV/DVD, and radio. The kitchen area, which is set off to the rear of the room, is equipped with an oven, hob, fridge, dishwasher, and washing machine. The property has one bedroom: a restful room with a king-size bed, next to which is the shower room with its large shower cubicle and WC. Enjoy a welcome arrival hamper of local produce.
Outside, there is a small seating area to the front of the property which has attractive valley views, whilst to the rear of the property is an enclosed garden with a lawn seating area. Guests are also able to explore the farm’s twenty-four acres of land and pay a visit to the resident pigs and chickens. There is ample off-road parking available.
Bampton is one of the gateways to Exmoor National Park and is great for exploring both Devon and Somerset. Although this pretty, peaceful village is small, there are two small supermarkets, a post office and a choice of 3 pubs. The village was more recently used for the village scenes in "Downton Abbey". The larger towns of Tiverton, Taunton, and Exeter are nearby as well as a selection of National Trust properties. There are a choice of footpaths to suit all abilities, incorporating the Two Moors Way and The South West Coast Path which passes through National Nature Reserves and Heritage sites. For a fun day out, visit Wimbleball Lake Country Park in Dulverton or Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool in Taunton or enjoy everything Exmoor offers.