Bossington Hall Luxury B&B is located in a quiet rural hamlet in Exmoor, just 1 mile from Porlock Village,with its pubs and shops, only ten minutes off the South West Coast Path, and surrounded by the rugged Bristol Channel Coast.
A Luxury B&B with a unique setting with one of the best panoramic views in Somerset is one of the many reasons guests visit. You will be able to see all across Exmoor and Bossington Bay, stretching right round to the Lynton headlands.
Bossington Hall has a private bar, a tennis court and the oldest private Squash court in England. Unusually a wellness uite with massage and sauna is available. The dining area has huge oak mullioned windows that towers up to the ceiling, giving a wonderful view of the headlands and beach. The snug guest lounge features deep, comfortable sofas and a great view over Dunkery Beacon; Somerset and Exmoor's highest point.
What makes a stay at Bossington Hall unique?
Allan Hughes, one of the last great independently-minded, nineteenth-century ship owners, designed the house in 1911. Created with a number of interesting and quirky spaces, able to cater to a large family and their individual needs. The house has been modernised tastefully with mains pressure plumbing, Commercial grade 230Mbps+ Starlink WiFi and 1000+ pocket spring beds. The breakfast choices are varied, and the ingredients hand picked from local suppliers.
The facilities for walkers and hikers are well thought out - there is a Boot room next to the front door, where muddy boots can be stored, alongside a laundry room where wet anoraks can be hung up to dry, there is even a basket of special Dog Towels for the furry ones. Clearly signposted walks are available right from the back gate across North Hill and along to Hurlstone Point.
The master bedroom is truely spectacular, with dual aspect, panoramic views of the sea and the gardens. Relax in the roll top cast iron slipper bath and step out onto underfloor heated travertine tiles in possibly the largest bathroom you will see.
The Greenaleigh suite allows for families or a little extra privacy, as the private lounge has two sofa beds, ideal for children, or a working holiday at the desk.
The Embercombe and Danesbrook rooms can interconnect via a soundproofed double locked door, for older children or families, still with spectacular views from the oak mullioned windows. Embercombe room accepts dogs.
Relaxing on the terrace, with a glass of wine from the Bar, soaking up the sun and breathtaking view will take all your troubles away, and if that is not enough, relax in the Private Sauna followed by a bespoke massage package in the wellness suite.
The attentive staff will make sure that you have a fantastic holiday break.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Bossington Hall?
Bossington Hall B&B has 8 double bedrooms, 1 suite that boasts additional sofa beds. On the ground floor is Allerford View, a level access apartment, ideal for wheelchair users or the elderly - this is self catering.
Proudly a Grade II listed building, Bossington Hall guests can benefit from WiFi throughout, a computer-controlled central heating system, and a mains pressure hot water supply (and plenty of it).
An Honesty Bar is available in the evening, stocking a selection of local spirits and beers and an auto coffee machine (cappuccinos mochas etc) alongside a cheese and nibble buffet. In the North wing is the wellness uite with Sauna and Massage available.
Each of the rooms also has their own 50" HD Wi-Fi TV, a generous complementary hospitality tray, USB charging points and fridge. Outside there is the oldest squash court in England, a tennis court, badminton court and 8 acres of informal gardens to explore with waterfall, river and mill pond. Bike rack and EV charge point.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Minehead area?
There are dozens of scenic walks directly from the Hall. The private lane outside the door leads directly into the woods of the National Trust Holnicote Estate and is a 10-minute walk to the south west coast path.
The nearest restaurant is in Porlock village, about a mile easy stroll along the lane. The village of Porlock is a 5-minute journey in the car. Boasting a wide range of eateries, two local shops, an Art Gallery, a museum, butcher and a chemist. Alternativly, a 15 minute journey will take you to Minehead with a good selection of stores and numerous supermarkets.
Exmoor is a place not to be missed during your stay at Bossington Hall, with a number of attractions to visit, including the Exmoor Owl and the Hawk Center (2 minutes from the hall) where you can book a bird experience day, or take one of their horses for a ride, or Dunster Castle set in the Medievel yarn market village.
For the more adventurous, try taking a day out with Exmoor Adventures - who offer mountain biking, kayaking, coasteering, archery to name a few of their activities.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
The award winning breakfast has become legendary with returning guests. The fare is simple, but of the highest possible quality. Avocado, Salmon, poached eggs and locally sourced bacon are often mixed according to guests wishes. The buffet sports imported French croissants, cereals, fresh fruit, juices and more.
On site there is a Cheese and Nibbles buffet, with high quality small cheese portions, olives, charcuterie etc ideal for a lighter evening meal with a glass of something from the honesty bar.
Just a mile stroll down a quiet country lane is Porlock village, with the Top Ship a fantastic 13C pub. Guests can venture into the local villages of Porlock or Minehead which all boast an array of eateries, from village pubs to award-winning restaurants, there is something to suit everyone's taste. Particuarly reccommended is Ziangs - an Asian street food take-away in Porlock Weir, which is a little further away, literally across the Bay, and where you will find three restaurants, all great.
Bossington Hall are happy to provide plates and cutlery if you wish to bring a takeaway back and eat on the terrace enjoying the view.
Sauna and wellness suite is available to book, or to make your stay even more special, Champagne or a bouquet of Flowers could be in your room for your arrival to make your special day just that bit more special