Waterrow is one of those small villages where people have lived and worked happily for years. They like it here because it’s such a lovely place to be, tucked quietly away in the beautiful countryside on the borders of Somerset and Devon, with Exmoor National Park just a stone’s throw away. The local towns of Wiveliscombe, Wellington and Dulverton are good to shop and explore, with independent shops, farmers markets and good places to eat or buy the bounty of local produce that’s grown and raised in the fields nearby. There are wonderful walks that take you through open fields and sun dappled woodlands, over hills that open onto glorious views.
Amble around the lanes at Waterrow and you’ll find centuries old farmsteads, charming cottages and right by the old stone bridge where the River Tone slides happily along is The Rock Inn, a very good gastro pub that serves traditional pub food alongside dishes with a more contemporary twist. The village also has its own Local Nature Reserve comprised of a river valley mixed woodland and a disused railway where part of the pillars of the demolished viaduct still stand like mysterious giants in the landscape.
When you stay at Hurstone you can discover Waterrow for yourselves; step out from the door and wander the tree shaded lanes, the footpaths and old holloways. Enjoy the breathtaking views, be very still and you may even spot some of the wildlife that shares this timeless corner of the world with its residents. Take your time, stop and stare, because to be here is manna for the soul, a great big helping of unadulterated mindfulness.
All information correct at the time of writing