Tourism and Hospitality

Tourism is big business on Exmoor, accounting for around two thirds of all jobs. As a National Park a warm welcome is offered to over 2m visitor days each year. For more detailed tourism listings please see Visit Exmoor’s site.

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Wild about Exmoor

Wild about Exmoor celebrates the beauty of Exmoor National Park both up and below with Stargazing Events, Photography Courses, Fishing Experiences and Guided Walks.

“Supper and Star” Events are held regularly at the two National Park Dark Sky Reserve Hubs – The Exford Bridge Tea Rooms, Exford and The Poltimore Inn Observatory, North Molton. Bookings can be made via the website for all events and experiences.”

 

The Ramblers Rest Tea Room

This tea room at County Gate on the A3( between Porlock and Lynmouth) is rapidly becoming a favourite for locals and visitors. The location overlooking the coast and the moor is amazing and it’s the perfect place to stop for a relaxing drink, tasty cake or lunch. Cyclists, walkers, dogs all welcome. During summer 2023, the tea room is open 7 days a week!

It’s run by Antony and Jessica Chipperfield who are passionate about Exmoor and help  raise funds for CareMoor for Exmoor, helping to keep Exmoor special. They are an accredited National Park Partner and put Exmoor at the heart of all they do and  have a stock of free leaflets about the National Park for visitors.

Pop in and say hello!

Withypool Village Shop & Tea Room

Withypool Tearoom is found in the centre of this picturesque village, opposite the local olde worlde shop and yards from the stone bridge that spans the River Barle. The shop has all the everyday essentials along with some great local produce and local information and gifts.

Primrose Cottage Exmoor

Beautiful 2 bedroom holiday cottage on the banks of the East Lyn, at Rockford, heart of Exmoor. We’re proud to be an Exmoor National Park Partner and accredited Dark Sky Friendly business.

Channel UK Events CIC

Here at Channel Events our aim is to run engaging and accessible lifestyle events that drive lifelong, self-led participation in physical activity in the outdoors. We are driven by the belief and research that regular physical activity in the outdoor environment has massive physical and mental health benefits. We deliver outdoor events, not only because they are an awesome thing for you to participate in but because it is about much more than just event day, it’s a lifestyle choice. Setting yourself a goal which then leads to regular physical activity, enjoying the outdoors, joining clubs, meeting new people and training for the event makes positive changes in peoples lives. From the moment you enter one of our events you’ve made a lifestyle choice and what a great choice you’ve made, we look forward to seeing you on the start line!

Channel UK Events CIC is a Community Interest Company (CIC) incorporated in October 2018 – A community interest company is a business with primary social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community. Channel Events has always been and will continue to be not-for-profit, firstly as a project of Channel Adventure and now as its own entity.

Dan Brice heads up Channel Events and is completely passionate about every event we organise and deliver. Dan came to the Channel Group 3 years ago bringing the successful Quantock Quake with him, this event is now the finale of The Triple! Through Dan’s passion and drive we are delighted to have incorporated Channel Events as a CIC and look forward to the trail ahead!

Our events could not happen without the amazing support of our Volunteer Tribe! We are very grateful to every single one of them for donating their time to help us deliver fantastic events for you. We do of course look after them as best we can with social events, merchandise, breakfast and drinks on event days. Interested in giving something back to a sport you love, or just have some free time? We are always looking for more volunteers to join the tribe!

Be a warrior by entering an event, become one of the tribe or both!

We’d love to meet you

Halse Farm Campsite

Touring site for caravans, motor homes and tents

Holi Moli Dunster

Holi Moli offers luxurious, award winning accommodation at Dunster Beach, accorded a 5 star rating by Visit England. Designed for couples, this self-catering, boutique beach hut is one of England’s best kept secrets. Bordering Exmoor National Park and the Somerset coast, offering unique luxury in a beach hut.

Westerclose House Cottages

Accommodation provider with self-catering cottages and B&B providing excellent facilities for those wishing to bring dogs and horses with them to stay. Great location for walkers, horse riders, stargazers and there’s a lovely pub, village shop and tearooms within easy walking distance.

Simonsbath House Hotel

Hotel (with 10 ensuite rooms an apartment and 3 self catering cottages) catering for Walking Groups, Painting Holidays, Photography Workshops and Stargazing breaks. Open for B&B, Restaurant on-site with A La Carte Menu.

 

Tarr Farm Inn

A DESTINATION IN THE HEART OF EXMOOR
Tarr Farm is a beautiful inn dating from the 1600s based in the heart of the Exmoor National Park right by the historic Tarr Steps on the River Barle.
We’ve won numerous awards for our fantastic food. You can book a table in our cosy bar and feast on our hearty bar menu or enjoy our more formal restaurant with a full a la carte menu. If the weather is good, we have tables outside in our garden which overlooks Tarr Steps.
Round it off with a stay in one of our comfortable rooms and take a seat for one of our delicious breakfasts in the morning. We are family friendly and also welcome your four legged friends too.

Exmoor Adventures

Exmoor Adventures has been delivering adventurous activities and bike hire on Exmoor since 2009.

Located at Porlock Weir, we are perfectly situated for land and sea based activities, suitable for ages 8+.

We offer guided activities with qualified and experienced instructors, as well as bike hire.

Activities include:

  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Archery
  • Tree Climbing
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding
  • Rock Climbing

We also run a Bike Hire service from our base:

  • Mountain Bike hire from £20
  • E-Bike hire from £40

We are open to a range of groups including families, individuals, corporate, school, scout, stag and hen parties.

Check out our website for a full range of fun, safe, 5* rated activities that are easy to book!

Pavilion Stores and Cafe, Parracombe

A newly opened community enterprise village shop and café within the picturesque village of Parracombe. We sell as much local produce as possible and are keen to support local farms that help to conserve and look after the Exmoor landscape.
We have knowledgeable helpful staff and volunteers and look forward to meeting you.

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre

Outdoor and Environmental Activity Centre

Court Farm Holiday Cottages

Court Farm, Exford has three well-equipped self-catering holiday cottages, all of which are dog-friendly. Whether you are into walking, horse-riding, cycling or just looking for a relaxing rural break, Court Farm Holiday Cottages provides the perfect base from which to explore and discover the wonders of Exmoor National Park. Exmoor is also home to the darkest skies in England and we have been accredited as Dark Sky Friendly by Exmoor National Park so if you are into stargazing or just want to see the Milky Way in all its glory check out our stargazing page.

Holworthy farmhouse accommodation

Farmhouse accommodation, overlooking Wimbleball lake, a working farm and have been providing accommodation in the farmhouse for 45 years. For the lst 10 years have been offering yoga and wellbeing retreats as well as catering for fishermen and people who just want to ccome and enjoy Exmoor. in the farmhouse for 45 years. BB& Dinnerr

North Hayne Farm Cottages Ltd

A multi award winning, family friendly self catering farm complex with 8 cottages (sleeping from 2-10 plus cots) , private hot tubs, onsite facilities including holistic pampering, star gazing, Games Room and indoor play barn as well as an onsite children’s farm offering animal feeding and experiences twice a day. Situated between Molland and the market town of South Molton we specialise in holidays for young children and those with Autism, Dementia and other additional needs.

A registered Dark Sky Friendly Business, celebrating Exmoor’s special qualities.

Exmoor Cottages -Lower Spire Cottages

A pair of beautifully refurbished self catered holiday cottages, providing luxury family friendly getaways for up to 11 people and their pets!

Anstey Mills Cottages

Two self catering cottages on a non-working farm bordering Exmoor National Park for couples, families dog owners, walkers, bird watchers etc. looking for peace and quiet.

Roadwater Community Shop & Cafe

We are a village based community enterprise providing a well-stocked village shop and café putting the community and the environment at the centre of everything that we do whihc has earnt us recognition as an Exmoor National Park Partner.
We have a large range of local produce and gifts and have a Post Office service.

Longstone Bed and Breakfast

Challacombe’s Luxury Accommodation Provider – Romantic Exmoor Retreat.

Refurbished guest house with freshly designed, modern rooms.  Set within a smallholding, you’ll be welcomed and looked after by the Hodgkiss family who have over 20 years of hospitality experience.

Steam & Stars

Luxury Shepherd’s hut with wood-fired hot tub & Vintage caravan overlooking the heritage railway and stunning views of the Quantock Hills. Dark sky friendly. First morning’s breakfast ingredients included.

Yarn Market Hotel & Restaurant

Visit Britain accredited 3 star hotel with 28 en-suite rooms.
Our independent, 3 star Hotel in Dunster prides itself on friendly service and hearty food.

Situated in the Medieval village of Dunster within Exmoor National Park, we are the perfect place to get away from normality and have a chance to relax in this beautiful area.

We offer a warm welcome to all who want to enjoy the magnificent surroundings of Exmoor and West Somerset, including dogs! Being in this stunning area, we are able to specialise in walking holidays in Exmoor and many special interest breaks in Dunster.

Horner Farm

Farm, food and events.

Exmoor Lamb – We farm in the Porlock Vale working with nature to ensure biodiversity across the farm is
being rebuilt, building a healthy environment for all, while producing a delicious nutritious product. We keep native breed ewes, this ensures our lambs grow at their own speed resulting in a perfect balance of flavour, fat, and
tenderness. Our sheep graze regenerativelymanaged pasture ensuring they stay healthy with
low chemical inputs. This means we reduce our need for antibiotics, wormers, and feed inputs.
We use a small local abattoir and butcher ensuring the lambs’ welfare is maintained throughout.

Porlock Visitor Centre

Offering information and advice to all looking to learn more about Porlock Vale; walks, things to see and do, where to eat and what’s on. Sales of locally produced crafts and free informational leaflets on Porlock Vale and Exmoor.

Three Atop Woodland Services Ltd.

Three Atop Woodland Services is a humble family run business offering all aspects of tree work, forestry, woodland management, sawmilling and re-planting thus providing the people of Exmoor a cyclical service for their trees or woodland space.
With a passion to encourage a culture of using purpose grown trees as the crop they were intended for and in turn promoting healthy, working woodlands, emphasizing the relationship it has with those of us that live here. A symbiosis that has been lost in recent times.

Wimbleball Lake and Activity Centre

The spectacular Wimbleball Lake, nestled amongst the rolling hills of Exmoor National Park, is an unforgettable location for your next family day out or camping adventure.
Whether you’re joining us for the day or staying a little longer, there is a wide range of activities for all ages at the lake, including:

kayaking
canoeing
paddleboarding
sailing
archery
high ropes
walking and cycling
watersports equipment hire
self-launch your own equipment
qualified instructor-led sessions
This 530 acre site has something for the whole family to enjoy. Explore the miles of footpaths and cycle ways or simply sit back, immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the views. Don’t forget the camera – the lake is home to a variety of wildlife. Visitors can expect to find a range of wildfowl, as well as mammalian varieties such as hedgehogs, weasels and, if you are lucky (and quiet!), the iconic Exmoor red deer!

Extending your stay to experience everything Wimbleball has to offer? Pitch up your tent, toast marshmallows and look up to the sky. Wimbleball is a designated dark skies reserve, the perfect spot to stargaze and engage with nature and the outdoors in its greatest form.

New House Farm Cottages

Nine self-catering cottages sleeping up to 47 people with indoor pool, games room, function room, fishing lake, children’s play areas. As an Exmoor Dark Skies Friendly Business we also offer stargazing experiences to our guests.

Stockham Farm Exmoor

Award-winning luxury holiday accommodation on a traditional Exmoor farm with fabulous views across the Exe Valley. We have  two luxury dog friendly self catering holiday cottages . We’re located in the heart of the Exmoor National Park, yet only a mile and a half from the charming small town of Dulverton, the Southern gateway to Exmoor.

Root Project

Rooted in the landscape of Exmoor, our aim is to offer up a regenerative working estate and a retreat for natural growing, nutritional workshops, fitness training and consultation. All with a soil to gut philosophy for how we can grow, forage, and eat food in a way that is nourishing for the body and kind to the planet.
We also have a 2 bed cottage within our grounds available to rent for holidays.

Moor Wild Experiences

Wild Foraging, Dining Experience, Guided Walking Holidays, Navigation and Survival Skills, Stargazing Evenings

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

The famous Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway was built in 1888, this heritage cliff railway is the UK’s only water powered railway and the highest and steepest water powered railway in the world. This cliff railway and cafe family attraction open daily (Feb – Nov) for all ages and dogs are welcome too!

Exmoor Distillery Ltd

Discover Our Multiple Award-Winning Spirits – Produced with a quality over quantity ethos.

Distillery tours also available.

 

West Withy Farm Cottages

4 Star Exmoor self catering holiday cottages near Wimbleball Lake. Perfect for guests enjoying stargazing, wildlife, cycling and walking.

Little Quarme Cottages and Weddings

An oasis of calm within 17 acres of glorious Exmoor countryside, Little Quarme Cottages and Weddings offers six self-catering holiday cottages in a superb, secluded south facing location with breathtaking panoramic views across Exmoor.

Exmoor National Park Centre, Lynmouth

Find your Exmoor – expert advice, local information, interactive displays, film theatre and more.

Our Centre offers information and inspiration to get the most out of your time on Exmoor.

Hillway Lodge

Self Catering Holiday Cottage on Exmoor
Set within Hillway Farm, a 62 acre hill farm perched high above the Barle Valley, the cottage has stunning views over the farmland to the moorland of Withypool Common.

Lyndale Tea rooms

Small independent Tea Rooms serving breakfasts, , lunches, homemade cakes and lots lots more

Exmoor House – Dunster

Award winning bed & breakfast set on Dunster’s oldest street. Housed in a Grade-II, 18th-century building, this charming property offers two guest lounges and six en suite rooms.

Blackerton House Annexe

Blackerton House Annexe is a 7 bedroom wing of a former Exmoor farmhouse. Completely self-contained, it offers large group accommodation including beds to sleep up to 13 adults and 3 children; a large kitchen-diner; enclosed garden area with seating and outdoor kitchen as well as plenty to do on nearby Exmoor. There is a car park with space for up to 8 cars, fast wifi and a great space for families and groups.

High Bullen Farm Self catering cottages

High Bullen Farm offers a holiday with a difference. Our Shepherd Huts and Cottages are set in the stunning national park of Exmoor – perfect for the independent traveller who wants to get away from it all.

High Bullen Farm Cottages and Shepherd Huts are different in that you have both privacy and a little bit of wild living.

We are not offering manicured lawns and corporate style holiday units – we are offering you a little “Piece of Heaven” in that you are living and breathing Exmoor in all its wild beauty.

Direct access on to the moors (no roads) but also with lovely sea views.

Dog/child proof gardens.

Fantastic walking. Remote but still only five minutes away from amenities – great restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and shops in Lynton-Lynmouth

Wellhayes Vineyard

Production of sparkling wine from grapes grown on site.

Royal Oak Exmoor

The Royal Oak Exmoor is the original and the oldest of the Royal Oaks in the area.  Originally a 12th century farmhouse it has a fascinating history and today is a traditional country in with 4 star accommodation.

The Royal Oak offers the highest quality home cooked food 7 days per week and has lovely rooms of super-kings, kings, doubles and twins.  We have easy ground floor access in three rooms,  the others are in the main  pub and are all quite different but all great character. We have a beautiful thatch, ancient beams, log burning fires, candles and cushions.

The guests we welcome come in all shapes and sizes.  We have walkers, honeymooners, time out people, foodie people, lazy people, energetic people.   Some passers by, some lunch munching, dinner dining, ale drinkers, tea drinkers and pub garden lovers oh and some beautifully behaved dogs, no cats yet….

We love Exmoor, proud to be part of it with this most beautiful pub, fabulous customers, fabulous local suppliers and of course a wonderful team waiting to welcome new guests and friends into our world in Winsford

Cottages On The Coast

Local, family run holiday letting agency, offering quality self catering accommodation across North Devon and Exmoor

Lynbridge House

Two beautifully furnished holiday apartments with lovely views over the Lyn Valley. 07767 445892

Kenella House

Kenella House is a Victorian Town House offering quality accommodation with period charm and modern en-suite comfort.
Off road parking.
Wifi
Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate children under 14 or pets.
This family run business provides Bed and Breakfast with a personal touch by Steve and Sandy who have been welcoming guests here for over 20 years.

Miles Tea & Coffee (DJ Miles & Co)

We’re a pretty proud bunch at Miles and we’ve been lovingly blending, tasting and drinking tea and coffee for three generations by the coast in Somerset. We’re convinced you’ll love our carefully curated range of teas and coffees as much as we do, not forgetting the hot chocolate of course, so pop the kettle on and enjoy a moment with Miles.
Factory, retail shop and online shop as well as on sale in local shops, cafes and restaurants.
Based in Porlock and Minehead.

Exmoor Cottage Holidays

Five beautiful self-catering cottages converted from a former farm in the delightful North Devon village of Challacombe. With one, two and three bedrooms, the stone-built holiday letting cottages are ideal for couples, families, friends and pets. The cottages all have cosy log fires and enclosed gardens; and within the enchanting grounds are a children’s playground; wildlife pond; and wild-flower meadows perfect for picnics and dog-walking.

THE FARMHOUSE – Two storey farmhouse (C11th to C18th)
Sleeps up to 6 in 3 bedrooms (double, king/twin, twin)
Upstairs bathroom and shower-room, both with WC
Separate kitchen, dining room and sitting room
Downstairs laundry room with WC
Rayburn cooker, dishwasher, inglenook fireplace and log stove
Stable door to enclosed rear garden
Enclosed patio to front.

INGLENOOK COTTAGE – Two storey cottage (C17th to C18th)
Sleeps up to 5 in 3 bedrooms (double, superking/twin, single)
Upstairs bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC
Separate kitchen and living/dining room
Inglenook and log stove, dishwasher, laundry facilities
Stable door to enclosed rear patio, front garden.

THE GATEHOUSE – Two storey cottage (C17th to C20th)
Sleeps up to 4 in 2 bedrooms (double, twin)
Upstairs shower room, with electric shower & WC
Open-plan kitchen/living/dining room
Log stove, dishwasher
French doors to enclosed garden and patio.

GARDEN COTTAGE – Single storey cottage (C17th to C20th)
Sleeps up to 4 in 2 small bedrooms (double, twin)
Wet-room with shower, and WC
No steps in cottage, grab rails beside shower and WC
Open-plan kitchen/living/dining room
Log stove
French doors to enclosed patio

WISTERIA COTTAGE – Single storey cottage (C17th to C20th)
Sleeps up to 2 in 1 bedroom (king/twin)
Large shower-room, and WC
Separate kitchen/dining room and sitting room
Log stove, dishwasher, laundry facilities
Tri-fold doors to enclosed decking and garden

Newberry beach lodge

Matinhoe Cleave Cottages – Exmoor