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Make a holiday cottage in Exmoor your home away from home

Straddling the coastline of north Devon and Somerset, Exmoor National Park stretches for 267 square miles to encompass scenic moorland and ancient hunting forests. Rugged and rural, the park attracts visitors seeking a holiday close to nature. Hundreds of miles of trails traverse Exmoor, providing holidaymakers with an endless combination of routes to explore. This beautiful region of England is punctuated by charming towns and a myriad of options of places to stay such as holiday cottages in Porlock or holiday cabins tucked in a corner of the park. With several rivers in the area, fishing and canoeing are popular activities, among plenty of other outdoor activities.

HomeAway has an extensive selection of cottages in Exmoor National Park where visitors can feel right at home. There are rentals available throughout, from small coastal fishing villages to countryside retreats. Most Exmoor self catering cottages have one to four bedrooms. Small cabins start at just £230 per week, making the park an affordable holiday destination for budget travellers. Larger and more luxurious accommodation is available from £400 per week. All holiday accommodation comes fully furnished, but some offer added amenities such as a swimming pool or tennis court.

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: Hundreds of miles of trails crisscross Exmoor National Park, revealing a variety of different landscapes. Many visitors choose to explore the park on foot, whilst others opt for cycling and horse riding. Exmoor holiday homes often enjoy access to these trails. For a unique wildlife watching opportunity, try the Land Rover Safari tours that drive through the moorland and often encounter wild deer and Exmoor’s famous ponies. Visitors can also take to one of the many rivers in Exmoor for fishing and kayaking. The opportunity to canoe is available at Wimbleball Lake, located in the southern part of the park.

-Family attractions: There is lots of family fun to be had in Butlins, located just outside the border of the park in Minehead. Butlins is popular with visitors staying in Exmoor, just like Exmoor is popular for day trips for visitors staying in holiday homes in Minehead. The resort is home to its very own waterpark, fairground, and lake where families can ride bumper boats. The historic village of Dunster is also a great place to take children. Here holidaymakers can visit Dunster Castle and Dunster Water Mill, which are two excellent historic sites that are as educational as they are entertaining.

-Food and drink: Delicious fresh food is everywhere in Exmoor National Park. The region is famous for its dairy products, particularly its cream, ice cream and cheeses. Everyone will enjoy cream tea at the tearooms in Withypool and Wimbleball. Dishes containing local game are also featured regularly on pub menus; pheasant, rabbit, venison, and locally caught trout are all popular with visitors.

-Culture: The summer sees plenty of festivals and cultural events take place in Exmoor National Park. Top events include the Simonsbath Festival, which runs from May to June and offers a whole host of concerts and exhibitions. The Exmoor Pony Festival is also a local favourite. Outdoor lovers won’t want to miss the North Devon & Exmoor Walking Festival, which runs from late April to early May.

Weather in Exmoor National Park

Exmoor National Park typically experiences cool winters and mild summers, with the rainiest part of the year from October to December. The weather is pleasant and warm for those staying in an Exmoor cottages from May to September. High temperatures peak at 21°C in July and August. It can get pretty cold in the winter, with average highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C.

Travel to Exmoor National Park

Because rail stations are few and far between in this region of the country, the best way to reach Exmoor National Park is by car. The A39 and A36 run through the north and south of the park, respectively. Exmoor is a 90-minute drive from Bristol Airport and a 75-minute drive from Exeter International Airport.

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    • 9 BR
    • 6 BA
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    Chateau / Country House #78091
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              Cottage #8147179
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
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                  Cottage #1994893
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 1 BA
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                    Cottage #6807674
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Cottage #1818741
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Cottage #8129708
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                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Bungalow #1683042
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                          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
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                            Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                            12
                            Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              Cottage #1970333
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                                Very Good! 4/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #8050071
                                10
                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 4 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  Barn #8169569
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Cottage #6715970
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                                    Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (24 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #6495953
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                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Barn #8062531
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                                        Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          • 5 BR
                                          • 3 BA
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                                          • Sleeps 12
                                          Cottage #8164475
                                          5
                                          Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #1776176
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                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Barn #8173992
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                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Cottage #1820251
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                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                  House #1777946
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                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    Cottage #8124442
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                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                      • 4 BA
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                                                      Cabin #1889062
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                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                        Cottage #8158970
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          Cottage #8075637
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
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                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                              • 7 BR
                                                              • 4 BA
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                                                              • Sleeps 21
                                                              Farmhouse #1881867
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                                                              Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Cottage #6548333
                                                                7
                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #6777500
                                                                  7
                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (44 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #402864
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                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                                                                      11
                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                        (4 reviews)
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                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 5 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                        House #8050672
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                                                                        Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Cottage #8143920
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                                                                          Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Caravan #8165046
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                                                                            Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Cottage #8156705
                                                                              24
                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #1870917
                                                                                2
                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Farmhouse #8165270
                                                                                  5
                                                                                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Cottage #6713348
                                                                                    4
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #8083217
                                                                                      3
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #6102359
                                                                                        2
                                                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Apartment #1833102
                                                                                          4
                                                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                                            Cottage #1938085
                                                                                            2
                                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                                                              Cottage #1943326
                                                                                              3
                                                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Cottage #8159346
                                                                                                7
                                                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (4 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 7 BR
                                                                                                  • 5 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 14
                                                                                                  House #1989915
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Barn #6786462
                                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8054997
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely, comfortable and homely cottage in a peaceful setting.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We really enjoyed our stay in this cosy yet spacious cottage. It was clean and fully equipped with everything we needed, making it a comfortable and enjoyable stay. It is well positioned in a quiet village in Exmoor, nearby to Dunster and other scenic spots. Highly recommended for a refreshing retreat.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely, well-located cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cosy cottage. It was very well equipped and had everything we needed. We especially appreciated the thoughtful 'welcome' provisions; a delicious home-made cake and basics like milk and bread. The location was great, just a short walk to the high street where we found interesting shops and a wide choice of pubs and cafes. We especially liked the deli, which had lots of delicious, locally sourced produce and real ales to buy to take home. We could have been totally self-sufficient in the village, but there were also plenty of large supermarkets a short drive away. Great for the dogs too, as there were lots of walks right from the doorstep. As the cottage was so warm and cosy we thought it would be a great place to stay over Christmas or in the Winter, and we would definitely like to return one day.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Superbly furnished cottage in small hamlet

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I would highly recommend this cottage. For our arrival everything was arranged with thought and care. My family get together was a huge success. The area is quiet and picturesque, and the cottage is cosy and beautifully furnished.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017