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Exmoor National Park

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The Heart of Exmoor

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Where Exmoor Meets the Sea

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Minehead & Coast

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Quantock Hills - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Around Exmoor

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Local Food & Drink

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Farmers’ and Local Produce Markets

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Walking

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Horse Riding

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Cycling

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Trail Running & Climbing

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Coasteering

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Fishing

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Canoeing

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Events & Festivals

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Free Days Out

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Exmoor Map

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Attractions & Activities

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Accommodation Directory

Image, right: Valley of Rocks.

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Accommodation Guide

Images, this page: Coastal fun; Dunster Yarn Market; Wimbleball Lake.

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Travel Information

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Essential Information

This peaceful corner of the south west is largely untouched by time. It’s where families and friends find time to enjoy being together and make memories that last long after the holiday is over. Tranquillity or adventure – the choice is yours!

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Exmoor National Park

The Coast

Quantock Hills AONB

A unique environment of romantic wild open moorland, a stunning Heritage Coast and clear clean rivers running through ancient wooded valleys.

There’s something for everyone on the western coast - traditional seaside fun, the UK’s longest steam railway, heritage and culture.

The Quantock Hills feature magnificent moorlands, beautiful combes and a Jurassic coastline.

This special environment is protected and conserved to safeguard its character, villages, wildlife, flora and ancient monuments for the pleasure of present and future generations. A haven of peace and tranquillity but brimful of outdoor activities for get up and go adventurers.

Enjoy the leafy vibrant town and sandy beach at Minehead, the peaceful shores at Dunster and Blue Anchor and the charms of the historic port of Watchet. With a lively calendar of events and festivals, the coast offers a charming base from which to explore Exmoor and the Quantock Hills.

Declared the country’s first ever Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it has ancient cairns, sweeping views across many counties and foothills studded with villages little changed by time. Large enough to explore but small enough to be intimate – it’s a walker’s, biker’s or horserider’s dream come true.

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exmoor

If it wasn’t so special, it wouldn’t be a National Park Exmoor National Park’s uniqueness was added to recently when it was declared Europe’s first International Dark Skies Reserve - only the second in the world. So whether you are a serious astronomer or simply a dreamy stargazer, Exmoor is for you. By the way, it’s stunning in daytime too!

Exmoor is a place of peace and tranquillity where heritage, wildlife and nature can be explored at your

factfile • Exmoor ponies are on the WWF’s critically endangered list and are rarer than giant pandas • Red deer are the UK’s largest land mammal

own pace. If it’s action that you’re after there are walks and sports which, along with the spectacular scenery, will take your breath away.

• Exmoor was designated National Park status in 1954

The area supports a great diversity of wildlife, including wild red deer and Exmoor ponies, butterflies, bats and other species rare in southern Britain. Salmon still return from years at sea to travel up rivers to the spawning grounds they hatched from.

• The coast has the second highest and lowest tides in the world

As well as conserving the area’s precious past, Exmoor National Park Authority is championing an exciting future, where green tourism and sustainable energy are encouraged and moorlands are valued for providing clean water and storing carbon in deep peat.

• England’s tallest tree is a Douglas fir near Dunster

• Britain’s longest footpath, the South West Coast Path, begins on the Exmoor coast • Exmoor has plants that grow nowhere else in the world • The highest point on Exmoor is Dunkery Beacon, which soars 1,704 feet (519m) above sea level For more information on Exmoor National Park visit www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

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The heart of Exmoor National Park is a peaceful haven in which to simply relax and enjoy some ‘me’ time. But there’s plenty to do with wonderful watersports, horse riding, hiking and biking being among the many ways to enjoy and explore Exmoor’s unique environment.

Main image: Wimbleball Lake. Images, left to right: Withypool Bridge; Longhorn on Exmoor; Exploring Exmoor; Dunster Castle.

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Dulverton is home to the ancient Exmoor tradition of bolving. Every October red deer stags roar, or ‘bolve’, to entice hinds into their harems and scare off love rivals. Locals gather to imitate the stags, with a winner declared if a rival stag bellows back – truly a stag party with a difference!


the heart of exmoor Gentle riverside strolls, cosy country pubs and the chance to rediscover the wonders of nature...

The location for the film ‘The Land Girls’, this traditional town nestles between the Rivers Barle and Exe and hosts the National Park Heritage Centre. Dulverton has some excellent independent shops, art galleries and great places to eat, many of which specialise in local produce. Dunster is a magical medieval village. The National Trust’s romantic turreted Dunster Castle rises above the historic village, which boasts more than 200 listed buildings.

It has remained largely unchanged for centuries, and the 17th Century yarn market still dominates the High Street. The village has good facilities with plenty of shops, pubs and places to eat. There is plenty to see with the dolls museum, working water mill and ancient Gallox packhorse bridge. Don’t miss the magnificent rood screen that divides St George’s Church – it’s been in place since the monks and villagers fell out in 1499!

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"Beautiful countryside that’s great for walking, biking or riding.”

Around Dunster, there are thousands of acres of Crown Estate land to explore, including prehistoric settlements, Conygar Tower folly and the 16th Century Tithe Barn. Exford is famous for hunting, shooting, fishing and riding. Sitting on the banks of the River Exe, the village is surrounded by beautiful countryside that’s great for walking, biking or riding – and locals are happy to help you find lodgings for your horse!

Wheddon Cross dates back to the 1820s and has a garage, livestock market, an all weather sports court, a few shops and the Rest and Be Thankful Inn. As the highest village on Exmoor, it has a bird’s eye view of Dunkery Beacon. Simonsbath is in the heart of the Barle Valley, with beautiful walks to work up a thirst before visiting the pub or tea rooms. The tiny hamlet is also home to Simonsbath House, originally the only house in the Old Royal Forest of Exmoor. Walkers follow its 31-mile boundary every June in the ‘Exmoor Perambulation’, which dates back some 725 years.

Main image: Tarr Steps. Images, top to bottom: View over Bossington Bay at Porlock; Landacre Bridge.

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where exmoor meets the sea Exmoor has some of the most dramatic coastline of any National Park. With Heritage Coast status and featuring Britain’s highest mainland coastal cliffs, it is renowned for its breathtaking views. Wooded valleys, known as combes, cut down to villages that have nestled on the shores for centuries. The coast is a firm favourite with families for its secret secluded coves, sandy stretches of beach and unspoilt villages. Combe Martin is a children’s paradise with its beach and intriguing rock pools.

This harbour village lies in a beautiful combe and the coastal approach road has some of Exmoor’s most spectacular coastal views. The two-mile long High Street is reputed to be the longest in the country! The Combe Martin Museum reveals the village’s rich past, while at the nearby Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, life-sized animated dinosaurs lurk in the woods!

Every spring bank holiday, village maidens, hobby horse, fool, band and soldiers ‘Hunt the Earl of Rone’. It takes days before they find him and march him the length of the High Street. He is regularly shot and revived by the hobby horse before being cast into the sea – a traditional spectacle not be missed! Lynton & Lynmouth feature spectacularly high hills that plunge www.visit-exmoor.co.uk

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dramatically into enticing sheltered bays. The Victorians called the area the ‘Little Switzerland of England’ because of the stunning views. Both towns have good shopping and are linked by the funicular railway via a near-vertical cliff of about 500 feet. There are also enchanting walks beside the clear waters of the East Lyn to a beautiful waterfall at Watersmeet. About a mile from Lynton lies the unique Valley of Rocks where strangely-weathered formations bear names such as Ragged Jack and Devil’s Cheesewring. The valley is home to wild mountain goats - the only surviving group south of the Scottish Borders. Porlock lies in a lovely vale and is popular with walkers, cyclists and riders. This bustling village is rich in history but remains an unspoilt working village.

and the nearby Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre at Allerford is a great all-weather family attraction. The enchanting Horner Wood Nature Reserve has wonderful river walks. Heading west out of the village is the infamous Porlock Hill with its notorious 1:4 gradient. The fainthearted can take the scenic toll road towards Lorna Doone country, the setting for RD Blackmore’s classic novel. Porlock Weir is an unspoilt harbour two miles to the west of Porlock, which enjoys sweeping views over Bossington Bay to Hurlestone Point. The weir lies beneath ancient oakclad hills, has a generous expanse of pebble beach and children simply love to go crabbing from the harbour walls.

The Exmoor Classic Car Museum and Dovery Manor Museum provide interesting insights into the past,

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Images, previous page: Heddon’s Mouth; Combe Martin. Main image: View to Porlock Bay from North Hill. Images, left to right: Malmsmead; Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway; Lynmouth.


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“There is plenty of culture and heritage along the coast as well as traditional seaside fun.“

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Main image: Minehead Harbour. Images, left to right: Minehead beach; The Harbour at night; West Somerset Railway.


minehead and coast Minehead and villages along the West Somerset coast are ideally situated to explore the wonders of Exmoor and the Quantock Hills. There is plenty of culture and heritage along the coast as well as traditional seaside fun, which is why many visitors return year after year.

Home to the West Somerset Railway, you may see the huge steam locomotives turned by hand on the turntable for the journey back along the coast. The trains link the coastal villages to the east and give superb views of Exmoor, the coast and the Quantock Hills. Minehead is the Northern Gateway to Exmoor and the area’s largest town. It has many independent shops and a farmers’ market in The Parade every Friday. With a good choice of pubs, restaurants and places to stay, Minehead is a great base from which to explore the coast and countryside. The town offers traditional seaside fun along its promenade and sandy beach, while the picturesque harbour hosts summer pleasure boat cruises and anglers can book a trip to bag a catch at sea.

North Hill has fantastic views to Wales and across the Exmoor countryside. The far end of the hill looks across to Foreland Point which is famed for its stunning sunsets - take a picnic, relax and enjoy! Minehead is the start of the South West Coast Path, which follows the spectacular coastline for 630 miles all the way to Dorset. Following the railway along the coastal stretch, its first stop is Dunster Beach. It is a peaceful haven with beautiful views, a small shop and small pitch and putt. Heading inland, Dunster village is 15 minutes on foot. Blue Anchor Bay is the next stop on the railway. Children love its freedom while parents revel in the relaxed atmosphere. It is a perfect retreat for people seeking a quiet seaside escape.

The train heads slightly inland to the village of Washford, where the Cistercian Cleeve Abbey provides an interesting day out for families and budding historians alike. Owned by English Heritage, it gives a glimpse of monastic life 800 years ago and is said to have the finest cloister buildings in England. Henry VIII destroyed the abbey church in 1536, but the cloister buildings, gatehouse, 15th Century refectory with its glorious angel roof and 13th Century heraldic tiles have survived remarkably intact. Just along from the abbey is the delightful riverside White Horse Inn and the Torre Cider Farm. The popular all-weather children’s favourite, Tropiquaria Animal and Adventure Park, is only a few minutes’ drive away.

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Main image: View to the coast from Brendon Hills. Images, clockwise: Watchet; Cleeve Abbey; Church Steps at Minehead; Yachts at the coast.

The historic port of Watchet has an active marina and a pleasant open esplanade. The bustling high street has a variety of shops and a choice of restaurants or pubs. There is a small town museum above the old jailhouse and a boat museum next to the beautifully-kept railway station. At one time Watchet had another railway, the Mineral Line, which has all but disappeared but the track has been resurfaced, making a great walk or cycle route to Washford. West Beach is small but unspoilt while nearby Doniford Bay is a great place to look for fossils. Before heading inland between the Quantock and Brendon Hills, the railway stops at Williton. Here you will find the world’s largest Bakelite Museum, which displays artefacts over three floors of a Grade 2 listed 18th Century watermill. Williton is another good base for those wishing to explore the surrounding coast and countryside while enjoying the facilities of a large working village. 14


“Traditional villages nestle in the foothills. From the hills, panoramic views take in the rocky Jurassic coastline.”

quantock hills area of outstanding natural beauty The Quantock Hills, the UK’s first ever Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest - nearly 10% of the world’s maritime heathland lies within its boundaries!

Pretty villages nestle in the foothills and, from the summits above, panoramic views take in the rocky Jurassic coastline, wooded combes and undulating farmland. It is renowned walking, mountain biking and riding country. The hills reach a height of 1261 feet (384m) at Will’s Neck, while evocative place names such as ‘Dead Woman’s Ditch’ hark back to a mysterious past…

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Previous page, main image: View of the coast from the Quantock Hills. Main image, left: Walks at Weacombe. Images, clockwise: Trig Point at Staple Plain; Farmyard scene; Hestercombe Gardens; Kilve Beach; Crowcombe Court.

Nether Stowey is a lovely historic village with good facilities. The great Romantic poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, lived here while writing the ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. His friend, William Wordsworth, lived in the nearby hamlet of Holford. Together, they loved to walk the Quantock Hills so it’s no surprise that Nether Stowey is the start of the 36-mile Coleridge Way walk. Coleridge’s Cottage is open to the public for part of the year and new areas are now on show so that people can sample more of what life was like for the leading literary light. Kilve is a small delightful village with a general stores and post office, and a dog-friendly pub named the Hood Arms, which specialises in local

produce. It’s aptly named as the Kilve coast found fame as the location for Bryan Adams’ video, ‘Everything You Do’ - the soundtrack to Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves! The village is also the area’s Jurassic coast. The pebble beach and cliffs are famously rich in fossils and the views are beautiful. To the west of the hills, Bishops Lydeard has a good range of facilities and is home to the southern terminus of the West Somerset Railway and the Rural Life Museum. A short drive away are the beautiful Hestercombe Gardens - a unique collection of gardens that span three centuries of garden design and history.

Many of the small historic hamlets and villages that stud the western foothills have traditional pubs serving local ales, cider and food. There are many lovely walks from Crowcombe Gate and, as you descend the massive hill to the village of Crowcombe, you will find a warm welcome and great food at the Carew Arms.

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exmoor Greater Exmoor takes in the area falling within a 10-mile radius of Exmoor National Park. It has beautiful countryside, stunning rivers, spectacular coastline and charming traditional towns and villages.

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Ilfracombe is a bustling town with a regular farmers’ market and a good range of independent high street shops. The pubs, restaurants and shops surrounding the quay lend it a friendly Continental atmosphere, and there is nearly always something going on at the theatre.

wet, Ilfracombe Aquarium provides an interesting look at what’s going on beneath the waves.

You can book boat trips from the heritage harbour to visit the magical Lundy Island or to enjoy a spot of sea fishing in the Atlantic. For landlubbers wanting to enjoy water with no danger of getting

The town is a mixture of medieval, Georgian and Victorian architecture, and there is a heritage trail for visitors interested in exploring its rich history. Those with a sweet tooth are in for a treat with a visit to the

South Molton is a busy market town with a good range of independent shops and a pannier market on Thursday and Saturday mornings.


Images, clockwise: Rockpooling on the coast; Exmoor river; Lundy Island; Ilfracombe; South Molton.

honey farm or the chocolate factory, while the more adventurous can try the nearby indoor climbing wall. Bampton’s history dates from Saxon times when people settled on the River Batherm in this sheltered valley to the south of Exmoor. Once a quarrying town, a house in the central square stored the gelignite for blasting until the end of the 19th Century. In winter the gelignite was sometimes too cold to use, so the men put it round their stove to warm it - apparently they did this once too often!

“From bustling Ilfracombe, visit magical Lundy Island or enjoy a spot of sea fishing.” Held on the last Thursday in October, The Bampton Charter Fair is one of the oldest surviving Charter Fairs in the country. The village streets overflow with stalls full of local produce, crafts and entertainments. Wiveliscombe is a thriving historic market town known affectionately as Wivey. Renowned for brewing ales, the town now has three pubs but once boasted 28! However, it is still home to the famed Cotleigh Brewery and Exmoor Ales and its Brewery Plaque Trail marks some of the sites of its ancient inns.

A friendly town lying within easy distance of Exmoor and only 10 miles from the county town of Taunton, you are sure of a warm welcome at Wivey.

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food & drink

Ruby Red cattle

truly local and truly

scrumptious With thousands of acres of unspoilt heathlands where pure spring waters rise and flow into rivers that feed rich lowland pastures, our amazing environment makes our local produce the best in the west. Native cattle and sheep have a unique flavour from grazing the wild upland herbs and grasses. Much of the livestock is born wild and lives free on the moors – so most food miles are gained on the hoof! Pheasant, partridge, duck, pigeon, rabbit, venison and other game delights are part and parcel of local country life – treat yourself to a taste of the wild west! Many B&Bs, restaurants, pubs, cafes and hotels specialise in using local produce. They know visitors appreciate the quality of food that has not been stored in warehouses or shipped for miles and they know fresh food is all about flavour. 20

Fish caught fresh from rivers in the morning can arrive on your plate by lunchtime, while seafood from our Atlantic shores make fantastic fresh suppers. The west country is renowned for its dairy produce with a good selection of cheeses, mouth-watering ice creams and our world-famous cream teas. As well as great local ales, Somerset is famous for its cider. Our long sunny summers and mellow autumns give orchard fruits time to mature, and in time-honoured tradition skilled brewers bring out their distinctive flavours.


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fresh from the farm

Local produce markets are perfect places to find local food, much of it organic. Our lively markets feature some of the best food and drink experiences in the country, and with few food miles it’s your chance to enjoy produce at its best – you simply can’t get fresher food.

Minehead Farmers’ Market The Parade - every Friday, 8.30am - 2.30pm

Our farmers are passionate about their produce and it shows. Take some time to talk to the producers and find out a bit about where your food comes from – it’s a great way to pick up some top tips on how to cook it!

Ilfracombe Farmers’ Market Great Hall, High Street, first Saturday and third Sunday of every month, 10am–12.30pm

Lynton Farmers’ Market Town Hall, first Saturday of the month, 10am - 12.30pm Combe Martin Farmers’ Market Village Hall, third Saturday of every month, 9.30am - 12noon Bratton Fleming Farmers’ Market Village Hall, fourth Saturday of the month, 9.30am - 12noon

Farm Shops You will find a number of farm shops on your travels that specialise in using local produce – quite often it is their own or the shop is an outlet for nearby farmers and food and drink producers. Hindon Organic Farm near Minehead raises its own organic produce. It has a flock of hill sheep, an Aberdeen Angus beef herd and free range Gloucester Old Spot Pigs, which produce the tastiest home-made sausages, dry-cured bacon, Exmoor ham and gammon. Much of the produce is award winning and it is all prepared on site by an experienced butcher. More information is available at www.hindonfarm.com

Dulverton Local Market A small local market at the Lower Town Hall, fourth Friday of every month, 9am - 1pm The Pannier Market Stocks local produce on Thursdays and Saturdays, 7.30am – 1pm, in the Square at South Molton www.visit-exmoor.co.uk

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active EXMOOR

best foot forward

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Exmoor and the Quantock Hills are renowned walking country. They have equally unique environments which feature a peace and tranquillity rarely found in today’s busy world. Rights of way cover hundreds of miles and access land opens up thousands of acres of unspoilt countryside, making it a walkers’ paradise.

The West Somerset Mineral Line

The South West Coast Path

Exmoor Perambulation

The 630-mile route starts at Minehead and follows the stunning coastline through Exmoor, Devon and Cornwall to end at Poole Harbour in Dorset. www.southwestcoastpath.com

Join hundreds of sturdy walkers as they Perambulate the boundaries of the Old Royal Forest of Exmoor in a day – a tradition that dates back hundreds of years. At 31 miles it’s not for the faint-hearted! www.exmoorperambulation.co.uk

England’s tallest tree is a Douglas fir which, at 197 feet, is taller than Nelson’s Column! This is a short trail but there are also more challenging ones on this lovely Crown Estate land at Dunster. www.dunsterestate.co.uk

This 11-mile long railway once transported iron ore from the Brendon Hills to Watchet but it’s now a fantastic heritage walk. www.westsomersetmineralrailway. org.uk Tall Tree Trail


Two Moors Way The Two Moors Way links the spectacular National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor via beautiful mid-Devon. www.activeexmoor.com The Macmillan Way West Macmillan Way West is a 102-mile, fully waymarked branch-path, which takes in the beautiful scenery of the Quantock Hills and Exmoor. www.macmillanway.org The Samaritans Way South West This wonderful waymarked walk links the Cotswolds, Mendips, Poldens, Quantocks, Brendons and Exmoor National Park. www.samaritanswaysouthwest.org.uk North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival The festival features dozens of different trails and is a great way to learn more about the local landscapes, history, wildlife and heritage. www.exmoorwalkingfestival.co.uk Guided Walks Exmoor National Park Authority provides guided walks designed to introduce visitors to Exmoor’s history, heritage and wildlife. www.exploremoor.co.uk Quantock Hills Walks The Quantock Hills rangers provide occasional guided tours. www.quantockhills.com

Geocaching Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. There are more than 50 geocaches on Exmoor and to find your nearest geocache visit www.geocaching.com

dogs welcome Enjoy Britain’s best-loved walks with your best friend. Many accommodation providers are happy for you to bring your pet with you, so check out the accommodation pages at the back of this brochure for details.

Car-free, carefree Exmoor Explore Exmoor is a one-stop shop offering inspiration and information for a car-free, carefree Exmoor. There is an interactive transport map detailing a series of car-free walks with downloadable route guides and GPX files for GPS users, alongside a range of car-free itineraries. www.exploremoor.co.uk Moor Rover Moor Rover is open all year and provides a service to drop off you, and your dog, anywhere in Exmoor. For information visit www.atwest.org.uk and click on the moor rover tab.

North Devon Hawk Walks To get up close and personal with an elegant feathered friend phone 01598 740114 Free Story Walks for Smart Phones There are free site-specific stories that you can download into your smart phone or sat nav. Each chapter is linked to a location using GPS to guide you through an interactive tale. tinyurl.com/storywalks

factfile Footpath and Bridleway Maps Exmoor Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL9 Quantock Hills Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 140

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In the footsteps,and hoof prints,of Literary Lights While the routes on foot and horseback may vary slightly, there is no better way of getting to know the landscapes that inspired some of the country’s best-loved stories. The Coleridge Way meanders through the stunning countryside known to great Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Starting on the Quantock Hills, where Coleridge lived, it winds through the Brendon Hills to the pretty Exmoor village of Porlock. It is said that a man from Porlock calling at Coleridge’s house disrupted his thoughts when writing Kubla Khan – and that’s why the famous poem was not finished as Coleridge intended! For details visit www.coleridgeway.co.uk

Lorna Doone country brings RD Blackmore’s famous novel to life. A mile along a riverside walk from Malmsmead is the tiny Oare church where Lorna Doone married, and where Blackmore’s grandfather was once the rector. At Badgworthy Water the scattered ruins of a longabandoned village is famed as the Doone’s home. However, nearby Lank Combe is said to more closely resemble Doone Valley. Footpaths and bridleways pass through beautiful countryside that is largely untouched by time.

The Tarka Trail is 180 miles long, with one stretch covering the Tarka Line Railway. It follows the route taken by Tarka the Otter in the book of that name, written by Henry Williamson. The Trail passes through numerous towns, including Barnstaple, Bideford, Torrington, Hatherleigh, Okehampton, Lynmouth and Ilfracombe. A quiet section of the trail between Petrockstowe Station and Servis near Torrington is also open to horse riders.

factfile Burrowhayes Farm Riding Stables Ltd Discover the heart of Exmoor on horseback. Call 01643 862463 www.burrowhayes.co.uk The Exmoor Pony Centre The one place you will definitely see Exmoor ponies is at this delightful centre, based off Winsford Hill (B3223) near Tarr Steps. For more information on this charitable trust, visit www. moorlandmousietrust.org.uk or call 01398 32309!

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People of all riding abilities are welcomed at a wide range of local stables. From capable riders through to people who have never been on a horse before – everyone can experience the magic of exploring the area on horseback.

The Golden Horseshoe The Golden Horseshoe is the longest running and toughest endurance horse riding event in Britain. For more information visit www.goldenhorseshoe-ride.co.uk Visitor information centres can provide details of local stables – just call in. Accommodation providers usually help, too.

There are also plenty of places offering holidays for horses as well as their owners. With paddocks, stables and reassuringly large and wellkitted-out boot rooms, you can rest assured your horses will have all the creature comforts they need.


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power! On or off road, whether you’re happy amateurs or serious cyclists looking for a challenge, Exmoor and the Quantock Hills won’t disappoint you. They are both famed mountain biking terrains with hundreds of miles of rights of way running through some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. For on-road cyclists, the 56-mile Exmoor Cycle Route follows the first Tour of Britain course when it came to Exmoor in 2007 - a great challenge for those brave and fit enough to take it on. There are also plenty of gentle routes off the beaten track for families to enjoy at their own pace. And, for people wishing to take it really easy, Exmoor Unplugged is new scheme where electric bikes take the strain so that you can sit back and enjoy the countryside - including our famous hills!

factfile The Moor Rover bus will drop off you and your bike anywhere in Exmoor. Phone 01643 709701 or visit www.atwest.org.uk for details. Cycle Hire Minehead Cycle Hire 01643 705307 Pompys 01643 704077 Just Ride Exmoor 01598 752529 Exmoor Adventures 07976 208 279 www.quantockadventures.co.uk Exmoor Unplugged 07896 746887 Events Exmoor Explorer – August Exmoor MTB Marathon – September Exmoor Beast – November Exmoor Cycle Route and cycling info: www.activeexmoor.com A waterproof and rip-proof map, which grades the severity of Exmoor’s off-road cycling routes, is available from National Park Centres or visit www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk For information on the Quantock Hills visit www.quantockhills.com Full Footpath and Bridleway Maps Exmoor - Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL9 Quantock Hills – Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 140 www.visit-exmoor.co.uk

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trail running and climbing With over 600 miles of public paths through stunning scenery, trail running is on the rise. There are many organised runs throughout the year of varying lengths right up to a full marathon cross-country.

Exmoor’s exceptional terrain offers challenges galore for lovers of the great outdoors.

Exmoor has the UK’s highest sea cliffs and spectacular Heritage Coast. The awesome Valley of Rocks is a popular spot for climbing, with some graded routes. Other coastal cliffs provide perfect areas to practise skills in a bouldering environment. Novice climbers or those new to Exmoor should seek advice from experienced guides with local expertise as many routes require advanced climbing skills and tidal knowledge – details are in the factfile.

coasteering Coasteering is the latest exhilarating adventurous activity to hit the South West. Kitted up with a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet, teams scramble, swim, cave, jump and traverse some of the most scenic and beautiful coastlines in the UK. We recommend that you only try coasteering in the company of experts, who have experienced

lifeguards and climbing instructors and the right kit – details of local companies are in the factfile. These can tailor trails to suit your level – so daredevils and those looking for less extreme experiences can have the times of their lives.

factfile Coasteering should only be enjoyed in the company of experts - for experienced, knowledgeable guides contact: Exmoor Adventures (pictured right) 07976 208 279 or visit www.exmooradventures.co.uk Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre 0333620 6001

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factfile

Climbing Info Exmoor Adventures 07976 208 279 Rock and Rapid Adventure Centre 0333 600 6001 The Calvert Trust 01598 763 221 Events Hard Rock Fest August Running Events Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series May Golden Horseshoe Trail Run May The Doone Run September Stagger & Stumble October Visit www.activeexmoor.com


factfile In addition to permits, anglers aged 12 or over fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or eels need rod licences, which are available at all post offices and the Environment Agency at www.environment-agency.gov.uk For more information on Wimbleball or Wistlandpound visit www.swlakestrust.org.uk For more information on Hawkridge or Clatworthy visit www.wessexwater.co.uk

get hooked With beautiful rivers, tranquil lakes and miles of coastline, we have plenty of quality fishing for beginners and experienced fishermen.

Some lakes and rivers are seasonal so check before you come and it’s best to book boats in advance.

Exmoor is famed for its trout and fine fly fishing can be enjoyed from banks or boats at Wimbleball and Clatworthy lakes, while Wistlandpound welcomes bank fishers.

Head to the coast to bag a catch at sea - boat trips yield bass, pouting, pollack and whiting to name a few and can be booked at Watchet, Minehead and Ilfracombe harbours.

You can also fish for trout from bank or boat at the Hawkridge reservoir in the Quantocks Hills.

Popular shore casting sites include Blue Anchor, Culvercliffe at Minehead, Dunster Beach and Porlock.

stick your oar in! Exmoor has a lovely selection of rivers, lakes and coastline for great canoeing and kayaking.

For more experienced canoeists, our rivers provide some great grade 1 and 2 paddles, whilst the infamous river Lyn heads north providing a challenging descent – only for the very experienced.

Families and novices will love learning sailing and canoeing skills on the sheltered waters of Wimbleball Lake - tuition, boat hire and British Canoe Union courses are available throughout the year.

Sea kayakers can explore some of England’s remotest shores and cliffs along Exmoor’s spectacular Heritage coast.

factfile Wimbleball Lake - visit www.swlakestrust.org.uk or phone 01398 371460 Exmoor Adventures - visit www.exmooradventures.co.uk or phone 07976 208 279 Exmoor Canoe Club - www.exmoorcanoeclub.org.uk Active Exmoor - www.activeexmoor.com www.visit-exmoor.co.uk

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The changing seasons and varied programme of events and festivals mean there’s always something new to enjoy whenever you visit.

all year events & festivals The Joys of Spring It’s a great time to visit and recharge your batteries after a long winter. Welcome splashes of spring colour warm the countryside, the air is fresh and new life takes its first unsteady steps as foals are born to the wild ponies that live on Exmoor and the Quantocks. February Snowdrop Valley Snowdrop Valley explodes into blossom every spring, carpeting the valley with one of nature’s most brilliant sights – beautiful white snowdrops. March Spring Steam Gala A celebration of steam locomotives comes to the West Somerset Railway – the longest heritage railway in the country. For information on West Somerset Railway visit www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk April North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival April 27 - May 6 Put your best foot forward and blow away winter cobwebs with a great selection of guided walks through stunning scenery. Easy short walks for amateur amblers or all day adventures for hardened hikers – there are walks to suit everyone. 28

Siege and Surrender Tours at Dunster Castle Starting in April and running on selected dates throughout the year, these tours give an interesting insight into how sieges were carried out during the Civil War, plus demonstrations of life as a soldier during these hard times in English history. May May Day Bank Holiday – The Sailors’ Traditional Hobby Horse With its origins lost in the mists of time, to this day the hobby horse dances through Minehead to the beat of the drum, and takes a trip to nearby Dunster Castle for ale and gifts before returning to stalk its home town.

Hunting the Earl of Rone Once banned for ‘licentiousness and drunken behaviour’, the ancient tradition of Hunting the Earl of Rone in Combe Martin continues throughout the second May Bank Holiday. Dulverton Folk Festival Now in its sixth year, top local talent performs over four days at venues around the charming town of Dulverton. Featuring workshops, concerts, pub sessions and singarounds – there are plenty of chances for visitors to get involved with the fun. London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Route - May 21 Join the celebrations as the Olympic Flame heads through Ilfracombe, Combe Martin, Lynton, Lynmouth, Porlock, Minehead, Dunster, Carhampton, Washford, Williton and Crowcombe.


Summer Loving Sun, sea, sand and beautiful moorland blanketed with purple flowering heathers – enjoy long summer days with picnics and barbecues, and seemingly never-ending evenings make memories that last long after summer has gone. June

July

August

Lynton & Lynmouth Music Festival With a diverse mixture of music – from underground to classic - this beach festival features new and established talent on the beautiful Exmoor coast.

Combe Martin Music Festival This takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout July in various venues. It features a variety of styles with something for everyone.

Dunster Show Set on the lawns below Dunster Castle, this country show features great entertainment, plenty of shopping opportunities and livestock and horse classes.

Ilfracombe Victorian Celebrations The Victorians developed Ilfracombe into a magnificent seaside resort and Queen Victoria’s reign is celebrated at events at the seafront, harbour, pier and High Street.

Days Out with Thomas Come and meet Thomas the Tank Engine as he travels the tracks of the famous West Somerset Railway. A hit with children and a great day out for families.

Dunster Archery Week It’s the UK’s largest archery event and an excellent opportunity to see top archers against the stunning backdrop of Dunster Castle – and it includes the largest traditional longbow event in the world!

Watchet Carnival An action-packed day of family fun with a colourful parade, street entertainment, traditional stalls and sideshows. Porlock Country Fair Set in this beautiful, traditional village, the fair features local produce, arts and crafts stalls, live entertainment, static classic car display and home-made refreshments.

For more information about events and festivals visit www.visit-exmoor.co.uk or phone 01643 702624.

Watchet Music Festival This family-friendly outdoor festival has over 30 live acts with various music styles performing on three stages over three nights. On-site camping available. Steam Fayre and Vintage Vehicle Rally This large two-day fayre and rally also features family entertainments, stalls of all descriptions plus plenty for vintage vehicle enthusiasts to enjoy. Rnli Raft Race A riot of rafts take to the sea at Minehead in a race across the bay to the harbour. Minehead Summer Fair The Red Arrows and Red Devils topped the bill at last year’s summer fair and we’re hoping it will be bigger and even better in 2012! www.visit-exmoor.co.uk

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events & festivals Autumn – Harvest Home Autumn often comes gently to Exmoor, coast and the Quantocks. Orchard trees are smothered with apples for cider and pies, while hedgerows offer a free harvest of fresh berries. As the season draws on, autumn touches leaves with copper and gold and cheery fires are lit in the hearths of cosy country pubs. September Porlock Arts Festival Well known literary lights come to the lovely village of Porlock in this celebration of literature. Porlock Carnival Watch the procession wind its way through Porlock and enjoy a great carnival atmosphere. Camra Real Ale Festival Held at West Somerset Railway’s Minehead Station, the two-day festival features the very best caskconditioned beers and the chance to sample cider, perry and wine. October Two Moors Festival A 10-day celebration of classical music performed by some of the most accomplished musicians and orchestras around.

Exmoor Food Festival

Bampton Charter Fair

In autumn, Exmoor’s finest food and drink producers gather together to host a series of themed events including local produce markets, food fairs, hearty Exmoor breakfasts and a range of evening events that food fans will adore.

Held on the last Thursday in October, this is one of the oldest surviving Charter Fairs in the country. It’s packed with great things for families to do and see.

Autumn Steam Gala

Exmoor Beast

With fun for all the family and a must for steam enthusiasts, this gala is a great day out.

Just when you thought it was safe to put your bike away for the winter, the Exmoor Beast rears its majestic head with one of the year’s most challenging cycling events.

Red Deer Rutting Weekends The UK’s largest land mammal, the red deer is usually shy but in October the stags become bold and bellow, or ‘bolve’, and lock antlers to win female favour.

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For more information about events and festivals visit www.visit-exmoor.co.uk or phone 01643 702624.

A Winter Wonderland While last winter saw some beautiful snow on the higher reaches of the moors this is not the norm! Days can be crisp and bright and ideal for exploring the great outdoors. In the evening, enjoy good company, great food and a pint in front of a roaring fire at a country inn. December

All-weather ideas

Dunster By Candlelight

Minehead Eye

West Somerset Railway

Costumed stilt-walkers lead a lantern procession to light this magical medieval village with candles for Christmas. Plenty of street entertainment and things to do and see make this event a firm family favourite.

Minehead EYE provides a dedicated, purpose-built extreme sports skate park, youth centre, music, art and internet facilities, and café. You’ll need to be signed in by your parent or guardian if you are under 16 more details on 01643 703155

A great day out come rain or shine – with special events throughout the year.

Dulverton By Starlight

West Somerset Garden Centre at Minehead

Santa on his reindeer sleigh, carol singing, fireworks and plenty to entertain as this lovely town hosts this special Christmas event. West Somerset Santa Express & Traditional Santa Steam Specials Take a lovely ride on a steam train and meet Santa, who hands out gifts to children. January Wassailing Held in Carhampton, this ancient tradition sees locals hanging pieces of toast soaked in cider on apple tree branches for robins, who represent the ‘good spirits’, while shotguns are fired overhead to scare away evil spirits!

With a lovely tea room, indoor shops full of great gifts and some covered outdoor areas, the garden centre is well worth a visit – www.westsomersetgardencentre. co.uk Ilfracombe Aquarium This exciting, award-winning, all-weather attraction houses a diverse collection of local aquatic life in beautifully recreated natural habitats – phone 01271 864 533. Dunster Castle The romantic turreted castle and its grounds are open for much of the year – phone 01643 823004. Tropiquaria This all-weather animal and adventure park is fun for all the family.

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free days out

free gems There are plenty of things to do and places to explore that are free and fun and make fantastic days out. Historic Gems There are so many fine free historical sites it’s hard to know which to pick! Here are just a few… In a beautiful wooded valley near Winsford, an ancient stone ‘clapper bridge’, known as Tarr Steps crosses the River Barle. The Yarn Market and many more historic gems await discovery in the lovely medieval village of Dunster it’s a great day out.

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Robber’s Bridge, Oare Church and other landmarks in RD Blackmore’s great romantic novel, ‘Lorna Doone’, are here to be wondered at, along with the deserted ancient village at Badgworthy Water – known as the ‘Doone village’. Some Top Picnic Spots To Whet Your Appetite… To the west of Exford, Landacre Bridge has spanned the River Barle since medieval times. A beautiful place and you may come across a herd of wild Exmoor ponies grazing the wide valley moorland. Beaches! From Exmoor’s stunning Heritage Coast, Minehead’s traditional seaside fun or the quieter


Main image left: Sunset over Foreland Point. Clockwise from above: Dunster; Minehead beach; The Quantock Hills; Exmoor pony at Landacre Bridge; Bossington Bay, Tarr Steps, Malmsmead.

shores of Dunster and Blue Anchor – you won’t run out of picnic spots along the coast! Cothelstone Hill on the Quantock Hills takes in views of the Brendon Hills, Exmoor and across the Vale of Taunton. Spectacular Sunsets At the end of a long hot sunny day there’s nothing better than a beautiful sunset. From Selworthy Beacon at the end of North Hill at Minehead, the sunset over Foreland Point is simply stunning. In fact, wherever you stay on the coast you will enjoy a fine sunset on a clear evening. Dunkery Beacon near Porlock offers a fine view of moors and sea. Staple Plain on the Quantock Hills is a fine place to see the sun set over North Hill.

Enjoy time out with your family and friends to discover the wonders of nature and explore the area’s rich history - it’s fun and it’s free!

Starry Skies Exmoor has been declared Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, and it’s a great place to gaze at the stars. Good spots are Holdstone Hill, County Gate, Brendon Two Gates, Webbers Post, Anstey Gate and Haddon Hill. Wild Pony Hunts Herds of Exmoor ponies roam the moors but they have their favourite haunts. More often than not you can spot them at Winsford Hill, Molland Moor, south of Simonsbath and Haddon Hill. If all else fails, you’re guaranteed to see them at the Exmoor Pony Centre near Dulverton! Semi-wild ponies also roam the Quantock Hills – try Staple Plain, Crowcombe Gate and Cothelstone Hill.

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Images, left to right: Walkers near Dunkery Beacon; Longhorn Sheep; View to North Hill; Crowcombe Church; Train at Blue Anchor; Dicky’s Path at Webber’s Post.

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North Devon Hawk Walks

Falconry on Exmoor. The ultimate ‘hands-on’ hawking experience. Only thirty pounds per hour, total, for a group of three. Fully insured. Vouchers available. Contact: Nigel Penfold T: 01598 740114 E: nigel.penfold@aol.com W: www.northdevonhawkwalks.co.uk

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Cleeve Abbey (English Heritage)

From April to October daily, explore this hidden jewel. Children have fun discovering with our ‘family book bag’. Find glimpses of monastery life in bygone times.

20 miles of heritage railway through Somerset Coast and Country

Washford, Watchet, Somerset TA23 0PS T: 01984 640377 F: 01984 641348 E: cleeve.abbey@english-heritage.org.uk W: www.english-heritage.org.uk/cleeve

For a day or short stay in one of our unique properties please call us today: 01271 863636 www.lundyisland.co.uk Lundy is owned by the National Trust and administered by the Landmark Trust, a registered charity

Group Travel at discount rates • Wheelchair friendly Round Trip & Day Rover Ticket • Bar/Buffet Cars

Remote, peaceful... a world apart

Book online at www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk or call 01643 704996

Alan Turner

All Weather Family Fun Great Value Family Tickets

The UK’s largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world and the perfect all weather attraction.

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Attractions & Activities

The thrill is being there

RKA TRAIL A TCYCLE HIRE

Outdoor activity packages and specialist courses tailored to customers needs. Qualified, experienced and fully insured staff.

PAY ONCE RIDE ALL DAY TwoTwo-mile Round Trip - Shop - Tea Rooms - Woodland Tel: 01598 763487 WWW.LYNTONWWW.LYNTON-RAIL.CO.UK Home of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - a Registered Charity

• Kayaking • Canoeing • Abseiling • Team Building

• Mountain Biking • Rock Climbing • Coasteering • Archery

Contact: Dan French T: 07976 208 279 E: info@exmooradventures.co.uk W: www.exmooradventures.co.uk

Up to 21 Miles of Level Scenic Traffic Free Cycle Track Open from Monday 19th March 2012 to Sunday 4th November 2012 The Railway Station, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 2AU Telephone 01271 324202

Wimbleball

• Fun for everyone, multi-activity, adventures on and off the water • Hire, tuition or bring your own • Tea rooms and campsite • Stag and Hen parties, WOWballs

• Mountain Biking and walking trails • Climbing and high ropes courses • Fishing – one of the County’s premier Trout fisheries tuition available

www.swlakestrust.org.uk/wimbleball 01398 371460

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Attractions & Activities

Time Well Spent on Exmoor Magnus Rew

Dunster Castle and Gardens Dramatically sited on a wooded hill; a castle has existed here since Norman times, the impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower immediately give reminders of its turbulent history. Relax on the South Terrace amongst subtropical plants, admire fine interiors and an imposing oak staircase, or get lost among bamboos and red cedars along the River Avill. Special events run throughout the year.

from splendid opulence‌ Joe Cornish

Contact 01643 821314 or email dunstercastle@nationaltrust.org.uk for further details.

Holnicote Estate Leaving Dunster Castle, travel five miles west to experience the magnificent countryside and breathtaking views on the Holnicote Estate. The 5042 hectares of diverse landscape; with footpaths and bridleways amounting to 160 miles, accommodate both energetic and gentle activities. Meander among traditional cottages at Selworthy, Horner, Luccombe, Bossington and Allerford and indulge in delicious cream teas. Enjoy wild beauty, dark, wide skies or take in one of our events. Whatever the weather you will not be disappointed!

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Contact 01643 862452 or email holnicote@nationaltrust.org.uk for further information.

Coleridge Cottage

Dave Wood

Step inside the home of the Romantic who changed English poetry forever. The Cottage was home to Coleridge for three years from 1797. It was during his time here in Somerset that Coleridge wrote his finest work, including The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan. Experience life in an 18th Century cottage and explore the cottage garden or relax in the Lime Tree Bower. Enjoy light refreshments in the new tea room and visit the shop for gifts that reflect the life and work of Coleridge or explore the nearby Quantock Hills and the Coleridge Way.

‌and inspiring poetry www.nationaltrust.org.uk Registered Charity Number 205846

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Unique Victorian Water Powered Lift Spectacular 340 metre cliffside drop!

Loxhole Sawmill, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset TA24 6NY T: 01643 821309 E: info@dunsterestate.co.uk

www.dunsterestate.co.uk

Hestercombe Gardens ...it’s time you visited us! Just 5.9 miles from Jct 25, off the M5 are the glorious Grade 1 listed HESTERCOMBE GARDENS - Three centuries of garden design • FREE entry to Cafe, Shop and Art Gallery • Events, workshops, children’s activities • Safe under 7’s play area • Open year round 10a.m. to 5.30p.m (except Christmas Day) and we welcome your dogs!

Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG

www.hestercombe.com 01823 413923 Just minutes from Junction 25, M5 Follow the brown daisy

For more information Tel: 01598 753486 Email: enquiries@cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk

The Esplanade,

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Devon EX35 6EQ

“In the Heart of Exmoor Country”

WIDE RANGE OF TREES, SHRUBS AND PLANTS FOR YEAR ROUND INTEREST

Tel: 01643 862463

RESTAURANT WELL-STOCKED SHOP GARDEN BUILDINGS

Burrowhayes Farm Riding Stables Ltd Escorted rides for all abilities on Dunkery, Ley Hill & Selworthy Children’s ponies for parents to walk and lead Licensed by WSDC • Open from Easter to end of October Also popular family camping site • Just 1 mile east of Porlock off A39

Open 7 days a week

The Parade, Minehead Every Friday from 8.30am to 2.30pm Fresh local produce from Exmoor and the South West Come and try our quality meats, poultry, eggs, cheese, fish, preserves, pickles, cheese, game, vegetables, fruit and so much more.

DUNSTER BEACH

Enjoy a family day out on this quiet unspoilt sandy beach LARGE DRIVE-ON GRASS PICNIC AREA Refreshments - beach goods minigolf - toilets

INFORMATION - TELEPHONE STEVE OR SEAN 01643 821296

West Luccombe, Porlock, Somerset TA24 8HT • www.burrowhayes.co.uk

Farmers’ Market

Lynmouth,

Attractions, Activities, Local Produce, Food & Drink

Whether you seek challenge and adventure, or peace and tranquillity, you will find it all at the Dunster Estate. From forests, follies and farmland, to hill forts, hill tops and heathland, explore this special landscape on our extensive walking and cycling trail network: accessible from Dunster, or from Nutcombe Bottom car park and adventure play area – also home to England’s tallest tree!

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Tuesday to Saturday�

opposite Costcutter,� High Street, Porlock� 01643 863061�

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Vanilla Pod Coffee Shop & Restaurant

Whether you are a meat lover or vegan you are always welcome here to enjoy local food cooked with passion and love. Open daily from 10am til late.

Tel: 01598 753706 Queens St, Lynton EX35 6AA thevanillapod@hotmail.co.uk

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Heart of Exmoor

West Hollowcombe Farm Duddings Country Cottages Dunster Medieval Village The Courtyard Bailiff’s Cottage Chapel Cottage Firview Cottage Holly Tree Cottage Westermill Farm Holidays Granary Cottage Westcott Farm Cottages Wychanger Wintershead The Old Farmhouse Pembroke Cottage The Old Rectory Westerclose House Cottages Westwater Cottage Exmoor View

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3 Prime Spot Character Cottages Clooneavin Holiday Apartments Dean Steep Tourist Centre Lyn House Holiday Apartments Hindon Organic Farm Martinhoe Cleave Cottages Bratton Crest Green Chantry Hartshanger Holidays Porlock Caravan Park

Minehead

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Huntingball Lodge Meadow View Primrose Hill Holidays Spaniel Cottage Anchor Cottage Fisherman Cottage La Mer NYRA Parkside Holiday Flats Periton Park Court Country Cottages Rosanda House Seagate Cottage The Dome Flat The Old Black Boy The Old Kennels Woodcombe Lodges Sunny Halt Croft Holiday Cottages Sunnybank

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Nearest Village/Town Type

Ralegh’s Cross Inn Winsbere House The Yarn Market Hotel Exmoor Lodge Stockleigh Lodge YHA Exford Rest And Be Thankful Exmoor House

01984 640343 01398 323278 01643 821425 01643 831694 01643 831500 0845 3719634 01643 841222 01643 841432

Brendon Hill GA Dulverton GA Dunster H Exford GA Exford GA Exford HO Minehead GA Wheddon Cross GA

Around Exmoor

Telephone No.

Nearest Village/Town Type

Huxtable Farm Rockvale Wick House B&B Quoit-at-Cross Lower Westcott Farm North Down Farm Holidays

01598 760254 01598 752279 01984 656422 01398 351280 01398 361296 01984 623730

Barnstaple Lynton Stogumber Tiverton Wellington Wiveliscombe

Where Exmoor Meets the Sea

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Nearest Village/Town Type

Coombe Farm Gable Lodge Guest House Kingford House St Vincent House Hotel The North Cliff Hotel Hindon Organic Farm

01598 741236 01598 752367 01598 752361 01598 752720 01598 752357 01643 705244

Lynton Lynton Lynton Lynton Lynton Minehead

Minehead & Coast

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Camelot House Alcombe House Hotel Glendower House Kenella House Marston Lodge Montrose Guest House Oakfield Guest Accommodation Sunfield The Dunkery Beacon The Kingsway The Parks Guest House The Promenade Tranmere House Tregonwell House The White Horse Inn

01643 821118 01643 705130 01643 707144 01643 703128 01643 702510 01643 706473 01643 704911 01643 703565 01643 841241 01643 702313 01643 703547 01643 702572 01643 702647 01643 709287 01984 640415

Blue Anchor Minehead Minehead Minehead Minehead Minehead Minehead Minehead Minehead Minehead Minehead Minehead Minehead Minehead Washford

Quantock Hills AONB

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The Hood Arms at Kilve Pound Farm B&B The Carew Arms

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Heart of Exmoor

Exe Valley Caravan Site Westermill Farm Holidays YHA Exford Halse Farm Caravan & Tent Park

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Accommodation Guide

There’s a wide choice of places to stay on or around Exmoor, Coast and the Quantock Hills. These following pages have been divided into five coloured sections to help you find your way around.

The Heart of Exmoor Around Exmoor

To book you should contact the advertisers directly. We always advise to book in advance to avoid disappointment. You may also wish to contact the local Tourist Information Centre (see page 59) for more advice and latest availability. Please mention Exmoor 2012 when making your enquiry.

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Camping & Caravanning

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Escape to Exmoor House: great food, big comfy beds, peaceful atmosphere at award-winning guesthouse in Exmoor’s highest village. Explore, walk, cycle or just relax... Prices per person per night: £42 - £66 Rooms: 5 Wheddon Cross, Exmoor National Park, Somerset TA24 7DU T: 01643 841432 E: info@exmoorhouse.com W: www.exmoorhouse.com

If you have any concerns about your accommodation or would just like to check the current rating contact details are as follows:

VE Gold, Silver & AA Rosette awards are given to accommodation that goes the extra mile to make your stay extra special. Green Tourism Business Scheme

Awarded to those actively engaged in reducing the negative impact on the environment their business may have. David Bellamy Conservation Award

Awards made to holiday parks and campsites showing environmental concern.

Visit Britain: www.enjoyengland.com T: 0208 563 3309 AA: www.theAA.com T: 01256 844 455. LIST: T: 0845 241 2043

Guide to advert symbols HOTEL ACCOMMODATION ONLY Children welcome (age over.............) Dogs welcome Separate bathroom (not en suite) Ground floor bedroom Four poster bed Telephone for visitors use Off street parking Establishment accepts major credit cards Outdoor swimming pool Indoor swimming pool Riding available Stabling available for your horse Ironing facilities available Games room Christmas/New Year packages available Special packages available Real fireplace/stove

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Accessibility Welcome Host hospitality training Kit transfer available Bicycle friendly SERVICED ACCOMMODATION ONLY Licensed (alcoholic drinks served) En suite rooms with bath/shower, wc En suite rooms with shower, wc En suite rooms with bath wc Tea/coffee facilities Special diets catered for Residents lounge Evening meal served Passenger lift Pack lunch provided on request Cafe or restaurant

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Exford

Exmoor National Park

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Dulverton

Open 16th March - 15th October.

Heart of Exmoor Exmoor House

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Within picturesque Exmoor National Park. Adults only for the peace loving. With working water mill and salmon leap on site. On this flat spacious 4 acre site, every pitch is beside the river or the mill stream. Tents welcome. Clean heated shower & toilet facilities, washing up, laundry, disabled, and public phone. Food and gas shop on site. Free fly fishing. Excellent pub 100 yards. Special weekly rates

West Hollowcombe Farm

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Pembroke Cottage

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Escape to Exmoor House: great food, big comfy beds, peaceful atmosphere at award-winning guesthouse in Exmoor’s highest village. Explore, walk, cycle or just relax...

Prices per pitch per night: £10.50 - £16.50 Total no. of pitches: 42

Mill House, Bridgetown, Dulverton TA22 9JR For details: T: 01643 851432 W: www.exevalleycamping.co.uk

BOOKING RECOMMENDED FOR ALL DATES

Halse Farm Caravan & Tent Park

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4 cosy barn converted cottages set in seventy acres with stunning Exmoor views. An idyllic hideaway perfectly placed to explore the areas many unique attractions.

With splendid Exmoor views, ideal central location. A cosy, well-equipped base for families, couples and walkers.

Small, peaceful park adjacent to the moor. Working farm. Country lovers and walker’s paradise. Quality, clean, heated toilet block. Launderette. Children’s play area. Winsford 1 mile with shop and thatched pub.

Prices per person per night: £42 - £66 Rooms: 5 Wheddon Cross, Exmoor National Park, Somerset TA24 7DU T: 01643 841432 E: info@exmoorhouse.com W: www.exmoorhouse.com

Prices per unit per week: £270 - £720 Total no. of units: 4 To sleep: 2-18 Hawkridge, Nr Dulverton TA22 9QL T: 01398 341400 F: 01398 341143 E: info@westhollowcombe.co.uk W: www.westhollowcombe.co.uk

Prices per unit per week: £250 - £595 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 1-5 Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset TA24 7EX T: 01643 841550 E: info@pembrokecottageexmoor.co.uk W: www.pembrokecottageexmoor.co.uk

Prices per pitch per night: £15 - £17.50 Total no. of pitches: 44 Winsford, Minehead, Somerset TA24 7JL T: 01643 851259 E: ecc@halsefarm.co.uk W: www.halsefarm.co.uk

The Old Rectory

Bailiff’s Cottage

Winsbere House

Granary Cottage

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Relax, enjoy this perfectly situated accommodation, peaceful with stunning views, ideal for walking and exploring Exmoor by car. “Wonderful, superb surroundings, we love the cottage”. Prices per unit per week: £280 - £500 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 1-4 Withypool, Minehead, Somerset TA24 7QP T: 01643 851384 E: rosiestrickland@yahoo.com W: www.theoldrectoryexmoor.co.uk

The Heart of Exmoor

Exe Valley Caravan Site BRISTOL CHANNEL

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Cosy bungalow set in quiet wooded valley. Very peaceful. Enclosed garden and seating area. Up to two well behaved dogs welcome.

Ideally situated at Dulverton, lovely countryside views, 10 minute walk to town centre. Short drive to Tarr Steps and moors. Ideal touring base.

Prices per unit per week: £180 - £250 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 1-2 Muddicombe Lane, Exford, Minehead, Somerset TA24 7NH T: 01643 831342 E: burnett1986@btinternet.com W: www.exmoor-cottage.com

Prices per person per night: £28 - £35 Rooms: 3 64 Battleton, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9HU T: 01398 323278 E: info@winsbere.co.uk W: www.winsbere.co.uk

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Cottage for 2, part of a superb barn conversion set in the beautiful Luxborough valley within Exmoor National Park. Cottage garden, wonderful views, peaceful location. Prices per unit per week: £250 - £345 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 1-2 The Old Granary, Luxborough, Somerset TA23 0SJ T: 01984 640909 E: theoldgranaryexmoor@yahoo.co.uk W: www.granarycottage.co.uk

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Wychanger

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Dunster Medieval Village LIST

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Wychanger is situated in the peaceful, unspoilt national trust village of Luccombe, nestling at the foot of Dunkery Hill, the highest point of Exmoor.

Comfortable 2 bed cottage opposite Dunster Castle. All mod/cons, sml/outside space. Walks from the door. Near Beach, Steam Railway, Blue Anchor Bay.

Prices per unit per week: £240 - £550 Total no. of units: 2 To sleep: 2-6 Luccombe, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8TA T: 01643 862526 E: info@wychanger.net W: www.wychanger.net

Prices per unit per week: £190 - £550 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 2-4 3 Chapel Row, Dunster, Somerset TA24 6RU T: 01643 831153 E: Christine@dunster-cottage.co.uk W: www.dunster-cottage.co.uk

Exmoor View

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Lovely spacious cottage furnished and equipped to the highest standard. Nestling on the edge of this pretty village, it has breathtaking panoramic views of beautiful Exmoor. An ideal base for exploring Exmoor’s spectacular coast and countryside or just relaxing in a haven of peace and tranquillity. A ‘paradise’ for walkers, birdwatchers and wildlife lovers - badgers visit most evenings to be fed! Prices include all electricity and heating. No pets. Open all year. Prices per unit per week: £270 - £380 Total no. of units: 1 To Sleep: 2 Green Close, Wootton Courtenay, Nr Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8RA T: 01643 841482 E: carole.greenclose@virgin.net W: www.exmoorview.co.uk

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Accommodation YHA Exford

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Chapel Cottage

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Wintershead

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Westerclose House Cottages

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A great place to explore Exmoor and the North Devon Coast. Families, individuals and groups all welcome. Catering available. Breakfast, packed lunches and evening meals. Rooms: 13 Prices pppn: £10 - £20 Pitches: 4 Prices pppn: £5 - £9.50 Exe Mead, Exford, Somerset TA24 7PP T: 0845 3719634 E: exford@yha.org.uk W: www.yha.org.uk

Westermill Farm Holidays

Cottages Wood Burners. Warm, cosy in grass paddocks. Birds in trees. Beautiful hidden valley. Rugged heart of Exmoor. Camping Choose your own pitch. Mown grass fields by a shallow river. Free hot showers and dishwashing.Camp fires. Walks over 500 acre farm. www.westermill.com

Charming and very comfortable family home, superbly equipped. Our cottage nestles in the centre of Exford, with excellent shops and pubs nearby. Exford is perfect for exploring Exmoor National Park. Open all year.

Prices per unit per week: £300 - £650 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 1-6 Chapel Street, Exford, Somerset TA24 7PY T: 01788 810275 E: stay@chapelcottage-exmoor.co.uk W: www.chapelcottage-exmoor.co.uk

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Occupying an unique location, five quality cottages offering all home comforts, where most of the traffic has 4 legs and the only street lighting are the stars above.

Complete peace, stunning views and 5 cosy cottages! Superb moorland location in Exmoor National Park. Wonderful walking. Individual gardens, log fires, pub/shop 300 yards. Internet access.

Prices per unit per week: £280 - £750 Total no. of units: 5 To sleep: 2-6 Simonsbath, Exmoor, Somerset TA24 7LF T: 01643 831222 E: wintershead@yahoo.co.uk W: www.wintershead.co.uk

Prices per unit per week: £150 - £660 Total no. of units: 5 To sleep: 2-6 Withypool, Exmoor National Park, Somerset TA24 7QR T: 01643 831302 E: mrw@westerclose.co.uk W: www.westerclose.co.uk

Yarn Market Hotel

Exmoor Lodge

High Street, Dunster Exmoor National Park TA24 6SF www.yarnmarkethotel.co.uk Tel: 01643 821425 hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

Prices per pitch per night: from £5 Total no. of pitches: 60 Prices per unit per week: £200 - £620 Total no. of units: 6 To sleep: 1-8 Exford, Minehead, Somerset TA24 7NJ T: 01643 831238 F: 01643 831216 E: exm@westermill.com W: www.westermill.com

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Family run guesthouse overlooking village green, the ideal base for all Exmoor. Cosy log fire in Winter. Local food, friendly personal service guaranteed. Prices per person per night: £25 - £30 Total no. of rooms: 6 Chapel Street, Exford, Somerset TA24 7PY T: 01643 831694 E: exmoor-lodge@talktalk.net W: www.exmoor-lodge.co.uk

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Duddings Country Cottages Thatched Longhouse and 12 attractive cottages sleeping 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12 or 16 in 1-8 bedrooms, beautifully converted from old stone barns and stables on a small country estate, 2 miles from the picturesque village of Dunster. Original beams and exposed stonework retain the character of the buildings. Set in a stunning location in the lovely Avill Valley and only 3 miles from the coast, Duddings is the perfect base from which to explore the wonderful countryside of the Exmoor National Park. Our facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, hard tennis court, games room (with table tennis, pool table & table football), trampoline, putting green, Gate Lodge Play Centre (2-storey playhouse with swings, slide, fireman’s pole and assault course) and a football net. There are 8½ acres of land to explore with picnic areas and a safe river. Families and pets welcome, walking, riding, beaches nearby. Short breaks available off season. Open all year. Full details and plans of the cottages together with up-to-date prices and availability can be found on our website, or please call for a brochure.

Prices per unit per week: £230 - £2590 Total no. of units: 13 To sleep: 2-18

Timberscombe, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7TB

T: 01643 841123 F: 01643 841165 E: richard@duddings.co.uk W: www.duddings.co.uk

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Holly Tree Cottage

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Westwater Cottage

VE HHHH SC

Two character cottages, in idyllic valley setting. Within Exmoor National Park, close to the Coast and surrounded by picturesque Countryside. Perfect for families. Cyclists, walkers and riders welcome. Ideal for an active holiday or a place to relax. Located in the pretty Village of Luxborough.

Charming cottage in centre of picturesque village overlooking the green, with stores, amenities and local Inns. Exford is ideally located for walking and riding, with superb views from the Moors. Open all year.

Equine accommodation available. Prices per unit per week: £310 - £850 Total no. of units: 2 To sleep: 2 - 10 plus cot Westcott Farm, Luxborough, Exmoor National Park, Somerset TA23 0ST T: 01984 641285 E: bookings@westcottholidaycottages.co.uk W: www.westcottholidaycottages.co.uk

Ralegh’s Cross Inn

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Situated 1300ft up on Exmoor, with breathtaking views and 17 en-suite bedrooms. We offer a relaxed and friendly service providing an experience which is enjoyable and excellent value for money. “Exceptional in every way” was a recent comment. Come and visit us to find out why! Open all year. • 2012 special offer: £129 per person for 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Rooms: 17 Brendon Hill, Exmoor, Somerset TA23 OLN T: 01984 640343 F: 01984 641111 E: enquiries@raleghscross.co.uk W: www.raleghscross.co.uk

Enjoy Exmoor from this lovely converted barn, set in a peaceful valley. Warm and comfy. Ideal for walking, riding and relaxing. Short breaks welcome (out of season).

Prices per unit per week: £195 - £395 Total no. of cottages: 1 To sleep: 4 Chapel Street, Exford, Nr Minehead, Somerset TA24 7PY T: 01730 827927

Prices per unit per week: £300 - £600 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 1-6 Westwater Farm, Withypool, Minehead, Somerset TA24 7RQ T: 01643 831360 E: stay@westwatercottageexmoor.co.uk W: www.westwatercottageexmoor.co.uk

Firview Cottage

The Courtyard

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The Heart of Exmoor

Westcott Farm Holiday Cottages

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A quaint mid-terraced self catering cottage sleeping up to 3, situated in the peaceful and friendly village of Exford. Fully refurbished in Spring 2011.

Cosy ground floor apartment in very centre of medieval village. One double bedroom with shower. Well equipped kitchen. Off-street parking for one small car.

Prices per unit per week: £250 - £450 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 1-3 Rattlerow, Exford, Somerset TA24 7QF T: 07810 867590 E: lesley@firviewcottage.co.uk W: www.firviewcottage.co.uk

Prices per unit per week: £199 - £249 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 1-2 3B Church Street, Dunster, Somerset TA24 6SH T: 01643 821113 E: angelamorecroft@aol.com W: www.thecourtyarddunster.co.uk

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The Old Farmhouse

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Exmoor National Park. Large country house. Self-catering, sleeps 10 in 3 double en-suites (1 ground floor) and 2 twin rooms. Free Wi-Fi connection. Games room, outside tennis court. Spacious, modern and light interiors with fabulous views. Extensive gardens (completion Spring 2012) Private walks on 1,000 acre estate. Perfect for large groups, families and friends. PAYPAL friendly. Prices per unit per week: £1200 - £2400 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 5-10 Honeymead, Simonsbath, Somerset TA24 7JX T: 01643 831153 E: Christine@honeymeadfarmhouse.co.uk W: www.honeymeadfarmhouse.co.uk

Rest And Be Thankful

Early 19th Century coaching Inn at the heart of Exmoor National Park. The Rest and Be Thankful Inn provides home-cooked meals, a selection of real ales, and local cider, 4 star Bed and Breakfast accommodation combined with a warm, friendly atmosphere. This popular Inn and restaurant is a perfect base from which to explore this beautiful National Park. Prices per room per night: £46 - £85 Rooms: 8 Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset TA24 7DR T: 01643 841222 F: 01643 841813 E: stay@restandbethankful.co.uk W: www.restandbethankful.co.uk

Stockleigh Lodge Country House Bed & Breakfast A beautiful, large country house set in its own wooded grounds, within short walk of the village of Exford, in the centre of Exmoor National Park. Nine ensuite rooms, with tea/coffee making facilities and views over the garden. Ideally situated for exploring the National Park on foot, horseback or by car. Stabling available for bringing your own horse on holiday. Ample parking. Contact: Mike or Myra Ellicott Prices per person per night: £30 - £35 Rooms: 9 Exford, Exmoor, Somerset TA24 7PZ

T: 01643 831500 E: stay@stockleighexford.co.uk W: www.stockleighexford.co.uk

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Accommodation Huxtable Farm

Exmoor National Park

Quantock HillS

Barnstaple South Molton

Wiveliscombe

Around Exmoor Lower Hearson Farm

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Lower Westcott Farm

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Escape to this beautiful, medieval long-house, with quality en-suite bedrooms, beams, log fires and low doorways! Explore the farm with its panoramic views and abundant wildlife. A Devon Cream Tea awaits your arrival. Prices per person per night: from £38 Total no. of rooms: 6 West Buckland, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 0SR T: 01598 760254 F: 01598 760254 E: jackie@huxtablefarm.co.uk W: www.huxtablefarm.co.uk

Set in 40 acres of parkland, lakes, rivers, woods and meadowland. Highest quality facilities. All hardstandings are premium pitches, with ample camping for tents.

Chapel Cottage

Wick House B&B

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Prices per pitch per night: £10 - £21 Total no. of pitches: 42 Marsh Lane, North Molton Road, South Molton EX36 3HQ T: 01769 579269 E: relax@exmoorriverside.co.uk W: www.exmoorriverside.co.uk

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Small family run farm in fifteen acres of gardens, field, woodland. Secluded valley full of wildlife. Cottages sleeping 2-7. Help us with animal feeding.

Devon/Somerset borders traditional family farm. Beautiful views, peaceful, scenic countryside. Ideal location touring moors, both coasts. Renowned for friendliness, comfort, delicious home-produced food.

A delightful character cottage in a beautiful Somerset village located between the Quantock Hills, Exmoor and the sea. Amenities within 300 yards. Well equipped, central heating. Pets welcome.

Enjoy a relaxing break in our friendly village home. Delicious home cooked food. High standard of accommodation. Cosy lounges, spacious dining room overlooking pretty walled garden.

Prices per unit per week: £268 - £989 Total no. of units: 6 To sleep: 2 - 7 Swimbridge, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 0QH T: 01271 830702 E: info@hearsoncottagesdevon.co.uk W: www.hearsoncottagesdevon.co.uk

Prices per person per night: £30 - £32 Total no. of rooms: 2 Ashbrittle, Near Wellington TA21 0HZ T: 01398 361296 E: lowerwestcott@aol.com W: www.lowerwestcottfarm.co.uk

Prices per unit per week: £290 - £500 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 1-4 4 Brook Street, Stogumber, Somerset TA4 3SZ T: 01729 823505/824199 E: scrutons50@hotmail.co.uk W: www.somerset-holiday-cottage.co.uk

Prices per person per night: from £30 Total no. of rooms: 9 Stogumber, Taunton, Somerset TA4 3SZ T: 01984 656422 E: sheila@wickhouse.co.uk W: www.wickhouse.co.uk

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Rockvale

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Friendly and welcoming guest house with spectacular views over Lynton and surrounding countryside. Delicious home cooking including three course evening meals with coffee. Private car park, licensed bar, log fire, laundry service. Children welcome, eggs from our own free range hens. Discount for stays more than three nights.

Prices per person per night: £25 - £50 Total no. of rooms: 7 Hollerday Drive, Lee Road, Lynton, Devon EX35 6HQ T: 01598 752279 E: enquiries@rockvalehotel.co.uk W: www.rockvalehotel.co.uk

Buckinghams Leary

VE HHH SC

Experience the magic of Exmoor Woolhanger Estate is the ideal setting for a holiday or to host a variety of events - a special place offering the chance for complete peace and tranquillity alongside breath-taking panoramic views of the wild moor.

Quoit-at-Cross

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The Manor can accommodate small or large weddings, parties and receptions. For more information or a viewing please contact Laurence Young 0845 6807108 or 07768 241139 or email Laurence@Eventworld.co.uk

Comfortable well equipped 3 bedroom cottage on family run working farm. Cot and high chair available. Dishwasher, large garden and BBQ. Open all year.

17th century farmhouse at gateway to Exmoor, just off A396. Peaceful location. Farm wildlife trail. Beautiful en-suite bedrooms. Ideal touring base. Fantastic breakfast!

Prices per unit per week: £300 - £550 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 2-8 Buckinghams Leary, Filleigh, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 0SB T: 01598 760204 W: www.buckinghamsleary.co.uk

Prices per person per night: from £30 - £35 Rooms: 3 Stoodleigh, Tiverton, Devon EX16 9PJ T: 01398 351280 E: quoit-at-cross@hotmail.co.uk W: www.quoit-at-cross.co.uk

We have a variety of high quality, comfortable holiday cottages. For more information contact Terri Burrough – 01598 763514 or email holidaycottages@woolhanger.com www.woolhanger.com

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B&B: Comfortable friendly farmhouse. Delicious food locally sourced. Spectacular views across beautiful countryside and situated on edge of Exmoor. 3 Nights B&B & Eve Meals £160pp 7 Nights B&B & Eve Meals £320pp Log Cabin: Comfortable self catering log cabin. Spectacular views, private garden and patio. Central heating and double glazed. Sleeps 3. Ample parking. From £230 per week Prices per person per night: £36 - £40 Total no. of rooms: 4 Pyncombe Lane, Wiveliscombe, Somerset TA4 2BL T: 01984 623730 M: 07729 846401 E: jenniferblackshaw@btinternet.com W: www.north-down-farm.co.uk

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Two peaceful and spacious cottages in unspoilt and idyllic surroundings in breathtaking countryside. Some ground floor bedrooms & bathroom. Log burner, Private garden, Coarse fishing (resident only), Games room, Small children climbing frame. High standard of care and personal attention. Wi-Fi also available. Open all year, Short break available, Discount for two persons. Prices per unit per week: £300 - £695 Total no. of units: 2 To sleep: 2-6 Handley Farm, Waterrow, Nr Taunton TA4 2BE T: 01398 361516 E: linda.handleyfarm@btinternet.com W: www.handleyfarm.co.uk

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Delightful barn conversion, sleeps 4. Charming and well equipped interior in peaceful surroundings, beautiful location close to moor & easy reach coast. Prices per unit per week: £250 - £680 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 4 B&B available from £35 - £40 pppn North Molton, nr South Molton, Devon EX36 3JS T: 01598 740203 E: mctrickey@hotmail.com W: www.sannacott.co.uk

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caravans ThreeOneluxury spectacular setting. There’s nowhere quite like Lydford Farm. Our charming peaceful farm has just three luxury caravans, each with its own garden area - and each with a stunning bay view.

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Where Exmoor Meets the Sea

Accommodation 3 Prime Spot Character Cottages BRISTOL CHANNEL Combe Martin

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Beautiful accommodation. Sea views. Secluded. Short walk to village shops and pubs. 5 Acres. Wonderful walking, cycling, riding and tennis. Prices per unit per week: £300 - £625 Total no. of units: 2 To sleep: 2-5 Hartshanger, Toll Rd, Porlock, Somerset TA24 8JH T: 01643 862700 F: 01643 862700 E: hartshanger@lineone.net W: www.hartshanger.com

These 12 cosy holiday bungalows enjoy an idyllic setting with breathtaking views of the Park. With Lynton and Lynmouth just 2 miles away, this is a perfect base for exploring. Open all year. Prices per unit per week: £235 - £559 Total no. of units: 12 To sleep: 1-4 Dean Steep, Barbrook, Lynton EX35 6JS T: 01598 753272 E: info@deansteep.com W: www.deansteep.com

“In the heart of Exmoor Country”

Burrowhayes Farm

Caravan & Camping Site & Riding Stables A select family site and a walkers paradise in a delightful National Trust setting.

Four comfortable well equipped apartments with sea views and private parking. Quiet yet central location just a short stroll to shops, pubs and places to eat.

Prices per unit per week: £250 - £550 Total no. of units: 4 To sleep: 1-4 Lynway, Lynton, North Devon EX35 6AX T: 01598 752229 E: lynhouse@btinternet.com W: www.lynhouse.co.uk

Doone Valley Holidays at at Caffyns Caffyns Farm Farm

With 136 acres of peace, tranquility and stunning views over Lee Bay and the Valley of the Rocks, we have the perfect place for camping, and the ideal base for walking, cycling, touring, riding or relaxing!

We’re only 5 mins We have good facilities, including a new west of Lynton just toilets and showers block, plus shop & off the main A39 camping supplies on-site. Our flat fields range road to Barnstaple from secluded and sheltered to wide open. Our site is relaxed, child-friendly and we can No need to book! easily take large groups. Campfires allowed.

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Peter & Daphne welcome you to their listed C1800 home in the centre of Lynton. Comfortable rooms with cosy residents lounge. Dogs and Children welcome. Prices per person per night: from £30 - £45 Total no. of rooms: 6 Market Street, Lynton, Devon EX35 6AF T: 01598 752720 E: info@st-vincent-hotel.co.uk W: www.st-vincent-hotel.co.uk

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Prices per pitch per night: £13 - £19.50 Total no. of pitches: 40 Prices per unit per night: £330 - £555 Total no. of units: 9 To sleep: 4-6 High Bank, Porlock, Somerset TA24 8ND T: 01643 862269 F: 01643 862269 E: info@porlockcaravanpark.co.uk W: www.porlockcaravanpark.co.uk

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Tel: 01643 862463 • www.burrowhayes.co.uk West Luccombe, Porlock, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8HT St Vincent House Hotel

Delightful, quiet family run park in quaint village location, stunning views, in heart of Exmoor.

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3 properties: individual, full residential quality. Not a complex. Royal Castle Lodge: romantic thatched cottage for two at Lynton. Perfect for honeymoons or anniversaries. Water’s Edge Cottage: riverbank cottage for 1-6 by harbour at Lynmouth. Bosun’s Cottage: Seaside cottage for 1-4 at Combe Martin Harbour. Open all year - cosy winter breaks. Share our ‘secret’ walks, cycle and mtb routes. Bike storage and dogs by arrangement.

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Prices per person per night: £38 - £46 Total no. of rooms: 14 North Walk, Lynton, Devon EX35 6HJ T: 01598 752357 E: holidays@northcliffhotel.co.uk W: www.northcliffhotel.co.uk

B&B from £28-£33 pppn based on 2 people sharing Total no. of rooms: 6 Anne & Dave Wilford, 35 Lee Road, Lynton, North Devon EX35 6BS T: 01598 752367 E: gablelodge@btconnect.com W: www.gablelodgelynton.co.uk

Porlock Visitor Centre

Kingford House

Porlock Visitor Centre Staff offer informative, friendly help and advice to ensure visitors have a very special experience on Exmoor. Staff visit all accommodation on their listings and offer a FREE booking service. Books, maps, local crafts and produce on sale. Summer - weekdays & Saturday 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-5pm, Sunday 10am-1pm Winter - Monday to Saturday, 10am-12.30pm

Prices per person per night: £32 Total no. of rooms: 5 Longmead, Lynton, North Devon EX35 6DQ T: 01598 752361 E: patriciakingford@aol.com W: www.kingfordhouse.co.uk

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Prices per unit per week: £310 - £495 Total no. of units: 3 To sleep: 1-2 Martinhoe, Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4PZ T: 01598 763313 E: info@exmoorhideaway.co.uk W: www.exmoorhideaway.co.uk

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Close to Valley of the Rocks and coastal paths. Delightful homely run hotel. Well appointed rooms tastefully decorated. Excellent home cooking. Personal attention and a warm welcome assured. “Bring your own wine”. Open all year.

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Three delightful cottages located in a perfect and unspoilt Exmoor valley. Prices include all heating, electricity, linen, etc. The ideal place for country-loving couples to unwind!

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Set in a quiet position with magnificent views over Lynmouth Bay & Countisbury Hill from all rooms. Ideal for walking or touring. Our restaurant ‘The View’ offers superb English home cooking at its best. Comfortable beautiful surroundings and a welcoming atmosphere. Rooms all en-suite with beverage tray, TV and hair dryer. Non smoking. Car park, restaurant, bar and lounge. Groups, children and dogs welcome. Short breaks. On South West coast path. Close to village.

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Prices per unit per week: £198 - £455 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 1-4 The Drang, Porlock, Somerset TA24 8LB T: 01823 698330 F: 01823 698169 E: maggie_payton@hotmail.com

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A dear little cottage standing peacefully under the gaze of the Parish church but a stone’s throw from the hub of this bustling Exmoor village. Timber floors, richly coloured rugs, period fireplace, prettily furnished with a suntrap courtyard. Sleeps 4. Private garage nearby. Dogs by arrangement. Open all year.

Nestled on a wooded hillside, 5 minutes from sea, shops, restaurants and pubs. An ideal base for walking, touring, riding, fishing or just relaxing. Children and pets welcome. Off road parking.

Coombe Farm

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17th Century Farmhouse on hillside above Brendon. Delicious breakfast with homemade bread and marmalade, will set you up for the day exploring Exmoor, then relax in the lounge to plan tomorrow. Prices per person per night: £27.50 - £33 Total no. of rooms: 5 Countisbury, Lynton, Devon EX35 6NF T: 01598 741236 E: robert.pile@btconnect.com W: www.brendonvalley.co.uk/coombe_farm.htm

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Beautiful award winning 500 acre organic farm. 18thC charm - 21stC style. B&B or S/C cottage. Idyllic location. Own produce. Superb breakfasts. Hot tub. Aromatherapy. SW coast path. B&B from £38 PPPN Rooms: 3 ensuite Self Catering Cottage from £299 - £899 To sleep: 2-6 Nr Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8SH T: 01643 705244 E: info@hindonfarm.co.uk W: www.hindonfarm.co.uk

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In a superb location on the fringe of the Exmoor National Park in the village of Woodcombe between Porlock and Minehead. The completely refurbished detached bungalow has modern, stylish décor and is furnished and equipped to the highest standard. It stands in an elevated position with superb views on the lane leading to the hamlet of Bratton. There are many coast and country walks from door. Fully central heated. Inclusive price range based on 2 persons: £275 - £495 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 2-4 Middle Croft House, Bossington Lane, Porlock, Somerset TA24 8HD T: 01643 862636 E: geodobson@btinternet.com W: www.brattoncrest.co.uk

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A short walk to beach, shops and steam railway, we offer comfortable en-suite accommodation including ground floor Garden Suite and separate guest lounge. An Ideal base for exploring Exmoor, Quantocks, the South West Coast Path, or just to relax. Off-street parking. No children or pets.

Prices per person per night (based on two sharing): £28.00 - £35.00 Rooms: 5 14 Tregonwell Road, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5DU

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The Old Black Boy

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A Warm Welcome and Friendly Service, awaits your arrival at our Family run Guesthouse, with own car-park, storage for cycles. Comfy bedrooms with spacious en-suites, digital free-view TVs, beverage trays etc. For your comfort we are totally non-smoking.

Elegant quiet country house with spectacular views over Somerset coastline and Exmoor. Luxurious and spacious apartments each with private patio or roof terrace. Beach and amenities within easy walk.

Short level walk to seafront, local restaurants, shops and Steam Railway. THE ideal touring base for both Exmoor and Quantock Hills. Prices per person per night: £26 - £40 Rooms: 8 1 Tregonwell Road, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5DT

T: 01643 709287 E: info@tregonwellhouse.co.uk W: www.tregonwellhouse.co.uk

Prices per unit per week: £275 - £595 Total no. of units: 3 To sleep: 2-5 Blue Anchor, Minehead, Somerset TA24 6JP T: 01984 640076 W: www.huntingball-lodge.co.uk

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St. Michaels Road, Minehead Somerset TA24 5JP Tel: 01643 702 510 or 07768 427136 Email: marstonlodge@aol.com Proprietor: Alex Mendoza

Thatched cottage. Once part of a 15th Century Inn. 200yds from the town centre. Linen and electric included. Brochure available. Open February - November. Prices per unit per week: £200 - £270 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 1-4 Mrs J Harvey 42 Bampton St, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5TT T: 01643 705016

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John and Vicky Borland invite you to enjoy Exmoor’s many rural activities from this idyllic secluded location. Cottage and cottage style apartments set in thirty acres of private grounds. • Direct access to the Exmoor National Park and 1.5miles from the sea. • Holiday horse livery available. • Heated outdoor swimming pool. • Close to Minehead, Restaurants, Pubs, etc. Prices per unit per week: £220 - £640 Total no. of units: 4 To sleep: 2-7 Periton Road, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8SN T: 01643 705970 E: hols@peritonpark.co.uk W: www.peritonpark.co.uk

Croft Holiday Cottages

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Panoramic Minehead location with stunning coastal and Exmoor views Beautiful and tranquil location Only minutes from town centre and sea front 10 spacious individually decorated rooms all en-suite New luxury bathrooms with complimentary toiletries Intimate bar and restaurant Cosy fire lit lounge (Sky TV available) Snooker room (1/2 size table C.1900) Free WiFi, flat screen TVs, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities Breakfasts using local produce and our own free range eggs! New central heating and mains pressure hot water throughout Safe storage and drying facilities Sunny terraces and walled garden Group or house bookings available upon request

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Collection of coastally situated 4 and 5 star cottages and bungalows. All in Old Watchet. Ideal base for exploring Exmoor and The Quantocks. Heated indoor pool. Open all year.

Joy and Andy welcome you to their well presented guest house. All rooms ensuite. Extensive breakfast menu. Centrally situated for sea front, town and steam railway.

Prices per unit per week: £210 - £795 Total no. of units: 10 To sleep: 2-6 2 The Croft, Anchor Street, Watchet, Somerset TA23 0BY T: 01984 631121 E: croftcottages@talk21.com W: www.cottagessomerset.com

Prices per person per night: From £28 Rooms: 6 24 Tregonwell Road, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5DU T: 01643 702647 E: stay@tranmereguesthouse.co.uk W: www.tranmereguesthouse.co.uk


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Close to the centre of Minehead, two double bedrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, paved garden. Equipped to make your stay comfortable. Ideal base for Exmoor. Prices per unit per week: £270 - £370 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 1-4 67 Bampton St, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5TX T: 01643 707085 E: venturaray@aol.com W: www.nyracottage.co.uk

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Award winning accommodation. Panoramic views over Blue Anchor Bay. Peaceful location. Private gardens. Easy reach of Exmoor. Beach 10 minutes walk. Dogs welcome. Fully wheelchair accessible. Prices per unit per week: £350 - £610 Total no. of units: 4 To sleep: 1-5 Primrose Hill, Wood Lane, Blue Anchor, Somerset TA24 6LA T: 01643 821200 E: info@primrosehillholidays.co.uk W: www.primrosehillholidays.co.uk

Parkside Holiday Flats

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Unique location with magnificent sea views. Level position. Sleeps 2/6. Superb lounge with balcony overlooking Bristol Channel. Well equipped and appointed to high standard. Electricity/ linen provided. Parking. Open all year. Prices per unit per week: £215 - £550 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 2-6 Mrs Audrey Bowden, 4 Tides Reach, The Harbour, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5UL T: 01643 704405 F: 01643 704405

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Elegantly renovated Victorian town house offering warm welcoming quality en-suite accommodation. Ground floor double room. Optional evening meals. Off-road gated car park. Short level walk to town centre, seafront and steam railway. No children. Open all year. Prices per room per night: £60 - £70 Rooms: 6 Steve & Sandy Poingdestre, 7 Tregonwell Road, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5DT T: 01643 703128 E: kenellahouse@fsmail.net W: www.kenellahouse.co.uk

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The Promenade

Superb top floor seafront apartment with lift. Lovely Edwardian building. Magnificent sea and harbour views. Four double bedrooms, one ensuite with balcony, two further bathrooms.

Situated on the seafront overlooking the bay. The Promenade offers fully accessible accommodation as well as standard rooms. Open daily for coffees, lunches, afternoon tea.

Prices per unit per week: £320 - £670 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 2-8 Metropole Court, The Esplanade, Minehead T: 01895 236972 (for brochure) W: www.thedomeflat.co.uk

Prices per person per night: £30 - £81 Rooms: 11 The Esplanade, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5QS T: 01643 702572 E: promenade@livability.org.uk W: www.livability.org.uk/holidays

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Fishermans cottage on Minehead Seafront next to the beach and near harbour. Comfortable and well equipped. Ideal for a relaxing Exmoor break throughout all seasons. Brochure available. Car parking pass provided. Prices per unit per week: £340 - £570 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 3 +2 15 Quay Street, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5UL T: 01935 881436 E: rball777@btinternet.com W: www.seagatecottage.co.uk

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Prices per unit per week: £160 - £375 Total no. of units: 5 To sleep: 2-5 31 Blenheim Road, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5PZ T: 01643 703720 E: parkside@eprimus.co.uk W: www.parksideminehead.com

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Comfortable modernised flats overlooking beautiful Blenheim Gardens. Quiet yet centrally located, we are at the foot of North Hill, moments from the sea and a short walk to the high street. Nearby, towards the harbour, is the start of the Southwest Coast Path, leading up wooded North Hill into Exmoor National Park. Fully equipped, private parking and garden.

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Cottage overlooks Minehead harbour and bay. Two bedrooms, 1 double bed and 1 with double and single beds. Linen, towels, electricity included. Parking few yards away. Open all year. Prices per unit per week: £225 - £380 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 4-5 Send S.A.E. for brochure. 57 Quay Street, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5UL T: 01643 704263 (over 5)

An unbeatable location on the Somerset coast near Minehead. Close to Exmoor, the Quantocks and the West Somerset Steam Railway. Simple facilities in which to relax and unwind.

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Alcombe House is a grade 2 listed building of great charm, ideally located for exploring Exmoor, medieval village of Dunster and its castle.

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Award 4 star highly commended by the AA for quality. For full details visit our website www.alcombehouse.co.uk or telephone 01643 705 130 for a brochure.

Delightful, spacious bungalow with stunning views of the coast and Exmoor. Large enclosed garden. 150 yards from Blue Anchor beach and West Somerset Steam Railway station. Minehead 3 miles.

Prices per person per night: From £36.50 Rooms: 7 Bircham Road, Minehead, Somerset TA24 6BG T: 01643 705 130 E: alcombehouse@talktalkbusiness.net W: www.alcombehouse.co.uk

Prices per unit per week: £295 - £695 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 1-5 Carhampton Road, Blue Anchor, Minehead TA24 6LB T: 01984 656427 E: mike@elworthy-cottage.co.uk W: www.exmoor-views.co.uk

Quality spacious accommodation, excellent sea views, warm friendly welcome. Close to sea front and amenities. On the edge of Exmoor, ideally situated or walking/touring. Twin or double en suite rooms all with full facilities. Open all year. Prices per person per night: £32 - £42.50 Rooms: 2 Northfield Road, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5QH T: 01643 704911 E: oakfieldminehead@yahoo.co.uk W: www.oakfieldminehead.co.uk

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Sunfield

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A delightful, family run guest house with a warm and friendly welcome. Only a few minutes level walking to seafront, gardens and shops. We offer all en-suite bedrooms with digital TV’s and beverage trays. Vegetarian and special diets catered for. Ideal for Steam Railway.

Prices per person per night: £30 - £42 Rooms: 8 83 Summerland Avenue, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5BW

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Delightful cottage tucked away in a pleasant location. Garden and private parking. Beach within walking distance. Ideal for visiting Exmoor, West Somerset Railway and Dunster. Open all year.

T: 01643 703565 E: stay@sunfieldminehead.co.uk W: www.sunfieldminehead.co.uk

Prices per unit per week: £260 - £420 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 1-4 2 Tanyard, Carhampton, Minehead, Somerset TA24 6NG T: 01729 823505 /824199 F: 01729 823505 E: scrutons50@hotmail.co.uk W: www.somerset-holiday-cottage.co.uk

Anchor Cottage

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17th Century fisherman’s cottage overlooking Minehead Harbour. Close to SW coastpath, beach, restaurants, steam railway. 2 bedrooms. Open all year. Parking permit supplied. Dogs by arrangement. Prices per unit per week: £240 - £575 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 2-4 21 Quay St, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5UL T: 01984 631468 M: 07921 551418 E: enquiries@anchorcottageminehead.co.uk W: www.anchorcottageminehead.co.uk


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Lovely, comfortable, well equipped ground floor apartment with suntrap garden. Level location near Town Centre and amenities. Ideally situated for walking, cycling, exploring. Sorry no pets and no smoking.

Three comfortable self-contained flats at the foot of North Hill. Convenient for shops, beach and station. Ideal base for exploring Exmoor. Open all year.

Prices per unit per week: £235 - £375 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 1-2 10 The Parks, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8BS T: 01643 702448 E: john.doreenmills@talktalk.net W: www.somersetgetaway.com

Prices per unit per week: £130 - £315 Total no. of units: 3 To sleep: 2-4 2 Northfield Rd, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5QQ T: 01643 704958 E: enquiries@rosanda.co.uk W: www.rosanda.co.uk

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Wonderful location with stunning views over countryside towards Dunkery Beacon from all rooms. Comfortable, spacious, south facing accommodation in beautifully restored former hunting lodge set in lovely grounds. Peaceful atmosphere to relax, unwind and enjoy. Ideal base for riding, walking, cycling and exploring all of Exmoor.

Prices per person per night: £37 - £45 Rooms: 8 Wootton Courtenay, Nr Minehead, Somerset TA24 8RH T: 01643 841241 E: info@dunkerybeaconaccommodation.co.uk W: www.dunkerybeaconaccommodation.co.uk

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Glendower House A family-run, Edwardian guesthouse, offering quality, en-suite bed and breakfast accommodation, only a few minutes level walk from the town centre, steam railway and seafront. •L  ocal, organic and fair-trade products used wherever possible. • Large car park. • Ground floor rooms. • Non-smoking.

Gold Award B&B with glorious views of Exmoor and coast. A stone’s throw from the beach and steam railway. Close to Dunster, Minehead and Watchet. Comfy beds, great breakfasts!

Six lodges and two cottages set in 2.5 acres of peaceful gardens over-looking the slopes of Exmoor. Games room, putting green and laundry room on site. Superb walking. Minehead 1.5 miles.

Prices per person per night: £35 - £55 Rooms: 4 Blue Anchor Bay, Minehead, Somerset TA24 6LB T: 01643 821118 E: stay@camelothousebandb.co.uk W: www.camelothousebandb.co.uk

Prices per unit per week: £220 - £1425 Total no. of units: 8 To sleep: 2-10 Bratton Lane, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8SQ T: 01643 702789 E: nicola@woodcombelodge.co.uk W: www.woodcombelodge.co.uk

Prices per person per night: From £35 Rooms: 11 30-32 Tregonwell Rd, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5DU T: 01643 707144 F: 01643 708719 E: info@glendower-house.co.uk W: www.glendower-house.co.uk

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Prices per unit per week: £230 - £420 Total no. of units: 1 To sleep: 1-3 4A Periton Lane, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8AQ T: 01729 823505/824199 F: 01729 823505 E: scrutons50@hotmail.co.uk W: www.somerset-holiday-cottage.co.uk

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Traditional 17th Century Inn offering comfortable en-suite accommodation. Quality pub food, real ales, log fires, warm welcome. Riverside location on the edge of Exmoor. Local press have named us as “Pub of the year”, scoring 100% for Welcome, Service and Value for Money. Please visit website for online booking.

Premier guest accommodation comprising of a range of spacious rooms located within quiet leafy suburbs but close to all amenities. Prices per person per night: £35 - £40 Rooms: 8 36 Ponsford Road, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5DY T: 01643 702313 E: kingswayhotel@msn.com W: www.kingswayhotelminehead.co.uk

Prices per room per night: £35 - £60 Rooms: 5 Abbey Road, Washford, Somerset TA23 0JZ T: 01984 640415 F: 0707 520 9810 E: askatthebar@hotmail.com W: www.exmoorpubs.co.uk

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The Parks Guest House The Parks is a charming Grade II listed Georgian guest house with a warm welcome and delicious breakfast guaranteed. Our en-suite rooms are beautifully presented and our guests tell us it’s all the little ‘extra touches’ that result in their return time and again!

Prices per person per night: £30 - £35 Rooms: 7 26 The Parks, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8BT T: 01643 703547 E: info@parksguesthouse.co.uk W: www.parksguesthouse.co.uk

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Sunnybank Holiday Park

Sunnybank Holiday Park is an intimate and tranquil 5 star park set at the foot of the Quantock Hills, ideally located for those who appreciate serene and beautiful surroundings. The park sits on blossoming terraces set in beautifully maintained gardens and offers the perfect view point for stunning Somerset sunsets.

Prices per unit per week: £200 - £510 Total no. of units: 15 To sleep: 2 - 6 Doniford, Watchet, Somerset TA23 0UD T: 0844 272 9505 E: enquiries@sunnybankpark.co.uk W: www.sunnybankpark.co.uk

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Sampford Brett Crowcombe Bishops Lydeard

Quantock Hills AONB Old Rectory Coach House

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The Hood Arms @ Kilve

Cosy and comfortable accommodation within beautifully restored coach house. In the heart of a tranquil, pretty village, nestling between Exmoor, the Quantocks and Somerset coast.

Famous family run 17th century coaching Inn. Situated at the foot of the Quantock Hills, close to the spectacular fossil beach at Kilve. Steeped in local history & artefacts. Roaring log fires, creative locally sourced food and an impressive array of real ales and fine wines. Twelve stylish bedrooms include four posters. Large walled garden. Dogs welcome.

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Prices per unit per week: £250 - £490 Total no. of units: 2 To sleep: 4-6 Sampford Brett, Taunton TA4 4LA T: 01984 633787 F: 01984 633787 E: enquiries@oldrectorycoachhouse.co.uk W: www.oldrectorycoachhouse.co.uk

St Audries Bay Holiday Club

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Family owned and run award winning Holiday Park situated in beautiful surroundings on the Somerset coast, with splendid views and beach access. Self Catering (4-8) from £265pw Camping from £15pn, B&B from £30pn West Quantoxhead, Minehead, Somerset TA4 4DY T: 01984 632515 F: 01984 632785 E: info@staudriesbay.co.uk W: www.staudriesbay.co.uk

The Carew Arms

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Charming old pub in a lovely location at the foot of the Quantock Hills. Excellent food, real ales, fine wines and good accommodation. Prices per room B&B: £64 - £84 based on 2 sharing. Discount for single occ. Rooms: 6 ensuite to sleep 2 - 3 Crowcombe, Taunton, Somerset TA4 4AD T: 01984 618631 E: contact@thecarewarms.co.uk W: www.thecarewarms.co.uk

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Set at the foot of the Quantock Hills, Pound Farm is a working family farm, friendly and relaxed. Aga cooked breakfast in front of log fire. Prices per person per night: from £32.50 - £35 Rooms: 3 Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset TA4 3DN T: 01823 433443 E: contact@poundfarm.co.uk W: www.poundfarm.co.uk

Prices per night from: £50 - £125 Rooms: 12 Kilve, West Somerset, TA5 1EA

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High-quality holiday homes in the West Country

01647 433593 www.helpfulholidays.co.uk

So much to see… So much to do… So much to enjoy…

Websites & Agencies

The finest selection of cottages throughout Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Then it’s time to take a look at Marsdens, home of the finest choice of self-catering cottages in the South West.

Our self-catering cottages put you at the centre of everything that’s special about Exmoor, the coast and the Quantock Hills. For details, call 01271 818150 or see www.northdevonholidays.co.uk

To see our latest selection of VisitEngland approved properties, order your FREE copy of our 2012 brochure. Call 01271 813777 or log on to www.marsdens.co.uk

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Travel Information

Lynton & Lynmouth Ilfracombe • • • Porlock • Combe Martin

• Minehead

EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK

• Watchet

Williton • QUANTOCK HILLS

• Barnstaple • Dulverton

M4

M25 M20

J25 Taunton/ M5 J27 Tiverton

• Bampton

Getting to Exmoor & West Somerset

Travelling locally...

By Road

By Air

Moor Rover Bus

The main route to the Exmoor area is the M5 (J23 to 27). After this you will travel on smaller, quieter roads to reach your destination.

Both Bristol and Exeter International airports serve West Somerset and Exmoor. www.bristolairport.co.uk www.exeter-airport.co.uk

Moor Rover is a fully accessible 16 seater bus that can take you, your dog, your bike, and even your luggage, to destinations across Exmoor National Park at very reasonable rates. Group bookings are welcome.

By Train Train services operate from all over the country to Taunton, Tiverton Parkway, Barnstaple and Bridgwater Tel: 0871 244 1545 www.thetrainline.com A bus service runs from Taunton to West Somerset Railway’s southern terminus, Bishops Lydeard, when the trains are operating. Trains run from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead stopping at lots of villages on the way. The railway operates from February until the middle of November. For more information please visit www.west-somersetrailway.co.uk or telephone 01643 704 996. By Bus / Coach National Express links to Bridgwater, Taunton, Tiverton and Barnstaple which in turn link to Minehead and some of the larger villages on Exmoor.

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M1

M6

Explore Moor Whilst you’re enjoying your break why not give the car a break too? We’re aiming for carbon neutrality on Exmoor by 2025 and every little bit helps. Full information about local bus routes can be found along with a wide range of suggested itineraries for car free days out on Exmoor. www.exploremoor.co.uk Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway Mid February to Mid November Tel: 01598 753 486

To book your journey, contact Moor Rover at least one day before you plan to travel. Bookings need to be made between 9am - 4pm from Monday - Friday. Moor Rover operates all year and group bookings are welcome. To find out more visit www.atwest. org.uk/moorrover.htm or phone 01643 709701.


Barnstaple

01271 375 000

Braunton

01271 816 400

Combe Martin

01271 883 319

Ilfracombe

01271 863 001

Exmoor Visitor – A free guide to Exmoor The free Exmoor Visitor newspaper is packed with articles of interest about Exmoor, helpful advice and the most comprehensive diary pages in the area. It details hundreds of events and guided walks on offer throughout the year. Produced by Exmoor National Park Authority in partnership with the West Somerset Free Press, you can pick one up from National Park Centres in Dulverton (open all year round), Lynmouth and Dunster (limited winter opening), and it is also stocked by most local TICs and many accommodation providers, so ask your host.

Lynton & Lynmouth 01598 752 225 Minehead

01643 702 624

Porlock

01643 863 150

South Molton

01769 574 122

Tiverton

01884 255 827

When you visit, look out for Exmoor Visitor 2012 to help you find your way around.

Watchet (seasonal) 01984 632 101 Woolacombe

01271 870 553 Your locally-owned magazine for Exmoor, The Quantocks & surrounding area

National Park Centres Dunster

01643 821 835

Dulverton

01398 323 841

Lynmouth

01598 752 509

www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk 01398 323 665

EXMOOR THE COUNTRY MAGAZINE www.theexmoormagazine.com

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AONB Quantock Hills

Essential Information

Tourist Information Centres

01823 451 884

Harbourmasters & Marinas Watchet

01984 631 264

Porlock

01643 863 187

Minehead

01643 702 566

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BRENDON GARDENS Shabby Chic PAST TIMES Woodland Birds

Exmoor The Country Magazine keeps you in touch This glossy quarterly magazine, established in 1996, is locally owned and produced and dedicated to life in and around Exmoor and The Quantocks. The magazine offers a unique insight into the area’s landscape and flora and fauna, its communities and way of life. The perfect treat for yourself or a friend, whether you’re a visitor with a hankering for the hills, an ex-pat hungry for a sight of home or simply keen to keep up to date on what’s happening locally. www.theexmoormagazine.com or call 0845 224 1203. Subscriptions start at just £13.95 for one year.

This guide has been put together by the Exmoor Tourism Partnership (ETP) with funding from West Somerset Council. Tel: 01643 703704 Email: brochure@exmoortourismpartnership.co.uk Web: www.visit-exmoor.co.uk Design and print by Inventive Print Solutions, tel: 01271 325870, www.inventiveprint.co.uk Main photography, Steve Guscott. Thanks to Don Bishop, Bryan Cath, South West Lakes Trust and Exmoor Adventures for contributed images. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure all information was correct at the time of going to print, the ETP cannot be held responsible for any information that is incorrect. Please ensure you contact individual providers for further information on any events mentioned within this publication.

Image: Exmoor ponies on North Hill Image, back cover: View from the Quantock Hills along the coast to North Hill, Minehead

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