Exmoor Gate Lodges
Waterrow, Wiveliscombe, Somerset

Experience log cabin luxury in Somerset

What To Expect

For discerning guests wanting a rural escape, who love the splendour of the English countryside, teeming with wildlife these stunning lodges on the edge of Exmoor National Park are an ideal choice.

This picturesque wooded valley can be enjoyed throughout the year and guests can be as active or laid back as they wish. Enjoy leisurely strolls, a spot of fishing or head to the coast which is dotted with pretty harbours and seaside towns

Perfect for a family holiday, romantic break or group celebration, the added luxuries at these charming lodges take self-catering holidays to the next level and the good news is; with special offers, cancellations and last-minute deals a holiday at Exmoor Gate won’t cost the earth. 

First Class Luxury


Guests can you enjoy soaking in the warm waters of their very own hot tub at these lodges and in addition there is a lovely swimming pool complex which can be hired for personal use too. The park also provides a wide selection of in-lodge spa treatments for some extra pampering during your stay.

The Accommodation

Lodges or Cottages?

These idyllic lodges quality furnishings, offer open-plan living with modern kitchen area and bathroom. Sleeping from 2-10 people they all have a pleasant veranda ideal for alfresco dining and you can make the most of the spectacular surroundings from the comfort your own private hot tub

Pet Friendly

Good place for dogs

These days almost a third of dog owners take their canine companions with them when they go on holiday and while not all the lodges at Exmoor Gate are pet-friendly many do welcome dogs (check before booking).

There is a designated dog walk on site and Fido is sure to enjoy exploring the surrounding countryside. 

     At a glance     

  • ​​​​Private hot tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sauna/steam room
  • Pet Friendly
  • Outdoor table tennis
  • Wi-Fi
  • Games room
  • Children’s play area
  • Fishing 3 miles
  • Non-smoking
  • In-lodge spa treatments
  • Gym


In this section, we look at the Exmoor Gate Lodges reviews along with checking out the properties and facilities. Also, what the surrounding area has to offer



out of 10

Overall rating - 90%
Facilities - 88%
Location & surroundings - 91%
Helpfulness of staff - 93%
Value for money - 88%

Exmoor Gate Lodges
Spears Ln, Taunton TA4 2AU, UK

Appley Lodge

This cosy, pet-friendly hot tub lodge is finished to exacting standards and provides a real home from home atmosphere, ideal for a romantic break. There is a spacious double bedroom, modern bathroom and lovely open-plan living/kitchen/dining area.

The secluded outdoor space and indulgent hot tub combine to make this property extra special. 

Features include:

  • Pet-friendly
  • Sleeps 2
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

Exmoor Gate Lodge

This luxury lodge sleeps up to 5 people and is great for either a romantic break or family holiday. Comprising of a double bedroom, additional twin room with a further single bed on the galleried landing. The open-plan living area boasts floor to ceiling windows and leads to a secluded patio perfect for quiet evenings relaxing in the hot tub

Features include:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Sleeps 5
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

Woodland Lodge

Nordic in style this charming, pet-friendly hot tub lodge offers plenty of space for the whole family to get-together. There are 2 bedrooms plus a single bed on the gallery and the fully-fitted kitchen has everything needed to prepare tasty home-cooked meals. Outside there is a patio area with furniture and a covered outdoor hot tub that can be enjoyed whatever the weather.

Features include:

  • Pet-friendly
  • Sleeps 5 People
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

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How to Book

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activities in the Cranborne area

Guests can spend your days relaxing, listening to the birdsong from the veranda, or indulging in the in-lodge therapies, but for those wanting to explore there is plenty to do and see close by.

If you are looking for something to keep the youngsters occupied and you can drag them away from the onsite games room they will love the Tropiquaria Zoo near Minehead where they can get up close and personal with the animals and let off steam in the adventure play area. 

Must see attractions for visitors to Somerset include the spectacular Wookey Hole Caves which is a superb day out for all the family, Dunster Castle and Cheddar Gorge

For something a bit different why not enjoy a leisurely trip down the Grand Western Canal in a horse-drawn barge or check out the impressive display of retro items at the Bakelite Museum

A Final Note

Everybody needs a little “me time” now and again and we think you’ll agree Exmoor Gate offers the perfect bolthole to escape the stresses of everyday life.

With walking, fishing, horse-riding, golf, outdoor activities, charming coastal resorts, excellent dining and plenty of opportunities to indulge in some retail therapy all within easy reach. What more could you ask for? 

In stunning surrounding, these picturesque holiday homes offer all the comforts of home with some added extras such as your own rejuvenating hot tub, perfect to kick back and relax after a day doing exactly as you please. 

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