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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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Cookham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 2 nights here on a mountain biking break...to sum it up...warm, v friendly, v comfortable, super helpful (where to eat etc even booking restaurants for guests), excellent location & AMAZING cooked breakfast! We'll definitely be back.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we booked The Gables for a special occasion and were delighted with our stay - one of the best B+Bs we have ever stayed in. The house and rooms are charming and clean, excellent welcome and help from Sue and Dave. The bedroom was very comfortable with many nice touches, and the breakfast truly excellent. They deserve their fantabulous ratings.... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were made to feel so welcome by Sue on our arrival and she was very helpful in giving us walking directions down to Porlock Wier and also giving some tips on pubs and restaurants in the village. Our eldest son was unfortunately ill in the night, and upon being told of the unfortunate incident, Dave was an absolute treasure... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Gables for 3 nights. Porlock is a beautiful village with sea walks, there was also the Village Fete taking place which was a great day out. The Weir harbour is also a great day out with or without kids,. The Gables is a beautiful thatched property, the owners are friendly and down to earth but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've just returned from 3 nights spent at The Gables. It was a perfect place for us to stay on Exmoor. The hosts Sue and Dave were warm and welcoming, the room was clean and warm and we also made use of the sunny weather to sit in the lovely garden. There's a garden room too for cooler climes. They... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 4 nights here and could not fault it, beautiful guest house. My room was large well decorated with a large en-suite bathroom. It was spotless. I was welcomed with a pot of tea in the garden which was much appreciated after a long drive. I was made to feel very welcome by the very friendly owners. Breakfast was... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice place to stay.The rooms are spotlessly clean and there is an excellent choice for breakfast(which was cooked perfectly) Lovely garden to sit in when the sun is shining. Would definitely recommend.

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Liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It's not often that beautiful old houses such as welcome dogs in the rooms, but the Gables could not have been more accommodating to us and our 2 little dogs. We had a spacious en suite room with a really comfortable bed and breakfast was everything a hearty, healthy breakfast should be. We wanted to stop at Porlock after driving... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Stayed for a long weekend with my partner and could not fault the place ! Rooms very clean and tidy , the breakfasts were lovely and the owners even catered for my partners dietary needs with gluten free foods ! Would certainly recommend this place to family and friends .

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Baltimore, MD
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Booked this on the basis of other reviews here and was not disappointed. The house is charming, and has a nice garden to sit in, weather permitting. The owners are friendly and run the place very efficiently. They have an excellent selection of pamphlets and maps for local walks which you can borrow. The breakfast was first-rate. We loved Porlock--didn't... More 

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