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Millers At The Anchor - Hotel
Millers At The Anchor - Hotel

Porlock Weir, Minehead TA24 8PB

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4.4 out of 5 (109 reviews)

Located in Porlock, this hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Porlock Weir Harbour and within 3 mi (5 km) of Greencombe Gardens and …

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Dunster Castle Hotel
Dunster Castle Hotel

5 High Steet Exmoor National Park, Minehead TA24 6SF

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (145 reviews)

Located in Dunster, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of St George's Church and Dunster Castle. Dunster Dolls Museum and The …

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Northfield Hotel
Northfield Hotel

Northfield Road, Minehead TA24 5PU

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (39 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Dunster Castle. …

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The Castle Inn
The Castle Inn

High Street, Minehead TA24 8PY

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (77 reviews)

Located in Porlock, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Dovery Manor Museum and Exmoor Adventures. Greencombe Gardens and …

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Overstream Guest House
Overstream Guest House

Parsons Street, Minehead TA24 8QJ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (118 reviews)

Located in Porlock, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dovery Manor Museum and Greencombe Gardens. Allerford Museum and …

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Luttrell Arms Hotel
Luttrell Arms Hotel

32-36 High Street, Minehead TA24 6SG

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Located in Dunster, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dunster Working Watermill and Dunster Castle. Minehead Beach is 2.4 m …

£110
The Old Ship Aground
The Old Ship Aground

Quay Street, Minehead TA24 5UL

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (59 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this inn is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Minehead Beach and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Dunster Castle. …

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The Café Porlock Weir
The Café Porlock Weir

Porlock Weir Exmoor, Minehead TA24 8PB

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (11 reviews)

Located in Porlock, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Porlock Weir Harbour and Greencombe Gardens. Dovery Manor Museum and …

£50
The Lorna Doone Hotel
The Lorna Doone Hotel

High Street, Minehead TA24 8PS

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (122 reviews)

Located in Porlock, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dovery Manor Museum and Greencombe Gardens. Allerford Museum and …

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Exmoor White Horse Inn
Exmoor White Horse Inn

Exford, Minehead TA24 7PY

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Located in Exford, this boutique inn is 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from Dunkery Beacon and within 12 mi (20 km) of Tarr Steps Clapper …

£102
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Pocket Guide: Exmoor National Park Holnicote Estate Hotels

Holnicote Estate is part of Exmoor National Park and has a rich and varied landscape of rocky coastline, moorlands, woods, villages and green fields. It's popular with ramblers because of its many footpaths which take in a variety of scenic views. Stay at a Somerset hotel close to or in Exmoor and you'll have a great choice of outdoor activities and wonderful scenery right on your doorstep.

From Somerset Hotels to Holnicote Estate on Exmoor

Holnicote House, constructed in the late-15th Century, lies at the heart of the estate. It was rebuilt later on in the 17th century, and in 1705 the Blackford family moved in and did some extensive refurbishing. A great fire swept through what was then called the Blackford mansion in 1779, and shortly afterwards the Acland family completely rebuilt it as a hunting lodge. Exmoor stag hunting was all the rage amongst the moneyed classes at the time, and in fact until as recently as the start of the 21st Century the local hunt was based here. It was then that the National Trust took over and banned hunting on the estate altogether. Another fire in 1821 burnt down the Acland manor, and it subsequently became children's home and later on a hotel.

Visit Holnicote Estate from Somerset Hotels

The 150 miles of pathways that criss-cross Holnicote Estate take in the Selworthy and Dunkerry beacons and numerous picturesque villages such as Allerford, Selworthy and Luccombe. You can also see some of the West Country's most beautiful coastal views here, as the estate is bisected by the South West Coast Path. Holnicote Estate in fact makes an ideal stopover if you're heading to another part of Wessex, and there are loads of excellent Somerset hotels and B&Bs all across the region for you to stay at.

In Dunkerry visitors can climb to Somerset's highest point, the Beacon, in the National Nature Reserve here. Horse riding, cycling and pony trekking are also popular, and the local wildlife includes heath fritillary butterflies, red deer and of course the famous Exmoor wild ponies, which have lived here for centuries.

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