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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.

Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages

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

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
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
£408 - £857 per week *

KEEP2 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 2.4 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 5 Stars
  • Travel cot available
  • 7 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

The perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of tea whilst planning the days adventures The Gearing

Bampton - Exmoor

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
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Hot tub available
£246 - £530 per week *

GEAR View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Hot tub available
  • Private parking
  • 1.3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 24 miles from the coast
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

This high quality, single storey, rural retreat is in a most idyllic location with stunning views of Devon's wonderful countryside Crows Nest

Bampton - Exmoor

Detached stone built cottage with magnificent country views and a private hot tub in summerhouse adjacent

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • Hot tub available
  • Private parking
£326 - £704 per week *

CROWS View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Hot tub available
  • Private parking
  • 1.3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • 24 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

MARTINCC - External Parking - View 1 Chauffers Cottage

Martinhoe - Exmoor

Delightful single storey cottage in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. Offering a tranquil retreat yet just 10 minutes downhill walk to the famous Hunter Inn in the Heddon Valley.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£255 - £561 per week *

CHAUFF View property

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

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Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

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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
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
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N2150 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 18 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

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
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Private parking
£272 - £622 per week *

PRICOT View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 1.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Travel cot available
  • 10.5 miles from the coast
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Beautifully designed and decorated open planning living area Workshop

Bampton - Exmoor

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
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Hot tub available
£246 - £530 per week *

WORK View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Hot tub available
  • Private parking
  • 1.3 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available
  • 24 miles from the coast
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

New Property This 19th Century cottage is located in the heart of the villageComfortable seating and a woodburner in the sitting roomCompact kitchen with dining table The Den

Lynton - Exmoor

Delightful one bed cottage in the heart of Lynton, close to Exmoor and the beautiful surrounding countryside.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
  • 1 miles from the coast
£300 - £570 per week *

DENLY View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.25 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • 1 miles from the coast
  • Open fire/woodburner

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Have a look at our last minute availability to some fantastic locations

Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

River View

Lynmouth - Exmoor

A delightful apartment with beautiful views of the river, harbour and out to sea. Surrounded by beautiful countryside yet within walking distance of all amenities.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
£306 - £561 per week *

RIVERV View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 0.1 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • 0.1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Rose cottage is a spacious annex wing of the owner's delightful detached cottage located in the small rural hamlet of Bridge Ball Rose Cottage

Brendon Nr. Lynmouth - Exmoor

Lovely character property in peaceful rural setting close to Lynmouth and the Brendon Valley. Offering easy access to wonderful moorland, riverside and coastal walks and with riding stables nearby.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1.5 miles to the nearest pub
£268 - £599 per week *

ROSECO View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 1 pet
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • 1.5 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • 3 miles from the coast
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

MARTINCC - External - View 2 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
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking
£255 - £561 per week *

GARDE View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Suitable for up to 2 pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Private parking
  • 0.4 miles to the nearest pub
  • Towels provided
  • 3 Stars
  • 1 miles from the coast
  • Sea views from the property
  • On one level
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Tumble dryer
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

External view of Brendon Brendon

Woody Bay - Exmoor

First floor apartment in Ancient Manor House. Beautiful, historic building in tranquil and truly magnificent coastal setting, with shared outdoor swimming pool.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • Swimming pool available
£265 - £530 per week *

N1774 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bed linen provided
  • Swimming pool available
  • Private parking
  • 5 miles to the nearest pub
  • 3 Stars
  • 0.25 miles from the coast
  • Washing machine

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