The Coach House, Porlock Weir
House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The Coach House is ideal for couples looking to get away from it all with its unique modern style coupled with traditional charm. Only a stone's throw from the harbour at Porlock Weir, The Coach House is a fabulous base for walking, sightseeing and relaxing holidays!
The Coach House is comprised of a light and airy double bedroom with king-sized bed and adjoining bathroom upstairs. Downstairs is a large open-plan living room and dining area with a stone flagged floor and adjacent spacious kitchen. From the kitchen window you can take in the wonderful view of the Bristol Channel across to Porlock Bay.
Appliances and equipment
The Coach House kitchen is fitted with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, counter-top freezer, microwave, electric oven and ceramic hob. Other equipment includes toaster, kettle, a variety of kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses.
A television (with full Sky package), DVD player and CD player is provided in the living room and wireless broadband is available throughout the property.
A cot and/or high chair is available; please request these items when booking so we can make sure they are present for your arrival.
Electricity and heating
Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your accommodation. The Coach House has underfloor heating which is controlled by a thermostat and can be adjusted to suit your preferences.
Linen and towels
Bed linen, duvets, blankets and towels are provided for your convenience, but please bring your own beach towels if you wish to take towels with you on day trips. Bed linen is not supplied for the cot.
A small amount of tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits are provided to ensure you can have a hot drink as soon as you arrive. There may also be other non-perishable items like a salt, pepper and a few herbs or spices available.
Cleaning materials such as washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder and surface cleaner will be present in the property. One or two toilet rolls will be provided.
Outside the property
Directly outside is a private decking area with seating for you to enjoy the magnificent scenery and listen to the sea. The Coach House and The Stable Block share a private garden.
Secure off-road parking for one car is available directly outside the property, this courtyard is shared by The Coach House and The Stable Block (one parking space for each property).
Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement (maximum of 2). A supplementary fee of £25 will be added to your invoice. Please do not allow you dogs on the furniture or upstairs and do not leave them alone in the property at any time.
The Coach House is strictly non-smoking.
The harbour is the 'centre' of Porlock Weir, which is less than 1/4 mile from The Coach House. There are two restaurants (The Cafe and Miller's at the Anchor), a pub (all three are dog-friendly) and a range of individual shops such as tea rooms, Exmoor Glass and Studio 7 (imported beautiful textiles).
The village of Porlock is approximately 1.5 miles from The Coach House and boasts three pubs, two grocery shops, a traditional local butcher, chemist, cash machine, petrol station, hardware shop, visitor centre and a range of independent restaurants, shops and tea rooms.
Many of the shops in Porlock Weir and Porlock are open during traditional hours of 9 am to 5 pm, although hours are often extended during the summer season. Conversely, some shops also reduce their opening hours out of season.
Minehead is the nearest town, approximately 7 miles from The Coach House. Here you will find the larger supermarkets and petrol stations (Tesco and Morrison's are both situated on the outskirts of the town and have longer opening hours), most major high street banks with cash machines, plus a range of other shops throughout the town.
Arrival and departure
The property will be ready from 2 pm on the day of your arrival. Please depart by 10 am on the last day of your stay. Please leave the property clean and tidy so that we can guarantee it will be ready on time for our next guests.
The Coach House is available for week breaks (Friday to Friday) during the peak season (from May to September). Short breaks of three or four nights (from Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday) are available from October to April (excluding Christmas, Easter, etc). Please see our availability page for further details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
The West Country region
Exmoor really has something for everyone, it is a place full of contrasts; dramatic coastlines of plunging cliffs, sheltered bays and historic ports, wide open space and wilderness of the moors as well as the wooded valleys with quiet trails for you to enjoy. Exmoor is a holiday destination of unrivaled beauty and interest.
There is so much to see and do on Exmoor - here are some of our suggestions. The local Visitor Centres will also be able to provide you with a vast amount of information about the area and suitable attractions.
Porlock Weir has a quaint little harbour and its own unique charm; the port has a long and colourful history. Today Porlock Weir is a quiet harbour and a thriving community that welcomes tourists every year, many of whom come to enjoy the pretty scenery, shops, tea rooms, pubs and local cuisine. On a fine day, the South West Coast Path offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the fabulous views across Porlock Weir and the bay. The coastal footpath links up with many other walking trails including Culbone, home to the smallest church in England. One of the more unusual attractions at Porlock Weir is the submerged forest. At low tide, the remains of ancient tree trunks arise from the grey clay soil. These desiccated stumps are the last remaining evidence of a forest that, once upon a time, lay five miles inland.
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