ABOUT LISCOMBE FARM
Hidden away in a pretty wooded valley, deep in the heart of Exmoor National Park, minutes walk from Tarr Steps and the famous Clapper bridge, is Liscombe Farm. Our working family farm offers the ultimate rural retreat in the form of three self catering properties set within its 385 acres. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offering self-contained, tastefully furnished accommodation, Liscombe Farm is the ideal location from which to enjoy everything that Exmoor has to offer. The surrounding Exmoor countryside is stunning; as the seasons change so do the colours and mood of the landscape creating breath taking scenery regardless of the time of year.
Liscombe Farm, a working farm, is quiet and peaceful with stunning views, yet only minutes from the bustling town of Dulverton. Some of the prettiest villages on Exmoor are just around the corner. Enjoy the pretty thatched cottages and winding lanes of Exmoor and then indulge in the tradition of a delicious cream tea in one of the many tearooms in the area.
Anyone who is keen on walking will be spoilt for choice with numerous walks from the front door - these range from the leisurely to the more taxing and we would be happy to recommend routes dependant on age and abilities. Stroll through fields and woodland alongside the river Barle/Exe, or head out into the stunning expanse of moorland that surrounds Liscombe Farm.
For those looking to unwind closer to home, the self catering cottages each have their own outdoor spaces with tables, chairs and barbeques. Inside you’ll find all mod cons as well as wood burners so if the weather is bleak or the legs weary you can cosy up by the fire after a long day!
THINGS TO DO
Situated along the coastline of North Devon and Somerset, with some of the most stunning scenery in the country, Exmoor National Park continues to delight visitors year after year. One of the smallest and prettiest of Britain’s national parks, about 265 square miles in area. Visit the moor and enjoy this quiet and unspoilt corner of Somerset and North Devon. Ancient wooded valleys with magical waterfalls, a dramatic coastline with secluded beaches and miles and miles of wild open moorland. An area of contrasts with deep valleys and combes, high heather moorland and ancient oak woodland. Stunning at any time of year, Exmoor is a landscape for all seasons. If you are looking for an area of great natural beauty with wonderful walking, riding, and fishing then Exmoor is for you!
You may glimpse some Red Deer roaming wild on the hills, or Buzzards soaring in the sky. Certainly you will see the typical small-horned sheep and the famous Exmoor Ponies. Where Exmoor meets the sea is particularly stunning, with the highest sea cliffs in England, and the amazingly rugged coastline from Minehead through Porlock,to Lynton and Lynmouth.
The rivers and of Exmoor offer a fine challenge.
Rivers – Exe, Barle, Haddeo and Lyn.
Reservoirs – Wimbleball and Clatworthy.
More information on rivers, ponds and lakes can be obtained from National Park visitor centres.
Excellent sea fishing can be had along the coast, including escorted boat trips at Combe Martin, Minehead, Porlock Weir, Watchet and further afield Ilfracombe.
Situated in the middle of the National Park, Liscombe Farm is an ideal base for a walking holiday, you could leave the car parked for a week and go for a different circular walk from here every day!
There are over 600 miles of way marked walks, varying in grade from rugged and challenging to gentle and beautiful. The famous South West Way starts on North Hill in Minehead, and the Two Moors Way in Lynmouth. and Lynmouth to Combe Martin. All feature on the superb South West Way coastal path.
Walks to suit all abilities from gentle strolls through the beautifully presented villages of Exmoor to the challenges of the Coleridge and Two Moors way.
Barrington Court – Ilminster
Coleridge Cottage – Nether Stowey (Bridgewater)
Dunster Castle and working water mill – Dunster,
Kinghtshayes Court – Tiverton
Walking on Dunkery Beacon
The West Somerset Railway – heritage steam train from Bishop’s Lydeard to Minehead.
TOWNS & VILLAGES
Winsford- 2 miles
Charming village, off the beaten track with award winning pub. A pretty stream runs through the village and there is easy access to attractions such as Tarr Steps.
Dulverton - 4 miles
A pretty market town with many tearooms and boutique shops. Known as ‘the Chelsea of Exmoor’. It's also home to Exmoor National Park HQ.
Exford - 6 miles
A quiet village in the heart of Exmoor with pubs and several tearooms.
Wheddon Cross - 13 miles
The highest village in Somerset! Wheddon Cross has a charming pub and tea room and its from here that you catch the bus to Snowdrop Valley.
Dunster - 20 miles
Preserved medieval village at the foot of the stunning National Trust Castle. Known as ‘the jewel in Exmoor’s crown’. Dunster has numerous shops and tearooms as well as a beautiful church and medieval dovecote.
Porlock - 23 miles
Pretty coastal village with numerous shops and tearooms. Also Porlock Weir with pebble beach and award winning seafood restaurant.
Lynton/Lynmouth - 27 miles
Two little towns, one above the other with stunning views. A Victorian steam powered railway connects the two! The poet Shelley once visited Lynton and its easy to see why! This is a particularly pretty corner of Exmoor!