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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
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      Exceptional! 5/5
      (24 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Cottage #6807674
      24
      Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (57 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #8171244
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        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #6746049
          18
          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Cottage #8150722
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #1994893
              2
              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Cottage #8147179
                13
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                  16
                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                    12
                    Viewed 26 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 64 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (26 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Bungalow #1683042
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                        Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Cottage #8129708
                          18
                          Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                            (21 reviews)
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                            • 8 BR
                            • 4 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 14
                            House #8153852
                            21
                            Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (22 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Barn #8173992
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                              Viewed 12 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 71 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (30 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #1970333
                                  30
                                  Viewed 37 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 25 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 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                        (13 reviews)
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 9
                                        House #1777946
                                        13
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Barn #8062531
                                          4
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (28 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #8158970
                                            28
                                            Viewed 132 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
                                              7
                                              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 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #6715970
                                                  6
                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                    Cottage #8164475
                                                    8
                                                    Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #1776176
                                                      12
                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Apartment #1833102
                                                        7
                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Cottage #6945356
                                                          4
                                                          Viewed 35 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 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Cottage #8270137
                                                              Viewed 16 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 125 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Farmhouse #8165270
                                                                  6
                                                                  Viewed 8 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 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (46 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #402864
                                                                      46
                                                                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Cottage #1820251
                                                                        10
                                                                        Viewed 47 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 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Cottage #6713348
                                                                            6
                                                                            Viewed 5 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 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (32 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #6495953
                                                                                32
                                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Cabin #6561275
                                                                                  4
                                                                                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8054997
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Cottage #8159346
                                                                                      8
                                                                                      Viewed 31 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 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #6102359
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #1870917
                                                                                            2
                                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                                                              House #8209211
                                                                                              1
                                                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #8236685
                                                                                                1
                                                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals #8094536
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #8172934
                                                                                                    6
                                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Barn #8255980
                                                                                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Exmoor Cottages - Self Catering Exmoor (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellent accommodation - well suited to our large family.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely cottage in a quaint village with plenty of good walks and a couple of good friendly pubs. Fully equipped with everything we needed for 11 guests. Highly recommended - would stay again!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      A smashing little cottage with everything you need on a self catering holiday.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage along with it's location was ideal for that relaxing break. The added extras like bread and milk being brought in ready for your stay was a nice touch and much appreciated. The cottage was clean and had plenty of space for the four of us and our dogs. The location great for walkers as it's close to many foot paths and trails.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017