Wheddon Cross is the highest hamlet in Exmoor National Park, at 980 feet above sea level. It is located in the county of Somerset, roughly nine miles south of Minehead, and north of the Brendon Hills. On its doorstep, wonderful 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.
Stable Cottage near the rural Somerset village of Wheddon Cross makes the perfect holiday escape in the heart of Exmoor, a pet-friendly cottage that makes up part of the Little Quarme Cottage complex, featuring gorgeous views of the countryside, electric coal-effect fire, and king-size master.
Rose Cottage, part of the Little Quarme Cottages resort near the rural village of Wheddon Cross, Somerset, sits on 17 acres of farmland amidst the splendour of Exmoor National Park, an airy pet-friendly cottage featuring electric coal-effect fire, two first-floor bedrooms, and amazing views.
Set on a working farm near Wheddon Cross, Hedgehog Cottage promises serenity & wonderful countryside views. The pet-friendly cottage offers fresh air & spacious grounds as well as a log fire, country charm & contemporary luxury. Stay in the highest village in Exmoor and explore the country & coast.
A beautiful holiday base situated amidst splendorous Exmoor countryside, Dunkery Cottage is part of the Little Quarme Cottage resort near the rural village of Wheddon Cross, Somerset, a pet-friendly cottage featuring electric coal-effect fire and two first-floor bedrooms with vaulted ceilings.
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- Bedrooms 2
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With fantastic views of the Quarme Valley and the surrounding 17 acres of farmland, Quarme Cottage is one of six self-catered pet-friendly holiday cottages near the rural village of Wheddon Cross, Somerset, featuring two cosy sofas, electric coal-effect fire, three bedrooms, and shared games room.
- Blue Anchor
- Brompton Regis
- Compton Bishop
- Nether Stowey
- North Cadbury
- Porlock Weir
- Shepton Mallet
- South Petherton
- West Bagborough
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.