Right from the doorstep at Duxhams you'll find plenty of walks that take you through picturesque countryside with incredible views. Dulverton is just a short stroll away; this quiet country town is so charming, with narrow streets, boutique shops, tearooms, butchers, bakers and plenty of places to eat. Have a look round the Heritage Centre to find out how life has been shaped by the people and the landscape over the years, go to The Bridge Inn down by the river for a pub lunch or book up for dinner at Woods Restaurant and Wine Bar or Tongdam Thai Restaurant – both are excellent and very welcoming. Take a tour of Exmoor Distillery and sample the award winning gins that are made there.
A few miles away is Tarr Steps where an ancient clapper bridge crosses the River Barle; go and have a paddle, stroll along the banks and back up to Tarr Farm Inn where you can sit outside and enjoy a leisurely cream tea or a pint of the local brew. Lace up your boots for a stroll up to Dunkery Beacon – it’s the highest point in the park so as you can imagine, the views are incredible. Get out and spend a whole day exploring Exmoor National Park, look out for red deer and wild ponies grazing on the heather topped moors, take a bimble along the river at Watersmeet, go and see the picturesque thatched cottages at Selworthy Green. Take a family trip to Exmoor Zoo or to Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre; visit the spooky dungeons at Dunster Castle and then follow the Tall Trees Trail along the leat to the working watermill where you can buy a bag of flour to take home and make bread.
Wander up over the cliffs to Culbone Church, the smallest parish church in the country, then pootle down to Porlock and watch the world go by at the harbour. Make it a real Exmoor adventure, discover the timeless charm of the villages, feel the pace of life slow down, take the time to stop and stare at the beautiful vistas that open up before you at every turn.
At Tiverton you can board a horse-drawn barge and sit back for a leisurely ride along the Grand Western Canal, or hire Canadian canoes and make your own way long the waterway. Nearby is Knightshayes (NT) where you can explore the Gothic Revival house, the formal gardens and the wider parkland.
If beach days are on the agenda head over to the North Devon Coast where long stretches of sand await you at Croyde, Putsborough and Saunton – the backdrop is quiet coastal villages, before you are some of the best surfing waters in the UK. Wind your way back to Duxhams, fire up the barbecue or the pizza oven, slip into the hot tub to chat and dream beneath the stars. This is so much more than a place to stay, it’s a place to enjoy, savour every moment, take home the happiest of memories. Book today!