Star Gazing on Exmoor

Star Gazing on Exmoor

Exmoor National Park is Europe’s very first International Dark Sky Reserve

Heale under the Stars Retreat
In darkness, stars shine most brightly

We love walking out at night to put all the animals to bed and just stare up at the night sky, we do not know too much about stars but we know just how mesmerising and wonderful they are and what a privilege to be in a dark sky reserve. During April this year the skies were stunning and we are hoping this autumn will be equally as clear and special. We are now training with Exmoor National Park to understand a little more about Star gazing to become a Dark Sky Friendly Business making your Heale Farm cottage and garden star gazing experience even more spectacular. We will keep you updated!

Book with us now for the Dark Skies Festival 2020 – 16th-31st October

‘Exmoor National Park is home to some of the darkest skies in the country and Europe’s very first International Dark Sky Reserve’ (Exmoor National Park)

Take the time on Exmoor to look up

The dark skies have, through many lifetimes, helped us to form a sense of who we are and has an incredible force helping us to put our lives in perspective. The constant and predicable day to night, with the stars in their place in the universe allows us to keep a pattern and rhythm in our lives. With the constant changes in our daily routines and the increase of light pollution, tv, mobile devices and the uncertainty of the world we live in, it is now more vital than ever to connect with this constant for our very existence. Take time to stop and look up into the night sky, just to remind yourself that, we are, in the scheme of things only a very small part of a much greater whole. Take the time on Exmoor to look up, stare at the wonder of the dark skies and remember in darkness, stars shine most brightly.

Good spots

On a clear night our skies on Exmoor are so stunning and through the naked eye most stars can be seen, with a telescope or binoculars’ there is no limit! As well as our cottage gardens, some of the best spots on Exmoor are:

  • Holdstone Hill
  • County Gate
  • Brendon Two Gates
  • Webbers Post
  • Anstey Gate
  • Haddon Hill
  • Wimbleball Lake


Some of the best surfing in the UK with rollers coming in directly off the Atlantic


Fishing, surfing, cycling, riding and Sea Kayaking

Local Pubs

Wonderful award winning proper country pubs and restaurants


Stay in one of our three self-catering converted stone barns with luxury interior reflecting our personality and
commitment to the environment, all dog friendly.

Please Give Us a Call

We are normally out enjoying Exmoor but please give us a call if you have any questions. If we are not around please leave a message. Call 01598 763 813 or fill in the form and we will get back to you.

Our Retreats

Horses and Nature Retreats & Fitness and Wellness Retreats are offered throughout the year in our stunning environment and provided by experienced and qualified professionals.

Heale Pantry

Please call us for the food shopping list and we will do the rest, (subject to availability and in season), so you can arrive knowing your fridge/cupboard is full of yummy goodies. All you need to do is relax and enjoy!

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We are particularly passionate about promoting a healthier lifestyle found by being out in nature, and the huge benefits this brings.