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Crown Cottage on a beautiful sunny morning in Exford

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A picture postcard thatched cottage overlooking Exford village green, in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. The area is ideal for lovers of both the coast and the countryside.

Crown Cottage is located in the centre of Exford village which has a Post Office, shop, garage, tea rooms, and excellent bar food and restaurants at the Crown Hotel and the White Horse Inn.

The cottage has one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, a small enclosed garden and is ideal for couples or families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Porlock Weir 10 km
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 74 km, Nearest railway: Taunton 45 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Further details indoors

We purchased the cottage in 2009 and since then we have redecorated and refurbished throughout..We have also installed a new kitchen,shower room and double glazed windows.

The large double bedroom contains a Victorian style bed with a very comfortable memory foam mattress.

The sitting room is very cosy, with a stone fireplace, a woodburning stove and a window seat which overlooks the village green.

The new kitchen is equipped with everything needed for a self catering holiday. There is also a separate dining room .

Further details outdoors

A stable door leads into the enclosed cottage garden, which contains a small lawn and a patio area with a table and four chairs.

There is plenty of free parking available in the village.

The village green has a lovely children's play area and plenty of seating to relax and watch the world go by.

Further details

Duvets, pillows, bed linen, bath towels, and tea towels are included in the price.

The wood burner will be laid for your first fire and additional logs are available locally. The cottage is also heated by electric storage and oil filled radiators – hot water is provided by an under sink electric heater. All electricity charges are also included in the price.

A small welcome pack is also included.

The West Country region

Exmoor is a beautiful place to visit. It is the home of Lorna Doone and Tarka the otter. It is a place of rolling hills, medieval villages, wild moors and a dramatic coastline. The moor does literally meet the sea with the highest sea cliffs in England


In 2011 Exmoor National Park was designated an International Dark Sky Reserve, the first place in Europe to achieve this prestigious award and only the second in the world.

The area is ideal for all types of activity holidays-walking, cycling and mountain biking, fishing, horseriding, and at Wimbleball Lake there is a whole range of watersports on offer. For children there is a Zoo , Dinosaur Park, the Exmoor Pony Centre and traditional seaside resorts to name but a few of the many attractions. There really is something for everyone in Exmoor.


Exford is a village famous for hunting, shooting, fishing and riding. The Devon & Somerset Staghounds have had their kennels in Exford since 1875. Every August the village holds an annual Horse Fair.

Exford is a walkers paradise with miles of waymarked paths. From the cottage you can walk down the valley following the river Exe, or up over the moors to Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor with stunning views across the sea to Wales.

There is a local bus service from the village and during the summer months a lovely 1950's open top bus visits the village on it's circular tour from Minehead. The Moor Rover Bus Service also operates in Exmoor. Booked 24 hours in advance the Moor Rover will collect you and take you to any destination of your choice in Exmoor.

There are so many places to visit in the area, but our favourites include the coastal resorts of Lynmouth and Porlock Weir, the stately home of Arlington Court and the medieval village of Dunster with it's magnificent castle.

Exmoor is host to numerous events and festivals throughout the year. Highlights include the Walking Festivals in Spring and Autumn, the Dulverton Folk Festival in May, the UK Ironman Triathlon in June, the Exmoor Explorer mountain bike marathon in August and the Porlock Arts Festival in September.

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2 Sep 2014


"A wonderful cottage"

Myself, partner and our two daughters (14 and 4) stayed at Crown Cottage as a late internet find. Well what a find. Although small to some, it was a perfect base to explore Exmoor. It's compact b… More

6 Jul 2014


"Idyllic holiday cottage"

Perfect. This beautiful cottage is situated in the heart of the stunning village of Exford. In this beautiful part of the world the cottage was truly home from home. There is everything you could pos… More

9 Apr 2014


"Exford Escape"

A great location with a quaint and comfortable cottage to get away to. Walking or touring there are plenty of places to visit and enjoy. Try it for yourself.… More

10 Nov 2013


"Charm as well as comfort"

This compact cottage has it all--comfortable furnishings, well-equipped kitchen, great location, super owners...and much more. We had a great week exploring the Exmoor area and returning each afterno… More

27 Aug 2013


"Lovely Cottage"

We spent a week at this fantastic, homely cottage. It is equipped with everything you need, is immaculately clean and very quaint.

We will schedule another stay in the future!


13 Aug 2013


"Cute, cosy cottage in perfect location"

A very comfortable and clean cottage with everything you need to feel at home straight away. The window seats offer lovely views of the village green and passing horses! Great location for exploring exmoor and easily accessible to coast. Walks from front door and nice pubs and tea room in village. The cottage is compact as to be expected from a character cottage but perfect for a family holiday and the garden is a real bonus.

25 Jul 2013


"If the Crown Fits"

Booking enquiries and service were prompt and informative. We were graciously offered a good deal because of our early booking.The location was selected because it is central to Exmoor NP yet we seeme… More

4 May 2013


"Relaxing and well appointed"

The cottage is compact but well equipped and has a great location in the centre of the village. I was taking my Aunt and mother for a quiet Spring break and it was an ideal place. There are good facilities in the village and the villagers are very welcoming. It was easy to get to the coast, to some lovely villages and market towns. The West Somerset Railway trip was popular. I would certainly recommend this cottage to others and comments in the visitors book show that there are plenty of loyal customers who return repeatedly.

3 Jan 2013


"Cosy cottage in a wonderful spot"

Really nice short break. Cottage in superb condition. Well equipped and tidy. Lovely wood burner and very comfy beds. Cracking location in the heart of the national park with 2 pubs close by.

22 Oct 2012


"Lovely cosy cottage in beautiful area"

We enjoyed a week's stay in the cottage. Excellent communication with the owner who provided clear details about the cottage and answered questions. Appreciated the welcome tray and the wood burner fire ready to light. Village is a great place to get away from it all and enjoy the walking and horse riding on the moors and through the woods. Plenty of interesting places to visit. I read Lorna Doone while I was there and visited the Doone Valley and Oare church, it really brought the novel to life. Would like to return, perhaps in the Spring.

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