Those with an ultra-luxe country escape in mind need search no further than Huckleberry; a stylish self-catering barn conversion in Somerset which ticks all the boxes necessary for a blissful bucolic getaway. Buried on the southern edge of Exmoor National Park and with neigh(!)bouring stables for your own horses should you wish to cart them along too, this ranch-inspired retreat shows pastoral Britain at its finest.
Proudly stood within Exmoor's postcard-perfect landscape is this dashingly handsome homestay; a luxury self-catering hideaway that offers guests a slice of idyllic country life in rural Somerset. A hidden jewel buried within the hay stack of Exmoor National Park, Huckleberry offers a retreat for those wanting a unique countryside escape with a difference. Inside it’s all oak beams and vintage leather furniture saddled-up with shaggy animal hides, whilst the suspended veranda outside is perfect for gazing out over the otherworldly landscape of Exmoor beyond.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
When it’s time to hit the hay at Huckleberry, ascend the stairs to where the two splendidly dressed bedrooms await, both of which brag gorgeous views and king-sized beds adorned in luxurious linens and soft sheepskins. Rest and rejuvenation is top priority here, so pamper yourselves silly in the sleek and stylish en suites; one features a large shower whilst the other has a soak-worthy tub (big enough for two) where you may even spot a shooting star through the skylights above!
Set within a verdant valley to rival Big Sky Country, the suspended decking over the pond below offers views that will leave you speechless. Summer afternoons are best spent getting tipsy on Pimm’s and lemonade in the sunshine and being amused by the donkeys bumbling along in the near distance. If you can tear yourself away from your luxury homestay, Huckleberry is also in prime location for more heart racing activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing and galloping horseback across the 300 miles of bridleways on Exmoor, there are also stables on site for up to three horses. Take a breather in the nearest town of Dulverton, which hosts a relaxed country-town vibe and award-winning eateries aplenty.
After yomping across the green and purple-flecked pastures of Exmoor National Park, hang up your Hunters and retire by Huckleberry’s flickering fire. Couples can take it in turns to cook-up a storm in the open-plan kitchen whilst the other pops open a bottle and sets up a board game in the sitting area. Once dusk has fallen, wrap up in a snug blanket and step outside to be greeted by a sky of glistening stars overhead. For the more adventurous, take a drive onto the moorland – a designated International Dark Sky Reserve frequently known to host spectacular meteor showers.
There is parking for two cars. Parents are advised to supervise children at all times on the balcony. Huckleberry is well-equipped with a gas Aga and hob, microwave and washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The property owners live opposite.
- SleepsUp to 4 guests
- Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
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- Personally VisitedYes
- BedroomsDoubles: Two king-size bedrooms
- BathroomsTwo en suite bathrooms (one with bath and walk-in shower, one shower room)
- FamilyChildren: Children are very welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
- BBQYes, a coal barbecue is provided
- PetsOne well-behaved dog is welcome and a second on request
There is a charge of £60.00 per week or part thereof for your pet to stay
- Mod Cons42 inch TV, Nintendo Wii, DVD player, iMac, iPod dock stationInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
- Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
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AROUND THE PROPERTY
Style: The owners have mastered a perfect blend of modernity and rustic here at Huckleberry, with statements of countryside memorabilia, vintage leather sofas and soft shaggy throws throughout.
Property Owner Pauline says
There is nothing more magnificent than watching the sun settle on the horizon at Huckleberry. Couples and groups of friends will love to drink in the views whilst listening to the blissful sounds of the country. This is one homestay which I’m sure guests will find very hard to leave.
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FOOD AND DRINK
The well-equipped open-plan kitchen area allows aspiring chefs to be kept company whilst preparing a culinary feast for all. Foodies will be pleased with the variety of farm shops nearby. Farthings comes highly recommended for great local produce and friendly staff. Why not pack your findings into a picnic hamper and head to the heather-clad moors for an alfresco lunch? Delicious.
If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).
There is a selection of highly recommended restaurants within easy reach of Huckleberry. Be sure to sample the award-winning cuisine at Woods in Dulverton, offering a British menu with French influences, or head to The Bridge Inn for local cask ales and hearty pub lunches.
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