Withypool & the local area

Withypool is a small community but has a thriving 17th century village pub, the Royal Oak Inn, where it is said that RD Blackmore wrote part of his Exmoor novel, Lorna Doon. The D-Day landings were also planned in the Royal Oak, by American General, Dwight D Eisenhower.

The village also boasts a lovely and very popular tea-room and across the road is the well-stocked village shop and post office. If needed, orders can be placed with the village shop and collected on arrival. The village also has its own church, St Andrews which dates back to the late medieval period. The 12th century challis font, hints that there may have been an even earlier building in this place.

The idyllic Exmoor village

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Cycling, walking routes & the Exmoor coastline are right on your doorstep

Withypool is a perfect location for exploring Exmoor, the Quantock hills and the Somerset and north Devon coastline. Things to do include; fishing, shooting, horse riding, animal safaris, cycling, walking, climbing at the ‘Valley of the rocks’, water sports with a choice of sea, river and lakes

Places of interest nearby, include; Porlock, Lynmouth, Lynton, Tarr steps, Landacre bridge, two moors way, Wimbleball lake, Dunkery Beacon (Exmoor’s highest point), Croyde bay, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe bay. The medieval village of Dunster with its castle is a picturesque place to spend a day exploring.

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