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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
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.
Overall we had a great stay and will definitely be booking again.
We would definitely stay here again but we would take along some additional kitchen utensils, dishcloths, tea towels & bath sheets.
We loved the accomodation, especially the outside space. The kids loved the pool and games room. We all loved the hot tub.
Fab place, well maintained and in beautiful setings.
THe house we stayed in was for 5 persons, we were only 3 and found we had plenty of room, even tho we all slept in the same room!
If my daughter (5) was to be sleeping in the single bed (on the landing) i would have been v worried about her falling down the stairs but actually we dragged her mattress into our room as we wanted to all sleep together - there was plenty of space!
The place was spotless and superbly maintained by the family there. The surrounding were fab and we would definitely go back. The swimming pool was small and had to be book for private use but again spotless and warm. We didn't use the games room but if you had slightly older children i can see that would be great. The hot tub on our doorstep was perfect! There was a barbecue stand there that we made use of and the lemon drizzle cake on arrival was very welcoming.
A great bread from the city
Loved the hot tub
Bridie, South Cerney
Excellent from start to finish.
Superb - they thought of everything including pieces of homemade welcome cake and dog treats for out two dogs. Also recommended places to eat and go.
Really nice lodge. We got the sleep 9 lodge and it was very spacious. Great hot tub. If you have dogs unfortunately there is no grass around the larger lodge and so you need to walk a little down a hill to find some. Would have given this a 10 if it had a grassy area here. The walks and area are just lovely. Great local pubs (dog friendly) and great walks. Please note to bring £1 coins with you for the electricity meter as we didn't realise!
Thumbs up from us!
Perfection is a bundle
Excellent location, helpful owners.
shame about the weather !!!!the lodge & gary & dianewere very helpful,nothing too much trouble & the actual lodge facilities weregreat.hope to visit again in future.thankyou for looking after us.p.s. the eggs were very tasty too.!!!!
Fantastic break for the two of us, I have already re booked to take the children.
A lovely setting for a family break. Plenty of space for a party of 9 in Withy Lodge. The accomodation is suitable for all ages and abilities with a 4th bedroom and 3rd bathroom on the ground floor.
Amazing mini break would highly recommend and will definitely be coming again.
We had a fabulous time at Exmoor gate lodges, from the moment we got there we were greeted by the lovely owners who's knowledge of the area to local pubs and restaurants and walks for the dog was a brilliant touch. The facilities of the games room and swimming pool we did not use but had a look and looked great. The lodge itself was beautiful, stunning views, clean and well maintained. The hot tub was great after the long days walking and a good size. Overall I would defiantly recommend Exmoor gate and will be coming back!! :-)
Very relaxing and secluded area. The lodge was very clean on arrival and met all expectations. Gary and Diane made sure we had everything we needed
Stunning place with beautiful quiet surroundings, lovely owners, very well looked after lodges, perfect in all ways.
Highly recommend for everyone wanting tranquility.
Lovely relaxing holiday, will be looking to go back again the kids loved it
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