Visitor Guide to Winsford village on Exmoor

Winsford is an attractive village in a valley N of Dulverton.  It has 2 hotels, one shop/PO, a tea garden, parish church and a Service Station (not fuel). The River Exe and the Winn Brook meet at Winsford and there are eight bridges and a ford (hence the name).  The old school house is now a Community Computing Centre with excellent facilities regularly open for public use, internet access, and training courses.


Karslake House was a 15th century malthouse and room 5 has the original stone malt-drying floor.  The thatched Royal Oak, now repaired following a disastrous fire, dates to the 12thC and was an important hostelry for wool and yarn carriers en-route to Exeter.   Just up the road is the cottage birthplace of Ernest Bevin (b 1881) who was Minister of Labour during the second world war and later Foreign Secretary.

Winsford Hotels, B&B
Winsford Holiday Cottages

Winsford Camping Sites
Winsford Public Transport

Royal Oak Winsford

The Royal Oak Inn in Winsford

Places to Stay around Winsford

Winsford Holiday Cottages
Hedgerows Self Catering Cottage near Wheddon Cross
Hedgerows is nestled in a private valley, part of a 250 acre farm on Exmoor in the National Park.
The cottage has a truly beautiful and peaceful setting and has been sensitively restored to the highest quality. The cottage, which has a private setting of its own away from the main farmhouse, faces south and has its own pretty garden and terrace, together with parking. Dogs are very welcome.
Ball Cottage    Self Catering Holiday Cottage Winsford
Old cottage of character,  comfortable and well-equipped. Open log fire (free logs) and free storage heating. 
Own piece of River Exe with pack-horse bridge. 
4 minutes walk from Winsford village centre.
Sleeps 5 plus baby.  Available all year.  TV with Sky.  DVD.  No pets.
The Tufters    Self Catering Holiday Cottage Winsford
The Tufters Self Catering cottage is the annex of our lovely Exmoor farmhouse. Fully equipped to sleep up to 6 people all to a high standard of comfort. The Tufters is situated in a delightful spot between Winsford and Exford Villages, set in our own grounds of pretty gardens, streams and paddocks with wonderful views of the moor. Open all year. Stables & Grazing available for horses. Pets welcome.
Little Folly    Self Catering Holiday Cottage Winsford
Little Folly is a beautifully decorated and furnished self catering cottage which has a  lovely, elevated position on Winsford Hill in the Exmoor National Park with direct access to the moor.   Beautiful garden and views. 
ETC 4 stars.  Sleeps 4.  Dogs welcome.  No smoking.
Open February to October inclusive.

Winsford camping and caravan sites
Beautiful Exe Valley Camping Site Exe Valley Caravan and Camping  Bridgetown
The Exe Valley Caravan Site, for adults only, occupies an enchanting, peaceful setting in a wooded valley set alongside the sparkling River Exe.  Beautiful views, an abundance of wildlife and many footpaths leading from your doorstep.  Plenty to interest all nearby, including spectacular, heather-clad moors where Red Deer run free, secret combes, crystal clear rivers and streams full of wild trout.  
Large pitches.  Free fishing from your pitch. Two minutes walk Badgers Holt Inn.  Free heated showers/toilets.  Elec/TV hookups.  Calor/Gaz.  Small shop. tel: 01643 851432
Halse Farm Caravan & Tent Park    Winsford
Halse farm is a small peaceful Touring Park for Caravans and Tents adjacent to the moor, a unique position with beautiful views. WALKERS PARADISE. 
Quality heated toilet block, free hot showers. Launderette, Electric hookups, Children's play area. 
Winsford 1 mile with shop/post office, Thatched Inn with Bar and restaurant.

Public Transport for Winsford


398  Tiverton/ Bampton/ Dulverton/ Winsford/ Exford/ Dunster/ Minehead  - All year Mon-Sat
401  Exmoor Link: Bampton/ Dulverton/ Tarr Steps/ Winsford/ Withypool/ Exford/ Simonsbath/ Lynmouth - Aug&Sept Wed&Sat
See Traveline website for timetables

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