Poocks Cottage

Oareford Nr Lynton, Somerset, Countryside

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Outside Description

The garden is private and enclosed and benefits from a patio and garden furniture. There is off-road parking for two cars directly outside the property, there is also a garage with parking for another car (but not suitable if your car is low to the ground as it has a steep approach).

Downstairs Description

Downstairs is an open-plan kitchen with dining area, this is an extension to the original cottage and benefits from underfloor heating beneath the flagstones. There is a sitting room with an efficient wood-burner for topping up the heat and keeping cosy on cooler evenings, plus a further ‘snug’ with open-fire. There is also a downstairs bathroom with shower, toilet and hand basin. The kitchen is fitted with range cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Other equipment includes toaster, kettle, a variety of cookware, kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses.

A variety of books, games and jigsaws are provided for your amusement.

First Floor Description

Three upstairs bedrooms; one double, one twin and one single room. The family bathroom comprised of bath with shower attachment, toilet and hand basin.

Windows Views Description

The rear of the property looks out over the gardens and patio area with garden furniture. The windows to the front of the property look out over the river which runs down the valley to the packhorse bridge at Malmsmead, and the country road.

Other Notes

Poocks Cottage is an ideal property to ‘get away from it all’ as it’s situated in a valley in Exmoor National Park, but please note: There is no TV, but there are games, jigsaws and books to keep you amused should you need them. Wifi is provided but it’s probably not fast enough to stream or download programmes/films, but you will be able to check emails and look things up online. There is no mobile phone signal but there is a landline telephone for emergencies and incoming calls. Also, hand towels are provided but please bring your own bath towels.

Dogs Welcome
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Romantic Hideaway
Tourist Attractions:
  • Tropiquaria Zoo: Tropiquaria Animal & Adventure Park, a great day out for adults and children of all ages. Hold a snake or creepie-crawly in the Tropical Hall, visit the amazing puppet show and the aquarium. Outside play for hours on the full-size pirate ships or in the Indoor Play Castle. Visit website
  • Dunster Castle: An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens. Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history. Visit website
  • West Somerset Railway: It is Britain’s longest “Heritage” Railway running from Bishops Lydeard to the coast at Minehead. There are nine restored stations en route serving a variety of destinations. The railway runs special themed trains throughout the year and large-scale events. Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • The Culbone Inn: We source the best local produce from nearby farms and produce food that does justice to the beauty of Exmoor! There is always a warm welcome for everyone at The Culbone, including Dogs. Visit website
  • 7 The Bistro: in Lynmouth. Whilst retaining the intimate dining experience the restaurant has a fresh new look without losing its charm and warm welcome atmosphere. Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Cost Cutter: Located in Porlock Visit website
  • Tesco: Online ordering and delivery, located 6 miles away in Minehead. Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Minehead & West Somerset GC: Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club is a great classic links course set against the rugged backdrop of the Brendon Hills with captivating sea views. If you're seeking a great round of golf, in a superb location, this is the place. Visit website
  • Burrowhayes Farm Riding: We organise escorted rides of mixed abilities in the glorious Horner Valley and on the open moorland. Everyone can enjoy to the full the beauty of Exmoor with the added thrill of being on horseback. Small children's ponies are available for parents to walk and lead. Visit website