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County - Somerset | Map
Tel code: 01643 | code search
Postcode: TA24 | code search
Population: 180
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The Royal Oak Inn
"My wife and I spent three nights here in June 2009, we are a well travelled mature couple and found our stay at The Royal Oak faultless. The pub is a ..." More

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Withypool is a pretty village positioned on the banks of the Barle River, in western Somerset set within the stunning Exmoor National Park. Attractive gently coloured lime washed cottages and houses line the narrow lanes and roads, which overlooks the Barle Valley and Withypool Common, and is home to just over two hundred people. The village dates far back into history, to the first Bronze Age Settlers who have left their mark on top of Withypool Hill where a circle of stones and ancient burial mounds close by may still be seen today, to impressive architecture which pleases the eye, with the Medieval church that is dedicated to St Andrew, the ancient bridge that spans the Barle River with it's five arches, and the welcoming 17th Century Inn where visitors can follow in the footsteps of Blackmore, who was inspired to write part of Lorna Doone whilst he stayed here. There's fishing on offer for budding anglers, a tea room, village shops for that every day essential, and an invitation to explore the stunning beauty of the surrounding moorland whether it's cycling, or on horseback, or discovering Mother Nature's treasures on rewarding walks as the Two Moors Way passes through the village

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Stockleigh Lodge (1.76 miles)

Stockleigh Lodge
Large country house set in own wooded grounds on outskirts of Exford village. Ideally situated for exploring the Exmoor National Park, either on foot, horseback or by car. The coast is only a short drive ... More | visit website
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Exmoor White Horse Inn (1.80 miles)

Exmoor White Horse Inn

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16th Century coaching in nestling in a valley of Exmoor National Park. Excellent walking and riding .View the Red deer with Exmoor Safari. Fly Fishing ... More

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Exmoor Lodge Guest House (1.80 miles)

Exmoor Lodge Guest House
Welcome to Exmoor Lodge, where we will do all we can to make your stay as pleasant and as peaceful as possible. A homely atmosphere prevails with your comfort and relaxation our top priority. Situated ... More | visit website
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Crown Hotel (The) (1.85 miles)

Crown Hotel (The)

The Crown Hotel is a family run 17th Century Coaching Inn at the heart of the Exmoor National Park. This 16 bedroom hotel is suitable for all seasons with roaring log fires in Winter ... More | visit website

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Tarr Farm Inn (2.52 miles)

Tarr Farm Inn
Set in its own 40 acres, 16th century Tarr Farm Inn nestles just above Tarr Steps and the River Barle. Only 7 miles from Dulverton, through beautiful wooded valleys and across the open moorland of ... More | visit website
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Higher Riscombe Farm Bed and Breakfast (3.25 miles)

Higher Riscombe Farm Bed and Breakfast

At Higher Riscombe Bed and Breakfast we want to create a holiday where you’ll be as happy to stay in, as you will be to go out and explore the Moors. A haven away from ... More | visit website

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Cutthorne (3.51 miles)

Cutthorne

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C18th Country House totally secluded in a private valley in the heart of Exmoor.Stunning views of the countryside.Great home cooking and fine wines. Log fires. ... More

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Royal Oak Inn (3.69 miles)

Royal Oak Inn
This picturesque thatched 12th Century inn/hotel stands in the centre of a small, ancient riverside village on the edge of Exmoor Park. Eight of the bedrooms are situated in the inn while a further six ... More | visit website
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Classic Cottages (4.71 miles)

At the centre of Exmoor stands the small restful village of Simonsbath in the magnificent valley of the River Barle. As well as some breathtaking walks from Simonsbath, children will be captivated by the timber-carved ... More
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Simonsbath House Hotel (5.11 miles)

Simonsbath House Hotel

Overlooking the Barle Valley on Exmoor, our 350 year old country house hotel or self catering cottages offers the perfect setting for friends and family to enjoy a winter break. Walk the magnificent Exmoor countryside ... More | visit website

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