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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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

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 April 23, 2015

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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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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
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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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