Blindwell Bunkhouse

…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.