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Stay in holiday cottages within the Exmoor National park and discover a picturesque landscape of rolling moorland and steep-sided tree-filled valleys covering 267 square miles of North Devon and West Somerset. From cosy thatched cottages to barn conversions and wonderfully restored manor houses, there's a choice of self-catering accommodation on Exmoor to meet all needs from romantic escapes to homes for large house parties. Where Exmoor meets the sea, rivers and streams cascade majestically down some of the highest cliffs in Europe between Porlock and Combe Martin. At Great Hangman and Little Hangman, you can look down into the surf far below if you are brave enough or enjoy the view across the Bristol Channel to Wales. Find your way down winding flower-filled lanes to quaint villages such as Exford, Brendon, Luccombe, Simonsbath and Withypool, many with tea rooms and welcoming pubs serving local ale, meals produced from locally sourced food and cream teas.

Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Lake View Cottage lies in a rural location just outside the pretty North Devon village of West Down within the grounds of Lower Aylescott Farm. One of 6 cottages, it shares lovely grounds, a fishing lake and play area. The beaches at Woolacombe are only 5 miles away and Exmoor is a 20 minute drive.

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Exterior and deck of a single-storey wooden holiday lodge in Minehead
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4
Bedrooms
2

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Bedrooms
4

The Old Sweet Shop is no longer full of lollies but is still full of character. Situated in Minehead, Somerset, the pet-friendly cottage with the thatched roof oozes country charm and features a wood burner, exposed beams, while treating guests to a sunny courtyard and hot tub. Relax by the coast.

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Bedrooms
4

Bratton Mill Farmhouse near the medieval village of Bratton Fleming, Devon, offers the perfect escape for large families and groups on holiday in the South West, a 17th-century former mill transformed into a child-friendly two-storey cottage alongside a babbling trout stream.

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Elm
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3

Elm is an ideal seaside escape. The coastal cottage lies in Blue Anchor Bay, Somerset, and boasts wonderful ocean and countryside views from its delightful gardens which catch the sea breeze. The cottage also offers a games room, wheelchair access and contemporary comforts, plus proximity to Exmoor.

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the leafy-clad exterior of a stone-built single-storey exmoor holiday cottage with a flight of stone stteps to the front door
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4
Bedrooms
2

The Shippon is a wonderfully-restored cow shed set on a working farm in Exmoor National Park, Somerset. Dating back to the 14th century, the pet-friendly cottage near Wheddon Cross sleeps 4 and promises wonderful views and tranquillity, plus exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, true style & a log fire.

Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2

Bilbrook apartment is one of 12 Holiday Cottages at Duddings. Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms. It is set in the rural Avill valley in Somerset near Dunster & Minehead within The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, tennis court, games room, trampoline. Families & dogs welcome. Visit-England 4-star.

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1

Groomscott Apartment is a delightful romantic apartment set on a quiet lane in Porlock, Somerset. The cottage sleeps 3 and welcomes pets, and offers a cute, enclosed lawned garden with furnished space, plus an open-plan design with natural light and contemporary comforts. Explore Exmoor in style.

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A traditional Devon cottage with white rendered walls and a newly thatched roof overlook a large lawn
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4
Bedrooms
2

Splatt Barn is a lovingly-restored rural cottage with a thatched roof & beautiful countryside and coastal views. Situated on the edge of Porlock, Somerset, the pet-friendly cottage sleeps 4 and boasts a delightful spacious garden, a conservatory, luxury furnishings, an open-plan design & a log fire.

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It is the diverse landscape that makes a self-catering holiday on Exmoor so unique. One minute you will be walking along a rough cart track, high up on the moor, the next, you could be walking through lush green woodland farmland or a buttercup-spattered field surrounded by sheep or Exmoor ponies. Tread lightly, and like as not, you'll spot some of the many red deer prevalent on Exmoor. The moor is also honeycombed with lovely villages, full of tea-rooms and craft shops. Lynton and Lynmouth's villages at the top and bottom of the cliff are connected by a charming old Victorian cliff railway. 

At the other end of the Moor, Dunster, with its famous castle still inhabited by its owners, the Lutterell family and ancient yarn market is a wonder at any time of year. Minehead, the 'Gate Way to Exmoor', is a delightful resort, offering the chance to combine a seaside holiday with days on Exmoor (and steam train rides to Somerset villages on the West Somerset Railway).

Exmoor has inspired great literature in the past. Lorna Doone is based on the village of Oare, while the landscape proved equally inspirational for poets such as Samuel Coleridge. Today, walkers can follow in his footsteps, enjoying a day following the Coleridge Trail. Walking holidays on Exmoor are very popular with its mix of ancient footpaths, green lanes and long-distance trails such as the Tarka Trail, Two Moors Way (both these trails link Exmoor with Dartmoor). For sea views, explore the Exmoor section of the South West Coast Path that runs from Minehead to Ilfracombe.