Porlock Weir holiday house rental with balcony/terrace, walking, fireplace and TV

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From the manager

  • House
  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies

Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

From the manager

Owlscombe is perfectly positioned on the coastal slopes of Exmoor with uninterrupted, panoramic sea views across the Bristol channel within a short stroll of the pretty harbour village of Porlock Weir and its amenities.

Owlscombe is a very special holiday home which is perfect for large family gatherings or friends getting together to relax or celebrate a memorable occasion.

The house is a magnificent, modern, 6 bedroom property with 6 bathrooms that sleeps up to 12 people and accepts pets. It makes the most of its unique, coastal position with floor to ceiling windows allowing light to flood in to the main “super room” where you will find a modern kitchen, large dining table and seating area to soak up the views. Recently renovated, the house boasts many eco friendly features; the underfloor heating and hot water is powered by the Ground Source Heat Pump and water comes straight from the depths of Exmoor via our own modern, filtered well.

Guests enter the house from the private, gated parking area. Inside the reception hallway you will find plenty of hanging space for jackets and a large oak bench where you can comfortably remove your shoes after those long, muddy walks.. Immediately off of the hall you will find a large utility room with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. A further door will lead you into the main, open plan living area with glorious double aspect views across the channel and gardens. The kitchen boasts a large Range cooker with double oven and induction hob, huge American style fridge freezer, walk-in larder, wine fridge and 2 dishwashers. The sociable kitchen has bar stool seating at the island and a further seating area with two sofas. The contemporary dining table comfortably seats 12 and sits adjacent to the double sided wood burner for those cosy, winter suppers. Beyond the intersecting fireplace you will find the TV room with two very large comfortable sofas and occasional chairs. Watch sports on the Sky TV package, choose a DVD from the library or settle down for a family game together. Enjoy the spotting scope for birdwatching, tracking boats up and down the channel or simply gaze into the night sky and appreciate why Exmoor has been named as Europe’s first Dark Sky reserve. The first of the double bedrooms is located on the ground floor which can be helpful for any guests who prefer this and is near to the separate downstairs WC and shower room.

On the first floor you will find 4 further bedrooms each with their own en-suites. A double aspect, King Size Master bedroom with shower room, balcony and floor to ceiling bay window enjoys spectacular views across Porlock Bay to Selworthy Beacon. A further King Size Bedroom and shower room with private balcony and views across the garden and bay to Hurlstone Point. A third double with large bathroom including a walk-in shower and double ended bath with views from the tub across to Gore point and finally the fourth double with garden views and ensuite round out the accommodation on this floor.

Stairs head up to the top floor via the glass roofed turret with further views across the bay and beyond. Here you will find a very large, open plan space ideal for teenagers or kids to hide away. A 7x4 foot pool and snooker table, PS4, games, dolls house, toys, comfy sofa and bean bags makes this the ideal den. Two single beds are tucked away at one end of the room next to the bathroom with a large shower cubicle and a further bath.

The gardens and grounds extend to nearly an acre and offer a variety of spaces to relax and enjoy. Immediately accessed from the house is the patio, with circular table and chairs comfortably seating 12, a Weber BBQ and a firepit for those night time marshmallow roasts. The main lawn is next to the patio where croquet and boules can be played under the magnificent, mature Magnolia trees. Here you will also find two paths leading into the woodland garden which is a delight for anyone with a passion for plants or a game of hind and seek. The paths continue on through the garden where you will find both a formal and wildlife pond, a woodland rill, a lawned glade and several quiet benches for you to hide away on with a book or maybe a glass.

A few minutes stroll down the quiet lane will find you in the pretty 15th century harbour village of Porlock Weir. Enjoy a pub meal at the family friendly local "The Bottom Ship" with its open fires, local ales and ciders, head over to Locanda at the Weir for their Italian inspired restaurant or enjoy South East Asian dishes from Exmoor’s best kept foodie secret at Ziang’s. Porlock Weir is also home to Exmoor Adventures who run a vast array of activities including kayaking, coasteering, mountain biking to name but a few. Arrange to be picked up from Owlscombe by one of the local Safari companies who will take you across the moor to see the ponies and deer that the area is famous for or head to the West Somerset railway for a journey back in time on their famous steam l

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: King Bed
  • Bedroom 3: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 6: 2 Single Beds
  • 5 En suites, 1 Shower room


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Interaction with guest

Dear guests, as owners who live close to the property, we can offer as much interaction as you would like. We would be happy to meet you at the property and help you "check in" or equally we can provide location and code details for the key safe to allow you to access the property yourself. Please feel free to contact us at any time for suggestions about activities, restaurants and local places of interest. We will of course make sure that this is all readily to hand in the property but for certain activities we would suggest booking ahead of time in peak season.



Cancellation policy

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

No refund

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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No smoking at this property

House rules

Dogs allowed but we kindly request they are kept downstairs and off of furniture.

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About the manager

Calendar updated:
25 Jun 2021

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English
This House has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 Jan 2019. Located in Exmoor National Park, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2691 to £6298.
The property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Jun 2021.


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90th Birthday Celebration
Nov 2019

We hired this house for the position and layout of the property as we took the family for a break to celebrate a 90th birthday . It certainly did not disappoint. It is in a superb position overlookin… More 

Reviewed 6 Nov 2019

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view the property manager's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send the property manager an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from the property manager through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. the property manager will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call the property manager before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send the property manager a message.

If the property manager agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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