Plan ahead now to catch the red deer rutting on Exmoor.
As we climb out of winter our thoughts turn ahead, naturally, to warmer times. Perhaps as far ahead as the dying embers of summer. Watching the shadows lengthen in the golden evenings. If your thoughts do turn that way, then there are far worse places than Blindwell Bunkhouse on Exmoor.
You approach down a hedge lined lane to a an Exmoor Hill Farm. In a converted farm building, the bunkhouse has three rooms offering 16 beds, one of which has ground floor disabled access. It is decorated in a traditional way with stone on the floor and walls and wood featuring strongly throughout. An underfloor heating system cries out for woolly walking socks and cosy evenings.
If you are here in the late summer or early autumn, after you finished the fine rambling and exploring the area offers, you may well be treated to one of Britain’s most amazing natural spectacles. Red Deer often roam the valley, jealously guarding their harem from other males. At that time of year their antlers are in full glory and their roars and bellows can be heard across the moor, perhaps you’ll see a spectacular clash as the rutting becomes physical.
Book ahead now on the website to secure a chance to enjoy all of Exmoor’s delights.
…feel part of the life and the landscape…
Blindwell Bunkhouse in Exmoor National Park is a bit of a find. It is part of a working family farm with a fascinating history. It is perhaps unsurprising that a family with a close connection to the land would want to protect their natural environment, as a result they have made alterations and improvements until this bunkhouse is not only well equipped and modern but also a ‘green’ Eco-hostel. Features include hot water and underfloor heating from biomass boiler and solar panels which supplement mains electricity.
Perched at the head of a secluded valley, you’ll find yourself immersed in the landscape – upland streams and purple moors. And the proximity to nature means you get ample opportunity to enjoy the wildlife: red deer, Exmoor ponies and raptors circling.
Exmoor can be full of adventure and activity too. The Sustrans cycle route 3 is nearby as well as loads of mountainbike trails. Go searching for the beautiful but wild Exmoor Ponies on the network of moorland footpaths – you’ll need to be quiet though as they are easily startled. The seclusion and peace are a real boon too if you are a stargazer – its is one of the UK’s Dark Skies parks. Or perhaps you could explore the history of an area which bears the marks of human habitation going back as long as their have been people on these islands.
At Blindwell Bunkhouse you can feel part of the life and landscape.
Due to a cancellation Blindwell Bunkhouse on beautiful Exmoor is now available for New Year.
Due to a cancellation Blindwell Bunkhouse on beautiful Exmoor is now available for New Year. Ideal for groups of families or friends with three bedrooms sleeping 6 and 4. This modern restoration of a traditional farm building has a comfortable dinning Kitchen with fully equipped self catering. The bunkhouse has underfloor heating and so is ideal for toasty warm New Years Break. Get some fresh air in your lungs exploring Exmoor with its wild ponies or the North Devon Coast. There are Mountain bike trails nearby and many beautiful walks. Or just enjoy the wildlife in the secluded valley where you can spot red deer and buzzards.