Combe Cottage and the surrounding area is doggie heaven.  Miles of fantastic walks right from the door, rivers and streams to paddle and swim in and only 30 minutes to the coast if you fancy a day at the beach.

There is a large fully enclosed garden to play in, and a wood burning stove to curl up in front of after a long day! Most local pubs are dog friendly, including The Royal Oak, which is just a few minutes walk away in the centre of Winsford village.

We welcome up to two dogs per booking. We ask that you don't allow dogs upstairs, in any of the bedrooms or on the furniture, and that they are not left alone in the house. 

Here are just some of the dog-friendly attractions in and around Exmoor:


There are many beautiful walks right from the door of Combe Cottage or a short drive away. Take the footpath from the cottage up Winsford Hill via the Punchbowl, or walk to Exford along a beautiful river valley. On a clear day, you can see for miles from Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor, or you could enjoy a stroll along the river from Landacre Bridge to the tea rooms or pub at Withypool.

Tarr Steps and the River Barle

This ancient clapper bridge is just a few miles from Combe Cottage. Dogs can enjoy running off the lead across the steps and along the river. There are well marked footpaths along the river and a beautiful circular walk from the car park. Afterwards why not enjoy lunch or a cream tea at the dog-friendly Tarr Farm Inn.

West Somerset Railway

West Somerset steam railway runs from Bishops Lydeyard all the way to Minehead and is dog-friendly. There are many stops where you can get off the train and explore the many beautiful towns and villages in the Exmoor countryside and along the coast, such as the quiet seaside village of Blue Anchor, which has a long sand and pebble beach which is dog-friendly all year round. Check out the railway website for a full map and timetable, and details of special events.

Dunster Village and Castle

Duster Castle sits on a wooded hill above the pretty village of Dunster and is well worth a visit. Dogs are allowed in the castle grounds, which include an 18th century watermill, Mediterranean gardens, wooded pathways and a meandering river. Nearby Dunster beach is dog-friendly all year round.


The coast is a short (and beautiful) drive from Combe Cottage and offers many beautiful beaches and coastal walks to explore. As well as Dunster and Blue Anchor beaches, you can visit Lee Bay, the pretty towns of Lynton and Lynmouth (take your dog on a walk from Lynmouth through the Valley of the Rocks with stunning sea views, or up the river to the tea rooms at Watersmeet), or explore the area around Porlock and Porlock Weir.

You and your dog can enjoy the best of all worlds at Combe Cottage, with a peaceful countryside location in the heart of Exmoor National Park, and only a short drive to the coast and the many other dog-friendly attractions Exmoor has to offer.

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  • Sleeps 6 plus cot
  • 4 en-suite bedrooms
  • Beautiful views
  • Dogs welcome
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Paul, Denise and June 30th May – 6th June We found the cottage, Clean, Comfortable and very well equipped. The beds provided a good nights sleep and the walk in shower proved ideal for the oldest m ...

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