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Coastal Holidays in Exmoor

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Nestled at the very heart of the Exmoor National Park is Exford, a quaint and rural village on the River Exe. At the centre of the village is the village green, with general store, post office and public house. Opposite this is The Old Forge, a beautiful and traditional 2 bedroom cottage, originally the Blacksmiths forge for the village.

The Old Forge is available to let all year round, for long or short breaks, and is the ideal location for families as well as for hunting and shooting breaks. Whichever your reason for visiting the moors, The Old Forge will be the peaceful and comfortable accommodation that you require.

There is plenty of free roadside parking directly outside the property as well as a free public car park 100 yards away. The cottage is opposite two pubs, and the village store is just a short walk from the property with the Post Office being only a few doors away.

The Old Forge, Exford

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

Pets allowed

 

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The Old Forge is available to let all year round, for long or short breaks, and is the ideal location for families as well as for hunting and shooting breaks. Whichever your reason for visiting the moors, The Old Forge will be the peaceful and comfortable accommodation that you require.

There is plenty of free roadside parking directly outside the property as well as a free public car park 100 yards away. The cottage is opposite two pubs, and the village store is just a short walk from the property with the Post Office being only a few doors away.

General
  • BT fibre optic broadband
  • Towels and linen supplied
  • Storage heaters throughout
  • Welcome pack of fresh milk, tea, coffee, bread and butter upon arrival
  • Pets allowed (small extra charge)
  • Playfield with playground opposite
  • Pub opposite
  • General store opposite
  • Post Office up from general store
Living Room

The stable front door opens up onto a spacious and cosy living room with views across the village green.

  • Electric fireplace
  • 2 large sofas and 1 chair with foot stool
  • LCD TV
  • DVD player
  • Freeview box
Kitchen

The door from the living room leads through to the kitchen, which is large and well-equipped. There is a storage cupboard in the kitchen and a porch to the rear entrance of the property with washing machine and tumble dryer.

    • Hob, oven & extractor unit
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Fridge-freezer
    • Free-standing Freezer
    • Table & chairs to seat 6
    • Kettle
    • Toaster

Upstairs leads to quite a large landing, with doors to the master bedroom, second bedroom, main bathroom and a roof terrace.

Master bedroom

The master bedroom is of a good size with plenty of room and storage space and has views over the village green.

  • King Size, wood-framed double bed
  • Hanging rail with shelves
  • Built in wardrobe/cupboard
  • Chest of drawers
  • Bedside cabinets
  • Relaxing lounge chair
Main bathroom

The main bathroom is next door to the master bedroom and is of a good size, with new, modern decor. A skylight allows natural lighting to make a bright bathroom.

  • Bath with shower head
  • WC
  • Hand wash basin
  • Heated towel rail
Twin bedroom
  • This sizeable twin bedroom overlooks the rear of the property and the terrace and has its own en-suite bathroom with shower.
  • 2 single beds
  • Bedside table
  • Under-bed drawers
  • 2 bedside cabinets with drawers and shelves
  • 2 hanging rails
En-Suite Bathroom

A good sized en-suite bathroom with shower.

  • Shower in enclosed unit
  • Hand wash basin
  • WC
  • Bathroom cabinet
  • Heated towel rail

Click on the images below to view the property in greater detail.

THINGS TO DO

BEACH ACTIVITIES

There are many beaches just a short drive away from Exford, on the North Devonshire Coastline.

  • Blue Anchor Beach (14.4 miles)
  • Dunster Beach (13.3 miles)
  • Minehead Beach (14 miles)
  • Lynmouth Beach (16 miles)
  • Porlock Beach (8.3 miles)
  • Combe Beach (19 miles)
  • Woolacombe Beach (27.5 miles)
  • Croyde (31.4 miles)
  • Putsborough Beach (31.5 miles)
  • Saunton Beach (31.7 miles)

Horse Riding

The countryside surrounding Exford is fantastic riding ground, with some excellent riding stables for either hacking or schooling.

  • Outovercott Riding Stables (16 miles)
  • Burrowhayes Farm Riding Stables (7.2 miles)
  • Huntscott House Stables (10.3 miles)
  • West Anstey Farm (12.5 miles)

Shooting

The South West Shooting School is situated in an idyllic wooded valley in the heart of the glorious Devon countryside a few miles from Ilfracombe, reached by roads running along the ridge of North Devon with stunning views north across the Bristol Channel to Wales and South to Dartmoor. The stands are ideally positioned facing down sun; also whilst the guns are cosily out of the wind in the valley the clays are flying in the wind! The shooting school must be without equal in the country for the variety of targets that can be presented. (22.9 miles)

Walks and Trails

Tarka Trail Cycle Hire

The Tarka Trail is one of the country's longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths and forms part of the Devon coast to coast cycle route. (21.3 miles)

Watersmeet: Located east of Lyton & Lynmouth, Watersmeet is a varied collection of rocky landscapes within Exmoor National Park. The walk there takes you along the deepest natural gorge in England. It is a very heavily wooded area. You can walk on past Watersmeet to Rockford, Brendon, Malsmead & Ore, all offering superb scenery and refreshments (14 miles).

Hoaroak Valley Archaeological Walk : This 5.5 mile (9km) walk taking in the remote Hoaroak valley, reveals evidence for human occupation over many thousands of years.

The Exe Valley Way: The Exe Valley Way is a long distance route for walkers exploring the length of this beautiful river valley. It is almost 80km/ 50miles in length, stretching from the South West Coast Path National Trail on the Exe Estuary to the village of Exford on the high land of Exmoor National Park.

National Trust

Devon is full of stunning period estates set within beautiful surroundings. Being open to the public, they are a wonderful way to spend a sunny Devonshire afternoon.

  • Arlington Court (17.5 miles)
  • Dunster Castle (11.3 miles)
  • Knighthayes Court (24 miles)
  • Killerton (34.9 miles)
  • Barrington Court (42.3 miles)
  • Montacute House (51 miles)

Local Attractions

Dunster & Dunster Castle

The medieval village of Dunster is in Somerset, within the Exmoor National Park. With it's castle, yarn market, tithe barn and a wealth of listed buildings, Dunster is a favourite destination for many tourists. Dunster Castle is situated at the top of a wooded hill, and has existed since the norman era. Visitors can relax of the south terrace, whilst enjoying the superb panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and moorland. (11.2 miles)

Tarr Steps

The Tarr Steps are a prehistoric clapper bridge across the River Barle in the Exmoor National Park, Somerset. They are located in a national nature reserve about 2.5 miles (4 km) south east of Withypool and 4 miles (6 km) North West of Dulverton. A typical clapper bridge construction, the bridge possibly dates to around 1000 bc. The stone slabs weigh up to 5 tons a piece. According to local legend, they were placed by the devil to win a bet. (7.3 miles)

Valley of the Rocks: A dry valley that runs parallel to the coast about 1 kilometer (0.6 mi) to the west of the village of Lynton. It is a popular tourist destination, noted for its herd of feral goats and for its geology, having good exposures of the Lynton Beds that are among the oldest Devonian Rocks in North Devon. (16.6 miles)

Family Activities

Tropiquaria Animals and Adventure: Tropiquaria is a small tropical house and zoo in West Somerset. (17.5 miles)

West Somerset Steam RailwayThis traditional English transport allows you to travel through twenty miles of picturesque Somerset coast and countryside. There are ten stations en-route and they are dog friendly and bike friendly. (13.7 miles)

Exmoor Pony Centre

The Exmoor Pony Centre provides a permanent, specialist base for the work of the Moorland Mousie Trust. Set in the middle of the moors, the centre is dedicated to the protection and conservation of the Exmoor Pony. (9.4 miles)

Quince Honey Farm

Quince Honey Farm is a family-run business which has been producing quality honey since 1949. The 1500 hives are kept deep in the North Devon countryside amongst the wild flowers from which the bees collect their sweet nectar. Every August, when Exmoor turns purple, all of the hives are moved up to the moors to collect the exquisite Exmoor Heather Honey. (13.6 miles) Exmoor Zoo

Neither a wildlife park or a city zoo, Exmoor Zoo is a friendly and contact orientated zoo that has grown into the North Devon countryside. You get to meet the animals, join in the handling sessions, touch a snake, hold a spider, feed a wallaby and learn about the animals during talks and feed times. (14.2 miles)

Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park
This family-orientated park is full of enough wildlife to keep the kids entertained all day. Whilst walking around the wooded grounds keep your eye out for the life-sized dinosaurs hiding in the forestry. (19 miles)

Watermouth Castle & Family Theme Park
With a Victorian museum, mechanical musical instruments and an underground water spectacular, this park is full on animated fairytale scenes. Stroll through the gardens, visit the gnomeland, swing boats, riverboat ride and much much more for an entirely enjoyable day out. (17.5 miles)

Wimbleball Lake
The newly renovated facilities at this majestic lake in Exmoor National Park offer first class facilities both on and off the water. The outdoor + active centre is open for tuition in various watersports activities including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, fishing and rowing. Visitors can also launch their own craft or hire from the centre. (10.3 miles)

THE LOCAL AREA

In the very heart of Exmoor, Exford is an idyllic village, based on the River Exe in the centre of Exmoor National Park. It has excellent access to the moors for those interested in outdoor sports and activities such as hunting, riding and shooting, and close to nearby seaside towns for those wanting to visit the coast and perhaps even do a little surfing.

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