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.
Beds & Rooms: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:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation is by the sea, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, a dark sky area, the The Dartmoor National Park & Exmoor National Park map and the SW Coast Path.
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Base Lodge in Minehead on the Somerset Coast is open for Autumn 2020
June 23rd 2020
Each family unit is allocated a shower ( two showers for the larger group) and two toilets . Our shared dinning room is big enough to operate social distancing, the kitchen will operate on a rota basis, anyone in the kitchen can be seen through a windowed door. Artefacts and general reading material will be reduced to a minimum. The cleaning regime will be robust.
Open access to the building might be limited to accommodate cleaning, this will be negotiated with guests to try and fit in with their activities.
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’.