If you have been inspired by the recent BBC programme Stargazing Live, you might be interested to know that Exmoor National Park is Europe’s first designated International Dark Sky Reserve. With some of the lowest levels of light pollution in the country, the skies above Exmoor on a clear night are exceptionally starry. March and April are particularly good months for stargazing, with late summer and autumn providing the best chance to see a shooting star. All you have to do is go outside and look up!
We have some lovely cottages situated within the National Park – why not come and explore one of the finest landscapes in the UK this year?
Brooklyn is a delightful cottage in the quiet village of Timberscombe, which means wooded valley. The village lies within the Exmoor National Park, not far from the medieval village of Dunster, and is an ideal location to enjoy country walks as well as the beautiful North Somerset coast. The village pub, the Lion Inn, is just a stone’s throw away, so guests staying at Brooklyn can wander across for an evening drink or a meal.
Situated on a country lane, Little Thatch is a charming thatched mid-terrace cottage, which has been renovated into a cosy holiday home. This character cottage retains some original features and outside there is a small private patio area to the rear of the property, where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine whilst listening to the babbling brook which runs close by.
In the lovely town of Porlock is Marley Cottage. Dating back to the late Victorian era, the cottage is the end terrace of six properties originally built as homes for local boat builders. Recently renovated, Marley Cottage has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished to create an inviting holiday home, with a pretty south facing seating area.
Set in the splendour of the Exmoor National Park Riverside Cottage is a pretty, detached holiday home are bordered on two sides by a trout stream. The cottage is comfortable with co-ordinated soft furnishings and a woodburner. The owner offers holistic therapies including Reiki, yoga, relaxation and meditation by arrangement.