Exmoor Country House is a lovely period house in a beautiful setting which has been sympathetically modernised and attractively re-decorated.
However, in addition to the setting, the reasonable pricing of its rooms and the welcoming, efficient management of the B&B by owners Steve and Sally, it is the little details that make this such an excellent place to stay.
Firstly, Steve emailed separately to confirm the booking, check when we were arriving, give directions and advise on the menu if we chose to dine there.
Then there were the free drink and nibbles on arrival (between 6 and 7pm only) and the honesty bar thereafter.
Torches are hung in the entrance lobby for guests wishing to walk into nearby Porlock.
A notice near the stereo in the bar/lounge invites guests to turn the music up or down as they see fit. Serving both as the bar and breakfast/dining room, the ground floor space is a pleasant, comfortable place to while away half an hour after breakfast or before going out.
And what a breakfast! The best bacon and sausages I've had in any hotel or B&B. I strongly suspect they buy their meat from Clive Downs Butchers in Porlock - a very decent, traditional country butchers.
There is also a sealed flask of proper milk on the first floor landing for guests to use for morning tea/coffee.
The rooms are comfortable, quiet and spacious, with binoculars thoughtfully placed on the windowsill if you feel the need for some nature-watching, plenty of storage for clothes and a pleasant en-suite bathroom with a roomy shower stall.
All in all, a model example to hotel and B&B owners everywhere on how to run a great guest house!
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Odigeo so you can book your Exmoor Country House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Exmoor Country House Porlock, Somerset