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The Gables

4.0 of 5 Doverhay, Porlock, Exmoor National Park TA24 8LG, England
#2 of 19 hotels in Porlock
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We have just had a lovely weekend away staying in the Gables. We went to Porlock to attend the Weir Fest Weekend. We could not have been made more welcome by Dave and Sue. Our room was lovely with a beautiful view over the garden. Breakfast was superb. Cant wait to go again next year

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

What a wonderful find this was! We were made very welcome by our friendly and helpful hosts and thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay in a very comfortable room with immaculate facilities and en suite. Overlooking the delightful garden and looking over the thatched roofs was magical. The breakfast, including the room was fabulous - I was even tempted to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We've just got back from a lovely week in Vine Cottage. The cottage is lovely, comfortable and well equipped, and I'd definitely recommend it...unless you have a problem with steep stairs! If you go and stay, I'd recommend that you book at least one breakfast in The Gables. I reckon it was one of the best breakfasts we've ever had!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

......... everything about this B&B is excellent; bed, bath, breakfast, location, garden view, decor, ambience, friendliness, value - all faultless and even tho' there's no on-site parking, an easily accessed public car-park is less than a minute away. The village is terrific too with lovely walks nearby - spend more than one night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Gables after a walk from Minehead. The house is beautiful, the rooms are nice and cody. The owners are very nice. Breakfast is delicious. It is centrally located near a supermarket and some nice pubs. It is very quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

The Gables is truly beautiful. The attention to Detail in the rooms and garden is superb. The rooms are tastefully decorated in a charming way that reflects the age of the building. It has great facilities too - tea/coffee, bottle water and biscuits even down to a really good hair dryer. My room had a vast bathroom with lovely touches... More

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Address: Doverhay, Porlock, Exmoor National Park TA24 8LG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Exmoor National Park > Porlock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gables 4*
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