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Emmett’s Grange is ideally located at the end of a private drive, in an idyllic countryside setting, just 2 miles outside Simonsbath, a tiny village in the heart of Exmoor’s moorland.

Emmett's Grange holiday cottage in Simonsbath is a fantastic base for exploring the unspoilt beauty of Exmoor National Park and its unique moorland and countryside and yet still not far from the North Devon coastline and its glorious golden sands and excellent surf. The traditional market towns of South Molton and Dulverton are both only a short drive away.

Where to eat

North Devon and Exmoor is getting an excellent reputation for being a foodie’s heaven. Many local pubs and restaurants proudly offers excellent menus using only the best locally sourced ingredients.

Simonsbath House Hotel

The Barle Valley Restaurant at the Simonsbath House Hotel offers a mix of traditional English and modern European cuisine. Dinner is normally served between 6.30pm to 8.30pm and booking ahead is highly recommended.

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The Culbone, Porlock, Somerset

Discover the best in local produce: with award winning menus, Devon Red beef and the best fish in the South West. The Culbone restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner.

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Kentisbury Grange

The Coach House by Michael Caines at Kentisbury Grange  offers innovative yet classic cuisine in a truly remarkable setting.

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The Coast

Exmoor boasts some of the finest coastline in the Country with the famous wooded cliffs, secret smugglers coves, idyllic working fishing towns and spectacular cliff paths.

The twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth (12 miles)

Renamed ‘Little Switzerland’ by the Victorians the two idyllic villages sit at the mouth of the Lyn River. At the higher village of Lynton you’ll find plenty of shops, tea room and café’s and to avoid the steep climb down to Lynmouth you can take the impressive Victorian water-powered cliff railway. In Lynmouth itself you can wander past the traditional fisherman’s cottages, over the bridge of the East Lyn river and along the sea front which has views out to South Wales. From either village you can access the magnificent ‘Valley of the Rocks.’ With views out to sea if is an extremely popular tourist destination for walkers and climbers alike, renowned for its rugged beauty and incredible views.

Combe Martin (16 miles)

The popular and pretty village of Combe Martin offers a wonderful family beach that is fantastic for sunbathing, building sand castles, rock pooling and kayaking. It’s guaranteed to keep everyone entertained. There is easy access to the facilities and car parking near by.

Ilfracombe (21 miles)

The Victorian seaside town of Ilfracombe has a good selection of pubs, shops and restaurants (including a couple owned by Damien Hirst) all sat around a pretty harbourside. Visitors can also hop on board one of the daily boat trips to the stunning Lundy Island. Within the town is the iconic Landmark Theatre for a spot of culture as well as the award winning Tunnels Beaches – a unique Blue Flag family beach steeped in history where visitors reach the beach through tunnels carved out of the Cliffside rocks.

Sea fishing trips are available from most of the fishing harbours, Ilfracombe pier is always a hive of activity lots of skippers viewing for business tempting anglers with different excitements.

Porlock (16 miles)

The traditional Exmoor village is nestled into the side of Porlock Hill. With a long shingle beach, a museum, gardens and an aquarium, it’s the perfect place to spend a day out with the family. From the village you can also try your hand at sea fishing, or use the village as a base for one of the regular shoots which takes place close by.