The Exmoor National Park is the place to explore, discover and enjoy. There’s something for everyone with plenty of wildlife to see - in particular the magniﬁcent Exmoor red deer and Exmoor ponies. In February, the Snowdrop Valley is a must to see during your visit, followed in spring by bluebells in the many wooded valleys. Throughout the summer there are lots of country shows/ gymkhanas, village fetes and dog shows. The heather on the moor is a wonderful sight later on in the summer.
There’s plenty of walking for all abilities. One of our favourites is from the local village of Withypool to Tarr Steps, along the River Barle. Once you get to Tarr Stepps you can reward yourself with a pub snack or a cream tea! If required – walking boots/weather boots can be dried in our warm and airy utility room.
It’s only a 3 minute walk to the local village of Exford, where you can find two pubs with bar or restaurant menus. There are also pretty village pubs in Winsford and Withypool which are a short distance in the car.
We have various packs on the doorstep. These include: The Devon and Somerset Staghounds, The Exmoor Foxhounds, The Dulverton West Foxhounds, The Dulverton Farmers Foxhounds, The Minehead Harriers. Hirelings can be arranged on request.
Exmoor is the home of high bird shooting. Game Shooting can be arranged on request. We have excellent access to some of the country's top 10 shoots. A perfect place to stay for guns, loaders, drivers and dogs!
Fishing can be found locally on the River Barle, Exe and East and West Lyn, as well as reservoir and lake fishing at local fisheries.