Steve and Juliet live in Buckinghamshire but the property is looked after by West Country Cleaners a locally based company.
Owner purchased this House in 2017
Why Owner chose Porlock
We have always liked the Exmoor area, and looked at a lot of properties before finding this one. The property had been badly fire damaged some years before and when we came across it, it was in the very final stages of being refurbished ready to be used as a holiday let. The previous owner had done a first class job of all the major works, but had another project on the go at the same time, so, for reasons best known to himself, decided to sell this house, just before it was totally ready to start letting. Apart from the high quality finishes throughout, it was really the 4 spacious bedrooms, each with their own en-suites that attracted us. It's very nice to go on holiday with a group of friends or family, but often spoilt we feel, by too many people all trying to use, too few bathrooms. We have been together for over thirty years, and have always had at least one dog. The area of Exmoor is ideal for dog walking, and the house has been refurbished with dogs in mind. All of the downstairs is "wood effect ceramic tiles" which are tough enough not to suffer damage from dog "claws" and easy to keep clean.
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Great property for a family get together
First venture into hiring somewhere for two sisters their dogs and 85 year old parents to have a holiday together,so pressure! The Dog House ticked all our boxes and more.. great location just off the high street so the oldies could potter into town,while the marshes,Bossington and Porlock Weir were all walkable for us with the dogs. The house was clean, modern and furnished well,towels and bedlinen were soft and fluffy and having your own separate bathrooms was a big plus point for us. Once you get the hang of the parking arrangements which are at the back of the house,(I suggest turning your car to face out each time you park up) you realise how lucky it is to have your own spot! We love this area of Somerset as lots of places to visit quite easily from Porlock. We only managed to sit in the courtyard garden once, I'm afraid the inclement June weather beat us on that one! but nice seating and a big gas bbque meant I could picture sitting out there for a meal. So all in all I would really recommend a visit to this property.
Perfect holiday, excellent accommodation
The Dog House really is outstanding set in a beautiful village. We visited during half term, 4 adults and 4 young boys. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. The house itself is very clean, comfortable, it was like a home from home . Very well kitted out in the kitchen, washing facilities and the living area was very cosy in particular when the fire was lit. Porlock itself is a lovely little village with local pubs all serving beautiful food, a local shop, tea rooms. Everything you need really. We would recommend visiting Dunster Castle which is part of National trust, Watersmeet is a must. Such a beautiful river walk. We cannot praise this accommodation enough, as a family with young kids and our close friends it was a perfect holiday and we will most definitely be returning in the near future. Thank you, Claire & Colin xxx
Thanks very much for such an excellent review. We're very happy that you liked everything so much.
Hope you will return. Thanks again,
Steve and Juliet.
the dog house porlock
fantastic holiday the dog house was excellant a good time had by all
A very well presented property with everything you could need for a very comfortable holiday.
Having grown up in Porlock it is always a joy to return for a holiday, which we frequently do. The Dog House is a brilliant base for a family get together and a lot of thought has gone into setting the property up for visitors. The local pubs are first class, The Top Ship, Castle and Royal Oak are very welcoming and dog friendly and after a lovely walk to Porlock Weir the Bottom Ship do a lovely crab sandwich ! A wonderful holiday - we hope to return soon. Thank you
The Dog House Porlock - Excellent Accommodation
The house is fantastic, very well appointed with all mod cons, plenty of space and in a lovely area, good local shops and nice pubs, The Royal Oak was my preferred location for beer and food.
The house was immaculate and well furnished throughout, we could not fault it. Although parking is limited the area identified for The Dog House was well respected by other residents and worked very well.
There is a lot to see and do in and around the area, Dunster Castle was a particular favourite of ours (National Trust) but the best cream tea was at Selsworthy, also NT.
We had a fantastic break which was enhanced by staying in a fantastic house, would go back anytime.
Very well presented, comfortable, pretty well everything provided. Good for dogs.
Good area to stay for adults, not so sure about younger children (we were 8 adults with dogs). Didn't do a lot of walking but would be a good walking base. Easy access to coast on foot.
Parking adequate for 2 cars and didn't have problem finding on street parking locally for third car.
Owner very responsive to queries. Accommodation very clean.
Courtyard area at the back a nice sitting and eating area and also secure for dogs.
One quibble, where was the breakfast in bed in the picture? ;-)
Many thanks for a great review. Enjoyed your last comment especially!! All the best, Steve and Juliet.
Porlock is a very lovely but buzzy village, very much centred on providing for holidaymakers, but without a "kiss me quick" hat to be seen. You will find many fine places to eat, pubs, antique shops, art galleries, and museums, plus of course you're in beautiful Exmoor (the Exmoor national park covers over 260 square miles!), with all it has to offer.
Walking is very popular, and some walks pass right by the front door, even though you are only a matter of yards from the middle of the High Street. The walk down Sparkhayes lane takes you to the sea in around a mile, and then, after coming inland for a while, on to Porlock Weir, about another mile along the coast. Please see the leaflets with details of the walks. THE BREACH IN THE SHINGLE BETWEEN PORLOCK BAY AND PORLOCK WEIR MUST NOT BE CROSSED! VERY DANGEROUS!!
The moors are just at the top of Porlock Hill, with lovely walks from Brendon (We'd recommend The Stag Hunters Inn at Brendon, or the Rockford Inn, part way between Brendon and Lynmouth, for refreshments/meals) to Watersmeet and Lynmouth and the Valley of Rocks which should not be missed.
For those of you who just want to spend the day on a nice sandy beach, Woolacombe, Combe Martin, Westward Ho, Saunton Sands and many others are just a short drive down the coast.
The Lynton to Lynmouth cliff railway (powered by water and gravity!) is well worth the trip, and there are other steam train railways in the area, one of the nearest stations being at Woody Bay Station near Lynmouth.