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The School House, Countisbury

People13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 1,776 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps up to 13 - Exmoor National Park - Stunning Location

The School House is a spacious Victorian property in a beautiful spot on Exmoor making it a perfect destination for family and friends get-togethers. As the name suggests, this property was once a school for the local villages but it has since been transformed into memorable and comfortable accommodation for 11 people (up to 13 including sofa bed) plus cot.

The open-plan living/dining room has a large wood-burner and plenty of comfortable seating, a full-size table tennis table in case of wet weather and a piano with a collection of music. The kitchen adjoins the living area and leads out onto the delightful terrace. Beyond the dining area is a cosy 'snug' with further comfortable seating (including sofa-bed for two extras if required), this leads through to two downstairs bedrooms - one double with en-suite and one triple bedroom (bunk beds plus single), there is also a downstairs bathroom. Upstairs are three further bedrooms, one four-poster double bedroom, a second double bedroom and a twin room plus bathroom.


Property Manager
Chris
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lynton in North Devon District

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1776 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs en-suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs family bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There are 3 bathrooms; two downsairs (one is an en-suite off the double bedroom) plus another family bathroom upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Downstairs bedroom with en-suite - 1 Double Bed
    Donstairs triple bedroom - 1 Single Bed
    Upstairs four-poster bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Upstairs double bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Upstairs twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • The School House sleeps 11 people in bed plus two extra on sofa-bed in the 'snug' if required. There are two downstairs bedrooms - one double and one triple room (bunk beds plus a single). Upstairs are three further bedrooms, one four-poster double bed, another double bedroom and a twin room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
The open-plan living/dining room has a large wood-burner and plenty of comfortable seating, a full-size table tennis table in case of wet weather and a piano with a collection of music. The kitchen adjoins the living area and leads out onto the delightful terrace. Beyond the dining area is a cosy 'snug' with further comfortable seating (including sofa-bed for two extras if required), this leads through to two downstairs bedrooms - one double with en-suite and one triple bedroom (bunk beds plus single), there is also a downstairs bathroom. Upstairs are three further bedrooms, one four-poster double bedroom, a second double bedroom and a twin room plus bathroom. The School House is well-equipped; kitchen appliances include fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, combination microwave-grill, and oven with hob. Other equipment includes toaster, kettle, a variety of cookware, kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses. The living area includes a television with satellite tv, video and DVD player and radio/cassette/CD player. A table tennis table is situated in the living area too, and an upright piano. Wireless broadband is available in the property. A cot and high chair is provided for your use. Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your accommodation. The central heating can be adjusted to suit your preferences and the seasons. The School House has a wood-burner in the sitting room downstairs; a basket of logs and kindling will be provided. Bed linen, duvets, blankets and towels are provided for your convenience, but please bring your own beach towels if you wish to take towels with you on day trips. Please note that bed linen is not provided for the cot. The School House water is supplied by natural spring. The School House boasts a delightful terrace with outdoor seating, barbecue and wonderful views of the valley beneath, perfect for relaxing and eating alfresco! Guests may also explore the sloping gardens complete with stream which leads down into the valley below and on to the village of Brendon where you will find the local pub, The Staghunters Inn. Grazing for horses and private river fishing can be arranged by prior agreement. Off-road parking is available directly outside the property, there is room for up to 5 cars. Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement (maximum of 3). A supplementary fee of £25 will be added to your invoice. Please do not allow you dogs on the furniture or upstairs and do not leave them alone in the property at any time.

Reviews

4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

The School House, Countisbury
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
4

Great place for a family weekend!

  • 4 of 5

Tucked in at the top of a Combe above Brendon this was a delightful place for a family weekend. Eight adults, four children, and a babe and a black lab all fitted in easily. Plenty of space comfortable, well equipped. Far enough off the road for kids to roam safely. Five cars took a bit of juggling but otherwise absolutely loved it. Lynton and Lynmouth not far away, good walking all around, beautiful scenery we would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

Countisbury is an attractive rural parish in North Devon and within Exmoor National Park. The 'wilds' of the moorland literally tumble into the sea creating dramatic cliffs and a breathtaking coastline.

The picturesque villages of Lynton and Lynmouth are nearby, famous for the funicular cliff railway that runs between the two villages. The capital of North Devon is Barnstaple and provides an extensive range of facilities including the famous Victorian pannier market and Butchers Row.

Exmoor is situated in South West Britain, specifically across West Somerset and North Devon. Often referred to as England's best kept secret, Exmoor is 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.

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Prices & Availability

Notes

  • Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your accommodation.

    A basket of logs will be provided for the wood-burner in autumn and winter.

    Bed linen and towels are provided.

  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent

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