Exmoor Gate Lodges
    The Area

Exmoor Gate Lodges are situated in beautiful countryside near the Somerset/Devon border, with easy access to the Quantock, Blackdown and Brendon Hills, the stunningly rugged North Devon coast, the sandy beaches of South Devon, and of course Exmoor National Park.

This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with many different landscapes, from dramatic coastal cliffs to empty heather moorland, steep wooded valleys, and wide stretches of sandy beach.


The rolling countryside is dotted with small attractive villages and cosy country pubs where you can enjoy delicious locally produced food. Whether you are looking for an action filled holiday or a peaceful break in tranquil surroundings, this part of South West England can provide your perfect holiday destination.


Whatever type of holiday you enjoy, this corner of South West England has something for everyone. With fascinating historical buildings, beautiful gardens, interesting visitor attractions, stunning countryside and coastal views, opportunities to try all sorts of outdoor activities, or just a perfect place to relax in quiet tranquil surroundings, this area is an ideal holiday destination.


The self catering lodges at Exmoor Gate are an ideal base for exploring, and their central location allows good road access to all parts of the area. Exmoor National Park is close by, and the South Devon seaside towns of Exmouth, Sidmouth and Seaton are all less than an hour’s drive away.

There are several historic market towns nearby, including Wiveliscombe, Wellington, Milverton, Bampton, and Dulverton. The county town of Taunton is just a few miles away. Taunton has several interesting museums; including the Somerset County Museum set in Taunton Castle, Somerset Cricket Museum, and a Heritage Trail, as well as a good shopping centre, many good restaurants, and a theatre.


Exmoor National Park is a very special part of the South West. It is one of England’s smaller national parks, and is regarded by many visitors as a hidden gem, combining spectacular coastal landscapes and stunning countryside views. Its varied habitats support a rich diversity of wildlife, including the largest red deer herd in England, and the famous Exmoor ponies. There are many fascinating historical houses and lovely gardens to explore, as well as picturesque villages and seaside towns.


The National Trust owns several properties in this area, and large parts of Exmoor and the Quantock Hills are also under National Trust ownership, ensuring that this fragile landscape is safeguarded for the future. Wimbleball Lake is close to Exmoor Gate Lodges, where you can fish, sail, or windsurf, and follow the waymarked walks around the lake.


The pretty country town of Dulverton on the southern edge of Exmoor has some interesting shops, and from here you can take a drive across the moor and visit the small moorland villages of Exford, Winsford, and Withypool. On the northern coast of Somerset and Devon are the villages of Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth.

This is a dramatic coastline, with steep wooded valleys leading down to secluded rocky coves, and tall sandstone cliffs towering above the sea. The medieval village of Dunster, near Minehead, is a popular tourist destination, with many fascinating historical buildings, quaint little tea rooms and shops, as well as the famous Dunster Castle which overlooks the village.