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“Rustic B&B with a difference”

Doverhay Farm Shepherd's Hut
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Doverhay Farm Shepherd's Hut
Ranked #17 of 18 Porlock B&B and Inns
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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“Rustic B&B with a difference”
Reviewed 12 August 2012

If you're expecting a standard B&B then this isn't the accommodation for you, but if you want something a little different (or even eccentric) with privacy and in a lovely location close to Porlock, with a garden to sit outside then this is for you. Not sure why the previous reviewer couldn't sleep as it was one of the quietest places we have stayed in and although the floor needed sweeping, there was no sign of mould or smell of damp (and yes we do have a good sense of smell!) but at the end of the day it is an old barn! Definitely accommodation for the summer only, but I don't think it is open over the winter as we were told the radiators don't work. The owner Michael is very welcoming and friendly and offered us a bbq to use one night as well as chilling our bottles of champagne for us. The barn is huge and has a very comfy bed and settee and small tv up a step and table and chairs with a mini fridge (very handy!) and also bunk beds separated by a large curtain. The bathroom is in a shed near the back door complete with eco loo but it makes this clear on the website. A great location to be able to walk straight up to Exmoor but also only being a few minutes walk from Porlock and near the local facilities. Breakfast is served in the cross passage farmhouse dining room - lovely croissants and good sausages and bacon. I was also offered salmon and scrambled eggs which was all cooked on the Rayburn(?). Don't expect fast service, just a very leisurely breakfast but plenty of books and local information to read while you wait! It's not sophisticated but if you want something a bit rustic and quiet then would recommend.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

We are a family of 5 and stayed at this studio. The Eco loo was interesting and the location was good but unfortunately the Studio (an old barn originally?) was the worst place we have ever stayed because it smelled of damp, I suspected mould, even with the doors open. We would have left immediately but it was too late to book elsewhere so we hoped for the best and hoped that maybe it had simply not been aired out properly. We aired it out well but it did not remove the smell.I got little sleep, was up at two-ish and counted the minutes to 5am. I could hardly wait to get my family out of there. We left very early the next morning and skipped breakfast. Do not stay here unless you are reassured that the damp and mould have been sorted out. Unless you are someone who has no sense of smell and does not need to breathe, that is.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Doverhay Farm Shepherd's Hut

Property: Doverhay Farm Shepherd's Hut
Address: Doverhay Farm | Doverhay, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8LJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Porlock
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Porlock
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cosy romantic en suite Shepherds hut with double bed and wood burning stove set in a private orchard on the edge of the village of Porlock, within Exmoor National Park, 5 min walk to pub, 10 min walk to beach. Dogs welcome and the odd tent for children. ... more   less 
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Doverhay Farm Shepherd's Hut Porlock, Somerset

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