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A wide and varied range of activities surround us; from country walks, to stately homes steeped in rich in history, to fishing in the Exe Valley, or cycling amongst the most beautiful yet challenging Exmoor scenery. We are confident that there is something for everyone. - We are just minutes away from the Exmoor National Park which offers an impressive variety of activities to keep you busy. Galloping on horses upon the heath, crossing the devil's bridge at Tarr Steps or just visiting a lovely pub to name but a few.... - Fishing is very popular in the Exe Valley and will happily assist in your planning linking you with local experts or local fisheries. - Walking is extremely popular in the Exe Valley (why wouldn't it be?) and there are walks to Oakford and Bampton as well as circular walks taking in Exebridge and Stoodleigh. Leaving the valley does mean climbing a hill, but once done, the view will be well worth it. - At Anstey, a small village some 6 miles away there is excellent horse riding across the moors and in Stoodleigh, about 2 miles away, a riding centre that offers tuition. - We are a pet friendly guesthouse and have one room that pet owners may use. We also have a small orchard across the road where pets can be exercised. - We are very cycling friendly and have a lockable garage where bikes can be secured. We will also provide healthy (high energy) snacks for the keen cyclists who like to push that little bit further. - Exmoor, North Devon and West Somerset is a an amazing area to observe wildlife, you could visit Porlock Vale and the Owl and Hawk Centre, enjoy badger watching at Stoodleigh, or take an Exmoor Wildlife Safari to visit the more isolated and quieter locations. - We are happy to assist in your plans and will happily transport guests to the nearest bus stops at either: Exebridge, Bampton, or Oakford. - We are confident that our peaceful location and the vast options available to you will not disappoint and ensure that your stay with us i

We are a small family run business. will make your stay as pleasant as possible, whilst giving you the time and space to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of our beautiful location. Kick start your day with a locally sourced full English breakfast, and enjoy our cosy living room, complete with an open fire.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Common area doors left open
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • First aid kit
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Temperature checks (guests)
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Sanitised tableware


  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Laundry
  • WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Cleaning service
  • Plug adapters
  • Shop/boutique
  • Garden
  • Ice machine
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Restaurant - starred
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Pet basket
  • Pet bowls
  • Designated smoking area
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Pet(s) live on property
  • Breakfast served in restaurant
  • Breakfast in the room/unit
  • Library
  • Wide entrance to property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Recreational vehicle parking
  • Private parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs
  • Children's play area


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options
  • To-go breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Rock climbing
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Surfing
  • Walking
  • Wine tasting
  • Farm life
  • Adventure
  • Arts & crafts
  • Cooking
  • Family fun
  • History/science museums
  • Wild life
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    16:00 23:30
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Pets by arrangement
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


A car is recommended when staying at the property
  • Road from M5 (15.0 miles)

    Exit roundabout onto the a361

    At the roundabout take the 3rd exit Rix cottages

    At the roundabout take the 1st exit to stay on A396

    At the  black cat junction head straight across to stay on A396

    Arrive at the bark House

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