Westwater Farm - Self catering holiday accommodation
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  farm stay   Westwater Farm nestles in an unspoilt valley in the heart of Exmoor.

It is a 103 hectare Farm Assured working Hill farm, part of which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

We keep a flock of Exmoor Horn Sheep, suckler cows and a couple of friendly sheepdogs. Visitors staying in the cottage are welcome to walk on the farm. In May a walk through the beautiful Bluebell woodland to Tarr Steps is a sight not to be missed.

Herds of Exmoor Ponies can be seen regularly roaming the moors on route to this Exmoor self catering cottage. On the moor you may also be able to spot the illusive Exmoor Red Deer and other wildlife.


The Two Moors Way footpath passes the farm gate on its route from Lynmouth to Ivybridge. The cottage is a short walk through an unspoilt wooded valley alongside the River Barle to Exmoor’s historic clapper bridge Tarr Steps. Just beyond is the Exmoor Pony Centre.

Tarr Steps Exmoor

Exford is set beside the River Exe and has a large village green with children’s play area and various places to eat. It is home to the Devon and Somerset Staghounds.

Further down the River Exe is the pretty village of Winsford. It has a beautiful old thatched Royal Oak Inn, a tearoom with garden by a stream and several bridges to explore. In the summer you can regularly watch the local cricket team in action on the village pitch.

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The dining room/lounge has a stone feature fireplace with comfortable furniture, television and DVD player. There is a modern kitchen which is well equipped and includes microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, cooker and hob.

Upstairs there are 3 spacious pine furnished bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Bedroom 1 – Double shower ensuite
Bedroom 2 – Double with vanity unit
Bedroom 3 – Twin Room

All pillows, duvets and bed linen are provided.

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The River Barle runs through the centre of Exmoor passing through the picturesque village of Withypool, which is just 1 ½ miles from the cottage. In the village you can visit the Village Store, Tearooms, Royal Oak Inn and St. Andrew’s Church or just relax by the river.


Less than 15 minutes drive away you could be in the Exmoor settlements of Dulverton, Exford or Winsford.

Dulverton town is the Southern entrance to the Exmoor National Park. It is set by the River Barle with a medieval bridge and a variety shops and eating houses. It is home to the Exmoor National Park Authority headquarters with a useful information service. There is a Guildhall which displays various exhibitions throughout the year.


Adjoining the main farmhouse is the very comfortable and welcoming barn converted cottage which sleeps up to 6 persons.

It has its own private area with garden furniture and Barbeque. There is ample off road parking adjacent to the cottage. Water is from our own natural spring.

  • Visitors are requested not to smoke in the cottage
  • Central heating included
  • Electricity & water heating included
  • The Shippen contains a washing machine with a storage/ drying area
  • Please supply your own towels (or these can be hired at reasonable rates)
  • A cot is available on request
  • One well behaved dog by arrangement
  • Stabling/paddock is available for DIY livery
  • Tariffs vary throughout the year so please contact us for more information.
  • A non-refundable deposit of 25% is due with your booking form.

Westwater cottage is a good starting point from which to explore the Exmoor Countryside, whether by car or foot. The cottage is also only 18 miles from the coastal town of Minehead.