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Buzzards at Weatherham Farm, Brompton Regis, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9LG

Self-catering - Sleeps 2

Welcomes Adults

Average Rating from 16 reviews: 5.00
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Review Review No. 16 of 16

Recommended by:

Mark B - Staffordshire

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
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  • 2
  • 50 - 55
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
December - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Perfect retreat to discover Exmoor”

What a revelation! We have stayed at a lot of cottages over the years and this one is probably the best for overall satisfaction.

Even though there is another adjoining property for rent, it is insulated by a narrow (useful) Laundry room that runs the complete width of the building between them so that you have complete privacy.

Also, the owners have gone to a lot of trouble to make guests feel welcome.

Specifically Recommend:

We recommend some of Fiona’s Cake - very tasty - and a leisurely look around the grounds of the Farm which is delightfully set out

Local Gems:

Dulverton is worth a visit, also a walk round Wimbleball Lake

En Route:

Porlock Weir, Dunkery Hill on Exmoor

Mark B, Wolverhampton, Staffs - 29th December 2014

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 29/12/2014
By Mark B - Staffordshire

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Review Review No. 15 of 16

Recommended by:

Penny P - Middx

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 55 - 60
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

4 Nights
October - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • History And Local Culture
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Wonderful hosts, great cottage, amazing views - the perfect peaceful rural idyll”

The website for Weatherham Farm popped up after searching for a holiday rental in Exmoor and we just knew that it was worth a visit after reading the owners’ passionate description of their property and explanation of why they set up the business. Booking was really easy and the communications from Fiona and Steve were timely, friendly and very informative.

We were met on arrival and were delighted to receive such a warm welcome. Fiona provided all the information we could need about the property and surrounding area on the farm and then discreetly just left us alone to enjoy our time. We were also welcomed with some lovely cake to enjoy with our tea upon arrival! Parking is directly outside the cottage - so easy to load in and out and there is plenty of turning room.

Buzzards is a quaint one bedroom cottage attached to Toads Breech (a larger cottage also available for rental) and a stone’s throw away from the owners’ farmhouse. The properties are laid out in such a way that no-one overlooks any other and the sense of privacy is wonderful. The outlook is not only over the farmland but miles of unspoilt valley and rolling hills. It is very quiet -with just the sound of sheep, pheasant and the odd rutting deer. At night the dark skies are amazing with no light pollution aside from the huge moons.

Buzzards cottage offers you compact, cosy accommodation with a simple floor plan of open plan living area and kitchen downstairs and a large bedroom and separate shower room and toilet upstairs. It was spotlessly clean and decorated in a traditional style. The stairs aren’t as steep as some of the other old cottages we have stayed in so not too difficult if you aren’t quite as nimble as you used to be.

Despite a couple of very chilly nights, the central heating and GORGEOUS log burner makes it very toasty warm and ample logs were provided for our stay. The cottage has all the general cooking and eating utensils and equipment - comprehensive enough for all meals. Cleaning materials, soap and dishcloth etc were all there. Freeview TV and a very reasonable internet connection is provided - but mobile phone connection is pretty ropey across Exmoor as a whole - worth checking with your provided if it is important to you.

Seating is a couple of very comfy large armchairs and a separate table and chairs for eating at. The bedroom is quite large and the king-size bed comfortable. Bedding was spotlessly clean and of very good quality - we had no hesitation just snuggling down for the night. Shower was good (no bath) with plenty of very hot water day and night and lovely fluffy towels provided. Immediately outside the cottage there is a small patio area with wooden seating - lovely for enjoying the first cuppa in the morning. The owners very generously share the farm land and walking around to see the sheep and goats is wonderful. There is a large fairly secure fenced area for walking dogs and it has a bench to sit on and watch the sunrise and sunsets which are often breathtaking.

There are many great places to visit within relatively easy travelling distance of Weatherham and some nice places to eat out locally. The moor and the coast are both close to hand so there is something for everyone. Fiona and Steve are fabulous hosts offering lovely accommodation and the perfect balance of attention and seclusion to make this a wonderful place to stay. You would definitely need a week to make the most of the area and Weatherham Farm. We can’t wait to go back.

Specifically Recommend:

Make the most of the local walking. Enjoy the farm and the views. Make the most of owners knowledge.

Take in the local history - such as Dunster Castle and Village. Seek out the more beautiful and secluded beaches such as Kilve and Dunster.

Make a point of buying produce from local community shop and farm shops.

Make sure you have good walking gear and warm clothes for evening outings!

Local Gems:

Dunster Castle and Village

Pubs in Dulverton

Community shop in Brompton Regis

Dunster Beach

Kilve Beach



Sitting out at night to star watch the dark skies

Penny P - Hanworth Park, Middx - 10.10.14

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 10/10/2014
By Penny P - Middx

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Review Review No. 14 of 16

Recommended by:

Philip de S C - West Sussex

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 55 - 62
  •  
  • 1
Stayed:

4 Nights
September - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“A place to relax in the company of excellent hosts ”

We chanced upon Buzzards at Weatherham Farm quite by accident through an internet search, but from the very first contact we were enchanted with the place. Fiona and Steve were very helpful during our initial enquiries about availability, and they turned out to be just as charming in real life as they were on the phone & email. The farm is in a lovely spot just outside Brompton Regis, and the peace and tranquillity are just stunning. The night skies were beautifully clear while the only sound we heard after dark was the occasional hoot of an owl in nearby woods.

The cottage itself is nicely appointed, the bed comfortable and cooking and bathroom facilities very pleasant. The woodburner stove with a plentiful supply of logs is a nice extra touch for those evenings when you decide to stay in and need a bit of extra snugness. The cottage is very dog-friendly, and in fact our dog was welcomed wherever we went around Exmoor in pubs and restaurants alike. The walking highlights were Tarr Steps and Haddon Hill, though Spaniel owners might like to know that the area is alive with pheasant poults in Autumn. Very tempting for gundog breeds!

Specifically Recommend:

Walking by the River Barle

Local shopping for food in Dulverton

Enjoying profound peace and quiet

Local Gems:

The Tarr Farm Inn at Tarr Steps serves exceptionally good food

The George, the local at Brompton Regis, is easily walkable if you prefer to leave your car behind.

Philip de S.C - Clayton, West Sussex - 2nd October 2014

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 02/10/2014
By Philip de S C - West Sussex

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Review Review No. 13 of 16

Recommended by:

Patrick S - Belgium

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 54 - 55
  •  
Stayed:

6 Nights
June - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“It is easier to get out of Exmoor than to get Exmoor out of you”

When we arrived we were very surprised by the fact that it was such a clean, neat but also cosy cottage, surrounded by trees, fields, sheep, a few chickens and goats. The kitchen was well equipped.

We had beautiful views and nice walks. The place itself was quiet and peaceful.

There was a really good pub in the village and also a village shop. Our hosts had arranged a table for us in the pub, so we just had to pop in for dinner.

The place suits for couples and dog owners and is a good base for people who likes to walk.

Specifically Recommend:

Take your boots, a map, your rucksack and go for a stride through the hills

Local Gems:

1) Exmoor itself, The Tarr Steps, Dulverton, the Jurassic coast at Kilve, the Quantock hills

2) Fantastic walks on the moors

3) Dunster Castle & Dunster

4) The several tearooms

5) The pub The George Inn

En Route:

Pettworth House, Sussex

Winchester

Jane Austen house, Chawton

Mottisfont house, Hampshire

Coleridge Cottage

The Tarr Steps

Dunkery Beacon

Patrick S from Edegem, Belgium - 15th September 2014

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 15/09/2014
By Patrick S - Belgium

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Review Review No. 12 of 16

Recommended by:

Jenny F - Notts

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 50
  •  
Stayed:

5 Nights
August - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Cannot wait to visit again for another chill-out week Would recommend these cottages !!!!”

Weatherham Farm is wonderful. Fiona and Steve are brilliant hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. If you need to chill out this is the place to stay and the cottages are very cosy, well equipped and the views are lovely. This was our second stay there and was just as enjoyable as our first.

The special attention to detail in the cottages made our stay an enjoyable experience and we didn’t want to leave. Hope to see you again soon!!!!! Thank you.

Specifically Recommend:

The views from the cottages and the animals on the farm.

The peace and quiet.

Local Gems:

Lots of little villages with lovely tea shops.

The cream tea was to die for in Dunster.

Jenny F from Kirkby-in-Ashfield, 20th August 2014

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 20/08/2014
By Jenny F - Notts

I confirm Jenny was a bona-fide paying guest at Buzzards. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Fiona Reeves, owner, Weatherham Farm - 23rd August 2014
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Review Review No. 11 of 16

Recommended by:

Rodica H from Grantham

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 45 - 55
  •  
Stayed:

4 Nights
July - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Local Food
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“A relaxing and peaceful retreat!”

We wanted a relaxing, peaceful place for our summer break. The Buzzards is very clean and lovely rusticly furnished with all you need for a self catering cottage.

The place is tucked away in its own grounds with green, sunny yards. From time to time we saw the farm’s few goats looking at us over the fence. Their bells reminded us of a forgotten quiet place where the daily noise cannot reach.

The owners made us welcome, they are very friendly and we were pleased to be offered delicious homemade cakes when we got in.

We definitely recommend this place for a peaceful break! It is more than we expected.

Specifically Recommend:

We enjoyed the peaceful, green surrounding farms fields and the lovely woodburner fire.

Local Gems:

The area is suitable for walking. There are many very pleasant walking routes visiting Dunster Village with its beautiful castle and also short drives to the beach towns.

The pubs offer food which is very good and fresh, provided by local farmers.

En Route:

The Dunkery Beacon is definitely one of the places to visit and walk to for a fresh air and view. There are many places around there you are able to stop, sit, have a picnic and admire the panorama.

On our way to Lynmouth, we stopped to take some photos where from we admired the Welsh coast over the Bristol Channel.

Rodica H from Grantham, Lincs - 18th August 2014

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 18/08/2014
By Rodica H from Grantham

I confirm Rodica was a bona-fide paying guest at Buzzards. The content of their recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Fiona Reeves, Weatherham Farm - 23rd August 2014
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Review Review No. 10 of 16

Recommended by:

Ray M - Weston-super-Mare

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • Children:
  • Dogs:
  • 2
  • 55 - 62
  •  
  • 0
  • 0
Stayed:

7 Nights
April - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Local Food
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“A peaceful and relaxing cottage at any time of the year”

We have stayed at Buzzards on more than one occasion and have found it to be a wonderfully relaxing, comfortable and delightful cottage with everything you could wish for and more.

Exmoor is a very beautiful part of the country and from a glass of wine in the grounds in the Summer to the log fire in the Winter, Buzzards has it all.

Fiona and Steve are very friendly and helpful hosts, who have always ensured our stay has exceeded our expectations and we would certainly recommend it to couples wanting the Exmoor experience.

Specifically Recommend:

The tranquility of the cottage.

Local Gems:

Walks along the Barle Valley and up on The Chains.

Riding at Winstitchen Farm, Simonsbath.

Meals at the Royal Oak in Winsford and The Stags Head in Dunster.

Ray and Carolyn, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset - 14th August 2014

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 14/08/2014
By Ray M - Weston-super-Mare

I confirm Ray & Carolyn were bona-fide paying guests at Buzzards. The content of their recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Fiona Reeves, Weatherham Farm, 16th August 2014
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Review Review No. 9 of 16

Recommended by:

Barbara B - Wickham, Hants

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 65 - 67
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
April - 2014

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Visiting Relations
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“A quiet, relaxing holiday in a very beautiful spot”

We have been down to Weatherham twice now and can’t wait for the next time. Fiona and Steve made us so welcome.

The cottage is very comfortable and the log fire kept us very cosy - everything you could want for a relaxing holiday. The scenery is beautiful and the surrounding villages are well worth a visit. Totally recommended.

P.S - Must mention Basil the dog who made us very welcome us well

Specifically Recommend:

If you like a quiet and peaceful holiday, surrounded by beautiful scenery then Weatherham Farm is the place to go

Local Gems:

The village of Dulverton is very quaint with lots of good places to eat.

Further afield you have Lynton and Lynmouth, Barnstaple, Dunster, Tiverton - all well worth a visit.

En Route:

We don’t stop as we can’t wait to get there!

Barbara B, Wickham, Hants - 12th August 2014

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 12/08/2014
By Barbara B - Wickham, Hants

I confirm Barbara was a bona-fide paying guest at Buzzards. The content of her recommendation was not incentivised and is factually accurate at the time of writing.
Fiona Reeves, Weatherham Farm - 13th August 2014
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