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“Never Get Tired of Visiting the Overstream”
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Overstream
Ranked #6 of 18 Porlock B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol
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58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Never Get Tired of Visiting the Overstream”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

It is nearly 2 years since we visited here but standards have been kept to there very high level. You always get a warm welcome from Maggie and Nick who always seem to remember your face. Rooms are really comfortable and the breakfasts excellent. Always a pleasure to stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

'Overstream' Guest House (B&B) is set in the heart of the Village of Porlock at the foot of Exmoor and is a first-class place to stay at if you wish to visit the many places of interest in West Somerset and into Devon.

Hosts, Nick and Maggie, are lovely people who make you feel welcome and are always pleasant and helpful; they are very knowledgeable about the area. 'Overstream' has spotlessly clean, comfortable and spacious rooms and is extremely well organised. Breakfast is a delight with everything available from fruit juices, yoghurts and cereals to the 'full English' followed by jams and marmalades - everything you need to set you up for the day. The food is cooked to perfection and we would recommend a good walk after breakfast! We have stayed here on several occasions and have already booked for next year. We cannot praise 'Overstream' highly enough - it is the perfect base to ensure that you have a most enjoyable and memorable holiday.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2013

I stayed here for a long weekend with some hiking friends. Everything was as good or better than we hoped for. We were warmly welcomed and given helpful advice about local eating choices. Our rooms were comfortable and spacious with a good selection of hot drinks to make in the room and everything was spotless. Breakfast was served at convenient hours and the full English was...well full.
Overstream is in a great location in this attractive village which has a surprising number of shops and eating places. For walkers the bus service was a convenient way to get to our start points and the local pubs were equally convenient as finish points

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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shamtuttut
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

This is small very friendly hotel, run by Nick & Maggie, its great as a stay between your journey through Exmoor, as you can go visit so much within 30 minutes, the staff are so welcoming :) down to earth couple very help full ( even when I disturbed there private meal time so I could log on to there internet ) :).
Lots to see and visit from here for miles.
Rooms are excellent value food is first class , home make cakes ummmmm banana and walnut cake uummmm :) puls many more :)
I will defiantly recommend this hotel to friends and family & strangers, I will be coming back as soon as possible next year and years to come :).

Room Tip: Room five seems to be my Mum & Dads favourite as it plenty big enough for them and it has a love...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

My wife and I both love Porlock and the surrounding area and have been there on and off for around 10 years. Our first few visits were camping, followed by self catering accommodation for several visits.
For a change we decided on B & B accommodation for 7 nights this year, and were not disappointed in any way. Lovely breakfasts, spacious room, and the excellent attention to everything by Nick and Maggie. We both wish Nick and Maggie the very best for the continued success of their enterprise. The welcoming cuppa and cake after the drive down the busy M6 and M5 were most acceptable.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Stayed at the Overstream for 4 nights on a walking holiday from the 1st August. Could not fault it. Everything was spotless, the breakfast was first class and the packed lunches with the superb home made flapjack keep me going on the walks. Maggie and Nick could not do enough for us.I highly recommend this guest house that is situated right in the heart of Porlock.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is hard to find sufficient praise for Overstream - it is so much more than your average B&B. It is very clean and comfortable and most welcoming. Maggie and Nick did everything they could to make our stay an excellent one. They are the best of hosts.The breakfasts were wonderful, (perfect poached eggs every time!!) and were much needed as we were walking the Coleridge Way with friends. Packed lunches are also available on request and £6 provides you with a wholesome and delightful lunch accompanied by Maggie's delicious cakes and flapjacks. The 8 of us who stayed there as a group thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be definitely returning soon. Very good value for money and situated conveniently amongst all the amenities of Porlock.

Room Tip: We had a king size room on the 1st floor -lovely and airy in very hot weather
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Overstream

Property: Overstream
Address: Overstream Parsons Street, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8QJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Porlock
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Porlock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Overstream 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Overstream is located in the heart of Porlock, and is ideally situated for all local activities including Exmoor National Park and the coast. All rooms are ensuite, have tea and coffee making facilities and TV. We have a large car park and a lift to all floors. The Overstream is licensed and guests can relax in the lounge, in front of a log fire in the evenings. Free internet access is available. ... more   less 
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