Brightworthy Farm


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5 bedrooms

Up to 8 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: BRIGHT
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Discount for small parties
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Short breaks available
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


In the midst of rolling moorland and above the scenic valley of the River Barle, Brightworthy Farm boasts a stunning Exmoor location set two miles from the picturesque and unspoilt village of Withypool.  This handsome, rustic and secluded farmhouse is accessed via a long driveway and stands amongst 137 acres, offering ultimate peace and relaxation for all ages.  Many outstanding moorland walks are available directly from its front door plus DIY horse stabling may also be available (please enquire for details).   The detached farmhouse is spacious and light with outstanding views and features a large enclosed garden. Whilst some aspects of the house may not be ultra-modern, this is readily forgiven and more than made up by the property’s character, space and location. The bedrooms have recently undergone a sympathetic refurbishment and the living areas, with their open fires and wood stoves offer plenty of comfort after a long day of exploring. 

Withypool, with its friendly pub, village shop and tearoom, is only two miles by car or one mile on foot by following the meandering River Barle.  A little farther afield there are many attractions to suit all tastes including the National Trust Dunster Castle, the West Somerset Steam Railway or why not while away a day on a sandy beach at Minehead, Woolacombe or Saunton. 

In brief, Brightworthy Farm is a great family house in a stunningly beautiful area with an abundance of fantastic walking, riding and fishing opportunities – quite simply a country living holiday at its best.

Front door to entrance hall.  Sitting room with sofa, three armchairs, open fire and TV with DVD player.   Dining room with feature inglenook fireplace with wood stove, large dining table with chairs and bench to comfortably seat 8 guests plus small sofa and two armchairs.  Kitchen with Aga, dishwasher, washing machine and sink.  Adjoining pantry with flagstone flooring, free-standing double oven with 4 ring hob, microwave oven, fridge freezer, an additional fridge and storage shelves.   Shower room with shower, wash basin, wall heater and WC.  Coat hanging and boot storage within rear hallway with access to the parking area. 

First floor:  Spacious master bedroom with views to the front with 5ft king bed, built-in wardrobe, two armchairs and chest.  Rear twin bedroom with two 3ft single beds and chest of drawers.  Large front twin bedroom with two 3ft single beds, built-in wardrobe and dressing table. Front single bedroom with 3ft single bed and chest of drawers.  Rear single bedroom with wardrobe and chest and very steep stairs down into the kitchen.  Family bathroom with heated towel rail, wash basin, WC and bath with shower over. 

The farmhouse is approached by a mile long driveway.  Grassed gardens surround the house with the front sunny garden being enclosed by large Exmoor banks.  Table, chairs and barbecue are provided.  Marked foothpaths lead to Withypool.  Guests are welcome to explore the surrounding private fields which lead down to the River Barle for quiet picnics by the river, albeit at times the fields may be grazed with livestock.   The neighbouring stables are available with prior request.

Plentiful parking available.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels (please provide your own beach towels), logs, high chair, travel cot, electricity and heating (mix of night storage heaters and freestanding electric heaters).
  • Dogs: Two well behaved and livestock friendly dogs welcome.  Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
  • Telephone: Landline at property with honesty box.  Mobile reception poor. WIFI - Due to its rural location wifi speeds can be slow are not suitable for downloading. 
  • Horse Stabling: Stabling and paddocks by arrangement.  Please enquire.
  • Local Facilities:  

Shop, tea room and pub in Withypool  2 miles by car, 1 mile by foot. 

Mini supermarket, bakery, Exmoor National Park Office and wider facilities in Dulverton, 8 miles.  

Minehead facilities and beaches 16 miles. 

Pebble beach at Porlock Weir 13 miles. 

Beaches at Saunton and Woolacombe beaches approx. 50 minutes’ drive.

April 2019

We had a fabulous two weeks at Brightworthy Farm. We took dogs and horses and grandchildren. It could not have been better. Brightworthy is not grand or luxurious but it is well equipped, clean, warm, masses of hot water and is in the most beautiful location. All in all it was perfect!

April 2019

Great cottage, second time staying here. Will be back

October 2018

Brightworthy Farm is idyllic, very peaceful with beautiful views. The house was homely and comforatable, we wil definitely go again.

July 2018

We had a wonderful stay! We loved the remote location and rustic charm of this beautiful farmhouse and hope we can return. We didn’t want to leave!

July 2018

Really remote location. Quite and relaxing surroundings. Well stocked house for equipment. The two fridges helped the need to run to shops frequently. Double bed really comfortable. Wife feel in love with Aga. Great walks all round the property. The ice cream in town is worth the walk. Will comeback when in the area.

June 2018

Brightworthy is unique. I didn’t want to come home

May 2018

Apart from the driveway, we loved the property. Unfortunately we were not in our usual good health and we missed 2 days of our holiday. We tried to contact Mrs Pring to see if we could extend our stay but there was no reply. Loved the Aga.

May 2018

Yes loved it :-)

May 2018

For a property of its type and location it was of the very first rank. Absolutely perfect on this occasion for a small family celebration of an 80th birthday

November 2017

All was perfect for us. Bunch of blokes on a walking weekend and it was a lovely house in a beautiful position. Really well equipped, lots of extra touches, spice, sugar, tea coffee etc which was very thoughtful. We will be back in the immortal words of Arnie!

October 2017

We had a lovely time at Brightworthy, it was very well equipped and using the aga for a week was a joy. Walking out of the back door and down to the river was perfect. I'm sure we will be back. Thank you.

September 2017

We loved Brightworthy. If you want chic modern and immaculate don't go there - but if you want a proper traditional farmhouse, excellently equipped, in the most stunning setting then it is perfect. Generous welcome goodies and lovely note from owner were much appreciated, beautiful walking in every direction from the door, but central to explore Exmoor, Somerset and Devon by car.

June 2017

My family enjoyed the stay.Great views all around and lovely walks.Our dog loved the large front garden. Good location for children who appreciate nature.

June 2017

Brightworthy Farm is situation in the most stunning location and is so peaceful and relaxing. The countryside around is beautiful, there is a lovely walk into Withypool - the Red Lion does very good food and the general store is well stocked. Our party consisted of two grandparents, two parents, two teenagers (and two dogs) and the house was spacious and comfortable enough to accommodate us all generously! The garden is a lovely place to relax, too, with lots of birdsong (including a cuckoo in the distance). We all said that we would like to return to this house in the future - can't recommend it highly enough.

April 2017

Very comfortable and well equipped house. Efficient log burner ensured that house was always warm. The isolated location would not appeal to everyone but was ideal for our family holiday.

February 2017

An excellent (and beautiful) location from which to explore Exmoor. Very remote. Local pub, the Royal Oak, 1 miles walk/ 2 mile drive away. Comfortable beds. Highly recommend for those with a sense of adventure who hark back to the 'good old days' in the country.

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