Situated within the beautiful Exmoor National Park is Cophole, a large seven-bedroom holiday home, which comfortably sleeps up to 14. Located within a 400 acre working estate, the family and pet friendly house is only a short walk from the gorgeous Wimbleball Lake, where a number of land and water based activities can be enjoyed.
Cophole radiates Victorian beauty with its tastefully decorated bright and spacious rooms ideal for large or multiple families, as well as groups of friends. On the ground floor of the house are a choice of living rooms, including a well-appointed family sitting room with additional games area and a cosy adult sitting room where peace and quiet can be enjoyed around the wood-burning stove. Also located downstairs is a dining room complete with piano and a very well equipped kitchen.
The bedrooms at Cophole are split over two floors. On the ground floor of the property is a very pretty double/twin bedroom, which is ideal for guests looking for a little more privacy; a family bathroom is also located downstairs. The other bedrooms are all situated on the first floor and include two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a standard double overlooking the front garden, a cute single, a spacious twin bedroom and, finally, a family room with both a double and additional single bed. Two family bathrooms are also located on this floor.
Outside at Cophole there is a lovely large garden with beautiful trees and views of Exmoor. For the children there is a wooden climbing frame.
Cophole is located on a large stud farm that prides itself in breeding wonderful showjumpers and eventers. Many other farm animals can also be seen around the working estate, including sheep, so make sure, if visiting over Easter, that you keep your eye out for the pretty lambs skipping around the fields.
Just down the valley from Cophole is Wimbleball Lake, which is designated as a Dark Skies Discovery Site perfect for seeing the beautiful starlit skies for which the Exmoor National Park is renowned.
During the day time the lake is used for a number of water sports, including sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. Alternatively, keep your feet dry by exploring one of the many trails around the water's edge, or by swinging from the trees with the help of the high ropes.
When staying at Cophole discover the true beauty of Exmoor with trips to some of its character villages and hidden treasures. Dulverton is only a short drive from the house and is a wonderful place to spend a few hours browsing its quirky shops and boutiques, or enjoying a meal in one the tearooms, or at Woods, a very nice restaurant. For a picnic with friends and family you would be pushed to find a better spot than either the nearby Tarr Steps or the gorgeous Landacre Bridge.
For a day at the coast Watchet, Dunster, Porlock and Minehead all have their own beaches. The South West Coast Path is also a wonderful way to see the coastal scenery and wildlife on foot and begins in Minehead.
Cophole is within easy reach of some lovely places to enjoy a bite to eat. Just a few miles from the property is the Ralegh Cross Inn, a lovely Exmoor country pub with a restaurant. The Inn serves a variety of dishes to suit all tastes and, where possible, uses local produce. Its Sunday carvery is extremely popular. Alternatively, in Brompton Regis there is The George Inn, where in the summer months you can have a meal in the garden that benefits from stunning views of Exmoor.
When staying at Cophole guests can visit the local village shop at Brompton Regis for fresh bread, groceries, local produce and newspapers. For a larger selection of products, supermarkets are available in either Taunton or Minehead and many will deliver to the house.
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‘Arrived in an Easter snowstorm, so the open fires were welcome as were all the flowers. A great house for a golden wedding celebration – All 14 of us enjoyed the facilities and the children loved the snooker table and games.’
‘Kitchen fantastically well appointed and the Aga a bonus. Bedrooms were all excellent.’
‘Than you Fiona.’David and family