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Pilgrim Corner sits proudly on Vicarage Road

Pilgrim Corner sits proudly on Vicarage Road

The living room has plenty of space for everyone

The living room has plenty of space for everyone

There's plenty of room for everyone.

There's plenty of room for everyone.

The modern well-equipped kitchen perfect for chefs

The modern well-equipped kitchen perfect for chefs

The kitchen has plenty of room for eight

The kitchen has plenty of room for eight

King en-suite bedroom 'Marshmallow'

King en-suite bedroom 'Marshmallow'

Enjoy a stay in an English thatched cottage.

Enjoy a stay in an English thatched cottage.

Pilgrim Corner Living Room at Christmas

Pilgrim Corner Living Room at Christmas

The four poster bed is a favourite with guests.

The four poster bed is a favourite with guests.

The bubbling hot tub at The Old Sweet Shop

The bubbling hot tub at The Old Sweet Shop

Porlock Weir at dusk

Porlock Weir at dusk

Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle

Spectacular Countisbury Hill and views to Lynton

Spectacular Countisbury Hill and views to Lynton

Wonderful tearoom in Selworthy

Wonderful tearoom in Selworthy

Kilve Beach

Kilve Beach

Spot Exmoor ponies wandering across the Park

Spot Exmoor ponies wandering across the Park

Thatched cottages dotted across the National Park

Thatched cottages dotted across the National Park

Red deer roam the National Park

Red deer roam the National Park

Take a trip on the West Somerset Railway

Take a trip on the West Somerset Railway

Try the local oysters when in season

Try the local oysters when in season

Pilgrim Corner sits proudly on Vicarage Road

Pilgrim Corner sits proudly on Vicarage Road

The living room has plenty of space for everyone

The living room has plenty of space for everyone

There's plenty of room for everyone.

There's plenty of room for everyone.

The modern well-equipped kitchen perfect for chefs

The modern well-equipped kitchen perfect for chefs

The kitchen has plenty of room for eight

The kitchen has plenty of room for eight

King en-suite bedroom 'Marshmallow'

King en-suite bedroom 'Marshmallow'

Enjoy a stay in an English thatched cottage.

Enjoy a stay in an English thatched cottage.

Pilgrim Corner Living Room at Christmas

Pilgrim Corner Living Room at Christmas

The four poster bed is a favourite with guests.

The four poster bed is a favourite with guests.

The bubbling hot tub at The Old Sweet Shop

The bubbling hot tub at The Old Sweet Shop

Porlock Weir at dusk

Porlock Weir at dusk

Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle

Spectacular Countisbury Hill and views to Lynton

Spectacular Countisbury Hill and views to Lynton

Wonderful tearoom in Selworthy

Wonderful tearoom in Selworthy

Kilve Beach

Kilve Beach

Spot Exmoor ponies wandering across the Park

Spot Exmoor ponies wandering across the Park

Thatched cottages dotted across the National Park

Thatched cottages dotted across the National Park

Red deer roam the National Park

Red deer roam the National Park

Take a trip on the West Somerset Railway

Take a trip on the West Somerset Railway

Try the local oysters when in season

Try the local oysters when in season

Exmoor Character Cottages

Somerset, TA24 5RP

Luxury cottages in the heart of Exmoor

  • Located in the heart of Exmoor
  • Dog friendly cottages
  • Dark Sky Friendly status
  • Close to many attractions
  • Hot tub in 3 cottages
  • Ideal for families or groups of adults

Awards

VisitEngland Gold Award
Visit England 4 star graded
Visit England 5 star graded
2021 English Regional Award
VisitEngland Rose Award 2023

Cottages

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From £690
  • A chocolate box cottage!
  • The kitchen has plenty of room for eight
  • Living room
  • Refresher en-suite has a four poster king bed.
  • Living room
  • In front of the fire is a great place to be!
  • Time for coffee in style!
  • There's plenty of space to cook in the kitchen.
  • King en-suite bedroom 'Marshmallow'
  • En-suite bathroom in Marshmallow
  • Strawberry Sherbet is a double bedroom
  • Lemondrop is a pretty twin room.
  • The Old Sweet Shop Living Room at Christmas
  • The bubbling hot tub at The Old Sweet Shop
  • The enclosed cottage garden.
  • Dine al fresco in the garden.
  • Enjoy a stay in an English thatched cottage.
  • Red deer roam the National Park
  • Thatched cottages dotted across the National Park
  • Wonderful tearoom in Selworthy

The Old Sweet Shop at Exmoor Character Cottages - Somerset

Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
2 Dogs Welcome*

There are 4 cottages at this site

Sleeps 8Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4Bathrooms 4
Dines 8Dines 8
2 Dogs Welcome*2 Dogs Welcome*
From £585
  • View of the Barn enclosed garden and furniture.
  • The living area includes a custom built media unit
  • The modern well-equipped kitchen perfect for chefs
  • The Pineapple Bedroom with super king bed
  • Open plan cooking and dining in Stone Barn
  • The living area has a gorgeous corner sofa.
  • Stone Barn decorated for Christmas
  • Pineapple Bedroom in twin-bed formation
  • Beach Bedroom
  • 'Beach' is a king en-suite bedroom.
  • The Snug is a comfortable double bedroom.
  • The beautiful hot tub at Stone Barn
  • The hot tub at stone barn seats six comfortably
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking for one car on the driveway
  • Be amazed by the breathtaking Exmoor Coastline
  • Exmoor ponies graze above Porlock Marsh
  • Porlock Weir is one of our guests favourite spots
  • Travel back in time on a steam train
  • Allerford is a beautiful spot

Stone Barn at Exmoor Character Cottages - Somerset

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
2 Dogs Welcome*

There are 4 cottages at this site

Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3Bathrooms 3
Dines 6Dines 6
2 Dogs Welcome*2 Dogs Welcome*
From £690
  • Pilgrim Corner sits proudly on Vicarage Road
  • There's plenty of room for everyone
  • The king en-suite we call 'Vogue'
  • Well-equipped country-style kitchen
  • Guests love our kitchen
  • Relax in the comfortable living room
  • Living room
  • The living room has plenty of space for everyone
  • Pilgrim Corner Living Room at Christmas
  • Separate dining room with handmade table.
  • Vogue bedroom with en-suite
  • The Garden Room can be a superking or twin)
  • King en-suite bedroom 'Peacock'
  • En-suite bathroom in 'Peacock' bedroom
  • Double en-suite bedroom with shower.
  • There's a large table outside for al fresco dining
  • Enjoy views to Exmoor from the top terrace
  • Soak away your stress in the hot tub
  • There's a great view from the hot tub

Pilgrim Corner at Exmoor Character Cottages - Somerset

Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
2 Dogs Welcome*

There are 4 cottages at this site

Sleeps 8Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4Bathrooms 4
Dines 8Dines 8
2 Dogs Welcome*2 Dogs Welcome*
From £475
  • Welcome to The Oval on West Street
  • The living room has plenty of space for everyone
  • You'll find everything you need in the kitchen.
  • We're proud to be dog friendly
  • A dining room perfect for everyday or occasions
  • Large, comfortable living room
  • The fireplace is a gorgeous feature
  • The wooden screen dates from Tudor times.
  • Time for coffee!
  • The four poster bed is a favourite with guests.
  • Cook up a storm on the dual fuel range cooker
  • There's nothing like a four poster bed!
  • Breakfast in bed!
  • Antique furniture complements the medieval beams.
  • En-suite bathroom in four poster bedroom
  • The Blue Room is a double en-suite
  • Twin bedroom
  • Living Room, The Oval at Christmas
  • Dine al fresco in the courtyard
  • There are great views from the sun deck

The Oval at Exmoor Character Cottages - Somerset

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
2 Dogs Welcome*

There are 4 cottages at this site

Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2Bathrooms 2
Dines 6Dines 6
2 Dogs Welcome*2 Dogs Welcome*

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Features

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WiFi

WiFi

Parking

Parking

Ground Floor Facilities

Ground Floor Facilities

Dogs Welcome*

Dogs Welcome*

Dogs Accepted

Dogs Accepted

Hot tub - private

Hot tub - private

Enclosed Garden

Enclosed Garden

Beach (within 1 mile)

Beach (within 1 mile)

All Ensuite

All Ensuite

Pub (within 1 mile)

Pub (within 1 mile)

Open fire / Log burner

Open fire / Log burner

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Space to play

Space to play

Gas / electric fire

Gas / electric fire

Beach (within 10 miles)

Beach (within 10 miles)

National Trail (within 1 mile)

National Trail (within 1 mile)

National Trail (within 10 miles)

National Trail (within 10 miles)

Private chef available

Private chef available

Catering available

Catering available

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

Matched bathrooms

Matched bathrooms

Credit cards accepted

Credit cards accepted

Learning breaks available

Learning breaks available

Owners/Manager onsite

Owners/Manager onsite

Large groups welcome

Large groups welcome

Covid Refund Guarantee

Covid Refund Guarantee

About & Contact

Member since 2023

Luxury cottages in the heart of Exmoor


Open the door, step inside and settle into one of our four luxury self-catering cottages in the heart of Exmoor. Whether for a weekend, short break, week or a more extended stay, our holiday rentals are really something special. You and your party are in for an indulgent getaway.

We blend all the charm and personality of an English country home without forsaking those essential creature comforts. We’ve taken great care to enhance three period cottages and one superbly renovated barn. Any of these beautiful luxury self-catering cottages is sure to make your holiday unique, memorable and incredibly comfortable.

We offer fast WiFi, Netflix and hot tubs alongside cruck beams, woodburning stoves and four-poster beds. At Exmoor Character Cottages, you can expect these and many more indulgent features that make these truly luxury self-catering holidays. We are very proud that our cottages for hire are all top-rated by VisitEngland. Stone Barn, Pilgrim Corner and The Old Sweet Shop have the highest rating possible at Five Star Gold, and The Oval in Dunster Four Star Gold.

Whether you are coming as an extended family, a group of friends or colleagues or a couple getting away, we welcome you all to your home away from home - including dogs. Sleeping six to eight, we have the flexibility to offer a single holiday cottage, or holiday rentals that are close to each other. In our three Vicarage Road cottages, we can accommodate from six to 22 guests! Our most popular dual-cottage combination is The Old Sweet Shop and Stone Barn, and Pilgrim Corner and Stone Barn. In both cases, the combined houses sleep 14.

Whatever your group holiday size, a pot of tea and some tasty treats (even some pet-friendly snacks!) await you. If you’re coming with a toddler or a baby, we can explain how child-friendly we’ve made the homes and gardens. You'll find books, games, DVDs and toys for children of all ages - and if all else fails, every cottage has Netflix.

We think you will find there is so much to do on the doorstep or a short drive away that you will be spoilt for choice in Exmoor National Park. From castles to coastlines, steam railways to tearooms, quaint villages and beautiful walks and views, there really is something for everyone. And after a day's exploring, it's wonderful to come home to one of our luxurious holiday cottages.

Meet the owner

Lucy Green

Owner Lucy bought The Oval, a medieval cottage in Dunster in 2008. She loved sharing her home with guests so much that by 2018 she had a portfolio of four character cottages in Exmoor. Today the team is as passionate as ever about offering beautifully furnished and decorated self-catering properties, where high spec appliances and high speed Wi-Fi sit alongside historical features such as thick walls, thatched roofs, squint windows, large fireplaces and cruck beams. Our properties are well-equipped with everything you need for a self-catering break. We provide toys, books, DVDs and games for children as well as stairgates, high chairs and travel cots. Dog owners will find bowls, baskets and mats and treats. We are especially proud of the high standard of our cleanliness and maintenance. Our gardens and hot tubs are loved by visitors. Lucy speaks to every guest before arrival to ensure the best possible experience. Whatever the time of year, and however long your stay, you will find a very warm welcome in all our cottages. We wish you a very Happy Holiday in Exmoor.

Location & Attractions

  • Castle Castle
  • Golf Golf
  • Heritage Heritage
  • Pub/Restaurant Pub/Restaurant
  • Town Town
  • Visitors Attraction Visitors Attraction
  • Walks Walks

Exmoor Character Cottages

Vicarage Road
Minehead
Somerset
TA24 5RP

Castle Dunster Castle and Watermill

This National Trust property is an ancient castle and comfortable country home offering dramatic views. Don’t miss the subtropical gardens. Check out the website for seasonal events.

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Golf Minehead + West Somerset Golf Club

The Minehead Links Course offers all-year-round play on a well-kept course. Guests not only benefit from special prices but have exclusive access to the Club’s Society.

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Heritage Tarr Steps, near Dulverton

This picturesque clapper bridge spans the fast-flowing River Barle. Reputed to date from 1000 BC, the bridge’s stone slabs lie end-to-end, supported by solid stone stacks weighing 17 tonnes.

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Heritage Selworthy Tearoom

Our favourite tearoom is the Periwinkle in the beautiful National Trust village of Selworthy for the best views across Exmoor. Don’t miss a visit to the famous whitewashed church.

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Pub/Restaurant Reeves Restaurant

There’s a warm welcome and fine dining at Reeves Restaurant in Dunster. This is a perfect destination for a celebration. We recommend Sunday lunch too. Dog friendly. Booking essential.

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Town Lynmouth and Lynton

From Lynmouth, take the funicular Cliff Railway up to Lynton and wander around its lovely art galleries, tea rooms and shops. Why not try Charlie Fridays Coffee Shop too

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Town Dunster Village

Don’t miss one of the most beautiful villages in Exmoor. Tour the Yarn Market, Dove Cote, Tithe Barn, St George’s Church, Gallox Bridge, Watermill and historical high street.

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Visitors Attraction West Somerset Steam Railway

Take a nostalgic ride on 20 miles of heritage railway through stunning Somerset countryside and coast. This branch line of the Great Western Railway steams through lovely coasts and countryside.

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Visitors Attraction Alpaca Trekking

Get up close and personal with these gentle creatures as you walk alpacas on Exmoor. Walking with alpacas at Hall Farm in Exmoor is fun for all animal lovers.

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Visitors Attraction Exmoor Pony Centre in Dulverton

Meet some Exmoor ponies and learn all about the breed at this wonderful centre. You can arrange pony treks too – a great way to experience a protected species.

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Walks Dunkery Beacon

The highest point on Exmoor scales 1705 feet and can be seen from 500 miles. It’s an ancient area with Bronze Age barrows around the landscape. There are walks for all here.

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Walks The Valley of Rocks

Drive up into Lynton and out to the stunning rocky landscapes and plucky goats at the Valley of Rocks. Indulge in a yummy cream tea at Mother Meldrum’s café

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Walks Bossington & Porlock Weir Walks

Explore the picturesque Porlock Weir and Bossington Beach for great views and fresh air. England’s smallest Church, Culbone, accessible on foot only, is well worth the longer trek.

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