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Exemead House

Exford, Somerset
Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Perfect for larger gatherings set the edge of Exmoor, within a designated International Dark Sky Reserve
  • Spacious and sociable spaces invite chatter, laughter and a bit of competition around the table football
  • A large, enclosed garden with direct access to the River Exe
Property code: 86682

This central location in the heart of Exmoor offers big groups the chance to enjoy fantastic walks directly from the front door. The property benefits from a large garden, ample parking and is just a stone’s throw from the village inn and restaurant.

This spacious former gentleman's residence has been made into a comfortable holiday home and is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Somerset, right in the heart of Exmoor National Park, and within a designated Dark Sky Reserve. This central location in the heart of Exmoor offers guests the chance to enjoy miles of fantastic walks directly from the property’s front door. For a day out, the seaside town of Minehead is 12 miles and the beautiful harbours of Porlock (7 miles) and Lynmouth (14 miles) are close by, as well as the sandy beaches of Woolacombe (27 miles) and Putsborough (30 miles) a little further afield. Visit National Trust properties at Dunster (11 miles), Arlington Court (17 miles) and Knightshayes Court (23 miles), or head to Minehead, Somerwest World Butlins (13 miles), West Somerset Steam Railway (14 miles) and the nearby town of Dulverton (10 miles).

Entering the property through the large impressive front door, you’ll find an entrance hall ideal for kicking off your walking boots. To your left is a large, light lounge with double aspect windows and a wood burner. It also benefits from an original blockwork parquet floor, comfy sofas and Smart TV.  Heading back into the hallway, straight ahead is the 'adult play room' with 6 seater dining table, chess table, drinks trolley etc which is the perfect place for adults to escape!
Off of the main hallway a handy downstairs WC can be found. Heading down the corridor, discover a large dining room with a games room area offering table football and a selection of games and books. This space offers flexible dining and seating space that comfortably accommodates everyone. The separate well-equipped kitchen contains two domestic cookers, four hobs, two fridges, one freezer, two microwaves, a dishwasher and everything you need to cater for a large group. There is also a handy 'drying room' on the ground floor which contains a washing machine and tumble drier.

Head upstairs to the sleeping accommodation, where there are four bedrooms. Firstly, a double room with Smart TV and en-suite shower with a shower and WC. A second double room with an additional single bed, a Smart TV and en-suite shower room with shower and WC. The third room is ideal for kids wanting to bunk down together with its 6 beds in total made of 3 bunk beds, a Smart TV and an en-suite shower room with a shower and WC. Lastly, the fourth room is a spacious double room with an additional single bed with Smart TV and its own separate kitchenette area including a mini electric oven and a two-ring hob, as well as its own en-suite shower room with a shower and WC.

Step outside and to the left of the property is a lovely large lawn space with playhouse that children will love. The outdoor garden furniture and picnic tables allow for al fresco eating and a charcoal BBQ makes mealtimes a breeze. At the end of the garden is beautiful spot which lowers into the river, offering the perfect spot to paddle (children and animals must be supervised at all times.)

There is a large car parking area to the front of the property with external CCTV installed.

  • 4 en suite bedrooms consisting of 1 double room, 1 room with 6 beds consisting of 3 bunks with an additional single bed in each, 1 double and a spacious double with additional single bed and its own kitchenett
  • 4 ensuite shower rooms with a shower and WC
  • Kitchen with 2 electric ovens and 4 electric hobs, 2 fridges, freezer, dishwasher and microwave, kitchenette in bedroom with mini electric oven and two ring hob
  • Utility/boot room with washing machine and tumble drier
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Smart TV in the lounge, Smart TVs in all bedrooms
  • Extensive lawns that run down to the river (Please note small children will require supervision) playhouse, garden furniture
  • Charcoal BBQ available in the summer (guests to provide charcoal)
  • Oil central heating
  • Up to 2 dogs are welcome but must be kept downstairs only and on a lead when outside (due to sheep and pheasants)
  • Active beehives on site
  • Beach 13 miles and pub/restaurant within walking distance
  • CCTV installed on the exterior of the property and views the drive and car parking area only
  • Catering service available (arranged with owner prior to stay)
  • Ample parking for up to 10 cars
  • Please note - parking is shared with resident of annex on right hand side of property who has separate entrance.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week


Rachel Loosemore

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


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Reviewed by Callie 13th May 2022

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We had a lovely stay here, the place exceeded our expectations and the photos don't do it justice. The garden is beautiful with a stream at the bottom. The house was clean, and ideally located for nice walks with a pub very close. Thanks very much!

Reviewed by Carol 15th April 2022

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Just returned from a fantastic break in this property , great accommodation for our whole family to spend time together Facilities are perfect for large groups with en-suite in every room , large table to sit around to enjoy meals. Fantastic garden with plenty of outside seating , Location is fantastic pub across the road large park with great playRead more facilities . Beautiful part of the country to explore we were lucky we had fantastic weather , will definitely be returning . Hide

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