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The 10 of the best Exmoor pub walks published by the Daily Telegraph are all within easy reach of Woodcombe Lodges and Cottages where we can direct you to many more and some direct from our door.

We offer good quality accommodation within easy reach of the sea and local pubs and restaurants with fabulous views over the slopes of Exmoor.

We accept dogs in most of our accommodation by prior arrangement so they don’t have to miss out.

Come and see us and enjoy the delights of probably the quietest National Park in England.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/england/devon/articles/exmoor-best-pub-walks/

North Devon Coast from above Woody Bay

Walks behind Woodcombe Lodges

Views while walking from Woodcombe Lodges self catering accommodation

Lorna Doone Valley

 

EXMOOR DARK SKIES FESTIVAL 19 to 29 OCTOBER EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT

Time is running out for early bird booking for Exmoor Dark Skies Festival

 

Only 10 days remain to take advantage of the early bird booking discount for Exmoor National Park’s Dark Skies events during the Dark Skies Festival which takes place during half term from 19 to 29 October.

The festival celebrates Exmoor’s status as Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve and includes sessions in a mobile planetarium, a family astro-party at Wimbleball Lake, astronomy and astrophotography talks, and guided night walks under the stars.

Katrina Munro from Exmoor National Park, who is coordinating the festival said “There has been a good level of interest already and we anticipate that bookings will increase substantially over the next few weeks.

The annual Orionid meteor shower will peak on Saturday 21 October during our Dark Skies Festival, the perfect time to come and appreciate all that Exmoor has to offer.”

Details of the 27 events taking place during the ten day festival can be found on the National Park’s website www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/darkskiesfestival where bookings can also be made. Use the code EARLYBIRD on bookings for the National Park’s events made before 15 September to save 10% on the event price.

There’s also a 24-page printed programme available from National Park Centres in Dulverton, Dunster and Lynmouth.

Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve

Blagdon Cross Startrails
Credit: Adrian Cubitt

FLYING SCOTSMAN VISITS MINEHEAD 3 to 14 September 2017

The Flying Scotsman is visiting Minehead on the West Somerset Steam Railway between September 3 and 14th 2017

We still have availability as follows

w/c 1 September Rose Cottage

w/c 2 September April Cottage and Cherry Lodge-  both have two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Late availability discount £140 quote code LCSEP17

Woodcombe lodges is a 30 minute walk or 10 minute drive from the station and has availability for full week holidays during this period. Quiet country location and yet so close to the pubs, shops and restaurants plus the railway and beach. Walks from our door into the Exmoor national Park

Dog friendly and disabled access units available.

https://westsomersetrailway.vticket.co.uk/index.php

LATE AVAILABILITY CANCELLATION 2 SEPTEMBER TO 16 SEPTEMBER CHERRY TREE LODGE

Due to a late cancellation we have a late availability in Cherry Tree Lodge  with it’s fabulous views, double bedroom with en suite shower room and twin bedroom, main bathroom with shower over and spacious sitting, dining and kitchen areas. (Child’s pull down bunk bed also available in the twin bedroom.

Cost £640 per week we are offering it at £500 per week to the first guests using code LCSEP17 on our online booking system.

Cherry Tree Lodge

Four star Cherry Tree Lodge full fitted kitchen including dishwasher and dining area sitting up to six people

Cherry Tree Lodge

Four star Cherry Tree Lodge sitting room and veranda with views across the Exmoor hills and down to the sea

Fabulous Walk in the sunshine

Walked from Woodcombe to Porlock Weir in the sunshine for a pub lunch at the Ship and caught the bus back yesterday. Took just over two hours although others would probably spend more time enjoying the fabulous views across Exmoor.

Video attached shows the panorama from Grabbist Hill opposite Woodcombe Lodges across the moor below Dunkery Beacon and down to Porlock Bay and the sea. The walk took me through Selworthy past the famous white Church of All Saints and the Periwinkle tea rooms, through to Bossington for a loo break and Kitnors (tea rooms) and across the Porlock Marshes to the harbour at Porlock Weir. The buses run every two hours so plan your timing.

Plenty of fabulous walks from our self catering accommodation and availability throughout the year although August is now getting tight and the late May bank holiday is full.

Fabulous views from near Selworthy of the panorama from Grabbist Hill opposit Woodcombe Lodges past Dunkery Beacon and down to Porlock Bay

Fabulous views from the church across to Dunkery Beacon

Walk through the woods between Woodcombe and Bossington

Porlock Bay from the woods above Allerford and Bossington

Self Catering King Size Beds

Self Catering king size beds have been installed in Yew Tree, Cherry Tree, Holly and Cedar Lodges at Woodcombe Lodges to give couples a 5 ft wide 6,6″ long double bed to add to the peace and quiet guests experience when staying here. Come and enjoy our superb views and a great nights rest.

Images around the gardens at Woodcombe Lodges self catering in Exmoor Somerset

Woodcombe Lodges. spring is here, Pine Lodge and it’s views over Grabbist Hill, Exmoor

Spring is here, the sun is shining, come and see us.

Spring is here and we have self catering availability for full weeks and short breaks. Fabulous walks from our door and pubs and restaurants within a 20 minute walk. Self catering Lodges and Cottages sleeping 2 to 10. Dog friendly and wheelchair accessible.

Images around the gardens at Woodcombe

Spring at Woodcombe

Images around the gardens at Woodcombe Lodges self catering cottages and lodges

Woodland anemones in the spring at Woodcombe Lodges with the games room behind

Images around the gardens at Woodcombe Lodges self catering cottages and lodges.

Woodland anemones with the swings, sand pit and putting green behind at Woodcombe Lodges self catering in somerset

Images around the gardens and Pine Lodge at Woodcombe Lodges self catering cottages and lodges in Exmoor, Somerset

Spring at Woodcombe Lodges looking up to Grabbist Hill beyond Pine Lodge

Images around the gardens at Woodcombe Lodges self catering in Exmoor Somerset

Woodcombe Lodges. spring is here, Pine Lodge and it’s views over Grabbist Hill, Exmoor

Images around the gardens at Woodcombe Lodges self catering in Exmoor Somerset

Spring is here with Exmoor Lambs enjoying the sunshine. Views to the west from Woodcombe Lodges

Images around the gardens at Woodcombe Lodges self catering in Exmoor Somerset

Spring is here. Views to the south from Woodcombe Lodges gardens