There is so much to see or do in the local areas of Porlock, Dunster, Exmoor and Somerset. Below are a few of our "must see" attractions...
For a full range of local attractions why not check out Visit Exmoor's website here
If you fancy a coastal walk with a view, try the Porlock Weir to Culborne Church route via the South West Coastal path.
There are spectacular views across the Bristol Channel on a clear day, and the route passes the romantic remnants of Lord Byron's daughter's gothic mansion, with tunnels carved out of the hillside by nineteenth-century Swiss mountaineers.
Culbone Church, is located in the village of Culbone in Somerset and is said to be the smallest parish church in England. The church, dedicated to the Welsh saint Beuno, has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building and the churchyard cross is Grade II*. The church is recorded in the Domesday Book.
Porlock is experiencing a foodie renaissance thanks to a community-led project to revive a tradition that once thrived here in the 1800s, by farming oysters in the bay. Harvesting native oysters died out in the 1890s due to overfishing but Porlock Bay Oysters are now back on the menu thanks to a team of volunteers coordinated by Tim Edwards and his daughter Fiona who has introduced Pacific oysters for a more sustainable supply of restaurant quality oysters all year round.
In just a few years since the project's inception, Porlock Bay oysters are attracting the attention of top chefs (inlcuding our very own Head Chef Miguel), the Food Standards Agency and consumers alike.
Our local heritage railway is a true country branch line of the old Great Western Railway. It's full of fascination whether you are looking for a nostalgic ride back in time through lovely countryside or to study the railway and industrial heritage which our line preserves. Perfect for all
An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history.
The castle that you see today became a lavish country home during the 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years.
The castle boasts spectacular views toward the Bristol channel, the Quantock hills and up to the moors of Exmoor. You can also get a great view of the castle from the secret garden at our sister hotel, The Luttrell Arms Hotel
Location: Dunster, Somerset
Cost: Free with National Trust Membership or various cost without membership
We are spoilt with an abundance of local suppliers and take great pride in hand selecting the best that the region has to offer. Here are just a few of our local suppliers and the awards we have won...
The Royal Seven Stars Hotel
Totnes is a vibrant centre for music, arts and natural health situated at the head of the River Dart estuary and in an area of outstanding natural beauty.