Exmoor House in the media

2007-9 2010-11 2012-13 2014-15

2007 - 9

"This Edwardian house has been lovingly converted into a very comfortable hotel"
- The Guardian, July 2007 (The Guardian recommended us as the best hotel on Exmoor in its 'Great Outdoors' supplement about the National Parks).*
Read the full article here: www.guardian.co.uk

* OK, Exmoor House is Guest Accommodation / Guest House rather than officially a hotel: main differences are that we don't provide room service or 24 hour reception...

"...Frank produces home made meals that would grace - or put to shame - some of the country's best known restaurants. Freshly cooked, innovative meals, different every day, he has a passion for cooking that I've rarely seen"
- from chinese-luck-dragon's review on uktv.co.uk/food (Exmoor House has twice been nominated for the UKTV Food Local Hero awards).

"...this swish little place punches way above its weight; for this kind of cash you wouldn't normally expect so much individuality"
- Lonely Planet Devon, Cornwall & Southwest England, 2008

"Grab a local beer from the bar, read up on the moor in the cosy library, then feast on Exmoor produce..."
- Lonely Planet England, 2009

"...a beautifully characterful Edwardian property... high quality en-suite rooms decorated in a contemporary yet comfortable style... the food is of an exceptional quality"
- Country Living Magazine Guide to Rural England The West Country, 2008

Melissa Shales (travel writer, guidebook author and former Chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers) recommends Exmoor House for "walks, wellies, fireside chats and fab food – cosy home comforts in a glorious setting"
- 101 Holidays, October 2009

2010 - 11

"Exceptional evening meals"
- Hilary Bradt, Slow Devon & Exmoor, 2010

"Frank... knows what hungry ramblers need: a good feed. He makes his own bread and the breakfast showcases local produce, such as eggs with golden yolks from a neighbouring farm"
- Sarah Batley, Daily Post, July 2011

"...Exmoor House is a complete and utter escape, a bolt hole from the stresses and hassles of everyday life... it's a place to enjoy fresh, home-cooked Exmoor produce and, if you're lucky, some of Frank's very special smoked dishes"
- Simon Dawson, Exmoor Magazine, Autumn 2011

"a fabulous retreat which we think of as home away from home"
- Julie of The Wedding Genie, October 2011
Read Julie's blog post about Exmoor House at

"...you can book the whole place for a house party, so not only do you get your own residence to share with family and friends but also - drum roll please Raymondo - someone else to do all the cooking and washing up"
- The Times, October 2011

"Nothing was too much trouble: an early cup of Earl Grey and the offer of cake; advice on walks; a phone call to book Sunday lunch at a busy pub"
"...the most comfortable bed I have slept in, ever..."
"Exhilarating, extraordinary Exmoor, for less"
-Chris Inge, What's on Somerset, Winter 2011

"...worth a visit for its country specials – trout paté, homemade pies, hearty casseroles – plus a great selection of local ciders and ales..."
- Lonely Planet Southwest England, 2011

2012 - 13

Read a twitter interview with Rosi, from April 2012, on www.aboutmyarea.co.uk

"Frank and Rosi at Exmoor House were very kind, helpful and knowledgeable about the area" - Clare & Charlie Tait, who won two nights bed and breakfast at Exmoor House in a competition organised by Exmoor National Park and Country Walking Magazine and stayed with us in September 2012.

Rosi did an interview for Walks Britain about walking on Exmoor and about Exmoor House. It featured on their podcast 015 (March 2013). Here it is: on Audioboo

Journalist Paul Bloomfield stayed at Exmoor House in March 2013 and walked a section of the Coleridge Way. He really enjoyed his stay, and our food ('exceptional guesthouse... offering accommodation and food you could reasonably expect at more exalted prices'). Here is his article for GreenTraveller

"Cosy, welcoming guesthouse in Exmoor's highest village, with excellent food" - in an article about a walk from Wheddon Cross to Porlock
- BBC Countryfile Magazine, October 2013


'Food is one of the hotel's real highlights and the chef uses plenty of locally-sourced produce to create what the co-proprietor, Rosi Davis, describes as "traditional food with a twist" and "a major part of the Exmoor House experience". The menu changes day by day and can be tailored specifically to guests' requirements. Guests rave about Exmoor House's homely yet luxurious feel'
- Charming Small Hotels Britain & Ireland, 2014

Here is a guest blog by Rosi about Snowdrop Valley, on exmoor4all.com

'This is a beautiful place. The building is very unique and worth staying here. They have a very nice lounge and bedrooms. It was very well appointed and the hosts are wonderful people. They even lit us a fire in the evening. What a beautiful ambience.'
- from Jklezok's Travel Blog

The Coleridge Way short video documentary (12 minutes approx) includes an interview with Rosi. You can watch it on youTube

'Exmoor’s highest village, Wheddon Cross, is the venue for this exceptional guesthouse, built for an Edwardian tailor and now offering accommodation...' GreenTraveller's Great Escapes guide to Somerset and Exmoor, published in January 2015, which features Exmoor House as the Top Pick of places to stay.

Local blogger Country Mummy gave our pop-up tearoom a mention in her February 2015 blog about Snowdrop Valley : 'a lovely little tea shop 2 minutes from the bus stop'.

'The meals are the essence of home cooking, with a small menu carefully created with truly local ingredients, and good vegetarian options'.
- Hilary Bradt, Slow Travel in North Devon & Exmoor, April 2015

Our Snowdrop Valley Wheddon Cross coffees, lunches and teas - see Exmoor Snowdrops for more - get a mention in Johnny Kingdom's Wild Exmoor, by David Parker, 2015: '...the food, all home-baked... is fantastic. I'm partial to a toasted teacake in the morning, Frank's home-made ones put the bought variety into some sort of perspective'. You will also find our special teacakes recipe in the book.


2016 - 17

Country Walking Magazine, February 2016 featured a walk that includes Snowdrop Valley, and included Exmoor House as the place to stay: '...comfy en-suite rooms and scrumptious food... There's a guest lounge with a log fire to warm up after a chilly walk and there are thoughtful extras like fresh milk and hot water bottles too.'

Autumn on Exmoor

The changing Exmoor seasons are always a delight. October and November are a time for colourful trees, red deer rutting - and Somerset carnivals.
More ideas: Exmoor events
And here are a few reasons why we love this time of year.
Stay at Exmoor House and you can enjoy some fab food and total relaxation...

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Exmoor National Park
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