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“Excellent B&B”
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The Gables
Ranked #8 of 18 Porlock B&B and Inns
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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“Excellent B&B”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

This must be one of the best places we have stayed! Fantastic welcome, comfy bed, really lovely decor, and absolutely spotless. Excellent breakfast on top of all that. The house is really lovely and Sue & Dave do a great job. The only downside really..... we could only stay 2 nights!! I would highly recommend this for anyone visiting the area. We will definitely be back in the future.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

For my 80th birthday my son and daughter-in-law took me to Porlock where I had lived during the Second World War. They could not have chosen better than "The Gables" to stay. The house is beautiful,the welcome very warm and the breakfasts are to die for! I highly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

We are just on our way back from a fabulous visit to Porlock. We stayed at the Gables B & B and have to say we loved it. Warm welcome, very clean, charming building and to top it off an amazing breakfast! I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

The Gables is a beautiful house just behind the High Street in Porlock. Gorgeous garden, and clean pretty well-appointed rooms that were 'just right'; not too kitsch and sweetly faintly smelling like flowers and the country-side. This B&B embodies all the best England has to offer.
Do not hesistate! You will be warmly welcomed, with wit, a great omelette and restaurant and walking tips.
I was traveling with my female flatmate and we had great laughs, and enjoyed the homely and fun atmosphere. Simply perfect!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

A wonderful welcome greeted us when we arrived at this gorgeous Porlock Cottage - superb room, facilities and an excellent breakfast added to a relaxing weekend. The cottage has a beautiful garden and lounge along with plenty of local information books and guides on what to do as well as being at the bottom of a short walk to beautiful Exmoor.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

The Gables is a secluded cottage in the centre of the small village of Porlock. It's a great place to relax after the first day of the coastal path walk from Minehead. As day 1 is relatively easy you'll arrive early and so you'll appreciate the wonderful quiet garden and your host's kind offer of tea outdoors. Room A was great and has a bath. Breakfast was the best we had all week. Staying in Porlock, rather than Porlock Weir, makes day 2 longer and adds an extra mile to the total distance; but if you are happy with that then The Gables is a superb choice.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Croyde, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

This is a really lovely old thatched cottage tucked away in the little lanes of Porlock, behind the main car park. We were made to feel very welcome, when we arrived we were brought tea in the garden.
The room was just right, very comfortable with a good selection of teas and coffee.
Breakfast was really good with very generous helpings and lots of choice, lots of fruit and cereals etc.
We will certainly stay again next year.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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 #8 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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