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Parsonage Otter Stables, converted stable In stunning rural location, sea view



Updated: 23-Aug-2016
Cottage in Culbone, Nr. Porlock, Somerset - Peaceful Location, steeped in history in glorious hillside position

Sleeps 3 (I double bed + 1 single bed). This is a Friday to Friday let (cottage ready from 3pm onwards). Open plan living room and kitchen dining area. Parsonage Otter Stables offers a perfect base for touring or walking on Exmoor. It is secluded, yet just 16 mins drive from the pretty village of Porlock and around the same driving time to Lynton/Lynmouth. Cosy in Winter and beautiful in Summer, set in lovely scenery with a private garden.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Jeremy's family have been in the house since 1949! Today, Jeremy & Paivi Payne have been refining their holiday properties for several years, and are still trying to improve every week and year! After many good years with Cottages 4 You and Welcome Holidays, we're finally in a position to run and man the house for ourselves!

Jeremy is a former advertising copywriter and Paivi is a teacher. They have travelled extensively and worked for many years in Hong Kong. They are accompanied most of the time by the noisy Wooster, a miniature Schnauzer, and their troupe of chickens. Whatever you need to know about walks, restaurants and other local stuff, if we're around we're always happy to tell you! Oh, and you can order freshly baked bread and home made marmalade for breakfast from us, too!

Speaks English, Finnish

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a wonderful long weekend staying at Parsonage otter stables, the accommodation is charming and cosy. Location was excellent and was ideal for some great walks with the dog. There are some really good places to eat nearby. We will definitely use this property again. Jeremy the owner is really friendly, if you need to know anything he can help." Heather, London

"Wonderful welcome, home from home atmosphere. Very few locations like it! Excellent for recuperation, an antidote to city life! Rolling hills, gentle on the eye! Waking up to birdsong. Excellent walking. Perfectly simple and hassle free! Felt perfectly safe. Loved every minute!!" Morag, Glasgow

"Beautiful quiet location, lovely owners. Cottage was exactly what we needed with our terrier in tow. Fantastic pub nearby. Great walking from the door. Thanks for a really restful holiday ;)" Marion, Hindhead
Apr 2015
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From the Owner

It may be remote for some, but we absolutely love living up and away on the hill, far from the madding crowd. It can be wild in Winter, but that's part of it's charm, coming home to a warm supper and a cosy fire. In Summer, Exmoor can be almost breathtakingly beautiful - it's surely British tourism's best kept secret. Maybe it's time you discovered it for yourself!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Culbone Inn, 5 mins from us at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Taunton Station at 30 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 30 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Culbone Inn, 5 mins drive from us at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Porlock Weir at 5 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Right on the Coleridge Way, the property is ideal for walking holidays on Exmoor. It is also a magnet for stargazers, with some of the best dark skies in the country. Riders are offered a variety of options from pony trekking to all-day hacks across the moor, at numerous local equestrian establishments.


Porlock Weir and nearby Bossington have pebble beaches. For sandy beaches, the best options are in Woolacombe and Saunton Sands, North Devon, just 50 mins drive away.


Nearest airports are Bristol (1 hr 45 mins) and Exeter (1 hr 30 mins.)


Beautiful Exmoor is ALL AROUND YOU!

Porlock Weir, with pubs and restaurants, is about 10 mins drive.

Porlock is about 16 mins drive, with gift shops and a variety of pubs.

Picturesque Lynton/Lynmouth is around 17 mins drive, with cliff railway, 'Power of Water' exhibition, and cute shopping streets and restaurants.

Further Details:

We are just 5 minutes from 'The Culbone', an award-winning local bistro/pub. See: www.theculbone.com and about 20 minutes from the 'Cross Lane House Hotel', see: crosslanehouse.com , for fine dining.

There are two mini-markets in Porlock and supermarkets (Tesco & Morrisons) in Minehead which WILL deliver if you order online.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nov-Dec 2016
25 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
Please call 01643 862234 or email rexthesaurus@hotmail.com - on confirmation, please send 20% deposit within 1 week to secure your booking. Please address it to: J Payne, Parsonage Farm, Culbone, Nr Porlock, Somerset, TA24 8JN
Balance due on arrival, cash or cheque. (No credit card facilities yet).

Changeover Day:
Friday is changeover day.
Arrivals after 3pm
Departure 10am
(In off peak times, changeover day may vary)

Notes on prices:
In low season, if you see that the time you wish to visit is 'available', please email rexthesaurus@hotmail.com or call 01643 862234 and we may be able to arrange a short break.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

For lovers of great walking, dark skies and beautiful countryside, there can be few places like it! It really is unique, a moorland gem - yet it's not too far from great restaurants, tourist attractions and shopping.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic


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


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


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

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • 1 bathroom, wc, bath with hand-held shower.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with single bed. (Trundle bed pulls out from under single bed to add another bed for a kid, if required.)


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


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: Well stocked private garden (across road from property) with picnic table, ideal for barbecues. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Property cleaned thoroughly at each turnaround. Those wishing for a two week break may request a full turnaround service on Friday.

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