Bossington Hall offers a variety of sports on site, with our beautifully positioned outdoor tennis court, the carefully restored detached squash court from the 1920’s and direct access to many of the best walks in Exmoor. It is ideal for those wishing to enjoy an active holiday.
You should not forget however that holidays should be a time to recharge and relax and Bossington Hall is the perfect setting for this. With wide panoramic views of the vale and coast line from the veranda, there is nowhere better to sit and drink in the view, with a glass of wine. Or if you want to be up and about but not stretched with sports you can enjoy a gentle game of putting on the secluded green that looks out over the vale and sea.
The tennis court is situated next to the lake and water garden giving it a cool breeze all summer. The court has its own thatched pavilion. This provides the perfect setting to have a picnic and watch the tennis players working up an appetite, or even just a quiet shady place to sit with a good book.
Bossington Hall have a stock of tennis racquets and balls for the use of guests.
Squash (unfortunately the court has received like some damage to the playing area, so will only be available for table tennis currently)
There is a beautifully restored detached squash court from the 1920s for the use of residents. Tucked back in the woods with a ship lap outside it a stunning building in its own right. The court is well lit with a glass roof during the day or large down lights for the evening game. There is also a table tennis table that can be set up on request in the same space.
Racquets and balls are provided. We would appreciate it if you could bring white-soled shoes.
The house backs onto Lynch combe where the paths can either lead you directly up the hill, to North Hill or Selworthy Beacon or through the beautiful deciduous forest to the villages Allerford and Selworthy, that both have very picturesque spots to stop for a cream tea.
Down the hill from the house lies Bossington a picturesque seaside village with its own beach. The south west costal path cuts from their across the salt marshes to Porlock Weir with its own small harbour, shops and aquarium based on the fish to be found in Porlock Bay. From Porlock Weir you can come back through Worthy Woods to Porlock, that has a fine selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, and then through the fields to Bossington with Lynch only a short distance from there.
For those who would like more of a trek Dunkery Beacon is only a five mile hike along well sign posted paths.
Being in the middle of the Exmoor National Park and surrounded by National Trust villages and land, the surrounding area has maintained its quiet quintessential English charm. Bossington Hall has an extremely well stocked information room filled with maps and brochures.
Bossington Hall, Lynch , Allerford, Porlock, Somerset, TA24 8HJ