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Victorian Hunting Lodge

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Victorian Hunting Lodge in Porlock, Somerset - Secluded, Private, Imposing and Unique

Luxury and style in a stunning setting with everything you might want within easy reach. 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. Set in 266+ square miles of breathtakingly beautiful Exmoor National Park. Exmoor is among the UK's greatest areas of outstanding beauty. Handy for the Quantocks and Brendon Hills too. Even Dartmoor isn't so far away. Set in a place once the seat of West Saxon kings. Fabulous ancient Hawkcombe woodland. Located in what is probably Exmoor's loveliest village. Sports facilities of Porlock on the doorstep. Children's play area over the lane. Ideal luxury Somerset-Devon border location. Great for wildlife and much much more.

  • Sleeps 28
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We are a couple with a young family who like to go away for a great holiday or gathering just like you do. Having seen what was on offer else where we decided to find the best combination of things a place could offer and The Cleeve is our gem for your holiday.

The sort of things we also like are comfort & convenience. We want all the necessary facilities on hand. Some times we just want to loaf around and take it easy followed by a nearby activity. On other days we might want to scout out things further away (but not too far). After the days activity we want a nice warm feeling when we get back!

See the testimonials page of web site ( www.the-cleeve.co.uk/testimonials.htm ) and find out what our guests think.

We also like holidays that you enjoy enough to want to go there again.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We thought it was a fantastic place - no complaints at all. Hopefully we'll go there again.

17 June



Just getting over the shock of having to go back to work after having an amazing week at the Cleeve. The location is amazing, the house perfect for a big group and the facilities provided everything we needed, We had a great time - thank you. We also used Sugar and Ice to make a birthday cake and they did an amazing job at a very reasonable price - thank you for the suggestion... Again, thank you for the use of your amazing house.

27 May



The house was absolutely lovely and we noted personal touches to the décor and soft furnishings etc that gave a homely feel - a very good atmosphere. The house is well provided for large numbers of people, seems obvious that it should be but it's not our experience of everywhere we've stayed... The catering by Jan was really good and excellent value for money... It was our first visit to Porlock and we thought the village was charming.

18 March
Nov 2008
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Location

From the Owner

We have stayed, as holiday makers, in large places with groups of friends all over the country and we wanted to find a place that has everything those other places were missing in one way or another. The required blend was a mixture of stunning countryside, glorious views, comfort with luxury in the house and great facilities (like pubs, shops, museums, a beach, walks and restaurants) close by (but not in the way). We wanted to be able to combine seclusion and convenience without remoteness. We love the area The Cleeve is located in with spectacular countryside, wonderful walks, lovely villages and the more relaxed pace of life. Beyond this village we also wanted to find an area with lots to do and years later there is still more for us and the children every time we visit.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach is about 1.5 miles. There are beaches of just about every kind (sandy, surfing, rock pools etc.) beyond.

Travel:

You can probably manage without a car, depending on what you like to do.

Distances:

The nearest places of interest are on the doorstep. Beyond this is Porlock just a few minutes walk with pubs, restaurants, museums, walks, shops and more.

Further Details:

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.

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.

Culbone sits deep in a shaded valley, famous for having the smallest parish church in England and for inspiring Coleridge's 'Kubla Khan'.

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 and places to eat.

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Early
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,497
for 3 nights
From
£499
From
£665
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,370
£8,995
 
 
Mid Feb
10 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,797
for 3 nights
From
£599
From
£799
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,495
 
 
Feb - March
24 Feb 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,497
for 3 nights
From
£499
From
£665
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,370
 
 
Mid March
10 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,797
for 3 nights
From
£599
From
£799
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,495
 
 
Spring Holidays
24 Mar 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,697
for 3 nights
From
£899
From
£1,199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,995
 
 
Mid May
5 May 2017 - 18 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,797
for 3 nights
From
£599
From
£799
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,495
 
 
Late Spring
19 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,697
for 3 nights
From
£899
From
£1,199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,995
 
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,797
for 3 nights
From
£599
From
£799
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,495
 
 
Summer
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,697
for 3 nights
From
£899
From
£1,198
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,995
 
 
School Summer Hols
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£4,395
for 7 nights
£4,395
 
 
Early September
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,697
for 3 nights
From
£899
From
£1,199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,995
 
 
Late Summer
8 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,797
for 3 nights
From
£599
From
£799
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,495
 
 
October
6 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,697
for 3 nights
From
£899
From
£1,199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,995
 
 
November
3 Nov 2017 - 23 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,797
for 3 nights
From
£599
From
£799
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,495
 
 
Festive
24 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,697
for 3 nights
From
£899
From
£1,199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,995
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,995
for 7 nights
£4,995
 
 
New Year 2017/2018
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,995
for 7 nights
£4,995
 
 
Early
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,497
for 3 nights
From
£499
From
£665
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,370
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£2,697
for 3 nights
From
£899
From
£1,199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,995
£15,999
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,500

Booking Notes:
A 40% payment reserves your holiday. Remainder plus cautionary deposit due six weeks prior to the start of your holiday (12 week prior for festive season booking).
Prices subject to change but we will confirm the price when you enquire. Our web site gives the best indication.

Changeover Day:
Normally a Friday (or Monday for a mid-week booking) but we are flexible.
Arrival normally at 5pm, departure normally at 10am. Ask if you require something else.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Prices shown here correct at time of entry and for maximum 20 adults and maximum 28 including children, please enquire for smaller group sizes, we may have 1 lower price band.
Check our web site for current prices which vary from time to time and are subject to continued fluctuation until you book.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Waking up in the morning after a great sleep in the comfortable beds with the gentle sound of the stream knowing that you are in for a great day with endless possibilities is hard to beat. Not only this but knowing that you are so well placed for all these things is just a dream. After breakfast taken with such great views and a quick recap of our plans the night before (by the big open fire). Perhaps out the garden gate directly on to a bridleway and off to the ancient woodland walks. On our way we can take in many photogenic places for a relaxed bite to eat. Then return "home" for to dine in style. It's early yet and it's just great to know that there are a number of pubs, shops, museums, restaurants and all that you could need just a step away. All this from a secluded luxury setting.

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor: Shower room, wc. Additional separate wc. First floor: Jacuzzi bath, shower, wc. Jack & Jill en-suite with bath/shower, wc. En-suite shower, wc. 2nd Floor Bath/shower, wc. En suite shower, wc. Total bath/shower rooms: 6.

Bedrooms

  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 28 (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground: Bedroom 1 double. 1st floor: Bedroom 2 kingsize, 1 single, 1 bunk. Bedroom 3 double. Bedroom 4 king size. Bedroom 5 king size, 1 single, 1 bunk. Bedroom 9 (off 3) 1 bunk 2nd Floor Bedroom 6 double, 1 bunk Bedroom 7, 8 each have 1 double.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We have 2 "high chairs" and 2 travel cots (which you need to bring your babies bedding for). Outside: There is a large garden with a mixture of tame cultivated areas and wild parts to encourage wild life such as deer. In the tame area you will find a great lawn, a lovely patio with far reaching views. We have a barbecue, patio furniture and garden games. Level lawned area. About the size of a tennis court, wide open with views to the hills and the sea yet secluded and large enough for all sorts of fun and games. Landscaped garden. We have 2 acres in total: lots of trees and terracing with a path winding down to our private footbridge, some wild parts (to encourage wildlife) and some tame parts! Sports facilities. There's a public sports field over the quiet lane. It's visible from our patio. There are several football pitches, a cricket pitch, tennis courts and even a bowling green. Check with the clubs for availability. Childrens nature hide. Somewhere to watch the wildlife from or other adventures. Parking. Private parking for up to around 8 cars plus other free Utility Room: Washing machine, clothes dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included and are changed for every visit plus as often as instructed (at additional charge beyond weekly). Other: Walk-in pantry with slate shelving, additional fridge and freezer. BBQ.

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