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Romsey, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love Porlock and this is the first time we have stayed at Vine Cottage which adjoins The Gables. We arrived just after 8pm and met by Sue, we were running late as we had got caught in traffic. Vine Cottage is a perfect place for self catering, is very private and is in the heart of... More 

Thank Dani P
Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

From check in to departure everything about The Gables was first class. We had two rooms, Exford & Alleford & both were spacious, immaculately clean, very well appointed & totally comfortable. Both bathrooms were spacious & spic & span. We were pleased with the guest lounge which we used bit he nights & the games we found there - a... More 

1 Thank Gazparov
Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is the third time we have stayed at the Gables and it is as good as ever. Dave and Sue are very welcoming. The room is very clean, quiet and comfortable. The breakfast is excellent. The Gables is just off the main street in Porlock, so is handy for all the shops, pubs and restaurants and is a good... More 

Thank Brian O
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is a beautiful characterful property in the (quiet) heart of Porlock. It is tastefully furnished, very clean and fully equipped down to the last detail. The hosts, Dave and Sue, made us feel very welcome, and nothing seemed too much trouble. According to their visitors book, they even help those without transport with lifts! We brought our dog and... More 

1 Thank Wendy H
Fethiye, Turkey
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We had a lovely three night stay in this beautiful cottage guest house. The breakfast was freshly cooked and delicious, plenty of choice. The bedroom was very spacious with a lovely big bed, very clean. There was a plentiful range of beverages and biscuits to choose from in the room. The hosts were very helpful. All in all a lovely... More 

1 Thank cidwilks
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night after the first leg of our coastal path walk. Our room was comfortable and clean. And the en suite had a very welcome bath (plus muscle relaxing bath liquid for aching legs. Breakfast was impressive and we particularly liked the variety of fresh fruit available. And natural yoghurt too. The cooked choices were wide ranging... More 

1 Thank Julie G
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Our hosts Dave & Sue were both warm and welcoming. They were helpful on our arrival, and assisting with our stay. The Gables is a clean, neat and practicable, being right in the heart of Porlock. The breakfast on offer was wholesome and delicious -- a good start to day of local exploring. We loved our stay and have no... More 

1 Thank sheriff2196
South West England
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60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Stunning little cottage. Full of charm, and warmth. Dave & Sue are lovely hosts. we were allocated a beautiful room overlooking the garden. Spacious and Spotlessly clean. Lovely toiletries supplied. Ample tea/coffee. TV complete with DVD player (DVD,s also available). There is also a separate garden room for guests use with a selection of books, DVDs and board games available.... More 

1 Thank cookie250
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

A beautiful old cottage! Nice room with all facilities! Attentive hosts , great breakfast in a beautiful breakfastroom. The parking is a bit difficult. Don t enter the street as turning is almost impossible. Better to park in THE parkingplace ( pay)and walk to THE cottage or take THE next street were iT s free parking. Surroundings are great. Don... More 

Thank Ineke B
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The rooms are beautiful and spotless, the building has amazing character, and the warmest of welcomes from Dave and Sue, tasty fresh breakfasts, the village is friendly and the surrounding countryside is stunning. I really want to come again as soon as I can. We loved our time there.

1 Thank Chuggabopps

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Beautiful Grade2 listed Chocolate Box Thatched Cottage in the Exmoor National Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Gables

Address: The Gables Doverhay, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8LG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Porlock
Price Range: £63 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gables 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“All of the rooms are fabulous”
 of 5 bubbles 209pennie123, 14 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Two good sized family rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles jwhinnello, 22 Nov 2015 | Read review
“We chose a room with a king size bed.”
 of 5 bubbles 976patw, 4 Oct 2015 | Read review
“we stayed in the family room is fantastic with two bedrooms linked with the bathroom but with space and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles BeatriceH323, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Lovely en-suite room overlooking the cottage garden”
 of 5 bubbles pamelah483, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
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