Monday, 25 January 2010

Snowdrop Valley, Wheddon Cross

The Exmoor snowdrops season is here! The Wheddon Cross park & ride service to the famous Snowdrop Valley runs from 30th January to 21st February. The narrow road that goes to the valley will remain closed for ordinary traffic until the end of February, but the snowdrop walk from Wheddon Cross will still be open and signposted.

At Exmoor House we still have rooms available for most days in February - just contact us.

We're also opening our tearoom again, just for Snowdrop Valley. It'll be open most days, from 11am to 3pm. We'll be serving homemade soup, delicious homemade rolls, cakes, scones, teacakes, as well as Exmoor House ploughman's lunches - and teas, coffees, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks of course.

Looking for somewhere for dinner? Try Exmoor House. We combine lovely local ingredients with expert cooking. The daily-changing menu, from £20.50 for 2 courses + coffee/tea, is great value. Booking is essential. Come and find out why we've twice been nominated for the UKTV Food Local Hero Awards...

Friday, 15 January 2010

Our January newsletter is out now

If you'd like to receive a copy of our January newsletter, just let us know and we'll email one to you. It has details of a 'recommend a friend' discount for people who've stayed with us before. There's also information about our new 2-course dinner packages (we've added these because several people have commented that they'd rather not eat 3 courses every night). Plus we've restructured our house party prices, so that they're fairer for smaller groups.

The snow's melting fast here now - not much left!

Friday, 8 January 2010

What's happening on Exmoor over the next few months

Here are just a few events on Exmoor in 2010...

* Coming up soon (30th January to end of February) is Snowdrop Valley: don't miss it! We'll be opening our tearoom most days in February, and are offering our special breaks packages too - they're now even better value.

* If you're taking part in the half Ironman triathlon at Wimbleball Lake (20th June) then you should book your accommodation soon: it will sell out very quickly. Exmoor House is the ideal base; Wimbleball is easily accessible from here. We'll be doing a high-carbohydrate dinner for Ironman competitors - featuring our home-made pasta - on the evening before the event.
Exmoor House is also a great place to stay if you're doing a recce or practise before the event.

* The West Somerset Railway's Spring Steam Gala is on 20 & 21 & 25 to 28 March and will form part of the 'GWR 175' celebrations.

* The North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival takes place from 29th April to 7th May. There'll be a range of fabulous (and varied) guided walks.

* This year's Golden Horseshoe endurance ride, which starts a few miles down the road at Exford, is from 16th-18th May.

At the moment it's very snowy here, with more forecast. It looks beautiful...