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Award winning luxury beach house. Coastal getaway with uninterrupted sea views.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury Beach House in Porlock Weir. TA24 8PD - Peaceful location, ideal for a family or group holiday by the sea. Luxurious and Romantic.

Weighbridge House is a million pound contemporary build with a touch of French

chic, nestled in a desirable location in the south of England.

You will find 5 comfortable sized bedrooms, in which 4 have king size beds. One of these rooms is a family room which also includes twin beds. The additional annex is a large comfortable twin. Most rooms have a private patio and bathroom. A ground floor bedroom with en-suite bathroom and patio has an extra wide door for wheelchair access. However there are five steps up to the communal area.

Enjoy spacious living within the open plan kitchen and huge living room.

A large adjoining balcony is perfect for alfresco dining and barbecues. Take in the uninterrupted sea views or watch the passing of boats in the harbour.

For your entertainment there is cinema room, table tennis and pool table, free wifi and sky tv.

Plenty of outdoor activities can be found locally including horse riding and golf. Beautiful Exmoor is right on your doorstep and waiting to be explored.

Weighbridge house is ideal for family or group holidays in a safe secluded surrounding, with local amenities at hand including shops,restaurants, pubs and tearooms.

The award winning Weighbridge House was been voted No 5 in Sunday Times, 50 coolest cottages and ranked in the telegraph top 10. It was also given the 'Best in the West' design award.

One well behaved dog allowed at owners discretion, please ask.

For more info and photos see https://www.facebook.com/devonbeachcottage

More Details

Owner
Joan Timmins
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Joan Timmins

I am a property designer and developer I love creating beautiful places for people to enjoy living in.

Many of my properties have been featured in magazines and TV programmes.

I am very much enjoying this new experience and I hope you do to.

Happy Holidays

Joan

Joan Timmins purchased this house in 2007

Why Joan Timmins chose West Somerset

Location, location, location.

I returned to this area after 40 years and found it unchanged and unspoilt. An award-winning stylish property in a unique position.

What makes this house unique

Peace, tranquility, relaxation, excellent local food, superb views. Take a coastal stroll before a fish and chips lunch or a hike through the moores then steaming venison pie dinner - this has to be one of the most relaxing and wholesome places in europe!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fantastic property with beautiful views!!! Would love to come back very soon :)
Dec 2016
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Amenities

Porlock Weir House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • Family shower double. Cloakroom with facilities. Bed 1 bath and separate shower. Bed 2 bath with shower over. Bed 3 shower. Bed 4 en-suite, contemporary all lime stone double shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 king size, truckle bed, bath, separate shower patio. Bed 2 king size, bath, shower over. Bed 3 king size, shower, patio. Bed 4 king size, patio. Annexe, twin beds, sea views.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Weighbridge House is a designer's dream, it has a contemporary theme with comfort in mind, underfloor heating and state of the art bathrooms. A magnificent kitchen, large comfortable sofas, log fires and a view to die for. Outside: Weighbridge House has one very large balcony overlooking the sea. This accommodates dining table, chairs and sun beds. There are two very private patios, two lawns all surrounded by pretty borders. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is changed weekly and towels also by request. Other: Cinema and games room with beautiful Italian furniture, surround sound and pool table, table tennis.

Reviews

4.5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Award winning luxury beach house. Coastal getaway with uninterrupted sea views.
average rating of 4.5 based on 21 reviews
5

A beautiful appointed house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Great house with a fab outlook across the weir. It had all the mod cons you could want, tastefully decorated large rooms and fabulous large kitchen living area, which suited our group. Made use of the games room, which was a fun extra. The iPod speaker (great sound) came in handy. Kitchen well stocked, had everything we needed. Very minor issue with the kitchen cooking utensils, which could be renewed...oh and an oven mitt. I've already been asked for recommendations, given without hesitation. My group really did have a wonderful time staying at Weighbridge House

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I will check which utensils need renewing and replace also oven mitt. Very pleased you all enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again. Best Wishes, Joan/.
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5

A wonderful house in a stunning area

  • 5 of 5

This place has been designed beautifully to fit a family and friends, cosy yet spacious, luxurious but with the rusticness of the countryside around! We absolutely LOVED it and will definitely be back ASAP!!!! Missing it already - thank you for a fab pre-christmas holiday!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your holiday.
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5

Fabulous stay- great home, great place

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy from the minute we walked into the house. For two of the days we didn't leave the village! Such a beautiful design and Exmoor is a fantastic place to stay too! We cant wait to come back! Also try the clam chowder in the near by cafe :)

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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3

Brilliant location but luxury wearing thin

  • 3 of 5

House in amazing location on the edge of the harbour with sea views. Exmoor unspoilt beauty all around (although the hills were a bit of a challenge for the walkers among us!).

Although still a luxurious property, it needs a bit of TLC to bring it back up to scratch. We were also disappointed that plumbing and electrical problems, notified to the owner two days into our stay, were ignored.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Diana, I am so sorry I did not receive any messages from you while you were staying in the house. It may have been because I was attending my daughters wedding in Asia and phone signal was none existent. Had you emailed me I would have attended to this matter immediately. The number for the electrician and the plumber are in the red information file on the island in the kitchen.They are both on call during the day and weekends. I take my maintenance team down to the house twice a year to paint, repair etc. They stay for the week and its' their favourite job. Once again my apologies. One of the five toilets in the house is a Saniflo. You can only put natural things and toilet tissue into this toilet. Very occasionally someone puts sanitary products, wet wipes etc, this ceases the toilets engine and causes the electric to trip in this bathroom. We have several signs in the bathroom hopefully this will not occur again.
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Rates & Availability

Porlock Weir House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
winter
Feb 17 2017 - Mar 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$248
From
$434
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,830
 
 
Easter
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 20 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$354
From
$546
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,482
 
 
Spring
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$310
From
$496
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,172
 
 
Spring
Apr 28 2017 - May 4 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$372
From
$558
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,482
 
 
Late Spring
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$319
From
$558
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,234
 
 
Early summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$558
From
$620
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,482
 
 
Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 13 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$478
From
$620
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,482
 
 
Summer
Jul 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$496
From
$683
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,854
 
 
Late summer
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 21 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$434
From
$558
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,234
 
 
late Summer
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 19 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$434
From
$472
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,110
 
 
half term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$558
From
$577
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,296
 
 
autunm
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$413
From
$434
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,855
 
 
Xmas New year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$558
From
$745
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,226
 
 
winter
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 8 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$248
From
$434
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,979
 
 
half term
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 26 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$360
From
$614
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,476
 
 
winter
Feb 27 2018 - Mar 22 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$261
From
$465
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,979
 
 
easter
Mar 23 2018 - Apr 12 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$385
From
$683
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,792
 
 
spring
Apr 13 2018 - Apr 26 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$354
From
$496
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,296
 
 
may bank
Apr 27 2018 - May 10 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$366
From
$620
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,420
 
 
spring
May 11 2018 - May 24 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$366
From
$620
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,482
 
 
may bank
May 25 2018 - May 31 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$372
From
$658
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,606
 
 
early summer
Jun 1 2018 - Jul 12 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$385
From
$645
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,730
 
 
summer
Jul 13 2018 - Aug 30 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$434
From
$683
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,978
 
 
Late summer
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 20 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$360
From
$620
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,482
 
 
late summer
Sep 21 2018 - Oct 18 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$360
From
$546
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,358
 
 
Half term
Oct 19 2018 - Nov 1 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$360
From
$620
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,482
 
 
winter
Nov 2 2018 - Dec 20 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$279
From
$434
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,986
 
 
Xmas and New year
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
$3,413
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,861
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $62

Booking Notes:
Application by telephone or email. 25% deposit with booking. Full payment 45 days prior to stay. Card payments accepted.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day would be Friday but we can be flexible. Arrivals 4pm. Departures 10am.

Notes on prices:
Ask about special offers when there are only two weeks to go to your desired date. One well behaved dog at owners discretion. Please ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Special interest holidays:

We provide special interest holidays; eg yoga and relaxation courses. Garden tours and tips on garden design. Art and painting courses. Cookery with a twist. Well known teachers.

Coast/Beach:

Weighbridge House is next to the beach with uninterrupted views. There are several more beaches within a short distance. Exmoor in all its glory is just behind us, use the steps at the side of Weighbridge to take you to another world. There are several riding schools closeby on the moors.

Travel:

Bristol airport is the nearest airport about 1 hour away. A car would be beneficial if only because of the opportunities to see such a beautiful landscape. We can arrange car hire. As you have a delightful pub, a Michelin star restaurant and an excellent hotel restaurant, plenty of walks on your doorstep. Porlock itself with its variety of shops, delis and restaurants within walking distance (there is a bus). You could manage without a car

Distances:

Dunster and its castle is a lovely place to visit approx 7 miles.

Minehead town approx 6 miles. Railway Stations at Taunton and Minehead. Taxi services from Minehead.

Lynmouth and Lynton wander the streets and be happy. Venicular railway to Lynton approx 5 miles.

Valley of The Rocks a must approx 6 miles.

The Moors behind Weighbridge and beyond.

Further Details:

The Ship Inn, Andrews on The Weir. Millers at The Anchor hotel. The Gallery Cafe bake the most wonderful cakes and serve delicious lunches.

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