Holiday in a Victorian hunting lodge
sleeping up to 28 people in style.

Here are just a few reviews and testimonials from our 2009 guests

along with the date of the group's stay.

♦ There were 28 of us, we had the time of our lives! We had 7 families of 4, so we filled the house completely! It was still big enough to get lost in though... the kids had a ball playing hide and seek! The whole week was amazing, we had walks on the beach, we all walked to Porlock Weir, the boys played golf, we took the kids to a local wildlife park. The whole week was great. Thank you again, Kevin, for a week we will never forget. JD.

New Year 2009/2010.

♦ Our extended family rented the Cleeve for a week over Christmas. The house has every possible facility and is in excellent decorative order. The furniture is in good condition and the two kitchens well supplied with crockery cutlery and cooking utensils. The views from the house are splendid and the house is conveniently situated for Porlock and its shops. We had a most enjoyable week. AP.

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♦ Everyone was most impressed with the house... Thanks again for an excellent week in an excellent house. AP.

Christmas 2009.

♦ We haven’t stopped going over the whole wonderful memory of our weekend yet! Debbie wants to write to you to say how perfect it all was. And many thanks from me. DS

11th December 2009.

♦ I just wanted to say thank you for letting us enjoy your super beautiful house last weekend. All my friends loved The Cleeve, and the time they spent in Porlock. I am not surprised coz for me was love at first sight when I saw your house... Once again, thank you very much for everything (also for the complimentary wine, coffee and tea), we had a super wonderful time and we felt like at home! I will recommend The Cleeve to everybody!! GV.

♦ You and The Cleeve helped me to make this year's reunion THE BEST EVER!! GV.

4th December 2009.

♦ Just a quick note to say what a wonderful time we all had at The Cleeve last week. It was certainly filled with much fun and laughter and provided me with a very special week-long birthday party which will be much talked about in the years to come. The house suited us perfectly and it would be lovely to repeat it all over again. ...we had a brilliant week and found The Cleeve a warm and comfortable ‘home from home’. Not too precious that you couldn’t relax but perfect for family parties. SP.

19th November 2009.

♦ I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the amazing stay at the house, everything we needed was supplied plus added bonuses of open fires, an aga, jacuzzi, comfy beds, soft towels and a dishwasher made it feel like a luxury hotel. I have recomended you to anyone that will listen and I know all 20 other people had a fantastic stay. It's a real rarity to find such a big house let alone one that has been finished to such a high standard and it made my 30th Birthday unforgetable. I am already jealous of the next people who get to stay there, so thank you. KS.

13th November 2009.

♦ Just to say we thoroughly enjoyed our week at The Cleeve... DF.

6th November 2009.

♦ Just a quick message to say how much we enjoyed our week at The Cleeve. LH.

1st November 2009.

♦ Had a fantastic stay at The Cleeve. W family.

1st November 2009.

♦ Had a really great time... enjoyed our stay here and loved all the activities... hopefully back next year. D (age 9)

1st November 2009.

♦ Thanks so much for lending us your amazing house over the weekend... loads of people saying how amazing it was!! The views were incredible and the house had everything - nothing missing. CT.

23rd October 2009.

♦ I write to tell you just how much my family enjoyed our stay at The Cleeve. We chose the house to host a family reunion for three... aunts and two other generations. The Cleeve proved to be the perfect venue, with a dramatic location within a beautiful part of the... countryside. I would like to congratulate you on the beautiful interior décor and the very high standard of all the fixture and fittings. I don’t think we have ever stayed at such a well equipped house before. The bedrooms were so comfortable and comfortable it made rising each morning a challenge. All of us enjoyed our communal evening meals in such a cosy setting. We enjoyed a number of excellent walks in the surrounding hills, and along the beach to Porlock Weir – all in all a very magical place. I would have no hesitation in recommending The Cleeve to others, and we look forward to returning ourselves. RL


♦ ...we had an absolutely fantastic time at the Cleeve this weekend and the reunion was a great success. We will definitely recommend our to our friends. ...a beautiful house , in a beautiful location, beautifully decorated and fitted out. BL.

16th October 2009.

♦ We had a wonderful week and Dickie had a great eightieth birthday. We loved the house (the grandchildren wanted to live there!) and we did some lovely walks. It was quite the best house we'd stayed in... Thank you again for the lovely welcome pack and all your help. We just hope we can do it again some time. We truly found The Cleeve a welcoming and special place to stay and cannot think of anything that you could have done to improve our time there. YB.

2nd October 2009.

♦ Thank you, we all enjoyed a fantastic time at The Cleeve last weekend. The house is beautifully refurbished to a very high standard. The facilities were excellent and comfortably managed to cater for all of the needs of our party. The village of Porlock is a lovely village that has everything we required... We were very impressed and would definitely return again in future years. JH.

4th September 2009.

♦ Thank you very much everyone has had a great time and the house and area are fantastic! CN.

8th August 2009.

♦ What a beautiful house you have there! We all thoroughly enjoyed it... and managed to get out every day to see the area. I will happily recommend The Cleeve to my friends, the standard was excellent. The {commercial} dishwasher was a real bonus for the kitchen crew and it could not have been better equipped. ...very many thanks to you and the local guys for making our holiday one to remember. I will have to work very hard to match the standards for next year! It really was one of our best houses so far and we’ve been doing this with the group for about 10 years!


...we had a great week at The Cleeve. It was the best holiday let we have ever had - brilliant location and so well equipped! Really hope we'll be back at some point. LP.

31st July 2009.

♦ We had a really super time... Everyone said what a fantastic house The Cleeve is - it was absolutely perfect for us. I asked my brother and sister if they had any comments to make - all good you will be pleased to know. We thought the facilities were great (thank heavens for the Wii!) and the kitchen was really well equipped - we couldn't believe the amount of cutlery. All the bedrooms and bathrooms were very tastefully decorated and comfy. I feel sure that we will want to go back at some point in the future - we have lots of "Big" birthdays coming up in the family and we all think it's a fantastic way to celebrate together. DR/JR

24th July 2009.

♦ The house is an absolute hit and everyone wants to move here. SC.

11th July 2009.

♦ I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for all your excellent assistance prior to our recent holiday at The Cleeve. The group had a wonderful holiday at your magnificent and superbly located house. The house is so spacious and the views over the village green are fantastic, that it is easy to lose yourself for hours watching the world go by. Just as holidays should be. The kitchen seemed to have every single utensil available to man!!!! Everything is simply catered for inside and out. Our three year old was over the moon to discover a trampoline until that is he further discovered and became a huge fan of croquet! After approx 15 years of group holidays yours is the first accomodation that the group are seriously considering returning to, possibly next year, so impressed were we. Thank you once again. We are already telling friends and family about the little, or should that be huge, gem that we have found. SE/RE.

4th July 2009.

♦ ...we had a really fantastic time... It all went very smoothly and the house was perfect for a weekend away with the family. ...would have to recommend the chef... HP.

26th June 2009.

♦ I'm writing to thank you and say what a wonderful time we've all had at the Cleeve. We were blessed with fantastic weather and got out for a few long country walks, which were extremely enjoyable too. We found the house extremely comfortable and well equipped and had everything we needed for a great stay. TC.

19th June 2009.

♦ ...we were all very impressed with The Cleeve during our stay there this weekend. The whole family were surprised at the very high standard and the attention to detail. We really couldn't have asked for a better base for our family celebrations. In fact it was so good we never made it out to any of the local eateries that you so kindly recommended! TT.

11th May 2009.

♦ Thanks so much for a brilliant couple of days at The Cleeve. You guys have done a fantastic job with the place extremely enjoyable break... house and area both fantastic. LG/CB/LB/JM.

14th April 2009.

♦ We had a fantastic time at the Cleeve last weekend. The location and the facilities were excellent. We were really impressed. It really was a fabulous house, and really nicely furnished. JS.

3rd April 2009.

♦ We have just returned from our very happy and succesful visit to your wonderful house. The Cleeve is a great place, beautifully appointed and decorated, so well equipped and thoughtfully provisioned. We all had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. PB.

27th March 2009.

♦ The Cleeve is a fantastic house; Porlock a stunning village in a beautiful part for the world; and your service has been great... we had a brilliant weekend made by the accommodation. TP.

19th March 2009.

♦ We had a wonderful weekend at the Cleeve. The house was lovely, beautifully presented and the weather was fabulous. GS.

14th March 2009.

♦ Our friends, family and ourselves had a wonderful break in your lovely home. We very much appreciated the fabulous views, comfy beds, gorgeous sheets and tons of crockery and dishes. We all live hectic lives as do many nowadays and the break was just what we all needed. The medieval dinner... was also really good fun. Also the jester did a great job. BF.

23rd January 2009.