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“Outstanding B & B in our favorite town”
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The Gables
Ranked #7 of 18 Porlock B&B and Inns
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

Dennis and Sue have a gem in The Gables, Porlock. Their rooms were lovely, spotless and perfect for our long weekend in Somerset with our favorite son and beautiful new daughter in law. the cooked breakfast was superb, served on lovely china with an array of cereals and fresh fruit to choose from too. Our hosts were gracious, their daughter a delight and we will stay there every time we go to Porlock from now on.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

I recently stayed at The Gables for 4 nights. The owners were away but their friends did an excellent job of holding the fort - very friendly and attentive. The breakfasts were excellent, especially the omelette.

The accommodation is beautiful, very well restored, exceptionally clean and very comfortable. The comfy beds were great after a long day walking.

The location is perfect - close to amenities but hidden away in a quiet spot. My brother and sister-in-law stayed in the adjoining cottage which is also of a high standard - comfy, clean and very well equipped.

An excellent stay at probably the best B & B I have stayed in. Highly recommended!

Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

The Gables is a lovely cottage set in the beautiful village of Porlock. The hostess Sue is very nice and very helpful. We took the 'in laws' for a birthday present and had 3 rooms all of which were very clean and spacious. 'The Bossington' is the family room and ideal if you've got a couple of kids, the room is split so the kids have their own area. We are looking to book another trip to Porlock and won't be browsing, we will just book The Gables. I could not recommend it enough! Thanks Sue, Dave and Toby....

Room Tip: Book the Bossington if you've got kids.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Both myself and my daughter had the pleasure of staying at The Gables for a week in the Easter holidays .... WOW what a beautiful house, location and even more the hospitatlity of Sue and her family.
The Gables is set in a wonderful location with access to some amazing places. Sue was very knowledgable of all that we could do within the area,
The accommodation was of a fantastic standard, the rooms were so comfortable and warming with all the added extra touches that Sue had placed in the room for our comfort (Hot chocolate for my daughter)
I have recommended The Gables to many of my friends and family and I also intend to visit again in the very near future.
Thank you soooo much to Sue and her family for the wonderful hospitality and I look forward to our next visit :0)

Room Tip: The Bovington and Lexmoutha are both amazing, but I also had the oportunity to look at the other roo...
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Just got back from a long weekend in Porlock. We stayed at the Gables which was a delight. After a long journey we were shown to our room by Sue. We stayed in Exford, it was a family ensuite, 1 double and two singles. It was perfect for our requirements. Sue then showed us the lounge, bringing us fresh coffee and tea.

The breakfasts were fantastic, we never needed to eat again all day afterwards. On Easter Sunday we came down to breakfast to find Sue had placed two chocolate bunnies for our children on our table. It was very thoughtful!

Porlock is a lovely location, it gives easy access to lots of family focused activities. I would recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

This is a beautiful, extended, cottage situated just off the main streets of Porlock. It is quiet and extremely comfortable. The breakfasts are delicious and everything beautifully presented. Sue Dennis is friendly and approachable, but not at all intrusive. There is everything for 'wet weather play', books, dvds, games, puzzles. A really lovely place to be.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

We stayed here in November last year and were very impressed with the personal service and attention to detail. We stayed in the cottage which was a delight and Sue was a charming and friendly hostess. Would not hesitate to return should we venture this way again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Gables

Address: The Gables Doverhay, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8LG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Porlock
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Porlock
Price Range: $82 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gables 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Grade2 listed Chocolate Box Thatched Cottage in the Exmoor National Park. ... more   less 
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