Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Nestled at the very heart of Exmoor National Park is 'The Old Forge', a traditional and beautifully presented 2 bedroom cottage available for holiday lets all year round.

This newly renovated picture postcard cottage is situated in the quaint village of Exford. It is well-equiped and cosy with one master bedroom and a twin room along with a spacious living area and kitchen.

To the rear of the cottage is a private patio overlooking the stream leading onto the river exe, as well as a beautiful countryside view. The patio is fully equipped with wooden furniture and a small BBQ, so entertaining in this private haven is second to none.

The Old Forge is situated opposite one local pub and a short walk from another, both of which serve an extensive menu. Additionally, the village store is across from the property and the Post Office a few doors away.

Within a short drive you can see the stags or Exmoor Ponies on the moors. You can even take an Exmoor Safari from the local pub! Or just relax along the scenic North Devon and Somerset cost line, with the nearest beach being only a 20 minute drive away.

Whatever the occasion for your holiday, Exford is the perfect location and staying in this beautiful cottage in the heart of it all, will ensure you have the perfect holiday!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach 200 m
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 72 km, Nearest railway: Minehead 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, King Beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The cottage was refurbished in 2011 with all furniture and facilities brand new.

The master bedroom has a kingsize bed whilst the twin room has 2 single beds which can be pushed together and made into a double bed if required.

The living room has a beautiful 4 piece suite including 2 large sofa's (one of which is a sofa bed) as well as 2 single chairs. The semi circular window in the lounge looks onto the large village green ensuring beautiful views. Also the main front door leading straight into the living room is a stable door providing character along with extra light and air when needed.

The new kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed for a self catering holiday, along with a table and chairs that seat 6 people .

*All towels and linen are included*

*A small welcome pack will be provided on arrival with bread, milk, tea&coffee*

Further details outdoors

The back door in the kitchen leads out onto a small alley way which takes you directly to the private patio area overlooking the river exe. It is fully equipped with outside table&chairs as well as a charcoal BBQ for your use.

There is substantial FREE roadside parking right outside the cottage and also a FREE Public Car Park less than 100 yards away.

Further details

Pets allowed at additional cost of £25 per pet/stay to cover the extra cleaning cost. A dog gate is provided to please ensure they stay only downstairs.

Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the cottage.

A £100 refundable security deposit is required at the time of booking, along with a deposit of 25% of the total rental cost, with the remaining balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival.

The Somerset region

You're on Exmoor here - and that means the choice of activities and places of interest is endless. Our guests love how central we are to all the local amenities. Exmoor offers spectacular places to walk, ride, drive or just spread out a picnic.

Explore miles of coastline, venture out on horseback or visit the charming villages nearby. Also in you venture further afield, all Devon's scenic beauty, rich history and attractions are waiting to be discovered.


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 near by seaside towns for those wanting to visit the coast and perhaps even doing a little surfing. Well known for its superb hunting, fishing and walking, (the Devon & Somerset Staghounds have been based there since 1875) and with stable yards for equestrian visitors, Exford is a popular choice for all types of tourists throughout the year.

The picturesque, large Village Green is the central point of the village, with houses and local amenities surrounding it. It has an excellent children's play area, which is the result of local parents fundraising efforts. The village has a post office, newsagents/grocery store and two small hotels, The White Horse Inn that sits on the River Exe and The Crown that overlooks the green. Both offer visitors the chance to eat & drink in a traditional friendly Exmoor atmosphere with true Westcountry style.