The Old Stables, 1 Bedroom Cottage, Sleeps 2

A warm Devon welcome awaits you at The Old Stables at Kipscombe, with a roaring wood burning stove, thick rugs and a deep comfortable sofa. You will arrive to find a generous welcome hamper including edible treats such as newly laid eggs from our hens and delicious homemade cake. If you are bringing dogs, they will have their own hamper of goodies to look forwards to as well!

If you are arriving on a Friday, we can even pick you up some fish and chips in the evening (subject to availability) to save you the bother of cooking on your first night.


1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

2 Guests

Dogs Welcome


Warm Welcome

From the Kitchen/Dining and Living room, with its cosy woodburner, three steps lead down to the heated conservatory which has lovely views west over the hills. This is a perfect place to dry off after a wet walk, as well as a calm place to sit.

A door leads from the conservatory to the pretty secluded garden and a gate from the garden leads to the private parking space and path to the orchard.

Star Gazing

The bedroom is on the same level as the living room and kitchen dining area. It has a window to the front and a clever Velux window above the bed through which you can marvel at the amazing Exmoor stars (don’t worry this has a remote control blind so you won’t get woken at dawn by the sun!).

The generous shower room is next to the bedroom and consists of a large walk-in shower, basin, wc and airing cupboard. Fluffy towels are provided along with a selection of complimentary toiletries.

Creature Comforts

Dogs are superbly catered for with two large Omlet Topology, memory foam beds with assorted toppers, and a large HiK9 raised bed. Dog towels, an outside hosepipe and a Mud Daddy are provided for use after wet walks. There is even a plug in towel rail for drying damp dog towels.

The wood burning stove is a definite hit with most dogs. Mine love to relax by the fire, gazing into the gently dancing flames!

Key Features

Kitchen/dining room

The kitchen is well equipped with a range of base and wall units, dishwasher, larder fridge, small freezer, oven and hob. There is also a microwave, air fryer and cafetiere. Dining table and chairs.

Living room

A spacious bright living space with period features and a central woodburning stove. Satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.
Open plan to kitchen/diner, with a pet gate separating them from the bedroom and bathroom. 


Double-glazed and heated with a tiled floor. Fine views west over rolling farmland and the private courtyard garden.


With king-size oak plank bed with comfortable Hypnos mattress. Premium wool-filled duvet and pillows. Bedside tables with lamps and sockets for device charging. Ample hanging and shelf storage in built in cupboards, with one converting to a workstation.

Shower Room

Very spacious with a large walk-in shower, WC and basin, heated towel rail and more storage space. There is a Velux window providing natural light.


Mainly paved with outside table and chairs for sunny breakfasts and leisurely suppers. Herbs planted for your own use. Screened by mature shrubs and a Devon bank along two sides this is a very private area which is ideal for nervous or reactive dogs. Outside tap and hose. Gate to parking area and path to orchard and the babbling brook in Kipscombe’s own woodland.


Parking is right next to the cottage and with entry via the back gate into the garden and conservatory, so there is no need to access via the front door (especially useful if you need to wash and dry muddy paws).

Dark Skies

After dark you can enjoy some stargazing. Exmoor is part of the Dark Skies initiative and the lack of light pollution means this is a popular venue for astronomers.

After dark we often hear owls hunting through the wooded valley and, if you are lucky, you might catch sight of the Red Deer as they walk through the wood.



Dog Specific Facilities

  • Stay and train facilities with qualified trainer on site (
  • Practical hard flooring with rugs to minimise slipping
  • Two luxury Topology memory foam dog beds
  • One HiK9 bed 
  • Dog crates can be borrowed
  • Dog hamper on arrival with treats, chews and other goodies
  • Water bowl
  • Enclosed, well-screened, private courtyard garden
  • Easy access to grassed areas
  • Dog towels and throws to protect sofas
  • Outside tap and Mud Daddy for washing muddy paws
  • Pet gate separating living room from front door and bedroom 
  • Adjacent secure Dog Walking Field available for booking see
  • All weather manège can be reserved free of charge for training or fun agility

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