Simonbath is in the heart of Exmoor and often considered to be the central point for the national park.
This tiny village consists of a church, two hotels and Boeveys Tea Rooms and is one of the most sparsely populated areas of Exmoor.
Its notable historic buildings include the large Simonsbath House, the original residence to the Knight’s family who farmed Exmoor in the 1800’s and Simonsbath Sawmill.
Popular with visitors during the summer months, Simonsbath offers superb walks along the River Barle that passes the southern edge of the village. There are also fine short woodland walks enhanced by the wood carvings of animals and birds from Mike Leach (the local National Park ranger) where children will have great fun finding them.
If you are looking for a self-catering cottage in Simonsbath in Somerset on Exmoor, please view our properties below.
The Linhay holiday rental is set high above the Exmoor village of Simonsbath a small village high up on Exmoor in Somerset.Like much of North Devon and Somerset which is the region that Exmoor transverses and The Linhay holiday cottage resides, it's incredibly hilly and Simonsbath sits in the valley formed by the River Exe and The River Barle and has a very old, medieval triple-arched bridge that is used today by cars to cross the river.SEE COTTAGE
Emmett's Grange is the highest building on Exmoor and steeped in history with kings and Queens using it as a hunting lodge in years gone by.Emmett's Grange sits above Simonsbath a pretty Exmoor village with a popular hotel which serves good food and local beers. Simonsbath has an ancient three arched bridge where the Rivers Ex and Barle meet, Emmett's Grange has 900 acres of private estate for guests to enjoy and if they fancy a long walk they could take the path down to Simonsbath have lunch and take the steep path back.SEE COTTAGE