Opening times for 4 March 2024
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Car park and accessible toilet.
Parking: The National Trust car park at Bossington is located approx two miles from the A39 in the centre of the village, the nearest postcode is TA24 8HF. It is open daily - the parking charge is £2 for two hours, £5 all day or free for NT members. There are toilet facilities and accessible parking spaces.
Take a look at the map of Holnicote Estate to help plan your visit.
Bossington is a two pawprint rated place. You and your dog are welcome to explore the coastal footpaths starting from this hamlet on the Holnicote Estate.
Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of the diverse landscapes and habitats on the Holnicote Estate. Explore beaver enclosures, ancient oak woodland, saltmarshes and more in this immersive audio experience, and learn about the vital work for nature in west Somerset.
A guide to the best routes along this beautiful coastline
A peaceful coastal hamlet on the edge of the Holnicote Estate, with distinctive thatched cottages. Pebble beach nearby for wildlife spotting.
Discover Bossington Beach
Bossington is a charming seaside hamlet with thatched cottages. Old lime kilns and Second World War defences line the pebble beach, which is a great place to spot coastal birds.
Holnicote Estate has something for everyone, from its wild moorland and shingle beaches to ancient woodland and charming villages. Plus, keep an eye out for its resident red deer.
Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of the beaver enclosure on the Holnicote Estate in Somerset and discover how the beavers have been transforming this wetland habitat.
If you are feeling peckish, look out for these nearby tea-rooms (not National Trust).
Allerford Post Office
Pick up some stamps and a scone at Allerford Post Office. By the famous packhorse bridge, it’s a lovely spot to refuel and relax with a light lunch. Contact: 01643 862410
In the heart of Bossington, Kitnors Tea-room is somewhere to relax after a coastal walk. Enjoy light lunches, cream teas and a range of homemade cakes. Contact: 01643 862643.
Indulge in a light bite or tasty treat in the West Lynch Farmhouse at the Exmoor Owl and Wildlife Centre, before flying an owl or horse riding across Exmoor. Contact: 01643 862816.
Explore Exmoor National Park from this cosy farmhouse cottage on Holnicote Estate
On the fringes of Exmoor, this quirky cob and thatch cottage is the perfect base for hiking the moors.
A snug one-bedroom English country cottage in the village of Selworthy with views over Exmoor.
A part-thatched cottage with its own private stream minutes away from Bossington beach.
Find out how the Porlock Vale Riverlands project on Exmoor has created a natural ecosystem to prevent flooding and encourage a wider habitat to attract wildlife.
We are working to restore the peatland at Alderman’s Barrow Allotment, on the high moorland of the Holnicote Estate, as part of the South West Peatland Project.
Ash dieback is a devastating disease threatening veteran trees and woodlands in north and west Somerset.
Bossington has benefited from investment from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), for works on the South West Coast Path. This include path repairs, signage upgrades and access improvements, and is part of a wider ambition to create an all-year walking experience for everyone to enjoy. Find out about other places that have benefited in nearby Devon.