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The School House, Countisbury - Spacious Victorian cottage in a stunning spot on

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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
13 guests
2 nights minimum
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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 m...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 £15 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.More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Unknown types
About the Manager
The Best of Exmoor
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2010
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Reviewed 5 December 2020

When we arrived the kitchen floor was sticky to walk on so had to wash it! We had to use a whole packet of floor wipes because it was so black and filthy. One bath had a cooked mushroom in the plug hole!! My daughter-in-law...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2017
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This cottage was amazing, clean beautiful and the location was spot on....beautiful view. I would definatly recommend this cottage. 😊👍

Date of stay: May 2017
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

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Date of stay: January 2017
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Masses of room for mixed groups of guests, 2 large sitting rooms, downstairs bedrooms with bathrooms and more upstairs too. Fabulous views over the valley below. Quiet and peaceful Lots of distractions Pets very welcome Excellent parking and easy access

Date of stay: December 2016
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Celebrated Granny's 70th birthday with family members using the 'classroom' inside and the outside eating facilities. We stayed for a week and had really good weather which helps in this location. Took a gentle walk down the field to the village pub and on to...More

Date of stay: May 2016
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

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Date of stay: October 2016
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Large spacious cottage with plenty of seating for all guests. Great house for a celebration - massive main living space with counter separating the kitchen. Well equipped kitchen. Another smaller, more intimate lounge with cosy feel. Two downstairs rooms with bathroom & further rooms &...More

Date of stay: November 2015
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Date of stay: August 2016
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Great property overlooking the sweeping Exmoor countryside and at the top of the hill you have an incredible view of the sea as you overlook Lynmouth. Not many adventurer-type places within a short drive, but with beautiful seaside towns, beaches, wonderful walks (especially the valley...More

Date of stay: July 2016
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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