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Exmoor Holiday Cottages

Stay in holiday cottages within the Exmoor National park and discover a picturesque landscape of rolling moorland and steep-sided tree-filled valleys covering 267 square miles of North Devon and West Somerset. From cosy thatched cottages to barn conversions and wonderfully restored manor houses, there's a choice of self-catering accommodation on Exmoor to meet all needs from romantic escapes to homes for large house parties. Where Exmoor meets the sea, rivers and streams cascade majestically down some of the highest cliffs in Europe between Porlock and Combe Martin. At Great Hangman and Little Hangman, you can look down into the surf far below if you are brave enough or enjoy the view across the Bristol Channel to Wales. Find your way down winding flower-filled lanes to quaint villages such as Exford, Brendon, Luccombe, Simonsbath and Withypool, many with tea rooms and welcoming pubs serving local ale, meals produced from locally sourced food and cream teas.

Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Lake View Cottage lies in a rural location just outside the pretty North Devon village of West Down within the grounds of Lower Aylescott Farm. One of 6 cottages, it shares lovely grounds, a fishing lake and play area. The beaches at Woolacombe are only 5 miles away and Exmoor is a 20 minute drive.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Lower Leys Cottage sits close to the Somerset village of Withypool providing cosy accommodation set within the Exmoor National Park. The dog-friendly Exmoor holiday cottage sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Both the cottages at Leys Farm have been recently completely redecorated and refurbished.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

The Dog House is an impressive coastal cottage in the heart of Porlock, just moments from the beaches of Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage sleeps 8 and boasts a stone exterior and a sunny furnished courtyard, as well as a spacious interior with natural light, an open-plan design & a wood burner.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Once used as the Brushford village school, Old School House is now a carefully-restored rural cottage near Dulverton in Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage boasts ample character & features two wood burners, a bread oven, mature gardens, contemporary comforts and access to multiple local attractions.

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Elm
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3

Elm is an ideal seaside escape. The coastal cottage lies in Blue Anchor Bay, Somerset, and boasts wonderful ocean and countryside views from its delightful gardens which catch the sea breeze. The cottage also offers a games room, wheelchair access and contemporary comforts, plus proximity to Exmoor.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Feel the sea breeze and admire the views of Blue Anchor Bay at Beech, a coastal cottage in Primrose Hill, Somerset. Play in the sun or explore Exmoor National Park, before retiring to a cottage with wheelchair access, a games room and a furnished garden with beautiful views of the countryside.

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Ash
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

With panoramic views of Blue Anchor Bay, Ash is a modern coastal cottage ideal for a seaside holiday. Situated in Blue Anchor Bay, Somerset, the cottage offers disabled access as well as gorgeous gardens, a games room, contemporary comforts, plus access to beaches and the delights of Exmoor.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Situated in the heart of the seaside village of Porlock Weir, Somerset, Harbour House Apartment once housed the harbour master but now makes an idyllic holiday home along the Exmoor coast, a waterside cottage featuring two cosy bedrooms and French windows offering gorgeous views of the bay.

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Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2

The Blue Anchor promenade lies just moments from Meadow View, a charming coastal cottage in Somerset with views across a meadow to the ocean and West Somerset Railway. The modern family cottage offers comfort and relaxing outdoor spaces as well as a prime position in this lovely seaside village.

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It is the diverse landscape that makes a self-catering holiday on Exmoor so unique. One minute you will be walking along a rough cart track, high up on the moor, the next, you could be walking through lush green woodland farmland or a buttercup-spattered field surrounded by sheep or Exmoor ponies. Tread lightly, and like as not, you'll spot some of the many red deer prevalent on Exmoor. The moor is also honeycombed with lovely villages, full of tea-rooms and craft shops. Lynton and Lynmouth's villages at the top and bottom of the cliff are connected by a charming old Victorian cliff railway. 

At the other end of the Moor, Dunster, with its famous castle still inhabited by its owners, the Lutterell family and ancient yarn market is a wonder at any time of year. Minehead, the 'Gate Way to Exmoor', is a delightful resort, offering the chance to combine a seaside holiday with days on Exmoor (and steam train rides to Somerset villages on the West Somerset Railway).

Exmoor has inspired great literature in the past. Lorna Doone is based on the village of Oare, while the landscape proved equally inspirational for poets such as Samuel Coleridge. Today, walkers can follow in his footsteps, enjoying a day following the Coleridge Trail. Walking holidays on Exmoor are very popular with its mix of ancient footpaths, green lanes and long-distance trails such as the Tarka Trail, Two Moors Way (both these trails link Exmoor with Dartmoor). For sea views, explore the Exmoor section of the South West Coast Path that runs from Minehead to Ilfracombe.