The Gables, Doverhay
The Gables, is a 17th century Grade 2 listed thatched house, set in the charming village of Porlock, offering cosy country cottage style bed and breakfast accommodation with all the modern comforts you will need for a wonderful stay. The adjoining Vine Cottage, set in a quiet courtyard, is a complete self contained cottage perfect for self-catering accommodation.
The Gables is a beautiful chocolate box 17th century thatched house set in tranquil flower- filled country gardens just a a short walk away from the wide open vistas of Exmoor. The house nestles in the heart of the village offering our guests peace and quiet, yet just a minutes walk to the high street with its unique local shops, pubs, restaurants, museums and galleries. The Gables is perfectly situated for walking on Exmoor and the coastal paths, relaxing on one of our nearby beaches or exploring the magnificent Somerset and Devon countryside.
There are numerous National Trust and historic properties to visit and to end your day you can relax in the cottage gardens or enjoy one of our guest lounges.The summer lounge opens out onto the cottage gardens with books, DVD`s and games and freeview TV for you to enjoy and the winter lounge offers an open log fire with HD plasma sky TV. Breakfast is served in our breakfast room overlooking the courtyard garden where we offer a choice of fresh fruit, juices, cereals and a full English breakfast (made with locally sourced fresh produce)where possible or a continental breakfast. Vine Cottage our self catering accommodation adjoins The Gables.
Set in a cobbled court-yard, it is quietly situated and totally self contained with its own parking in the courtyard. The cottage comfortably accommodates 3 - both in terms of the comfort of the beds and surrounding living space, we are able to provide a guest bed which will provide extra accommodation for second child or small adult. The ground floor comprises of a fully equipped kitchen (washing machine dish washer and all mod cons) with a light and airy open-plan dining and living area.
Upstairs there is a spacious bedroom with one double and one single bed. And a large bathroom with bath and integral shower. When the weather is fine, you are most welcome to sit in your courtyard area or use the main house gardens.
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Holnicote Estate - 1.4 miles (Countryside)
Culbone, St Beuno's Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church)
Dunster Butter Cross - 6.5 miles (Historic Building)
Dunster Yarn Market - 6.5 miles (Historic Building)
Dunster Working Watermill - 6.7 miles (Historic Building)
Gallox Bridge - 6.7 miles (Historic Building)
Dunster Castle - 6.8 miles (Castle)
Brendon, St Brendan's Church - 8.2 miles (Historic Church)
Somerset and Dorset Railway Museum - 10.3 miles (Museum)
Cleeve Abbey - 10.6 miles (Abbey)
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