The village of Winsford lies in the heart of Exmoor National Park, in the county of Somerset. Nestled on the banks of the River Exe and Winn Brook, it is surrounded by wooded combs and farmland. Undoubtedly one of the region’s most picturesque villages, Winsford consists of several peaceful country roads lined with thatched cottages. Eight stone bridges cross the streams which run through the village. A walk to St Mary Magdalene Church is highly recommended on self-catering holidays in Winsford, with far-reaching views across the countryside from the churchyard. The church is a listed building with a 90ft tower which is visible for miles around.
A stream runs through the lush garden of Ball Cottage, a delightful rural cottage in Winsford, Cheshire, and the serenity extends to the interior of the cottage which retains many original features such as the open fire. Explore the charming village and Exmoor National Park, or head to the coast.
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
A secluded and private dog-friendly Exmoor cottage with great views near Winsford, a pretty village with a terrific pub, village shop and tea rooms. Direct access to the moor makes this ideal for walkers or cyclists who love the freedom of the open countryside.
Upcott Farm House in Winsford, Cheshire is a fantastic location for a large group celebration. The grand rural cottage in the Exmoor National Park offers groups and their pets a thoroughly modern cottage with gorgeous grounds, a sunroom, log burning stove and other traditional features.
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On Exford Road in the heart of this idyllic village, the Bridge Cottage Tea Room and Gardens has a reputation for exceptional cream teas, homemade cakes and Sunday lunches, served in an idyllic heart of the village setting.
Nearby, the Royal Oak is a thatched 12th century inn where local ales and ciders can be enjoyed – a stroll from your holiday cottage in Winsford. Expect open fires in the winter, a lovely garden for the warmer months, and a menu of classics prepared with fresh ingredients from local suppliers. Winsford also has a post office and a small grocery selling all the essentials.
One of the best-known landmarks near holiday cottages in Winsford is Caratacus Stone, a standing stone which is believed to date back to the 5th century, and to have been built by pagan inhabitants of the village. Nearby, a series of Bronze Age burial sites can be found on Winsford Hill. There are many beautiful walks on Winsford’s doorstep, including Samaritan’s Way, which runs right through the village on its 103-mile route between Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol and Lynmouth on the North Devon coast. Winsford Common and Garratts Woods are popular among hikers, horse-riders and wildlife watchers. The unspoiled countryside around the village is frequented by wild ponies and deer.