Self-catering cottage holidays on Exmoor, Somerset and Devon

Exmoor National Park - England's natural Eden

Exmoor National Park, a beautiful part of the West Country for a cottage holiday

Exmoor covers 265 square miles of stunning scenery, endless views and open moorland where the red deer roam.  Lovely Combes with old oak woods and sparkling streams.  There are over 600 miles of footpaths and bridleways to discover.  

Visit eternally pretty villages like Winsford and Porlock,  National Trust properties and gardens galore. There are safe Blue Flag beaches and hidden coves.  England's little Switzerland - Lynton and Lynmouth,  and the attractive seaside town of Minehead.

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 Exmoor offers paradise for walkers, riders, birdwatchers and all lovers of wildlife. Escape to Exmoor and  Enjoy!

Imagine a rural retreat in the Exmoor National Park in north Devon and Somerset. Stay in an attractive holiday home that is spacious, light and airy with good quality furnishings and all the necessary items to have an enjoyable self-catered break.

Find holiday cottages to rent of every size on Exmoor, from a small one bedroom holiday cottage just for two people, up to large mansions that can deal with group bookings. There are bungalows with accommodation all on one level, pine lodge holidays, thatched cottages, farmhouses and just about every style of accommodation imaginable.

Exmoor holiday cottages

A fully functional holiday kitchen

Each holiday home has a good kitchen that contains everything essential to be able to prepare meals for you and your family. The designs and fixtures depend on the standard of accommodation that you book and if you want huge American type fridge freezers, coffee machines and wine coolers then you need to consider luxurious self-catering accommodation on Exmoor. There is a good range of holiday cottages to rent on Exmoor, and on the outskirts. There is sure to be a house, pine lodge holiday or cottage that will meet with your approval. Bigger or more luxurious properties also tend to have large gardens with lawns, possibly a swimming pool, garden furniture and play areas for children.

Luxurious holiday lettings in the Exmoor National Park


Dog-friendly holiday lettings in Exmoor

Exmoor dogs welcome holiday cottagesRural areas such as Exmoor have eternal appeal to dog owners who come for a holiday with their pets. Almost half of all holiday lettings are pet-friendly, most allow people to bring just the one dog but some, that have larger gardens, allow guests to bring two, three or four furry friends.

See very pet-friendly Exmoor holiday homes: cottages that permit three dogs

It is not just the joy of rambling across open countryside with dogs but also the after-walk pub visit, the welcoming tea shops that have a cold drink for dogs at the door.

The northern reaches of the Exmoor National Park meet the coast.  You could walk the coastal path, marvel at stunning sea views. See our collection of holiday cottages near the Exmoor coastal path. It may even be possible to rent a pet-friendly coastal Exmoor holiday cottage. We cannot guarantee sea views from your window but at least you can enjoy them when out walking the dogs.


Holiday cottages in an Exmoor village

Exmoor villageA holiday cottage situated in an Exmoor village is recommended if you like to have a few shops to visit during your stay, perhaps a good bakery for bread warm from the oven, or a butchers to buy steaks and sausages for the barbecue.  

A local pub that serves meals can also be a blessing after a tiring day walking the Exmoor coastal path.  Treat yourself to a Sunday roast in a country pub garden.  View Exmoor holiday rentals that are within walking distance of a pub. Make your stay in Exmoor as good as it can be by adding enjoyable activities to each day.

Family self-catering holiday homes on Exmoor

If you’re thinking about renting a holiday home for the family in an Exmoor village, do consider any close neighbours. They might not appreciate noisy holidaymakers, especially endless raucous groups having fun with summer barbecues, or children running around and shrieking. Book a holiday cottage just outside a village if you know that you would prefer to allow the children to make as much noise as they want, or you plan to have garden parties. Find a holiday rental in Exmoor that has a BBQ if you love to cook outdoors.

Anyone with a large or extended family may be interested in renting a big five to eight bedroom Exmoor holiday home.

It might be wise to consider renting a holiday home with its own private off-road parking in a village or town in Exmoor.

Consider the appliances that you would like in an Exmoor holiday letting

Most of us are creatures of habit and like to be able to live as we usually do. Additional gadgets on holiday are a different matter because we might appreciate the benefits of a wine fridge or a sauna.


Washing Machine, dishwasher, freezer and other appliances that make self-catering holidays relaxing

Power shower

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