Bossington Hall

Nestled on the slopes of Porlock Vale, Bossington Hall is barely noticeable as you pass through the valley as it blends so well into the surrounding landscape.
Quite how such a gigantic building can hide so well is unbelievable. The Hall belies its interior, as the vernacular building has been lovingly brought back to life by Guy, an ex-aerospace design engineer, with meticulous attention to detail.

Forget dated floral frilly edged bed spreads, with WiFi, 50” TVs, modern plumbing and Angel Strawbridge wallpaper, it is more like a makeover programme on a grand scale.


Bossington Hall is now a luxury Bed and Breakfast, with probably the best view in Somerset, if not the South West. Sumptuous breakfasts are served, after which many guests find they don’t even need lunch! Six rooms are currently open, with more coming in the new year, along with a Sauna and Wellness Suite, as well as a disabled accessible ground floor suite – quite a challenge in a Grade II listed 110 year old building.

Guy and his Staff are well known for their customer service level beyond all expectations.  Quality such as this comes at a price, but starting at £120 a night, it’s not as astronomical as their standards.

Website
Tel. 01643862800
Email: info@bossingtonhall.co.uk

Where to stay in Lynton: The Denes

The Denes Guest House – a charming Edwardian place to stay

Main imageOur attractive Edwardian house is situated in Lynton, a mere stone’s throw from the entrance to the Valley of Rocks. We offer immediate access to picturesque walks and cycling routes in Exmoor National Park, as well as a comfortable place of refuge at the end of a full day.

At The Denes, we focus on traditional, locally-sourced, high-quality food and comfort; yet we offer all the essentials of modern living, including en-suite bedrooms, free wi-fi and free parking. We have facilities to store and dry boots and waterproof clothing. You will find a selection of information leaflets about local attractions and Ordnance Survey maps, which may be borrowed. A range of books, DVDs and board games are available for a relaxing evening.

We are open from March until mid November each year. You can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome.

Monday – Thursday 3 night discount available, phone for details.

Today, the natural beauty of the area attracts visitors from all corners of the world and there is much to see and do.  Walking along the plentiful footpaths is a great way to explore the dramatic senery, Watersmeet (NT tea room in a beautiful setting), Countisbury, Woody Bay or the Heddon Valley and we can show you the many route options.

What to see and do around Lynton

Cliff Railway, Valley of Rocks, Watersmeet, Arts and Crafts Centre, Lynton Candles, Lynton Cinema. The sky at night; Exmoor was Europes first Dark Sky Reserve.

A bit further away on Exmoor we have:

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, Exmoor Safari, Exmoor Zoo, Experience Exmoor – 4×4, Horse Riding, Bike Hire.

Contact Details:

Tel: 01598 753573

Post: 15 Longmead, Lynton Devon EX25 6DQ

E-mail enquiries@thedenes.com

Web: www.thedenes.com

Twitter:  The_Denes

FB: www.facebook.com/thedenesguesthouse

 

Where to stay on Exmoor: Go glamping at Longlands

Longlands – Five luxury safari lodges set in 17 acres of beautiful countryside, on the western border of Exmoor, overlooking the North Devon coast.  

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Get close to nature. Immerse yourself in a simpler way of living. Unplug from the daily rush. Reconnect as a family. Bring the dog. Paddle around the lake. Go bug hunting along the stream. Spot deer amongst the ancient beech trees. Build a den. Learn to surf. Meet Exmoor ponies. Explore new places. Enjoy delicious local produce and meals from The Longlands Larder. Toast marshmallows over the fire. Gaze at star filled skies. Snuggle into a warm bed. Wake up Revived.

Unplug, Reconnect, Revive: Glamping at its very best.

Website longlandsdevon.co.uk
Tel 01271 882004

Longlands Farm, Coulsworthy, Combe Martin, North Devon EX34 0PD 

All photos: BY GUY HARROP
© guy harrop   01271 850317     http://www.guyharrop.com     info@guyharrop.com

Minehead: Oakfield B&B

Indulgent coastal B&B for grown-ups, with beautiful Edwardian interiors and fabulous breakfasts (and treats)
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For a tranquil Exmoor break with a chic seaside feel, our boutique B&B is the perfect base. Downstairs, the house is stylish and welcoming; quirky, but practical (a bit, we hope, like us). Upstairs, it’s unashamedly pampering, with crisp bedlinen, luxurious ensuite bathrooms (with both tubs and huge, walk-in rain-showers), Elemis Spa toiletries – and glorious, panoramic views of both Exmoor and the coast.
Driving up the gravel path to our grand-dame residence on the lower slopes of Minehead’s North Hill, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d wandered into a GK Chesterton novel. Our imperial oak, the handsome cream building and traditional gardens evoke period drama, but inside lies a cosy, contemporary retreat with a genuinely warm welcome.
 
Food is a highlight – you’ll be greeted with a tea tray while you check in, and you’ll come home to find a treat waiting for you in your suite  every afternoon. In case of midnight snack attacks, there’s a biscuit barrel on the landing for you to raid. We make our own bread, cakes, cookies and marmalade, and, wherever possible, all our ingredients are locally-sourced or home-grown, and 100% conscience-friendly. We have separate tables for guests in our sunny breakfast room, and a large menu of breakfast dishes which are all cooked to order. We can also cater for most diets (vegan, veggie, healthy, gluten-free) given a little warning.
 
Within walking distance of Oakfield B&B are the traditional seaside shops, pubs and cafes in Minehead (and the West Somerset Steam Railway station), yet the Moor beckons too. Good walkers can be hiking through the heather and gorse within ten minutes; or drive up and take a leisurely stroll atop the hill to find ponies, deer, and even Banded Galloways. The South West Coast Path starts just two minutes away from our B&B, and the Coleridge Way and Tarka trails are both easily reached by car. We’ll happily help you plan the best routes to discover Exmoor’s nicest tea-rooms, stately homes, galleries, wildlife havens and stunning views of the West Country.
 
We sadly can’t accept pets or children under 16.
 
We have complimentary WiFi and parking; can arrange packed lunches for picnickers, and have a whole host of games, dvd’s, books and maps for you to borrow. With just two suites, we can afford to be generous with our time and we look forward to helping you make the very most of your holiday on Exmoor. 
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Email:        Oakfield.BandB@yahoo.co.uk
Tel:           +44 (0) 1643  706047
Web:          www.oakfieldb-and-b.co.uk
Address:
Oakfield B&B
Northfield Road
Minehead
Somerset
TA24 5QH

 

Exmoor Club: Stay another night at the Luttrell Arms in Dunster

50% discount on second night stay for club members

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THE LUTTRELL ARMS IS A 3 STAR, 28 ROOM HOTEL IN SOMERSET
Situated in the heart of Dunster, this famous landmark Exmoor hotel, dates from the 13th century and has spectacular medieval features and picturesque gardens. Today’s atmosphere is relaxed, informal and unique and the comfortable bars are open all day serving local ales, carefully chosen wines and a selection of tempting menu items for breakfast, lunches and dinners.

This much loved Exmoor hotel at the top of the High Street directly overlooks Dunsters famous Yarn Market.  The Luttrell Arms Hotel Exmoor has remained mostly unchanged having been lovingly restored with the aim of retaining the unique and charming features of bygone days and carefully combining these with the essential contemporary comforts required by 21 century guests.

28 en suite bedrooms are all furnished and equipped to the highest standards providing the comfort and ambiance that guests would expect from this famous Exmoor Hotel bearing the aristocratic name of the Luttrell family whose imposing castle defines Dunster and the surrounding area. Within the ancient building there are many interesting architectural features and antiques including 5 fine four poster bedrooms.

The Head Chef leads an enthusiastic team of chefs in our Dunster Restaurant who pride themselves in providing menus to suit all occasions whether it be a hearty breakfast, swift and light lunchtime snack or a special dining occasion. The aim being that finest local ingredients are sourced and used to create memorable food and the standards of service to ensure that our customers are eager to return on future occasions.

 

Kentisbury Grange – our latest Exmoor Club partner

Exmoor Club members receive 10% discount on all food and drink
taken in the Coach House Restaurant. 

Seasonal Offer: 

Special accommodation rate of £75 per room for two people including of bed and breakfast if booking and taking a three course dinner (10% discount applies). This offer is not available on Friday and Saturday evenings and is valid until Thursday 2nd May when it will be reviewed.

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Kentisbury Grange – where classic British heritage embraces contemporary luxuries with style, romance and informal elegance.

Beautifully restored to its distinguished best this fine Victorian country house hotel is an inspiring blend of glamour, history, nature and indulgence.

From the picture perfect setting in the idyllic North Devon countryside to the fantastic Coach House restaurant; from the quintessentially English charm to the relaxed and personable service, Kentisbury Grange is the ultimate chic retreat, romantic getaway and luxury country escape all rolled into one.

The Coach House is led by Thomas Carr, a talented young chef who was born and bred in Devon. He has gained an extensive knowledge of local produce and its importance while acting as Head Chef at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw when it was awarded its two Michelin stars. The restaurant’s seasonal menu is a reflection of Devon’s abundant harvest for which Thomas has sought out some of Devon’s premier farms and coastal waters to ensure quality will be at the forefront of all his perfectly executed dishes.

www.kentisburygrange.co.uk

Kentisbury Grange
Kentisbury, Barnstaple,
North Devon, EX31 4NL
United Kingdom

Hotel Reservations & Restaurant Bookings
reception@kentisburygrange.co.uk
+44 (0) 1271 882 295

It’s official: More Exmoor for less money

The Exmoor Club Card scheme has officially launched.  The media release has just gone out!  Feel free to spread the word – and if you are interested in becoming an agent or a partner, please get in touch. Click here to order your card!

 

More Exmoor for less – New Scheme launched

Exmoor Club Card offers great deals across Exmoor 

 

Exmoor.–  The Exmoor Club Card has been launched with great deals across Exmoor for locals and visitors alike.  Offers range from discounted entry at local attractions through to deals on accommodation, cookery classes and locally based online stores and even web design.

Exmoor Club Cards cost £25.00 per year. 10% of the amount raised will go into a special fund which will be used to pay for a special project or event on Exmoor.  Cards are available online at www.exmoorclub.co.uk and at a growing number of local outlets.

The card scheme is part of Exmoor4all which was set up by local events & PR company CultureLine earlier this year. Exmoor4all serves as platform where the public can share their photos, stories and experiences of Exmoor. So far, the website www.exmoor4all.com has had 13,000 hits and is being followed by people from all over the world, including a number of travel blogger who engage regularly with Exmoor4all.

“We are very grateful to all our partners for joining this very exciting scheme”, explained Elke Winzer, director of CultureLine Events & Publicity Ltd. “The response to Exmoor4all has been overwhelming, and we hope that the new card will help visitors and locals to make the most of what this beautiful part of the world has to offer.”

The National Trust’s Holnicote Estate is one of many Exmoor Club Card partners, offering 20% discount on purchases in the Selworthy Tea Room and NT shop. NT Knightshayes has come on board with a 2 for 1 offer on admission.  Exmoor Zoo is another local attraction involved; local providers like Exmoor Adventure and Experience Exmoor have also joined the scheme.  A regularly updated list of offers and deals is available at www.exmoorclub.co.uk.

For more information, please contact Elke at Cultureline Events&Publicity Ltd
on 0788 1504863 or send an email to
elke@cultureline.co.uk

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Where to stay: Streamcombe Farm near Dulverton

Streamcombe Farm is a small, boutique bed and breakfast 1.5 miles from Dulverton, situated on the southern border of Exmoor National Park. The setting is very rural and wild, tranquil and relaxing.

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A beautiful stone barn was converted in 2009 to create unusual and contemporary guest accommodation. The barn annexe is private and separate from the main house, having its own entrance, lounge, wood burner and conservatory. There are three double bedrooms, each having a lovely en-suite bath or shower room.

Streamcombe offers excellent candlelit evening dinners and a superb breakfast menu, utilising the very best of local Exmoor farms and its wild produce.

Streamcombe Cookery is owned and run by Ian Jarmarkier. The one day cookery courses are held in beautiful rustic stone barn and have a maximum of six places. In addition to bread making, fish, game, desserts, taste & techniques and seasonal inspiration,  bespoke courses are also available for special celebrations, friend reunions and team building.

Please visit the web site or call Karen and Ian for more information on dinner bed and breakfast packages and cookery course availability.  Gift vouchers are also available and bespoke enquiries are always welcome. Thank you.

Streamcombe Farm B&B and Cookery School

Dulverton

Somerset

TA22 9SA

www.streamcombefarm.co.uk

www.streamcombecookery.co.uk

01398 323775

Find us on facebook, follow us on twitter @StreamcombeFarm

Where to stay: The Bark House on the southern edge of Exmoor

Discover the hidden treasures of greater Exmoor from the Exe Valley and the Bark House
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A place where you can enjoy a traditional Devon welcome, where cream teas and dinners are served in cosy, cottage style surroundings. Every assistance is given to enable you to get the best from your stay, and to discover those corners of Exmoor and the West Country that appeal to you.

Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Bark House, in the comfortable lounge with open fire, where tea is served and a place to meet other guests, or enjoy mulling over the day. Breakfast and dinners are cooked to order with dishes using local produce from Bampton’s butcher, the local farm shop, and travelling fish monger.

Within easy reach of the Bark house is Anstey Moor and Winsford Hill, Dulverton and Bampton, National Trust properties of Piles Mill and Knightshayes Court, and some great places for horse riding, fishing, water sports, and walking. The Exe Valley is an excellent base to visit sites of historic interest such as Raddington Church, Sweetworthy, Tarr Steps locally, or further afield to Exeter, Dartmoor, and Hartland.

The Bark House is located in the Exe Valley, just south of Dulverton on the A396, and about 20 minutes from jct 27 on the M5. There is ample parking and we will help with baggage. Guests are welcome to bring their dog and there is an area for exercise.

The Bark House
Oakford Bridge
Bampton
Tiverton
EX16 9HZ

01398 351236

http://www.thebarkhouse.co.uk

barkhousehotel@btconnect.com

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