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Exmoor Gate Lodges

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Game room
Billiards
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
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Dombecks wrote a review Oct 2020
Beckenham, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently enjoyed a short stay at Exmoor Gate Lodges, the accommodation was cosy and well maintained with good local information on places to visit. Diane and Gary were very helpful and accommodating and available on text also for any questions. You do need to pay a few pounds for electricity for the cabin and also the use of the pool which is exclusive for a few hours is an extra cost but was well worth it on a rainy day. Overall very good would recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Diane Knight, Owner at Exmoor Gate Lodges
Responded 6 Nov 2020
Hi Dombecks, We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your short stay at Exmoor Gate Lodges with your family. We are glad you found the lodges to be cosy and pride ourselves of our extremely well maintained lodges and do this by ensuring that everything is in tip top condition. We are always available on hand should you need us for anything, and have found that texting is an easy way to stay in touch Thank you for such a lovely review Kind Regards Diane Exmoor Gate Lodges
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JAllamby wrote a review Jun 2021
Reading, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I decided to plan a special weekend away for my partner's 40th birthday and was lucky enough to have picked Exmoor Gate Lodges. The hosts were amazing and added some really nice personal touches like a card, chocolates and a sign wishing her happy birthday. The accommodation was spacious with a really nice view of the hillside and the hot tub was the best thing of the whole trip. We had privacy and peace and quiet and due to the location we manged trips to Western Super Mare and Lyme Regis which were both relatively short distances (about an hour's drive for both).

Options for food are a little limited but there are Chinese, Indian and a chip shop for takeaways and we tried the Chinese and Indian which were both nice although slightly expensive. Definitely cooking yourselves would be the best option if you can as the kitchen at the lodge was more than adequate.

All in all I would recommend staying here and we will definitely be going back in the future!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Diane Knight, Owner at Exmoor Gate Lodges
Responded 2 Aug 2021
Hello, We are happy to chose Exmoor Gate Lodges to celebrate your partners 40th birthday. We are glad you enjoyed the accommodation, location & hot tub along with exploring the area. Now all the local pubs are open again, you will be spoilt for choice, as the closest Gastropub is only 10 minutes walk. Thank you for taking the time to write a review Kind Regards Diane & Gary
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john a wrote a review Sept 2020
County Durham, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for a week and really enjoyed it, the location is excellent for exploring the areas of Somerset and North Devon. The hot tub was great after a day out walking or driving and we had no issues with having to be out of it by 10.30pm, it is clearly marketed as a quiet site.
You do have to pay a security deposit and for the electricity separately but this is all mentioned on the Hoseason's booking site so was not a problem.
The hosts were excellent, we were given a quick tour on arrival and apart from texts to check everything was okay we were left to our own devices. We were also given a late checkout on the day of departure which was really appreciated.
Overall this is a great site, very quiet and secluded and perfect for a getaway from the world.
Accommodation was perfect for our needs, newly fitted kitchen with everything we needed, and in a beautiful setting.
We would definitely stay again if we were in the area and would recommend to friends and family.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Diane Knight, Owner at Exmoor Gate Lodges
Responded 17 Sept 2020
Hi, We are delighted that you enjoyed your week at Exmoor Gate Lodges, we like to ensure that our guests enjoy a tranquil experience after 10.30pm, with just the sound of the wildlife such as owls etc in our peaceful setting. We are always upfront about our charges and we pay for the hot tub electric and the Night Storage heating (October - March) Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it and hope to see you again at Exmoor Gate Lodges in the future Kind Regards Diane & Gary
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Joe A wrote a review Jun 2021
Wiltshire, United Kingdom11 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our second time visiting exmoor gate lodges and both trips have been fantastic. The first was several years ago in the large lodge that sleeps 10, our latest stay was in a 4 person woodland lodge. The lodges have recently been updated with new kitchens and bathrooms which are looking great.
We had a pet friendly lodge as we had our two dogs with us, the newly added private fenced garden area was absolutely brilliant for the dogs, and the area has an abundant of walks for all abilities which our dogs loved!
You could be mistaken for thinking these quiet lodges aren’t child friendly, but that would be far from the truth. Our two young children enjoyed the hot tub a lot! We also used the swimming pool and sauna during our stay, both of which were spotless and great fun with a few inflatables for the kids to enjoy.
We also really enjoyed the games room - with a pool table, table tennis, table football and air hockey!

A relaxing stay but with enough to keep the kids occupied.

If you’re looking for a quiet and peaceful stay in a stunning location then I couldn’t recommend exmoor gate highly enough. We will certainly be back soon
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Diane Knight, Owner at Exmoor Gate Lodges
Responded 2 Aug 2021
Hello Joe, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we really appreciate it As we have a family ourselves, we do try to think of what would entertain the children as well as ourselves, & you’ve confirmed that we’ve got it right, so thank you. Kind Regards Diane & Gary
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Kirsty Evans wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ve had the best little break away just us two. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners, we were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived. So many lovely scenic walks to do just nearby, lots of good places to eat within 5 minutes from lodge. The hot tub is set within stunning views and the lodge itself is spotlessly clean and made us feel safe with the current pandemic going on. Will be coming back again soon! Highly recommended
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Diane Knight, Owner at Exmoor Gate Lodges
Responded 6 Nov 2020
Hi, Thank you for the wonderful review, we are love your views that you found our lodges "Absolutely Gorgeous". We are delighted that you were able We look forward to greeting you back at Exmoor Gate Lodges in the future, when times allow. Thank you again for your Highly recommended, it means a lot to us. Kind Regards Diane Exmoor Gate Lodges
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Kelly wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I honestly don’t know where to start!! We had such an amazing happy stay at Exmoor Gate Lodges!! We decided this year to go away for Christmas and booked to stay on the 23rd until the 27th. We are a family of 4 and we took our dog and also my mum came along (mainly to do the cooking!) Myself and my husband had stayed for a 3 night break in October with the dog in the cottage here and this time thought it would be a lovely break for the whole family.
When I spoke to Diane before travelling I asked her if it was possible we could arrive early as I was coming down first with the kids and the dog, she was very kind in accommodating us to arrive early and on arrival Gary was friendly and helpful as always and then left us be as they did for the rest of the break.
For the rest of the break we had a lush relaxing time in the lodge, in the beautiful and spacious hot tub and tons of beautiful walks. Honestly felt at home as soon as we walked inside and being on site. We even had our shopping delivered to our lodge.
We were also offered a complimentary swim session as we had booked previous and the children absolutely loved that as well as the games room which is top notch!!
We had enquires about a high chair and before we knew it it has arrived as well as a cot on arrival.
The lodge was clean and cosy on arrival and everything just made this the best break ever.
Couldn’t be more thankful of Gary and Diane and their lovely lodges, we had the best Christmas so thank you!!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from DiamondKnight, Owner at Exmoor Gate Lodges
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Hi We would like to thank you for a such a wonderful review and choosing Exmoor Gate Lodges for your special holiday. It was a pleasure to host your family at our Tranquil retreat. It’s great news that you felt at home here at Exmoor Gate Lodges and enjoyed sampling the hot tub, pool and games room We look forward to greeting you back at Exmoor Gate Lodges in the future Kind Regards Diane & Gary
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Amy.H wrote a review Sept 2020
Cornwall, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had visit the lodges back in 2019 and brought 3 different friends with me this time, again I have not been disappointed.
The lodge is exceptionally clean, and spacious for four adults and the hot tub was a perfect size for us to all sit in there comfortably.
The hosts were on hand, provided a very friendly welcome and we thought the text messages checking everything was ok, were a lovely touch.
We enjoyed dinner at the Rock Pub and also takeaway from bitetonight.com.
We walked into the town, but I would recommend checking the opening and closing time of the shops. But a very lovely scenic walk!
Paying for the electric and the security deposit on arrival was not an issue, as this was stated on the Hoseasons website.
I can't wait to book a weekend back here again in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Diane Knight, Owner at Exmoor Gate Lodges
Responded 6 Nov 2020
Hi Amy, Its always a pleasure to greet a returning guest, and we are delighted that you were able to introduce some more of your friends to enjoy a great weekend away at Exmoor Gate Lodges. Thank you for writing such a wonderful review, we look forward to greeting you back at Exmoor gate Lodges in the future Kind Regards Diane Exmoor Gate Lodges
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Laura S wrote a review Oct 2020
Somerset, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned today from our holiday at Exmoor Gate Lodges.

It was absolutely perfect and so luxurious. It had everything we could have wanted and more, the lodge was well equipped with everything you could need and it was all very clean on arrival.

The hot tub was a great bonus, the weather wasn’t fantastic but it didn’t matter as we had the hot tub to relax in which was so lovely.

It is situated in a remote location so lots of lovely places to walk and the Rock Inn pub was a great place to go for a drink. We also ordered the Indian which delivers which was delicious.

We got engaged on our first night here, so this place will always have a special place in my heart!

All in all I can’t fault it. We didn’t want to come home. Also a plus is that they accept dogs which completely made our holiday with the fact we could take our dog.

Thank you so much to Diane who was always on the other end of the phone and checked in with us to make sure we were having a good stay.

I can’t wait to return one day in the near future!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Diane Knight, Owner at Exmoor Gate Lodges
Responded 6 Nov 2020
Hi Laura, We are delighted that you enjoyed an "Amazing holiday" at Exmoor Gate Lodges, Thank you. Congratulations on your engagement, it is wonderful and we are honoured that you chose Exmoor Gate Lodges to celebrate such a fantastic occasion. We really look forward to greeting you again at Exmoor Gate Lodges, and thank you for taking the time to post a review, and I love the photos Kind Regards Diane Exmoor Gate Lodges
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lfrenchsparrow wrote a review Aug 2020
Kent, United Kingdom13 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
we came with 2 young kids (age 9 and 10) and were highly impressed with the cleanliness of the accommodation. Greeted on arrival. Hot tub good size and well recieved by all! Sole use of the pool is a great touch and really well stocked games room which the boys loved. Rooms were hot but then with 34 degrees outside not surprising and fan was provided. Lovely watching the alpacas and we are sure we spotted a deer in the woods behind the lodge. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Diane Knight, Owner at Exmoor Gate Lodges
Responded 17 Sept 2020
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are delighted that you were impressed with our cleanliness, as we do work hard to maintain our high standard and we really appreciate it when it is recognised. We are glad your family was able to enjoy all the facilities that we have onsite and managed to cope with the unprecedented heatwave that we have experienced. Its lovely that you were able to see a deer and were able to enjoy watching the Alpacas. Thank you for Highly recommending us, we really appreciate it Thanks Again Diane & Gary
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Marie wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I, and our 15 and 21 year old daughters stayed here between Christmas and New year. The lodge is extremely well kitted out and spotlessly clean. The hot tub was amazing! The wildlife around made for a totally relaxing break away. The hosts were really friendly and helpful, the games room was a bonus as was the private use of the pool. We would definitely go again and highly recommend it! We have booked again for this year in the summer, in the large lodge bringing along friends to enjoy the experience.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Diane Knight, Owner at Exmoor Gate Lodges
Responded 17 Sept 2020
Hi Marie, We would like to thank you for choosing Exmoor Gate Lodges to celebrate your Christmas break. We are happy you were able to spot some surrounding wildlife and relax whilst you were here. We are delighted that you found time to enjoy all the facilities that we have onsite to offer. We are glad yo are able to enjoy a summer break with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. Kind Regards Diane & Gary
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Answer from DiamondKnight
Wiveliscombe, United Kingdom4 contributions
Good Afternoon, the Rock Inn is a short 10 minute walk and the nearby town can be walked in under an hour. There are a few local taxi companies, but its advisable to book them Kind regards Diane
WURZEL68 asked a question Jul 2021
SUFFOLK12 contributions10 helpful votes
Has the whirlypool lodge got an enclosed garden?
Answer from HKSaddler
There is a enclosed area by the hot tub and picnic benches at Withypool lodge & enclosed balcony area, great areas for dogs
Johanna D asked a question May 2021
London, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
Hi, we have booked for 14th May is the pool going to be available under Covid rules? Thanks
Answer from Cass
Cheltenham, United Kingdom13 contributions2 helpful votes
Good Morning We currently are following the government guidelines and our pool is open We look forward to greeting you at Exmoor Gate Lodges
Answer from Terry M
Newport, United Kingdom19 contributions19 helpful votes
Hi We paid £10 for 2 hours private use of the pool. Regarding the electric it depends on what you are using, but take plenty of £1 coins. Enjoy your stay.... we did 👍
Elizabeth Squires wrote a tip Jul 2023
Long Eaton, United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be aware off a steep incline up to the first 4 lodges by foot 🦶. Parking is at bottom of lodge park. The last 3 lodges have parking outside"
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Michelle wrote a tip Jul 2023
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom18 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take lots of £1 or £2 coins for electric meter"
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Catherine M wrote a tip Sept 2021
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom110 contributions65 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is quite far to all tourist attractions so be prepared to be in the car a bit. Also take wellies as even getting to the pub if it’s wet"
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Teresa Green wrote a tip Aug 2019
1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Each lodge is beautiful, new bathrooms, kitchens, its just I needed the extra space, due to my disability."
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Davies99 wrote a tip Jul 2019
Newport, United Kingdom98 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lodge 5 Molland was excellent for max 5 people."
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£117 - £235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandSomersetWaterrow
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Frequently Asked Questions about Exmoor Gate Lodges
Which popular attractions are close to Exmoor Gate Lodges?
Nearby attractions include The White Hart Wiveliscombe (2.0 miles), The Bear Inn (2.0 miles), and Wivey Pool (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Exmoor Gate Lodges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Exmoor Gate Lodges?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a dishwasher.
Is parking available at Exmoor Gate Lodges?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Exmoor Gate Lodges?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Martlet Inn, The Rock Inn, and The Bear Inn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Exmoor Gate Lodges?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Exmoor Gate Lodges located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Waterrow.
Are pets allowed at Exmoor Gate Lodges?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Exmoor Gate Lodges?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cothay Manor (3.4 miles).