Exmoor & Country Holiday Cottages
Did you know...Dunster Castle houses the national collection of strawberry trees?
Exmoor holidays have it all. From the beauty and contrasts of Exmoor National Park, to pretty surrounding towns and villages, Exmoor touches coast, country and has plenty of opportunity for activities. Exmoor holiday cottages are ideal for quality time as a family, or a quiet break for two. Exmoor National Park is bordered by the counties of Devon and Somerset, and whichever location you choose for your Exmoor holiday cottage – you will have an unforgettable stay. Although smaller in size than Dartmoor, the experience of an Exmoor holiday will want for nothing.
- Exmoor National Park has over 600 rights of way
- Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club is Somerset’s oldest
- Wimbleball Lake is ideal for bathing, fishing and water sports
Exmoor Tourist Information
An Exmoor holiday will be bliss for those who are happiest when out and about. The National Park lends itself perfectly to walking, hiking, fishing, horse riding and mountain biking – so there is plenty of opportunity to try something new during your getaway! Although much of Exmoor is privately owned, there are hundreds of rights of way so that visitors can make the most of the spectacular natural sights within the Park.
As well as the picturesque scenery, the towns and villages surrounding Exmoor offer charming locations, either as a base for your Exmoor holiday or for a day out. The Somerset village of Dunster is notable for its striking castle, and its medieval history makes this a fascinating place to explore. With striking views over Exmoor, an exciting history and the oldest lemon tree in England, Dunster Castle is not to be missed!
Exmoor Family Attractions
Any holiday in Exmoor will have no shortage of attractions to visit and sights to see. Exmoor Zoo never fails to delight visitors of all ages, and is open the whole year round except for Christmas. Lynton and Lynmouth, in Devon, are perfect for a family day out, with a shared cliff railway that offers panoramic views of Exmoor and the surrounding countryside.
For a real journey back in time, the West Somerset Railway’s nostalgic steam trains form one of the longest heritage railways in Britain. The Dunster Show is held on the third Friday in August, in the grounds of Dunster Castle. With entertainment, livestock and even a circus – timing Exmoor holidays during this period means a great family day is guaranteed.
Dog Friendly Holidays in Exmoor
The range of Exmoor holiday cottages from Blue Chip Holidays includes several impressive dog friendly properties. Exmoor and the surrounding area is an excellent location for those with pets, as the rugged surrounding countryside is perfect for walks and exploring. Also, many of the nearby attractions welcome dogs, so you will not be restricted by bringing your pet along,
Exmoor National Park is a great place for walks with your dog. Due to the wildlife in the park there are some areas in which it is recommended dogs remain on their lead, so please look out for the signs. Dogs are admitted to the annual Dunster Show although they must be kept on a lead, and dogs are also welcome on the West Somerset Railway for a small charge.