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The Gables

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Doverhay, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8LG, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its in the village close to the great country pubs, but the best thing is the garden and rooms, cottage style with all the amenities. Sue is a great host and does a wonderful breakfast, highly recommended, I recommend the Top Ship pub for good ale.

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solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited Porlock for over 30 years and have stayed in many of the B&B's which have all been really good, but The Gables is definitely the best one we have stayed in by far! We have walked by many times and admired the lovely garden knowing one day we would like to stay there. Well it certainly lived... More 

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Privett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have just spent a most pleasant 2 nights at this wonderful B&B. It is nice and quite with a village feel. We felt welcome, the rooms are comfortable with a quaint English feel with all the little extras you need. Breakfast has everything you can think of from fruit, cereals, juice, toast and the most tasty hot food I've... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Rarely does anywhere exceed our expectations but The Gables did. We booked last miniute after being let down by another B&B in Porlock. The location is good, it is really clean, and for the price I would say unbeatable. Comfy well appointed room, big fluffy white towels, nice toiletries , and a very good breakfast. We will defiantly return.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It was a great B&B and amazing breakfast, after a long walk from Minhead we went to our room for a night and it was indeed pleasing. Staffs were very Friendly as well. I am an architecture student and i have to say the room was well decorated and very pleasing.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

There are many places advertising B&B in Porlock, but the Gables is a real Gem. It is in the perfect position, one minute from the High Street but is very quiet and extemely comfortable. There is no parking on the property, but there is a car park just round the corner or you can park for free on the road... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Easy to find, just on edge of town (which is about 5 streets big). Short friendly chat, very efficient, not overbearing. Left us tea, coffee and biscuits in the garden. Friendly and helpful but weren't trying to be our new best friends. Room was spacious, big bathroom. THey'd even put on extra wifi for this room (upstairs) to improve connection.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a great stay at the Gables with our three month old. We were made to feel very welcome and right at home. The house is lovely - you can't go wrong with a bit of thatch - and very close to the centre of Porlock. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable, and breakfast was fantastic. Having a... More 

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Bedworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

You can believe the other excellent reviews, as this is a lovely place to stay. It's everything it looks to be the pictures, set in a tranquil location, and an ideal place from which to explore the picturesque surroundings. We visited with our 4 yr old Grandaughter, Chloe, and she absolutely loved the family suite,with her own single bed in... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stayed for one night on our way to Cornwall. The gables is an absolutely stunning property. The greeting was warm and friendly and our room was perfect, overlooking the garden area, which was an absolute picture. Porlock itself is a little run down and shabby and the pubs we visited need a good clean and some TLC, but it was... More 

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