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'Lorna Doone Country' is magical and steeped in history; we are delighted to offer this lovely cottage at Lorna Doone Farm for holiday rentals ... more
Short breaks from £250!
Few locations are as idyllic as Oare Water Cottage and you'll instantly feel at home, well suited to families, friends and couples alike... more
7 nights starting from £525!
Poocks Cottage is in a quiet spot on Exmoor between Porlock and Lynmouth; in the valley near the hamlet of Malmsmead, yet not far from the dramatic coastline and the famous South West Coast Path. It has recently been refurbished to a high standard ... more
Rectory Stables was once the stable block for The Old Rectory, as the name suggests! Today Rectory Stables offers delightful holiday accommodation for two guests in this beautiful part of Exmoor. The open-plan living area is upstairs with a juliette balcony... more
In the very heart of Lorna Doone country surrounded by a breathtaking landscape of rolling heather clad hills and valleys, The Hayloft offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life... more
Malmsmead sits on the Somerset-Devon border deep in the valley below County Gate in the parish of Oare. The 17th century packhorse bridge spans Badgworthy Water and is the focal point of the hamlet. R.D. Blackmore's 'Lorna Doone' novel, published in 1869, is a romance based on a group of historical characters, he used the landscape of this area as a basis for the novel.
Malmsmead falls within the parish of Oare, known as 'Are' in the Domesday Book of 1086, the parish includes the hamlet of Oareford and Culbone which has its own tiny church - said to be the smallest church in England.
This area is excellent for walking; you can chose to stay within the shelter of the wooded valleys and explore the remains of medieval villages or enjoy delicious pub food and cream teas. Or you may wish to venture onto the open moors to experience the wilds of Exmoor at its best.
The nearby towns of Lynmouth and Lynton worth a visit to see their famous water-powered funicular railway that joins the two towns on the rugged North Devon coast.
Views up the valley: