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Stretching over two counties, these Exmoor holiday cottages offer a perfect base for your holiday in Devon and Somerset’s National Park.
Why book a holiday cottage in Exmoor?
Named after the River Exe, Exmoor is a 267-mile upland area of distinct and fascinating landscapes. Spend time exploring the vast, open moorland on your self-catering Exmoor break. If you’re lucky you might spot some of the local inhabitants; Exmoor ponies and wild red deer!
Walk the dramatic coastline, famous for its stunning coastal views and wildlife. Explore the ancient, dense woodlands; home to a number of rare species and England’s tallest tree.
Exmoor isn’t just about the outdoors though. Quaint harbour towns and medieval villages are dotted across the National Park; home to beautiful shops, cafés and restaurants. A holiday cottage in Exmoor is a perfect base for exploring this wonderful region.
What are the best places to visit in Exmoor?
With the north of Exmoor stretching along the coastline, you can choose to visit beaches or quaint villages further inland during your Exmoor holiday. This varied landscape has something to offer everyone and has inspired many great writers and poets. Coleridge's most famous poem was written at a farmhouse between Porlock Weir and Lynton. Follow in his footsteps by walking from Porlock to the Valley of Rocks or cross the Tarr Steps near Dulverton, a medieval clapper bridge.
Ride the famous Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, the highest and steepest water powered railway, and take in the views over Lynmouth Bay. Other popular coastal spots include Minehead, Dunster and Ilfracombe.
For those with children, take a trip to Watermouth Castle, a 19th century country house built to resemble a castle, now a family tourist attraction with theme park and rides.
Another great family day out is Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park; home to many exotic animals including lemurs, timber wolves and penguins. Watch as dinosaurs come to life including triceratops, stegosaurus and even T-Rex, via the latest animatronic technology.
Types of Exmoor Holiday
You will be sure to find Exmoor accommodation to suit your requirements. Whether you want to breathe in the sea air from a coastal cottage, or stay in a dog friendly cottage so you can bring your pet pal along.
Book one of these Exmoor cottages today to enjoy a memorable break with Helpful Holidays.