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5 bedrooms

Up to 10 guests



Key Features

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


This large, spacious, early 1900’s detached house stands alone in 40 acres with outstanding views across the wooded valley of the River Barle and Exmoor National Park. Just half a mile from the delightful village of Withypool with its excellent pub, there are fantastic doorstep walks to the village, the high moorland and along the river. Riding here is unsurpassed and Holmbush offers DIY private stabling and grazing (to be arranged with the owner). This is an extremely roomy, no frills family holiday base with lovely views from most of the rooms and is a haven of peace and privacy in this glorious part of Exmoor. Words and pictures cannot do this exceptional location the justice it deserves.

"Wonderful house, perfect view and so very peaceful. Well equipped with a lovely Aga, great to be able to pick up our preordered groceries from the Village store (who were more than helpful). Took us all back to a more uncomplicated time- fabulous!"

Entrance hall, with access beyond to the garden.Sitting room with open fire and TV/DVD with basic Sky package. Dining room with open fireplace (not in use), octagonal table with 8 rush seated chairs and a further table and chairs. Sitting/playroom with TV/video and some children’s videos and board games. Downstairs cloakroom with basin and adjoining WC. The extensive kitchen is divided into main kitchen, pantry, walk-in larder and utility room. The main kitchen is particularly spacious and fitted with original units, an oil-fired Aga range with four ovens, two fridges, dishwasher, electric cooker, microwave, coffee filter machine and a small breakfast table and 4 chairs. Adjoining walk-in larder with slate slabs. Large pantry with sink and washing machine. Separate utility room with freezer, tumble dryer, large airing cupboard (excellent for drying wet gear), and a pulley clothes dryer. Stairs to landing and five bedrooms all with wash basins. The master bedroom has twin beds, a bay window with good views and lovely antique wash basin (can be used, though cracked). En-suite bathroom with bath (no WC), oil filled radiator and electric wall fire. Two further twin bedrooms and a single room all with 3ft beds. An excellent ‘dormitory’ bedroom with 3 beds (ideal for children). The main bathroom has an original roll-top bath with claw feet, shower cubicle, large basin, WC, oil filled radiator and electric wall fire. Further bathroom with bath, basin and WC. (Due to water pressure, all 3 baths cannot be run at the same time, but there is plenty of hot water).

The property is approached by a long, private drive and there is a large parking area. The large informal garden has a wide grass terrace, a lawn and a steep grass slope to a border fence, all with glorious views over Exmoor. Tables, chairs and a wooden bench are provided. The property is supplied with its own UV filtered water. Four stables and paddock of just under one acre, available by arrangement.

Ample available.

  • Included: Bed linen, towels, WiFi, travel cot (no bedding), high chair, logs, Aga oil, heating (night storage) and electricity.
  • Pets: Dogs welcome but to be kept in the kitchen.  Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
  • Telephone: Payphone available. Mobile reception poor.
  • Local Facilities: Shop and pub in Withypool, under half a mile. Tarr Steps 3.5 miles. Sea at Porlock, 12 miles. Beaches at Saunton and Woolacombe Bay approx 50 minutes. Minehead 40 minutes.

November 2018

Holmbush is in a stunning location, with the most amazing views from all the front windows, and complete peace and quiet. It is also really spacious and very comfortable.

September 2018

exactly what we wanted. Furnishings were absolutely right for the type of property, so not a complaint. Do not change them !

August 2018

A lovely family house in an excellent situation

June 2017

We had a marvellous time despite the weather.

January 2016

We had a lovely Christmas in Holmbush - the house is in a great location and has everything you need and more. The house was always lovely and warm and the added benefit of the open fire in the sitting room provided some lovely cosy evenings. We had a problem with one of the toilets while we were there and the owner sent someone out straight away and the problem sorted without us having to wait in either. We had no faults with the house, so much space, all the kitchen utensils/equipment you could ask for, comfy beds and the views from every window are just stunning. We will be recommending to friends as well as coming to stay again ourselves. Thank you

April 2015

We all really loved the spacious and homely accommodation at Holmbush (particularly the telephone room!!) and a stunning view in a most beautiful area of Exmoor. Village shop at Withypool very handy too, and with pub, tea room and plenty of walking couldn't ask for anything more.

December 2014

Just returned home from a very Christmassy stay at Holmbush. Large well equipped comfy home, with all the country house features. We enjoyed cooking on the aga and spending the evenings around the log fire. Fantastic views from around the property and lovely to stand in the grounds on a clear night and see the stars and listen to the owls. Very helpful owner and caretaker who both made sure our stay was as comfortable as possible. Thank you from The Thornton family.

October 2014

Another week done it really does feel like home we adore and love it here roll on April once more

May 2014

Another week gone but what a good one we love it here coming back in October

February 2014

On entering Holmbush for the 2nd year running, it was like coming home. the furnishings are 'lived in', its so welcoming comfortable and warm, we love it. Views are breathtaking, we felt like we were on top of the world. all 8 of us will probably be coming back in 2015 for our usual February weekend break.

October 2013

holmbush has it all a truley wonderfull place cant wait to return again ken spicer

October 2013

Another great week at Holmbush, will be booking our next visit very soon

May 2013

returning customer very satisfied with our holiday

May 2013

Wonderful house, perfect view and so very peaceful. Well equipped house with a lovely Aga, great to be able to pick up our preordered groceries from the Village store (who were more than helpful). Took us all back to a more uncomplicated time- fabulous!

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