Oaklands is an impressive, 8-bedroom, traditional stone-built detached house sleeping 14 in comfort, situated between the open moor and the spectacular north Devon coast. Located outside the rural hamlet of Rockford with its award-winning local inn where meals can be enjoyed, Oaklands has magical views across the East Lyn River, which falls dramatically to the sea at the village resort of Lynmouth just 4 miles away. Set in 1.5 acres with moorland garden and woods, which make great exploring, and a cascading stream and disused waterwheel from its early Victorian past, Oaklands is surrounded by one of the few remaining areas of ancient oak woodlands in England and has abundant wildlife (designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Site of Special Scientific Interest). We are presently accepting bookings for 6 people maximum up till Easter in line with government restrictions. The rental price has been reduced to reflect this and Oaklands now represents even better value for money.
Renovated to modern standards with contemporary furnishings throughout, but keeping its original character, Oaklands has a large living room with aspect over the river and oak-beamed snug with Inglenook fireplace. A large separate dining room with an Arthurian round table seating up to 14 overlooks the front of the property and the very spacious and well equipped modern kitchen also offers a smaller breakfast/dining area. The eight bedrooms, many with river and valley views, and four bathrooms are laid out over two upper floors. There is also a small study / games room which can be used as an area for the younger members of the party. Oaklands is large and roomy for one family, or provides flexible accommodation for family gatherings or groups of friends and is a wonderful rural retreat no matter what the time of the year. Parking for 4 to 5 cars. Secure barn for bike / kayak / surfboard storage. Table football, board games and Wii games console available. Pets are welcome.
Surrounded by the splendour of Exmoor, Oaklands is at the apex of Exmoor’s footpaths, cycle routes and bridle ways, offering truly inspiring walks and rides along the river, over wooded valleys and towards the sea abound. Many famous beauty spots including Watersmeet, Porlock Weir and the twin coastal resort villages of Lynton and Lynmouth with their famous cliff railway, tourist attractions for all ages and dog-friendly beach are all within short scenic drives. Magnificent high cliffs, and hidden sand and shingle coves can be found all along the dramatic Exmoor coast whilst wide sandy surfing beaches at Woolacombe and Croyde are within an hour’s drive. Horse riding stables, mountain biking and road cycling, kayaking and angling on the East Lyn and country sports are all close by. Traditional Exmoor pubs and restaurants with fine dining are within easy reach. Adventure centres, golf, surf schools, Exmoor Zoo, a steam light railway and indoor visitor attractions are further afield. Oaklands and Exmoor offers something for everyone all year round.