Porlock holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and log fire

F30 - Porlock Vale House

from £570 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Cottage / 15 bedrooms / sleeps 30 Home 197166

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Cottage / 15 bedrooms / sleeps 30

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

About a lane-mile west of Porlock,

a magnificent house dating from the 19th cent., hugely

enlarged by generations of the wealthy as a hunting lodge. Exquisitely

positioned with a superb wooded backdrop looking

out over the sea as the coast

circles gently round to the small picturesque harbour of Porlock Weir.Twelve acres of grounds and gardens surround the house,

full of mature trees, huge lawns (croquet, play area), small stream and

rhododendrons, all managed for maximum wildlife habitat; wisteria cascades from

the verandah, with the pebbly beach (excellent surfing for experts) only 250

yards away across two fields (yours to walk).Inside, a wonderful mix of

comfort, elegance and space. Curving drive to heavy oak front door with

slate-floored porch (for boots/coats); inner hall opening to heavily beamed

living room with leather chairs and handsome mantelpiece (woodburner).

Off this room, wood-panelled bar (glasses provided, bring your own bottles), a

rather splendid loo and two more living rooms, one suiting youngsters with

TV/DVD, children's snooker table, table football, and one elegant with French

windows to the terrace (barbecue), TV and terrific

views - just right for

evening drinks. Dining room with big bay window and same brilliant views;

large, functional kitchen with efficient commercial gas cooker, domestic gas

cooker, two dishwashers, microwave, washer-drier, freezer, commercial fridge and

access to large terrace.Lovely sweeping staircase up to

the first floor and eight bedrooms – four double (two with 5' beds, one with 6'

bed), four twin, all with either en suite shower-room (suite) or bathroom

(suite). More stairs (stairgates) to the second floor and seven more

bedrooms, all with either en suite bathroom (suite) or shower-room (suite),

many with terrific

views – four double (three with 5' beds), a twin, a single, and a room with three singles.Groups of

up to 16 people have the option of a lower rental without use of the second floor

(Ref. F30a).

Professional catering available. Friendly owners live on site and

are happy to advise on best walks; pretty pub, 1 mile. Fishing/shooting can be arranged. Damages

Deposit £500. Arrival after 4.30pm. Groups with more children than adults

not permitted. A superb family house.

Size Sleeps up to 30, 15 bedrooms
Rooms 15 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms of which 15 Family bathrooms
Access Car advised
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, Games room
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Furniture Double beds (7), Single beds (13)
Other Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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 Somerset 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 Vale: stunningly beautiful, romantic area with some of the best and most varied landscape of the Exmoor National Park, extending from Dunkery Beacon (highest point) to the sea and encompassing many picture-postcard villages, the largest being Porlock at the seaward end. Wonderful walking and pony-trekking.

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    Calendar last updated:26 Nov 2015

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