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The tiny village of Simonsbath (pronounced Simonsbath) lies on the high, open moorland of Exmoor National Park in the county of Somerset. It is located in Exmoor civil parish, the largest but least populated parish in the national park, with fewer than 200 residents in its 32 square miles. Simonsbath is an idyllic base for visitors who want to explore the park’s wooded valleys, rugged coast and heather-covered moors where wild ponies and deer roam. Wander from your holiday cottage in Simonsbath and discover an unspoiled rural community where lanes lined with hedgerows are dotted with historic homes. The River Barle runs through the village, where a triple-arched medieval bridge crosses it.

Aerial view of a large Exmoor farmhouse and farm yard surrounded by fields.
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5

This large country farm cottage on Exmoor has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, numerous reception rooms, a well-equipped games room, a large farmhouse kitchen with an Aga and seating area, plus a formal dining room. All linen, towels, central heating etc., included. Use of tennis court - don't forget your equipment! Plenty of great walking, horse riding, mountain biking, wild swimming and exploring places on Exmoor. Pets are welcome too.

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A 3-storey, restored Exmoor barn surrounded by a lawn.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

The Tower is a unique Exmoor holiday let in Simonsbath, perfect for couples. This converted barn sleeps two and features a modern kitchen with a breakfast bar. The comfortable sitting room is on the first floor, and the king-sized bedroom is on the top floor. Guests can enjoy a private garden with outdoor furniture. The local pub and restaurant are within easy walking distance. WiFi, heating, and electricity are included. Bed linen and towels are provided. The property is non-smoking and pet-free. View the full property description for more details.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

A country escape awaits at Brook Cottage. Expansive views of rolling green hills stretch forever from the romantic cottage near Challacombe in Devon. Boasting a four-poster bed and other luxury touches, the pet-friendly cottage promises seclusion, a woodburning stove and a sunroom.

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Exterior of a 2-storey country house on Exmoor overlooking a large lawn.
Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
6
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Single-storey, ivy-clad country cottage in front of woodland trees.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Are you looking for a luxurious getaway in the beautiful Exmoor National Park? Look no further than Birch Cleave Stables. Newly refurbished, this charming country cottage offers comfort and luxury for 2-4 adults, plus up to 2 dogs! If you've got horses, don't worry because the cottage also includes two stables. You can also take advantage of the convenient access to the footpaths and bridleways, perfect for exploring.

Experience the best of Exmoor with Birch Cleave Stables. With its luxurious amenities and convenient access to outdoor activities, you'll have an unforgettable stay. Book your stay at Birch Cleave Stables today and make the most of your getaway in the Exmoor National Park.

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The exterior of a stone-built Exmoor farmhouse standing in a remote moorland location near Simonsbath.
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5

This large Exmoor holiday home is in a beautiful secluded position surrounded by moorland near Simonsbath and can sleep ten people in five bedrooms. Limecombe is ideally located for walking and cycling holidays on Exmoor.

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On the banks of the River Barle, a restored sawmill has been turned into a museum by the National Trust. Nearby, the Exmoor Forest Inn is a welcoming pub serving good food and a variety of local ales and ciders. There are some lovely riverside walks downstream along The Barle, with the occasional pool being deep enough for a spot of wild swimming and opportunities to see herds of red deer near Cow Castle. Simonsbath House was once the home of John Knight, who farmed on Exmoor during the 19th century and built many stone walls that still divide the fields today. Many scenic walks can be enjoyed on the doorstep of holiday cottages in Simonsbath, including the route from the village, through the moors to the source of the River Exe at Exe Head.

The village is a popular stop for walkers on the Two Moors Way and the MacMillan Way West, both of which pass through Simonsbath. A short drive northward from the village, Lynton and Lynmouth are well worth a visit on self-catering holidays in Simonsbath, with galleries, tearooms, an ancient harbour and a Victorian cliff railway. The South West Coast Path can be joined here, heading east towards Porlock and west towards Combe Martin. The sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are a 40-minute drive westward across the Devon border.

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