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Aluric's Hall

Porlock, Somerset (Ref. 1020426)

5.0

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Stephen

    “An elegant house in quiet country, well maintained and welcoming”

    - Stephen, May 2024

Summary

  • Porlock 4.4 miles
  • Minehead 1.5 miles
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x super-king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, bidet, and WC
  • Farmhouse kitchen with dining table
  • Utility with WC and basin
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and small library
  • Snug with TV .
  • Biomass wood sourced heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, and cafetiere
  • TV, WiFi, and selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn and bench
  • Secure bike storge on request
  • Sorry, no children, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: Naked flames are strictly prohibited both inside and around the property, this includes candles, fireworks, BBQs and smoking
  • Note: There is a third bedroom which may be used for alternative sleeping only
  • Note: The property is next to the friendly owner’s home

The property

Formally a medieval manor house, Aluric’s Hall is perfectly positioned to explore the dramatic tidal shores and wild moorland of Exmoor.

Situated close to the Somerset coast in the picturesque hamlet of Bratton, Aluric’s Hall is perfect for couples and friends seeking a peaceful getaway in a rural location.

Leaving your car in your dedicated parking area, approach the hall via a tree covered path to discover this 13th century timber-framed building with its immense stone walls, ancient beams and wood panelling.

Step into the hallway from which parquet flooring leads to the spacious, light filled living areas; a pillared sitting room with a welcoming woodburning stove offers your group ample space in which to sit and chat, and a snug with a TV in which to relax.

The farmhouse style kitchen enjoys very pretty views over the adjoining orchard and has a long refectory style dining table, providing the perfect social space in which to enjoy a meal and recount your days adventures.

On the first floor, you’ll find two superb suites with antique timber flooring, bespoke artwork and pretty fabrics, each boasting a super king sized bed and its own bathroom.

An additional ('snoring') room is available for daytime naps or noisy sleepers!

Exmoor National Park is a Dark Sky Reserve providing a wonderful base for star gazing.

Nearby are a plethora of beaches to explore – from sandy Minehead and Dunster to the primal storm beaches running from Porlock Weir to Bossington.

Lee Bay (rock pools and sand at low tide) Combe Martin and of course the fossil-rich headland and bay at Blue Anchor – but do be aware of the tide!

For those who love to be in nature, Exmoor is laced with winding cliff paths, footpaths and bridleways encompassing open heather-clad moorland.

Walk the rugged South West Coast Path, Coleridge Way, or try some of the world class mountain biking trails for every skill level.

For a more sedate pace, enjoy a picnic at Tarr Steps, with its ancient clapper bridge or spend a day meandering through medieval Dunster.

With so much to do and see nearby, you’re assured of a truly memorable holiday at very special Aluric’s Hall.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

PORLOCK

Minehead 5.5 miles; Lynton 11 miles.

Porlock is a quaint village, popular with tourists due its character, proximity to the lovely North Somerset coastline and situation within the Exmoor National Park. There are plenty of little gift shops along with pubs, cafes and restaurants to be found and only two miles away, the picturesque harbour of Porlock Weir offers wonderful views across the Bristol Channel. The Porlock Hill takes travelers up a steep, winding road out of the village to the Exmoor Hills, where walkers, horse riders and cyclists will love the open space, where ponies and red deer roam the moors. In 2011, Exmoor was designated as Europe’s first International Dark Skies Reserve, and so this is an excellent base for a romantic evening spent gazing at the stars, where a clear night unveils an abundance of interesting constellations to the naked eye. Porlock offers the choice of sea fishing from the weir, and the reservoirs and rivers of Exmoor are only a short, scenic drive away. Golfers can stay in Porlock and enjoy one of the several courses on the edges of Exmoor, with the nearest only seven miles away. The medieval village of Dunster, where the castle dominates the skyline, makes a great day out, or take a ride on the West Somerset steam train along the coast to the little harbour village of Watchet. A fabulous village location with lots of outdoor pursuits to interest every visitor.

Note: No children or pets allowed at this property.
Note: A minimum of a four night short break allowed at this property during peak season only