Ormrods is situated in an elevated position within the village of Withypool off a no-through lane, with far reaching views towards the Moor and over the River Barle. Comprehensively refurbished throughout in recent years to a high standard, this is a very comfortable three bedroom detached house.
Ormrods is situated within one acre of private gardens which lead directly down to the River Barle. The living accommodation is on the first floor making the best of the extensive views over the Moor towards the south, east and west. Bi-fold doors lead from the living room and dining area onto a south facing balcony with table and chairs to make the most of those long summer evenings. Sleeps up to 6 guests in three double bedrooms Two en-suite shower rooms plus third shower room Spacious living room on the first floor to make the most of the views Well equipped kitchen with Rayburn plus electric hob Central heating throughout plus wood-burner Utility room with underfloor heating Wifi, heating and electricity included Bed linen provided Up to 2 dogs welcome for supplement of £15 per dog Arrive from 4 pm Depart by 11 am Please note: towels, tea towels and bath mats are not provided - please bring your own. Having been comprehensively remodelled and refurbished throughout 2010 the property comprises very comfortable holiday accommodation for up to 6 guests. Entrance to the property is on the first floor; the living room, kitchen-dining room, utility, one double bedroom and shower room with toilet and hand basin are on this first floor. Downstairs are two further bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms. Up to two (maximum) well behaved dogs are welcome for a supplement of £15 per dog. Please do not allow dogs on the furniture or in the bedrooms. The utility room has under floor heating so the dogs can enjoy the warmth filtering through to their beds. Please do not leave your dogs in the house unattended and clear up after them at all times. Furthermore, there is a double dog kennel with separate runs in the garden, should you wish to use it.
- Hair dryer
- Wi-Fi available
- Log fire
- Central heating
- Games room
- Washing machine,Dishwasher,Clothes dryer
- TV,DVD player,CD player
- Ironing board,Iron
- High chair
- Towels provided,Linen provided
The kitchen is fully fitted with a Rayburn (further instructions about how to adjust the temperature is provided in the cottage) plus electric hob, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. There is a washing machine and Belfast sink in the utility room. The flooring in the kitchen, dining room and reception room is oak. There is underfloor heating in the utility room to help dry off walking boots and clothes and for the comfort of any 4-legged guests. Broadband, SKY and a DVD player are available. Leading directly from both the dining room and the reception room is the terrace where there is a table and chairs for those long summer evenings. There is a wood-burner in the living room; logs are provided and further supplies can be found in the log-shed in the garden. Bed linen is provided. Please bring your own towels, tea towels and bath mats as these are not provided.
- private garden (not enclosed)
- Jacuzzi or hot tub
- Shared garden
- private garden (enclosed)
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Secure parking
- Detatched Property
The Ormrod gardens extends to approximately an acre. The gardens are private and for guests sole use, but please note that it is terraced, and in places steep, therefore we suggest it may not be ideal for young children and we recommend that children must be supervised at all times. The River Barle borders the garden at the bottom, so further caution must be exercised here. The garden is primarily laid to lawn although there are perennial plants and shrubs. The bottom of the garden is left to its natural habitat as it is a site of special scientific interest where rare wild orchids flourish. Two stone walls have recently been constructed to terrace part of the garden, and one has a stone seat built into it with elevated views over the village, garden, river and towards the moor. There are also garden benches for guest to use and the two sheds contain logs for the wood- burner and one has some garden tools and a barbecue. The garden is south facing therefore ideal for those sunny days, remember to bring your binoculars and watch the ponies and wildlife on the moor from the comfort of the garden or balcony! Guests can also sit by the river and watch out for fish in the lovely clear water. There is a new double dog kennel for guests to use for their dogs which is also ideal to put them in to dry off when you arrive back from a lovely walk and before they come into the utility room. (Please remember to clean this out if you use it before your departure, thank you). Exmoor has been awarded the first European night sky award. The balcony at Ormrods overlooking the moor is an excellent venue to enjoy the night sky.
Withypool is a small village in Somerset near the centre of the Exmoor National Park. Interestingly the name Withy means Willow of which many can be seen along the riverbank. Withypool is situated within the Barle Valley with the River Barle running through the middle. The Tw...o Moors Way also passed through the village. To the southwest of the Village lies Withypool Common and Withypool Hill. The area of Withypool has been inhabited since the Bronze Age and a stone circle can still be seen on top of Withypool Hill. Withypool is mentioned in the Domesday Book and in the 14th century Geoffrey Chaucer was in charge of the village in his duties as forester of North Petherton. Other such notable connections are that the artist Alfred Munnings had a studio in the loft of the Royal Oak (the village pub) and R.D Blackmore wrote part of Lorna Doone in the bar. There is also a local shop, post office and tea rooms within the village.
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