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Oaklands - Large Period House on Exmoor

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Oaklands: 8 bedroom period house in ancient oak woodland
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8 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 14
Lynton, Exmoor National Park, England
Oaklands is an impressive, 8-bedroom, traditional stone-built detached house sleeping 14 in comfort, situated in the heart of the Exmoor National Park between the open moor and the spectacular north Devon coast. It is located outside the rural hamlet of Rockford with its well-regarded inn, and has magical views across the East Lyn River, which falls dramatically to the sea at the village resort of Lynmouth just 4 miles away. Set in 1.5 acres of grounds with lawns, mature trees, a cascading stream and disused waterwheel from its early Victorian past, Oaklands is surrounded by one of the few remaining areas of ancient oak woodlands in England and has abundant wildlife (designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Site of Special Scientific Interest).

In its fourth year as a successful holiday rental, has been renovated to modern stand...
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Listing #HL6938722
About the Owner
Peter S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2016
Interaction with guests
Oaklands offers secure and convenient self check-in through a coded key safe. The Caretaker is available to deal with any problems that arise.
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We were a group of 10, tha accommodation was ample and provided everything we would have expected. The Rockford Inn is nearby and excellen,t and local taxi was available for trips to Lynton when we did not cook ourselves. Quiet, although river can be heard...More

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I stayed here with my family in early October for a family celebration. We found the house well appointed, beautifully located and huge (we kept finding more bedrooms). The added extras like table tennis in the barn and table football made the weekend for the...More

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  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (14)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (14)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
PETS must be kept under control, not left alone in the house, kept off furniture and out of bedrooms, and not allowed to foul the garden. BACTERIAL SEWAGE TREATMENT PACKAGE: Do...
    2 Full baths
    1 Half bath
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Bunk
    3 Fulls
    6 Twins
    1 King
    1 Queen
    1 Crib
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Pet charge per pet: R 359 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: R 4 487 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Traditional Exmoor pubs and restaurants with fine dining are within easy reach. The small twin seaside holiday village resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth are a 15 minute drive, which have tourist attractions for all ages, a harbour and dog-friendly beach, shops, health centre, community cinema, post office, restaurants, pubs etc.
Local beauty spots such as Watersmeet and Valley of the Rocks and “Doone Valley”, the location of R.D. Blackmore’s Victorian romantic classic Lorna Doone, are close by. Further afield is the coastal village of Porlock, an inspiration for the poet Samuel Coleridge, the great surfing beach at Croyde, the golden sands at Woolacoombe, the resort of Ilfracombe, which has been adopted by the “Young British Artist” Damian Hirst, and the nature reserve of Lundy Island. O...
Getting around
For getting around Exmoor, the Moor Rover is a unique on-demand bus providing access to the Exmoor National Park 7 days a week and can pick you up and drop you off at any pre-arranged point within the Park.
Much of Exmoor is served by a network of buses. You can flag a bus down anywhere on the moor. Dogs are carried for a charge. 
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bristol: 100.0 km
Railway: Taunton Mainline: 65.0 km
Oaklands is 200 miles or a 4 hour drive from London, 150 miles or 3 hours from Birmingham, 80 miles or 2 hours from Bristol and 60 miles or 1 hour 15 min from Exeter. The M5 motorway (about 1 hour from Oaklands) provides fast access to Exmoor.

8-seater mini van transfer can be arranged from Taunton mainline station 40 miles away for £75. Taunton has trains to Bristol (30 mins), London (2 hrs 30 mins) and Birmingham (2 hrs).
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 6.0 km.
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