Cottage in Culbone, Nr. Porlock. Sleeps 4, peaceful location, steeped in history in glorious hillside.
Jeremy & Paivi Payne
- english, finnish
About Jeremy & Paivi Payne
Jeremy's family have been in the house since 1949! Today, Jeremy & Paivi Payne have been refining their holiday properties for several years, and are still trying to improve every week and year! After many good years with Cottages 4 You and Welcome Holidays, we're finally in a position to run and man the house for ourselves! Jeremy is a former advertising copywriter and Paivi is a teacher. They have travelled extensively and worked for many years in Hong Kong. They are accompanied most of the time by the noisy Wooster, a miniature Schnauzer, and their troupe of chickens. Whatever you need to know about walks, restaurants and other local stuff, if we're around we're always happy to tell you! Oh, and you can order freshly baked bread and home made marmalade for breakfast from us, too!
Jeremy & Paivi Payne purchased this Cottage in 1949
Why Jeremy & Paivi Payne chose Oare
It may be remote for some, but we absolutely love living up and away on the hill, far from the madding crowd. It can be wild in Winter, but that's part of it's charm, coming home to a warm supper and a cosy fire. In Summer, Exmoor can be almost breathtakingly beautiful - it's surely British tourism's best kept secret. Maybe it's time you discovered it for yourself!
What makes this Cottage unique
For lovers of great walking, dark skies and beautiful countryside, there can be few places like it! It really is unique, a moorland gem - yet it's not too far from great restaurants, tourist attractions and shopping.
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This was a beautiful house in the perfect, remote location. Just what we needed!
Lovely host; brilliant location; blissful experience; highly recommended!
Peaceful, beautiful views, great hosts
Lovely, historic property remotely located in some beautiful countryside. Despite the age it’s well equipped and very comfortable. The owners have obviously taken great care to ensure that guests have all they need. But they’re also on hand and very welcoming and helpful.
If there is one thing we’d change for our stay it would be the provision of a shower, although the bath was perfectly functional.
We stayed in November and the place was warm and cosy with the wood burner in the sitting room.
Highly recommended and we look forward to a return visit.
A homely property, with antique charm, set in a tranquil location, with stunning views!
This property is set is a beautiful and tranquil location and has stunning, uninterrupted views of Porlock Bay and surrounding hills. The property is homely and has lovely antique charm. A friendly welcome was received when we arrived. A wonderful holiday!
What a Great Escape!
Beautiful setting, we loved the peace and quiet. Very helpful and friendly hosts. Accommodation very clean, well equipped and wonderfully dressed. The area has lots of lovely walks and good places to eat. We had a good holiday!
Dear Julie, so glad you enjoyed yourselves, in spite of the less than wonderful weather! We very much hope to see you all again in the future :-) Jeremy & Paivi
A wonderful few days in this magical place
We took great care to choose a location which was remote, peaceful, with lots of walks, without the need for use of a car. We found it!
J & P made us feel so welcome. Little touches (of home-made bread and vase of flowers picked from the garden) were typical of their desire to make us feel at home.
Never felt more relaxed.
It was so peaceful and quiet.
Views from the secluded garden were breathtaking.
Proximity to the sea was a pleasant surprise and walks down to the coastal path were delightful.
The property was very clean, tidy and well equipped with everything we needed.
Special interest holidays:
This is an ideal location for walkers, those who wish to ride across Exmoor, and those keen on Dark Skies.
The cottage is 15 mins drive (or 1 hr walk) to the pretty coastal village of Porlock Weir. There is a pebbly beach, and much else to do and see. You are only 50 mins from the fantastic sandy beaches of North Devon, Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and others.
Nearest airports Bristol (1 hr 45 mins) and Exeter (1 hr 30 mins). A car is an absolute necessity here, although we have had holiday guests who arrived by taxi and were happy to stay in the property their whole holiday.
Glorious Exmoor is ALL AROUND YOU!
Porlock 16 mins.
Culbone Church 30 mins walk.
Dunster 25 mins.
Lynton/Lynmouth 17 mins.
Ilfracombe 1 hr.
We are just 5 mins drive from a great local pub/bistro 'The Culbone', which has award-winning food and is not too pricey. Ask the owner of Parsonage Farm Stables about our special discount arrangement for our holiday guests.