Bossington Hall

South West England Somerset Porlock

  • From £135 a night
  • 9 Guest Rooms
  • Boutique B&B
  • Luxury B&B

A luxury Exmoor B&B with sumptuous grounds and sensational views.

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There are posh B&Bs, and then there is Bossington Hall: a new-to-the-market, luxury Somerset Bed & Breakfast that not only enjoys a marvellous location, with eight acres of grounds, gardens and leisure facilities, but is also home to nine extremely comfortable, spacious guest rooms, most with wonderful views out to sea or over the moors and woodland behind. Based just outside the popular seaside village of Porlock Weir, on the edge of the mighty Exmoor National Park, there are plenty of B&Bs in the area, but we have to say, none can match the personable luxury of Bossington Hall, not to mention the glorious views. Come here once and we guarantee you'll return.

Formerly known simply as 'Lynch House', the house was built in the early 20th century by a local shipping magnate, in a 'sunny spot' on the outskirts of Porlock just a stone's throw from the sea. All the rooms are different, but they're all very generous sizes, especially the massive The Greenaleigh Suite (which can accommodate four in double and twin bedrooms). All the other rooms are regular but spacious doubles, and because of the way the house is configured, only four have en-suite bathrooms (the other five each have private bathrooms). Again all the bathrooms are spacious and well-equipped, with towels, robes and toiletries, and a couple features rolltop baths. Beds are king-size or super-king-size, with comfortable, quality mattresses, and all the rooms have good WiFi, Smart TVs, tea- and coffee-making facilities and a complimentary hospitality tray. Two of the six rooms allow dogs, and two can inter-connect, making them perfect for a family with slightly older children (young children are not allowed). Breakfasts meanwhile are legendary, with a choice of Full English or Continental, and packed lunches can be provided for hungry walkers.

Bossington Hall also has more than the average crop of B&B facilities, including an EV car charging point, a private honesty bar room with a large cinema screen, a tennis court, the oldest private squash court in the country, plus a river, pond and acres of informal gardens. As of summer 2022, you can also enjoy their new sauna and wellness/massage suite for some holistic relaxation. You also couldn't be better placed for exploring Exmoor, and Porlock is only a mile away, with plenty of options for drinks and dinner. Very much a place to relax and explore both the stunning coastline and national park.

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Escape to a haven of Edwardian elegance at Bossington Hall: Nestled amidst the wild beauty of Exmoor National Park, our historic bed and breakfast offers luxurious accommodations and exceptional service for discerning travelers like yourself.

Here's what makes Bossington Hall perfect for you:

  • Unique and spacious rooms: Choose from nine individually-styled bedrooms, all generously sized and two dog-friendly. Unwind in the comfort of modern amenities like WiFi and 50" smart TVs, seamlessly blended with the charm of the Edwardian era.
  • Unwind in serene tranquility: Immerse yourself in the breathtaking vistas of Exmoor from our front rooms, featuring oak mullioned windows that frame the landscape. Or, step onto the panoramic terrace and soak in the unforgettable views that defy capture.
  • Experience meticulous attention to detail: As a former aircraft design engineer, our owner, Guy, takes pride in the meticulous upkeep of the property. From handcrafted room signs to individually crafted keys, every detail reflects his dedication to excellence.
  • Indulge in culinary delights: Savor a gourmet breakfast crafted with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Choose from continental options, smoked salmon and avocado, poached eggs, or the full English breakfast prepared with the finest local produce.
  • Reconnect with nature and explore: Explore the nearby walking trails directly from your doorstep, discover the charming village of Porlock, or relax on the Heritage Coast of Bossington Bay. Recharge with a visit to our brand new sauna and massage/wellness suite.

Beyond the luxurious accommodations, Bossington Hall offers a haven for relaxation and exploration. We invite you to experience the unique charm of Exmoor and create lasting memories at our historic bed and breakfast.

Suitable For

  • Discerning travelers: Our luxurious accommodations and personalized service cater to those who appreciate the finer things in life.
  • Nature lovers: Explore the breathtaking scenery of Exmoor National Park and the nearby Heritage Coast.
  • Hikers and walkers: Our location provides convenient access to the South West Coast Path, making it the perfect base for your adventures.
  • Families: Greenaleigh's spacious layout with a king-size bed and private lounge area with twin beds offers the ideal family retreat.
  • Dog owners: Well-behaved dogs are welcome in Martinhoe and Embercombe bedrooms.
  • Nearby

    Step out the door and into adventure:

    • Lace up your boots and explore: Embark on invigorating hikes directly from our doorstep, venturing through the breathtaking landscapes of Exmoor National Park.
    • Unwind on the coast: Take a leisurely stroll down to Bossington Beach, just a 10-minute walk through the charming village of Bossington. Immerse yourself in the village's unique character, with its thatched roofs and historic Tudor houses.

    Food & Drink

    Dine in style nearby:

    • Porlock Village (1.5 miles):
      • The Royal Oak Restaurant: This newly opened restaurant is highly acclaimed for its locally sourced cuisine and warm atmosphere.
      • The Ship Inn: This 17th-century pub offers traditional pub fare with a focus on fresh, local ingredients. They boast a beautiful beer garden and stunning views of the surrounding valley.
      • Lorna Doone Hotel & Restaurant: This Victorian hotel has a varied menu, including seafood options and traditional British cuisine, highly recommended
    • Porlock Weir (2.5 miles):
      • The Porlock Weir Hotel: This hotel offers a restaurant with a focus on fresh seafood and stunning views of the harbour and beach.
    • Simonsbath (14 miles):
      • Exmoor Forest Inn: This historic inn offers a traditional pub experience with delicious pub food and local ales. They also have a lovely beer garden and children's play area. Travel time can be up to 30 minutes due to the glorious winding nature of the roads in the area.


    Open all year.


    From £135 per night

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    The Owner Says

    Bossington Hall is a luxury bed and breakfast with meticulous attention to detail and stunning views of the Moors, Coastline to Porlock Weir and the Bay of Porlock. 


    Contact Website  01643 862 800  Bossington Hall, Porlock, Somerset TA24 8HJ

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    Getting There

    Google map search Bossington Hall Sadly the rural nature means public transport isn't recommended - but the Train to Taunton is the nearest station, and a bus takes you to Allerford, about half mile walk. 


    • Accessible Facilities
    • Car-Charging Points
    • Catering Available
    • Coffee/Tea Facilities
    • Family Rooms
    • Gardens & Grounds
    • Parking
    • Sauna
    • Smart TV
    • Spa & Treatments
    • Wifi

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    • Adults Only
    • Beaches
    • Dog-Friendly
    • Family Friendly
    • Hills & Mountains
    • Historic
    • In the Sticks
    • Sensational Views
    • Walking

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