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Hope Cottage

Winsford, near Minehead, Somerset
Grade 3 Star rating

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Pets 2
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Description

There are many walks from the doorstep of this cottage, set within the boundaries of Exmoor National Park.

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Dining room: With wooden floor.
Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: with twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Separate toilet.

Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, Wi-Fi and fuel for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Large garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a natural water supply from borehole. There are 7 steps in the garden and a 5ft drop behind the cottage.

Hope Cottage is the ideal rural haven that you would expect from a holiday on Exmoor. Located just outside the pretty village of Winsford, this detached cottage-style bungalow is surrounded by its own gardens and small wooded area. Winsford, which is a short drive or brisk walk from the cottage, has a village shop, popular pub and a tea room. With its thatched cottages and ford in the middle of the village, there is plenty to see. The cottage is set within the boundaries of Exmoor National Park, and there are some lovely walks from the cottage into the surrounding countryside and moorland. This stunning area offers great walking for all abilities and there are some great spots to visit including Withypool, Lanacre and Tarr Steps. There is also wide range of wildlife including deer and the famous Exmoor ponies. The town of Dulverton is worth a visit and has a good range of shops and restaurants. Looking towards the coast, there is the medieval town of Dunster with its castle (NT) and onto the coastal town of Minehead, which has a wide range of shops and amenities, as well as the West Somerset Railway and beach area. Other areas of interest close by are Porlock and Porlock Weir and further along the coast are Lynton and Lynmouth, the two towns being connected by the Victorian cliff railway. Shop and pub 1 mile.

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Features

  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Bungalow
    Bungalow
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle


Customer Comments

  • 9

    20/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 17/05/2019
    Fantastic cottage we love it but you have to remember there are no shops near. Loads of beautiful walks. The seaside about 25 mins away. Nothing but the sound of sheep and the river , bliss ❤️


  • 8

    15/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 10/05/2019
    We have stayed in this cottage several times. It is beautifully located. It was sad to see that it isn't being kept as clean as a holiday maker would like. Also there is ivy getting into 2 rooms,(it is mainly a building of wooden construction) which should have been noticed and dealt with.


  • 10

    20/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 18/03/2019
    We had a lovely time a shame it rained for the three days we were there but a holiday is what you make it


  • 9

    05/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2019
    Although the cottage seemed a little run down at first, it grew on us very quickly. A real home from home, with everything we needed. Warm and snuggly for Christmas / New Year break. Although the house was on a road, the valley was quiet and beautiful. We saw dear and pheasants from the windows. Lovely walks from just across the road - into Winsford in one direction, as towards Exford in the other. Location really good to be able to get pretty much anywhere in Exmoor National Park - from Lynton to Moors.


  • 8

    02/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 27/12/2018
    A pleasant thirties built cottage in a lovely location. It was a warm and welcoming place for a brief Christmas break. The cottage is adequately equipped and with both central heating and wood burning stoves on demand provides a cosy retreat from the outside when the weather was unfriendly. The housekeeper kindly provided tea, coffee, milk, biscuits etc. and also put up a Christmas tree to make us most welcome. Though not relevant to us, there are clearly some lovely walks direct from the cottage into the Exe valley and beyond. Hope Cottage is good value and well worth a return visit.


  • 9

    28/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2018
    The stunning countryside views from every window make this cottage special. There are no other buildings in sight at all - just beautiful woodland, hillside and garden. Real 'get away from it all'! Our family of 4 were very comfortable and warm and the kitchen and dining room particularly spacious. Very well equipped kitchen. Good shower, good fast wifi. If you're bringing a dog, note that the garden is not enclosed. Though the walks directly from the cottage will make up for this! Little children will need to be supervised at all times outside, due to the steps and raised areas and not being enclosed by a fence etc. The nearby village of Winsford is very picturesque and has a pub and tea room.


  • 7

    04/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    Lovely little cottage in a semi rural location. The only three things that concerned us as a party were; 1) The drive ( which we were warned about) . 2) Although dogs are allowed at the cottage it wasn't stated in the brief that the garden was not fenced off against the road which could be a potential danger. 3) All of us felt the beds were too hard, in particular the double bed.


  • 9

    20/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 17/05/2019
    Fantastic cottage we love it but you have to remember there are no shops near. Loads of beautiful walks. The seaside about 25 mins away. Nothing but the sound of sheep and the river , bliss ❤️


  • 8

    15/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 10/05/2019
    We have stayed in this cottage several times. It is beautifully located. It was sad to see that it isn't being kept as clean as a holiday maker would like. Also there is ivy getting into 2 rooms,(it is mainly a building of wooden construction) which should have been noticed and dealt with.


  • 10

    20/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 18/03/2019
    We had a lovely time a shame it rained for the three days we were there but a holiday is what you make it


  • 9

    05/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2019
    Although the cottage seemed a little run down at first, it grew on us very quickly. A real home from home, with everything we needed. Warm and snuggly for Christmas / New Year break. Although the house was on a road, the valley was quiet and beautiful. We saw dear and pheasants from the windows. Lovely walks from just across the road - into Winsford in one direction, as towards Exford in the other. Location really good to be able to get pretty much anywhere in Exmoor National Park - from Lynton to Moors.


  • 8

    02/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 27/12/2018
    A pleasant thirties built cottage in a lovely location. It was a warm and welcoming place for a brief Christmas break. The cottage is adequately equipped and with both central heating and wood burning stoves on demand provides a cosy retreat from the outside when the weather was unfriendly. The housekeeper kindly provided tea, coffee, milk, biscuits etc. and also put up a Christmas tree to make us most welcome. Though not relevant to us, there are clearly some lovely walks direct from the cottage into the Exe valley and beyond. Hope Cottage is good value and well worth a return visit.


  • 9

    28/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2018
    The stunning countryside views from every window make this cottage special. There are no other buildings in sight at all - just beautiful woodland, hillside and garden. Real 'get away from it all'! Our family of 4 were very comfortable and warm and the kitchen and dining room particularly spacious. Very well equipped kitchen. Good shower, good fast wifi. If you're bringing a dog, note that the garden is not enclosed. Though the walks directly from the cottage will make up for this! Little children will need to be supervised at all times outside, due to the steps and raised areas and not being enclosed by a fence etc. The nearby village of Winsford is very picturesque and has a pub and tea room.


  • 7

    04/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    Lovely little cottage in a semi rural location. The only three things that concerned us as a party were; 1) The drive ( which we were warned about) . 2) Although dogs are allowed at the cottage it wasn't stated in the brief that the garden was not fenced off against the road which could be a potential danger. 3) All of us felt the beds were too hard, in particular the double bed.


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