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The Gables
Ranked #8 of 20 Porlock B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
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“I just believed the other reviews and was not disappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

Lovely old worldy cottage. A very friendly and helpful couple run it, breakfast selection excellent and great full English, had a fabulous 3 nights there. Lots of facilities; books and games in the guest lounge if you want to stay in for the evening. Although no on-site parking, it was a lot nearer than expected.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Marden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

The Gables is a drop dead gorgeous chocolate box cottage. Great welcome, fabulous large room with very comfy bed and great bathroom at a very reasonable price. Breakfast was excellent with a great range of fresh fruit. In a great location just on the edge of Porlock where you could walk in to the village where there were numerous pubs and restaurants to eat and closby to the beach and SW coastal path. Would highly recommend and hopefully one day will return.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

My wife booked The Gables for our first year Anniversary . I could write an essay on how lovely it was but all I will simply say is you'll find it near impossible to find a B&B better than this one. Thank you for a lovely and memorable stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We have stayed here before, a couple of years ago. We gave it 5 stars then and it is just as good as we remembered. Lovely comfortable bedrooms which were immaculate and stylish, with lots of clean white towels, nice toiletries, plenty of tea and coffee making things, plus biscuits, water, squash and so on. Better equipped than most hotels we've stayed at, and we like to stay 5 star. Very nice lounge and breakfast room. The owner is very friendly, accomodating and helpful, and she lays on a wonderful breakfast, with a huge choise of fruit, cereal, local preserves and so on, plus a great cooked breakfast, which lasted us for the day! Cannot fault the Gables and will definitely stay again.
It is in a lovely old thatched cottage in a picturesque village, near the sea and on the edge of Exmoor, so plenty to do and see nearby as well.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barcelona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Best B&B i`ve ever stayed in - fantastic breakfasts, really comfortable bed - what more do you want?? Everything is done to an extremely high standard, from the knapkin rings to the bed linen and towels. And all fittings. Really really good. Deserves the description `firsty class`.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

This B&B is flawless in every way. We were pining for a relaxing break on Exmoor and that's exactly what we got! Situated in the charming village of Porlock, The Gables is a stones throw away from a variety of culinary emporiums and stunning countryside walks. As we arrived, we received a very warm welcome from Sue and after unpacking, we were invited to loll in the beautiful garden with a generous pot of tea. Breakfast was an exuberant event, with a delectable spread of cooked and continental fare. What a treat! The room was spotless, the bed was heavenly and the decor was cheerful. We would return at the drop of a hat! Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

This B & B does an amazingly good breakfast with lots of fresh fruit amongst other goodies.
Sue's cooking is excellent. I highly recommend the cheese omelette. We just had a three-night really relaxing break. Extremely comfortable bedroom overlooking garden. It was lovely and quiet at night...no traffic noise! Also, use of garden room with large screen TV and DVDs and plenty of comfy chairs to sit out in garden. Almost like a small country house hotel. We were even offered refreshment on arrival! Lis Lovett

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Gables

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 #8 of 20 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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