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Bossington Hall


Bossington Hall 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. Bossington Hall's 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 ten-seater home cinema (free for guests), a tennis court and the oldest private Squash court in England. The dining area has huge oak mullioned windows that towers up to the ceiling, giving a wonderful view even on the bleakest of days. 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 WiFi and 1000+ pocket spring beds. The breakfast choices are varied, and the ingredients hand picked from local suppliers - even the sausages come from a different butcher to the bacon! 

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. These two rooms accept dogs.

Relaxing on the terrace, soaking up the sun and breahtaking view will take all your troubles away.

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 has 6 double bedrooms, 1 that boasts additional sofa beds.  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.  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 Porlock area?

There are hundreds of stunningly 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 20-minute walk to the south west coast path. The nearest restaurant is Cross Lane house, about a half mile easy stroll along the lane. The village of Porlock is a 15-minute stroll or a 5-minute journey in the car. Boasting a great range of eateries, two local shops, an Art Gallery, a museum, butcher and a chemist.  Another 10 minute journey will take you to Minehead with a wide 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.

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?

Just a half mile stroll down a quiet country lane is Cross Lane House, a fantastic little restaurant. Guests can venture into the local villages of Porlock, Allerford 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 restaurant and take-away in Porlock. A little further away, literally across the Bay is Porlock Weir 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.

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Breakfast included

Free parking

Facilities & information


20th century buildings

Breakfast included

Parking (free)

No smoking

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Room Only (no kitchen facilities)

Historic property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Electric Vehicle Charging

Shared gardens

Private/enclosed garden

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture

Games pitches

Squash court

Tennis court

Children's games

Bars, Cafes & Other

Conference & Meetings

Children's highchairs

Woodland walks


DVD library

Heli-pads, Private Airfields

Luggage storage

Linen included

Towels included

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

DVD player

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating

Bicycle storage


Archery, Crossbows

Badminton Courts, Lawn Badminton

Bicycling, Cycling



Flying, Hang gliding, Paragliding, Hot Air Ballooning

Football Pitches

Horse Riding, Equestrian

Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, punting

Sailing, boating, cruises, yachts

Shooting, Clay Shooting, Stalking

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Water sports

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Beach (walking distance)

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (walking distance)

Pub (a short drive)

Museums (walking distance)

Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)


Lunch available (at additional cost)


Picnic area


Extra info

Nearest Airport: Bristol

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 45

Nearest Train Station: Taunton

Nearest Railway Distance: 25

Room Prices From: £150.00

Room Prices To: £250.00

Delta: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Solo: Yes

JCB: Yes

Double twin room price from: £150.00

Double twin room price to: £325.00

Suite room price from: £250.00

Suite room price to: £325.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Bossington Hall, Porlock, Somerset, PorlockTA24 8HJ, United Kingdom

Driving is highly reccommended.

Please don't use the postcode, but Google Map search Bossington Hall or use WhatThreeWords 

There is a limited bus service from local towns, which drop you at Allerford.

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