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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.

    • 3 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Mobile Home #1948151
    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (14 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #6746049
      14
      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (52 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #8171244
        52
        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (19 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #6807674
          19
          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (11 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Cottage #8150722
            11
            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #1994893
              1
              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (9 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Cottage #8147179
                9
                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                  15
                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (6 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #1818741
                    6
                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (16 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cottage #8129708
                      16
                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (25 reviews)
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Cottage #6542226
                        25
                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (4 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Barn #8062531
                          4
                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (19 reviews)
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                            • 8 BR
                            • 4 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 14
                            House #8153852
                            19
                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (26 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Cottage #1970333
                              26
                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (20 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Barn #8173992
                                20
                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #6715970
                                  3
                                  Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Very Good! 4.2/5
                                    (12 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #8050071
                                    12
                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                                      11
                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (23 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Bungalow #1683042
                                        23
                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                          (13 reviews)
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                                          • 8 BR
                                          • 4 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 21
                                          Farmhouse #1881867
                                          13
                                          Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                            (9 reviews)
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Cottage #1820251
                                            9
                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (11 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #1776176
                                              11
                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
                                                6
                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (27 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #8158970
                                                  27
                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Barn #8169569
                                                    4
                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                      • 5 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                      House #1777946
                                                      11
                                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                        (12 reviews)
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 4 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Cabin #1889062
                                                        12
                                                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (14 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #8124442
                                                          14
                                                          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (10 reviews)
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                            Cottage #8075637
                                                            10
                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                              Cottage #8164475
                                                              5
                                                              Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #6777500
                                                                7
                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Cottage #6548333
                                                                  8
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (44 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #402864
                                                                    44
                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #8143920
                                                                      8
                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #6102359
                                                                        2
                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Cottage #6713348
                                                                          5
                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                            (5 reviews)
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                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 5 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            House #8050672
                                                                            5
                                                                            Viewed 17 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 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #1870917
                                                                                2
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Farmhouse #8165270
                                                                                  5
                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Apartment #1833102
                                                                                    5
                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (28 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #6495953
                                                                                      28
                                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Cottage #8156705
                                                                                        24
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                                                          Multiple rentals #8094536
                                                                                          2
                                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cabin #6561275
                                                                                            2
                                                                                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (9 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                                              Cottage #1696442
                                                                                              9
                                                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8054997
                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                  (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House #433570
                                                                                                  16
                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Caravan #8165046
                                                                                                    12
                                                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Cottage #8161402
                                                                                                      7
                                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Home sweet home!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A lovely, comfortable, peaceful and very clean cottage. It's already been said - Home from home - so true. We enjoyed our visit from the warm welcome by Verity on arrival to the warmth of The Minehead bell ringers at St. Michael's church on our final day, what an experience. So much to see in the area, the beautiful views from the cottage and the breathtaking drive around Exmoor. Thanks again Verity and also for the generous welcome pack. We hope to return one day.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      A peaceful little jewel in Dunster

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved our recent stay at Floral cottage in Dunster, its owners Janet and Keith could not have been more helpful and kind. The cottage is a little jewel, beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean, we took our shoes off to enjoy the underfloor heating. Plenty of hot water and lovely and cosy, it is small but perfect.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017