Take a room or two – or all five and arrange your own house party. The stage is set for you to design your stay: plenty of comfortably classy space downstairs with a separate dining room for ten. Upstairs five bedrooms smartly designed for the building’s cottagey old bones; two have space for a cot and Quail, the smallest, has the biggest shower room.
Ask Clare about having simple or seriously celebratory meals catered; this is good food and game country. You’ve a bar area with microwave and fridge; can have fresh breakfast croissants delivered and prepare snacks and picnics; eat out in Bampton, maybe at the Swan, or Woods in Dulverton, or the Masons Arms, Knowstone.
Come for Bampton’s October Fair and Folk Festival, to walk and to cycle. Exmoor has routes for all – from Dunkery Beacon to sheltered Watersmeet. Ask about horse-riding, hunting and fishing; you could be surfing or sunning yourself on Saunton sands in under an hour.