In the heart of the Exmoor National Park, Withypool in West Somerset is a remote rural village set on the banks of the River Barle. Surrounded by open moorland, Withypool lies on the north side of the river and inherited its name from the willow trees (or withies) growing alongside the river banks. A gorgeous six arched bridge, Withypool Bridge built over 100 years ago to replace an old packhorse bridge crosses the river.
With traditional buildings and Olden World petrol pumps, Withypool is noted for having retained its countryside character. It’s home to a village shop (and post office), pretty Victorian tearooms and The Royal Oak Pub, renowned as one of the best on Exmoor serving excellent ales and home cooked food.
It offers a fantastic base for walkers and those looking to explore Exmoor. There are a number of excellent walks passing right through the village, including the Two Moors Way and a four mile walk along the edge of the river to the famous Tarr Steps.
The town of Dulverton, the pretty Somerset village of Dunster and coastal town of Minehead are all within a 30 minute drive away from Withypool and offer great days out for wishing the area further.
If you are looking to find a holiday cottage in Withypool in Somerset, we have a small selection here:
Middle Leys cottage is nestled in the heart of Exmoor, near the village of Withypool, set on the valley of the River Barle and dating back to the Bronze Age. Middle Leys is a charming Exmoor cottage with 3 berooms, sleeping 6 people. You can walk down to the village from Middle Leys but it's a fair climbe back up again. Withypool has a village shop and Post Office and a very good pub The Royal Oak.SEE COTTAGE
Lower Leys is set on the hill above the bustling village of Withypool, which has a Post Office, village shop and a well known local pub, The Royal Oak, which always has a warm welcome and a warm fire as well as good food and beer.lower Leys is a charming Exmoor cottage with 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4, it takes pets so you can all enjoy long walks on the moor straight from the cottage.SEE COTTAGE
Litton Farm, a traditional 4-bedroom farmhouse set in its own 180-acre countryside estate is only just a few miles from Withypool, a small Exmoor village, which sits alongside the River Barle and is noted for its countryside charm, pretty tearooms, village shop, The Royal Oak pub and some excellent walks including the Two Moors Way and a lovely riverside walk to the famous Tarr Steps. This dog friendly and family friendly property is an ideal choice for those looking for excellent family accommodation in a quiet and secluded location but still with plenty to do and see close by.SEE COTTAGE