Inside story The interior has all the atmosphere you'd hope for from a 15th-century cottage, plus hotel-style smarts.
Step out Browse the village's quaint shops. Stroll Dunster Castle's subtropical gardens, take the mile-long walk to the coastal path or the Tall Trees Trail, for glorious Exmoor views from Bat's Castle.
Eat and drink Reward all that walking with a cream tea at Locks Victorian Tea Rooms. Or round off a day on Exmoor around a super country inn, such as the Royal Oak at Luxborough.
How much? Doubles from £89 B&B (£44.50pp). Call 01643-821439 or visit spearscross.co.uk
More info visitsomerset.co.uk