The Exmoor Forest Inn is situated in the heart of the beautiful Exmoor National Park in the hamlet of Simonsbath, an excellent central base from which to explore Exmoor and the North Devon and Somerset Coastlines. The property is perfectly positioned on the 'Two Moors Way' walking route linking Exmoor with Dartmoor and the area is extremely popular with walkers, cyclist, birdwatchers, horse riders and nature lovers. The Hotel makes a great base to explore the South West peninsular and is only a short drive from the world renowned Linton and Lymouth towns in North Devon and further round the coastline to the popular resorts of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands. Simonbath is a half an hour drive to the principle North Devon town of Barnstaple, which is linked via the A631 to the M5 at Tiverton. Barnstaple has a mainline train station, as does the Somerset County Town of Taunton which lies approximately 30 miles to the East.
The Exmoor Forest Inn is a substantial and handsome three storey detached property with double gables to the front elevation, overlooking the pretty trade garden and car park. The property sits in a generous plot nestling in the beautiful wooded Barle Valley, flanking a tributary of the River Barle. The property has been extensively refurbished and re-decorated over the period of our client’s ownership and is a particularly atmospheric and welcoming building, which exudes character and warmth. All the rooms are individually decorated and presented to a high standard, as are the main bars and trading areas. The separate holiday cottage, which was completely redeveloped in 2015 is beautifully presented throughout and a great addition to the business. The property has plenty of development potential, subject to planning, to the rear of the main building with a substantial barn and separate stone outhouse currently underutilised.