Base Lodge, 16 The Parks, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8BS
Call Wendy or Graham on 01643 703520 or 07731 651536
OverviewBase Lodge is ideally situated for exploring Exmoor, the Quantocks and the North Devon coast by mountain bike or foot. Excellent off and on road mountain biking for all levels. Guided mountain biking and secure lock up facilities. Exmoor affords excellent scenic moor and coastal views and the 600+ mile long South West Coastal Path starts here in Minehead. Other activities can be arranged including mountain biking, navigational training, climbing, surfing, pony-trekking and natural history walks and talks. Base Lodge is clean, comfortable and friendly, providing a shared, fully equipped kitchen and dining room. Local pubs and restaurants are all within walking distance. This accommodation is featured on our map of Devon, Cornwall and the West Country and here is its own website.
Rooms & Beds:22: 2x2, 1x7, 1x6, 1x5
Open:All year. All day access once booked (reception open from 3pm).
Price per night:Dorms £17.50 (£20 one night), private single £7.50 supplement, twin/double £40. Sole use of Base Lodge from £200. Family room discount.
Booking:Booking advisable, bookings taken by phone or email or take a chance and call in. Deposit required for groups or exclusive use.
Directions:With the sea behind you, drive/walk up The Parade until you reach Park Street, continue straight on until you reach a fork. Take the right fork into The Parks (Baptist Church on your right). Only limited parking is available.
Public Transport:Coach station 5 min walk. Buses from Taunton, Exeter and Tiverton. Train station: Taunton (26 miles). Steam railway from Taunton to Minehead.
Walks:Local Walks Long Distance Walks
This accommodation is by the sea, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, has a pub within walking distance and is on the The Dartmoor National Park & Exmoor National Park map and the SW Coast Path.
March 23rd 2018
Enjoy blissful days of relaxing on golden sandy shores: less than a mile from Base Lodge is the seaside town of Minehead! Minehead offers shops, cafes, bars and spectacular views, and- of course- the lovely Minehead Beach! The beach is perfect for families seeking fun and relaxation, as there is plenty of space for everything exciting in life, even building sandcastles! 😉 The beach is so accessible that you get sea views from the hostel!
Explore the Quantocks
September 10th 2017
There’s all sorts of ways to enjoy the scenic Quantock Hills: biking, horse riding, walking guided trips. You can base yourself at Base Lodge in the traditional coast town of Minehead and then head out!
Once a Royal Hunting Forest, the Quantocks are now valued as a site of natural beauty and diversity. Search the beaches for fossils on the ‘Jurrassic COast’; see Red Deer stags raising their majestic heads above the heather; listen out for woodpeckers in the ancient woodland ‘coombe’.
Self catering accommodation for a seaside holiday
December 29th 2016
Self catering accommodation for a seaside holiday in Minehead. Minehead, with its long flat sandy beach, is the start of the South West Coast Path and a gateway to Exmoor. Base Lodge offers self catering accommodation in the centre of Minehead, close to the towns park and shops and just a few minutes from the sea front. Minehead is a great coastal location with access to the stunning scenery of Exmoor and the Quantock Hills. Perfect for a family seaside holiday and walking and sightseing. Minehead has a long flat sandy beach, great for picnics, games and sandcastle building. The harbour has a RNLI station and pleasure boat cruises on the paddle steamer Waverley. The promenade has cafés, bars, shops and spectacular views across to North Hill. You can walk up to St Michael’s Church using the quaint Church Steps between thatched cottages and overlooking the town. To see the location of Base Lodge and other great value self catering accommodation in Devon and Cornwall click here.
July 24th 2015
Join deer ranger, Charles Harding for an Exmoor adventure seeking out new born calves and the song of the elusive… View details
July 7th 2015
Explore Exmoor and the North Devon coast from this townhouse in the seaside town of Minehead. View details