Exmoor National Park hotels and hostels
The only YHA hostel inside the national park is at Exford, although for more basic accommodation, there's also Pinkery Bunkhouse near Simonsbath and camping barns at Mullacott Farm near Ilfracombe and Northcombe Farm near Dulverton. Prices start at around £8.50 per night, and you'll need all the usual camping supplies.
The Lynton Cottage
The Crown Hotel
Luttrell Arms Hotel
Millers At The Anchor Hotel
The Lorna Doone Hotel
Headgate Farm B&B
The Royal Oak Inn
The Royal Oak Of Luxborough Inn
Dunster Castle Hotel
Heddon's Gate Hotel
The Rockford Inn
If you like your floral fabrics, puffy armchairs and china crockery, you'll be throughly happy at this four-room B&B, which is still flying the flag for the old-fashioned style of British B&B.
For clifftop position, this Lynton B&B is unbeatable. It goes a bit overboard with the frips and floral fabrics, but if you can get a room with a sea view, you'll be a happy bunny.
Dunster Castle Hotel
Right in the heart of the village, this former coaching inn has been expensively refurbished and now has a good choice of light, uncluttered rooms – the Superior Kingsize are definitely worth the extra outlay, especially rococo-style Grabbist and.
If you don't mind a drive, this sweet farmhouse is lost among the narrow lanes around Dulverton.
The top choice if you want to stay within walking distance of town. It's in a riverside mill, and the rooms are thoroughly contemporary, with creamy carpets, magnolia walls and bits of floral artwork.
St Vincent House
Grade-II listed and built by a compatriot of Nelson, this sea-captain's house has history by the bucketload. All the rooms are named after famous battleships and, though the decor is a touch flouncy, they're very comfortable.
A 10-minute walk from Exford, this beautiful 17th-century house is set in private riverside gardens (it even has its own orchard).
Northcombe Camping Barn
Two bunk barns about 1 mile from town, both equipped with basic kitchen goods, plus a shower and electricity (£1 per unit). One has a wood-stove, the other an open fire.
Probably one of Exmoor's best budget bases, this brick Victorian house is just a short walk from Exford – and the pub. The dorms are small and a smidgen institutional, but the hordes of hikers and cyclists aren't too bothered.
This is the place to really lose yourself: a charming farmhouse nested among the woods near Tarr Steps, 7 miles from Dulverton. The nine rooms are spacious and luxurious, with nice extras such as organic bath goodies and homemade biscuits.
North Walk House
This smart cliffside house is refreshingly frill-free, with five colour-themed rooms decked out with stripy bedspreads, wood floors, pine furniture and the odd sea view.
In medieval times this glorious old coaching inn was the guesthouse of the Abbots of Cleeve. Huge flagstones, heavy armchairs and faded tapestries dot the lounge – a perfect fit for the hearty bar food.
Cheap it most certainly isn't, but this swish hotel along the coast in Martinhoe beats seven bells out of Lynton's B&Bs in terms of style.
This slender Victorian house occupies a prime position in Lynton, literally steps from the shops and clifftops.