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Rainsbury House, Upton, Exmoor, Somerset

Connected cottages sleeping 13 with games room and hot tub, ideal for family holidays on Exmoor
Dining for
Weekly price from £ 2100
3 night weekend price from £ 1470
2 night weekend price from £ 1470
Midweek per night price from £ 367
Guide prices only. Please see Prices and Availability tab, below, for more details, or contact owner.
Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Rainsbury House, Upton, Exmoor, Somerset, sleeps 13 in 7 bedrooms.

Sleeps 5 to 13 in 2 cottages

The Barn sleeps 8 (+ cot)
Barn Owl Cottage sleeps 5 (+ cot)

The Cottage is linked internally to The Barn. The properties work well as a single unit or as 2 separate properties.

We have spent 18 months refurbishing and renovating two stunning barns to the high standard of luxury and comfort we would expect going on holiday. This includes 5 lovely new bathrooms and 2 new kitchens. We also installed a large eco-friendly biomass boiler which delivers heat to all our properties. We look out on hills and valleys of woodland and pasture. Truly a little piece of heaven!

The Barn has two doubles with en suites, and a superking/zip link twin and a twin which share a substantial family bathroom. All the bedrooms are beautifully appointed. The huge sitting room has 3 large leather sofas and a log burner (glorious in colder months) and 2 large double doors leading to a big private garden (great for outdoor dining in the summer). The spacious kitchen is new with granite worktops, cooker & ceramic hob and fridge freezer. Kitchen table seats 8, or a maximum of 12 if moved into the sitting room. In the utility is a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and separate lavatory.

The cottage has a substantial open plan kitchen, dining and living area. The new kitchen has granite worktops, oven & ceramic hob as well as a fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Also a washing machine and access to a tumble dryer.

We nestle in a tranquil, wildlife-filled, corner of Wimbleball Lake, ideal for guests who enjoy walking and seclusion. Also wonderful for flyfishing. At the opposite end of the lake is the activity centre where guests can hire bikes, sailing and rowing boats, kayaks and wind surfers. There is also a high wire assault course, archery, and an indoor climbing wall as well as a packed programme of activity days for children and families.

We are just 12 miles from the stunning North Devon coast, with magical towns like Dunster and Porlock. We have 3 beautiful market towns within 6 miles of Rainsbury House: Dulverton, Bampton and Wiveliscombe. We are very well served for good local shops, pubs, restaurants and art galleries.

Group Accommodation Details

Kitchen Details
Both kitchens have an electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. There are 2 washing machines and 1 tumble dryer in utility rooms.
Dining Room
Kitchen tables seat 8 in Barn and 5 in Barn Owl. Barn's extended table moves into the sitting room to seat 12. There are also 2 highchairs.
Sitting Room
Barn's sitting room has 3 large sofas, TV, DVD player and music centre. Double doors open to the private garden. Barn Owl has a cosy sitting/TV area.
TV and Music Facilities
Both sitting rooms have flatscreen TV, DVD player and music centre with connections for iPods, and are WiFi connected.
Telecom Facilities
There is a landline phone (with honesty box) in each cottage. Both cottages have WiFi. Mobile signal is erratic/absent.
Games Room
A separate building serves as a painting studio/table tennis room, adjacent to a badminton court and hot tub.
Heating / Open Fires
Barn's sitting room has a wood burner (logs supplied free of charge). Both cottages are centrally heated by our eco-friendly biomass boiler.
Barn: 2 en suite doubles, 1 twin, 1 zip-lock twin/super-king. Barn Owl: 1 double with private shower room (up 3 stairs), 1 twin and 1 single.
Bath sheet and hand towel provided for each guest (beach towels not provided). All beds supplied with white Egyptian cotton bedlinen.
Barn: 1 en suite with bath + separate shower; 1 en suite with bath/shower over; 1 shower room. Barn Owl: 1 (master) shower room; 1 bath/shower over.
Disabled Facilities
There are no disabled facilities. Please see detailed access statement on our website.
Children's Facilities
2 cots, 2 highchairs, 1 booster seat available on request. Stair gate available for Barn. Selection of toys, books, games and DVDs in both cottages.
Outdoor Facilities
A large private garden with dining table/chairs and BBQ, set within 16 acres, bordered by a stream and Wimbleball Lake. Hot tub and badminton court.
Swimming Pool
There is an open air swimming pool at Wiveliscombe.
Space for 6/7 cars in separate parking area.
Smoking is not permitted in the cottages.
Pets are not allowed in the cottages.

Large Group Property Location

Situated in 16 acres of pasture and woodland, adjoining Wimbleball Lake, within Exmoor National Park. We have many stunning walks from our doorstep are only 20 minutes from Dunster and the coast.
Nearest Station
Tiverton Parkways is about 12 miles, and Taunton station (1 hour 40 minutes to Paddington) is approximately 25 miles (45 minutes) from Rainsbury House.
Nearest Bus
Buses run from Taunton to Wiveliscombe and Dulverton (6 miles). The Moor Rover service carries up to 16 passengers and/or bikes, for journeys within the National Park, but has to be booked in advance.
Nearest Airport
Bristol Airport and Exeter Airport are both about 1.5 hours drive. Taunton and the M5 are only 45 minutes by road.
Nearest Town
The charming market towns of Dulverton, Bampton and Wiveliscombe (each 6 miles) all have excellent shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs, serving great local produce.
Nearest Shop
There is a village shop (mornings only) in Brompton Regis (4 miles) and a Co-Op and many local stores in Dulverton (6 miles). All the major supermarkets and Cook (based in Taunton) deliver here.
Nearest Pub / Eatery
Upton's Lowtrow Cross Inn (1 mile) and The George, Brompton Regis (4 miles) both serve excellent local fare. Also highly recommended are The Bridge Inn, Wood's Bar, and the Tarr Farm Inn at Dulverton.

Rental Rates

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Booking Information

Changeover day is Saturday (Sunday for Christmas/New Year 2015). Short breaks commence on Friday or Monday. Minimum booking 3 weekend/4 weekday nights. Late availability on other days, subject to request. A refundable deposit of £500 against damage applies. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets.


Group Accommodation Late Availability and Deals

October 2016 Late Deals

Rainsbury House available on weeks 1 - 8 Oct; 8 - 15 Oct; 15 - 22 Oct. A 10 per cent discount for late bookings plus cake, welcome pack and flowers in every room.

Christmas 2016 Availability

A Special Christmas Offer: 8 nights for the price of 7:
Dec 19th - 27th: The Barn - £2350.
Dec 19th - 27th: Barn Owl Cottage - £1250.
Dec 19th - 27th: Both properties (linked): £3300.

Contact Now

Terry Brownbill

Rainsbury House, Upton, Exmoor, Somerset
Sleeps 13, Bedrooms 7, Dining 13
+44 (0)1398 371 595 / +44 (0)7775 511 058
Rainsbury House, Upton, Wiveliscombe, TA4 2HU

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