Exmoor Bunkbarn, Week Farm, Bridgetown, Dulverton TA22 9JP
Located at Week Farm, Bridgetown, a family run mixed livestock farm of 500 acres. Exmoor Bunkbarn has been converted from a granary and some machinery is still in place. The barn provides eco-friendly bunk house accommodation for up to 25 people. Just a 1km walk from the open moorland of Exmoor`s Winsford Hill, it is ideally situated for exploring Exmoor on foot, bike or canoe. The bunk barn nestles amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, but is close to attractions such as the Exmoor Pony Centre, Wimbleball Lake and Dunster Castle. Centrally heated using wood chip from the farm’s own woodlands, there is an open plan, well equipped kitchen, dining, seating area and drying room facilities, with an outside patio area for BBQ. There are separate male and female bathrooms with WCs, basins and showers as well as a separate WC and shower with disabled access. Each bunk has a 50 millimetre thick foam mattress. Bring your own sleeping bags, bedding and towelling. Visitors should also bring suitable shoes or slippers to wear inside the barn as the floors are the original rough wooden planks – it is not advisable to walk around in bare feet or socks. Available sole use only and minimum of 2 nights at Weekends (Fri – Sun). During the week (Monday- Thursday) each room can be booked indiviudally and the washing, kitchen and communal areas shared with other users.This accommodation is featured on our map of Devon, Cornwall and the West Country and here is its own website.
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25: 1×14, 1×8, 1×3
All year. All day.
Weekend sole use: £350. Mon-Thur sole use: £300. Rooms: 14/bed £240, 8/bed £150, 3/bed £75.
Book via the Exmoor Bunkbarn website.
A396 to village of Bridgetown, turn on to Week Lane in center of village, drive up the hill for about 1 mile and look for Exmoor Bunkbarn sign on the right.
Train at Taunton, local buses to Badgers Holt about 25 minutes walk away.
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Exmoor Bunkbarn appears to do exactly what it says on the tin. It is on Exmoor. The address says Bridgetown but it is quite a step from an urban centre. This is A Good Thing. An easy walk takes you to open country on Exmoor`s Winsford Hill. Nestling amongst what they claim is some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, it is also driving distance to attractions such as the Exmoor Pony Centre, Wimbleball Lake and Dunster Castle.
And yes, it is a bunkbarn. It is on a family run farm, Week Farm, of mixed livestock over 500 acres. Exmoor Bunkbarn has been converted from a granary and some machinery is still in place. There is accommodation for groups of up to 25 in 3 bunkrooms. An open plan kitchen, dining room is heated by a huge wood burning stove and all the wood- and stone-work is pleasingly intact. Also, drying room and shower rooms as you’ve come to expect.
If you explore the gallery on their website and on social media, though you’ll also see an element they are rightly proud of but isn’t highlighted in their name: Their Eco-credentials. They walk the recycling walk with reclaimed wood in the furniture and even a pitchfork curtain rail! The woodburner is fuelled by woodchip from their own land. I could go on…
I think it sounds cracking and, as one of the Independent Hostel’s newest members, you should write a review after you’ve stayed and spread the word.