This Exmoor Village is home of The Rest and Be Thankful Pub and Snowdrop Valley Wheddon Cross, viewed from Dunkery Beacon

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Wheddon Cross is the highest hamlet in Exmoor National Park, at 980 feet above sea level. It is located in Somerset, roughly nine miles south of Minehead and north of the Brendon Hills. On its doorstep, excellent walking and horse-riding can be enjoyed in the park’s high, open moors and deep, wooded valleys, where deer and wild ponies roam. This remote community developed around a crossroads when the turnpike between Minehead and Bampton was built. Exmoor self-catering holidays in Wheddon Cross are perfect for visitors who want to experience life in a rural Exmoor community. The village has several farms and a livestock market. There is a post office, a small grocery, a petrol station and a village hall.

A village cottage on the corner of a quiet lane
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Located high in the heart of Exmoor, The Old Inn is a charming 3-bedroom holiday cottage in Luckwell, a tiny hamlet just outside Wheddon Cross, a Moorland village with a superb pub. It is perfect for walking, cycling and touring holidays on Exmoor. This pet-friendly cottage sleeps five and is within easy reach of the North Devon and West Somerset beaches.

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Two-storey barn conversion with large terraces and a fenced lawn.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Tucked into a peaceful, wooded valley, Red Deer Cottage offers a natural haven for self-catering holidays near the moorland village of Wheddon Cross in Somerset, Quarme Coombe. This charming Exmoor holiday home is a three-bedroom, pet-friendly cottage with a pretty garden, a master bedroom with an en-suite and Juliet balcony, and open-plan living space.

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Large country cottage overlooking a daffodil-filled lawn.
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4

Westcott Cross Cottage is a sophisticated, detached rural holiday cottage in Luxborough, a tiny Exmoor hamlet in Somerset. It has fabulous gardens, stunning rural views, and 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.

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Double-fronted cottage exterior overlooks a quiet village street.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Syms Cottage is a characterful rural holiday cottage in Cutcombe which boasts wide-reaching views of the Somerset countryside and an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and bread oven. The pet-friendly Exmoor holiday cottage blends contemporary style with country charm and offers walks direct from its front door.

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Exterior of a Somerset Cottage with large chimney in front of tall trees and overlooking a large courtyard.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Set on a working farm near Wheddon Cross, the highest village on Exmoor, Hedgehog Cottage promises serenity and wonderful countryside views. The pet-friendly cottage offers fresh air, spacious grounds, a log fire, country charm, and contemporary luxury.

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Exterior of a sonte-buklt Exmoor holiday cottage with a background of trees and a clear sky
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Set on a working farm of 280 acres in Exmoor National Park is Honeycott, a lovingly-converted remote holiday cottage near Wheddon Cross in Somerset. Sleeping 4, the pet-friendly cottage features a stone exterior, expansive grounds with views, private outdoor spaces, and a generous open-plan design.

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Semi detached cottage with conservatory and lawned garden.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Blagdon Cottage is an elegant and isolated Exmoor holiday cottage in Wheddon Cross. It offers ample grounds with country views, a lovely garden, wooden panelling, an open-plan design, a delightful sunroom and the peaceful tranquillity that comes from its rural location high up on Exmoor. The large semi-detached cottage welcomes pets and sleeps 7/8 people.

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The gable-end of a country cottage surrounded by Exmoor's rolling hills.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1

The beautiful valley views add to the romance of Putham Barn, a secluded holiday 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, and sun-filled spaces.

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At the crossroads in the centre of the village, the Rest and Be Thankful Inn is a cosy pub serving a variety of local ales. In Cutcombe, just north of Wheddon Cross, there is a graceful parish church. A walk to Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor, is essential on self-catering holidays in Wheddon Cross, with far-reaching views across the surrounding moors. On a clear day, it is possible to make out the Bristol Channel, Wales, the Mendips, the North Devon Coast, and Dartmoor. The walk from Wheddon Cross to the summit is less than a mile, starting on the small road toward Porlock. On the hamlet’s doorstep, Snowdrop Valley is a beautiful place for a walk in February, when the woods are covered in flowers.

Staying in a holiday cottage in Wheddon Cross is a popular option for visitors walking the Coleridge Way, which passes the hamlet on its 51-mile route between Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey and Lynmouth. A trip to the stony beach at Porlock Weir is highly recommended, a scenic half-hour drive northward from Wheddon Cross. 

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