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Family & dog friendly 4 bed cottage with sea views, Porlock village, Exmoor

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Dec-2016
Cottage in Porlock, Exmoor National Park, Somerset, England, Log burner, 4 poster, sleeps 1-8 + cot. Ideal for exploring Exmoor's beautiful coast & countryside

Family and dog friendly spacious 4 bedroom self catering holiday cottage situated in a quiet location in Porlock, Exmoor National Park has breathtaking sea views Exmoor Holidays offers the perfect peaceful retreat to relax, unwind and explore the stunning Exmoor coastline and countryside by car, bicycle, horse, landrover safari, or on foot. Numerous footpaths including the South West Coast Path and Coleridge Way are all accessible directly from our doorstep.

For those wanting to get away from it all our large south facing garden with sheltered patio and sun terrace captures the sun from dawn through to dusk and is a haven of peace and tranquillity where one can quietly sit and listen to birdsong whilst the sun goes down.

Situated in a peaceful lane in the traditional Exmoor village of Porlock but only a couple of minutes walk from the historic Ship Inn and traditional Porlock village centre. Because the property is built on a hillside most of the accommodation is on the first floor, accessed via a flight of stairs. Bedroom 4 is on the ground floor with its own kitchen & lounge diner for 2, perfect for friends/families who wish for their own space or who require ground floor accommodation.

Rated as 4 star holiday accommodation by Quality in Tourism.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My mother purchased the property in the early 1980s and initially rented out the ground floor as a 1 bedroom apartment. When she was admitted to nursing home care we fully refurbished and redecorated the whole property to enable it to become a beautiful holiday home.

Having been brought up on Exmoor I love to return to stay in the house with my family as often as time allows, we therefore love the house not only as a holiday cottage but also as our own home.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for the cake and wine, they were very welcome after our journey. This was the first time of visiting Somerset and we have enjoyed every minute of it. There is so much to do and we have run out of time. The view from the windows is fantastic, its a dream place to live. The house was very clean and maintained. We met Chris the housekeeper who was very kind and helpful. It was home from home and we did not want to leave but we will come back and hopefully bring some of the family with us next time. Thank you so much



Thank you so much for letting us rent your lovely cottage home for this week. Both the village and the cottage are beautiful and we cannot tell you how much we enjoyed our stay. Your hospitality has been so kind and we will no doubt be sharing the name of your cottage with friends. Thanks again and we hope to return soon!



We’ve really enjoyed our stay. We have been coming to Porlock for many many years, this is our first stay at Maxwelton, and the best place we’ve stayed. We will definitely be back. Maxwelton is just perfect! Lovely garden, well equipped



Possibly the best accommodation we have had the fortune to stay in. We would love to have had more time here to explore the area. Great views from the kitchen and lounge. A pleasure to come back to each night and situated next to the pub which meant we didn’t have to go far for our entertainment. Very impressed with the cleanliness of the cottage and with all the facilities. Our comments to the housekeeper you do an amazing job. The house is immaculate.



Thank you so much for such lovely accommodation, spotlessly clean on arrival and a beautiful home made sponge! Grandad stayed downstairs in Bracken which suited him very well. We have visited Watersmeet (best tea room ever!), done the North Walk, had a cream tea at Bossington and hiked in Horner woods. The accommodation is amazing and we would definitely come here again – thank you!
Oct 2014
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6 Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Hampshire
5

Splendid!

  • 5 of 5

This is a splendid property suitable for the larger group if the two units are taken together.

The downstairs flat is suitable for a couple if used on its own, but when the connecting door is open you have the run of the whole house so ideal for a family with grandparents or a separate couple staying with them.

When we went in March it was just the two of us and we just had the downstairs flat, but in August there were eight of us so we just used the downstairs flat for sleeping in and spent the rest of the time upstairs with the rest of the family.

The pub next door is handy for evening meals and they do an excellent local cider. We also had fish and chips from the village fish restaurant and found the Costcutters and Spar shops handy for local shopping. Otherwise we went to Morrisons when we were in Minehead.

As for things to do, a week is nothing like long enough! We went up and down Porlock Hill a few times (low gear NOW!) and visited Exmoor, Lynmouth, the Valley of the Rocks, Watersmeet, Tarr Steps, Dunster Castle and Watchet. We went to Watchet on the train using the West Somerset Railway from Minehead so didn't have to worry about parking in Watchet.

The beach at Minehead is good for the kids, although parking can be a problem in August. The loos for Minehead beach are a bit inadequate and leave a lot to be desired.

I think that was our only gripe. Other than that it was a splendid week and I have no hesitation in recommending Maxwelton and Bracken, either together or individually, to anybody. I can also recommend Porlock as a place to stay for touring the area and visiting all the attractions that West Somerset and North Devon have to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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london
5

Perfect break

  • 5 of 5

The house was very well equipped - everything was good quality , unlike in many rental houses. We had clear instructions, the house was beautifully clean and spacious and the location was very peaceful. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting a review of your holiday with us. We appreciate your comments and hope that you will return to stay with us again in the future.
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5

Cosy house with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Maxwelton. The house is comfortably furnished with fabulous views. It was convenient for the village and nearby walks. We are hoping to book up for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our cottage. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and are hoping to return to stay with us in 2017.
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5

Easter break

  • 5 of 5

We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay in maxwelton and bracken cottages. It was lovely and warm when we arrived and there was everything there that we needed. The view was glorious. We would definitely like to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the time you have taken to leave feedback on our cottage and are delighted that you have booked to return for Easter 2017 when we look forward to welcoming you back. Jacquie
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5

A lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This house perfectly suited our needs. It's spacious and very well furnished with

plenty of room to park two cars.

Stunning views out to sea.

Porlock is a great location. Plenty of places to eat out and all of them very good.

One of the best holidays we've had.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the time you have taken to leave feedback on our cottage and are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves and describe it as being "one of the best holidays you have ever had". We would love to warmly welcome you back to stay with us again in the future. Jacquie
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5

Summer Holiday in Porlock Village

  • 5 of 5

The property provided all the necessary comforts (and more) that we required. A wonderful spacious house with excellent facilities. A truly amazing location on the edge of Porlock village. Situated close to all amenities and in walking distance of beach and local footpaths. We just loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sparing the time to review of our house in Porlock and for your positive feedback on the location and facilities, it is much appreciated! Jacquie
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Ship Inn, Porlock at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Porlock Beach is less than a mile from our house. Beautiful woodland/coastal walks accessible from our cottage to the charming historic harbour of Porlock Weir situated approximately 1.5 miles from Porlock village. It is a stunning location to sit and enjoy a glass of wine at one of the restaurants or pubs whilst watching the sun go down. By car Lynmouth Harbour is popular with guests. Picnics and paddling are popular along the River Barle, Wimbleball lake provides watersports

Travel:

Porlock is situated on the Exmoor Coast in West Somerset, 6 miles from Minehead, 28 miles from Taunton and 30 miles from Barnstaple.

Directions

By Road

Exit M5 motorway at Bridgwater J24 continuing on the A39 or exit M5 at Taunton J25 following the A358 to Williton and join the A39.

The A39 will take you to Porlock.

By Coach

Seasonal National Express coach changing at Minehead for Porlock.

By Rail

To Taunton main line station, continue by bus changing at Minehead for Porlock

Distances:

Porlock is surrounded by many beautiful villages with thatched cottages, glorious gardens, unique shops, heather clad moorlands, sparkling streams, rivers and lakes, ancient woodlands, archaeological sites, beaches and dramatic coastline.

Porlock Weir 1.5 miles

Spectacular drive to Lynmouth, Lynton & Valley of the Rocks (10 miles approx)

Dunster Castle (8 miles)

Tarr Steps (15 miles)

South West Coastal Path and Coleridge Way

Horner Woods (2 miles)

Dunkery Beacon

Minehead 6 miles

Further Details:

Porlock is a charming, picturesque traditional Exmoor village with a strong community spirit located in West Somerset, just a few miles from the Devon border at close to the Devon border in the heart of Exmoor National Park which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. steeped in history and with an abundance of wildlife. Exmoor is the home of the Red Deer and Exmoor pony

Nearby there is a good choice of restaurants, cafes and public houses, as well as art galleries and local crafts.

A wide range of sporting activities are available locally including horse riding; fishing; kyaking; sailing; shooting; fishing; cycling.

The peacefulness and beauty of Exmoor inspires creativity making it very popular with artists, writers and photographers.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 20
29 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£360
for 2 nights
From
£180
£700
 
 
Rate 21
22 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
£1,080
 
 
January 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 14 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
From
£140
£600
 
 
Rate 1
15 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£360
for 2 nights
From
£180
£630
 
 
Feb - March 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£360
for 2 nights
From
£180
£685
 
 
March 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
£775
 
 
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£895
 
 
April 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£895
 
 
May - June 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,185
for 7 nights
£1,185
 
 
August 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Sept 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Sept 17
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
£1,000
 
 
October 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Nov - Dec 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£370
for 2 nights
From
£185
£850
 
 
Xmas/New Year 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
£1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£999
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
This listing and pricing is to rent our house as one 4 bedroom property (advertised elsewhere individually as Maxwelton & Bracken apartment). Contact us by telephone or email to confirm price and availability. A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking, with outstanding balance due 45 days prior to arrival. Your booking is not confirmed until your deposit has been received.
Additional Charge for dogs per week - 1 dog £25 - additional dogs £10 each - maximum of 3 well behaved dogs accepted in the accommodation
Changeover Day:
Peak summer season Saturday changeover, minimum stay 7 nights, (unless late availability offer). Christmas/New Year and Easter minimum stay of 5 nights. Outside peak season flexible arrival day, minimum stay 3 nights, but no changeovers on a Monday or Thursday as housekeeper not available.

Notes on prices:
Dogs welcome (maximum of 2 large dogs, 3 small dogs) - subject to owners agreeing to our terms and conditions about dogs. Additional charge of £25.00 per week for 1 dog, £10 per week per dog for additional dogs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The views from the upstairs of our accommodation across Porlock Bay are magnificent. In clear weather you can view right across the sea to Wales, and often watch hang gliders from the lounge window who take off from Hurlstone Point. The charming traditional village of Porlock is very friendly with a strong community spirit and hosts many events to suit all ages throughout the year. Dogs are welcome in many establishments and there are numerous walks directly from our doorstep. There is a good selection of traditional English pubs, restaurants and shops nearby. Exmoor is home to a wide variety of wildlife including red deer and Exmoor ponies.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Downstairs bathroom contains bath, over the bath shower, wc and wash-hand basin. Upstairs bathroom: with bath, shower, wc and wash-hand basin. Ensuite w.c. Bedroom 1 WC with wash hand basin at the bottom of the stairs.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1:4 poster double bed,sea views, en-suite toilet Bedroom 2:Super-king bed, garden views Bedroom 3: Twin bed room which can be made into super king bed on request, TV/DVD player. Bedroom 4: double bed ground floor room

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Free off road parking. Free Wifi. Well behaved dogs welcome (maximum of 3) - additional charge of £25 per week for 1 dog, £10 per week for additional dogs. Outside: Large secure private garden with patio with seating and barbecue. Guests are welcome to use herbs from the herb garden. Sun terrace with seating for 2 and sea views. Utility Room: Contains washing machine/tumble drier; dishwasher; large fridge/freezer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and bath towels provided. Travel cot, high chair and stair gate available on request. Please supply your own bedlinen for travel cot. Other: Sheltered secluded patio, sun terrace and lawned area. Gate secures patio area for young children or dogs when required. Fabulous sea views from top of garden. BBQ

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