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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.
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.
Exmoor Farmhouse is a stunning, large Exmoor house with 7 bedrooms and sleeps 14. It welcomes dogs and has turn-out and stabling for horses. With spectacular views over Exmoor and large gardens to play or relax, Exmoor Farmhouse is a great place to stay with friends and family to explore Exmoor.
Lower Leys Cottage sits close to the Somerset village of Withypool providing cosy accommodation set within the Exmoor National Park. The dog-friendly Exmoor holiday cottage sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Both the cottages at Leys Farm have been recently completely redecorated and refurbished.
Seascape is a sophisticated romantic cottage boasting pastel hues and a coastal vibe as well as views across Lynton to the sea. The contemporary coastal cottage occupies a convenient position inside a Grade II listed house and close to the beaches and attractions of the town and the region of Devon.
Situated on a quiet road close to the centre of the seaside town of Minehead, Somerset, and nestled into the wooded slopes of North Hill, Lily House offers a welcoming and homey feel, a large child-friendly cottage featuring two sitting rooms, wood burner stove, and four first-floor bedrooms.
Cobbles is a luxurious Grade II listed romantic cottage in the heart of Dunster in Somerset. The elegant coastal cottage rewards couples with period furnishings and contemporary comforts, as well as a wood-burning stove in a traditional fireplace, wooden floors, an ornate bed & a medieval entran...
Barn Cottage is a spacious and elegant coastal cottage situated in the historic section of Minehead in Somerset. The recently renovated cottage welcomes groups and pets to a property with contemporary style and outdoor spaces for relaxing and socialising, within easy reach of the best attractions.
Crown Cottage is a thatched roof end-terrace cottage in the delightful village of Exford, in Exmoor National Park. The pet-friendly cottage is made for walkers & those who enjoy country life and features traditional details such as a woodburning stove, a traditional fireplace and period furniture.
Heyden Cottage is a delightful rural cottage set in a quiet location in Bratton, Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage is just moments from Minehead and the coast, and it offers seclusion plus wonderful countryside views day & night. Enjoy adventures by day, & relax by the wood-burning stove at night.
Set inside Exmoor National Park, The Old Stables enjoys tranquillity and fresh air. The pet-friendly cottage in Exford, Somerset sits on large lawned grounds with views of the countryside and boasts an open fire, exposed beams and stone walls, plus modern style and direct access to walking trails.
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.
Set among the meadows in the Quarme Valley, West Huckham Barn is a converted rural cottage boasting wonderful views and contemporary style. The pet-friendly cottage near Wheddon Cross in Exmoor boasts a wood-burning stove, traditional features, vaulted ceilings, expansive grounds and a conservatory.
Westcott Cross Cottage is a sophisticated, detached rural cottage in Luxborough, Somerset with fabulous gardens and stunning views as well as traditional features such as a wood burner, stone fireplace, exposed beams and stone walls. Walks leave from the door and pets have ample space to play.
Large families looking to holiday off the beaten track can enjoy a stay at Nethercote Byre in the centre of Exmoor, a child-friendly barn conversion near the Somerset villages of Winsford and Exford that features a living room with a wood-burner, playroom with table football & four comfy bedrooms
East Hill Cottage on the outskirts of the rural village of Parracombe, Devon, makes the perfect holiday home in the South West, a child-friendly two-storey cottage featuring plenty of amenities for all ages, including games room, private garden, playroom, climbing frame, and two wood-burner stoves.
The beautiful valley views add to the romance of Putham Barn, a secluded cottage in Cutcombe, Somerset. With access to the natural wonders of Exmoor, the pet-friendly property is an ideal place to escape with that special person and boasts lovely grounds, modernity, sun-filled spaces and grounds.
Winsford is a pet and family friendly Exmoor holiday cottage sleeping 4 at Duddings Cottages, a small rural complex in the idyllic Avill Valley near Dunster in West Somerset. It has superb facilities including an indoor pool, play centre, spa, tennis court, trampoline and games room.
Seagulls Rest offers water frontage and wonderful sea views from multiple vantage points. The stone-built Victorian cottage sits a hop and skip from the sand in Minehead, Somerset and welcomes families and pets to a property with contemporary styling, a lovely private courtyard and a sea breeze.
Redway Lodge is a sophisticated coastal cottage just moments from sandy beaches in Porlock, Somerset. The modern cottage boasts wonderful views across the vale to the ocean and offers spacious and elegant rooms as well as bedrooms with en-suite. Stroll to the beach and the centre of Porlock.
A pet-friendly farm cottage nestled in an idyllic valley between the Brendon Hills and the Exmoor coast, Harthanger View Cottage near the rural village of Luxborough, Somerset, was recently converted from a barn into a charming retreat with spiral staircase, cosy sitting room, and en-suite master.
A gorgeous countryside cottage situated in the heart of Exmoor National Park, Cascade Cottage near the rural village of Exford, Somerset, makes a splendid holiday retreat, a child-friendly cottage accessed by the footbridge and featuring a spacious kitchen, exposed beams, and wood burning stove.
A charming conversion above the stables turned into a small cottage nestled in the beautiful Doone Valley amidst pretty Exmoor countryside, The Hayloft in the small village of Oare, Somerset, features stylish sitting room, country style kitchen with granite countertops, and two en-suite bedrooms.
A rustic cottage set amidst the splendour along the edge of Exmoor National Park in the village of Roadwater, Somerset, 2 Belle Vue offers a romantic retreat at a pet-friendly holiday home boasting oak flooring, wood-burning stove, waterfall shower, and other homey touches.
Vale View Apartment in Porlock Weir is a light and airy, spacious first-floor apartment, within the west wing of a beautiful Edwardian hunting lodge. Patio doors open onto a private balcony from with table and chairs overlooking the front of the property. Sleeps 4 guests.
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.