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Somerset - Exmoor


Exmoor is loosely defined as an area of hilly open moorland in west Somerset and north Devon in South West England, named after the River Exe the source of which is situated in the centre of the area, 2 miles NW of Simonsbath. Exmoor is more precisely defined as the area of the former synonymous ancient royal hunting forest, officially surveyed 1815-1818 as 18,810 acres in in extent. Even more precisely Exmoor is defined as the remnant of the royal forest of 18,810 acres allotted to the king in 1815, equating to 12/22nds of the total, in acres 10,262 1/4, which was sold to John Knight (1765–1850) in 1818, which comprises the present Exmoor Parish, whose parish church is situated in Simonsbath. The moor has given its name to a National Park, which includes the Brendon Hills, the East Lyn Valley, the Vale of Porlock and 55 kilometres (34 mi) of the Bristol Channel coast. The total area of the Exmoor National Park is 692.8 square kilometres (267.5 sq mi), of which 71% is in Somerset and 29% in Devon.

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Triscombe Farm

Tel: 01643 851227

Ten Self Catering holiday cottages, conveniently situated in Exmoor National Park one mile away from the village of Wheddon Cross with a private drive from A396. This small complex offers an indoor heated pool open all year round, tennis court, garden with BBQ area & games room (table tennis & pool table) surrounded by our own farmland in a private valley. Location is conveniently close to Dunster, Dulverton, Porlock, Minehead, the coast, moorland together with other local attractions. Explore this “forgotten” area of England and escape the hustle & bustle of modern life to relax & enjoy the English Countryside. Farmhouse B&B also available. 

Primrose Sleeps 2 - Juniper Sleeps 2 - Bracken Sleeps 2 + Cot - Coachmans Sleeps 2 - Stream Sleeps 4 - Garden Sleeps 4 + Cot - Orchard Sleeps 4 + Cot - Fern Sleeps 4 + Cot - Whortleberry Sleeps 6 + Cot - Rose Sleeps 6 + Cot

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Westermill Farm

Tel: 01643 831238/07970 594808

Westermill Farm camping and self-catering cottages are tucked away at the end of a private valley, deep in the rugged heart of the Exmoor National Park. Stunning sceneries surround each cottage on the family-run 500 acre hill farm; home to our prize-winning herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle and flock of cheviot sheep. There is an abundance of wildlife and a haven for birds and wild flowers. 

Westermill is located in the heart of the International Dark Sky Reserve which means you are perfectly located for some excellent stargazing; you just need to look up on a clear night! Camp in 15 acres of mown meadows beside the River Exe. Seasonal Small Shop supplying the basics and farm meat. 

Westermill makes an ideal base for exploring the open moorland, wooded valleys and spectacular coastal scenery or just simply for relaxing and escaping the hum drum of everyday life. Visitors can enjoy the peace and serenity of the farm as Westermill does not border any roads. You can walk directly from your door onto the farm walks and beyond - no need to drive your car. The Farm is fascinating to explore on four circular walks beside the River Exe. 

The cottages provide delightful and comfortable accommodation for families of up to 8 people. They are well equipped with cosy wood burners and full central heating.  Hot water is provided by our eco-friendly biomass boiler using wood grown on the farm. The cottages also include colour tv's, upstairs and downstairs bathrooms (for the two storey cottages), fully fitted kitchens and verandahs (dependant on cottage). 

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West Hollowcombe Farm Cottages

Tel: 01398 341400

Our self catering cottages are both spacious and well appointed. Located in the glorious surroundings of Exmoor National Park we offer absolute peace and quiet. However, with good luck and a following wind, we are only a three hour drive away from either London or Birmingham.

The Two Moors Way passes our gate and for the energetic numerous other walks, accessible directly from the cottages, can be explored. Dogs and horses are also welcome; the latter being accommodated on a DIY livery basis. Alternatively you may simply decide to chill out and enjoy the magnificent views and wildlife. A wide variety of moorland birds and mammals such as hares and rabbits, stoats and weasels to say nothing of red deer are regular visitors. Additionally Exmoor ponies are often to be seen grazing on adjoining common land.

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Wintershead Holiday Cottages

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Tel: 01643 831222

Wintershead has a truly stunning, rural location in Exmoor National Park. Close to the Devon/Somerset border and easily accessible from the North Devon link road, we provide our guests with luxury self catering cottage accommodation in spectacular surroundings. If you are looking for holiday accommodation where you can really get away from it all and relax in quality, well-equipped cottages full of character in beautiful moorland surroundings, then Wintershead can provide your perfect holiday destination.

Wintershead is in a beautiful location in the heart of Exmoor. Set in 11 acres of beautiful grounds, it is no longer a working farm, but is surrounded by farmland and the open moor. Although we are in a wonderfully rural spot, there are plenty of nearby villages, pubs and restaurants where you can shop and enjoy a meal out. The tiny village of Simonsbath is about 3 miles away, and Exford a further 5 miles. South Molton in Devon is a delightful country market town about 10 miles away. There are several country pubs offering excellent food all within a short distance from Wintershead.

Exmoor is a great place for a holiday at any time of the year, particularly in spring and early summer. This part of the West Country is relatively undiscovered by mass tourism, and parts of the high moor can still give you a feeling of being in a wilderness, with only the sounds of the moorland birds to disturb the peace. The months of April, May and June are especially good for an Exmoor holiday, when the countryside is bursting with new life.

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The Windmill Inn

Tel: 01984 633004

The Windmill Inn lies between Bridgwater and Minehead in West Somerset, overlooking the picturesque St. Audries Church and Bay. Situated in the charming village of West Quantoxhead, our venue is an ideal resting post at the foot of the Quantock Hills. With a large accessible car park, beer garden and play area, spacious dining rooms and en-suite accommodation, The Windmill Inn is a perfect location for friends, family or colleagues to meet for a relaxing visit.

Accommodation is now available for guests to stay in on a Bed and Breakfast basis.

If you’re visiting the area and looking for somewhere to stay, we have 7 luxury en-suite rooms offering hostess tray, Freeview TV and free WiFi in every room. All rooms take advantage of the scenic countryside views. Double/Twin £100.00 per room including Full English Breakfast. Single £70.00 per room including Full English Breakfast.

Three of our rooms also have Sofa Beds enabling up to 4 persons per room.

Every Sunday lunchtime, we offer a full carvery, which includes at least three joints of meat and a wide selection of vegetables and potatoes.

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The Royal Oak

Tel: 01643 851455

Traditional English Country Inn located within the beautiful Exmoor National Park in Somerset.

The four star Royal Oak Exmoor is now officially recognised as England's most photographed Inn. 

In the heart of what is said to be Britains's best loved National Park, Winsford is a perfect base from which to appreciate all that Exmoor has to offer, by foot, bicycle, horse or car.

The Royal Oak Exmoor was originally a 12th Century Farmhouse and has a fascinating history. Today it's a traditional Country Inn with 4 star accommodation. The Royal Oak offers the highest quality bar/restaurant dining 7 days a week and superbly appointed rooms which include several Four Poster King Rooms, Twins and Doubles. Clean and well behaved dogs are welcome in all areas of the bar and hotel except one of the Dining Rooms and the Breakfast Room which are dog free. 

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