, Lynch, Porlock, Somerset.
Bossington Hall was built in the Lutyens style by a wealthy ship owner who had noticed an empty hillside that seemed to be always in sun. Today the interior design is purposely in keeping with 1920’s understated elegance, whilst offering comfort, style and practicality throughout. This luxury country B&B occupies a stunning location surrounded by 8 acres of informal gardens looking out to the Exmoor hills and the sea.
The gardens have expansive lawned areas, sub-tropical plants and trees, a stream with a bridge and waterfall and even a millpond. There is a tennis court with a quaint little thatched shelter. and a badminton court. Then inside there is a private ten-seater cinema and an unusual maple-walled squash court in a separate listed building.
Breakfasts served in the big dining room at the front of the house are exquisite. The choice is wide, ranging from a traditional full English, through a selection of egg dishes to fresh fruit, cereals and yogurt from the buffet, including vegan options.
The six guest bedrooms, with private or en-suite bathrooms, are generously large and luxuriously appointed, many with a sea view across the valley towards Porlock Weir. Our favourite is the Heddon room, once the master bedroom of original owner Allan Hughes Esq. It has magnificent dual aspect views through the oak mullioned windows and a huge en-suite bathroom with a roll-top bath and a separate shower. The Greenaleigh Suite has a private lounge with two sofa-beds so it can accommodate a family with two children. Embercombe and Jennifrieds offer the choice of double or twin beds. The list of room facilities is everything one would expect and more, including a telescope and binoculars in every room for wildlife spotting.
Bossington Hall B&B is situated within a tranquil rural hamlet, with the wild Exmoor countryside away one one side and the rugged coastal scenery of the Bristol Channel on the other. The stony beaches at Bossington and Porlock Weir are just a short walk away and the South-West Coast Path almost passes the door. The beauties of the moor and the coast could keep any visitor occupied for days (or weeks!) and it's a walkers paradise with walks right from the back gate across Exmoor, and a boot and drying room for when you get back. There is also an immense variety of other activities which can be arranged in the area.
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Bossington Hall is a beautiful house that remains true to its history and provenance. The surrounding area is stunning.