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Exmoor Country House
Ranked #2 of 18 Porlock B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Four of us stayed for 4 nights from 16-20 June 2014 in this lovely building with friendly and excellent owners, Steve and sally. They make you welcome straight away and there was nothing that was too much trouble for them, to the point that Sally was willing to drop the ladies off into town if us guys were going in a different direction! Excellent. The nibbles prior to evening meal were a lovely touch and not experienced in other B&Bs we have frequented. Breakfasts are superb and if you decide on an evening meal be prepared to eat well and have food that is excellent. Finally, you must ask to see Ted, he is absolutely lovely. Thanks guys for a lovely week.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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steve t, Owner at Exmoor Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

For sheer entertainment value...we ought to be paying you guys!!

What a great review....thank you so very very much.....we had a great time meeting you and really glad you enjoyed your stay...all the best from Sal n Steve..

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Absolutely wonderful accommodation and hospitality. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Exmoor (right behind the weather and the lambs/foals!) and absolutely won't be forgotten. From the small touches in all of the rooms to the superb nibbles and breakfast. Steve even took time out of his day to guide us to points of interest in his car. A *must stay*. Highly recommended. Keep a special eye out for Ted as well!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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steve t, Owner at Exmoor Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Wow....thank you so very much...knockout review we're humbled and chuffed!!

If you're this way again and need a place to stay we'd be delighted to se you again.

Thanks and all the very best...

Steve n Sal

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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We stayed at this excellent guest house for 3 nights in June and what a treat it was. Steve and Sally make you feel so welcome, the house is so clean and tidy and well run. The food and service are superb, the host make you feel that bit special and even point the safest way to walk into the village recommending which place to go to, also the complimentary drinks and nibbles each evening just add to that extra bit of class, I would recommend this guest house to anyone and would most certainly use it gain in fact if we are going to stay in Somerset I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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steve t, Owner at Exmoor Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Thanks Alan...we enjoyed meeting you and Eileen.... so glad you liked our place...very kind of you to say such nice things about us!! Thanks again...Sally and Steve

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

This is quit simply the best place we have ever stayed regardless of price.Steve & Sally have the very rare skill of making you feel special. Their attention to detail, excellent food & service cannot be bettered. They are also very obliging helpfull and just very nice people.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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steve t, Owner at Exmoor Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Thank you so much for your kind comments...you guys are the tops and it was our pleasure to have met you.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Twelve of us stayed the night at this marvellous place last week. Our daughter was getting married and we needed somewhere to stay the night before the wedding. After complimentary drinks (a very nice touch) we all sat down to a home cooked evening meal which was delicious. How lucky we were to come across this lovely place on the internet. Our hosts Sally and Steve were wonderful and didn''t bat an eyelid when we took over their lounge and dining room on the morning of the wedding with hairdressers and make up artists. They just kept on serving breakfast to the latecomers! Nothing was too much trouble and although we didn't have time to explore the area this time we will definitely be returning for a holiday. We cannot recommend Exmoor Country House highly enough. Having found this place there is no need to look for anywhere else in the area. We can't wait to go back! Many thanks to both of you for making the occasion so special for all of us. All the best, Christine and Alan and family

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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steve t, Owner at Exmoor Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Christine...it was our pleasure to have been involved in your daughters big day...it was all quite eventful was'nt it....we hope Brian's leak stayed fixed...!

You're more than welcome anytime...you were a great group...all the very best to you and of course best wishes and good luck goes to Laura..

Steve and Sally

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Exmoor Country House is just on the descent into Porlock and is decorated in a contemporary style with a nod to the tradition of the house. Hosts Sally and Steve know the art of being warm, friendly and accessible while affording you the space you need for your stay. The lounge is a beautiful place in which to relax - watch TV, listen to music or read books. The garden is well tended and mature.
Breakfast is varied and the full English is cooked to perfection and with no greasiness. Sally also offers an evening menu which caters for most tastes and she is a great cook. A lovely tradition is 'tufty' - Sally and Steve offer complimentary drinks and deli-nibbles between 6-7pm which is a fantastic generous touch - a rarity in these austere days.
The bedrooms have what you would expect of a boutique hotel - robes, fluffly towels, complimentary water, biscuits and tea and coffee along with fresh milk daily. There is also a selection of books, and binoculars for admiring the stunning views of the area.
There is a feeling of peace and serenity at Exmoor House and Sally and Steve's attention to detail makes it a special stay. Nothing is too much trouble. There are even torches hanging in the hall for evening walks!
We had such a lovely time there. We visit the area a few times a year and have tended to stay at more formal hotels to date. We feel now that we have found our ideal place to stay and it's certainly where we will be staying from now on! We can't recommend Exmoor Country House highly enough.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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steve t, Owner at Exmoor Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Wow Tony...what a fab review..thank you so much for all your kind comments. You guys were great to have around...we hope you can visit us again soon. All the very best from Sally n Steve

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We stayed at the Exmoor Country House as part of our South West Coastal path treks and simply loved the place. Accommodation was high quality and comfortable , food well presented and delicious , hosts extremely accommodating and friendly. Lovely area around Porlock - great for exploring Exmoor. Couldn't recommend it more highly - we will be back for sure.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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steve t, Owner at Exmoor Country House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Thanks for your kind comments Paul...we're really pleased you guys enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again to our place..happy walking and all the very best... Steve n Sally

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Additional Information about Exmoor Country House

Address: Exmoor House Minehead Road, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8EY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Porlock
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Porlock
Price Range: £100 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exmoor Country House Porlock is a fine Georgian period house set in its own scenic grounds within the magnificent Exmoor National Park. All our rooms are furnished and finished to a high standard. Our English breakfasts are cooked to order using the best local produce we can source. We invite guests to relax in our lounge during the day as well as in the evening and offer complimentary drinks and light bites between 6 and 7 every evening. All in all quite stylish! ... more   less 
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