Gate Cottage is ideal if all you want is a peaceful break tucked away from the world. Close by are the immense woodlands of the Holnicote estate, and the quiet beach at Bossington, backed with marshland, is just a 20 minute walk. Take an amble down to the village, have a bracing clifftop walk on the South West Coast Path and then wind up back at Kitnor’s Tea Rooms for a cream tea.
If you want to see what’s about in this little corner of the world, you’ll be amazed at how much there is to see and do. Within a short drive you’ll find sandy beaches, family attractions, historic buildings to visit, a range of activities and some very good places to eat.
Put your exploring hats on; discover the rufty-tufty heaths of Exmoor National Park, where heather blooms and wild ponies feed; wander the lush river valleys at Watersmeet and Tarr Steps, lace up your boots and climb to the summit of Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor. Go and see the ancient packhorse bridge at Allerford, the absurdly pretty village green at Selworthy, the springtime carpet of bluebells at Horner Woods.
Have a day out on the sands at Minehead, go to Dunster and visit the medieval castle on the hilltop; walk the Tall Trees Trail, stroll along the leat and buy flour from the working watermill. Climb up through the woods to tiny Culbone Church, hang out at Porlock Weir watching the world go by, tuck into fish and chips at the Ship Inn. Take the kids to Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, to ride the Victorian cliff railway at Lynton and Lynmouth, or head off to Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park for a family outing.
Those with a taste for adventure will enjoy a 4x4 Exmoor Wildlife Safari, or you can book with Exmoor Adventures at Porlock Weir for exciting pursuits like kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and archery.
Plenty to do, plenty to see, whatever your thing might be! Book your stay at Gate Cottage today!