BED & BREAKFAST at Exmoor Riding

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DELIGHTFUL HOMELY FARMHOUSE BED & BREAKFAST ON EXMOOR, 15TH CENTURY NATIONAL TRUST FARMHOUSE, WITHIN EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK, PORLOCK VALE


"Fly with us, Ride with us, Stay with us …. for the perfect Exmoor break!"


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We feel very privileged to be able to share our lovely Bed & Breakfast home with you, situated within Exmoor National Park, steeped in history, a house that tells its own story.  We welcome bed and breakfast guests from all corners of the world - Australia, New Zealand, China, USA, Canada, India and South America, but also from closer to home our guests are welcome plus dogs!   Surrounded by endless dog walking countryside straight from the farm, and as we live in a Conservation Area, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and a National Trust property within the Exmoor National Park, we can often watch some amazing wildlife.  If you are looking for a peaceful break, in an olde worlde farmhouse, eco-friendly, with activities and local natural history, then you will love a stay with us!

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Enjoy morning breakfast served in the garden for that Mediterranean feel!!  Stay Bed & Breakfast (B&B) with us, situated in the Porlock Vale, Exmoor National Park, offering quiet farmhouse accommodation, with delightful gardens where you can sit and read a book or enjoy lunch or one of our Somerset cream teas; for peace, tranquility and relaxation.  

We can offer you a reduced entry into the Owl & Hawk Centre only £7.50 when you stay with us - for the duration of your stay!!

We have dogs of our own, and love taking them away on holiday with us, so yours are welcome to stay with us too.  We have a few simple doggie rules for the benefit of our birds and animals and our other guests, which we ask you to adhere to, but they are allowed to sleep in your room with you - it is their holiday too and we want them to feel at home. £5 per night per dog.

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Our Dining Room

Beautiful spacious room with 15th century fireplace, 17th century windows, 18th century slate skirtings, and beams believed to have been recycled from shipwrecks off the coast!

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The main room in a medieval 15th century Open Hall Manor House, with rustic architectural features to marvel at!  Views to the local woods and hills, with breakfast companions outside the window with our macaws.  A full English or Continental breakfast is served daily for your enjoyment to set you off on your day, including fruit juice, selection of cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurt, cooked breakfast consisting of bacon, sausage, egg cooked any way, tomato & mushrooms, white or brown toast, croissant and home-made marmalade and honey from the surrounding fields.

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The Bedrooms 1 - 'Foxes Den'

This room is our 'best room' wth character and comfort in mind, with separate shower room as a suite of rooms.  The double/triple (double bed and single bed) bedroom overlooks the garden and hills beyond, while the shower room has an amazing view over the yard with the stables and horses.  Quiet, peaceful and relaxing, this room can also be let with an additional small bed or travel cot.


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The Bedrooms 2 - 'Badgers Sett'

A delightful double room with beautiful views overlooking the garden, woods and hills opposite.  Private bathroom along the corridor with lovely Victorian bath, basin and separate shower.  There is a step down into the bathroom so if you are unsteady on your feet we recommend the Foxes Room.  Tea and coffee making facilities in room with TV.

This room is also available with a triple room downstairs Otters Holt for additional family members sharing the same bathroom. 

The Bedrooms 3 - Otters Holt

Our largest room downstairs running from front to back of the house with plenty of space for the whole family.  This room currently has three single beds but shortly will contain two singles and one double for larger families.  Otters Holt can be let on its own, with use of the upstairs bathroom or let with Badgers Sett with all family members sharing the same bathroom.  There is only the one bathroom for Badgers and Otters Rooms, however these rooms are never let out separately - only to the same group.


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Features in the Property!

The farmhouse was probably originally the Manor of Bossington, and has many fascinating historical features, including the open-hall house design of the medieval period.  Built around 1456, roughly at the same time as the Chapel of Ease on the same ground, with reclaimation and restoration through every century since, the house shows a great deal of charm and character.

For a more complete history please visit our History of West Lynch Farm page, and then you must come and stay!  



© Exmoor Riding - at Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre; exmoor.falcon@virgin.net; 01643 862816; Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, West Lynch Farm, Allerford, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8HJ