Base Lodge, 16 The Parks, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8BS
Self catering hostel on ExmoorBase 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.
Beds & Rooms:22: 1x7, 1x6, 1x5, 2x2
Open:All year. All day access once booked (reception open from 3pm).
Price per night:Dorms £20 (£25 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.
- Coach station 5 min walk. Buses from Taunton, Exeter and Tiverton. Train station: Taunton (26 miles). Steam railway from Taunton to Minehead.
- Long Distance Walks South West Coast Path
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Lots of availability this summer. Affordable, friendly accommodation close to sandy beaches and Exmoor
May 19th 2022
Base Lodge in the seaside town of Minehead has everything you could need for a fab weekend away or a holiday. Close to the town’s park and shops and just a few minutes from the sea front, it’s perfect for a family seaside holiday. If walking or sight-seeing are your passion then Exmoor, the Quantock Hills and the South West Coast Path are all on the doorstep.
Book a private room, a bed in a dorm or the whole place for your exclusive use. There’s a fully equipped self catering kitchen, a dining room and a secure store for bikes, canoes etc. And to add an extra dimension to your stay a range of exciting outdoor activities can be arranged for you.
March 23rd 2018
Enjoy blissful days relaxing on the golden sands of Minehead Beach!
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
The AONB has a fascinating range of landscapes.
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’.