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Exmoor National Park Cottages

Exmoor is for adventurers! A wild landscape that encompasses moorland, woodland, farmland and valleys, where cliffs drop dramatically into the Bristol Channel. It’s a place for people who love to be active. Whether it’s walking, riding, fishing or cycling, Exmoor offers those who enjoy the great outdoors the most stunning of playgrounds.

And when it’s time to put your feet up, Exmoor is also home to some lovely tucked-away pubs, the perfect spots to enjoy delicious food and locally sourced ales.

Where are the best places to walk on Exmoor?

Exmoor is blessed with over 600 miles of rights-of-way, which means walkers and their four-legged friends could spend months – years even – getting to know this wild and unspoilt corner of Britain. Whether it’s a bracing jaunt across windy moorland or a gentle stroll along a brook in the shade of ancient woodland, Exmoor delivers every time.

For those who like to follow well-known long-distance routes, there are three that cross Exmoor – the South West Coast Path, the Tarka Trail and the Two Moors Way. Another option is the Coleridge Way, which starts in the Quantocks in Somerset but, for its latter portion, crosses the north end of Exmoor. It’s a route that takes you through the landscape that inspired the poet, ensuring plenty of pit stops in villages with tea rooms and pubs. There’s also a delightful short route near Liscombe, a circular jaunt along the riverside that involves crossing Tarr Steps, the longest clapper bridge in the country!

If you prefer to discover a path of your own, Exmoor offers an abundance of routes. Rest assured, whichever you choose, you’ll find the park a place of unique peace, where you can often have the landscape to yourself (even in summer) and cars are a distant memory!

What about cycling?

Exmoor is made for cycling and equally suited to road and mountain bikers. For open panoramic views, the upper roads are perfect, while those who prefer their scenery to encompass woodland, rivers and streams, the valleys are the place to head.

Exmoor is not just full of hills to get road-bikers’ hearts racing. It also presents some seriously challenging terrain to mountain bikers. If you’re in the latter camp, it’s worth getting some advice about the best routes. Exmoor National Park has produced a colour coded off-road cycle map. It uses the Cycle Touring Club’s nationally recognised grading system, with routes ranging from green (easy – and ideal for families with younger children) to black (very challenging).

Needless to say, you don’t need to tackle those extremes to enjoy biking here. A short drive to the upland stretches will remove the need for a punishing uphill slog and give you instant access to magnificent terrain. The route between Minehead and Selworthy Beacon (taking in North Hill) is one suggestion, offering magnificent scenery and lungfuls of fresh air straight off the Bristol Channel.

And for mountain bikers who prefer a well-trodden designated path, there are some specific routes which are well worth trying, including a green route around the Crown Estate’s wood to the south of Dunster. The National Trust’s Honicote Estate between Porlock and Exford is also worth a visit, as is Wimbleball Lake, which has a lovely route around the water that takes riders in and out of woodland and grassland.

Can you fish on Exmoor?

Providing you have an Environment Agency rod license, Exmoor is a fisherman’s paradise. For anglers, not much beats the experience of casting into the clear river or stream waters of Exmoor, surrounded by stunning scenery.

Permit fishing is available on the Exe, East Lyn and the Barle, as well as some pools and reservoirs. Wimbleball Lake boasts a well-stocked trout fishery, tuition days for beginners and improvers, and access for disabled anglers.

If you prefer sea fishing, the Exmoor coastline offers a breathtaking spot to set up for the day and, if you’re lucky, catch cod, whiting, skate and bass. If you prefer a trip out, there are boats that leave Minehead, Combe Martin, Porlock Weir, Watchet andIlfracombe. Who knows, you might bring mackerel home for dinner!

Where can you ride on Exmoor?

The answer is, pretty much anywhere! Exmoor Forest is a former royal hunting ground, so horses and riding have been an integral part of the landscape for centuries.

There are stables throughout Exmoor that offer riding for enthusiasts, whether it’s your first time or you’re experienced in the saddle. Either way, you’ll be put on a pony or horse that suits your level of experience, and always accompanied by a guide. That way, you can make the very most of the experience – as well as the breathtaking landscape unfolding around you. Whether it’s a bracing canter across moorland covered with heather or a gentle hack along a river under the canopy of trees, riding on Exmoor is an unbeatable experience.

A good place to start is Burrowhayes Farm in West Luccombe, which organises mixed-ability rides in the lovely Horner Valley or up on the magnificent moorland of Dunkery. There are also small children’s ponies that parents can walk and lead.

What about bird-watching?

A comparatively untamed natural wilderness, Exmoor is incredibly rich in bird and other animal life.

Its varied landscape supports an extraordinary range of birds, including common buzzards, sparrowhawks, kestrels, peregrines and red kites on the moorland, and kingfishers, dippers, stonechat and winchats in the wooded valleys.

Exmoor is also home to the country’s largest herds of red deer, majestic animals that roam freely. If you’re a nature enthusiast, spotting these majestic animals is a real treat.

Where are the best places to eat and drink on Exmoor?

Eating and drinking on Exmoor is all about location. The park has some of the loveliest pubs in Devon, many seriously tucked away in pretty village locations or in the depths of the countryside.

‘Tucked away’ pretty much sums up the location of the Poltimore Arms in Brayford; it’s so remote that it relies on a generator for its power! Don’t let that put you off though, for the pub serves up excellent food and delicious pints of West Country ale.

With its Swiss chalet good looks and stunning position in the Heddon Valley, the Hunters Inn has long been a popular destination. It’s a mix of pub, restaurant and hotel and offers visitors a warm welcome, at least five real ales at any time, great food (the pork belly is highly recommended) and the added attraction of a spectacular walk down to the sea at Heddon Mouth.

For a pub that reflects Exmoor and its pursuits to a tee, The Staghunters Inn is the place to go. Situated in Brendon in the lovely Doone Valley (which inspired R.D. Blackmore to write Lorna Doone), the pub serves up good food and local Exmoor Ales, and guests are free to roam its five paddocks or relax in the delightful beer garden.

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A tranquil retreat in the heart of Exmoor, ideal for a romantic holiday for two. Keepers Cottage

Oare Nr. Lynmouth - Exmoor

A romantic country retreat in the heart of Lorna Doone country in Devon. Set within Exmoor National Park and relatively close to the coast this is a exceptional holiday cottage for a getaway!

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
£400 - £840 per week *

KEEP2 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot available
  • 7 miles from the coast
  • 2.4 miles to the nearest pub
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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Wonderful setting with views across to a delightful wooded river valley. Priory House Cottage

Bratton Fleming - North Devon Countryside

Tastefully modernised detached single storey cottage, adjacent to Priory House in the Devon countryside.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
£248 - £590 per week *

PRICOT View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot available
  • 10.5 miles from the coast
  • 1.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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The Gearing

Bampton - East Devon & The Jurassic Coast

Grab a taste of the country in this stunning barn conversion, which also enjoys quick access into the heart of Exmoor National Park. Offering stunning countryside views and shared use of outdoor hot tub.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
£241 - £520 per week *

GEAR View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 24 miles from the coast
  • 1.3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Hot tub available
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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Workshop

Bampton - East Devon & The Jurassic Coast

Perfect for couples, this pretty Devon barn conversion has stunning countryside views and shares an outdoor jacuzzi spa pool. Ideal for exploring Devon and Somerset and the splendour of the Exmoor National Park.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
£241 - £520 per week *

WORK View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 24 miles from the coast
  • 1.3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Hot tub available
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer

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Otter Lodge

Exebridge - Exmoor

An idyllic romantic retreat in wonderful lakeside setting. With sauna. free coarse fishing and local character inn this is an ideal property for that much needed break.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
£420 - £797 per week *

N2150 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 18 miles from the coast
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
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French doors leading to this lovely garden Garden Suite

Woody Bay - Exmoor

Ground floor apartment in the ground of Ancient Manor House.Tranquil and truly magnificent coastal setting.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
£257 - £525 per week *

N1779 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.25 miles from the coast
  • 5 miles to the nearest pub
  • On one level
  • Swimming pool available
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
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Rafferty's

Lynmouth - Exmoor

Spacious and convienient first floor apartment in the centre of this picturesque Exmoor coastal village.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.2 miles from the coast
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
£222 - £497 per week *

N2073 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 miles from the coast
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Sea views from the property

Relax and unwind in front of a roaring open fire...

Book one of our cottages with an open fire or woodburner and you won't want to leave

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The Lodge

Woody Bay - Exmoor

Detached, single storey cedar wood bungalow with uninterrupted views over the sea, and shared use of outdoor swimming pool.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.25 miles from the coast
£268 - £683 per week *

N1780 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.25 miles from the coast
  • 5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Sea views from the property
  • On one level
  • Swimming pool available
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
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New Property Gardeners Cottage

Martinhoe - Exmoor

An idyllic couples retreat amid the splendour of the Exmoor National Park. This single storey cottage is ideal for walkers and is just a 10 minute downhill walk to famous Exmoor Inn in the Heddon Valley

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
£250 - £550 per week *

GARDE View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • 1 miles from the coast
  • 0.4 miles to the nearest pub
  • Sea views from the property
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
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Seaview Apartment

Lynmouth - Exmoor

Offering wonderful sea and coastal views this delightful apartment is an ideal base for exploring Exmoor.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
£320 - £536 per week *

SEAV2 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • 0.5 miles from the coast
  • 0.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Sea views from the property
  • On one level

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