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It's been quite a year. From the lows of lockdown to splendid summer highs, this has been a year of contrasts. As we begin to wrap up 2021, we take a look back through our favourite moments, often caught on tap (or tangled up in a mike flex!) A veiled tribute there to Geoffrey Perkins. All we've got to say is thanks for listening and Happy New Year…
 
Well, what can we say? Almost nine months after the first podcast, we're rounding the year off with a special Christmas episode from Lucy and David. In this festive edition, we talk everything from Charlie Fridays to Christmas TV and from Festive Food to Fizz! A very special mention must go to all the team and to every guest who has stayed with us …
 
In this season finale, Lucy and David were visited by a local rock star: Phil Herron! Phil has a long career as a bass guitarist, is largely self taught and tells fascinating anecdotes of his life on tour in venues around the UK! To celebrate these stories of life on the road, Phil has also penned a book under the nom de plume of Alfie Noakes. If y…
 
Recorded on 1st December, with the dark cloud of Omicron hanging over us, we're looking ahead to a fun-filled festive season and into a New Year of wellness. Whatever you're doing this Christmas, or just can't wait for a new start for '22, take an hour out of your busy schedule and listen to our latest podcast! Don't forget - if you want to book yo…
 
Once again, we're ON SAFARI again with Andrew Turner from Red Stag Safari. In this fourth episode we go off-road across the moor and talk Lorna Doone. Andrew is a fully licensed private hire operator who is Somerset born and bred and knows Exmoor like the back of his hand. His tours are a fascinating insight into the our local area, and with Andrew…
 
Francine Lee from Bumblees Preserves is an inspirational and award winning artisan preserves maker, based a short distance from our cottages here in Exmoor. With fresh fruit picked from her own garden or foraged from the hedgerows, Francine has an eye for detail and tongue for taste! And we love her strap-line too: "Made by me, not a factory." Of c…
 
Back in the Spring, Jackie launched Exmoor Village Walks in Dunster. With a spring in her step after a lockdown winter, Jackie has enthralled hundreds of visitors on her fun and friendly walks around Dunster each Tuesday. Braving the walk whatever the weather, Jackie's two hour tours are a great way to Discover more of Dunster and are the perfect a…
 
Once again, we're ON SAFARI again with Andrew Turner from Red Stag Safari. In this third episode we travelled from the site of an old Exmoor Farm to Blackpits Bridge and discuss Stags, The Exmoor Forest, John Knight's Mining experiment and birds - plenty of birds! Andrew is a fully licensed private hire operator who is Somerset born and bred and kn…
 
David's gone full 'Partridge' and came up with the idea of recording a podcast for Exmoor Day! In this special podcast, we braved the jubilant crowds and had a chat about our favourite places in Exmoor. So whether you agree with our choices or have ideas of your own, take a listen and send us your suggestions! We hope you enjoyed this celebration s…
 
A few weeks ago, we were fortunate to visit a very special person in a unique place. For an hour or so, we talked Art, Poetry and Music with Mo Scott, in her garden studio overlooking the River Aller in Allerford, Bossington (near Porlock). As you will hear, Mo is both talented and incredibly grounded with a patient, calming manner - even when her …
 
Following the success of our Space Detectives podcast earlier in the year, we revisited Jo Richardson down the line to discuss all that's glorious about Exmoor's Dark Skies in the Autumn and Winter months. Even with some of the best connections and tech equipment available, there were a few glitches on the line to Jo this time around, so you may no…
 
This long awaited podcast features our very own Elf! If you can't wait for Christmas, make 'Moor' of it this year with a stay at one of our cottages here in Exmoor! Find out all about Moor for Christmas here.על ידי Exmoor Character Cottages
 
Some of our listeners may have heard Duncan Peberdy (one of our 'frequent flyers' at Exmoor Character Cottages) talking of his love of Exmoor, Minehead, Dogs and of course, our cottages! In this special podcast, Duncan talks about his NEW novel, inspired and part-penned at Pilgrim Corner in Minehead, which he believes offers the perfect balance of …
 
Earlier in the summer, Lucy and (perpetually hungry) David visited Stuart Lowen's Farm Shop in Minehead. Walking around the shelves, counters and gondola-ends, Stuart describes the food he sources and sells, the importance of reducing environmental impact and demonstrates peanut butter being made before your very eyes! This delicious podcast is bou…
 
We're ON SAFARI again with Andrew Turner from Red Stag Safari. In this second episode we travelled from the Porlock Vale into deepest, darkest central Exmoor with its rugged, verdant landscape. David donned his pith helmet and Lucy found an ocelot handbag and we went exploring! Andrew is a fully licensed private hire operator who is Somerset born a…
 
Summer 2021 has been the season of the staycation, and while a few will disagree about the terminology, holidays in the UK have never been so popular! In the last week, several media channels have questioned the value for money of UK breaks versus holidaying abroad. We believe that many of the examples cited are an unwelcome distraction to the chal…
 
In this our sixth episode of season two, an intrepid Lucy braved the squall and had a conversation with Liz, Vanessa (and others!) from Minehead Polar Bears. These hardy swimmers have overcome lockdown malaise and got fitter and healthier by swimming in the Bristol Channel. They certainly look all the better for it, and Lucy can't wait to join them…
 
This week we were fortunate to spend some time with Sally Turner from the Minehead Information Centre, located near the railway station on Minehead's seafront. The sun was shining, the sea was lapping and Mr. Whippy's were being served, so spirits were high! Like Minehead's library, our Visitor Information Centres are modern and thriving places to …
 
Lucy and the team at Exmoor Character Cottages are thrilled to announce that Pilgrim Corner will host an exclusive luxury yoga retreat. From Friday 1st October 2021, why not take three nights out to rest, relax, revive and rejuvenate on a wellness getaway with all the trimmings. In this podcast, Lucy talks yoga with Terry Bruce, who has taught yoga…
 
In this windswept and hastily recorded podcast, Lucy and David took to the streets on one of Minehead's Zipp Mobility scooters! Despite 'changeable' weather and dubious initial handling, we were up and motoring quickly and speedily, and thoroughly enjoyed our seafront excursion! If you're visiting Minehead and if you're in possession of a valid UK …
 
In this series of four podcasts, Lucy and David had the pleasure of accompanying Andrew Turner of Red Stag Safaris. Andrew is a fully licensed private hire operator who is Somerset born and bred and knows Exmoor like the back of his hand. His tours are a fascinating insight into the our local area, and with Andrew's in-depth knowledge, you'll see t…
 
Here it is! The first episode of our second season, heavily trailed on social media and BBC Radio Somerset! This special celebration episode takes a deeper dive into The Oval, our historic holiday cottage located at the heart of West Street in Dunster. With its stone façade and magnificent garden with outstanding views, this beautiful house is stee…
 
In this our end of season finale, we have the pleasure of discussing dog holidays on Exmoor with 'frequent flyer', author and dog owner, Duncan Peberdy. Duncan talks about enjoying a holiday with his two dogs at Exmoor Character Cottages and discusses some of his favourite hints and tips for walks whilst in Exmoor and West Somerset. All of our cott…
 
This short walk along Minehead's historic seafront was recorded on a sunny summer day in July, from the Echo Beach cafe on the quayside to the Minehead Information Centre on Station Square. It was bustling, warm and friendly and a 'mr whippy' ice cream was literally moments away - but not until we'd learned a little more about Minehead's rich histo…
 
In this fascinating PonyCast, we had the pleasure of meeting with Linzi Green from the Exmoor Pony Centre in Ashwick near Dulverton, Winsford and Tarr Steps. Linzi explains everything you need to know about the Moorland Mousie Trust and how the staff and volunteers at the Exmoor Pony Centre work to promote and protect the endangered rare-breed Exmo…
 
With it's famed dark skies, Exmoor is the perfect place for stargazing and wondering at the heavens above. In this intergalactic podcast, David and Lucy talk dark skies, telescopes and enjoying stargazing at any time of the year with the talented and fascinating astronomer, Jo Richardson from Space Detectives. We also think ahead to the Autumn and …
 
In this podcast, we're talking to one of our 'frequent flyers', Duncan Peberdy. Duncan, his wife Elaine and their two cocker spaniels are (very) regular guests at each of our cottages and since their first stay at Pilgrim Corner in 2017, have become dear friends too. When he's not holidaying in Exmoor, Duncan is a self-confessed workaholic and auth…
 
A special bonus edition of a wander through the streets of Dulverton. Recorded on the spur of the moment, we reserve the right to have made a few mistakes in the content, but we hope our admiration for this heart of Exmoor town was evident! Dulverton is a town full of things to see and do and is a real thriving community. Come see Lorna Doone's sta…
 
Have you ever thought of a luxurious massage in Somerset? Fancy a holiday facial? Do you deserve a staycation day spa? Well then, our friends at Ivy Beauty Lounge would love to welcome you! In our latest podcast, Lucy meets Jazz from The Ivy Beauty Lounge on Friday Street in Minehead and discusses the beauty rooms, the treatments on offer and the f…
 
Cottages Uncut by Exmoor Character Cottages - S01 E13: Exmoor Village Walks launches in Dunster. Walks start on Tuesday 22nd June at 10:30am and 14:00 and every week thereafter throughout the year. Meet at Dunster Steep Car Park - TA24 6AS. To find out more about Exmoor Village Walks, please follow, like and share their Facebook page and Instagram …
 
In this our twelfth podcast, we were absolutely delighted to welcome Steve Crossman from Court Place Farm, Withycombe. In this fascinating podcast, Lucy and David talk the history of Steve's family, his passion for local agriculture and the tasty delights that have been grown at Court Place Farm since the 1960's. Of course, Asparagus and New Potato…
 
A couple of weeks ago and in the midst of a thunderstorm, Lucy and David came together via Zoom to discuss in-cottage dining with Chef Ben Richards, from Thir13en of Minehead. Ben is an inspirational chef who prides himself on serving hand prepared cuisine in the comfort and safety of your cottage. Ben's Partner Issy is your Maître d'hôtel for the …
 
On Friday 28th May, Lucy and Sam grabbed the roving microphone to take a tour around the gorgeous cottage garden at Pilgrim Corner in Minehead. Even David was enthralled by the amazing poppies, ancient roses and Japanese shrubbery. Take a tour around the garden in this shorter than usual podcast, you won't be disappointed. Follow us across social m…
 
In this quick dip into the Friday changeovers at Exmoor Character Cottages and our relentless focus on hygiene and housekeeping standards throughout all four cottages. No songs were attempted to be sung in this podcast, however that may follow in the outtakes edition at Christmas!
 
Dunster's High Street has always been a popular destination for visitors, but the pandemic shook their independent retailers to the foundations. Now, the famous shopping streets in this medieval village are fighting back, with the Recovery Group bringing street furniture, a live stream webcam, new website and a plethora of marketing activities to h…
 
In this special Saturday Night (Fever) episode, Lucy and David talked excitedly about being able to sit indoors to enjoy a meal, a drink and to avoid the current inclement weather! We also celebrated that we're a finalist in the @ipaper iTravel Staycation Awards in the self-catering category. Check out all the info on our social media tomorrow! Dav…
 
A warm welcome to John Turner, CEO of Visit Somerset. In our Cottages Uncut Podcast this week, we're talking to the CEO of Visit Somerset who talks passionately about the verdant and varied county of Somerset and why looking after our environment and supporting local small businesses gives us the best chance of successfully recovering from the pand…
 
Lucy and David came together 'down the line' on the May Day Bank Holiday to discuss sunny weather, seaside treats and Exmoor beer gardens. Who'd have thought that after a promising start, the conversation progresses to corporate acronyms and innuendo! You'd never believe it, but this podcast isn't sponsored by Charlie Fridays, Periwinkle Tearooms o…
 
The latest in a series of podcasts taking a look behind the scenes at Exmoor Character Cottages. Today, we're working with the team as we prepare to reopen our cottages on 12th April. If we've whet your appetite, find out much more about us at: www.ExmoorCharacterCottages.co.ukעל ידי Exmoor Character Cottages
 
Hello iTunes! The third in a series of podcasts looking behind the scenes at Exmoor Character Cottages. Today, David and Lucy talk 'holiday hedging', QR code scanning and Steve with his shirt off. To book one of the last few remaining breaks at our cottages, check us out at: www.ExmoorCharacterCottages.co.uk…
 
Our first ever podcast! Take a listen as we meander through our lovely cottage gardens here in Higher Town, Minehead. Find out more about our cottages and our team at: www.exmoorcharactercottages.co.uk Copyright 2021, All Rights Reserved.על ידי Exmoor Character Cottages
 
A closer look at how Exmoor Character Cottages delivers excellent service for their guests. This time, Lucy and David talk cottage 'personalities' and the important issue of cleaning and hygiene. Copyright 2021 All Rights Reserved. Exmoor Character Cottages - www.ExmoorCharacterCottages.co.ukעל ידי David
 
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