Steve and Juliet live in Buckinghamshire, but the house is looked after by Westcountry Cleaners, a locally based company
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2017
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely cottage in a pretty little coastal village
Super cottage in the centre of Porlock
The owner has gone to great lengths to make this cottage comfortable and it is well appointed and tastefully decorated.
Cleanliness and communication.
We enjoyed our stay in Porlock, The cottage suited us well, both location and size. We where disappointed with the cleanliness of the property when we arrived, we found beard trimmings on the dressing table. We had to clean the fridge before we could use it. The freezer was completely iced up we could not open the drawers. Oven was grubby and not very efficient, as a result we did not use it.
The toilet seat was also broken.
I tried emailing and texting the owner and the cleaning company as yet had no response. We are looking to book next year.because there was lack of communication sadly it won’t be Mews cottage,
Very dog friendly cottage with most things that you could need being provided. Once we found some batteries that worked we were very pleased to have the Amazon Firestick, as the weather was not great the week we stayed.
The cottage is very centrally located in the heart of the village, but still peaceful. Would make a great base for exploring Exmoor and the Coast.
A lovely well equipped cottage in the middle of Porlock. A really comfy, very clean and well maintained home from home. Plenty of nice places to walk to to eat and an excellent base to drive about from.
Dunster castle close by was a lovely day.
A lovely week in this lovely cottage. Great communication from the owner even down to the best way to park the car. The mews is tight but if you follow the owners instructions it's fine and we have a MPV size car. Beds comfortable, large bath sheets provided, kitchen equipment great. Lots of amenities on Porlock high street - places to eat and drink, butchers (amazing pies), convenience store and a nice park area. Nice walk down to the sea down the lanes too.
Porlock is a very lovely but buzzy village very much centered 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, and of course you're in beautiful Exmoor, with all it has to offer (The Exmoor national park covers over 260 square miles!).
Walking is very popular, with or without dogs, with some walks passing by the entrance to the courtyard. The beach and sea is a short walk of about a mile, with other walks to Bossington and Allerford, or Porlock Weir, being just a few miles longer. There should be some leaflets of recommended walks in the cottage. PLEASE NOTE - THE BREACH IN THE SHINGLE BETWEEN PORLOCK BAY AND PORLOCK WEIR MUST NOT BE CROSSED, AS IT IS VERY DANGEROUS!!
The moors are just at the top of Porlock hill, and there are some lovely walks, particularly around the Brendon area (We would recommend the Stag Hunters Inn at Brendon, or the Rockford Inn, on the walk from Brendon in the direction of Lynmouth, for refreshments/meals). For the more ambitious, the walk from Brendon all the way to Lynmouth, taking in Watersmeet, and The Valley of the Rocks is very lovely, and well worth doing.
The Lynton to Lynmouth cliff railway, powered by water and gravity is another "must see". There are also some steam train railways in the area, one of the nearest being at Woody Bay station near Lynmouth.
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.