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General

  • In the grounds of a hostel in Exmoor National Park
  • Full access to hostel facilities
  • Horse riding, photography help, fishing and Exmoor safaris available

How excellent is this? The outdoorsy accommodation at Exford Hostel lets guests indulge their fondness of canvas but have a little extra luxury too: campsite guests have access to all the facilities in the hostel including its comfy lounge, self-catering kitchen and dining room, washing machine and drying room. (And, as you'll presumably know everyone in your tent rather than being in with strangers in a dorm, you can feel free to kick them when they snore.)

The site part is all quite handsome (have a squint at the site pics), tucked away in the grounds of the hostel, which in turn is in the centre of Exford village – and it's all slap bang in the centre of Exmoor National Park. The scenic Somerset coast is about six miles away.

As it's Exmoor, there are of course many most excellent range of activities to try nearby: the Exford Hostel team can arrange horse riding, photography tuition, fly-fishing lessons, coasteering, Exmoor safaris and clay pigeon shooting if you let them know between booking and arrival what you might fancy.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No dogs allowed on site. Site is licensed so please do not bring your own alcohol.


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10

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100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

 

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Level pitches and ecellent cooking facilities 04/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jane O. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Being under canvas but also being able to use a kitchen so I could still cook even in bad weather; the kitchen was very well equipped & there was plenty of seating available even when there was a large cycling party in; site was peaceful and i loved being next to a river.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Great stay, we all really enjoyed it. 04/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Imogen H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Warm welcome, very friendly service. Great site next to the river, very pretty.
    Convenient access to youth hostel for cooking and showers etc.

    Disliked: 

    Dogs barking nearby for a bit at night.

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Amazing views, easy to find, friendly atmosphere & Ideal chilllout 03/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Leon F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    As a camper you still have use to the hostel facilities which is a luxury!
    The campsite is small but that is perfect if you want an intimate time with your girlfriend.
    The team that clean the hostel is huge so it is unsuprising that the place is immaculate 24/7. It is not a hostel, it is a palace!

    Disliked: 

    Packing the tent up.

From the manager...

Thank you for your very positive comments, we all work very hard so it is great to get feedback just like yours.
We hope that we will be able to welcome you back to Exford Hostel before the summer is over.

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Really good location for Exmoor, lovely site and facilities in Hostel 28/06/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris T. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Self-catering Kitchen with really god gas cooker and plenty of pans etc, also very nice lounge to watch the news etc on SKY. The White Horse Inn over the bridge acts as the reception for the hostel and provides free wi-fi in its bar for customers drinking excellently kept local real ales as well as other alcoholic drinks (over 200 malt whiskies for example).

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Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, we hope to see you next year for the Iron Man if not before.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Location

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  • Exe Mead, Exford Exford, Somerset, England, TA24 7PU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1328°N 3.6413°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Minehead: Parade Coach Stop — 8.7 miles
Minehead: Butlins Coach Stop — 9.3 miles
Dunster: Dunster Steep Bus Stop — 9.5 miles
Train stations
Umberleigh Rail Station — 17.6 miles
Kings Nympton Rail Station — 17.8 miles
Portsmouth Arms Rail Station — 18.1 miles
Ferry ports
Minehead Harbour — 9.2 miles
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 21.1 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 24.2 miles
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 22.6 miles
Exeter International Airport — 29.4 miles

Directions


By car:
Leave the M5 motorway at junction 25 (Taunton) and follow the A358 from Taunton towards Minehead for about 3 miles. Then turn left along the B3224. After about 10 miles you will come to Raleghs Cross (pub). Travel straight on and then turn right, following the B3224 (which changes direction here). Continue for around 6 miles until you reach Wheddon Cross. Go straight ahead at the crossroads, following the signs to Exford (around 5 miles). The site is located on the bridge by the river and signposted Exford Hostel.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The moorland villages of Dunster and Dulverton are a short drive away, along with the comely coastal villages of Lynton, Lynmouth and Porlock, and the smashingly spectacular scenery of Somerset's moorland, hills, woodland, wildlife, the north Devon and Somerset coastline, and the peaceful landscapes of Horner, Cloutsham Valley, Oare and Dunkery...

Both the South West Coast Path and the Coleridge way are close to hand for those who fancy splendidly scenic hikes, and eight circular walks start from the hostel. Many cycle routes are nearby.

The Exford Hostel team also recommends a picnic by the medieval bridge at Landacre, hiking among the wild goats of the Valley of the Rocks (Coleridge and Wordsworth waxed lyrical here, verse fact fans), or taking the 11-mile drive to the excellent watersports opps at Wimbleball Reservoir, all sorted by the competent South West Lakes Trust.

Must see

  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (23.4 miles)
  • The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (24.9 miles)
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (25.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Holnicote Estate (6.1 miles)
  • Dunster Working Watermill (9.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Please report to the reception of The Exmoor White Horse Inn on arrival.

Exford Hostel cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Exford Hostel will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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