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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 7 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (16 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #6746049
      16
      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (54 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #8171244
        54
        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (21 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #6807674
          21
          Viewed 22 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 18 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                16
                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (10 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Cottage #8147179
                  10
                  Viewed 34 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 41 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                      11
                      Viewed 18 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 21 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (28 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #1970333
                          28
                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Barn #8062531
                            4
                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (19 reviews)
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                              • 8 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 14
                              House #8153852
                              19
                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #6715970
                                3
                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (25 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Bungalow #1683042
                                  25
                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (21 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Barn #8173992
                                    21
                                    Viewed 13 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 48 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 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                          (5 reviews)
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 4 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Barn #8169569
                                          5
                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
                                            6
                                            Viewed 10 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 22 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 14 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 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                    Cottage #8164475
                                                    6
                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (44 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #402864
                                                      44
                                                      Viewed 25 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 16 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 29 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 6 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 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                (13 reviews)
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                Cabin #1889062
                                                                13
                                                                Viewed 99 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 19 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 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #6548333
                                                                      8
                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Farmhouse #8165270
                                                                        5
                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (6 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Apartment #1833102
                                                                          6
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #8143920
                                                                            9
                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #6102359
                                                                              2
                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                (5 reviews)
                                                                                View details for price
                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 5 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                House #8050672
                                                                                5
                                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (30 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #6495953
                                                                                  30
                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cabin #6561275
                                                                                    4
                                                                                    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 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        House #433570
                                                                                        16
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                                                          Multiple rentals #8094536
                                                                                          2
                                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #1870917
                                                                                            2
                                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                              (2 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 6 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                                                              House #8150830
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (24 reviews)
                                                                                                View details for price
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Cottage #8156705
                                                                                                24
                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8054997
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                    Cottage #1696442
                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                      Chateau / Country House #6813266
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely Cottage in a Lovely Location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a lovely cottage - very homely and welcoming - very well equipped to a high standard and very clean. Lots of basics were supplied and a bottle of wine, packet of cookies and orange blossom in a wee vase waiting for us on the kitchen table. A lovely quiet village but within easy driving distance of Dunster and Minehead.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a lovely, well appointed & well equipped cottage. Elaine is very helpful, efficient & welcoming. We all (including our 2 dogs) thoroughly enjoyed our stay & have already booked a return visit.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017