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4-Night Exmoor Self-Guided Walking Holiday

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Duration: 4 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2, 3 & 4
from £399pp £379pp

Enjoy a Self-Guided Walking Holiday on Exmoor with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect self-guided escape. Our beautiful country house, part of an extensive National Trust estate, is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts and is ideally located as a base from which to explore Exmoor and the Somerset coast. Enjoy hearty local food, plan your walks with our detailed route notes and make the most of this beautiful area.

Holiday Highlights

  • Use our Discovery Point, full of maps and walks directions for local walks
  • Head out on any of our walks to discover the varied beauty of Exmoor on foot
  • Admire panoramic moorland views and expansive seascapes
  • Visit some of Somerset's most beautiful picture postcard villages
  • Look out for wildlife, find secret corners and learn about the history of the moors and coastline
  • Discover the clarity of the night sky in this International Dark Sky Reserve
  • Choose a relaxed pace of discovery and get some fresh air in one of England’s most beautiful walking areas
  • Visit Lynton and the Valley of Rocks
  • Ride on the West Somerset Railway
  • Visit a National Trust property such as Dunster Castle, Watersmeet or Coleridge Cottage
  • Evenings in our country house where you can share a drink and re-live the day’s adventures

What’s included

  • High quality en-suite accommodation in our country house
  • Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • The use of our Discovery Point to plan your walks – maps and route notes available

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDF’s for each holiday, please click the button below to find the right trip notes for your departure date.

You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.


Our easiest routes allow plenty of time to savour the beautiful scenery. All our walk notes suggest the best places to stop, great pubs, and tea rooms.

  • Holnicote Estate walk - 1 mile
  • Selworthy Beacon from the car park - 1 mile
  • Dunkery Beacon from the car park - 2 miles
  • Selworthy village - 2 miles
  • Valley of Rocks - 2 miles

Some longer walks, generally on good paths. Experience the beauty of Exmoor as you walk through delightful moorland scenery.

  • Lynmouth to Watersmeet - 4 miles
  • Dunkery Beacon from Webbers Post - 4 miles
  • Selworthy Villages walk - 4½ miles
  • Webbers Post - 5 miles
  • Around Dunster - 5 miles
  • Selworthy Beacon - 5 miles
  • Selworthy Beacon & Hurlstone Point - 6 miles
  • Around Lynton & Watersmeet - 7 miles

For those who enjoy striding out. We've included some longer walks across Exmoor and along the coast.

  • Quantocks Circuit - 8 miles
  • Selworthy: Coast, Views & Villages - 9 miles
  • Dunkery Beacon - 9 miles
  • Dunkery Beacon & Horner Water - 12 miles
  • Coast Path & East Lyn River - 13 miles

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.


Holnicote House

Lying near the attractive village of Selworthy, in the heart of the Exmoor National Park, historic Holnicote House stands within a series of peaceful gardens with spreading lawns. Once the centrepiece of an extensive 12,500 acre estate, the charming and characterful house was gifted to the National Trust in 1944. Since then it has been reimagined as a walkers’ retreat, with wonderful access to the countryside. As well as 32 delightful bedrooms, there are two comfortable lounges and a sociable bar. The landscaped gardens are still part of the wider Holnicote Estate and provide a wonderful area to wander. Outside the house, explore wild Exmoor, walk in the Quantocks, climb Dunkery Beacon and stroll on the Somerset Coast Path with the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, drop in Dunster Castle, ride a Victorian cliff railway and watch for wildlife including the majestic red stags. Unfortunately our pool at Holnicote House will be closed for the duration of 2022 due to extensive maintenance requirements.

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s bright, beautifully presented rooms or in the thatched cottages in the grounds, called Butlers and Guns respectively. With 32 bedrooms, Holnicote House has plenty of space and there’s a range of Classic, Premium and Superior Rooms to choose from: the best rooms are on the first floor and decorated in keeping with the National Trust estate, with plenty of space and great views over the back garden, reaching out across Crawter Hill and Dunkery Hill, Somerset and Exmoor’s highest point. Ask for numbers 1 or 4 to feel suitably special.

All ‘Classic' rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Premium’ and ‘Superior’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger television – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-25 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, attractive garden, multi-purpose activity room, lounge, library and board games to borrow

After a day walking on Exmoor or exploring the heath and moorland, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax by sitting in the pretty gardens or challenge a fellow guest to a game of croquet. For something equally relaxing, snag a comfy chair in one of the cosy lounges, borrow a book, join a game of cards or scour the countryside through the large telescope. Head to the bar before dinner for a drink and a chance to catch up with your companions, best enjoyed by the windows overlooking the estate. Please note, the large heated outdoor pool will be out of service during the 2022 season in order to allow for extensive repairs.

Unfortunately our pool at Holnicote House will be closed for the duration of 2022 due to extensive maintenance requirements.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Food at Holnicote House is varied with a strong emphasis on the use of seasonal British produce. Our experienced chefs create each dish using only the freshest ingredients and, when in season, use home grown herbs and vegetables taken from our own gardens to give a true taste of the local area.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for Holnicote House

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Getting to Holnicote House

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Essential Information

Essential Equipment

  • Rucksack with a waterproof liner,
  • Thermos flask for hot drink,
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
  • Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar.
  • Small torch
  • First aid kit 

Optional Equipment

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents
  • Insect repellent,
  • Sun hat,
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Camera

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £30 per person.

Holiday Prices

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2022
30 May - 03 Jun 2022
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06 Jun - 10 Jun 2022
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13 Jun - 17 Jun 2022
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20 Jun - 24 Jun 2022
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11 Jul - 15 Jul 2022
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25 Jul - 29 Jul 2022
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01 Aug - 05 Aug 2022
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08 Aug - 12 Aug 2022
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15 Aug - 19 Aug 2022
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22 Aug - 26 Aug 2022
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26 Sep - 30 Sep 2022
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10 Oct - 14 Oct 2022
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17 Oct - 21 Oct 2022
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24 Oct - 28 Oct 2022
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31 Oct - 04 Nov 2022
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07 Nov - 11 Nov 2022
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Duration:
4 nights
Type:
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1, 2 & 3

4 nights from £399pp £379pp

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