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In summary our holiday cottage offers you a private fenced garden within the stunning setting of our farm and trout fishery. It is the perfect base for walking, cycling and exploring this beautiful part of Devon. Pets and families are welcome. The cottage sleeps 4 and it has had great reviews; a warm welcome, home produce and the opportunity to try Fly Fishing.

With a private hot tub and secure garden your stay at Bellbrook Fishery is guaranteed to be a relaxing one. Bellbrook Farm Annex, which is partly made from cob and dates back to the 16th century, has been newly decorated and furnished in a warm country style and is all on one level. There are two generous bedrooms that are made up as a SuperKing double and a generous twin, a bathroom with large shower and an open plan living area with a well equipped kitchen. There is Sky TV, internet access, two comfortable sofas and a selection of games and books for those wet weather days! The cottage forms an annex set next to the owner’s farm house and is set down a quiet country lane. It is one of two holiday properties and forms part of a working Trout Fishery and small holding covering 40 acres and boasting seven lakes.

We aim to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and to this end we have provided little luxuries such as homemade produce, as well as everyday essentials from salt and pepper to cling film. Complementary tea, coffee and sugar are provided and you are welcomed with our own free range eggs! Dogs and children are most welcome and a travel cot and high chair are available free of charge. We also aim to be as eco-friendly as possible and most of the electricity and heating are provided by solar panels and a biomass boiler.

Here on the farm we breed our own rare breed sheep and at the right time of year our fields are full of lambs. We also have a pair of pet pygmy goats who love a cuddle! There are many beautiful walks right on our doorstep and of course there are the grounds of the fishery to explore. Bellbrook is also an ideal base for walking, riding, cycling or trying your hand at fly fishing. If you wish to try Fly Fishing we have equipment hire and a suitable lake for beginners:)

We are easily accessed from the A361 – the M5 is only 15 minutes away. The local villages of Oakford and Bampton have welcoming pubs with local ales and good food. The nearest pub is 1.5 miles away. There are also two excellent restaurants nearby. Local shops and supermarkets can be found in Tiverton which is 10 minutes drive – there is also a regular pannier market with tempting local produce. We are close to the historic market town of Dulverton which is known as the gateway to Exmoor National Park and is a must for the cream teas!

Please note there is a small charge for pets and a refundable damage deposit is payable on arrival if not paid online when booking. Please phone or email to book, or if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to Bellbrook! View more

Special interest holidays: The property is part of a well known Trout Fishing complex in Devon. Set in 40 acres with 7 lakes plus its own fish farm and two holiday rental properties – see E18482. The fishery attracts visitors all year round. We have all the facilities needed for those more experienced fly fishers or beginners with various introduction packages, tuition and equipment hire. The lakes are stocked with Rainbow Trout with 5 lakes being stocked with "normals" which weigh approx 2lbs + and 1 lake stocked with "specimen" fish which weigh in at 4 – 15lbs! Check out the photos here and on our website for more info at Coast/Beach: Situated in the middle of Devon there is access to numerous surfing beaches – North Devon (Saunton and Croyde) 55mins. South Devon (Bantham, Bigbury on Sea) 1 hour 20 mins. We are also only 30 minutes away from Wimbleball which offers sailing and canoeing. Travel: Bristol Airport is 1 hour 15 mins Exeter Airport is 1 hour Tiverton Parkway Train Station is 20 mins away A car is needed. Distances: Tiverton is the nearest well known town and is 10 miles away. The very characterful market towns of Bampton (5.5 miles) and South Molton (14 miles) are both worth a visit while the tea rooms in Dulverton (6 miles) are essential. We are also blessed with some wonderful country pubs that serve excellent food – too many to mention but starting at 2 miles away. Further Details: As well as all the nature and fresh air we provide on site, we are located in what is known as the Exmoor fringe. Many people visit the area to walk the moor and take in the views – it is still a truly wild area. It is also well known for star gazing and Exmoor National Park was recently designated the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Europe.