The Cleeve


Paradise for huge parties of all ages. Play hide-and-seek, ramble over fields, climb Exmoor's hills, then home to cosy log fires


20 beds


14 bedrooms


Sleeps 28


Steeped in folklore, surrounded by the Exmoor hills, thatched Porlock is a two-minute walk from The Cleeve. The big white Victorian mansion sits in two acres of winding paths and hide-and-seek places, sweet reading corners and mown grass for games; and there’s a nature hide for children smothered in hydrangeas. This immaculate renovation incorporates eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, two sitting rooms, open fires, pocket-sprung mattresses, a big welcome hamper, games consoles and Sky TV. Fabrics are fashionably sleek, furniture is light oak, the detailing is beyond reproach. There’s so much space you can have two chefs cooking at once: note the four-oven Aga, the swish modern oven and the gleaming batterie de cuisine. Showers are large, lovely and white, pillows plump, sofas sprinkled with striped cushions, and the dining/living room has views of the hills. And there’s a room for muddy boots. Set off on a ramble from the door, scrunch across the beach to Porlock Weir. The Cleeve is a paradise for huge parties of all ages.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
by 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £424
Weekly price
from £1995
Damage deposit
From £1500
1 House for 28
From £42420 beds14 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Kevin Bramhill

  • Trails straight from the property.
  • Village restaurants, pubs & shops only 2 mins walk away.
  • Secluded, luxury & fantastic views without the isolation.
  • In an area listed as one of Britains scenic wonders (Readers Digest).
  • Up to 28 guests can dine together.
  • Chefs and other staff can be hired if you want them.