Introducing our third-party experiences
From high energy kayaking, coasteering, and mountain biking, to clay shooting and archery, all-season bird watching walks and a 4×4 safari, to more serene crafting and pampering, some of our local friends can offer you extra special experiences when you are staying with us. We have negotiated special rates or benefits that you only receive as a guest staying at one of our four Exmoor Character Cottages. In all instances, please let the organiser know you are staying with us to receive the benefit, then book and pay direct as your service is supplied by them. All of these activities are provided by the third-party supplier, not by us, and where relevant you are covered by the supplier’s insurance.
Bring out your inner Bear Grylls and dive straight into the outdoors with our Exmoor Adventure experience
Take the opportunity to spend quality time with your friends and family and enjoy outdoor activities with specialist local provider, Exmoor Adventures. From rock climbing the cliffs of Exmoor to whizzing down hillsides on a mountain bike trail, you can get wet and wild in a Canadian Canoe or scramble over rocks and jump into deep water with Coasteering. We’ve detailed just a few of the activities below on offer. Our guests can enjoy am exclusive special discount of £5 per half day activity during November – February (excludes half-term). Read on for the full menu.
Pampering with Jenny Dyer
Bring the spa to your cottage with our pampering experience
When you are on holiday there’s no better way of relaxing than putting up your feet and indulging in a pampering session. Enjoy manicures, massages, facials and a range of other treatments to make you feel brand new, all from the comfort of your Exmoor Character Cottage. Our beauty therapist Jenny who has worked in some top spas, and as a make-up artist for TV, stage and film will come straight to your cottage door for all your pampering needs. She is available for our guests seven days a week and will be as flexible as possible to your party’s wishes. Choose your treatments from Jenny’s spa menu, then please book and pay in advance as Jenny is in great demand.
Birdwatching with John
Get up close to Exmoor’s birdlife
There are so many species of bird to see in West Somerset, whatever the time of year. Our guide is local bird recorder John Rivoire. John has many years’ experience as both a birdwatcher and a tour guide. He knows the best places to go, at the most appropriate times of year and even which day to have the best chance of seeing some great birds. See what you can discover when you stay with us. Happy birdwatching!
4×4 safaris on the moor
Perfect for all the family!
We have teamed up with Exmoor Wildlife Safaris to offer our guests an exclusive three-hour or full-day experience observing fauna and flora in the beauty spots of Exmoor. You’ll be picked up in a Land Rover Defender from your cottage door by our host Daphne, who with 18 years’ experience under her belt will show you the wildlife that calls Exmoor home. Find out what to expect.
Clay shooting and archery
Enjoy clay shooting and archery, surrounded by stunning Exmoor scenery
Want to learn a new skill on your holiday with us? How about archery or clay shooting? Our partner Matthew and his team at Birds Hill Days will customise a half or full-day session for your group. It’s a great way to enjoy Exmoor and try a new activity at the same time. Perfect for families and friends, this activity is very popular, so we advise booking before you arrive. Find out more.
A day of crafting
Make your holiday a crafty one
Why not make your holiday that little bit more special? Settle down to a relaxing day of crafting and learn some new skills while you’re at it. Our experienced instructor Pam will come direct to you in your Exmoor Character Cottage and bring along everything you need for your ‘make’, you just need to pack your trusty sewing machine! You don’t need any prior experience – Pam will adapt the day to each groups level of expertise. Take a look at what you could make with Pam.