F40 - Milbanke
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
a mile from Porlock Weir and 2 miles from Porlock, with superb views, is this semi-detached cottage converted from stables at the end of a no through lane within what was once the Ashley Combe estate (built for Lord Byron's daughter). The coastal footpath hidden behind the cottage leads through woodland, past former garden terraces and under old tunnels once connected to the main house. A private path leads in 150 yards to the pebble shoreline and sea beyond. The perfect location for walkers, nature lovers and silence seekers. Lawned terraces to the side and rear, steep in places. Opposite the cottage, large enclosed garden (table/chairs) with small stream (small children beware).
Inside, gentle colours and fabrics, designed for relaxation. Slate-tiled hall (loo, washbasin); utility room (washing machine). To one side, large living/dining room (open fire, TV/DVD, iPod dock) with wood floor and French windows to courtyard area and garden. To the other, kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer) with breakfast table. Upstairs, three bedrooms, all with lovely sea views over Porlock Weir – two double (5' beds), one with en suite shower-room (suite), and a twin; bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). Professional catering available. Dogs permitted in hall and kitchen only. Spring water. A wonderful, timeless place with some of Exmoor's best walks immediately from the door.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4 star.
The West Country region
Exmoor: exquisite National Park beside the sea: beech trees, sheep, wheeling buzzards and heather hills, from many of which you look over the sea to Wales and its mountains. Below are the most gracefully carved of steep oak-filled valleys where rushing, bouldered little rivers are paddleable and the red deer spend the winters, and perhaps the most dream-like rose-covered cottage villages of them all, where the pace of life is leisurely. At night, marvellously unpolluted skies for stargazing (recently designated an International Dark Sky Reserve).
Porlock Vale is one of the most beautiful farmed bits of England, Dunkery must be ascended, the area of The Chains is wild and wonderful for walking or riding; the Oare valley (Lorna Doone country) is an excellent place to take Granny for a visit to tiny, fascinating Oare church, a cream tea in Malmsmead and a sunset drive afterwards through the Valley of the Rocks to Woody Bay (if you drive well). Minehead, the main town, is good for sandcastles, has a Butlins (and a good golf course and a harbour) and isn't too big. Medieval Dunster is very pretty and has a fine castle (inhabited, National Trust); Dulverton, on the southern edge of the moor and popular with artists, has interesting shops and galleries; Culbone church, one of England's smallest, is worth walking to. Lots of good food pubs in 'hidden' villages, like Luxborough, where the welcome is warm and the atmosphere relaxed.
Porlock Weir: small pretty hamlet (restaurant, pub, shops) around a tiny, ancient harbour and pebble beach, 1½ miles west of Porlock. England's smallest church at Culbone is 1 mile away, and all around Exmoor's oak woods and heather hills -wonderful for walkers.
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1 Jul 2014
"Perfect in everyway"
We stayed here with a group of friends our annual Somerset break. We knew of Porlock Weir but didn't know of this hidden Gem!The house was well equipped but not cluttered, perfect for relaxing in… More
Thank you very much indeed for your kind comments. I am so glad that you had such a great holiday and we can't wait to welcome you back next year.
23 Apr 2014
Lovely setting near sea and wooded countryside.comfortable beds and well appointed house.A short walk leads to a dog freindly pub with great food in Porlock Weir… More
Thank you very much for your kind review. I am so glad that you and your canine friend enjoyed your holiday, and I hope we will see you again in the future.
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