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Kiri Cottage

Hawkridge, Near Dulverton, Exmoor

Sleeps: 6
7 nights
£495 - £890
Available from a minimum of 2 nights


  • Sleeps six
  • Three bedrooms; one double, two twin/doubles
  • Two bathrooms
  • Suitable for a baby (travel cot, highchair and stairgates available on request)
  • Children are welcome
  • The cottage welcomes well-behaved dogs (small additional fee*)
  • Private patio area with garden furniture and barbecue on request
  • Shared lawned garden
  • Shared playground for children under 10
  • Stables, tack room and fields for ponies and horses on a DIY livery basis
  • Linen, towels and logs provided
  • Ample parking
  • Covid-19 measures* (see Visitors' Notes)

Property layout

  • Ground floor
    Spacious open plan living space with direct views over the lawn to the moor beyond. Comprises a sitting area with a wood burning stove, a dining area and a fitted kitchen area .
    Twin bedroom with 3′ zip and link beds which can be converted to a 6′ double on request. En suite bathroom with shower over the bath.
    Family bathroom with shower over the bath.
  • First floor
    Spiral staircase from sitting area to twin bedroom with 3′ zip and link beds which can be converted to a 6′ double on request.
    Separate stairs from dining/kitchen area to a galleried/curtained double bedroom with 5′ bed.


  • Electric heating, wood burning stove in the sitting room
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer
  • Communal utility room with coin operated washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Digital TV with Freeview, DVD, digital radio with MP3/iPod dock and integrated CD
  • Large selection of books and games
  • WiFi internet access*
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue and related tools on request
  • Four large stables, two pony stables, tack room and large paddock
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Ample parking


  • A delightful stone barn conversion on a quiet farm in the beautiful Exmoor National Park.
  • The cottage, rated 4 stars by the AA, boasts charming original features including exposed stone walls and scissor-beamed ceilings.
  • Designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind and tastefully furnished, with a sociable open plan living area.
  • Private large patio sitting area and shared use of a children’s activity play area and large enclosed lawned garden.
  • Flexible accommodation with one ground floor bedroom and two bedrooms which can be either twins or doubles to suit your party.
  • Short and mid week breaks are available, with a minimum stay of two nights.
  • The farm's great eco credentials include solar energy as the primary source of water heating, a wind turbine and micro-bore electric generation via the privately owned, spring-fed streams and river.
  • Brilliant in all seasons and the ideal setting for Autumn and Winter breaks. The barn is warm and cosy with a wood burning stove and comfortable beds.
  • The three other holiday cottages at West Hollowcombe Farm, Smiddy Cottage (sleeps 4), Jasper Cottage (sleeps 4) and Norton Cottage (sleeps 4), can be booked with Kiri Cottage to create a large property for family get-togethers or groups of friends of up to 18 people. Cottages may be taken individually or in any combination.
  • Should you wish to bring your horse on holiday with you on a DIY livery basis, there are four large stables, two pony stables, tack room and large paddock with direct access to Exmoor.
  • There are outstanding walks straight from the front door including the Two Moors Way, as well as sixty acres of the owner’s fields and woodlands, part of which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest with an abundance of wildlife.
  • Perfectly located for exploring stunning Exmoor National Park and the North Devon coast, plus a wealth of outdoor activities including riding, fishing and birdwatching.
  • Within easy reach of the beautiful beaches of Instow, Saunton Sands, Westward Ho!, Woolacombe Sands and Croyde Bay.
  • Just 10 minutes’ drive from Dulverton, a lively village with specialist shops selling local farm produce, antiques and gifts, character pubs and home to the Exmoor National Park visitor centre.

Floor Plan

Welcome to Kiri Cottage, our delightful stone barn conversion with plenty of room for six plus pooch! Located in the glorious surroundings of Exmoor National Park on the Devon/Somerset border, it's just five miles from Dulverton and within easy reach of the coastal towns of Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth.

Our lovingly restored cottage is situated on West Hollowcombe Farm with three other character holiday cottages. You have shared access to sixty acres of the owner’s fields and woodlands, part of which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The friendly owners live on site and guarantee a very warm welcome! Mini guests are well looked after with shared use of a well-established adventure playground as well as selection of ride-on toys. The cottage also offers a choice of books and games, as well as useful baby and toddler gear including a travel cot, highchair and stairgate if you have a little one in tow.

Kiri Cottage, sleeping six, is comfortable and tastefully furnished, with original features including exposed walls and beams. You're greeted with a spacious open plan living space which contains a well-equipped kitchen, dining and sitting area with a cosy wood burning stove. A twin/double bedroom with en suite bathroom and separate family bathroom complete the ground floor.

Upstairs, two further bedrooms with scissor-beamed ceilings comprise a twin/double bedroom and galleried double bedroom.

Outside, your private patio is a delightful spot to sit and relax at any time of day and you have shared use of a well-established adventure playground and lawned garden.

Well-behaved dogs, other pets and horses are welcome, the latter being accommodated on a DIY livery basis.

Kiri Cottage is a perfect base for exploring Exmoor, with easy access to its superb footpaths, bridleways and dramatic scenery. Or simply relax amongst magnificent views and wildlife and enjoy the absolute peace and quiet! A wide variety of moorland birds and mammals such as hares and rabbits, stoats and weasels, to say nothing of red deer, are regular visitors. Additionally Exmoor ponies are often to be seen grazing on adjoining common land.

The Two Moors Way passes the gate and, for the energetic, numerous other walks are accessible directly from the cottage. A host of other country pursuits within easy reach include watersports, fishing, pony trekking, shooting, bird watching and mountain biking.

The owners are very keen on the environment and help to manage the SSSI area of marsh and woodlands in their grounds with the help of Exmoor National Park. The marsh land next to the river, which has not been cultivated for hundreds of years, makes an ideal spot for many rare plants and wildlife, especially the Heath Fritillary, one of the rarest butterflies in this country. The SSSI extends off into the woodlands and the owners are sympathetically managing this to promote its flora and fauna, with rare lichens on some of the older trees and fallen trunks providing great homes for all sorts of creatures.

Kiri Cottage is an ideal base to explore the North Devon coast and its picturesque villages including Porlock, Lynton and Lynmouth. Dulverton, considered to be the southern gateway to Exmoor, is 10 minutes’ drive away. This pretty town is well stocked with quality boutiques, grocery shops, inns and restaurants as well as the Exmoor National Park visitor centre.

The other three holiday cottages at West Hollowcombe Farm, are Smiddy Cottage, Jasper Cottage and Norton Cottage, each sleeping four guests. All four cottages can be booked together for larger groups to accommodate up to 18. Please see West Hollowcombe Cottages if you are interested in this option.

West Hollowcombe Farm is a fabulous holiday destination for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities, dramatic landscapes and wildlife.

2022-04-15 Natasha P, Corfe Mullen

"Excellent break away, remote and peaceful which was just what we wanted. Peter and Irene could not have made us feel more welcome. Definitely recommend." (Natasha stayed at Smiddy Cottage)

2021-10-29 Daniel B, Salisbury

"The cottage was perfect for what we needed. The hosts were great and we look forward to visiting again." (Daniel stayed at Smiddy Cottage)

2021-10-22 Deborah W, Yeovil

"Great location, quiet beautiful countryside."

2021-09-25 Paul D, England

"Kiri Cottage is a real delight with generous space to settle after a day out exploring. The hosts are on hand to assist if required but most things are provided for your comfort. The only comments worth considering are that the upper gallery bedroom is separated from the ground floor activity by a curtain (sound travels), the WiFi is a bit on the weak side and the electric supply is via coin meter. The three cottages are located down from horse stables, but we had no issues during our stay. Excellent views of the moor and wild deer (if lucky). You will not be disappointed at this lovely location."

2021-09-24 Yvonne S, Torquay

"My friend and I had a most enjoyable stay. We were lucky to have pleasant weather and made the most of lovely walks in the surrounding area. The owners were welcoming, friendly and helpful hosts. It was an ideal place to stay for anyone wanting a get-away peaceful, countryside holiday." (stayed at Smiddy Cottage)

2021-09-09 Robyn J, England

"The pictures on air b and b don't do this place justice. The cottage was spacious and cozy, with enough room for 4 adults 2 dogs and a toddler to get around. The kitchen well equipped, beautiful wood burner and comfy seats and beds. The views from the patio and kitchen window are amazing. Great way to start the day. Numerous walks to take, into the woods or across the moors and down to the tarr steps. The bathrooms were clean and decorated nicely. We loved the fresh flowers, lovely touch. We had no issues that badly affected our holiday as such, just a few comments regarding potentially easily remedied quirks. The plates stacked in the cupboard were found dirty and the carpet in the downstairs bedroom is a bit smelly. Maybe a few fly traps would help in the summer. Nevertheless our holiday really was super relaxing in the heart of nature and we hope to return. Our 1 year old had a fantastic time. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. They even gave my son a ride on thier ride on tractor. Thank you so much."

2021-07-13 Martin T, Shoreham by Sea

"Interesting Exmoor lanes to drive along! Perfect countryside location away from the hustle and bustle of a town which is exactly what we wanted. Lovely walking area."

2021-07-10 David S, Swindon

"A peaceful , isolated and marvellous country setting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Superb location for walking holidays around Exmoor."

2021-06-05 Nimish P, England

"Peter and Irene were most welcoming to the Kiri cottage when we arrived. Getting to the place was straight forward as long as you use a car sat Nav. Once there, Peter showed us around the cottage and all the amenities on site for recycling, heating and clothes washing. The beds were comfortable and the showers worked well. From the cottage, Minehead beach is closest and a beautiful one at that. We drove to Torquay for the day and had a great day out. If you are a keen walker, then on the farm property, there are beautiful walks along the river. We did a BBQ one afternoon using the one provided and that was great and Peter provided some kindling for the fire. Overall, a great break and will definitely return. WiFi is patchy, so if you really want a getaway, this is the place for you! Thank you."

2020-01-02 S Graham, Buckinghamshire

"This is a wonderful get-away-from-it-all place to stay. The beds were great, kitchen well-equipped and the additional touches of scones and cream and a lit fire when we arrived tired after a long drive made it feel very welcoming. If you like a variety of walking opportunities I can't think of a better location. We didn't want to leave!"

2019-09-30 A Morison, Highworth

"Location is remote but well worth the effort to get there. Property was well equipped for self-catering and cosy, with wood-burner and wood provided. Great walks direct from the site. Everything about the property was good, but quite a drive to the nearest pub."

2019-09-21 C Dennis, Buckinghamshire

"We greatly enjoyed our stay. Lovely cottages next to owners house. Very well furnished with all you could need. Nice touch with a very nice cream tea on arrival plus fresh flowers on the kitchen table. Beautiful scenery and amazing walks for families and dog owners. Would stay again."

2019-08-03 S Church, Hampshire

"Amazing property in the middle of no where, the view and stillness was so peaceful. The owners are a lovely couple who couldn’t have been nicer and more welcoming. The cottage was well equipped and a home from home. I couldn’t rate this holiday higher."

2019-07-27 G Bettens, Antwerp

"A perfect base to explore this stunning area. Not a modern, but a very well equipped and cosy converted barn with accommodating owners, a lovely view from the terrace, and a big lawn for the children to play on."

2019-04-27 L Wilson, Hatfield

"Warm friendly welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at W.Hollocombe (Kiri Cottage) Peter & Irene are great hosts. We had beautiful warm scones/jam/cream upon arrival. The unit has everything you need & more. We were 4 adults, 1 child and a baby. Lovely BBQ with amazing view. Scenic walks and a real get a way from it all experience. Excellent WiFi...Comfy beds, awesome fireplace!"

2019-01-02 K Ekström, London

"A lovely little getaway from the city in a great location (if you are looking for a secluded retreat with many walks). There are very basic kitchen/cooking facilities but that was no issue as there are many lovely pubs in walking distance. Perhaps a bit overpriced but maybe that’s the price to pay for seclusion and an open fire."

2018-07-09 Donna Povey, Florida

"Our recent stay at Kiri Cottage was far better than we anticipated. We were greeted with a sparkling clean, lovingly decorated cottage - complete with homemade scones, jam and clotted cream upon arrival. Our cottage was completely kitted out as well as my own home. Peter and Irene were so lovely - attentive, friendly, but NOT intrusive. We had a small problem with my 91 yr old mother-in-law having trouble getting in and out of the high tub, and both Peter and Irene went far beyond the call of duty to address her needs. This is not a complaint, I overlooked checking the accessibility during the booking phase - totally my fault. I strongly recommend a stay here, the cottages are lovely, the scenery is stunning and Peter and Irene are fabulous hosts. We will return here soon!"

2017-07-21 V Haussmann, France

”Gîte bien aménagé, confortable et cosy. Des hôtes agréables, accueillants et discrets. Dans une région magnifique. English translation: Well appointed, comfortable and cozy cottage. Pleasant, welcoming and discreet hosts. In a beautiful area.”

2017-06-09 E Thwaites, Singapore

”Fantastic place to spend some time, very well appointed cottage with tons of character set against an amazing scenic backdrop. Excellently hosted.”

2017-04-21 Tim, Martina and Tess, Evesham, Worcestershire

”Many thanks for a wonderful week at (Kiri) West Hollowcombe Farm in Hawkridge. Will recommend to friends and family. Many thanks”

2017-04-07 Jeroen Visscher, Netherlands

”Direct toegang tot geweldige wandelroutes. Fazanten en herten en ander wild heel dichtbij te bekijken. Ideaal om Exmoor park te ontdekken. English translation: Direct access to great hiking trails. Pheasants and deer and other wildlife are very close. Ideal to discover Exmoor park.”


”Have returned many times and stayed in all the cottages over the years, depending on our numbers (2 to 6). Such a beautiful setting and very relaxing. Comfortable accommodation, very well equipped, wood burner (so nice and cosy) and importantly, both dog and child friendly. Lots of walks and plenty of other things to see and do, just a short car ride away. Wonderfully hospitable owners on site, who provide a delicious cream tea on arrival. Who could ask for more?”


Do you dream of riding out in wide open spaces or exploring woodlands and riverbanks? Exmoor is the place for you and your horse!
West Hollowcombe Farm has four large stables and two pony stables should you wish to bring your horse on holiday with you. The tack room is at your disposal and the owners provide a water bucket for each stable as well as one bale of dust extracted woodchips. However, as it is on a DIY basis, you do the mucking out yourselves.

There is also a large paddock on site for them to run around in. They will have wonderful views and can watch the Exmoor ponies on the moor opposite. You can ride out onto the moor from the farm gate.

Exmoor has over 625 miles of footpaths and bridleways so you can explore in all directions. You can ride directly from the stables onto the moor only using the lanes occasionally. Alternatively you can arrange riding for yourself at the local stables.


West Hollowcombe Farm is situated in the village of Hawkridge, just north-west of the picturesque town of Dulverton, on the Two Moors Way. The famous Tarr Steps is only 1.75 miles and you can also walk to Dulverton or Withypool or simply take a circular walk around the farm estate along Danes Brook, through West Hollowcombe Woods and back through the village.


There is a rich tradition of locally produced food on Exmoor. There are also a multitude of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms around Exmoor serving good food and drink. The closest being;

Tarr Farm Inn, TA22 9PY (1.7 miles) – 16th century inn above the River Barle’s medieval clapper bridge with good food using local produce, children and dogs are welcome.
Withypool Tea Room, Withypool (3.7 miles).
The Royal Oak, Withypool (3.8 miles)
Hinam Farm Tea Room, near Dulverton (4 miles).
The Sportmans Inn, Sandy Way (5.3 miles).
Woods Bar & Restaurant, Dulverton (5 miles).
The Bridge Inn, Dulverton (5 miles).
The Exmoor White Horse Inn, Exford (6 miles).
The London Inn, Molland (6 miles).
The Royal Oak, Winsford (7.5 miles).
The Masons Arms, Knowstone (9 miles) – Michelin starred restaurant.


Exmoor National Park is the smallest of the National Parks covering around 267 square miles of stunningly beautiful scenery and wonderful views. There are over 625 miles of footpaths and bridleways. It is possible to ride, cycle, walk or even run all day only touching the roads to cross them. The highest point at 1704 feet (Dunkery Beacon) enjoys wonderful panoramic views over the moor, the Quantocks and across the Bristol Channel to Wales.

Uniquely there are thirty-four miles of coastline within the park; it has the highest cliffs and the longest stretch of coastal woodland in England. The North Devon section of the South West Coast Path passes through the remote coast of North Exmoor, through Combe Martin and the popular resort of Ilfracombe. Popular walks include the coastal path from Lynmouth to Watersmeet.

Exmoor is characterized by steep wooded combes and a very varied landscape that changes with the seasons. No matter when you visit it is not possible to be unmoved by its spectacular beauty. In the autumn the moor is covered in heather and you may even be lucky enough to find the local delicacy of whortleberries. The moor is dotted with wild Exmoor Ponies, the Heath Fritillary as well as the largest herd of wild Red Deer in the country.

This is Lorna Doone country – visit the church and village of Oare and the valley from where the dreaded Doones terrorized the neighbourhood.

The area of southern Exmoor is renowned for excellent walking, fishing and horse riding and you can even take an organised off-road trip by Land Rover around Exmoor to see red deer, rare birds and Exmoor ponies.

The National Trust has a number of interests in and around the park, notably Knightshayes, Arlington Court, Dunster Castle and Lundy. You can take a boat trip to Lundy Island, spend the day walking around this spectacular National Trust Island watching the seabirds, and even perhaps spot the basking sharks and puffins. Just as spectacular is the Valley of the Rocks and Watersmeet, just off Lynmouth and Lynton.

The large towns forming a triangle around Exmoor are Minehead, Barnstaple and Taunton. Within the Park there are a number of small towns and many villages; some of the best known being Dunster, with its lovely castle and grounds overlooking Minehead, Porlock, Selworthy, Allerford, Bossington and Exford.


DULVERTON (5 miles) is the southern gateway to the Exmoor National Park, a small town standing between the rivers Barle and Exe, which meet further down the valley. Dulverton has some quaint narrow streets weaving between fine Victorian buildings and a three arched bridge crossing the river leading to riverside walks. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs in Dulverton and in the square is the Exmoor National Park visitor centre and art gallery, offering plenty of inspiration for exploring the vast expanse of the moor on foot, on horseback or from behind the wheel.

PORLOCK (14.5 miles) is a quaint village with plenty of gift shops along with pubs, cafes and restaurants. The picturesque harbour of Porlock Weir offers wonderful views across the Bristol Channel. Porlock offers the choice of sea fishing from the weir.

TIVERTON market town (17 miles) is famed for its Heathcote lace. One of the principal attractions is Tiverton Castle, a beautiful habited property dating from the twelfth century revealing a number of contrasting architectural styles and some delightful gardens, including a romantic walled garden and kitchen garden.

DUNSTER (17.5 miles) is a medieval village with many old buildings and winding cobbled streets. The whole village is dominated by the Dunster Castle on its hill and the focal point of the High Street is the picturesque Yarn Market, a covered area built in 1609. Dunster is well served with traditional inns, individual shops and interesting places to explore including the working 18th century watermill.

MINEHEAD (18 miles) has golden sandy beaches, a pretty harbour and plenty of cafes, shops and bistros. Enjoy a nostalgic steam train journey from the seafront on the West Somerset Railway, or visit Blenheim Gardens, winner of many awards for its beautiful floral displays.

LYNTON & LYNMOUTH (19 miles) in the Exmoor National Park are connected by a fascinating Cliff Railway, with fabulous walks to Watersmeet and the stunning coastline at the Valley of the Rocks.

BICKLEIGH (21 miles) is one of Devon’s most photographed villages with its thatched cottages, lovingly tended gardens and beautiful riverside setting. Bickleigh Mill offers a rural retail experience. Here you will find shopping opportunities, craft centre, farm shop, restaurant, coffee shop and waterside tea garden together with picnic areas and trout lakes. Nearby, Bickleigh Castle was once a Royal stronghold and boasts a picturesque moated garden, armoury, ancient chapel and much more. Yearlstone Vineyard is another popular attraction, where the silty clay loam and naturally protected slopes provide ideal conditions for grapes to thrive. The vineyard now has a shop and a café overlooking the river Exe, ideal for those yearning to learn more about wine production right here in the UK.

BARNSTAPLE (22 miles) is a lively traditional coastal town with a pannier market, shops, restaurants and bars, along with two fabulous sandy beaches, which are popular with surfers and families. Barnstaple is also home to a multi-screen cinema, the Queen’s Theatre, leisure and tennis centre and a bowling alley. The town is renowned for its floral displays having won a Britain in Bloom award and flowers are found around every corner of the town in the most unusual places. Barnstaple lies at the end of the magnificent Tarka Line railway, which takes you through the spectacular North Devon countryside of wooded river valleys, rugged moorland and a stretch of coastline.

GREAT TORRINGTON (27.5 miles) is an unspoilt town built on high ground above the River Torridge. A leading tourist attraction is Dartington Crystal where visitors can see craftsmen blowing and shaping glass, follow the history of glassmaking and buy some beautiful pieces. The town has a good selection of individual shops, a friendly atmosphere, and some good inns. About a mile from Great Torrington is the spectacular RHS garden at Rosemoor, splendid with colourful roses in summer and in a breathtaking setting by the River Torridge.

BIDEFORD (31 miles) is a quaint town with various shops, restaurants and galleries. Running alongside the river, the town has a lovely country feel. Attractions include the quirky shops, pannier market and the Tarka Trail pedestrian and cycle way. Take a boat trip to Lundy Island, a unique and unspoilt island, undisturbed by cars, and home to a fascinating array of wildlife amidst dramatic scenery: deer, seals, ponies, dolphins and rare birds. On the edge of Bideford is the Atlantic Village, a large shopping outlet housing more than 30 retailers.

ILFRACOMBE (31 miles) is a beautiful Victorian seaside town, home to artist Damien Hirst and his statue ‘Verity,’ which stands proudly above the pretty harbour. Fresh seafood can be enjoyed in several of the restaurants and tea rooms, and there are lovely galleries and shops to peruse. Attractions include Ilfracombe Aquarium. From Ilfracombe Pier you can set sail for Lundy Island. Tunnels Beaches are a network of beautiful sheltered beaches and tidal Victorian bathing pool accessed via four tunnels hand carved in the 1820’s. Located alongside the blue flag beach is a café.

APPLEDORE (32 miles) is a quaint fishing village whose only connection to the mainland is a wonderful peninsular surrounded by salt marshes, which are part of a world biosphere site, and a stunning coastline. Home to shipbuilders and Hocking’s ice cream, which is only sold in North Devon, there are Ferry links to Instow. Attractions include The North Devon Maritime Museum & Victorian Schoolroom.

CLOVELLY (42 miles) is set into a steep hillside that drops more than 400ft down to Clovelly Pier. One of the most famous villages in the world, the car-free cobbled streets have made it a wonderful place for visitors to walk. Home to a cluster of shops, café and public house, attractions include Hobby Drive Walk and Clovelly Court Gardens.


Knightshayes Court (National Trust), Tiverton (16.5 miles) is a Victorian country house surrounded by acres of glorious gardens and parkland.

Dunster Castle, Dunster (17.5 miles) is an ancient castle with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens, set above the medieval village of Dunster. Dating back over 1,000 years, Dunster Castle is now run by the National Trust as a tourist attraction with events and activities held during the year.

Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (National Trust), Arlington, near Barnstaple (23 miles). The Regency house holds an impressive collection of horse drawn vehicles and beautiful gardens. Arlington has over 20 miles of footpaths, trailing around lakes and bridges.

Broomhill Sculpture Garden, Barnstaple (25.5 miles). Surrounded by woodland and streams, the garden features a number of international and local sculpture projects, as well as an excellent restaurant.

Castle Hill Gardens, Filleigh, Torrington (28 miles).

Marwood Hill Gardens, Marwood, Barnstaple (28 miles).

Tapeley Park Stately Home and Gardens, Westleigh, Bideford (28 miles).

RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington (29 miles).

Clovelly Court Gardens, Clovelly (42 miles).

Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter (45 miles).

Hartland Abbey & Gardens, Hartland, Bideford (45 miles).

Barrington Court, Ilminster TA19 0NQ (49 miles).


North Devon beaches are well known around the world for their clean water, golden sands and excellent waves. All these beaches are located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and are situated along the South West Coast Path.

Instow beach and pretty village (28 miles), home of the Royal North Devon Yacht Club.

Tunnels Beach, Ilfracombe (30.5 miles).

Saunton Sands (31.5 miles). Saunton is an ideal surfing beach for beginners, providing a more smooth ride.

Westward Ho! (32 miles) has a gorgeous beach, which is popular for surfing and swimming. The clean sands are protected by a large pebble ridge and grasslands, which lie within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Woolacombe (32.5 miles). Putsborough, located in the southern corner of Woolacombe, will tend to have clean surf when nowhere else does, due to the high cliffs protecting it from the gales.

Croyde Bay (33 miles) has one of the best beach breaks in the UK and therefore attracts the more experienced surfers.


North Devon Hawk Walks, Withypool, Exmoor (4 miles).

Quince Honey Farm in South Molton (12.4 miles) is a family run working honey farm with 1,000 hives. Visit the world’s largest Honeybee exhibition; BeeWorld! There is a large indoor soft play area, an outdoor play area and a Critter cabin. Cafe and shop, dog friendly.

Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre, West Lynch Farm, Allerford, near Porlock (15.5 miles). Visit the Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre to see their collection of owls, birds of prey and other friendly animals plus the opportunity to participate in full or half-day bird of prey experiences.

Dunster Working Watermill (National Trust), Dunster (17.5 miles), an 18th century mill set in the peaceful surroundings of Dunster Castle.

Dunster Castle (National Trust), Dunster (17.5 miles).

Exmoor Zoo, Bratton Fleming (18 miles).

Cobbaton Combat Collection of military vehicles, Cobbaton, Chittlehampton (20 miles).

West Somerset Railway is a 20 mile steam railway running through stunning countryside between Minehead (20 miles) and Bishop’s Lydeard, near Taunton.

Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust, near Watchet (22 miles). A charming and atmospheric collection of railway memorabilia and real vintage engines and cars.

Tropiquaria Wildlife Park, Watchet (22 miles) – a small tropical house and zoo. Puppet theatre and 2 life-size pirate adventure ships. Also new indoor play castle.

The Tarka Trail (22 miles) is the former Barnstaple to Bideford railway line, one of the country’s longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route. Providing excellent views of the Taw estuary the route is relatively level.

Wildlife & Dinosaur Park, Combe Martin (23 miles).

Watermouth Castle and Family Theme Park, Berrynarbor, near Ilfracombe (27 miles).

Dartington Crystal, Great Torrington (28 miles).

The Big Sheep is an amusement farm park located in Abbotsham, near Bideford (32 miles).

The Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly (39 miles).

Crealy Adventure Park, Sidmouth Road, Exeter (40 miles) – Roller coasters, drop slides and water flumes plus lots more.


The surrounding area is perfect for golf, horse riding, watersports, quad biking, fishing and flying, which can all be enjoyed locally.


Highbullen Hotel Golf and Country Club, 18 hole pay and play (19 miles).
Chulmleigh Golf Course 18 hole par 3, pay and play (20 miles).
Libbaton Golf Club, High Bickington, Umberleigh (23 miles).
Portmore Golf Park, Barnstaple (21 miles).


Horse riding allows you to venture off the conventional footpaths and experience the landscape and scenery like never before. Many of the riding stables in the area offer both coastal and countryside treks, and can cater for all levels of experience.

West Anstey Farm Stables, Waddicombe (3.7 miles).
Brendon Manor Riding Stables, Brendon Manor Farm, Brendon Manor, Lynton (16 miles). Ideal if you want to go horse riding over Exmoor.
Bold Try Riding Stables, Leigh Road, Chulmleigh (20.5 miles).
Dean Riding Stables, Lower Dean Farm, Dean, Parracombe (21.5 miles). Ride out on a quiet or adventurous hack around Exmoor.
North Devon Equestrian Centre, Shirwell, Barnstaple (27 miles).


The majestic lake at Wimbleball Country Park (11 miles) is also a premier trout fishing location, and provides tuition in numerous water sports, including sailing, windsurfing and canoeing.
At the reservoir at Wistlandpound (20 miles), there are the opportunities to try sailing, windsurfing and canoeing.


World class beaches at Saunton, Woolacombe and Croyde provide ideal opportunities for surfing, coasteering, kayaking and kite surfing:
Surfside Kayak, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe (25 miles).
North Devon Surf School, Westward Ho! (32 miles).
Surf South West, Croyde Bay (34 miles).


Rock and Rapid Adventures, South Molton (11.4 miles) has the largest indoor climbing wall in North Devon.
Exmoor Adventures, Porlock Weir (15.6 miles) provides a range of outdoor activities including coasteering, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, raft building, archery, hill walking and orienteering activities across North Devon and Somerset.
South Down Adventure Ltd, South Down Farm, Umberleigh (26 miles) offers quad biking, zorbing, clay shooting archery or air rifle shooting.
North Devon Karting, Barnstaple (24.5 miles).
Keypitts Stables ‘n’ Quads, Ilfracombe (28 miles).
The Ultimate Adventure Centre, near Bideford (32 miles) offers coasteering, mountain boarding, mountain biking, high ropes, climbing wall, kayaking and surfing.
West Somerset Adventures offer a variety of activities and day packages to suit those looking for an alternative Exmoor adventure. West Somerset Adventures is a local company based on the edge of Exmoor.


South Molton swimming pool (14 miles).
Tiverton swimming pool, Exe Valley Leisure Centre (16 miles).
Wivey Pool, The Recreation Ground, Wiveliscombe (18 miles) – outdoor open air swimming pool.


Aerosaurus Balloons & Virgin Hot Air Balloon Flights, Tiverton Rugby Club, Tiverton (16 miles).
Eaglescott Airfield (26 miles) – light aircraft, microlights, gliding, training, aerobatics and air experience flights.


South Molton Bowling Club (12.5 miles) has an outdoor bowling green for the summer and indoor short mat bowling during the winter.


Riverton House & Lakes, Coarse Angling Centre, Barnstaple, Swimbridge (17 miles).


Bellbrook Valley Trout Fishery, Oakford, Tiverton (10 miles).


Experience Exmoor offers a range of outdoor experiences in Exmoor. You can take part in a luxury 4×4 safari, where you can go off road, see the coast or explore Exmoor with a pub lunch to keep your energy levels up. Experience Exmoor also offers sea safaris, clay pigeon shooting and walks.

Red Stag Safari offer Safaris on Exmoor in a Land Rover Discovery with a local Somerset guide, see Red Deer on Exmoor and discover its fascinating past.



Dunster Castle Express, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Lunchtime Fish and Chip Specials, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
North Devon & Exmoor Walking Festival
Dunster Castle events, Dunster (17.5 miles).


Dunster Castle Express, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
North Devon & Exmoor Walking Festival
Lunchtime Fish and Chip Specials, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Murder Mystery Special, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Dunster Castle events, Dunster (17.5 miles).
Events at Arlington Court (National Trust), Arlington, near Barnstaple (23 miles).


Dunster Castle Express, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Cheese & Cider Lunchtime Specials, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Steam & Cream Tea Specials, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Seaweed Festival, Clovelly (41 miles).
Ilfracombe Victorian Celebration, Ilfracombe (31 miles).
GoldCoast Oceanfest, Croyde (33 miles).
Events at Arlington Court (National Trust), Arlington, near Barnstaple (23 miles).
Outdoor Theatre, Dunster Castle, Dunster (17.5 miles).


Dunster Castle Express, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Days out with Thomas, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Yarn-Bombing, Clovelly (41 miles).
Cheese & Cider Lunchtime Specials, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Steam & Cream Tea Specials, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Murder Mystery Specials, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Clovelly Gig Regatta, Clovelly (41 miles).
Clovelly Maritime Festival, Clovelly (41 miles).
World War I Assault Course, Dunster Castle, Dunster (17.5 miles).
Summer events at Dunster Castle, Dunster (17.5 miles).
Woolsery Agricultural Show, Clovelly (41 miles).
Victorian Explorers with Exmoor Zoo, Dunster Castle, Dunster (17.5 miles).
Somersault Festival, Castle Hill Gardens, Filleigh (28 miles).


Dunster Castle Express, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Victorian Falconry, Dunster Castle, Dunster (17.5 miles).
Outdoor Theatre, Dunster Castle, Dunster (17.5 miles).
North Devon Show, South Molton (12.5 miles).
Victorian Explorers with Exmoor Zoo, Dunster Castle, Dunster (17.5 miles).
Exmoor Rail, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Clovelly Lifeboat Weekend, Clovelly (41 miles).
Civil War Weekend, Dunster Castle, Dunster (17.5 miles).
Lunchtime Fish and Chip Specials, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Events at Arlington Court (National Trust), Arlington, near Barnstaple (23 miles).
National Sandcastle Competition, Croyde Beach (33 miles).


Dunster Castle Express, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Events at Arlington Court (National Trust), Arlington, near Barnstaple (23 miles).
Cheese & Cider Lunchtime Specials, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Steam & Cream Tea Specials, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Sea Ilfracombe Festival, Ilfracombe (31 miles).
Late Summer Weekend, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Lobster and Crab Feast, Clovelly (41 miles).
Events at Dunster Castle, Dunster (17.5 miles).
Barnstaple Carnival, Barnstaple (22 miles).
The Appledore Book Festival, Appledore (32 miles).


Dunster Castle Express, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
The Appledore Book Festival, Appledore (32 miles).
Events at Dunster Castle, Dunster (17.5 miles).
Autumn Steam Gala, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Morning Deer Walks, Arlington Court (National Trust), Arlington, near Barnstaple (23 miles).
North Devon Foodfest, Barnstaple Pannier Market (22 miles).
Spooky Pumpkin Trail, Dunster Castle, Dunster (17.5 miles).
After Dark, Dunster Castle, Dunster (17.5 miles).
Spooky Night Walk, Arlington Court (National Trust), Arlington, near Barnstaple (23 miles).
Murder Mystery Specials, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Steam & Scream, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).


Christmas Fair Arlington Court (National Trust), Arlington, near Barnstaple (23 miles).
Clovelly Herring Festival, Clovelly (41 miles).
Minehead Station Christmas Market (20 miles).


Dunster by Candlelight, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Santa Express Specials, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Sherry & Mince Pie Specials, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Christmas through the ages and illuminated trail, Dunster Castle, Dunster (17.5 miles).
Christmas Lights, Clovelly (41 miles).
Murder Mystery Specials, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Father Christmas, Arlington Court (National Trust), Arlington, near Barnstaple (23 miles).
Carol Trains, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Winter Steam Festival, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).
Lunchtime Fish and Chip Specials, West Somerset Railway, Minehead (20 miles).

Things you need to know about Kiri Cottage if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • * This cottage welcomes dogs and other pets, providing they are well behaved. Pets are charged at £3.00 per day per pet, or £20 per week per pet
  • Reception for mobiles, although currently limited, is showing signs of improvement. However there is a pay phone and fax in the main house.
  • Barbecues and related tools are available on request
  • “Pay as you go” meters have been installed in each cottage and these are pre-loaded with a £10 credit for every week that guests propose to stay. The meters accept £1 & £2 coins
  • Additional beds in the cottages are priced at £30.00 per week
  • Horses and ponies on a DIY basis, with stable, use of tack room and grazing at £40.00 per week or £7.00 per night
  • Minimum stay 2 nights in off peak periods. Minimum stay 7 nights Saturday to Saturday during Summer High season.
  • * Covid-19 measures for this property:
    In full compliance with the hospitality industry cleaning protocols and safety guidance.
    Intensively cleaned and sanitised.
    Contact-free check in and check out.
    Complete privacy and exclusive use of the cottage during your holiday.
    Date changes for all existing and new bookings if the lockdown measures are extended or re-imposed.

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.

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