Communal lounge
Laundry facilities
Social activities
Delicious meals

Rooms Available

We have one first-floor room with views of Bossington Hill and one large room with a separate bedroom available now, please contact us for further information or to arrange a viewing.

The Laurels was built in the 1600's, originally the house was a Doctors Surgery until it later became sheltered housing. The Abbeyfield Porlock Society was formed in 1980 and has since provided a home for older people.

Porlock is located in West Somerset on the coast, six miles west of Minehead. It is an area of outstanding beauty on the Northern edge of The Exmoor National Park. There is an active community served by good shops, a Post Office, Cafes, Hairdresser, Pharmacy, Restaurants, Public Houses and Hotels. Within easy reach of the house are St Dubricius Church and The Methodist Chapel as well as a thriving first school, Bowling club, Cricket Club, Tennis Courts and Recreation ground.

The Laurels has seven rooms equipped with a kitchenette and an ensuite bathroom with a toilet, wash hand basin and shower. One of the rooms has recently been refurbished, with french doors leading out onto the patio garden. We also have a flat available for couples or a single person wanting a separate bedroom.

We provide a peaceful, friendly atmosphere where residents can remain as independent as possible. We offer a range of regular social activities including coffee mornings, sherry mornings and garden parties.

The Laurels offers affordable, high quality living for older people who want to be as independent and self-reliant as possible without the worry of maintaining their own home.

Residents are required to look after themselves in their own rooms, with the benefit of two cooked meals a day in the communal dining room.

There is a communal dining room and a communal lounge with a large screen television for residents to enjoy if they wish. We also have amazon Prime so residents can watch a film if they wish. One of the major features of the house is our delightful garden, this is where we hold our annual Garden Party. 

Living at The Laurels means you get the best of Somerset life as we are located close to beautiful countryside and the coast. Just a short journey from the house are local amenities and some lovely eateries, cafes and National Trust properties.

The Laurels is managed by Abbeyfield Porlock Society.

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Talk to us about respite stays

Care Home

We're proud to offer respite stays at The Laurels, a short-stay that can be planned ahead, or in the case of an emergency, last-minute. Suitable for individuals seeking support following post-operative or hospital care, or whilst their regular caregiver takes a break, respite care can also be used as a way of introducing long-term residential care to a loved one.

At The Laurels our respite stays include:

24/7 care support from our qualified and friendly staff
Nutritious meals served daily (dietary requirements can be catered for)
Housekeeping and linen service
Daily Activities
* Respite prices may vary depending on needs

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What's included in the cost?

Spend time enjoying life rather than worrying about meals, maintenance and household bills. Living with Abbeyfield is hassle free, affordable and convenient making monthly budgeting simple and easy. Our price includes:

Lunch and dinner Lunch and dinner
Utilities - gas, water, electric Utilities - gas, water, electric
Internet access Internet access
On-site staff On-site staff
Security Security
Alarm system Alarm system
Garden maintenance Garden maintenance
Laundry services Laundry services

All this for just £1,300 - £1,700 per month*

*Occasionally what is included can vary by house. Please check with the house for full details. Depending on your personal circumstances you may be eligible for financial support to cover some of these costs

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