All our cottages serve as wonderful bases for exploring the breath-
In the very close locality we definitely recommend a wander to the top of Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor which is a must for anyone visiting! Also during the spring Snowdrop Valley is in full bloom with a magnificent array of snowdrops (February/March) and later bluebells, daffodils and more! (Traveller’s Rest is located in the heart of this wonderful wooded valley). The cottages are all just a short drive away from Wheddon Cross, which has a well-
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You can unwind with some stunning country walks through woodlands and the moors, go horse-
If horse riding isn't your scene there are local Land Rover Safaris from Porlock and Exford most days. The guide knows all the best places to show you Exmoor at its best.
There is superb scenery and walking on the South West Coastal Path, or inland on the moors. The Victorian villages of Lynmouth and Lynton, famous for the Watermeet Gorge (National Trust), Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway, are within an hour’s drive.
Looking towards Minehead, there is the promenade to enjoy an ice cream whilst walking along, as well as having a good array of shops and other amenities. A visit to the enchanting medieval Dunster Castle (National Trust), with its beautiful terraced gardens, deer park and mill will make for an interesting day out. Watchet, Porlock and Porlock Weir hold plenty of charm and interest to those who visit the area. There are beaches at Minehead, Dunster and Blue Anchor.
Fishing is also a great pastime on Exmoor. We have fishing in the local rivers and streams, fishing at Wimbleball Lake and being so close to the coast, as well as fresh water fishing, sea fishing trips are also very popular. Don't forget you need a fishing permit! If you don't want to fish but enjoy the sea try a trip on the Waverley or a boat trip to Lundy Island.
West Somerset and Devon has some excellent golf courses right beside the sea. Minehead, Taunton and Saunton Sands are probably the most well known locally.
We are lucky not being too far from the wonderful sandy surfing beaches of North Devon. Woolacombe Beach is with its golden sand and dunes and is a great family favourite. It is clean and safe beach with great surfing waves. Croyde Bay and Putsborough are favourite beaches with local families. Again lovely sandy beaches, surfing and sailing. Plus Croyde has rock pools which are popular with younger children. Saunton Sands has 3 miles of sandy beach and dunes -