Wouldn't you just love to stay here? Bossington Hall stands high on a hillside with commanding views across the spectacular Porlock Vale; it's one of the biggest houses in Exmoor National Park and is bursting with Edwardian splendour. Original period features and sumptuous furnishings merge seamlessly with up to the minute comforts, and there's plenty to keep you all entertained. Bossington Hall sleeps 30 people in 15 gorgeously styled bedrooms, with 14 bathrooms - besides a games room, cinema room, card room, gaming room, dining room, two kitchens and a huge sitting room. Phew! That's a lot of space for those happy group stays, whether it's a family holiday, a gathering of friends, or a special celebration - and what's more there's room for an extra 6 people at Gate Cottage at the bottom of the drive!
Wake up with a cup of tea in bed and admire those far reaching views whilst you decide how to spend the day; we don't blame you if you just want to stay put at Bossington Hall, strolling around the grounds, letting off steam over a game of squash, playing tennis, or trying your hand at fly fishing for trout. Explore the meandering paths and see the giant gunnera in the water gardens, take a picnic over the bridge to the meadow, have family fun and games playing football or badminton, and watching the young 'uns clambering about in the play area. Does it get much more perfect than that?
If you can wrench yourself away from this idyll, you'll find lots to do within very easy reach. Right on your doorstep is the National Trust Holnicote Estate, with acres of woodland and fields to explore, and you're right on the Somerset coast here so you can stroll down to Bossington Beach and then walk up over the cliffs on the South West Coast Path; on your way back stop off at Kitnor's Tea Rooms & Garden for tea and cake. Just a five minute drive away is the charming village of Porlock, with its little shops and eateries, and an art gallery, or go down to Porlock Weir and sit and watch the world go by. Have a pootle around some of the picturesque villages, like Allerford and Selworthy, chocolate-box perfect with centuries old thatched cottages, walls hung with flowers.
If you have the time do go and find out for yourself what Exmoor is all about; go and discover the dramatic cliff tops, rolling valleys and wooded coombes. Climb to the top of Dunkery Beacon, the highest point in the Park, walk up through the woods to Culbone Church, the tiniest, loveliest church, used in a TV adaptation of Lorna Doone. Stroll along the river at Tarr Steps or Watersmeet, have a drink by the river at Dulverton and visit the moorland parish of Exford. If you fancy a day on the beach head to Minehead or Blue Anchor for big stretches of sand and a more traditional seaside feel, or go to Dunster and whilst you're there be sure to visit the medieval castle (NT) that stands above the village, follow the Tall Trees Trail in the grounds, visit the working flour mill and wander along the leat. If fossils and rockpools are more your thing, go to Kilve, but stop at the Chantry Tea Gardens on the way back up the lane because the scones are amazing.Take the kids to ride the Victorian Clifftop Railway at Lynton and Lynmouth, to Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, Tropiquaria Zoo Animals & Fun, or to Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park.
After a good day out you can all get together on the terrace for a barbecue or gather in the Big Room for a sing-song around the piano; tuck into a scrumptious feast in the Dining Room, play rummy in the Card Room, get comfy for a movie on the big screen in the Cinema Room, then tuck yourselves up for a restful night's sleep. Honestly, you won't want to leave! Book your stay at Bossington Hall today!