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The Gables
Ranked #7 of 18 Porlock B&B and Inns
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Simply the best”
Reviewed 12 May 2013

We stayed a couple of nights this weekend and in short it's the best B&B.

It looks great from the outside and gets even better inside. Lovely, light and really homely. The garden is so relaxing especially after you have been out for a long walk and want to just chill with a beer.

Sue greeted us as we arrived and made us so welcome but she gets the balance just right - not in your face just there as and if you need her.

Breakfast was the best we have had, locally sourced and perfectly cooked. We ate out at the Ship - good with very large portions, Millers - more expensive but good food and excellent service.

We will definitely be staying again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

We stayed here the bank holiday weekend 3/6th May. The cottage is delightful as are the garden and surrounding area. We ate out in the Village once at the Ship which was nice and then Millers which was ok. The victorian tea room in the small high street was lovely and so were the owners. The breakfast at the Gables was excellent with a great choice from cereal,fruit and cooked food. We thoroughly recommend this place a true jewel in the countryside. The walks and scenery are breathtaking and a visit to Dunster Castle is a must.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

Stayed for 3 nights in the Bossington room for a long weekend in exmoor. Had a fab stay, made to feel really welcome from the minute we arrived. The room was charming, loads of character and just so quiet and peaceful. The breakfast is great, locally sourced and hits the spot. We were greeted with tea and biscuits in the residents lounge on arrival, which was a nice touch. Our hosts were friendly, helpful and chatty but not at all intrusive. Overall, a really relaxing stay at a chilled and peaceful place. Thanks.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Went for weekend for my mums 60th. From very first email to initially enquire to the moment we left they couldn't have done more. So helpful do friendly. B&B was great, rooms fab and the best breakfast. Will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Longfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Spent Easter weekend at The Gables, the beautiful thatched cottage set in the perfect location of Porlock, ideal location for visiting nearby attractions, plenty of pubs within walking distance to have a few pints of Somersets best ales and ciders.
Sue was awaiting with a very warm welcome, straight away all the tensions of Bank Holiday nightmare traffic were erased. We stayed in The Culborne room very tastefully decorated and a high standard of cleanliness. The room had a really comfy king sized bed, with really comfortable pillows and mattress. The en suite bathroom was also a good size with lovely soft white towels and complimentary toiletries.
The room also had comfy armchairs and tea/coffee facilities also bottled water.. Everything and more than you would expect from a B&B!
The breakfast was over generous with a choice of continental, cereals or the full monty, with toast and coffee in abundance.
We strongly recommend visiting Sue and Dave where I can guarantee like my husband and I, you will want to extend your stay.
Look forward to returning with family and friends in the very near future.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cwmafan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

A lovely place to stay, comfortable rooms, nice big bed, great breakfast and Sue is very welcoming and helpful. Porlock is a lovely village, the Ship Inn is good for food and local ale. An excellent location for visiting the area and for walking.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Had a lovely stay at this beautiful little cottage B&B, couldn't fault it. Very cosy and warm and with superb hosts who can't do enough for you and who also cook amazing breakfasts. Will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Gables
Address: The Gables Doverhay, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8LG, England
Region: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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