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Dunsley Mill

West Anstey, Devon (Ref. 959537)

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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • “Dunsley Mill is a lovely property with very welcoming and thoughtful hosts and we really enjoyed our stay there, so the following are just observations on how it could be better: The beds and sofas could be a lot more comfortable and the downstairs TV sound quality wasn't great - we balanced it on some magazines which helped a bit.”

    Also, 'just a ten minute car journey to Dulverton' doesn't give the right impression (narrow, rutted lanes with few passing places meant we often had to reverse quite a long way, and if we lived there we'd definitely feel the need for a 4 by 4 vehicle).

    - Mrs Denny, September 2021

The property

Arriving at Dunsley Mill, visitors will be captivated by the peace and tranquillity of this sheltered valley.

Surrounded by 30 acres the only sounds are the distant calls of owls and buzzards and the soothing trickle of water from the small river that runs through the grounds.

A perfect rural retreat, visitors to this charismatic barn conversion find it difficult to leave, the visitors book is testament to this where guests note their eagerness to return year on year.

Lovingly restored the barn is brimming with character and charm with restored timber beams, rich heritage colours and a large wood burning stove that nestles in the corner of the spacious open plan living room, where two large comfortable sofas will guarantee your supreme comfort and relaxation.

Separated from the living room by a useful breakfast bar the spacious kitchen is fully equipped to meet guest's ever need and to one side a separate dining space will guarantee family gatherings are a real social occasion.

Three charming bedrooms on the first floor are each dressed in delicate country fabrics, both double rooms enjoy wonderful views of the valley to the front of the barn.

A family bathroom on the first floor and a shower room on the ground floor complete this uniquely wonderful property.

In summer relax on the patio overlooking the valley, many find that this is the epitome of their holiday at this beautiful cottage.

For those who can tear themselves away and wish to explore, the beautiful village of Dulverton in the heart of Exmoor has a great range of shops, pubs and restaurants and is just a ten minute car journey.

Less than an hour will take you to the cathedral city of Exeter or north to the coastal beaches of Saunton Sands, Braunton, Wollacombe and Croyde.

South Molton, just fifteen minutes away has a twice weekly market, fine butchers, chemist and a supermarket.

There are some fine restaurants and pubs in the area where local produce is always on the menu, try the London Inn at Molland for mouth watering home cooked food, or for a special occasion the Michelin star The Masons Arms at Knowstone, serves real ale to champagne by the glass.

The owners of Dunsley Mill are happy to arrange horse riding lessons, fishing and restaurant bookings for guests.

There is plenty of parking next to the cottage.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (1 with TV), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen and breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, additional fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, espresso coffee machine, bread maker, TV with Sky plus, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Gravel and decked patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared meadows
  • Dogs, which are good with other animals, sheep and birds are welcome at £25 each per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub/Shop 3 miles
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 6 people including infants.

About the location


Dulverton 4 miles; Tiverton 13 miles.

The village of East Anstey lies in the heart of beautiful unspoilt countryside, four miles from the picturesque market town of Dulverton. Known as the gateway to Exmoor, Dulverton offers the River Barle, which flows under a Grade I listed, 3000 year old stone clapper bridge. The town also boasts pretty buildings and medieval winding streets, along with a wealth of award winning restaurants and pubs, quality gift shops and tea rooms. The spectacular North Devon coast is within driving distance with the picturesque villages of Lynton and Lynmouth well worth visiting. Spend a day at the wonderful sandy beaches of Croyde Bay, Woolacombe and Saunton Sands, all of which provide fabulous opportunities for surfing. East Anstey is an ideal base to explore the magnificent rolling landscapes of Exmoor and the dramatic North Devon coastline.

Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 6 people including infants.