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30 reviews
Welcome to The Cowshed
Relax on the veranda
Open plan Lounge and Dining room
Lounge area
Kitchen and dining area
Twin Bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom Ensuite
Private gated yard and views to Dartmoor
The Locals
Nosey Neighbours
Foal's Paradise
The Foal on the Hill
Family photo
Deer in the valley below the Cowshed
View along the Barle Valley
Exmoor ponies on the moorland
Tarr steps only 3 miles away
Sunset
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Dulverton, Exmoor National Park, England

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MrsB010
Bath, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 5 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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This was our third stay at The Cowshed which says a lot. I can only echo the comments of other reviewers. The cottage is spacious, very clean, cosy and equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. We love the fact that it feels so remote despite being close to Dulverton. Unlike a previous reviewer we don't want our holiday accommodation on a main road and love the peace and quiet. The views are glorious, we saw a huge herd of red deer, heard and saw owls every night and because there is no light from towns and cities the stargazing is amazing. Highly recommended.

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Fraser G
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Mr ”
Reviewed 1 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Well was nothing like I expected, views were incredible, clean, well equipped and a lovely housekeeper (Tania) everything you could ask for thank you for a lovely stress free weekend

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helenjw25...
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed 28 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We stayed at the Cowshed with our 12 year old son for the weekend and it was perfect for our needs. Everything about the Cowshed exceeded our expectations, it was spotlessly clean, well equipped, very comfortable, spacious, warm and cosy. Janet and Tania have clearly put a lot of thought into guest comfort, from the fresh flowers and homemade cake to the high quality mattresses and bedding. From booking to departure, the process was easy with good clear instructions and communication from Janet.
A beautiful place in an amazing location, the Tarr Steps were well worth visiting (even in the rain !) Thankyou for everything.

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Your age range 35-49
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mifta
Midlands
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful views and very clean”
Reviewed 31 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Just arrived home after staying for a midweek break in this lovely cottage. Very clean with extra little 'touches'.... Flowers, gorgeous cake and milk in the fridge for the tea was much welcomed. Thank you. With reference to the previous review and access to property I had no issues at all. The lanes are as you expect in rural areas and I was able to get through the gates with my Skoda Yeti no problem, driving straight in and reversing straight out... No messing!
Would definitely recommend.

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evergreen...
Dorset, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Quiet, warm, comfortable and well equipped - central for exploring Exmoor”
Reviewed 5 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

First the words of caution...to reach this cottage you need to drive along some very narrow lanes and getting into and out of the parking area is rather tight. If you have a large car or are not a confident driver these could be a problem. Also the "Veranda" is really a concrete walkway with a drop to one side of about 2 feet onto more concrete...this might not be safe for small children. Now to the good stuff....the cottage itself is lovely and cannot be faulted in anyway. It is warm, bright, quiet, well equipped and we loved it. Having the extra en suite bathroom was useful as I was with my elderly mother and it meant we could each have our own bathroom. Opposit the cottage are several fields marked as "Private NO Access" but I went further along the lane and found a field that I could walk my dog in and where I befriended some Exmoor ponies and another time I saw a herd of deer. The location is ideal for exploring Exmoor with Tarr Steps only a vew miles away and pretty Withypool and Winsford also close. It is within 20 miles of the north coast. We were lucky with the weather with sunshine everyday, but there is plenty to do in the area whatever the weather. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who loves the countryside and a quiet location.

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Liked least: Tight parking and the
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Management Response
25 Oct 2015
Whilst we are confident that these guests enjoyed their stay we are sorry that they have issued words of caution which are either unreasonable or outside their actual experience.
The access lane is a single track in places with passing places which is typical in Exmoor and not an unreasonable price to pay for a tranquil rural getaway.
We have had a full size executive estate and a Nissan Navarra crew cab pickup parked at the same time with the gates closed with no adverse comments. The guest appeared to have no problems parking.
Likewise we have had toddlers staying (this guest had no children) without comment or issue. The veranda is paved and is accurately depicted in the photo gallery. It has been enjoyed by all the guests including this one.
It seems a pity to risk putting off potential guests without foundation. We have many very satisfied repeat visitors.
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