Tourism is big business on Exmoor, accounting for around two thirds of all jobs. As a National Park a warm welcome is offered to over 2m visitor days each year. For more detailed tourism listings please see Visit Exmoor’s site.
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The Ramblers Rest Tea Room
This tea room at County Gate on the A3( between Porlock and Lynmouth) is rapidly becoming a favourite for locals and visitors. The location overlooking the coast and the moor is amazing and it’s the perfect place to stop for a relaxing drink, tasty cake or lunch. Cyclists, walkers, dogs all welcome. During summer 2023, the tea room is open 7 days a week!
It’s run by Antony and Jessica Chipperfield who are passionate about Exmoor and help raise funds for CareMoor for Exmoor, helping to keep Exmoor special. They are an accredited National Park Partner and put Exmoor at the heart of all they do and have a stock of free leaflets about the National Park for visitors.
Pop in and say hello!
North Hayne Farm Cottages Ltd
A multi award winning, family friendly self catering farm complex with 8 cottages (sleeping from 2-10 plus cots) , private hot tubs, onsite facilities including holistic pampering, star gazing, Games Room and indoor play barn as well as an onsite children’s farm offering animal feeding and experiences twice a day. Situated between Molland and the market town of South Molton we specialise in holidays for young children and those with Autism, Dementia and other additional needs.
A registered Dark Sky Friendly Business, celebrating Exmoor’s special qualities.
Holi Moli Dunster
Holi Moli offers luxurious, award winning accommodation at Dunster Beach, accorded a 5 star rating by Visit England. Designed for couples, this self-catering, boutique beach hut is one of England’s best kept secrets. Bordering Exmoor National Park and the Somerset coast, offering unique luxury in a beach hut.
Westerclose House Cottages
Accommodation provider with self-catering cottages and B&B providing excellent facilities for those wishing to bring dogs and horses with them to stay. Great location for walkers, horse riders, stargazers and there’s a lovely pub, village shop and tearooms within easy walking distance.
Withypool Village Shop & Tea Room
Withypool Tearoom is found in the centre of this picturesque village, opposite the local olde worlde shop and yards from the stone bridge that spans the River Barle. The shop has all the everyday essentials along with some great local produce and local information and gifts.
Exmoor National Park Centre, Lynmouth
Find your Exmoor – expert advice, local information, interactive displays, film theatre and more.
Our Centre offers information and inspiration to get the most out of your time on Exmoor.
Three Atop Woodland Services Ltd.
Three Atop Woodland Services is a humble family run business offering all aspects of tree work, forestry, woodland management, sawmilling and re-planting thus providing the people of Exmoor a cyclical service for their trees or woodland space.
With a passion to encourage a culture of using purpose grown trees as the crop they were intended for and in turn promoting healthy, working woodlands, emphasizing the relationship it has with those of us that live here. A symbiosis that has been lost in recent times.
West Withy Farm Cottages
4 Star Exmoor self catering holiday cottages near Wimbleball Lake. Perfect for guests enjoying stargazing, wildlife, cycling and walking.
Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre
Outdoor and Environmental Activity Centre
Halse Farm Campsite
Touring site for caravans, motor homes and tents
Longstone Bed and Breakfast
Challacombe’s Luxury Accommodation Provider – Romantic Exmoor Retreat.
Refurbished guest house with freshly designed, modern rooms. Set within a smallholding, you’ll be welcomed and looked after by the Hodgkiss family who have over 20 years of hospitality experience.
Exmoor Distillery Ltd
Discover Our Multiple Award-Winning Spirits – Produced with a quality over quantity ethos.
Distillery tours also available.
Pavilion Stores and Cafe, Parracombe
A newly opened community enterprise village shop and café within the picturesque village of Parracombe. We sell as much local produce as possible and are keen to support local farms that help to conserve and look after the Exmoor landscape.
We have knowledgeable helpful staff and volunteers and look forward to meeting you.
Moor Wild Experiences
Wild Foraging, Dining Experience, Guided Walking Holidays, Navigation and Survival Skills, Stargazing Evenings
Roadwater Community Shop & Cafe
We are a village based community enterprise providing a well-stocked village shop and café putting the community and the environment at the centre of everything that we do whihc has earnt us recognition as an Exmoor National Park Partner.
We have a large range of local produce and gifts and have a Post Office service.
Tarr Farm Inn
A DESTINATION IN THE HEART OF EXMOOR
Tarr Farm is a beautiful inn dating from the 1600s based in the heart of the Exmoor National Park right by the historic Tarr Steps on the River Barle.
We’ve won numerous awards for our fantastic food. You can book a table in our cosy bar and feast on our hearty bar menu or enjoy our more formal restaurant with a full a la carte menu. If the weather is good, we have tables outside in our garden which overlooks Tarr Steps.
Round it off with a stay in one of our comfortable rooms and take a seat for one of our delicious breakfasts in the morning. We are family friendly and also welcome your four legged friends too.
Anstey Mills Cottages
Two self catering cottages on a non-working farm bordering Exmoor National Park for couples, families dog owners, walkers, bird watchers etc. looking for peace and quiet.
Primrose Cottage Exmoor
Beautiful 2 bedroom holiday cottage on the banks of the East Lyn, at Rockford, heart of Exmoor. We’re proud to be an Exmoor National Park Partner and accredited Dark Sky Friendly business.
Steam & Stars
Luxury Shepherd’s hut with wood-fired hot tub & Vintage caravan overlooking the heritage railway and stunning views of the Quantock Hills. Dark sky friendly. First morning’s breakfast ingredients included.
Yarn Market Hotel & Restaurant
Visit Britain accredited 3 star hotel with 28 en-suite rooms.
Our independent, 3 star Hotel in Dunster prides itself on friendly service and hearty food.
Situated in the Medieval village of Dunster within Exmoor National Park, we are the perfect place to get away from normality and have a chance to relax in this beautiful area.
We offer a warm welcome to all who want to enjoy the magnificent surroundings of Exmoor and West Somerset, including dogs! Being in this stunning area, we are able to specialise in walking holidays in Exmoor and many special interest breaks in Dunster.
Stockham Farm Exmoor
Award-winning luxury holiday accommodation on a traditional Exmoor farm with fabulous views across the Exe Valley. We have two luxury dog friendly self catering holiday cottages . We’re located in the heart of the Exmoor National Park, yet only a mile and a half from the charming small town of Dulverton, the Southern gateway to Exmoor.
Porlock Visitor Centre
Offering information and advice to all looking to learn more about Porlock Vale; walks, things to see and do, where to eat and what’s on. Sales of locally produced crafts and free informational leaflets on Porlock Vale and Exmoor.
Rooted in the landscape of Exmoor, our aim is to offer up a regenerative working estate and a retreat for natural growing, nutritional workshops, fitness training and consultation. All with a soil to gut philosophy for how we can grow, forage, and eat food in a way that is nourishing for the body and kind to the planet.
We also have a 2 bed cottage within our grounds available to rent for holidays.
Holworthy farmhouse accommodation
Farmhouse accommodation, overlooking Wimbleball lake, a working farm and have been providing accommodation in the farmhouse for 45 years. For the lst 10 years have been offering yoga and wellbeing retreats as well as catering for fishermen and people who just want to ccome and enjoy Exmoor. in the farmhouse for 45 years. BB& Dinnerr
Farm, food and events.
Exmoor Lamb – We farm in the Porlock Vale working with nature to ensure biodiversity across the farm is
being rebuilt, building a healthy environment for all, while producing a delicious nutritious product. We keep native breed ewes, this ensures our lambs grow at their own speed resulting in a perfect balance of flavour, fat, and
tenderness. Our sheep graze regenerativelymanaged pasture ensuring they stay healthy with
low chemical inputs. This means we reduce our need for antibiotics, wormers, and feed inputs.
We use a small local abattoir and butcher ensuring the lambs’ welfare is maintained throughout.
Channel UK Events CIC
Here at Channel Events our aim is to run engaging and accessible lifestyle events that drive lifelong, self-led participation in physical activity in the outdoors. We are driven by the belief and research that regular physical activity in the outdoor environment has massive physical and mental health benefits. We deliver outdoor events, not only because they are an awesome thing for you to participate in but because it is about much more than just event day, it’s a lifestyle choice. Setting yourself a goal which then leads to regular physical activity, enjoying the outdoors, joining clubs, meeting new people and training for the event makes positive changes in peoples lives. From the moment you enter one of our events you’ve made a lifestyle choice and what a great choice you’ve made, we look forward to seeing you on the start line!
Channel UK Events CIC is a Community Interest Company (CIC) incorporated in October 2018 – A community interest company is a business with primary social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community. Channel Events has always been and will continue to be not-for-profit, firstly as a project of Channel Adventure and now as its own entity.
Dan Brice heads up Channel Events and is completely passionate about every event we organise and deliver. Dan came to the Channel Group 3 years ago bringing the successful Quantock Quake with him, this event is now the finale of The Triple! Through Dan’s passion and drive we are delighted to have incorporated Channel Events as a CIC and look forward to the trail ahead!
Our events could not happen without the amazing support of our Volunteer Tribe! We are very grateful to every single one of them for donating their time to help us deliver fantastic events for you. We do of course look after them as best we can with social events, merchandise, breakfast and drinks on event days. Interested in giving something back to a sport you love, or just have some free time? We are always looking for more volunteers to join the tribe!
Be a warrior by entering an event, become one of the tribe or both!
We’d love to meet you
Wimbleball Lake and Activity Centre
The spectacular Wimbleball Lake, nestled amongst the rolling hills of Exmoor National Park, is an unforgettable location for your next family day out or camping adventure.
Whether you’re joining us for the day or staying a little longer, there is a wide range of activities for all ages at the lake, including:
walking and cycling
watersports equipment hire
self-launch your own equipment
qualified instructor-led sessions
This 530 acre site has something for the whole family to enjoy. Explore the miles of footpaths and cycle ways or simply sit back, immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the views. Don’t forget the camera – the lake is home to a variety of wildlife. Visitors can expect to find a range of wildfowl, as well as mammalian varieties such as hedgehogs, weasels and, if you are lucky (and quiet!), the iconic Exmoor red deer!
Extending your stay to experience everything Wimbleball has to offer? Pitch up your tent, toast marshmallows and look up to the sky. Wimbleball is a designated dark skies reserve, the perfect spot to stargaze and engage with nature and the outdoors in its greatest form.
Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
The famous Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway was built in 1888, this heritage cliff railway is the UK’s only water powered railway and the highest and steepest water powered railway in the world. This cliff railway and cafe family attraction open daily (Feb – Nov) for all ages and dogs are welcome too!
Little Quarme Cottages and Weddings
An oasis of calm within 17 acres of glorious Exmoor countryside, Little Quarme Cottages and Weddings offers six self-catering holiday cottages in a superb, secluded south facing location with breathtaking panoramic views across Exmoor.
Court Farm Holiday Cottages
Court Farm, Exford has three well-equipped self-catering holiday cottages, all of which are dog-friendly. Whether you are into walking, horse-riding, cycling or just looking for a relaxing rural break, Court Farm Holiday Cottages provides the perfect base from which to explore and discover the wonders of Exmoor National Park. Exmoor is also home to the darkest skies in England and we have been accredited as Dark Sky Friendly by Exmoor National Park so if you are into stargazing or just want to see the Milky Way in all its glory check out our stargazing page.
Simonsbath House Hotel
Hotel (with 10 ensuite rooms an apartment and 3 self catering cottages) catering for Walking Groups, Painting Holidays, Photography Workshops and Stargazing breaks. Open for B&B, Restaurant on-site with A La Carte Menu.
New House Farm Cottages
Nine self-catering cottages sleeping up to 47 people with indoor pool, games room, function room, fishing lake, children’s play areas. As an Exmoor Dark Skies Friendly Business we also offer stargazing experiences to our guests.
Wild about Exmoor
Book Visitor Experiences with us: walking safaris, night hikes and stargazing experiences within the national park.
Wild about Exmoor and Exford Bridge Tea Rooms host a weekly stargazing experience and supper.
Additionally, come and stay in our unique holiday cottage and experience the very best of Exmoor hospitality, whilst being as independent as you like.
Our luxurious barn conversion, Spindrift Barn, is attached to our ancient farmhouse, has a woodburner and sauna and is just a short riverside walk from the 2 pubs and tearooms of Exford.
We are ideally placed for exploring the whole of Exmoor on foot, bike or car!
Plum in the centre of Exmoor’s Dark Skies Reserve for the best stargazing, come and use our telescopes or join us for an evening’s astronomy.
Exmoor Cottages -Lower Spire Cottages
A pair of beautifully refurbished self catered holiday cottages, providing luxury family friendly getaways for up to 11 people and their pets!
Brompton Regis Village Shop
The Village Shop is conveniently located in the heart of Brompton Regis and is just a short drive or bike ride from Wimbleball Lake.
Managed by Maria and a team of volunteers, the shop is a focal point for the local community and a valuable resource for visitors. We are open Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 1.00pm, all year round (except Bank Holidays) and offer a fantastic range of goods:
• Fresh bread and milk
• Eggs, bacon, sausages
• Local cheese, pates, cold meats
• Ice creams and confectionery
• Locally made burgers for your barbecue
• Newspapers and magazines
• Charcoal, kindling, firelighters
We also have hot and cold drinks to take away along with a selection of sandwiches, savoury goods, cakes and ice cream.
We accept credit, debit and contactless transactions and cashback is available too.
Come and see what we have to offer – you are assured of a very warm welcome!
Lowtrow Cross Caravan site
Lowtrow Cross is a small, quiet Adults only site on the edge of Exmoor close to Wimbleball Lake and ideally situated for touring Exmoor. Just up the road is Haddon Hill a piece of moorland with its own herd of Exmoor ponies that overlooks Wimbleball Lake and offers some wonderful walking with lovely views of the surrounding area.
Our secluded, beautifully maintained site with an abundance of flowers and birds is exclusively for Adults over 17 years and offers fully serviced pitches for caravans and motor homes on hardstanding with grass surround. Tents are also catered for on grass, electric hook up is available. Dogs are welcome free with a small dog walk on site. The shower/toilet facilities are kept spotlessly clean and the on site shop sells a small selection of local goods. Guests also have free use of Wi Fi.
Adjacent to the site is the newly refurbished Bittescombe Inn (formerly The Lowtrow Cross Inn) serving home cooked food and local Ales.
We aim to offer something for everyone, peace and relaxation with views across the site to Dunkery Beacon and a base from which to visit the many attractions and activities Exmoor has to offer.
You will always be guaranteed a friendly welcome from our resident wardens who go out of their way to ensure that your stay with us is a pleasurable one. Call us on 01398 371199 for availability, we look forward to seeing you soon.
Riverside Caravan & Camping Park
Riverside is a 5 Star AA & 4 Star Enjoy England, dog friendly, family-owned park on the Gateway to Exmoor. With a wide range of luxury holiday homes available, as well as a choice of quality touring and camping pitches and en-suite B&B rooms, there’s something for everyone at our holiday park. The Park offers excellent leisure facilities and is an ideal base to explore Exmoor and the surrounding area.
The Rest and Be Thankful
Pub with Restaurant and Bedrooms
Middle Dean Farm
Stylish, north Devon coastal farmhouse accommodation and camping
Pip’s corner in Lynton is a deceptively spacious 3 bedroomed Edwardian house that is tastefully presented in a stylish mix of traditional and contemporary décor and furnishings. The property is conveniently situated in this picturesque Exmoor coastal village and close to all the village amenities.
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National Trust – Lorna Doone Valley
Discover the legendary Lorna Doone Valley, made famous in RD Blackmore’s famous novel, Lorna Doone. The Lorna Doone Valley offers an array of exciting activities and breathtaking natural beauty.
Lace up your hiking boots and follow miles of well-marked trails, including a circular route that takes in sites associated with the novel, a walk to Cloud Farm, or a longer trek towards Watersmeet and Foreland Point, which boasts stunning views of the dramatic Exmoor coastline. Visit our website for more details on all of the available walks.
In addition to hiking, the National Trust organizes an assortment of events to suit all tastes, from seasonal family-friendly activities to eco-themed film festivals.
Indulge in some delicious treats at the Buttery Cafe, which serves an array of cakes, bakes, light lunches, hot and cold drinks, and even alcoholic beverages.
The National Trust car park is free for members, and public toilets are available for visitors.
For an unforgettable experience, you can stay longer at Cloud Farm Campsite and camp out under the stars in a dark sky reserve.
Not Just Travel Wanderlust
Baptist Holiday Apartments
We are a Christian Trust which operates 8 spacious self-catering holiday apartments on Minehead Seafront in West Somerset.
We are perfectly placed to offer miles of walking, nearby historic attractions and seaside fun on the doorstep. Our apartments are 200 metres from the beginning of the South West Coast Path and are directly opposite the sandy beach and the West Somerset Steam Railway, making it a perfect year-round seaside retreat for everyone.
The apartments can accommodate between 1 and 9 people, making them fantastic for individuals, couples, families or small groups. We also have our own garden and car park which all our guests are welcome to use during their stay.
You can access more information on our website where you can also check availability and prices and make an enquiry or a reservation. However, if you would prefer, you can always pick up the phone and give us a call.
Oak Cuisine (Chef Julia Mayer)
With a passion and skill for using local, seasonal produce to create really tasty food, experienced chef Julia Mayer is now offering private catering services including dinner parties, buffets, drop-off service and food for functions. Call 01398 351682 or 07917 770075 to discuss your requirements.
Self Catering Holiday Cottage on Exmoor
Set within Hillway Farm, a 62 acre hill farm perched high above the Barle Valley, the cottage has stunning views over the farmland to the moorland of Withypool Common.
Two self-catering cottages in secluded woodland setting near the beach on the Ashley Combe estate. The estate was formerly the holiday home of computer pioneer Ada Lovelace and one of the cottages is named after her. Both cottages are easily accessible by car and only a short walk from Porlock Weir. Cosy and adapted to modern living, they are an ideal base for exploring Exmoor. The Southwest Coast Path is nearby, as well as the Porlock Pilgrim’s Trail and the Coleridge Way.
Guests have direct contact with the owner, who is an experienced host and particularly delighted to have been welcoming returning guests year after year.
Edwardian Coast & Country House. Stylish accommodation with panoramic views. Stunning location, period charm, excellent base to explore Exmoor.
Royal Oak Exmoor
The Royal Oak Exmoor is the original and the oldest of the Royal Oaks in the area. Originally a 12th century farmhouse it has a fascinating history and today is a traditional country in with 4 star accommodation.
The Royal Oak offers the highest quality home cooked food 7 days per week and has lovely rooms of super-kings, kings, doubles and twins. We have easy ground floor access in three rooms, the others are in the main pub and are all quite different but all great character. We have a beautiful thatch, ancient beams, log burning fires, candles and cushions.
The guests we welcome come in all shapes and sizes. We have walkers, honeymooners, time out people, foodie people, lazy people, energetic people. Some passers by, some lunch munching, dinner dining, ale drinkers, tea drinkers and pub garden lovers oh and some beautifully behaved dogs, no cats yet….
We love Exmoor, proud to be part of it with this most beautiful pub, fabulous customers, fabulous local suppliers and of course a wonderful team waiting to welcome new guests and friends into our world in Winsford
Exclusive Cake Company Ltd
We are a traditional long established Artisan Bakery with our own dedicated team of chefs. We (probably) sell the Best Pies on Exmoor but have a range of savoury and sweets. Try our Apple Pies or Chocolate Roulade. If you come on a Friday, you can sample our world-famous Donuts.
We greatly value our many loyal customers. We are also delighted to greet the many visitors who come to enjoy the delights of Exmoor and, in particular, Dulverton.
Orchard House Garden Studio
Orchard House Garden Studio is a well-equipped studio apartment that has recently been upgraded with new furniture in the distinct sitting and sleeping areas.
Located in rural Wiveliscombe, 9 miles west of Taunton. Ideal for touring, walking or visiting friends around the Brendons, Quantocks, Exmoor and the wider South West.
Orchard House Garden Studio consists of comfortable and separate sitting/dining/sleeping areas, shower-room and kitchenette, plus private entrance, parking space and patio with table/chairs and views of the garden and beyond.
A small welcome pack is provided.
The Studio is an L-shaped room with a separate shower room off the bedroom area and a kitchenette off the dining area.
Our guests love it!
Orchard House Garden Studio is a self-contained ground-floor apartment within Orchard House, with its own patio doors and an out-door seating area to enjoy the morning sun and views over gardens and beyond. Guest parking is adjacent to the studio. There are two shallow steps at the entrance, otherwise level ground throughout. Walk to the centre of Wiveliscombe (shops, pubs, food, information, etc) in 10-15 mins, up-hill part of the way, or drive and find parking on-road or in one of two public car parks.
Myrtle Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Tyrone and Neil will always offer a friendly welcome at the beautiful Myrtle Cottage, were a very warm Exmoor welcome awaits you. Myrtle Cottage, Porlock, is a comfortable thatched cottage built over 400 years ago which is bursting with character and charm. Ideally situated in this beautiful part of the country within Exmoor National Park, a short stroll from the sea and surrounded by stunning scenery, the beauty of the landscape deﬁes description. Walking, cycling, horse riding, ﬁshing, bird watching, star gazing, country sports, sailing, swimming, surﬁng and they’re all on our doorstep.
Ingleside Guest House, built by Sir George Newnes in 1896 as a “Gentleman’s Residence”, has fantastic views overlooking the Lyn Valleys and Countisbury Hill, and overlooks the highest cliffs in South West England with its own private car parking.
We are situated less than a minute’s walk from Lynton village centre and are nestled on the southern slopes of Hollerday Hill immediately below us are Lynton Town Hall, the Lyn Valley Arts & Crafts Centre and Cinema.
Ingleside offers an ideal base for touring holidays or walking breaks. In the current situation if guests do not wish to dine out in the evening we offer 3 course evening meals.
The Old Cider House
Guest house and micro-brewery located in the village of Nether Stowey at the start of the Coleridge Way trail.
Orchard Escapes Exmoor
The Riverside Project
Teaching Traditional Skills and Countryside Crafts, well being walks and and insight into sustainability using Agro- Forestry and Permaculture.
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Exmoor House – Dunster
Award winning bed & breakfast set on Dunster’s oldest street. Housed in a Grade-II, 18th-century building, this charming property offers two guest lounges and six en suite rooms.
Nutcombe Holiday Cottages
Self Catering Accommodation – Three self-catering barn conversions offering year round holiday accommodation.
Station Masters Cafe
Café at Barnstaple railway station at the heart of the Tarka Trail allowing you to explore North Devon on Exmoor on foot or by bike.
Exmoor Cider – Caffyns Farm
With 3000 trees planted in a prime 12 acre position located just off the South West Coast Path overlooking both the Valley of the Rocks and the Bristol Channel, our orchard is the perfect stop for a relaxing break or an afternoon picnic.
Those wanting to understand the cider process can get involved in our cider experience days from picking apples to taking advantage of our traditional cider mill and press to create their own cider.
Our products can also purchased online or at local farmers markets and fairs.
Kenella House is a Victorian Town House offering quality accommodation with period charm and modern en-suite comfort.
Off road parking.
Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate children under 14 or pets.
This family run business provides Bed and Breakfast with a personal touch by Steve and Sandy who have been welcoming guests here for over 20 years.
Dairy Cottage, Draydon, Dulverton.
Dairy cottage is a holiday cottage set on the side of the moor above Dulverton, between the beautiful River Barle in the valley with its riverside walks and the open expanses of Winsford Hill at the top. The permanent pasture surrounding the cottage, which is on a quiet no-through lane is home to the famous Anchor Herd of Exmoor ponies, which can also be seen on Winsford Hill. There is a vantage point just minutes from the cottage where Red deer can almost always be seen.
Many years ago I lived and worked in the area for a while, have always loved it and was delighted to find Dairy Cottage in 2018. We live at the other end of Somerset on the Mendip Hills so can visit frequently ourselves but also let to holiday guests. We particularly like to welcome those who enjoy the natural world and all it has to offer. The cottage sleeps up to 5 people but better suited to less, is dog friendly, kept clean and wi-fi is included. For full details and over 20 photos please see our webpage with Independent Cottages –
Colleton Hall – Rackenford
Luxury country self- catering retreat for holidays, special occasions and events in over 38 acres including parkland and private woodland
Lorna Doone Hotel
The Lorna Doone Hotel is a family run, licensed hotel and restaurant situated in Somerset within walking distance of both Exmoor and the Exmoor Coastline. All rooms are en-suite, individually furnished and each named from the famous romantic novel written by R. D. Blackmore in 1869, Lorna Doone.Take a walk through the narrow lanes of the picturesque village of Porlock with its interesting shops and boutiques.
Holiday cottages & farm tours
High Bullen Farm Self catering cottages
High Bullen Farm offers a holiday with a difference. Our Shepherd Huts and Cottages are set in the stunning national park of Exmoor – perfect for the independent traveller who wants to get away from it all.
High Bullen Farm Cottages and Shepherd Huts are different in that you have both privacy and a little bit of wild living.
We are not offering manicured lawns and corporate style holiday units – we are offering you a little “Piece of Heaven” in that you are living and breathing Exmoor in all its wild beauty.
Direct access on to the moors (no roads) but also with lovely sea views.
Dog/child proof gardens.
Fantastic walking. Remote but still only five minutes away from amenities – great restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and shops in Lynton-Lynmouth
Delightful accommodation in the heart of Exmoor
Charlotte & Richard extend a warm welcome to you at Churchtown Farm & Cottage – a hidden gem in the North Devon Countryside with an abundance of green fields, pathways and woodland – perfect walking country for dog lovers and hikers. A fantastic area for horse riding or hunting.
Churchtown Farm Lamb and Beef Boxes, reared on the luscious foothills of Exmoor from our working Farm.
Great for sharing with family or friends. Stock up your freezer so you have a a superb selection of Fresh British Meat all year round.
We offer fresh or frozen Lamb and Beef Boxes delivered to your door in person by Richard or by overnight courier for next day delivery.
Our delicious boxes of lamb and beef contain a mixture of various cuts of meat including joints, steaks, chops, mince, stewing steak. Please ask for any specific ways you would like your meat pre-prepared and we will happily oblige.
Castle Hill Guest House & Self Catering
7 bed guest house offering b&b and self catering breaks.
Exmoor Coaster (Adventures By Bus)
One of the UK’s most spectacular open top bus rides, combining the wild beauty of the Exmoor National Park and the seaside harbour of Lynmouth. Year round service operating between Minehead and Lynmouth (additional summer services from Watchet and Ilfracombe).
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Lynmouth Holiday Retreat
We offer holiday home ownership as well as camping, touring, glamping and hot tub holiday caravan breaks!
Hotel, restaurant, pub. Idyllically set in the stunning valley at Brendon, on the edge of the wilds of Exmoor, The Staghunters Inn is the perfect location for exploring the breathtaking wonders of this area of outstanding natural beauty and the magnificent North Devon Coast.
Matinhoe Cleave Cottages – Exmoor
Martinhoe Cleave Cottages are set in a small private country estate, which overlooks the deep Heddon Valley. This densely wooded valley is known as the “jewel of Exmoor” and is located on the western side of Exmoor National Park. The area is renowned for its unspoilt natural beauty and has some of the most beautiful and dramatic coastal scenery in Britain.
Walk out of your door into this beautiful valley, surrounded by ancient woodland, heather-covered moorland and spectacular views of the coastline, sea and moor. Experience one of Britain’s wild places from your doorstep. Witness the majesty of the stars at night in a designated international dark sky reserve.
The area has many beautiful walks. The South West Coast Path, with its breath-taking scenery, is a short stroll from the cottages. Paths follow alongside the Heddon River and take you to the rugged cove of Heddons Mouth. There are also some challenging routes and climbs for cyclists. Award-winning golden sandy beaches, favoured by surfers and boarders, are within easy reach at Woolacombe and Croyde.
The famous Hunters Inn and National Trust tea room are located in the valley, a short walk from the cottages. The pretty twin coastal villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, with their shops, galleries, cinema, restaurants and famous cliff railway, can be reached via the coastal path, or is a 10 minute drive away. Combe Martin is also nearby, while the larger towns of Ilfracombe and Barnstaple are within a 40 minute drive. Other places of interest include Porlock to the east and the traditional cobbled fishing village of Clovelly to the west.
Chauffeur’s and Gardener’s Cottages each accommodate two people and Gamekeeper’s accommodates up to four (two person special rates). All cottages have central heating; Chauffeur’s and Gardener’s cottages also have wood burning stoves. There is a laundry room and all linen and towels are supplied. There is limited mobile reception at the cottage, but there is free Superfast Wi-Fi. The area is very dog-friendly and you can bring your pets to stay with you. Short breaks are available at certain times of the year.
Longmead House Bed and Breakfast is a fine Victorian Home away from Home in the heart of Lynton, North Devon offering elegance and beauty both inside and out.
You can be guaranteed a warm welcome and bespoke level of service from B&B owners, Melanie and Nick.
At Longmead House Bed and Breakfast we pride ourselves in making your break in Exmoor one to remember from the moment you arrive until the time you depart. Our rooms are individually designed to offer a superior level of comfort and style ensuring a great night’s sleep.
We believe breakfast is a huge part of your experience and offer an A La Carte breakfast that is second to none, offering Gluten Free and Vegetarian options as standard. All ingredients are locally sourced in addition to homemade bread, marmalade and jams.
Located on the doorstep of the magnificent Valley of Rocks and South West Coast Path, you can be certain to experience the breathtaking views and walks high up on the Exmoor coastline.
You can relax in the evening in the fully licensed bar in the guest lounge or unwind in the beautiful garden watching the sunset in the Valley of Rocks whilst listening to the hooting of our resident owl.
Longmead House offers free on-site private parking for all rooms. With so many local walks and amenities on the doorstep, you might just forget that you have a car.
The Anchor Inn
In August 2019, Fif and Ann Buckingham took over The Anchor Inn, Hartland. The hotel had been neglected for many years and was in a parlous state; comprehensive rebuilding and redecoration were required before guests could be welcomed back to this 16th Century inn, with its pub, hotel and restaurant. At the rear of the pub is a car park and a south-facing sun-terrace with lovely rural views.
In the well-equipped bar, a comprehensive range of real ales, lagers, ciders, wines and spirits is available, along with a free pool table (considered to be one of the best in the North Devon Pool League), a dart board and an extensive variety of board games. The Anchor is a member of CAMRA, the campaign for real ale.
The bar features both a Boudoir Grand and an upright piano, together with a selection of guitars and a mandolin; impromptu performances by budding or experienced musicians are welcome, alongside our programme of live music events.
The Anchor provides both free WiFi and free charging for your mobile devices and is pet-friendly. Bar opening hours are Monday to Friday: 11:00 to Late, Saturday: 11:00 to Late, and Sunday: 11:00 to 22:30
The restaurant offers fine food in a comfortable, congenial atmosphere, with a wide choice of vegetarian and vegan options always available. Restaurant Opening hours are Monday to Saturday: Lunch 12:00 to 14:30, Dinner 18:00 to 20:30, Sunday roast dinners: 12:00 to 14:30 and 18:00 to 20:30.
The hotel offers nine superbly appointed rooms with en-suite shower. All rooms have TV, Wi-Fi and internet access, with free device charging points.
Attached to The Anchor is The Crow’s Nest, a luxuriously appointed self-catering apartment with its own separate access; it is dog-friendly making it the ideal holiday destination for pet owners.
Located in the village of Hartland, North Devon, about 3 miles from Hartland Point, The Anchor is a popular location for walkers, providing convenient access to The South West Coast Path, spectacular scenery, shady lanes, ancient woodlands, sheltered footpaths, traditional bridleways and wild moorland (nearby Bursdon Moor is a SSSI). Both Exmoor and Dartmoor are accessible from Hartland and public transport is available; please see our website for local information.
Due to its location and lack of both noise and light pollution, Hartland has often been used as a film location, the bar in The Anchor was itself used in the award-winning BBC series The Night Manager.
Bay Tree Bed & Breakfast
Chris and Gill welcome you to stay in their spacious Victorian Bed and Breakfast “Baytree”, in the beautiful seaside town of Minehead. Baytree is centrally located and is just a short walk from the beach and the town centre opposite the lovely Blenheim Gardens and is a central base for stays in Minehead, Exmoor, Somerset and North Devon. It is a five minute walk to the start of the South West coastal path and is ideally placed for walkers and cyclists.
West Hollowcombe Farm Self Catered Cottages
Four self-catered cottages in the stunning Somerset countryside. Our cottages sit adjacent to one another within a 55 acre estate boasting world-beating views. The perfect destination for large group holidays or intimate getaways.
Rachael’s Bakery & Tearoom
Tearoom & Bakery / Takeaway – fresh bread & cakes daily, hot pasties, sandwiches, light lunches, breakfast , tea and coffee
Exmoor Blueberries and Camping
Blueberries and Camping
The Keily family planted their thousands of blueberries back in 2006, after realising that the wild ‘wortleberries’ that used to grow in abundance on the moor, were cousins of the blueberry. The farm is at high altitude, near Dunkery Beacon, and the soil is the perfect ph level for these yummy plants. This, combined with the freshest air and purest water, makes our blueberries truly special.
Believing in a natural approach, the plants have been left to their own devices, cross pollinating across the nine plant varieties using bumblebees and butterflies, and the fields are home to all sorts of wildlife which have helped them thrive. All you need to do is come and enjoy it!
As well as blueberry picking (PYO), we offer a ‘wild’ camping experience so you can enjoy our corner of the natural world including the most beautiful clear stars! We’re located in the centre of the International Dark Sky Reserve under som eof the darkest skies in the country – it’s a great location for stargazing.
The Ship Inn (Top Ship)
A family run free house located in the village of Porlock in West Somerset. The Ship Inn, known locally as the Top Ship, is a traditional country pub with roaring log burners in the winter and a large outdoor seating area and children’s play area for the summer months. We have ample bar and restaurant space and pride ourselves in offering great service and serving a varied selection of homemade meals and snacks to suit all appetites and dietary requirements.
We offer a large selection of local ales and ciders, breakfast (available to non-residents), lunch and dinner is served daily, as well as having 5 en-suite bed and breakfast letting rooms available all year round.
Pets are most welcome and on-site car parking is available.
Hallsdown Farm Touring Park
Andrew & Claire Mather offer a warm welcome to their small & friendly touring caravan park. Situated on working farm (so no dogs allowed) it is set in the peaceful North Devon countryside.
The park offers adults the ideal base for a holiday whether you are looking for sandy beaches, stately homes, walking, wildlife, the South West Coastal Path, Exmoor National Park or just to relax on your generous sized pitch .
Small & friendly with only thirty pitches (sorry no tents), choose a fully serviced hard standing with tap, grey water drain & 16 amp EHU or a grass pitch with individual water tap and 16 amp EHU.
Why not treat yourself to a Premium Pitch these are serviced, hard standing pitches with the luxury of your own private on pitch ensuite toilet and shower.
Elizabeth Victoria Art
Illustrator and Mural Artist based in Exmoor (North Devon).
I am an illustrator and mural artist based in North Devon, having travelled extensively across the UK living in various National Parks – Lake District, Cairngorms, Snowdonia and Exmoor – for my inspiration.
My style focuses on illustrated maps, travel and wildlife including for holiday cottages, hotels and tourism websites and industries.
My clients include the National Trust, Visit Lynton & Lynmouth, The Bath Hotel in Lynmouth and various holiday cottages across Devon and Somerset.
Red Lion Oakford
Pub and rooms
The Spicy Mare
Takeaway Indian food. Small batch, authentically spiced, home-made Indian food to takeaway in Tiffin tins. Choice menu that changes weekly. Local farm meat, dairy and poultry.
Chilled and freezer menu available most days.
Hand roasted and ground spice blends, home-made curry sauces and paste, pickles, chutneys and preserves for sale.
Dunster Village Guide
This site has been created to provide a central source of information for anyone living in or visiting Dunster Village in Somerset. We aim to keep all of the information up to date on any Dunster Businesses opening times and contact details and the latest events. We write new blogs every month and add new photos and videos to our social media pages too.
Birds Hill Days
Teaching of outdoor activities. Birds Hill Days based near Taunton, Somerset offer clay shooting, archery and fencing in the gateway to Exmoor. Perfect for hen/stag parties or corporate groups.
We are a small eco friendly camp site 10 minutes from the North Devon Coast. Family owned dog friendly bell tent camping with sea views and dark skies.
Duddings Country Cottages
Duddings is situated in the beautiful setting of the Avill Valley in the Exmoor National Park, West Somerset, we are 2 miles from medieval Dunster & 4 miles from Minehead. Duddings 4-star accommodation consists of a timeless 16th century thatched Longhouse that sleeps 12 along with 11 classic and spacious cottages with varying numbers of beds to best suit your needs whether it be the Cleeve apartment in the South Barn- sleeping 2, or the Stable Cottages accommodating up to 16/18 people in 8 bedrooms. Duddings is the ideal place to holiday as a family, with your Children and dogs, as a couple or even in a large group
Bruneton House Bed and Breakfast
Bruneton House offers spacious and versatile bed and breakfast accommodation for up to four guests within the picturesque and historic village of Brompton Regis.
A stay with us offers the best of both worlds; rural tranquillity and beautiful views combined with the convenience of a village location – a pub, shop and a variety of walks are all on the doorstep.
Our guest accommodation has two spacious bedrooms on the first floor:
• Bedroom 1 has a king size bed• Bedroom 2 can be arranged with a super king size bed or twin beds
The bedrooms share a private bathroom.
Whether you book one or both rooms, the accommodation will be exclusively yours during your stay.
Nestled in the Brendon Hills, stunning scenery surrounds Brompton Regis. It is perfect location for exploring Exmoor and the Somerset and North Devon coast, and an ideal base for walking, cycling, fishing, birdwatching. Dark skies make stargazing a must too.
Whatever you’re looking for from your Exmoor getaway, Bruneton House is the ideal location.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Bawdens the Bakers
Bawdens the Baker (and Lucy Lou’s Interiors) is situated in the Village of Bampton on the edge of Exmoor, selling a full range of bread and baked products – retail and wholesale . There is also a cafe serving breakfasts and lunches.
The cafe and bakery building also incorporates Lucy Lou’s – beautiful interiors for your home and fab gifts for all occasions.