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18th January 2018

Exmoor Gate

South West of England Somerset Wiveliscombe Waterrow
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Adults 18+
Children 2 - 17
Infants under 2

Exmoor Gate has a peaceful setting in a pretty wooded valley on the scenic tourist route between Taunton and Bampton. This location is just perfect for nature lovers as Exmoor National Park is right on the doorstep. There is also an elegant local gastropub offering fresh and tasty food in a relaxed setting. The tourist hot spot of Taunton is the place to go for shops, bistros and nightlife and is just a short drive away.

Perfect for those wishing to take a holiday at their own pace Exmoor Gate offers you the opportunity to be as active or relaxed as you like. Walk the hills and soak up the drama of Exmoor, enjoy the beaches, fish or sail on Wimbleball Lake or play some golf. Alternatively just relax and take it easy with the wonderful on-site leisure facilities.

There are several types of lodge to choose from at Exmoor Gate including the Withypool Lodge. This luxury lodge has a hillside location and private garden with hot tub. The inside comprises one twin bedroom and spacious open plan lounge/kitchen/diner on the ground floor. The master suite with king-size double and one single and ensuite bathroom is on the first floor along with two further double king-size bedrooms and a large family bathroom.

Accommodation features
  • Lodges set in a wooded valley location and a cottage set at the base of the wooded valley.
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Flat screen TV with selected satellite channels/DVD
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen including microwave and washer/dryer
  • Bath and/or shower
  • Bed linen, duvets and towels
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Double glazed
  • Night storage heating included (Oct-Mar)
  • Electricity for hot tub included
  • Electricity by coin meter
  • Babies must be included in party total
  • Travel cots and highchairs
  • Pets welcome for free (in specific accommodation only)
  • All non smoking accommodation

Accommodation at Exmoor Gate


Appley Cottage Plus

Modern, light and airy romantic cottage perfect for couples, nestled at the base of the wooded valley, with one double. Shower. Outdoor hot tub.


Exmoor Gate Lodge

Scandinavian style lodge tucked into the hillside with modern and comfortable furnishings. Ground floor: One double. Family shower room. Spacious open plan lounge area with floor to ceiling windows and doors leading to verandah with outdoor furniture. First floor: One twin and single bed on gallery. Patio area with outdoor hot tub. No pets.


Withypool Lodge

Luxury lodge residing at the top of the wooded valley. Ground floor: One twin. Shower. Spacious open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. 42" flat screen TV. Dishwasher, fridge and freezer. French doors leading to decking with outdoor furniture. First floor: Principal suite with king size double and one single with ensuite bathroom. Two further king size doubles. Bath with overhead shower. Large rear verandah with covered outdoor hot tub. Suitable for parties including visitors with partial disabilities – please check when booking.


Woodland Lodge

Scandinavian style lodge tucked into the hillside with modern and comfortable furnishings. Ground floor: One double. Family shower room. Spacious open plan lounge area with floor to ceiling windows and doors leading to verandah with outdoor furniture. First floor: One twin and single bed on gallery. Patio area with a covered outdoor hot tub. Parking adjacent.

Exmoor Gate Reviews

Susan, Chard,somerset
Date of stay: 21st December 2017
Accommodation type: Exmoor Gate Lodge
Absolutely wonderful.
Date of stay: 11th December 2017
Accommodation type: Withypool Lodge
A family group of 9 of us ladies ranging from 75 years young ~ down to 15 years young escaped for a weekend of relaxation and we weren't disappointed. Loads of room in this lodge if you wanted time out and also a hot tub to enjoy. Loved the large table in the living area, we were able to enjoy many meals and games together.
Matt, Torquay
Date of stay: 15th November 2017
Accommodation type: Appley Cottage Plus
Excellent few days. Great little cottage.
Linda, Bristol
Date of stay: 6th November 2017
Accommodation type: Withypool Lodge
Well it was a terrific experience overall. The Lodge, the area, the facilities. Many happy memories of my 70th birthday. Absolutely no complaints at all.
Tony, Shrewsbury
Date of stay: 20th October 2017
Accommodation type: Appley Cottage Plus
Very peaceful and idle for walkers plus well placed for getting out and about
Shaun, Exeter
Date of stay: 16th October 2017
Accommodation type: Withypool Lodge
An Excellent short break with friends. friendly and helpful staff made us feel welcome. The surrounding area is truly brilliant, with great local pubs to enjoy. The lodge and facilities were exceptional. We had private use of pool, sauna and steam room. Would recommend highly and want to book again!
Shona, Portishead
Date of stay: 15th October 2017
Accommodation type: Woodland Lodge
We loved it and will be back next year
Simon, Yeovil
Date of stay: 15th October 2017
Accommodation type: Exmoor Gate Lodge
10/10 fantastic relaxing break..
Jackie, Didcot
Date of stay: 29th September 2017
Accommodation type: Appley Cottage Plus
The cottage was lovely and clean with a few little personal touches.
Carley, Swansea
Date of stay: 25th September 2017
Accommodation type: Woodland Lodge
Good staff and so value for money...enjoyed everpart
Excellent cabin. Extremely relaxing.
Wonderful cabin, perfect location and very relaxing
Amazing place, lovely lodges in a beautiful location, owners really helpful. Stayed over Xmas with 3 kids and a dog and we all loved every minute of it
Not only was the company perfect but this lodge was ideal for our family weekend away. Nothing was to much trouble for the owners. Would definitely recommend and return.
Lovely relaxing stay
Brilliant relaxing time to get away from it all.Friends and relatives want to go there after what I had said.
Loved it. Big 70th birthday celebration with children and grandchildren. Beautiful surroundings. Everything provided was top quality. So a big thank you!
Lovely relaxing place and i have booked again for next year
A very quiet location with a very warm welcome from the owners. The owners are very knowledgeable about the area and have arranged some very good deals with local pubs. The lodge was well kept and supplied with everything required for a self catering holiday (bar food, of course). The hot tub was amazing. We were able to have such a relaxing few days. One small problem we did have was sorted almost immediately by the owners. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend.
Very helpful and friendly staff.
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Fun Days Out near Exmoor Gate Lodges

The Walled Gardens of Cannington offer a range of attraction for adults and children alike. The grown ups will love to wander around the beautiful gardens taking in the stunning floral displays while the children will enjoy the garden games, nature trails and open space to run around. The site also has a picnic area and exhibitions and workshops can be enjoyed at peek times of the year.
This popular adventure park is full of thrills and excitement as well as having loads for younger children to take part in as well. The best theme park rides include the Tidal Wave log flume and Maximus the rollercoaster.  Other fantastic rides include the the New Vortex Watercoaster ride and the Queen Bess pirate ship.  Indoor fun is plentiful too with the Adventure Zone, the Magical Kingdom and Dina's Lost World.
Brean Leisure Park - about 23 Miles
Brean Leisure Park in Somerset is the place to head for family fun. The site has over 130 rides and attractions with something for all ages and abilities. Adults and children alike will love the more traditional fairground rides which include waltzes, roller coasters and of course dodgems! Older kids and teenagers on the hunt for white knuckle attractions can try out the terrifying 'XTreme' ride - 130ft of exciting twists turns and drops. For younger children the Canoe River is one of the most popular rides and the whole family can team up to enjoy the Laser Quest. Other facilities at the park include a Snack Bar serving tasty food to go, a Restaurant for a relaxing sit down dinner and an Amusement Arcade with slot machines and video games.