01643 831302

Welcome to Westerclose

Westerclose House Cottages are situated in the very heart of Exmoor National Park. We are in a glorious elevated location on the edge of the unspoilt village of Withypool with wonderful views over the wooded River Barle valley and spectacular surrounding moorland.

We have four comfortable and well-appointed holiday cottages and a spacious apartment sleeping between 2 and 6 people,
all set around a peaceful courtyard with each cottage having its own individual private garden and parking. We also have B&B accommodation available – see our B&B page for more information.

We welcome dogs, horses and pets to enjoy their holiday with you.

We are an Exmoor National Park Dark Skies accredited business in an ideal location with wide open skies – perfect for stargazing.

If you would like to know more please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Tel 01643 831302      Email polly@westerclose.co.uk


We welcome well behaved Dogs to our dog-friendly cottages with safe, enclosed gardens. 
We have excellent DIY stabling and grazing available for you to bring Horses to Westerclose.


Exmoor offers great variety ….
a place of peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of today’s busy living, or the challenge of an action packed break for you and your family.

& Bookings

Check availability of your chosen accommodation, then make an online booking or email us to provisionally reserve a date. We look forward to welcoming you.


Exmoor is the perfect location for a well-deserved holiday, whether you want to relax or have an action packed Exmoor break!

Polly and Julian warmly welcome individuals and families, dogs and horses to explore the wonderful countryside and coast from our Exmoor home here at Westerclose.

There are numerous walks, bridle paths and cycle rides to enjoy directly from your accommodation. The Two Moors Way passes within 100 yards of Westerclose and the ancient Tarr Steps clapper bridge and mediaeval Landacre Bridge are within easy walking, riding and cycling distance.

We have stabling/grazing and secure storage for tack and bikes on site.

We are only a 5 minute stroll from the excellent Royal Oak Inn, the well stocked village shop, lovely tea rooms, the beautiful river and historic St Andrew’s Church.

A perfect base

Westerclose offers dog and horse-friendly accommodation and is an ideal base for walking, riding, cycling and fishing.

The fabulous North Devon coastline with its award winning beaches is only 30 minutes drive from Withypool and the historic market towns of Dunster, Dulverton and South Molton have wonderful local produce and crafts on offer.

If you like culture, there are beautiful historic houses and gardens to visit within a short drive of Withypool – take a look at our Enjoying Exmoor page for more ideas.

Or why not come to Westerclose and just unwind in a truly beautiful and peaceful location within the glorious and unspoilt Exmoor National Park.

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Visitor comments

Sue & Ian Moore, Stable Cottage, August 2020

Westerclose is such a lovely place for a holiday with our dogs and horses – complete peace and quiet, glorious views, beautiful elevated location but only 3 mins walk to village pub, shop and tearooms. Thank you Julian and Polly and we’ll be back soon to your lovely cottages.

Rob & Carol, Pennycombe Cottage, July 2021

We had everything we needed at Westerclose. We loved the peace & quiet and wonderful views. Great walking areas for the dog. Polly & Julian are very friendly and helpful.

Robin and Ann, Barn Owl Cottage, May 2021

Took a week at Westerclose – it’s in a brilliant location surrounded by spectacular countryside. We brought horses & dogs, had excellent stables and everything we needed. Fantastic riding direct from the cottage, friendly & helpful owners & the place is beautifully kept. Stunning gardens looking over the moor.

Fiona & Dave, Barn Owl Cottage, September 2021

Barn Owl was spotlessly clean, well equipped with all that we needed and felt welcoming and homely. You are both lovely hosts, friendly and approachable. Lovely to sit outside and enjoy the views. Great to be able to walk to all that Withypool has to offer. I wish I had booked a longer stay!

John and Susan, Nethergate Cottage, February 2019

Beautiful place on Exmoor and a wonderful clean and warm cottage.  A great place for our dogs, their own safe garden and a paddock to run them in. Thank you Julian and Polly, we had a great stay and we’ll be back!

Simon & Jackie, Nethergate Cottage, August 2020

We had a very comfortable stay in Nethergate Cottage. Everything was lovely, comfortable bed, super safe garden for our dog, well equipped kitchen. Just like home from home!