…There was power all around, that power and that goodness. Over and beside us breathes the joy of hope and promise; under foot are troubles past; in the distance bowering newness tempts us ever forward. We quicken with largesse of life, and spring with vivid mystery…
R.D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone : A Romance of Exmoor
Locanda on the Weir is just over 3 hours drive from London or under 2 from Bristol.
We offer a choice of 5 bedrooms, 4 benefitting from delightful sea views across Porlock Bay.
Residents are invited to relax by the log fire in the Reading Room over drinks and snacks from the bar whilst enjoying the fine sea view.
Once a royal hunting reserve, the National Park boasts a large population of wild Red Deer and ponies, that freely roam the moorland and forests. The Park has 34 miles of coastline and has the highest sea cliff on mainland Britain.
Exmoor’s woodlands reach the shoreline at Porlock Weir.
The scenery of rocky headlands, ravines, waterfalls and towering cliffs gained the Exmoor coast recognition as a heritage coast. With its huge waterfalls and caves, this dramatic coastline has become an adventure playground for both climbers and explorers. The cliffs provide one of the longest and most isolated Seacliff traverses in the UK.
Exmoor National Park has been designated an International Dark Sky Reserve, the first place in Europe to achieve this prestigious award and only the second in the world.
It’s a land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural, heritage and public enjoyment.
On a clear night, over 4 thousand stars are visible to the naked eye and many more from one of our Telescopes