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

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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
13 guests
1 night minimum 
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 £20 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.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
3 Unknown types

Meet the host
The Best of Exmoor
Hosting since April 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 80%
Response Time: Within a day

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Reviews (18)
Stephen H
Stephen H
Paignton, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic stay at The old School House
I was one of the family party of 11 who stayed for a weekend celebration of a 50th birthday. We had a fantastic stay. It snowed heavily and the children and the dogs had a wonderful time. The house is lovely and warm with comfortable beds and a very well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the table tennis and the space within the house for all of us. The caretaker Hazel was very helpful and organized to come with the farmer with a tractor to clear the driveway of snow so that we could get out. Thank you! We are already lookinh at booking for next year
Visited December 2022
Written 12 December 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Mobile24390833302
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dirty accommodation with mice for company
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 thought someone must have thrown up in the bath! Yuk!! There was broken glass on the floor in the loung/dining room area, an old shrivelled lime and a sticky substance over one of the sofas. There was a previous renters hand cream under one of the beds which was clearly visible as you walked up the stairs! Then three days into the holiday we discovered we had an issue with mice running around the place and found mouse droppings everywhere!!! The mice chewed one of my grandchildren’s toys! The housekeeper brought us mice traps when we contacted her and one mouse was caught but there were still mice running around! Fortunately we were only staying 3 more nights which nearly became far fewer, we decided to stick it out because it was going to be our only holiday of 2020 due to COVID. We were definitely not satisfied with how this was all dealt with on our return!!! The positive was the location and having no other properties nearby!
Visited July 2020
Written 4 December 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nirmala V
Nirmala V
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
School House
Excellent house in a beautiful and very peaceful location. House is very well equipped with all things one would need for a short stay. Unfortunately we were there for just the bank holiday weekend and wish we could have stayed longer. It's within easy access to most beaches and walking trails. View from the house is breathtakingly beautiful.
Visited August 2017
Written 29 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

erika d
erika d
Stourbridge, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing
This cottage was amazing, clean beautiful and the location was spot on....beautiful view. I would definatly recommend this cottage. 😊👍
Visited May 2017
Written 15 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Trek692151
Trek692151
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Outstanding house and perfect fir us.
The house is of good size. We had eleven of us including three children. The house is well equipped, good sized bedrooms, great bathrooms and a perfect spot. We had a perfect weekend in an outstanding accommodation and perfect and great views of the moors. Thank you.
Visited January 2017
Written 28 January 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pete C
Pete C
Warminster, United Kingdom466 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What A Find
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
Visited December 2016
Written 6 January 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Trail678957
Trail678957
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spacious accomodation at a peaceful location
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 Watersmeet. Had a more arduous but very rewarding trek along the coastal path to Lynmouth.
Visited May 2016 Travelled with family
Written 11 November 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Happiness678788
Happiness678788
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful house. Had all we needed. Great location.
All the family thought that The School House was a great place for a family weekend away. Large and comfortable and location good. Walks nearby. Everything needed was provided. The family particularly enjoyed playing table tennis. All arrangements went very smoothly. No problems.
Visited October 2016 Travelled with family
Written 8 November 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joe R
Joe R
Bristol, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful location, fabulous space!
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 & bathrooms upstairs. Great starting point for walks. Loved our stay so much, we went back. Recommended! (visited in 2014)
Visited November 2015
Written 15 October 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jack W
Jack W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great space to get away with friends
Loved our stay here. The views were great and it had everything we needed. The 2 lounge spaces ment were not under each others feet all the time.
Visited August 2016
Written 26 August 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Map
Getting there
Heathrow Airport
231.5 km

Cardiff-Wales Airport
34.6 km
Restaurants
The Old Bank
4.9 km

The Oak Room
5.1 km

Charlie Friday's
4.9 km

Nartnapa Thai - Cottage Inn
5 km
Attractions
Lynton Cinema
5.1 kmSpeciality Museums

Valley of the Rocks
6.4 kmHistoric Walking Areas

Watersmeet Trail
4.7 kmHiking Trails

Watersmeet House
2.5 kmParks

Things to know
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Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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