The nearby village of Exford has a lovely big village green surrounded by a few shops, a couple of hotels and a small petrol station. There is a newsagents, a post office and a general provisions store. The White Horse Hotel has a nice non-residents bar and good lunches and dinners.
There are lots of walks down the Exe valley or up on the moor over Dunkery Beacon. In fact, Exford is an ideal, central Exmoor location for walkers and ramblers.
The northern edge of the Exmoor National Park is bordered by the Bristol Channel. The coastline is spectacular with high cliffs, coves, a few sandy beaches and ancient oak woodland.
The towns of Minehead, Porlock and Lynton/Lynmouth are approximately 15 miles and the half hour drive features some really beautiful scenery. En-route to Minehead you pass through the village of Dunster with its Castle (National Trust) and ancient Yarn Market. There is also a visitor centre and a number of interesting shops including some rather good tea rooms.
In a more westerly direction, on the way to Lynton and Lynmouth, why not take a slight deviation to explore the beautiful Doone Valley made famous by R. D Blackmore’s novel Lorna Doone ? There are some lovely walks here and several great places for a drink and lunch.