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Character Holiday Cottage Porlock, Somerset.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Porlock, Somerset, England - Ideal Location, Walking Distance To Beach, Village And Exmoor National Park.

Rencott is a carefully presented character cottage situated on the edge of the delightful village of Porlock. Set within a wooded combe, and within an easy and safe walk to the village, it makes an ideal base for a holiday in Exmoor National Park. There are coastal, moorland and wooded riverside paths all accessible directly from the front door.Pubs, restaurants and shops are all within a safe and easy walking distance. The cottage has a pretty garden from which to enjoy the views, off-road parking and a garage. It has a cosy beamed sitting room with wood burner, a large kitchen with room to dine in comfort including bespoke handmade units. There are 3 bedrooms ( 2 x doubles plus 1 x single ) a slate floored bathroom which contains a separate walk-in shower.

Cliff or Gill
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2018

About Cliff or Gill

We are a couple with a grown up family and fell in love with the area during a number of holidays. We both enjoy walking in the beautiful scenery of the area and continue to visit as much as possible.

Cliff or Gill purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Cliff or Gill chose Porlock

The cottage is a peaceful, relaxing house which giving access to wonderful walks from the doorstep, spectacular countryside, coastal paths, moorland expanses and pretty villages. It is perfectly located for easy walking access to the village.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage offers country character as well as comfort in a convenient location. We have tried to create a peaceful 'home from home' in which our own family and our paying guests can relax and enjoy this beautiful area. It can accomodate a family or a group of friends yet is also ideal for a couple.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The following comments are from our visitors book, retained within the cottage:

"A perfect spot in a delightful area"

"Wow, I would recommend your cottage to everyone"

"A fabulously homely and comfortable stay in your gorgeous cottage"

"A real home from home"
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Porlock in Porlock

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom - Upstairs bathroom with slate floor tiling, roll top bath, wash basin, separate walk-in shower within bathroom. W.C.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 ( 3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King Size bed. Bedroom 2 - Double bed. Bedroom 3 - Single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • ski pass optional
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Rencott is situated in a quiet area within easy and safe walking distance of the village. It is ideally suited to families and although a three bedroom property it is also ideal for couples. One well behaved dog is welcomed (downstairs only please, stairgate available). Non smoking. Outside: The cottage has a pretty front garden with space to sit and enjoy the view of the wooded combe. Seating provided. There is space in the driveway for one car. There is a further parking bay belonging to the property immediately in front of the garden wall. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer in utility area of integral garage, accessible directly from kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels included. Other: Hallway with additional seating. Enclosed and tiled entrance porch with coat and boot storage. Garage for secure cycle storage. Good mobile reception most networks.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Lovely Rencott

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for one week in this well equipped cottage in the lovely village of Porlock. This is a cut above the usual holiday accommodation. It has every amenity you could want including quality bed linen and what appeared to me to be new beds. The owners are generous to their guests by providing lots of little extras including tea, coffee biscuits and milk for when you first arrive, boxes of tissues in each guest room and leaving basic kitchen stuff such as washing up liquid, tea towels etc. It had been cleaned to a very high standard (something you don't always find) and I would highly recommend this accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Despite the weather we had a most enjoyable stay at Rencott. Very much a home rather than a holiday cottage. It was perfect in every way. Everything you could possibly need had been thought of. We would highly recommend this cottage for extremely comfortable and relaxing stay.

Close to all amenities. Great walks from the doorstep and within easy reach of Dunster, Dulverton, and the wonderful Exmoor landscape.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful cottage in peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage for a weeks walking and it could not have been bettered. The setting is beautiful and peaceful with just the sound of water from the many streams in the area. The cottage is well equipped and tastefully decorated with comfortable beds and lots of little extras such as logs for the wood burning stove, biscuits and milk on arrival. There are lots of walks right on the doorstep and the 10-15 minute walk into the village is lovely, passing by beautiful cottages and a watermill. My 83 year old mother could do the walk into the village but low energy levels meant she couldn't walk back so easily (it is mostly level with a slight incline when walking back up), so a car would be good if you have older or not so able bodied people in your group. Everything you need is in the village with lots of places to eat. The bottom Ship at Porlock Weir is a great pub with friendly staff and good food. We would love to stay again as we had such a relaxing week. Thanks to Cliff, whom we didn't meet, but who made booking a seamless process, and answered all my emails promptly.

Highly Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pre-Christmas Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable house in great location, house was well maintained and clean. Plenty to do and see and great walks right on your doorstop. Easy ten minute walk to shops and restaurants. Would recommend the Castle and The Royal Oak in Porlock Village and the Ship Inn at Porlock Weir for friendly and welcoming staff and great tasting reasonably priced food. We would definitely stay at this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfort and tranquillity in a perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Rencott so much a few years ago , that we knew it would be a perfect place to bring our parents to this summer. It’s a stylish and very well equipped cottage in a wonderfully tranquil setting.

We love the location - ideal for some lovely walks straight from the cottage or for a wander in to the village for a cream tea. We also love the comfort and decor of the cottage – just gorgeous- and wonderful to come back to after a long day.

In our opinion it’s a perfect holiday cottage and we'd love to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a very relaxing stay at Rencott. Both Porlock and the cottage itself were excellent - comfortable accommodation and splendid walks from the door. Just what we needed!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
5 Miles
Minehead Steam Railway / Taunton mainline
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Various restaurants and Pubs
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Porlock Bay
Car: not necessary

The nearest beach , the spectacular Porlock Bay is approximately 25mins walk away. It is a site of special scientific interest and can be easily reached by the pleasant footpath directly from the village. The bay forms part of the South West Coastal Path.The village sits on the newly extended Coleridge Way long distance footpath.

The large sandy bay at Minehead is approx 5 miles away.


Car not essential as all local amenities are within walking distance. There is a good local bus service plus the Exmoor


It is a 10 minute walk to the pubs, restaurants, post office, local museum and individual shops in Porlock.

Seaside towns of Minehead (5 miles) and Lynton & Lynmouth (12 miles).

Easy walking access to Exmoor paths and woodland. Easy walking access to Coleridge Way Long Distance Path, and South West Coastal Path.

Further Details:

Local Places of Interest:

Porlock Weir, is a nearby picturesque harbour with shingle beach, pubs and restaurants and can be walked to via a variety of footpath routes.

The National trust villages of Selworthy, Bossington, Allerford and Horner with beautiful thatched cottages and tea rooms are all also within an hour's walk or a 10 minute drive

The medieval village of Dunster with it's National Trust castle, craft shops and restaurants is approx 15 minutes drive

Dunkery Beacon (highest point on Exmoor).

Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre nearby at Allerford

Horse and Pony trekking on Exmoor available nearby.

Exmoor Safari's and guides can be organised in the Porlock Visitor Centre.

There is a small Local history museum in Porlock.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Porlock, Somerset

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
Enquiries by telephone or e-mail to owner. 20% deposit secures booking

Remaining balance payable 8 weeks prior to start date.

Changeover Day:
Saturday preferred, but we can be flexible if other bookings are unaffected.
Low season short breaks available. (Contact owner for prices for short breaks)
Arrival time 3.30pm
Departure time 10.30am

Notes on prices:
Low season short breaks available.
Two person (under-occupancy) discounts sometimes available.
Contact owner for prices on short breaks and discounts.
Additional charge for one dog: £15.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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