Bossington Hall is located in a quiet rural hamlet in Exmoor, just 1 mile from Porlock Village, with its pubs and shops, 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 reaches 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 locl suppliers - even the sausages come from a different butcher to the bacon!
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.
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). Each of the rooms also has their own 50" HD Wi-Fi TV, 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 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.