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.
Nails with Hannah – Make your holiday a stylish one
Make your holiday extra luxurious and get pampered in style!
You can enjoy a selection of wonderful nail treatments from the comfort of one of our cottages. Our experienced therapist Hannah offers a bespoke range of on-trend manicures, as well as sculpted extensions. She’s a very talented artist as our photographs show! Using exclusively premium beauty brands, she offers her vegan gel polish on natural nails and provides infilling. Whether you want to look glam for a romantic holiday dinner out or feel extra special for a night in, why not book a manicure today? The treatments can take 45 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes and prices start at £15. Please call Hannah on 07584 093278 to book your appointment. As with all our experiences, please pay Hannah direct. And if you mention ‘Exmoor Character Cottages’ you’ll get a free cuticle oil with your nail treatment.
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.
Bring the cream tea experience to your doorstep
We don’t want social distancing to stop our guests from enjoying the splendour of an afternoon cream tea, so we’re bringing it to you. The renowned Cross Lane House in Allerford will provide guests with a pre-ordered cream tea to either collect or be delivered to your cottage. It will arrive safely in ‘brown paper packages tied up with string’ (cue Julie Andrews) so you can treat yourself to an afternoon of indulgence. Tempted? Read on
4×4 safaris on the moor
Perfect for all the family!
Fancy having the best chance to see red deer or Exmoor ponies? We have teamed up with Red Stag Safari and Exmoor Wildlife Safaris to offer our guests an exclusive half or full day experience taking in the wildlife and countryside in the beauty spots of Exmoor. You’ll be picked up in a 4×4 from your cottage door by our hosts Andrew or Daphne, who will show you the wildlife that calls Exmoor home. Find out what to expect on a trip with Red Stag Safaris or Exmoor Wildlife Safaris.
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.
Foraging: From forest to fork
Learn how to forage edible goodies in wild Exmoor
Have you ever wondered how you would manage if you have to fend for yourself in the wilderness? Malcolm and Jennie from Wild About Exmoor will teach you to identify and prepare edible plants and fungi found in the Exmoor countryside. Make your trip extra special by opting for a meal which includes locally sourced meat and foraged vegetables. This can either be a half or full-day activity. Learn more here.