Rejuvenating Walking Retreat in the Exmoor Countryside

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Exmoor’s expansive countryside is a haven for ramblers, rovers, and the caffeinated Zoom zombies longing to feel alive again. Nestled in this untamed landscape, the grand Bossington Hall is the perfect excuse to go offline and recharge your batteries in nature. Here, sprawling lawns and spiralling walkways go on for miles, and shoes, well they’re more of a suggestion. Picture scenic walks along the longest coastal path in England, WW2 tank training grounds steeped in history and mystery, and to top it all off, cracking open an ice-cold beer while overlooking the countryside. Oh, and did we mention this retreat is slob and fluff-friendly? Bring your pooch along for the walk of a lifetime – you won’t regret it. 
Luxury retreat
Walking retreat
Sightseeing and exploring
Peaceful, tranquil, rural hamlet
Pubs, restaurants and cafes
This area is a walking Mecca,  and right on the South West Coast path, the longest coastal path in England. The Coleridge Way also passes through Porlock (a mile away). Literally, without your feet touching tarmac you could leave Bossington Hall and walk for many miles on pathways in the National Trust estate surrounding us. 

Our tranquil and serene location is perfect for your staycation intimate weekend, or a walker’s base to explore the Exmoor scenery.  Practical elements like a Mud / Boot Room by the front door and dog towels, through to WiFi and binoculars will ensure a relaxing break.

Just ten minutes off the South West Coast Path, or Coleridge Way, we are rural but not remote, with Porlock village just a mile away. You have a choice of Six separate B and B rooms, with private or ensuite bathrooms. We proudly have the oldest Squash Court in England, and a hard tennis court if you need to get the blood pumping.

Accommodation

Nature setting
Luxuriously decorated B and B rooms, with private/ensuite bathrooms
8 acres of informal gardens and woodland to explore
Oldest private Squash court in England
Children’s play area
EV charge point
Tennis and badminton courts
Mill pond, shallow river and waterfall
Private ten seater cinema room / presentation suite
History
The house was built in 1911 by Allan Hughes, one of the last great independently-minded nineteenth-century ship owners. Full of interesting, quirky and cosy spaces, this country residence was designed to cater for a large family with their individual requirements.

Our interior design is purposely in keeping with 1920’s understated elegance, so whilst offering comfort, style and practicality throughout. WiFi is available throughout, and the plumbing is fully modernised.

Grounds and Local Area
Bossington Hall B&B is situated within a peaceful, tranquil, rural hamlet, surrounded by the Exmoor countryside and rugged Bristol Channel coastal scenery. Only a mile from Porlock Village and Porlock Weir with its pubs, restaurants, cafes, post office, garage, tea and coffee merchant, galleries in Porlock, museums, mini-markets, antiques, ancient church and shops in Porlock Village and Porlock Weir, a great base for exploring the moors with the iconic Exmoor Ponies (called Mousies). Bossington Hall is a perfect rest stop for those walking the South West Coast Path or Coleridge Way.

Food
Bossington Hall is a Bed and Breakfast. To assist you with evening meals, we have a list of the local restaurants we can email you upon request. Breakfast at Bossington Hall is a special moment, and we have taken care to ensure you have a great start to the day. We have selected a range of meals to cater for every taste, the menu is on the table.

Breakfast is served from 08.30 to 10.00 every morning in the Grand Hall. If you are a family or friends group, we will endeavour to arrange the tables accordingly. If you wish your dog to be with you, then we can arrange for breakfast to be served in the Bar Area, dogs are not allowed in the Hall. Our ingredients are carefully selected from local suppliers.

Rooms
Each room has a 50″ Smart TV and complimentary hospitality tray.
 
Ivystone
The Ivystone Room is a North wing bedroom of Bossington Hall B&B, with calm woodland and moorland views. Kingsize Iron framed bed with 1000 spring pillow-topped mattresses will ensure a blissful night’s sleep. Huge private bathroom with roll-top bath and shower over just across the corridor.

Heddon
Your very special stay in the Heddon Master bedroom of Bossington Hall B&B is located on the end of the East wing. There are magnificent dual aspect moor and sea views from the oak mullioned windows. A Kingsize Hardwood framed bed with a 1000 spring pillow-topped mattress will ensure a blissful night’s sleep. Wallow in the huge En-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower.

Danesbrook
Danesbrook is at the end of the West Wing, with double aspect sea views, and a private bathroom next door, with interconnecting, double-locked, soundproofed door to Embercombe, ideal for families. These two rooms accept dogs. Bathrobes and slippers are provided for your modesty.

Greenaleigh
Your stay in the Greenaleigh Suite has a private lounge, located in the East wing. This sleeps two Adults & two children. You have magnificent moor and coastal views from the oak mullioned windows. Your private bathroom is just across the corridor, and robes are provided for your modesty. You have a Kingsize Sleigh bed with a 1000 spring pillow top mattress, which will ensure a blissful night’s sleep.

Jennifrieds
The Jennifrieds Room is in the North wing of Bossington Hall B&B, with a courtyard and woodland view. One of the few En-suite rooms, Embercombe has a mains pressure rainfall shower. The 1200 pocket spring, pillow-topped, mattress will ensure a blissful night’s sleep.

Embercombe
Your stay in the Embercombe Room is located on the West wing, with expansive views across the vale and garden from the huge oak mullioned window. You can choose from a Twin or Superking bed arrangement. With a 1200 pocket spring and pillow-topped mattress, a blissful night’s sleep awaits you, either way. Your private bathroom, with a rolltop bath and shower over, is located across the corridor. Robes are provided for your modesty. Next door, the Danesbrook room can interconnect to Embercombe via a double-locked, soundproofed door.
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Ivystone (Double Room)
Countryside view
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Heddon (Double Master Room)
Sea view
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Danesbrook (Double Room)
Sea view
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Greenaleigh (Family Suite)
Sea view
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Jennifrieds (Super-king/Twin Room)
Woodland view
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Embercombe (Super-king/Twin Room)
Sea view
Prices are based on a 2-night stay but contact us if you would like a 1-night stay. Champagne and bouquets of flowers are available at extra cost.  Enquire for more details
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An ideal walkers and hikers base, the iconic Exmoor pathways at the back gate lead across the Holnicote Estate grounds next door. From here, you can walk to the birdwatchers' paradise of Hurlstone Point, and up onto North Hill which holds the remains of the WW2 tank training grounds. Still, without crossing a single bit of tarmac, you can traverse across the SSSI Marshland where samphire grows, and the bomber crashed, again in WW2, and along the SW coast path all the way to the Pubs and restaurants of Porlock Weir – where, finally, you have to touch a bit of tarmac! 

Upon return to the Hall, peel off the boots in the Mud Room, wipe the Pooch down with the Dog Towels, and pad across to the Honesty Bar and crack open an ice-cold little beer, collapsing into the chairs looking over the views we have. 

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

No refund if you cancel in advance.

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
Prices are based on a 2-night stay but contact us if you would like a 1-night stay. Champagne and bouquets of flowers are available at extra cost.  Enquire for more details
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