Westwater Farm - Self catering holiday accommodation

Local Area

Exmoor National park extends to 270 square miles and has large areas of open heather moorland which guests can roam and picnic on. The highest point is Dunkery Beacon with a summit of 1704 ft.

There are many waymarked footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes covering all of Exmoor. A variety of Landrover safaris during the summer months covering different parts of Exmoor.

 

Dulverton the main town on Exmoor is around 6 miles South of Westwater and has numerous shops and a childrens playground. The Exmoor Pony Centre is between Westwater Farm and Dulverton.

Knightshays Court National Trust house and Gardens is just beyond Dulverton as is Wimbleball Lake, which has fishing facilities, water sports, a number of walks and a children’s play area.

South Molton is approximately 13 miles East of Westwater and is a traditional market town with pannier market on Thursdays and Saturdays. This town has the nearest Swimming Pool and other family attractions such as Quince Honey Farm and Exmoor Zoological Park.



The large coastal resort of Minehead is 18 miles from Westwater and has a variety of attractions including West Somerset Railway which is steam powered and Butlins Holiday Park. Near Minehead is the historic village of Dunster which has a castle owned and run by the National Trust. It also has an old Yarn Market and numerous shops and tea rooms.

Doone Country is situated between Lynton and Porlock and is beautiful scenic countryside where the famous Lorna Doone novel was based. This includes the very attractive villages of Malmsmead, Brendon and Oare. There are more riding stables in this area, which are great to explore Northern Exmoor. Culbone Church, the smallest church in Britain, is also in this area.

Porlock is another coastal village with a fishing harbour, quaint shops and attractive coastline.

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About a half an hour journey North of Westwater takes you to the pretty coastal towns of Lynton & Lynmouth. The Glen Lyn Gorge and the Cliff Railway along with the beautiful little shops should both be explored here.

The Valley of the Rocks is just beyond Lynton and is often referred to as a little Switzerland and has its own wild goat herd. Two very nice walks in this area are from Lynmouth to Watersmeet and from the Hunters Inn to the coast at Heddonsmouth.

 

The beautiful sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton on the North Devon Coastline are within an hour of Westwater.

The Tarka Trail cycle route starts from Barnstaple and bike hire is available. This is approximately 45 minutes from Westwater.

To the North East of Westwater are the coastal areas around Blue Anchor Bay and Watchet. Watchet has a busy harbour and recently renovated marina. It is also home to Tropiquaria an animal and adventure park. The ancient Cleeve Abby is located in Washford and is well worth a visit.