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Traditional Beehive Cottage, 2 Bedrooms Sleeps 4, Maybe the Best View On Exmoor.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Porlock, Somerset, England - Perfect Exmoor farm retreat, private Lane, only 1.5 miles to Porlock Weir

This captivating beehive cottage dates back to 1866 when built as an estate workers cottage. It is now part of a family run farm and sits in it’s own grounds at the end of a private lane. It has been renovated throughout to make it very usable and yet it has lost none of its cosy comfort. Yarner Farm Cottage sits at the head of the beautiful Worthy Coombe and has stunning views to Porlock Bay and beyond. The cottage is centrally heated throughout and has a wood burner in the living room. Logs and Kindling are provided free of Charge. There are two bedrooms; one twin and one double. The cottage sleeps 4 comfortably. Along with the bath/shower room, everything is on the same level with disabled access into the building. The Kitchen is Modern and well resourced. Outside is a spacious garden with picnic table and BBQ area, all surrounded by fields of Exmoor Horn sheep and Ruby Red Devon cattle. These fields lead on to beautiful, peaceful woodland walks and the cottage is is just minutes, through the fields, from the South West Coast Path. The cottage is a short distance from the rugged beauty of Exmoor's open moorland, perfect for walking, cycling, bird watching etc. And within easy distance of both the picturesque village of Porlock and the historic towns of Lynton and Lynmouth. Culbone church (the smallest church in England) is two miles through Culbone wood in one direction while the Culbone Inn is two miles in the other. History permeates this landscape and Coleridge is reported to have written Kubla Khan at Ash Farm, next door, which is farmed along with Yearnor by The Richards Family. Dogs are very welcome (small charge applies). Linen and towels are provided free of charge. From November to mid March we do offer shorter breaks at 2 weeks notice.


Owner
John Richards
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 May, 2017

About John Richards

Hi I'm John & with help from my little daughter & also my mother,father & uncle we run a traditional hill farm with native breeds, Devon Ruby Red Cattle and Exmoor Horn Sheep roaming the Exmoor upland pastures. We realise that we live in a uniquely beautiful part of the UK and would like to share it with others. I don't spend enough time standing & staring but when I do I see the ever changing beauty as the seasons roll on by & am thankful to be another generation to make a living from this place & I hope I can pass it on to the next generation to love it as I do.

Why John Richards chose West Somerset

If you want peace you will find it here. If you want a view which is awesome every day but also different every day you will find it here. It's a very special place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Carolyn and Pippa: 20 - 27 September



Thank you all for another wonderful stay in this idyllic place. Batteries are now recharged for the winter. See you all next year.



The Warings: 7-21 June



We have had a splendid fortnight; the sun has shone for days on end and we have walked and cycled miles. The countryside is superb and we have seen loads of fantastic wildlife. The cottage is the perfect place to come back to in the evening. Hope to see you again soon!



Matt, Mary and Rachel: 18 - 26 July



We've had an amazing time; lovely cottage, amazing view, and have been made to feel exceptionally welcome by the Richards.





The Clarenbones: 4-11 October 2014

A beautiful, peaceful location and a lovely cottage - The rain reigned and the wind blew, but the cottage was always cosy.



Most unusual guest - Porlock the tortoise has just rebooked for the fourth time...
Nov 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Minehead in Somerset

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • WC, bath and shower in bath. Towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One Twin One Double Cot and cot linen available on request
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes:
Outside: Lovely garden Surrounded by fields Patio with large picnic table BBQ available on request Utility Room: There is a boot/Coat room as you enter the cottage. Vacuum Cleaner Iron/Ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided Beds are ready on arrival. Changeover is available on the Saturday of two week breaks. Other: Equipped dining area in kitchen. High chair available on request.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Harlow,Essex
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with wonderful sea views.Peaceful and secluded yet not too far from the owner just in case you needed them.This is the best cottage and location that we have stayed in,everything is just perfect and we hope to come again as its like being in another world.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

fabulous cottage , breathtaking views with the valley down to Porlock Bay, sheep on the hillsides , bird life and so much more.wonderful 2 week stay ,peaceful and quiet , very comfortable with everything we needed , lots of hot water and heat, log burner if we wanted it.

no wifi and mobile phone signal hit and miss but when you have that view and the surroundings why need wifi , we can all manage!

Owners hard working farmers so pop in to check if you need anything but leave you alone.

lots of lovely places to visit in and around Porlock nice small village and Porlock Weir great as has pubs and eateries along with sailing boats and great views.

short drive to Lynmouth over Exmoor which in it self is breathtaking and then up the funicular to Lynton.

would recommend property and stay. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Most beautiful and the cleanest holiday rental I have ever stayed in. Huge thank you to Justine and John who are such a lovely couple. Most amazing view to wake up to every morning and the perfect location for exploring Somerset and Devon.

We very much enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful setting, great accomodation.

  • 5 of 5

Yarner Cottage is a well presented cottage in a beautiful location. It is clean and modern with everything you need for a perfect stay.

Waking up in the morning with the breath taking views was amazing! Going for a woodland walk (right on your doorstep) before breakfast, feeling like the only people in the world was also a highlight of the holiday. We would definitely stay again and would recommend this unique experience wholeheartedly.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London
5

A brilliant time.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time. We arrived mid-lambing which was wonderful to see. Despite being unbelievably busy Justine, John & Martha were the best hosts.

The cottage is great and the view unbelievable. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kent
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway. Lovely cottage. Lovely family. On hand if you want them and far enough away if you don't. Great for families, more so at 'Lambing' time. Will holiday here again. Great area for walkers too.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early summer
7 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
Bank holiday
28 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£380
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please Email or Call directly.

A deposit of 20% paid upon booking

Pay the rest before or on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our normal changeover day but we may be flexible in low season.

Short breaks are available November to March.

Notes on prices:
All prices given are for the full week. Please contact us to enquire about short low season breaks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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