A fairytale house in a fairytale land where relaxation is no myth

A fairytale house that’s Far, Far Away – yet so close, on the edge of Exmoor. Lawns sweep back to verdant hills in a blaze of bucolic birdsong, cricket and croquet, and drinks around the pool. At Sweetoaks, perfect relaxation is no myth.

A far-away fairytale just a few hours away

This is where garden-party lawns sweep back to the verdant hills. Where the summerhouse nestles snugly into the wooded valley. Where ducks quack and scatter at the thwack of the croquet mallet. Welcome to the fairytale land Sweetoaks, Far, Far Away – and easily reachable in just a few hours, on the edge of Exmoor.

The word relaxation was invented with Sweetoaks in mind. As the kids create waves in the outdoor pool, you can splash some Pinot Grigio into your glasses, sit back among the hot-tub bubbles, or potter around the gardens and woods. Curl up with a book in the Drawing Room, or take afternoon tea on the terrace.

There’s a happy ending around the dining table fit for King Arthur. Get your subjects together and let our chefs create a feast. When you’ve licked your platters clean, they’ll leave you to bond over board games or movies. When exhausted yawns take you to your decadent bedroom, the fairytale morphs swiftly into Sleeping Beauty.

For fun and games, there’s cricket and croquet, trampoline and swings, the games room and 7 acres of fantastical hill, dale and woodland snatched from between the covers of a CS Lewis classic. Step out of the gardens and the village pub and shop is a stroll away; Exmoor waits beyond.

Pool and Gardens

Spend the day splashing around in the heated outdoor pool. The pool house and terrace with garden furniture are great for those who want to relax while the children and big kids make the most of water.

Sweetoaks is nestled in 7 acres of landscaped gardens and blossoming woodlands. The swings, trampoline, netball and basketball hoops are great for the kids to let off some steam and there are croquet and cricket sets for fun on the lawns.

There is a games room in the converted stable block overlooking beautiful Exmoor countryside complete with table tennis, table football, air hockey table and magnetic and Velcro dartboards.

Spend an evening relaxing in the hot tub with a glass of champagne and enjoy the stunning views and the tranquility of the fairytale gardens.

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Living Spaces

The living spaces at Sweetoaks are light and large, with a relaxed feel which will bring back memories of childhood holidays. The entrance hall opens in to a lounge and drawing room, with comfy sofas and a wide screen TV. The dining room is a grand room overlooking the gardens, with plenty of space for everyone to dine together. The large kitchen takes you back in time, to shelves of cakes in tins and herbs picked fresh from the garden.

There is much fun to be had in the games room at Sweetoaks, with pool, table football and table tennis on offer. Challenge your friends and family to see who will come out as the winner!

Cooking and Dining

We want you to enjoy every moment of your stay at Sweetoaks so whatever your desire for food and drink, we can help. If you love cooking then help yourselves to the Aga and range cooker.

There is a large dining table for all your guests to gather together and enjoy an evening meal or sunday lunch.

Looking for a special meal without any fuss? Our highly rated chefs will prepare a celebratory meal to order, all cooked and cleared out of the way. Once the plates are cleared, they’ll leave you to enjoy the rest of the evening.

For special occasions, we can arrange all kinds of catering – from a simple buffet, to a summer BBQ or a fully catered holiday. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll sort it out.


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Sweetoaks has six large, stylish bedrooms. There are three double en suite rooms  and two ensuite rooms with zip.

The sixth bedroom is perfect for children, with a single bed and a bunk bed, close to a large family bathroom. A guest bed is available for an extra child if you need it.

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Children Welcome

Sweetoaks comes fully loaded for kids to have a ball. We’ve got the fun stuff and the functional all boxed off to take the pressure off busy parents. Sweetoaks is safe, too, thanks to some thoughtful touches here, and some secure additions there. Manhandling toddlers through their first holiday?

You’ll appreciate the travel cots and high chairs and the plastic cutlery, plates and glasses. Already up and running? Let them loose in the playroom, games room and garden playhouse, or on the trampoline. The pool comes with armbands and floats and we’ve gated it off inside a secure walled garden.

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What people say

What people say

"We all had a fantastic holiday. The house feels far more like a home than a holiday house and I think this made for a very relaxing break. We have never returned to a holiday house as we like to explore new places. However, we may make an exception with Sweet Oaks. It is a beautiful house in a picturesque and tranquil setting with a relaxed atmosphere. When you add in the week of sunny days which we had, it made for the perfect holiday. " - Sara

Uncork the untamed beauty of Exmoor

Meander the moors and uncover the untamed beauty of Exmoor. Among the tumbling rivers and heather moors, there’s watersports at Wimbleball Lakes, a star turn on a night-time safari and the relics of an ancient and enchanted England at Dunster.

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