We would like to drive from Bath to Dunster, then Porlock, then Lynmouth. We love Nat Trust properties and I think this area has 3 -4 we can visit. I was thinking about staying one night in each place to cut down on the driving. However, I have been reading about Porlock Hill (the toll road sounds worst to me). I have an extreme dislike (fear) of driving on steep roads with edges/drop offs. Can anyone tell me what this road is like in that respect. From Lynmouth we are going to Bodmin to spend a week there. Would it be worth doing a detour to avoid the A39. I have driven Bath to Dunster before and that was fine but I haven't been past Dunster. I am also wondering now about driving into Lynmouth. I may be anticipating this too much. The trouble is I now live on a small island with no traffic lights so obviously not much traffic and therefore driving in the UK more challenging.
Thanks so much.