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The Oaks Hotel - Hotel in Somerset

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Porlock, TA24 8ES, Somerset
England, United Kingdom

Anne & Tim Riley

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+44 (0)1643 862265 (landline)

An old-fashioned world of spoiling bedrooms, delicious food and first-class service with Exmoor on one side and the sea on the other

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Where else can you hire an MGB convertible in which to explore beautiful Exmoor? It’s no surprise to discover that this hotel is an old school charmer. Tim and Anne do it all themselves, practising the art of old-fashioned hospitality with great flair: they stop to chat, carry bags, ply you with tea and cake on arrival. Their Edwardian house sits above the village, wrapped up in a beautiful garden, with views of hill and sea. Inside, logs smoulder on the hall fire while hot coals glow in the sitting room. There’s a snug bar, parquet flooring, floral fabrics, masses of books. Spotless bedrooms, all with sea views, are deeply comfy. Most are big, all are colourful, the price with dinner is a steal. You get bowls of fruit, crisp white linen, fluffy bathrobes and Roberts radios; most have sofas, while beds are turned down every evening. As for dinner, Anne whisks up four-course feasts, perhaps cheese soufflé, smoked haddock mousse, guinea fowl with prunes and brandy, rhubarb and apple crumble. Exmoor, the coast and Dunster Castle all wait - don’t miss the tiny villages marooned in the hills.

Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

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"One of the best guest houses we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in lots of nice places. Nothing is too much trouble for Tim or Anne. Food is fantastic, rooms spotlessly clean. Words don't do it justice, has to be experienced to see how special a place it is. "
June 2015
"We needed a peaceful few days of "being looked after " and the combination of comfortable surroundings , first class service and good food at The Oaks fitted our requirement perfectly ."
June 2012

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  • 6 Twin/doubles
  • , 1 Double
Price:(i) £155 to£175 per night

Dinner, B&B from £115 p.p.

Booking info:


Dinner, 4 courses, £37.50.




Porlock, TA24 8ES, Somerset

Hotel 6 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 155 to £ 175 per night
Hotel 1 Double room
Price: (i) £ 155 to £ 175 per night

Anne & Tim Riley

Visit website

+44 (0)1643 862265 (landline)