The Local Area
Outside of the door the private lane leads directly into the woods of the National Trust Holnicote Estate and is about a 20 minute walk to the south west costal path. The stunning scenery is criss-crossed with hundreds of walks straight from the Hall door.
There are fresh free range eggs and organically grown vegetables for sale from Lynch Mill, the neighbours of the hall with a quaint honesty box. The village of Porlock is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive and offers a good range of places to eat out, with three pubs, two restaurants, two local shops, art gallery, museum, butcher, chemist etc. Ten minutes drive away is Minehead with a full range of shops and several supermarkets.
Exmoor is vibrant place with many places to enjoy on your stay, but a few local attractions are the Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre (2mins from the Hall) where you can book a bird experience day, or go out on one of their horses for a ride. In Allerford 5 minutes walk away there is museum, tea room and Cross Lanes restaurant.
Walk the other way down the road and you will find yourself 5 minutes walk from the sea with views of the coast peeping through the trees and gateways as you walk. The village you pass through on you way to the sea is called Bossington and has been plucked straight from the front of a chocolate box, with thatched houses, bread ovens on the side and a pretty little tea room called Kitnors which does one of the best cream teas in the area. Once through Bossington it is only a short distance to the beach, you can walk all the way round the bay on the shingle bank to Porlock Weir, the tiny harbour, where you can enjoy eating the local oysters at the Cafe or visit Exmoor Glass to watch the crafts men blowing beautiful creations.
Bossington Hall, Lynch , Allerford, Porlock, Somerset, TA24 8HJ