"Well situated for wonderful walking, coast and great pub meals" - Mrs R Edwards

Whether you want an active holiday or a peaceful one, Exmoor has the answer. And with Chapel Cottage as your base in the very heart of Exmoor National Park, nothing is very far away.

On your doorstep:

The River Exe runs past the popular White Horse Inn, just three doors down from Chapel Cottage, and the Crown Hotel is equidistant in the other direction. Between the two, you will find a well-stocked shop, Post Office, a service station and the village green with children's play area.

Exford, in the centre of Exmoor, is the perfect base for a holiday walking, riding or cycling over the moors. Exmoor Safari, a guided Landrover tour of the moors and wildlife, departs from the White Horse Inn.

Within rambling distance (5 miles):

There are over 700 miles of paths and bridleways, over rugged moorland or alongside babbling brooks, and many stunning walks pass through Exford. For instance, there is a path north from the village to Exford Common and on to Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor, with outstanding views over 7 counties. Many more walks are detailed in the cottage.
The largest herd of wild red deer in England and Exmoor's unique wild ponies roam the moors just above and around Exford as they have done since the time of the Domesday Book.

Exmoor ponies are rarer than the giant panda - but much easier to see! Guided walks with a National Park Ranger take place throughout the summer.

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Within riding distance (8 miles):

Watch the stags gather at dusk in the fields opposite Cloutsham Gate, or explore the medieval clapper bridge at Tarr Steps, Dulverton.

Hire a horse locally or bring your own, to experience the countryside from a different perspective.

Phil and Heather Roberts (01642 831117) offer escorted rides in the heart of Exmoor.

Within cycling distance (up to 15 miles):

The medieval village of Dunster used to be a port in the 16th Century, although the coast has now receded 2 miles away. The very pretty town is steeped in history, overlooked by the magnificent Dunster Castle.
Explore unspoilt woodlands and moors or if the hills get too much, catch the West Somerset Steam Railway and be taken back in time...the views are spectacular.

Or learn more about the local nature at Exmoor Falconry, where you can also try your hand at clay pigeon shooting.
Within driving Distance (25 miles):

Any number of splendid gardens, such as Heddon Hall, Castle Hill, Greencombe, Porlock Weir and Hestercombe, are just a short drive away. For the more active, try fishing, sailing or other water sports Wimbleball Lake, near Dulverton

Exmoor has the highest coastal cliffs in England, and the route to the spectacular coastline takes you across the moors and down the stunning Porlock Hill - not for the faint-hearted! Or take a day trip to the captivating Lundy Island, famous for its puffins.

For comprehensive guides to activities and events in Exmoor and North Devon please see: www.whatsonexmoor.co.uk www.northdevon.co.uk

Thank you to the Somerset Photo Library for the use of some of the pictures used on this website - Somerset Tourism www.celebratingsomerset.com