|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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
* 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.
* 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.
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Rate||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Rate|
13 Mar 2015 - 16 Apr 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£1,500|
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
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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