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Exploring Exmoor this Spring - holiday adventures for all ages.

Exploring Exmoor this Spring - holiday adventures for all ages.
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Wild Exmoor

Wildlife Encounters
One of the highlights of any visit to Exmoor is the chance to encounter its diverse wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for the iconic Exmoor ponies, known for their hardiness and gentle nature, as they graze on the moorlands. Birdwatchers will delight in spotting rare species such as the red kite and peregrine falcon soaring overhead, while those with a keen eye may even catch a glimpse of elusive creatures like the Exmoor red deer.

Coastal Charms
Exmoor's coastline is a treasure trove of hidden coves, dramatic cliffs, and pebble beaches. Take a leisurely stroll along the South West Coast Path and be rewarded with breathtaking views. Explore the charming fishing villages of Lynmouth and Porlock, where colourful boats bob in the harbour and fresh seafood is always on the menu. For the adventurous, try your hand at kayaking or coasteering, and experience the rugged beauty of Exmoor from a different perspective.

Cultural Heritage
History buffs will find plenty to captivate their imagination on Exmoor. Explore the ancient castles, abbeys and ruins that dot the landscape, each with its own story to tell. The medieval village of Dunster, with its cobbled streets and imposing castle, or wander the picturesque streets of Porlock, where traditional thatched cottages hark back to a bygone era. Immerse yourself in Exmoor's rich heritage by attending one of the many local festivals, agricultural shows or events that celebrate its local traditions.

A Gastronomic Delight
No holiday in Exmoor would be complete without sampling the delicious local cuisine. Indulge in a traditional cream tea at one of the charming tearooms, or treat yourself to a hearty meal at a cozy country pub, where you can savour dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. Don't forget to sample Exmoor's famous produce, from creamy cheeses to succulent Exmoor lamb, and wash it all down with a glass of local cider or ale brewed in one of the region's many microbreweries.

Exmoor is a place of timeless beauty and boundless adventure, where every twist and turn reveals a new wonder waiting to be discovered. Whether you're exploring the rugged moors, wandering along the windswept coastline, or immersing yourself in the rich history and culture of the region, a holiday on Exmoor is sure to leave you with memories to last a lifetime. So why not pack your bags, leave the hustle and bustle behind, and embark on a journey of discovery in this captivating corner of England?


What our guests say...

Happy Hotel

I rarely feel compelled to give reviews, but this hotel is worth one. It occupies a charming old building of great character with a good garden. In keeping with its age, it has stairs but no lift. The bedrooms are clean, bright and with good modern accommodation. The dining room is very attractive, and the restaurant menu is excellent. The staff are competent, friendly and helpful. It is a happy hotel...
Mr Fletcher

A perfect lunch

We stayed here earlier in the year and returned just for lunch today.We weren’t disappointed. My wife had the roast beef and I chose the seafood chowder. Though quite different both of these meals were delicious.A beautiful location, friendly service and great food! What more could you ask for?...

Our favourite hotel

We had such a lovely time at this hotel. 2nd visit and we shall definitely return. Everything is just so. Hotel rooms, service, staff is just lovely and food delicious. We couldn't fault it at all. The main bar area just makes you feel like you want to spend the rest of your day sitting by the fireplace sipping on your drink and reading the paper. Our favourite hotel and we would highly recommend ...

The hotel is a gem

My wife and I booked in for a birthday trip in November. Dunster is a charming small town / village destination with a great castle. We stayed for two nights with dinner on one night and afternoon tea on the second. The hotel is a gem, with lovely old bars and lounges plus a main bar very popular with the locals-four real ales and a selection of ciders and lagers. Staff were excellent. Dinner was ...
Peter T

Helpful Staff

Great hotel and location. The food was very good particularly the breakfast. The staff were very helpful especially when we had to amend the booking. Dunster castle was within walking distance and along with the mill is worth a visit....

The staff really go the extra mile

We’ve been staying here on and off for over 18 years and it just keeps getting better. Fantastic location for Exmoor, the west Somerset coast and Dunster. The staff really go the extra mile and are superb, the rooms are original and comfortable and the food is good. Lots of different public rooms to explore and relax in, two bars both with open log fires plus lots of character plus lovely gardens...
James F

Amazing staff

My wife and I stayed two nights recently here with our young son to attend a wedding in the village...the hotel was very busy throughout the weekend due to the annual music festival, and yet all the hotel staff went out of their way to make us feel so welcome....

Pulled out all of the stops

My Partner and I had a really great stay with the dog. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. They really pulled out all of the stops to ensure a carefree stay with the dog. We found the whole set up and inclusive treatment for dog owners to extremely well done and a real home from home with all the old world charm of a historic building in a historic and idyllic country setting. We will definitely...
Andrew W

Quirky in the right sense

Lovely clean room and bathroom. Super public rooms and spaces with fires. Quirky in the right sense and not as a euphemism for inconvenient. Great location for walking and touring. Wonderful food both breakfasts and evening meals. We felt thoroughly pampered...
Sarah P

Terrific hotel, great gardens

Loved this hotel. Lots of nooks and crannies. Nice welcoming bar, would be very nice in the winter if imagine, because there is a grand, big fire place. Garden is beautiful, great to relax in on a summer day. Highly recommend although a Little expensive, but worth it for a treat....
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