EXMOOR COTTAGE HOLIDAYS
Surfing holidays are very popular in North Devon and the surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are considered by many to be the finest in the UK. North Devon is only 50 minutes from the M5 and much more accessible for those travelling from London and the Midlands than the surfing beaches at Newquay in Cornwall.
If you love surfing but don't want to stay in the busy crowded resorts, then Exmoor Cottage Holidays is ideal for you. The five stone cottages are full of charm and character, and surrounded by large enchanting grounds. They are within 300 yards of an award-winning pub, and within 15 miles of all the North Devon surfing beaches, including those at Croyde, Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Putsborough.
We offer a beautiful place to stay and the personal attention you would normally receive in a B&B or hotel so that you get the very most from your surfing holiday. We are on site every day to help you with any enquiries and provide a chambermaid service (unless you don’t want to be disturbed!). We leave a free basket of logs and kindling in your cottage (and you can have more if available) and we are happy to help light your fire and show you how to keep it going. We can provide a BBQ, high-chair, cot, stair gate and fire-guard and although there are laundry facilities for your use, we offer a free service wash and dry so that you can enjoy your day to the full. There is a bird-feeder outside each cottage (filled daily) and a delightful walk in the grounds with lovely views, a children’s play area and a wildflower meadow ideal for exercising your dogs.
We know Exmoor and North Devon well and can help you to plan your days out, show you the best beaches and places to visit on an Ordnance Survey map (which you may borrow) and help you make arrangements with local businesses e.g. for vehicle repairs, guided tours, surfing lessons, restaurants, etc. – and we always have some special deals arranged for our guests.
Why waste time when you could be surfing? If you don't want to cook, the local pub serves excellent award winning home made food and real ales and is only two minutes walk from the cottages, or we can provide frozen meals home-made by the local shop (who can also deliver groceries for your arrival). We offer full house-keeping services including towel hire, B&B, cottage cleaning, dog-sitting, and if you've had enough of driving, we can arrange for the local taxi to take you and your boards to the beach.
There are lots of other activities available if you want a change from surfing, including swimming, canoeing, high rope climbing, coasteering, quad-biking, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, paint balling and of course walking! You can visit historic Ilfracombe Harbour, where there has been a light on Lantern Hill for over a thousand years, and see Damien Hirst's controversial statue of Verity; medieval Dunster, which has a fascinating castle, a C13th dovecote and C16th Yarn Market; the Valley of Rocks, with spectacular rock formations and a large community of wild goats; and take the amazing water-powered cliff railway between the twin seaside towns of Lynton and Lynmouth.
In the evening you can enjoy the award winning food and real ales at the local Black Venus Inn, or one of the many other excellent restaurants nearby, including the Oak Room in Lynton for tapas; Giovanni's in Barnstaple for Italian food; the Boathouse in Instow for seafood; Broomhills in Muddiford for Mediterranean food; and the Culbone near Porlock for fine seasonal and themed food, and where we have arranged a 10% discount for our guests.
Exmoor Cottage Holidays is ideal for your UK surfing holiday in North Devon, especially if you dislike the crowded resorts. The cottages are less than an hours drive from the M5, with charming accommodation, peaceful surroundings, an award winning pub just a few minutes walk away, and only 15 miles away from arguably the best surfing beaches in the UK.