Self Catering Accommodation
Shillingford, Nr. Bampton, Devon. EX16 9BP
On the edge of Exmoor, this charming stone cottage just for two has been thoughtfully converted from a small barn, featuring the original beams, timbers and stonework. It is across the courtyard from the owners’ home, Popes, which had a long history of being a small Devon farm – where a
Mr. Pope lived in1334. It is approached by a lane and track, surrounded by grassfields grazed by sheep, with Popes Copse behind us.
The Cottage, all on the ground floor, has an open plan sitting room/dining room with a woodburner stove, actually very efficiently run by gas for instance heat, television, CD/radio, and books. Some of the furniture is handmade by the owner who is a designer and furniture maker. The kitchen area has a terracotta floor, rush matting, electric cooker, fridge freezer, microwave and washing machine. French windows open on to your own small patio and private garden overlooking pastures and trees; the morning sunshine makes this patio a suntrap for breakfast in the garden. The beamed bedroom with double bed and duvet leads through to the en-suite bathroom [shower room]. We provide all linen.
This is a peaceful, comfortable place from which to set off and explore – or just read books. The area is little known and particularly beautiful, being between the Quantocks, Brendon Hills, Blackdown Hills and Exmoor; it is designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - charming Devon/ Somerset villages, country lanes, wild flowers; we frequently see red deer, foxes, badgers, buzzards and a host of hedgerow birds here. National Trust houses at Killerton and Knightshayes, Exeter and its Cathedral, the tiny barrel roofed churches typical of the area, the coast [Porlock, Lynton, Bideford, Barnstaple] are all within easy reach, with local walks along footpaths and byways where it is unusual to meet anyone.
Beautifully secluded, but not at all isolated, we are 3 miles from Bampton [early Celtic settlement, now known for the annual October Fair where Exmoor ponies are sold] where excellent vegetable, butchers and baker shops and two small country stores provide everything you need, and some local inns offering excellent food. Tiverton is 7 miles away and Dulverton 5 miles for cream teas, river walks and the moors.
Unfortunately we cannot accept dogs. By popular demand, this is a non-smoking cottage.
Bookings & Enquiries
May to September - £310.00 to £375.00 per week (inclusive), October - £220.00 (plus electricity).
If you would like the cottage for a shorter period please get in touch.
Michael and Tricia Scott
Telephone: +44 (0)1398 331999
OS. Sheet. 181 – 989 249
Please Note: Arrival after 3.00 pm
Departure by 10.00 am on SATURDAY
A deposit of £100 per week when booking. The remainder payable two weeks before arrival. Please make cheques payable to M. Scott