Guide to Exford Village on Exmoor in West Somerset.

On the B3224, the main route East-West across the moor, Exford is a village famous for hunting, shooting, fishing and riding. The Devon & Somerset Staghounds have had their kennels in Exford since 1875. The houses, general store/PO, tea room and hotels are grouped around the village green which is very picturesque and has plenty of seats around the perimeter. There is a magnificent playground for children, initially installed in 1999 and refurbished and extended in 2014. There are 2 good-sized hotels in the village: at the E end of the green is the 3 star Crown hotel. The Exmoor White Horse Inn is a lovely 3 star hotel opposite the bridge over the River Exe. Both hotels have stable yards for equestrian visitors. Indeed, finding accommodation for your horse in Exford is never a problem and most accommodation providers will be able to help. There are some lovely walks South down the Exe valley from Exford.

Exford : Village Green
Exford village green
Exford Hotels B and B
Exford Holiday Cottages
Public Transport
OS map of Exford

Accommodation in Exford area


Exford Self Catering Holiday Cottages    click here for Hotels and B&B in Exford

Cascade Cottage Self Catering Holiday Cottage The cottage takes its name from the cascade that runs from the lake on the hill above the cottage. Edgcott Water that fills the lake then passes under a wooden foot bridge that crosses the water outside the front door. The cottage is spacious inside and the sitting room and upstairs rooms have exposed beams. Cascade Cottage is appointed with all the equipment you may need during your stay. The cottage comes equipped with 300 thread count bed linen and plush towels for your comfort. A cake is provided for your enjoyment on your arrival and the freezer can be filled with home made frozen dishes. Short walk to Exford village centre.
The Old Forge Self Catering Holiday Cottage Sitting in the very heart of Exford village opposite the green, is a captivating 2 bedroom holiday cottage ‘The Old Forge’, available to let all year round for long or short breaks.
A wonderful country retreat, ‘The Old Forge’ was recently refurbished throughout. The cottage is well-equipped, cosy, sleeps 4 people, has wifi, and is pet friendly. A traditional exmoor base for relaxing, hunting, walking or family holidays.
Riscombe Farm Self Catering Holiday Cottages near Exford
Relax beside the River Exe in the centre of the Exmoor National Park. Our four charming cottages (sleeping 2 to 6) are converted from stone barns around an attractive courtyard. Full central heating. Log fires and exposed beams. Meet our friendly animals, chickens and ducks. Dogs and horses welcome. Enjoy excellent walking and riding in the valleys, on the moors or along the nearby spectacular coast. AA 4*. Open all year. Availability and secure online booking on website.
Chapel Cottage Self Catering Holiday Cottage
Nestling in the centre of Exford, Chapel Cottage offers high quality self-catering holiday accommodation. The spacious cottage is a part-time family home, rural retreat and a great base for exploring the magic of the National Park and the North Devon coastline.
The family cottage comfortably sleeps up to four adults, two children and two dogs (other pets are most welcome, and stabling can be found very close by). Six can dine in comfort in the open-plan dining area or on the large patio.
Alternatively, Chapel Cottage would provide particularly spacious and homely accommodation for a couple or two friends. Whatever your needs, the 4-star cottage and friendly village will make your holiday truly special.
Bailiff's Cottage Self Catering Holiday Bungalow
Bailiffs Cottage is a well equipped bungalow attached to our small farm and has one double bedroom.
Situated down a quiet country lane, just a mile from the central Exmoor village of Exford, we enjoy a peaceful, tranquil position with lovely views of the Somerset countryside. Bailiff's Cottage is an ideal venue for a relaxing holiday. Private garden and driveway. Pets: max 2 dogs welcome. ETC3*. Sleeps 2.
£195 - £210pw Heating & Elec. incl.

Exford Hotels Exford B and B Exford B&B

Holmdale B and B Holmdale B and B
Holmdale Bed and Breakfast is tucked away in a peaceful and secluded position within its own attractive gardens with seating areas, enjoying sweeping south facing views across the wooded river valley.
Recently renovated and tastefully decorated and furnished, Holmdale B&B offers excellent, top quality accommodation.
Maps and local information provided.
Only 3 minutes walk to Exford village centre and 2 inns offering bar snacks and restaurant meals.
Edgcott House Exford B&B
Edgcott House is a delightful country house offering luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation. Set half a mile from the centre of Exford, it is ideally positioned for the enjoyment of all Exmoor has to offer.
Little Brendon Hill Farm B&B Wheddon Cross
Centrally situated in the Exmoor National Park. Set in a quiet secluded rural location with outstanding views just a mile from the village of Wheddon Cross with its shop, garage and pub which serves good lunches and evening meals.
Exford 5 miles. 6 miles from Dunster with its historic castle and Yarn Market. All three guest rooms are en-suite and we also offer dinner by prior arrangement. Log fires and candle lit dinners. The ideal place to relax. VisitBritain 5 stars with Silver award. tel:01643-841556
Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel is a 17th Century Family Run Coaching Inn situated at the heart of the Exmoor National Park.
All the bedrooms are tastefully decorated with modern amenities and the unique friendly atmosphere ensures you feel part of the family.
The cosy country bar offers home cooked hearty meals, whilst the 2 AA rosette restaurant serves gourmet food ideal for that special occasion. Fine wines and real ales ensure there is something for everyone.
Roaring log fires in winter and beautiful gardens in summer make The Crown Hotel the ideal base for exploring Exmoor.
Exmoor White Horse Inn
A warm welcome awaits you on arrival at this family run 16th Century inn. We have 28 en suite bedrooms, furnished in keeping with the character of the inn, all with central heating, colour television, direct dial telephone, radio/alarm and tea and coffee making facilities. ETC 3 stars.
2 Edgcott Cottages Bed and Breakfast
Delightful Exmoor Bed & Breakfast 10 minutes level walk from the centre of Exford.  

Public Transport in Exford

THE BEST bus map linked to timetables is at the Devon CC website here - www.devon.gov.uk

399 Dulverton/Wheddon Cross/Dunster/Minehead (certain journeys operate via Exford)
401 Bampton/Dulverton/Winsford/Withypool/Exford/Simonsbath/Lynmouth (Aug/Sept only)

Timetables & all public transport services/route planning can be accessed here: www.travelinesw.com


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