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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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    Chateau / Country House #78091
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      Cottage #1696442
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        Mobile Home #1948151
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
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          Cottage #8171244
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            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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            Cottage #8150722
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 1 BR
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              Cottage #8147179
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                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Cottage #6746049
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                  • 2 BR
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                  Cottage #1994893
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                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #6807674
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                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Bungalow #1683042
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                        • 2 BR
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                        Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                          • 1 BR
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                          Cottage #8129708
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                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Cottage #1818741
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                              • 2 BR
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                              Cottage #8124442
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                                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                • 5 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 9
                                House #1777946
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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  • 1 BA
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                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Barn #8173992
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Barn #8062531
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 4 BA
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                                      Barn #8169569
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                                        Very Good! 4.0/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Cottage #8050071
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Cottage #8156705
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                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 5 BA
                                            • Sleeps 12
                                            House #8050672
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                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 3 BA
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                                              • Sleeps 12
                                              Cottage #8164475
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                                              Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #1970333
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                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Cottage #1820251
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                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                    • 4 BR
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                                                    Cabin #1889062
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                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Cottage #1776176
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                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                        • 7 BR
                                                        • 4 BA
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                                                        Farmhouse #1881867
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                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                          • 1 BR
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                                                          Cottage #6548333
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (44 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #402864
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                                                            Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                              Cottage #6501954
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                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #6777500
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                                                                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Cottage #8090320
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                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #8158970
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                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                      Cottage #8075637
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                        (11 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Caravan #8165046
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                                                                        Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Cottage #1870917
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Cottage #6715970
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                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
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                                                                              Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                                                                                Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #8143920
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                    Apartment #8083217
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                                                                                      Apartment #6102359
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                                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Farmhouse #8165270
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
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                                                                                          Cottage #6713348
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                                                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                            (8 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Cottage #8048043
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                                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                                              Cottage #1938085
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
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                                                                                                Cottage #1943326
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                                                                                                Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  House #433570
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                                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Cottage #8159346
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
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                                                                                                      Apartment #1833102
                                                                                                      3
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      nice cottage well appointed great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      well furnished super comfortable beds very clean substantial welcome pack very clean super helpful owner
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful, perfect stay.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We booked this cottage for New Year's Eve in the hope of a country escape and it was everything we hoped for and so much more. The owners have put so much love and attention into every little detail, every room and it felt like a home and not a mere rental home. The rooms are all kitted out to high specification and the bathrooms are really beautiful. As big foodies we were delighted with the kitchen that was a great space to gather around with friends. It was a pleasure to cook in and again, felt more like our own home than anywhere we have rented before. The house had such character and we had a great stay. The living room was warm and the games room was really well equipped. All of the bedrooms were warm and the owners had even decorated the house for Christmas. It was well-maintained and impeccably clean. It is also very well located and it was easy to go for walks from the cottage and also a short drive to Exmoor. We particularly loved our New Year's Eve walk to The Little Hangman, parking in Coombe Martin. Breathtaking views and such a beautiful part of England. The owners were very responsive by email and willingly gave recommendations for local farms, butchers etc. We will definitely stay here again and just cannot fault the cottage, it really was a home away from home and a home we did not want to leave!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      What a gem

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Janet was really friendly and very accommodating with our rather vague arrival time. House was immaculate.the flowers,cake,bread,butter and milk was a fabulous surprise. The location is super. Very quiet but only a few minutes walk into Dunster centre. Castle entrance also only a few minutes walk. Our 2 dogs loved the underfloor heating! We were all very cosy and warm. Parking is virtually outside the door.but a word of warning about the beds..they are so comfy you might not want to get up. Best night's sleep ever!! Can't praise this property enough. Best equipt kitchen I have seen! Thank you Keith and Janet for a truly wonderful stay
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017