Exmoor is a compact national park which has it all. Explore 267 square miles of rolling hills, rocky cliffs, heather tinted moorland, and picturesque forested valleys. Ride heritage railways to age-old fishing villages, or stretch out a towel and settle down for the day on sandy beaches and benefit from the region's warm climate. And when you do, Exmoor holiday cottages will be a superb base to use, offering space, amenities and convenience - as well as stunning natural vistas.
Exmoor isn't huge, but there are a lot of places to choose local accommodation. For instance, you could choose Exmoor holiday cottages in Minehead - an old resort where the beach, independent stores, cosy pubs and parks like Blenheim Gardens always delight visitors. Porlock Vale offers photogenic villages and access to the Exmoor coastal footpath, while Withypool is the perfect destination for inland breaks. Scale hills for sublime views, munch on scones at traditional tea rooms, or picnic out on the moors. Look around and discover places to hike, swim, cycle, or just relax.
Active holidaymakers will love accommodation in Exmoor, where the great outdoors is the stage for endless sporting adventures and nature excursions. Spend the day hiking to beauty spots like Tarr Steps or Horner Woods. Rent canoes at Wimbleball Lake, mount ponies on Winsford Hill, or hire tackle and rods and plan a day's fishing on the river Exe. Families could rent bikes and burn off some calories, or board the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway for a steam-powered exploration of the northern coast. And whatever you do, you can always rest and share experiences at local Exmoor holiday cottages.
If you're likely to stick close to the beach, self-catering accommodation will provide maximum space to store gear and unwind after days of surfing, fishing, or swimming. Shake off sand, wash your hair, and be ready for evening trips into town. And you can clean hiking boots and compare photos of inland hikes in total comfort. There's no better way to explore what Exmoor has to offer.