The Cleeve - Hawkcombe, Porlock, Somerset, England

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A roaring fire at The Cleeve, Porlock. A roaring fire at The Cleeve, Porlock.
The Grand Fireplace.
More space to relax at The Cleeve, Porlock. More space to relax at The Cleeve, Porlock.
A second reception room to relax in.
A dining area with views too at The Cleeve, Porlock. A dining area with views too at The Cleeve, Porlock.
28 people can dine together.
Seating surrounded by window benches and panoramic views. Seating surrounded by window benches and panoramic views.
Another reception room and this one is octagonal!
En-suit too! En-suit too!
A bedroom with panoramic views at The Cleeve (and this one is octagonal too).
Booking and Enquiries
phone 01273 276 596 or 07767474247
email Click here to email owner
payment options Payment Options: cheque, bank transfer
Contact: Mr. K Bramhill

Key Cottage Information

Price range from £1897 to £4497 per week
Number of units of accommodation: 1
Sleeps from 1 to 28 people in 8 bedrooms 
Number of bathrooms: 6 
Short Breaks: Yes - The minimum number of days for a short break is 2
Suitable for the disabled:  no
Children are welcome:  yes Cot, High Chair available.
Pet Friendly:  no
Rating: Not assessed

Welcome to The Cleeve - a large country house set in the Exmoor National Park, perfect for large groups and celebrations of all kinds.

The house can easily sleep up to 16 people in luxurious comfort, or up to 28 with children (maximum 20 adults). We offer the ideal house for entertaining with a dining room to happily accommodate up to 28, roaring log fires (imagine that for Christmas and New Year), beautiful boutique style bedrooms for guests, luxury kitchens for preparing those sumptuous banquets and parties. Plus we can arrange for outside caterers and additional services for you should you require them.

This owner/agency has featured on since 2008

Special Features:
  • Historical Property
  • Set in a location once the seat of the West Saxon Kings.
  • With Exposed Beams
  • Two kitchens. Fantastic walking. Easy restaurant, pub & village amenities access (2 minutes walk). Fantastic views from just about every room. Great for wildlife spotting (deer, birds etc.).
Entertainment Facilities:
  • TV
  • Sky TV
  • Video or DVD
  • Internet Access
Kitchen & Dining:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Type of Cooker: There is a 4 oven AGA, a 2 oven conventional cooker and a hob.
  • Dining Table Seats: 28
  • 3 Kingsize Bed(s)
  • 5 Double Bed(s)
  • 4 Single Bed(s)
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Bath
  • Power Shower
  • Jacuzzi Bath
  • Towels Provided
  • Central Heating
  • Open Fire
Garden and Outdoors:
  • Garden: 2 acres with some wild & some tame including a large flat secluded lawn.
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • Hillside
  • Spectacular views across a valley in an area listed as one of the scenic wonders of the world.
The Cleeve  - Hawkcombe, Porlock,

The house is spacious, stylish and very comfortable.  We aim to please with all the things you would expect to find like a basket of logs to keep the fire roaring, luxury white cotton bedlinen, wonderfully comfortable luxury pocket sprung mattresses, towels, free wireless internet, and Sky TV (with the movie and sports channels too).

  • There is a huge lounge/dining room with great views of the hills. Comfy seating, an open fire, big flat screen TV, DVD player, games console etc.
  • The second lounge is octagonal, has another open fire, TV, DVD player etc.
  • There are 8+ comfortable and attractive boutique hotel style bedrooms with luxury pocket sprung mattresses and white fluffy cotton bedlinen. Each bedroom can sleep from 2 to 5, some en-suite plus a 9th bedroom off room 3. Ideal for up to 16 people in couples plus optional children or 8 single adults (or 16 sharing rooms but not beds). Other variations are possible, call us to discuss your requirements. Additional guests to your party or event can be accommodated locally if you plan in advance.
  • 6 stylish bath or shower rooms. The bathrooms have either of baths, Jacuzzi and/or power showers, (some double size).
  • 2 luxury kitchens to cater for large groups. Well equipped with washing machine, clothes dryer, freezer, several fridges, big AGA, conventional oven and hobs, microwave ovens, fast commercial dishwasher.

Do take a look at our own website using the link at the bottom of the page for full details, special offers and events.

The Cleeve is in one of the loveliest villages in the Exmoor National Park, secluded but not remote. Restaurants, pubs and shops are 2 minutes away. Near beaches and cliff walks on the Somerset and Devon border.

Please visit to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Somerset.

Changeover Day: Flexible

Please contact us for availability, prices and bookings

The house is very private, set in 2 acres of garden in the small village of Hawkcombe near Porlock on beautiful Exmoor. There are various walks and trails into the countryside directly from the house. This place was once the seat of West Saxon kings with references in the Doomsday book and the Saxon Chronicles. We are located in a Mesolithic site, much older even than the pyramids of Egypt! Visit the petrified forest and and explore the local beaches and villages.

Porlock is one of the few remaining working villages on Exmoor and has an attractive mix of thatched cottages, shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. It sits in the natural bowl known as Porlock Vale which is surrounded on three sides by hills, with the notoriously steep Porlock Hill to the west and the sea to the north. The Porlock Visitor Centre is unmatched for local knowledge, the ancient parish church of St. Dubricius with its distinctive truncated spire, sits in the centre of the village with the Dovery museum and the Ship Inn, visited by the poet Robert Southey at opposite ends of Porlock village.

Other lovely villages to visit include Porlock Weir, a former 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 photographers.

Horner is a picturesque 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.

Other villages worth visiting are Allerford for its fifteenth century packhorse bridge over Aller Brook and The West Somerset Rural Life Museum.

Dunster medieval village.

Lynton and Lynmouth for the water powered cliff railway.

Watersmeet beauty spot, Selworthy with its picture postcard green surrounded by thatched cottages, National Trust shop and splendid tearoom.

The smallest parish church in England in Culbone which inspired Coleridge's 'Kubla Khan'.

Groups might like to climb to The highest point on Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon, for brilliant views and a challenge.

Nearest Train Station or Airport: The nearest train station run by West Somerset Railway is at Minehead, about 5 miles away which has services to Dunster, Watchet, Williton, Donniford, Stogumber, Crowcombe and Bishops Lydeard (for Taunton via 3 mile bus link).

Recommended Places to Visit: Walkers might wish to go for day trips walking the Quantocks and Brendon Hills, even Dartmoor isn't too far away. The city of Bristol is 40 miles away. Lots of tourist attractions, NT houses and open gardens.

Annual Events: There are events and things to do every day of every week.

Recommended Places to Eat Out: There are lots of restaurants & pubs in Porlock and may other places close by such as Andrews on the Wier in Porlock Wier or Woods in Dulverton.

Local Sports: Walking, biking, horse riding, sailing, sports facilities of Porlock on the doorstep.

Hawkcombe, Porlock

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