We wanted / needed a break that was not too far from home (east Somerset), somewhere which was comfortable, would accept our very calm Labrador, and from where we could explore a variety of places; East Anstey, near Dulverton, and Knapp House specifically seemed to fit the bill - what a brilliant choice we made! Stapledon Lodge was exactly what we wanted - to describe it as shabby chik touches on its character but does it an enormous injustice at the same time as there's nothing shabby about this home - quiet, comfortable, very nicely appointed throughout, with the most accommodating hosts imaginable, always available but never 'in your face'. Being close, but not in any way troubled by, the owners' horses, sheep, and other signs of the 'Good Life' was an added unexpected bonus.
An excellent touring base - easy access to Dunster, Porlock, Lynmouth, across to Clovelly and all points in between - this is a wonderful location. If there's a draw back, it's the lack of a good eating pub within easy walking distance, but Woods in Dulverton is very highly recommended!