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Oaklands - Large Period House on Exmoor

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Oaklands: 8 bedroom period house in ancient oak woodland
Oaklands - impressive stone-built house
Exmoor (Courtesy Glenn Dallyn)
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Overview
8 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
14 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 moorland garden, 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).We are presently accepting ...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 moorland garden, 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).We are presently accepting bookings for 6 people maximum up till New Year with government restrictions. The rental price has been reduced to reflect this and Oaklands now represents even better value for money. We are presently accepting bookings for 6 people maximum up till New Easter in line with government restrictions. The rental price has been reduced to reflect this and Oaklands now represents even better value for money. In its sixth year as a successful holiday rental, has been renovated to modern standards with contemporary furnishings throughout, but keeping its original character, Oaklands has a large living room with aspect over the river and oak-beamed snug with Inglenook fireplace, 8 bedrooms, many with river and valley views, and four bathrooms laid out over two upper floors. Oaklands is large and roomy for one family, or provides flexible accommodation for family gatherings or groups of friends, as king bed rooms can be converted to twins (please enquire). It is a wonderful rural retreat no matter what the time of the year. Parking for 4 to 5 cars. Fenced garden for young children. Pets are welcome.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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 not flush down sanitary towels, 'flushable' wipes, medicines, anti-bac wash etc. Non-eco cleaning products must not be used. CLEANING: Leave Oaklands swept/clean; surfaces and BBQ wiped down. GREEN: Rubbish/re-cycling must be disposed of as directed. Turn radiators off. YOUNG CHILDREN should be supervised at all times.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Shower, 2 Full baths, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Peter S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2016
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

The cottage was set in a lovely picturesque setting. The cottage cater for us all, with lovely bedrooms and bathrooms, and everything we needed throughout the week. The table was large enough for us all to eat together, we were a party of 14. We...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Grouptime
petersammonds, VR Owner at Oaklands - Large Period House on Exmoor, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at Oaklands.

Reviewed May 18, 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

Date of stay: April 2018
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: December 2017
Reviewed October 21, 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

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank CharlieMcC45
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic,beautiful house,had a wonderful time.will book again.very friendly pubs,great for taking your pets

Date of stay: January 2017
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

Good sized American fridge, very large dining table, lots of room in the rooms. Outdoor space very small as on the hillside, but this did not bother us. Not double glazed so rain and the river can be heard in the rooms when quiet at...More

Date of stay: June 2016
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petersammonds, VR Owner at Oaklands - Large Period House on Exmoor, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

Thank you for the great review and delighted you would stay again Melanie. Oaklands grounds extend to 1.5 acres which are mainly woods but has moorland gardens with a BBQ area and fenced children's play area on level ground. Internet TV is probably best watched...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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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. 
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