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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

from £43 /night

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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

'Tangelwood' is located in Hawkcombe, just 3/4 of a mile from the centre of the village of Porlock. Offering luxury self-catering accommodation within the Exmoor National Park, it is ideal for walkers with direct access to many footpaths and bridleways.

The cottage comprises of a lounge dining room with TV DVD & CD player and a conservatory overlooking the garden. It has a well equipped kitchen and a downstairs cloakroom.. Leading from the conservatory is a spacious terrace, furnished with a table and chairs, which overlooks the garden There is also a separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer The first floor consists of a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and bathroom with bath and overhead shower.

It has been graded at '4 Star' by 'Quality in Tourism'. and given a 'Gold Award' for the 4th year in a row. The assessor noted that 'The cottage is furnished to very high standards and provides both comfortable accommodation and a beautiful location for guests'.

A traditional cream tea and selection of locally produced goods awaits to welcome you to 'Tanglewood'.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.2 km
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 DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

‘Tanglewood' is a very comfortably cottage which is furnished to a high standard .

It offers a well equipped kitchen, oil fired central heating and a cosy lounge complete with wood burner effect oil fired stove. There is a conservatory which leads onto the terrace overlooking the garden.

Separate laundry room, with washing machine and tumble dryer

Further details outdoors

A beautiful garden, with a decked terrace leading from the conservatory.

A fenced stream borders the edge of the garden.

Further details

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

We do however request they are confined to the ground floor, not allowed on the furniture and are not left alone in the cottage.

(Maximum 2 dogs)

About this location

The Somerset region

Porlock is a working village with a good range of shops selling local produce. It has several good pubs and restaurants. It is situated about 45 minutes from Somerset's County town of Taunton and 10 minutes from the Seaside town of Minehead.

There are many pretty villages to explore. Close by are the National Trust owned villages of Selworthy and Bossington with their lime washed thatch cottages, and a picturesque church and village green at Selworthy. A short drive brings you to the village of Dunster with its medieval castle, Yarn Market and working water mill. There are many tea rooms and restaurants within the village.

Situated on the North Devon coast, just twelve miles away, Lynton & Lynmouth are regarded as being 'where Exmoor meets the sea'. Leave the car at home and take an open top bus ride from Porlock to these North Devon towns.

The larger towns of Bridgwater and Barnstable are only 50 minutes away, whilst Exeter can be reached in about an hour and a quarter.


Described as "The Jewel in Exmoor’s Crown", Porlock is a traditional Exmoor village.

It is the perfect base for exploring all that West Somerset and Exmoor has to offer.

Within easy reach there are numerous villages to visit, breathtaking views to see and Exmoor pursuits to experience, including the opportunity to fish, cycle or gallop your way across Exmoor!

You can also enjoy touring the National Trust villages of Selworthy, Bossington, Allerford and Dunster, all within a short drive, all with a good range of pubs, restaurants and tearooms for you to sample.

There is fantastic walking straight from the cottage ... up Hawkcombe to the heart of Exmoor, over Ley Hill to the high point of the moor, Dunkery Beacon, or up to the top of Porlock Hill for views of Hurlestone Point and Bossington Beach. Then within a short drive the remainder of Exmoor is at your feet ... moorland, woodland and beaches!

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Review 1-7 of 7

26 Jan 2015


"Cosy and comfy"

Not sure if this was our fourth or fifth stay in Tanglewood. The house is spotlessly clean, warm and well furnished, plus as usual there were welcoming flowers and everything required for a cream tea … More

23 Jul 2014


"Perfect holiday for dogs"

We've been to Tanglewood twice, once last Autumn, when the weather was pretty rainy, but we still liked it enough to go back in May, when the weather was wonderful.It's such a well thought o… More

29 May 2014


"Outstanding Views, very welcoming owners"

I stayed with my 17 year old teenage son and small terrier. for three nights.The house was found on a small track nearly a mile outside of Porlock and upon arriving we were met by the owner Glynis a l… More

19 Apr 2014


"Lovely cottage, fabulously peaceful location."

We've just returned from a wonderful week in this cottage, it's located 3/4 mile up from the village of Porlock so well within walking distance, although the walk down to the village is some… More

Thank you for all of your great comments about our cottage, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again later in the year. We would however, 'politely' disagree with the comment that 'the kitchen was .. probably due for a deep clean'. We feel that this gives the impression that the kitchen was dirty which it is not. This is borne out by the fact that 'Visit Britain' have given the cottage a 'Gold Award' for the last four seasons, part of which covers the high standard of cleanliness, and the lovely comments in our visitors book by previous guests. We operate a rolling programme of refurbishment and the kitchen is due to be refurbished next winter so it may be a little dated - but we feel the comment is misleading and gives the wrong impression of our cottage.

15 Nov 2013



we have stayed at many cottages but this one was the best for location and peace and quiet. the cottage was very well equipped and was very well detached and the garden was secure for o… More

Many thanks for your lovely comments about 'Tanglewood', we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
With regard to your comment, we would like to point out that the majority of the road that provides access to 'Tanglewood' is tarmaced with the final stretch being a bridleway. The owners of the 6 properties further up the bridleway do not all have '4 x 4's and do not have a problem reaching their houses. We have a Renault Scenic and have not had a problem and one of our regular guests even brings his beloved Morgan sports car on holiday.

11 Nov 2012


"Our views on Tanglewood - Porlock"

I have been going to Porlock for over 40 years and in recent times have stayed in Tanglewood with my wife 6 times (plus daughters and their husbands on 2 seperate occasions) As a family when our children were much younger we used to visit Porlock every year and have stayed in a number of self catering units.
For most of the 40 years I didn't realise that the road in which Tanglewood is located actually existed. That says something about the peace and tranquility which one can experience whilst staying there
Each time we have been in Tanglewood it has been out of season (February and October) and the house is very warm and cosy. We have been there in the rain, wind, snow and fog (Sun also!!) and never felt that the heating wasn't good enough - which can be an issue with some properties
The small conservatory is bright and ideal for reading during the day. Having a glass roof enables full appreciation and benefit to be obtained from the views of the trees around the wooded combe in which Tanglewood sits
The walk into the village is not a problem for us and in fact provides a useful and semi compulsory excercise routine on those lazy days.
Some may find the access road not as smooth as they would like but rest assured I am fussy about how my car is treated and taken in the appropriate gear at the appropriate speed it presents no problem at all and the locals who live in the same road are up and down to the village regularly.
I think having been back to Tanglewood six times really says more than all the words I could write - if we didnt like it we wouldnt have gone back.

8 Mar 2012


"absolutely lovely, will be back"

We were looking for accommodation in the Porlock area and were so very lucky to have found 'Tanglewood'. The situation is lovely (although the last 100 yards of the 'road' up to th… More

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  • 7 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:13 Mar 2015

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