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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
    Cottage #1948151
    1
    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (60 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Cottage #8171244
      60
      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (35 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #6807674
        35
        Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (12 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Cottage #8150722
          12
          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (19 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #6746049
            19
            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #1994893
              4
              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                16
                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (18 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Cottage #8129708
                  18
                  Viewed 25 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
                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (13 reviews)
                      £6
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cottage #8147179
                      13
                      Viewed 44 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 54 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                          13
                          Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (29 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #8158970
                            29
                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (27 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Bungalow #1683042
                              27
                              Viewed 54 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 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (25 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Barn #8173992
                                  25
                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (14 reviews)
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                                    • 8 BR
                                    • 4 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 21
                                    Farmhouse #1881867
                                    14
                                    Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Very Good! 4.2/5
                                      (13 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #8050071
                                      13
                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                        (7 reviews)
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Barn #8169569
                                        7
                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (32 reviews)
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Cottage #1970333
                                          32
                                          Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Barn #8062531
                                            4
                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (10 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
                                              10
                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                (6 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #6715970
                                                6
                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Cottage #6945356
                                                  6
                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (27 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Cottage #6542226
                                                    27
                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                      • 5 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                      Cottage #8164475
                                                      10
                                                      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (14 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #1776176
                                                        14
                                                        Viewed 5 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 20 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 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #8124442
                                                              15
                                                              Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Cottage #8270137
                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                  Cottage #8075637
                                                                  11
                                                                  Viewed 24 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 172 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (47 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #402864
                                                                      47
                                                                      Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Farmhouse #8165270
                                                                        7
                                                                        Viewed 6 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 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8054997
                                                                            1
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Cabin #6561275
                                                                              5
                                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Cottage #8173031
                                                                                8
                                                                                Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 11
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 31 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 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8236685
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (9 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Cottage #8159346
                                                                                        9
                                                                                        Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (6 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #8172934
                                                                                          6
                                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Apartment #6102359
                                                                                            3
                                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (32 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #6495953
                                                                                              32
                                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                Farmhouse #6721363
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #1870917
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                    Chateau / Country House #6813266
                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                    Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                      House #8209211
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Exmoor Cottages - Self Catering Exmoor (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Delightful barn in a picturesque and peaceful location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We really enjoyed our stay at Meadow Barn. The barn is one of the best we've stayed in and is fitted out to a very high standard. The children really enjoyed playing table tennis in the adjacent barn and the Playstation in the playroom was also a hit! Jackie, the owner was very friendly and helpful and we must compliment her on the lemon drizzle cake which we were presented with on arrival. Would recommend this barn to anyone planning a family holiday in North Devon.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The Barn was immaculate,clean and well equipped.Lovely and peaceful. Maria and Steve were wonderful hosts.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017