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About Mariners Lodge

Country House B&B In the middle of Porlock Bay within Exmoor National Park. Outstanding sea views, where the moor meets the sea. TripAdvisor 5* rating

Flowers As Nature Intended

Today is the start of wreath making madness! Everything sourced from the hedgerows, woods and verges filled in with greenery and flowers from gardens and forestry – having asked for permission first! Caroline is a Constance Spry trained florist, with … Continue reading

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Autumn Light

One of the many joys of overlooking the sea is to watch the weather. As if by magic, so often, clouds part or cover at high or low tide. Today was no exception, dull, but with another high tide due, … Continue reading

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Squirrel Nutkin Got There First!

It’s mid October and 20c today with not a breath of wind – that’s to come! Time to tack up and attach the saddle bag, we’re going foraging again. What this time? Chestnuts we”ll just watch you scrabbling round in … Continue reading

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Gale Force Winds up the Severn Sea

Last night was very wet and windy here with gale force winds, heavy rain and flood warnings at Porlock Weir. Tucked up in the warm of Mariners Lodge, the panorama unfolded in the bay infront of us! I arrived home … Continue reading

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Snap Shot!

With the ever changing colours over the Severn sea, I try to have my camera charged. It’s so disappointing to rush to capture ‘the’ moment (and here, it’s often just a moment!), only to find I have a flat battery! … Continue reading

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Cold evening – great sunset!

It’s been a very busy summer here at Mariners Lodge. The warmth of early summer gave way to cooler wet weather as soon as the school holidays began. Why does that so often happen?! However, tonight is dry and quite … Continue reading

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Time for a ‘sundowner’?!

Anyone looking at friends and families posts from Porlock to Porlock Weir, could be forgiven for thinking there’d been a mass outbreak of plagiarism – luckily, there hasn’t. However, everyone’s out there ready to capture the best view of each … Continue reading

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Perfect Gentlemen!

The intense heat of last week may have dropped, but it didn’t stop the sun shinning on Porlock bay, Exmoor today! I often suggest to our B&Bs that they walk up the hill to sit on this bench directly above … Continue reading

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Apocryphal! 

With our country in post election meltdown,  Mother Nature has been sending us glorious signs! Time to have a break? Where better than Exmoor, where the moor meets the sea at Mariners Lodge, in the middle of  Porlock Bay.  As … Continue reading

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