Yenworthy Cottage is part of Yenworthy Farm. Set in a spectacular location on the northern slopes of Exmoor National Park, a few hundred yards from the coast and with views of the Bristol Channel, the Farm is situated in ‘Doone Country', and actually appears in the novel itself. The gun which was supposedly used to repel the ‘Doones' still hangs in the farmhouse to this day. This working farm once had its own mill and the old water wheel can still be seen. The Cottage was built in 1628 and extended in 1840. It was refurbished and re-furnished in 2016 to offer a high standard of accommodation sleeping up to 6 guests (plus cot).
Spectactular location on Exmoor and near to the coast
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- 24 Oct 2018
Excellent cottage. Everything we needed was there. Dogs loved it. Not a sound of a firework.
Wanted a quiet location with shops within driving distance. Dogs loved the walks on Exmoor. We were not bothered by fireworks, so a stress free stay for all. Shopping in Lynmouth good. Nice inns nearby in Withypool. Lovely walk to Watersmeet House. Delicious scones served. Will return.
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.
It is a place full of contrasts; dramatic coastlines of plunging cliffs, sheltered bays and historicports, wide open space and wilderness of the moors as well as the wooded valleys with quiet trails for you to enjoy. Exmoor is a holiday destination of unrivaled beauty and interest.
The property is situated almost exactly halfway between Porlock and Lynmouth (approximately 6 miles to either). Both are well worth a visit. The village of Porlock has three pubs, two grocery shops, a traditional local butcher, Post Office, chemist, cash machine, petrol station, hardware shop, visitor centre and a range of independent restaurants, shops and tea rooms. In the opposite direction, Lynmouth sits on the harbour at the bottom of the famous Countisbury Hill and has a good choice of shops, pubs and restaurants. The twin village of Lynton is perched above Lynmouth on the top of the hill and can be accessed from Lynmouth via road, footpath or the famous funicular railway. Lynton has a variety of amenities including a range cafes, restaurants and pubs, there are two mini-supermarkets, a bank, post office, chemist and Tourist Information Centre. There is also a small cinema, and tennis and bowls facilities.
The nearest sandy beach is Lee Abbey (5 miles) and there are excellent surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton within easy driving distance.