Find and Book Exmoor Self Catering Holidays
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 houses 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 Hangman and Little Hangman you can look over the cliffs into the surf below if you are brave enough, or look 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.
Set within Exmoor National Park, Middle Leys Cottage is a charming 3-bedroom pet-friendly holiday cottage with Wi-Fi above the Somerset village of Withypool. Recently renovated and re-furnished, this Exmoor holiday cottage now offers stylish decor with rustic charm.
Set high on the hills of Exmoor above Simonsbath is Emmett's Grange, a dog-friendly, large and secluded Georgian house with Wi-Fi sleeping 15 in 6 bedrooms. Located within a gloriously remote 900-acre estate this Exmoor holiday home benefits from a private deluxe swim spa.
The Linhay is a charming rural dog-friendly one-bedroomed Exmoor Holiday Cottage for couples set within the heart of the 900-acre Exmoor estate of Emmett's Grange near Simonsbath in Somerset. Sleeps 2.
Tucked into a peaceful, wooded Exmoor valley near the rural village of Wheddon Cross, Somerset, Quarme Coombe – Red Deer Cottage offers a real haven away from the world, a two-storey pet-friendly cottage with a pretty garden, king master with en-suite and Juliet balcony, and open plan living space.
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.
Cleeve apartment is one of 12 4-Star Holiday Cottages at Duddings Cottages near Minehead. The twin-bed coastal cottage for couples is set in the beautiful Avill Valley in the Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, tennis court, games room, trampoline etc. Families & dogs welcome.
The Blue Anchor promenade lies just moments from Meadow View, a charming coastal cottage in Somerset with views across a meadow to the ocean and West Somerset Railway. The modern family cottage offers comfort and relaxing outdoor spaces as well as a prime position in this lovely seaside village.
A beautiful barn conversion that comfortably houses up to eight guests, Mill Haven sits amidst picturesque Exmoor National Park within walking distance of the medieval village of Dunster, Somerset, a coastal cottage featuring four bedrooms, games room, wood-burner stove, and lovely conservatory.
The Annexe is one of 12 Holiday Cottage at Duddings & sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. It is set in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster & Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool & spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome. Visit England 4-star.
A country escape awaits at Brook Cottage. Expansive views of rolling green hills stretch forever from the romantic cottage sitting near Challacombe in Devon. Boasting a four-poster bed & other touches of luxury, the pet-friendly cottage promises seclusion as well as a woodburning stove and sunroom.
Allerford is one of 12 4-Star Exmoor Holiday Cottages in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster sleeping 5 in 3 bedrooms. Use of Indoor pool, spa, games room, tennis court, trampoline and play centre etc. Families & pets welcome.
Once used as the Brushford village school, Old School House is now a carefully-restored rural cottage near Dulverton in Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage boasts ample character & features two wood burners, a bread oven, mature gardens, contemporary comforts and access to multiple local attractions.
A romantic riverside holiday cottage perfect for celebrating any of life’s special occasions, The Folly near the village of Bratton Fleming, Devon, sits tucked away on a private lane, with large glazed double doors opening onto a beautifully furnished pet-friendly studio cottage.
Luccombe Cottage, a 4-star Exmoor holiday cottage Somerset sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster and Minehead. Indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families and dogs welcome.
Seaview is a Grade II listed Georgian property in an elevated position in Lynmouth, Devon. The pet-friendly cottage is spread across four floors and enjoys wonderful views of the village & the ocean. The elegantly-appointed cottage boasts a sun-drenched patio, ornate fireplace, beams and modernity.
Bossington is one of 12 Holiday Cottages at Duddings & sleeps 4. It is set in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster & Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool and spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome. Visit England 4-star.
You won’t mind being sent to the Headmaster this time. Headmaster’s Cottage is a stone-built cottage in Dulverton, Somerset, promising peace and quiet for adults only. The Victorian cottage promises tradition and comfort as well as lovely gardens and views, plus many attractions for nature lovers.
Situated in the heart of the seaside village of Porlock Weir, Somerset, Harbour House Apartment once housed the harbour master but now makes an idyllic holiday home along the Exmoor coast, a waterside cottage featuring two cosy bedrooms and French windows offering gorgeous views of the bay.
The Crows Nest offers a unique holiday experience along the Exmoor coast, a large two-storey cottage perched above scenic Porlock Bay in the village of Porlock Weir, Somerset, featuring stone floors, exposed beams, large inglenook fireplace with wood burner, and three spacious bedrooms.
A tastefully furnished, large and pet friendly Grade II listed holiday home sleeping 22 in 8 en suite bedrooms on the coast near Dunster in rural West Somerset. Perfect for family celebrations, reunions and days out on local beaches and Exmoor.
A two-storey pet-friendly cottage situated in the Doone Valley amidst the splendour of Exmoor National Park, Poocks Cottage near the village of Oare, Somerset, offers quiet accommodation featuring an open-plan kitchen with underfloor heating, sitting room and snug, and three first-floor bedrooms.
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.
Duvale Priory is a Grade II listed farmhouse set among Duvale Cottages near Bampton in Devon. Steeped in history, this pet-friendly cottage lies on the banks of the River Exe and boasts traditional features as well as extensive grounds with beautiful views, a games room and wonderful seclusion.
It is the diverse landscape that makes a self-catering holiday on Exmoor so special. 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. The villages of Lynton and Lynmouth 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 if 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.