Places to stay

Fancy staying a little longer?

Bideford Bay area

A holiday paradise in your own gated combe down to the sea © National Trust

Whilst we don't have any holiday cottages in the Woolacombe and Croyde area we do have eight holiday cottages across the North Devon coast, all of which are close enough for you to visit this area and explore a little further too.

Combe Martin area

The magnificent oak hammerbeam ceiling dates from around 1485 © National Trust

We have two cottages which are just outside Combe Martin. Great walks from the door, but only a short drive from the beach and village facilities.

Lynton and Lynmouth area

Lighthouse keepers cottage taken from the air showing coastline © National Trust

Just two miles from Lynmouth is the hamlet of Countisbury. Choose a cottage high on the sea cliffs or get closer to the sea in our very own Lighthouse Keepers' cottage.

Exmoor Bunkhouse

Exmoor Bunkhouse provides comfortable group accommodation on the North Devo © K.Birch / National Trust

Exmoor Bunkhouse provides comfortable group accommodation on the North Devo

Want to escape with a group of friends?

Exmoor Bunkhouse sleeps up to 18 people. Whether you are a group of friends wanting to get away or a residential trip, this is a great value option.

Two large dormitories, a leaders' room, excellent hot showers, a fully equipped kitchen and ample heating make it a cosy place to stay to explore Exmoor.

Exmoor Bunkhouse

Take turns at cooking and share a meal together © Stuart Cox

Take turns at cooking and share a meal together

Lots of hungry mouths

The bunkhouse provides everything you need to make your group's stay a happy one. Our kitchen allows your group to cook for themselves or why not book a meal at the Blue Ball Inn (not National Trust), just up the road?

If the weather's nice use the barbecue and picnic tables outside.

Exmoor Bunkhouse

wellies off and having a rest on a team building day © John Millar

wellies off and having a rest on a team building day

Something different

Are you looking for an unusual place for a conference or team-building exercise? Then the Exmoor Bunkhouse could be your answer. The communal area will easily seat 14 around a large table and simple equipment can be provided.

If your team wants to explore outdoors then team-building can be tailored to your needs.

Exmoor Bunkhouse

Plenty of walks from the door © Linda Doran

Plenty of walks from the door

An adventure awaits

There are lots of active and not so active ways to spend your time. Surrounded by beautiful countryside it's ideal for painting and photography.

If you want to be more active there's walking, cycling, horse riding or even surfing. The options are limited only by your imagination.

Exmoor Bunkhouse

Whortleberry jam, an Exmoor speciality with your Watersmeet cream tea © National Trust / Hannah Jefferson

Whortleberry jam, an Exmoor speciality with your Watersmeet cream tea

Get out there and discover

There's a lot to see and do without traveling too far from the bunkhouse. Why not take the open-top bus down into Lynmouth and then the cliff-top railway to Lynton for a truly green day out. You'll find plenty of tea-rooms along the way to satisfy your appetite.

How much is it and when can we stay?

  • £195 per night sole use Friday, Saturday or Sunday
  • £130 per night sole use Monday - Thursday (inclusive)
  • Volunteer with the rangers and earn yourselves a free night's stay

How to make a booking

  • Call us on 0844 3351295
  • Available Monday to Friday from 9am until 9pm, Saturday 9am until 7pm and Sunday and Bank Holidays 9am until 1pm
  • E-mail us

Where will you find us?

The bunkhouse is a few miles from Lynton & Lynmouth, high up on the sea cliffs just moments away from the South West Coast Path. We are also within Exmoor National Park. Nearest town is Barnstaple with train and coach links.

Accommodation supporting our work

Fantastic support from The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory hotel © Old Rectory Hotel

Proprietors Huw and Sam, and their guests, are helping to support the National Trust in North Devon through a unique donation scheme. The money raised is used to look after the coastline here.

The Old Rectory is an award-winning boutique hotel near the Heddon Valley. Last year they raised over £1,000 for us, so thank you very much.

Tenants diversify to allow you to stay

Town Farm, Mortehoe © Heide and David Barron

National Trust tenants, Heide and David Barron run this beautiful listed B&B which sits in the heart of Mortehoe Village, close to the great sandy beach of Woolacombe.

With easy access to the South West Coast Path, it's a great base for walkers. There are four bedrooms to let. In the summer, enjoy a cream tea in the front garden.