Exmoor Gate Lodges
  The Area
  Whipcott Water Cottages are situated in a beautiful unspoilt area on the Devon/Somerset border, with easy access to Exmoor National Park, the Blackdown and Brendon Hills, and the coastline of both north and south Devon.

Visitors are spoilt for choice with dramatically varying landscapes, from the heather moorland of Exmoor, the stunning coastal scenery of North Devon, the sandy beaches of South Devon and the rolling Somerset countryside of fields and woodland.
 

The self–catering cottages at Whipcott Water are in a good central location, making them a perfect base for a holiday in the West Country. There are several interesting country towns and villages nearby, including Wellington, Milverton, Taunton, Tiverton, Bampton and Dulverton. The city of Exeter is just a short drive down the motorway. The south coast resorts of Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Seaton, and Lyme Regis are all within easy driving distance.
     
Whatever type of holiday you are looking for, either an action-filled adventure, or just a peaceful relaxing break surrounded by stunning countryside, this part of South West England has everything you could want for a perfect holiday.
 
 

The south Devon coast has lovely sandy beaches, ideal for families, but if you prefer dramatic coastal scenery, with towering cliffs and secret rocky coves, the north Devon coastline is the place to go. This has the tallest sea cliffs in England, with steep wooded valleys leading down to hidden coves, and little fishing villages tucked into the coastline.
     
 
 

Porlock Weir, Lynton and Lynmouth, Combe Martin and Ilfracombe are all worth a visit, and the South West Coast Path runs from Minehead all the way around the coast to Poole in Dorset. There are also some of the best surfing beaches in the country at Woolacombe, Croyde, and Bude in Cornwall.

     
This is an area which many people pass by on their way to Cornwall or South Devon, missing out on the many attractions it has to offer.

Visitors often say this part of Devon and Somerset is a hidden gem and return many times once they have discovered its delights.

 

  Exmoor National Park is close to Whipcott Water Cottages. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty and varying landscapes, from wild heather moorland, gentle wooded valleys, sparkling streams and rivers, and picturesque villages with ancient churches and quaint country pubs. There is an abundance of wildlife on Exmoor; including the famous red deer, Exmoor ponies, badgers, and a wide variety of birds. The heather moorland of Exmoor is internationally important for the wealth of wildlife it supports, and it was primarily for this reason that the area was designated as a National Park 50 years ago. Exmoor abounds with fascinating historical sites, from the ancient clapper bridge at Tarr Steps, old packhorse bridges, historical houses and gardens, and the medieval village of Dunster, with its famous castle and yarn market. This is a fantastic area if you enjoy outdoor activities – with over 700 miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore, Exmoor is a walker’s paradise. Horse riding is also one of the best ways to see the countryside.

Whatever type of holiday you are looking for, either an action-filled adventure, or just a peaceful relaxing break surrounded by stunning countryside, this part of South West England has everything you could want for a perfect holiday. Whipcott Water Cottages are easily accessible, situated approximately six miles from the M5, in a truly quiet rural location, but within easy reach of all the nearby towns and tourist attractions.