Exmoor holiday cottages
Why go on holiday to Exmoor?
A moorland area in South West England, Exmoor is where Somerset’s curvy countryside meets Devon’s coastal cliffs. Exmoor is named after the River Exe, which winds through the region’s many hills and valleys. Dog walking in Exmoor - as well as walking without a dog - is nothing short of wonderful!
Standing stones, cairns and ancient bridges are long-standing evidence of the area’s history. It is a national park, heritage coast and national character area, so it is an ideal location for fans of English culture. There are lots of small towns and villages in Exmoor. And perhaps because there are no larger settlements, there are less people in this area, making it a relaxing, getaway-from-it-all location in the South West of England.
Things to do on holiday in Exmoor
It will come as no surprise that hiking is the number one thing to do in Exmoor, with more than 1000km of footpaths and bridleways winding their way through this picturesque scenery, allowing great adventures through oak woodlands and meandering rivers. The Valley of the Rocks is a local favourite walk in Exmoor. The 208 scheduled monuments and 16 conservation areas have even seen the area feature twice in the series Seven Natural Wonders.
If, after a hard day of exploring, you fancy relaxing with a coffee or locally brewed beer, then the towns of Woody Bay, Porlock and Watchet are all well worth a visit.
For families, there is Dunster Castle, a historic attraction filled with exhibitions and medieval marvels; the Exmoor Owl & Hawk centre for nature fans and for movie buffs, an unmissable chance to step back in time and see modern films at a reasonable price at the Lynton Cinema.
Things to see on holiday in Exmoor
Visiting Exmoor also reminds you of England’s great writers, with several novels, notably The Witch of Exmoor by Margaret Drabble and R. D. Blackmore’s Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor based here. This is certainly an inspiring area for writers and artists alike.
Aside from walking, there are a host of other ways to enjoy the outdoors, including mountain biking, climbing, gorge walking and water sports.
For photographers and artists, consider a visit in early spring, when the hidden gem Snowdrop Valley explodes with thousands of small white flowers – keep your eyes peeled for the endangered Exmoor pony and red deer.
The best holiday cottages in Exmoor
We want to make sure that you book the cottage that is perfect for you, so that your holiday in Exmoor is the best that it can be. We give you so much variety and choice that it’s easy to find exactly what it is you’re looking for.
There are superb holiday cottages across Exmoor for all budgets with picturesque views.
Whether you want a relaxing hot tub, dog-friendly accommodation or an enclosed garden, the choice is yours. Take a closer look at our stunning collection of self-catering cottages and holiday apartments in Exmoor below.
Booking a holiday cottage in Exmoor
A selection of the holiday lets that are available in Exmoor are displayed below. To find the best one for you, use our filter options to the left, to narrow down what’s available until you find your favourite.
The bulk of accommodation is in the main towns of Lynmouth, Lynton, Porlock and Dunster, but almost every village has some accommodation options.
At any point, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about booking a holiday cottage in Exmoor– we’re happy to help with questions about the cottages and to give you advice before you go ahead and book.