Quay Cottage, Porlock Weir
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
There's no two ways about it - Quay Cottage is iconic; if you have been to Porlock Weir, you will undoubtedly recognise this cottage.
We are delighted to offer this deceptively spacious thatched property in the heart of Porlock Weir for your holiday destination. Overlooking the harbour on one side and a private walled garden backing onto the beach on the other, this really is a unique property that just radiates character and charm.
Quay Cottage sleeps up to 5 people; there is a double bedroom, small single bedroom and bathroom upstairs. Downstairs is a large sitting room with open fireplace, dining area with adjoining kitchen, a twin bedroom and bathroom with shower attachment over the bath. Sliding glass doors from the dining area lead into a private garden with further seating.
Two designated parking spaces are situated across the footbridge at Porlock Weir, approximately 75 metres walk.
Appliances and equipment
Quay Cottage kitchen is fitted with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave, electric cooker with ceramic hob. Other equipment includes toaster, kettle, a variety of kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses.
A television, DVD player and CD player is provided. Wireless broadband is available throughout the property.
A cot and/or high chair is available; please request them 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. Quay Cottage has central heating and there is also a open fireplace in the sitting room; kindling, matches and one basket of logs will be provided. Additional logs can be purchased from the hardware shop in Porlock.
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, and surface cleaner will be present in the property. One or two toilet rolls will be provided.
Outside the property
From the dining area patio doors open onto a courtyard area with outside table and chairs, beyond which is a private walled garden with raised decking and a swinging seat.
Designated parking for two cars is available at Porlock Weir, which is a short walk (approximately 75 metres) across the bridge at the harbour and onto Turkey Island.
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.
Quay Cottage is strictly non-smoking.
Porlock Weir is literally on the doorstep of Quay Cottage. 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 Quay Cottage 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 away. 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.
Asda and Sainsbury's offer an online grocery shopping and delivery service to this area; please ensure you are at the property for the time you have booked your delivery.
Arrival and departure
The property will be ready from 4 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.
Quay Cottage 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 and Easter). Please see our availability page for further details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private 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 unrivalled 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.
Situated in a quiet corner of West Somerset, Porlock Weir is nestled in a sheltered spot beneath the moor along the beautiful coastline - where the moor meets the sea.
Porlock Weir is one of the most beautiful places in Somerset. It is located 1.5 miles from the coastal village of Porlock and is in the heart of Exmoor National Park.
The port of Porlock Weir has a long and colourful history but today it's a quiet harbour and a thriving community that welcomes tourists every year, many of whom come to enjoy the pretty scenery, shops, tea rooms, great ale and award winning local cuisine.
Porlock Weir is a great destination for anyone looking for the perfect setting for a holiday in the great outdoors! There's so much to see and do, from short walks to long expeditions across the moors or horse riding, taking in a safari or sight-seeing at your own pace around the 'picture postcard' villages and hamlets.
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