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29th June 2017

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

Jayne, Caerleon
Date of stay: 1st May 2017
Accommodation type: Woodland Lodge
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.
Judith, Birmingham
Date of stay: 21st April 2017
Accommodation type: Exmoor Gate Lodge
Wonderful holiday
Date of stay: 7th April 2017
Accommodation type: Exmoor Gate Lodge
A great bread from the city
Helena, Bridgwater
Date of stay: 6th March 2017
Accommodation type: Appley Cottage Plus
Loved the hot tub
Bridie, South Cerney
Date of stay: 26th September 2016
Accommodation type: Exmoor Gate Lodge Plus
Excellent from start to finish.
Marie, Derby
Date of stay: 16th September 2016
Accommodation type: Appley Cottage Plus
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.
Date of stay: 12th September 2016
Accommodation type: Withypool Lodge
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!
Denise, Redhill
Date of stay: 30th July 2016
Accommodation type: Woodland Lodge
Lovely cabin with hot tub. Only wish oven / stove was better. Some mustiness in main downstairs bedroom probably from being close to hot tub.
Steve, Wickford
Date of stay: 12th June 2016
Accommodation type: Withypool Lodge
Staff are excellent. Really care and always polite and at hand to help. Very clean and hygienic including the hot tub. Games room is superb for all ages including adults. Swimming pool is brilliant you have kids because you get exclusive hire and its cheap. Really lovely place in a picturesque setting. Need to be prepared to drive 15-30 minutes to go anywhere decent (apart from local walks). Would book again for sure.
Great place for a getaway, lovely lodge and the hot tub kept us entertained.
Lovely relaxing holiday, will be looking to go back again the kids loved it
Lovely lodge and hot tub, lovely surroundings and initially warm welcome. Although wasn't expecting to pay a returnable deposit incase I broke anything or took something home. Also having a price list in the lodge incase you broke anything made the holiday less restful, as with that and the deposit it made you concern incase you accidently incurred charges.
Stunning place with beautiful quiet surroundings, lovely owners, very well looked after lodges, perfect in all ways. Highly recommend for everyone wanting tranquility. Will return.
Great place to stay to get away from it all.
Brilliant will be back
Went here for my 10th year anniversary, me and my husband had a lovely time. The lodge was really nice but the hot tub made the stay amazing
Had the best weekend with 3 friends, hot tub was fab, views were outstanding (especially on the local 2 mile walk), facilities were bang on and hosts were very helpful and so so lovely.
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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.