Winsford - An Exmoor Village in Somerset

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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. Winsford is one of the region’s most picturesque villages, consisting 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 visible for miles.

A twin-gabled Exmoor barn conmverion surounded by a lawn.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

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. It features a living room with a wood burner, a games room with table football and four comfy bedrooms.

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5
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3

Set among the meadows in the Quarme Valley, West Huckham Barn is a converted rural holiday cottage on Exmoor boasting wonderful moorland views and contemporary style. The pet-friendly cottage near Wheddon Cross has a wood-burning stove, traditional features, vaulted ceilings, expansive grounds and a conservatory.

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Exterior of a thatched Exmoor cottage overlooking a large lawn.
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9
Bedrooms
5

Discover Thorn Cottage, a Winsford holiday home, nestled in the Exmoor National Park. This Grade II listed period cottage offers modern comforts for up to 8 guests, including pets. Enjoy a well-equipped kitchen, cosy living spaces, and a charming cottage garden. Ideal for exploring Exmoor on foot or by car, with picturesque walks and wildlife sightings such as deer and ponies. Don't miss out – explore the full description today!

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A sweeping drive approaches a twin-baled Exmoor cottage half-surrounded by mature trees.
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4
Bedrooms
2

Little Folly is a secluded and private dog-friendly Exmoor cottage with great views near Winsford, a pretty village with an excellent pub, a 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.

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Exterio of an Exmoor Farmhouse and garden with covered porch and a row of four bedroom windows
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
7

Upcott Farm House in Winsford is a large rural holiday cottage on Exmoor with a swimming pool. It offers large families, groups and their pets a thoroughly modern house with gorgeous grounds, a sunroom, a log burning stove and other traditional features.

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A double-fronted cottage with large lawn is surrounded by mature trees.
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5
Bedrooms
3

Ball Cottage is a charming holiday home located in Winsford, Somerset. Nestled within a lush garden, it boasts a beautiful stream that adds to the picturesque scenery. The cottage is perfect for those looking to go on walking holidays in Exmoor, as it is ideally located. Inside, you'll find many original features, including a lovely open fire that creates a cosy ambience. Additionally, you can explore the charming village and Exmoor National Park, or head to the coast for a day trip.

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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 visitors will enjoy local ales and ciders – 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 the Caratacus Stone, a standing stone built by pagan inhabitants of the village that dates back to the 5th century. 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 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. Wild ponies and deer frequent the unspoiled countryside around the village.

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