EXPLORE THE AREA
– About Exmoor –
Allercott Farm’s central location is an ideal base to explore Exmoor National Park. Exmoor’s wild heather moors, deep wooded valleys, streams, and abundance of wildlife including the famous Exmoor Ponies and buzzards, make this area a beautiful, hidden gem at any time of year.
An ideal base…
Allercott Farm’s central location makes it an ideal base to explore the Exmoor National Park. Exmoor is a special place of wild heather moorland, deep wooded valleys, streams, lanes full of wild flowers and an abundance of wildlife, Red Deer, Exmoor Ponies and Buzzards. It is a wonderful place to explore by car or on foot anytime of year.
With the highest sea cliffs in England, and the amazingly rugged coastline from Minehead through Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth to Combe Martin you can explore this beautiful coastline from the superb South West Way coastal path.
The seaside resort of Minehead with its sandy beach, golf course and West Somerset Steam Railway (W.S.R) is only 7 miles away.
Things to do…
Snow Drop Valley is very popular in February, which is situated on the river Avill. The parking to reach the valley is at the Exmoor Farmers Livestock market in Wheddon Cross, which is 3 miles from the farm.
The popular ‘Dunster by Candlelight’ takes place every December, the park and ride bus into Dunster collects also from Wheddon Cross and Timberscombe (just a mile and a half down the road).
Our local pub and restaurant is the award winning Royal Oak of Luxborough and is within walking distance (2 miles) and offers good food and real ale. There are many other good pubs and restaurants close by in Dunster and Minehead.
Activities such as Horse riding or pony trekking, falconry, archery and fishing are available within 10 miles from the cottages.
Places of interest…
Within an hours drive there are many attractions to visit that include historic Exeter with its cathedral and the beaches of North Devon. Within 15 minutes are Wimbleball Reservoir for sailing, boating and fishing, the medieval village of Dunster with its Castle (National Trust), working flour Mill and Yarn Market and the restored Cleeve Abbey (an English Heritage site) is in Washford.
Other places of interest to visit are Winsford, Dulverton, Tarr Steps, Exford, Porlock, Lorna Doone Valley and Lynton and Lynmouth with its unique water powered cliff railway.
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