Raleigh Lodge, Wheddon Cross in Exmoor is positioned in a beautiful spot at the head of the Avill valley in the heart of the Exmoor National Park in Somerset, Raleigh Lodge just a short distance from the village of Wheddon Cross and sleeps up to 6 guests. The views from Raleigh Lodge are spectacular
At Raleigh Lodge you will be ideally located to take advantage of the excellent opportunities to ride, walk and cycle, whether you choose the open slopes of the moor towards Dunkery Beacon, or wooded Avill valley below, famous for its snowdrops. From the cottage there is direct access onto footpaths to Dunkery, Snowdrop Valley and many other routes. Sleeps up to 6 guests in three bedrooms Luxurious and spacious property with stunning views King-size master bedroom with roll-top bath, plus en-suite shower room Super-king size bed (can be twin if requested at time of booking), en-suite shower room Third bedroom also has king-sized bed, plus adjacent shower room (off the hall) Large sitting room with sliding doors overlooking the garden Separate ‘snug’ with TV Bed linen and towels provided Wifi, heating and electricity included Dog welcome (3 max) for supplement of £15 per dog Arrive from 4 pm Depart by 10 am Raleigh Lodge was originally built as stables for the Manor house next door; the squire kept his coach and horses in this building and the lovely cobbled courtyard to the rear would have been the main access from the Manor. The building has been converted into living space, and now offers bright and spacious holiday accommodation all on one level in one of the finest settings on Exmoor. From the car parking area at the front of the property the entrance door leads into a hallway. The spacious sitting room has a wood-burner at the far and two comfortable sofas, perfect for unwinding with family or friends after a day exploring. The large sliding doors allow you to enjoy the views from the comfort of the sofa, or you can also sit outside on the patio furniture. Separate to the main sitting room is the 'snug' or TV room, which has the television cleverly hidden in the cabinet. The kitchen/dining room has wonderfully high ceilings with exposed beams and is fitted with an Aga which ensures a warm and cosy atmosphere. Sliding doors from the kitchen lead out to the cobbled courtyard to the rear, complete with barbecue for cooking and dining al fresco. From the kitchen a rear hallway leads to the utility room which has plenty of room for hanging coats and storing boots, and has an external door to the car parking area. The master bedroom has a king-sized double bed with a unique bed frame, the bedroom has fitted wardrobes and a roll top bath, plus a separate en-suite shower room. Of the other two bedrooms, one has a super-king bed (that can be made up as twin beds if requested at time of booking), and this room has an en-suite wet room. The third bedroom has another king-sized bed, with a shower room adjacent (off the hall). Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement (maximum of 3). A supplementary fee of £15 will be added to your invoice per dog. Please do not allow you dogs on the furniture, or into the bedroom end of the property and do not leave them alone in the property at any time. There is a paddock with field shelter beside the property which can be available for guests’ horses, but only by prior arrangement. Please contact us for more details. This property is strictly non-smoking. Raleigh Lodge is within walking distance of Wheddon Cross (approx 0.75 mile), a thriving rural community. Here you will find a well-stocked mini-supermarket, Post Office facilities and petrol station with good opening times. The Rest & Be Thankful Inn is the village pub which serves food and is child and dog friendly. There is also a Hair Salon and community playing field with children's play area. Minehead is the nearest town, approximately 10 miles away. Here you will find larger supermarkets with petrol stations, most major high street banks with cash machines, plus a range of other shops throughout the town. Raleigh Lodge is available for week-long bookings and short breaks, changeover days are Mondays and Fridays. The property will be ready from 4 pm on the day of your arrival. Please depart by 10 am on the last day of your stay. Please leave the property clean and tidy so that we can guarantee it will be ready on time for our next guests.
Kitchen appliances include fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and electric oven with hob, there is also a traditional Aga. Other equipment includes toaster, kettle, cafetiere, a variety of cookware, saucepans, kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room. The 'sung'/TV room has a television (with Freeview) and DVD player. Wifi is available throughout the property at no extra cost. An iron and ironing board, and hairdryers are all provided for your convenience. Bed linen, duvets, and towels (including tea towels) are provided, but please bring your own beach towels if you wish to take towels with you on day trips. Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of the accommodation. Raleigh Lodge is fitted with central heating, which is controlled by thermostats that can be adjusted to suit your preferences. There is also a very efficient wood-burner in the sitting room to top up the heat in the cooler evenings and give a cosy atmosphere. A basket of logs, kindling and matches will be provided. Tea, coffee, milk and biscuits will be in the property for your arrival to welcome you to Raleigh Lodge and enable you to have a hot drink before unpacking the car. Other non-perishable items such as salt, pepper and oil will be provided. Cleaning materials such as washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets/powder and surface cleaner will be present in the property. One or two toilet rolls will be provided per toilet.
The terraced garden is to the side of the property and is an outstanding feature of this property. It can be access from the patio or the car parking area. Please note that the garden is not enclosed, also the patio has an unfenced drop into the garden, children must be supervised. The courtyard to the rear of the property contains some outside seating and a gas barbecue for guests use (gas is provided). Raleigh Lodge is approached along a private driveway which is shared with the Manor next door. The owner keeps her ponies and sheep in the field beside the property, you may see her popping by to check on them from time to time.
Wheddon Cross is a village on Exmoor based around the crossroads; the roads run from north to south between Minehead and Dulverton, and east to west between Taunton and North Devon. The village is argued to be the highest on Exmoor and the highest point on Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon,... which is 1704 feet above sea level, is the focal point of the village. In recent years the village has become famous for the abundance of snowdrops in the nearby valley which has become known as 'Snowdrop Valley'. The snowdrops bloom around February and a park and ride system operates from the village to enable visitors easy access to the "carpet of snowdrops". Wheddon Cross is surrounded by beautiful countryside; open moorland, wooded valleys and farmland. An abundance of wildlife can often be seen, including Exmoor ponies and red deer. There are a number of great walks along marked footpaths and bridleways, including the famous Coleridge Way which passes by. Exmoor is often referred to as England's best kept secret, it's a wonderful holiday destination for anyone looking for a holiday in the great outdoors! There's so much to see and do, from short walks to long expeditions across the moors or horse riding, taking in a safari or sight-seeing at your own pace around the 'picture postcard' villages and hamlets.
Full arrival information and details of how to access the property will be sent after your booking is paid for in full. Further information about public transport can be found online at: www.travelinesw.com
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6 Guests maximum. Infants don't count toward the number of guests.
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