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VICTORIAN EXMOOR HUNTING LODGE SLEEPING UPTO 28 IN STYLE.

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K. Bramhill

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Sleeps28
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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VICTORIAN EXMOOR HUNTING LODGE SLEEPING UPTO 28 IN STYLE.

Photos and Description of this 9 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Exmoor National Park - The Cleeve

Porlock, Somerset / Devon large group accommodation - self catering holiday let.

A wonderful house in a spectacular setting with beautiful views ideal for larger groups.

* Secluded, private, imposing, unique

* Restaurants, pubs and shops: 2 minutes' walk

* Trails straight from the property

* Set in 266+ square miles of breathtakingly beautiful Exmoor national park

* 7000 years of human history

* Fabulous ancient Hawkcombe woodland

* Located in what is probably Exmoor's loveliest village

* Children's play area over the lane

* Ideal luxury Somerset-Devon border location

* Wildlife

* Walking, biking (road & mountain), riding, sailing, sightseeing and so much more

* Sports facilities of Porlock & childrens play area on the doorstep

* Huge lounge/dining room with great views of the hills.

* Second lounge and it's octagonal (also with great views of the hills).

* Second kitchen.

* Level lawned area.

* Landscaped garden.

* Summer house.

* Parking.

* and more, much more...

Porlock: * Once a thriving port until the sea receded hundreds of years ago, now one of the few remaining working villages on Exmoor and has an attractive mix of thatched cottages, shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants to cover all tastes. Sitting in the natural bowl known as Porlock Vale it is surrounded on three sides by hills, with the notoriously steep Porlock Hill to the west and the sea to the north. Porlock Visitor Centre is unmatched for local knowledge, the ancient parish church of St. Dubricius with its distinctive truncated spire, sits in the centre of the village with the Dovery museum and the Ship Inn, visited by the poet Robert Southey at opposite ends of Porlock village.

* Porlock Weir was once a small working harbour enclosed by lock gates. The shingle ridge, groynes and views across Porlock Bay to Hurlstone Point are much loved by artists and visitors alike.

* Culbone, famous for having the smallest parish church in England and for inspiring Coleridge's 'Kubla Khan'.

Some other places: * Horner is a National Trust village with many thatched cottages, water mill, tea rooms, ancient woods and the trickling Horner Water which form part of a National Nature Reserve which is renowned for red deer, rare lichens and ancient oaks. A walk beside Horner Water on a sunny day is simply magical.

* Allerford is another National Trust village within the Holnicote Estate and has a fifteenth century packhorse bridge over Aller Brook. The West Somerset Rural Life Museum is located in the old thatched school house.

* Doone Country is the area around Badgworthy Water where R.G. Blackmore's novel 'Lorna Doone' was set. Attractions include Oare church which is mentioned in the novel.

* Dunkery Beacon is the highest point on Exmoor at 1705 feet (519m) from where on a clear day up to 13 counties can be seen together with the Bristol Channel and Welsh mountains many miles away.

* Dunster is a medieval village with its Yarn Market, Castle, Priory Church, Tithe Barn, various shops.

Just a few more of the many many other places: * Lynton and Lynmouth was once referred to as 'Little Switzerland' and is famous for its spectacular coastal scenery. Lynmouth is linked to Lynton by a water powered cliff railway.

* Watersmeet is where the Hoar Water meets the East Lyn. It is a lovely beauty spot and Site of Special Scientific Interest and has a welcoming tea garden and visitor centre.

* Valley of the Rocks offers spectacular sea cliffs rising to nearly 1000 feet (300m) and is also home to some very agile goats.

* Selworthy is unsurpassed as a chocolate-box village, with its picture postcard green surrounded by thatched cottages, National Trust shop and splendid tearoom. Prominent for all to see is the newly refurbished Selworthy church which stands out as a land mark from miles away.

* Wimbleball Lake was formed by damming the Haddeo and now acts as a reservoir. It is also the home of the South West Lakes Trust Water Sports Centre and offers various water sports activities.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed

K. Bramhill

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Speaks English
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Sleeps28
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Exmoor National Park, United Kingdom

Victorian Exmoor hunting lodge sleeping upto 28 in style.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Victorian Exmoor hunting lodge sleeping upto 28 in style.
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Exmoor National Park Somerset
Sussex
5

Party House Extraordinaire

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2010
We never would have thought of Porlock, but will be back.. My large extended family took over the Cleeve for Christmas and we could not have had a better time - OK snow and sunny weather made it perfect, but the house itself was the heart of it - brand new en suite bathrooms in almost every bedroom, massive Aga, 2 kitchens a huge dining room - and the location - walking out of the garden up through the woods to Exmoor, or down to the coast at Porlock Weir ...(or.. into the village to the pub)... just brilliant. There are loads of great longer walks and fantastic pubs up on the moor that you can do with a short drive... (or bike - I am determined to be back some time in the summer with cycling mates).. When we arrived the house was warm and spotlessly clean with masses of hot water and plenty of towels.. Plus we had Red Deer and Woodcock in the garden, not things we normally see at home...With 17 people inc. the kids, was never crowded, so I would definitely recommend it for big parties.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Matt. It will be great to see you again next time you come to stay at The Cleeve.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Victorian Exmoor hunting lodge sleeping upto 28 in style.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p78091
+44 (0)7767 474 247
Exmoor National Park Somerset
Brighton
5

A fantastic stylish large house

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
Just returned from a brilliant walking weekend at the Cleeve with 7 other women and everyone was amazed at just how great this house is! It's perched on a wooded hillside above the lovely village of Porlock, has great views and is only 5 minutes walk to the centre of the village. It's such a tranquil and beautiful spot to stay and right behind the house is a footpath directly leading to Exmoor (deer are frequently seen in the garden, although we weren't lucky this time!) . The house overlooks a recreation field and so it would also be great for kids to come here, with a playground and also tennis courts/football, etc. (plus the Cleeve grounds would be fantastic to explore)

The house itself is very stylishly decorated (I wish my house looked like this!) - everything is very tasteful and coordinating. It is also equipped so well, you'll never run out of anything, even at full capacity. We were amazed at the amount of crockery, cutlery and glasses! Plus there's an industrial dishwasher which makes washing it all very easy (only takes a few minutes each cycle!)

We only had 8 in the house and so were very spoilt with a bedroom each and a choice of sitting room every evening! However, I have stayed previously with 25 of us and even then it never felt crowded. I think there are 6 bathrooms/shower rooms (some ensuite) and 7 loos (all newly fitted) and so we never had to queue and there was a plentiful supply of hot water.

Each sitting room had a large flat screen TV and dvd etc and there was also a play station in one of the sitting rooms, so this would be good for the kids!

Everyone in my party commented on the beds which were extremely comfortable, with high quality pillows and duvets and lovely fresh white bed linen.

There's lots to do in this area: whilst we were there we did 2 great circular walks - one up to Dunkery Beacon (we saw Exmoor ponies and red deer) and one from the house to Porlock Weir and then onto Culbourne Church. This is an incredibly beautiful and unspoilt area and we found that the paths weren't at all busy (last year we went to the Peak District which was very crowded!). We also enjoyed a visit to the pictureseque National Trust village of Selworthy and had a cream tea in the cafe there!

I'll highly recommend this house and will definitely be back and many of my friends (none of whom had visited before) were also planning to arrange family get togethers at the Cleeve!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Jos,
Thank you so much for the fantastic and detailed review. It is such a pleasure to know that people enjoy staying at The Cleeve as much as we do.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Victorian Exmoor hunting lodge sleeping upto 28 in style.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p78091
+44 (0)7767 474 247
Exmoor National Park Somerset
Lincolnshire
5

The Cleeve

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
Spectacular comfortable house, setting to die for, with great walks, pubs and restaurants really are just a few minutes walk away.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind comments, we do try to keep folks happy!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Exeter
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Minehead (Taunton via bus then steam railway).
Nearest Motorway
48 Kilometres
M5
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Porlock
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Porlock
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Minehead
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Porlock
Car: recommended

We are not overlooked yet you have all the facilities one could wish for on site or a few minutes' walk away. No more having to drive to restaurants or pubs, you're on holiday, take it easy! All the pleasure but, with The Cleeve's unique secluded position, convenience and privacy come together.

* Exmoor is among the UK's greatest areas of outstanding beauty.

Ideal for all sorts of adventures!

* You can go directly from the huge lawn to a bridleway. Or you could take the winding garden path over our private bridge across the stream and saunter up the quiet country lane deeper into our spectacular setting. You could spend weeks without the need to drive anywhere to start and end your treks.

* There are 3 pubs, one dating back to the 12th century, several restaurants and plenty of shops for everyday needs. We've stayed in places where facilities like this are miles away but when you're on holiday you just want things to be convenient and, at The Cleeve, they are.

* Enjoy it all.

Other Activities: Football, cricket, sailing, site seeing.

Golf: There are plenty of golf courses around, with the nearest probably being at Minehead.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Exmoor National Park, Somerset

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Around Easter
4 Apr 2014 - 8 May 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£1,045
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,515
 
 
Mid May
9 May 2014 - 22 May 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£832
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,795
 
 
Spring half term
23 May 2014 - 5 Jun 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£1,045
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,515
 
 
Early Summer
6 Jun 2014 - 10 Jul 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£832
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,795
 
 
Summer
11 Jul 2014 - 4 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£3,515
for 7 nights
£3,515
 
 
Late Summer
5 Sep 2014 - 9 Oct 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£832
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,795
 
 
Around Autumn half term
10 Oct 2014 - 6 Nov 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£1,045
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,515
 
 
Autumn
7 Nov 2014 - 27 Nov 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£832
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,795
 
 
Pre Christmas
28 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£1,045
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,515
 
 
Christmas, arrive 20-23rd
20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£4,749
for 7 nights
£4,749
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2014 - 7 Jan 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£5,247
for 7 nights
£5,247
 
 
Spring
13 Mar 2015 - 16 Apr 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£2,349
for 3 nights
From
£783
From
£1,045
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,515
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,566
for 3 nights
From
£522
From
£696
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,370
£9,390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,500.00
40% to secure a booking with the remainder plus cautionary deposit not due until 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Payment via your internet banking is preferable although we can take a cheque.
Notes Change over day is normally a Friday (on weekly bookings) but we are flexible off peak.

Most prices shown are for a maximum of 16 guests. Just ask if you would like a price for more people.

Festive season prices are for up to full capacity (maximum 20 adults, maximum 28 including children).

All prices are subject to change at any time until you book. The most up to date prices are on our own
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Exmoor National Park in Somerset

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Luxury
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 28 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Ground floor WC - Toilet , Wash basin too!
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double size shower. Wash basin too! Ground floor.
    Bathroom 1, 1st floor. - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Double size shower. Wash basin too!
    Bathroom 2, 1st floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Wash basin too! En-suite to bedroom 2 with Jack & Jill door.
    Shower room 2, 1st floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wash basin too! En-suite to bedroom 5.
    Shower room 3, 2nd floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wash basin too! En-suite to bedroom 6.
    Bathroom 3, 2nd floor - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Wash basin too!
  • Essentially there are 6 bath / shower rooms all with a W.C. and there is an additional 7th W.C. too.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 1st floor, en-suite. 1 bunk=2 singles.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1st floor, bedroom 9 off this room.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1st floor.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 1st floor, en-suite. 1 bunk=2singles.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 2nd floor, en-suite.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2nd floor, 1 bunk=2 singles.
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 2nd floor.
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed , Off bedroom 3, 1st floor. 1 bun, 1st floor. 1 buk=2 singles.
  • All bedrooms are lovely and comfortable and all have a sensible amount of space.
Entertainment:
  • Video Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Barbecue ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • bay fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • surfing
  • mountaineering
Notes:
The property is fine for the mobile elderly. There is 1 double bedroom downstairs that may be OK for the slightly less mobile. Wheelchair access may be practical with a helper, there is also a down stairs normal shower room (i.e. not specifically equiped for the disabled). You can smoke outside only (and all smoking rubbish to be properly removed). Maximum booking is 31 days. Staff / chefs / entertainment / guides etc. can be hired separately. If there is something you need, just ask and we will try to help.
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