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Tel code: 01643 | code search
Postcode: TA24 | code search
Population: 250
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Wootton Courtenay lies entirely within the Exmoor National Park in the West Somerset district of Somerset. The main residential area lies below the hillside of Wootton Common. The parish of Wootton Courtenay contains the hamlets of Huntscott, Brockwell and Ford. The village is small, with a population of less than 300 at the last census. In the Domesday Book it was simply recorded as Otone, meaning settlement by the wood. Courtenay was added to the village name in the 13th century when the Courtenay family became owners of the manor there. The parish church at Wootton Courtney, dedicated to All Saints, was built between the 13th and 15th centuries and has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building. The church features an unusual gabled bell tower. The Exmoor National Park is a largely unspoilt English treasure made up of tranquil moorland, winding rivers and a breath taking coastline of secluded bays and spectacular cliffs. Exmoor is sprinkled with many quaint villages like Wootten Courtenay, as well as attractive towns and charming harbours. Over two million people now visit Exmoor each year to enjoy its unique landscape and cultural heritage, and to savour the peace and tranquillity of the area.

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The Dunkery Beacon (0.10 miles)

The Dunkery Beacon

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The Dunkery Beacon is a family run country house set in lovely grounds and recently refurbished with stunning views over Exmoor. Red deer and other wildlife can often be seen ... More

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The Parks Guest House (2.35 miles)

The Parks Guest House
The Parks is a fine-looking Grade II listed Georgian property located in a quiet area of Minehead on the lower slopes of North Hill. You can walk right onto Exmoor from here and the coast ... More | visit website
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Duke of Wellington (2.47 miles)

Duke of Wellington

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The Duke of Wellington was built in the 17th-century as a traditional coaching inn and posting house. The hotel is conveniently situated in the centre of Minehead. Minehead is a ... More

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Holnicote House (2.50 miles)

Holnicote House

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You'll be based in our fine Country House accommodation, Holnicote House, which lies in a 12,500 acre estate in the Horner Valley in Selworthy in Exmoor.Once home to the distinguished ... More

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Marston Lodge Hotel (2.76 miles)

Marston Lodge Hotel
Welcome to Marston Lodge Hotel. The Hotel is nestled on North Hill, in the oldest and most historic part of Minehead, close to St. Michael's Church, Church Steps and Minehead's harbour. Marston Lodge is, in ... More | visit website
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The Quay Inn (2.87 miles)

The Quay Inn
A recently completed refurbishment of The Quay Inn has resulted in a welcoming country pub making the most of its wonderful location and providing you with a choice of spacious interior designed en-suite hotel accommodation ... More | visit website
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Sundial House (3.05 miles)

Sundial House

For quality Accommodation on Exmoor look no further than Sundial House.
Sundial House is a 17th Century country cottage and occupies a central position in the moorland village of Wheddon Cross, which at 1,000ft above sea ... More | visit website

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The Rest and be Thankful Inn (3.05 miles)

The Rest and be Thankful Inn
A former coaching inn situated in the heart of Exmoor. Ideal for exploring the delights of the area; many walks, horse riding and of course car drives.

All rooms are en-suite and finished to a ... More | visit website
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Exmoor House (3.18 miles)

Come and stay with us at Exmoor House in our lovely early Georgian Grade 2 listed townhouse. Exmoor House is situated in West Street the oldest street in Dunster; it is in the ... More | visit website
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Dunster Castle Hotel (3.29 miles)

Dunster Castle Hotel
The Dunster Castle Hotel offers contemporary style with traditional comfort at the foot of the historic National Trust property of Dunster Castle, in Exmoor National Park.The Dunster Castle Hotel building dates back to about 1750 ... More | visit website

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