The Crows Nest is a charming thatched end-of-terrace cottage perched above scenic Porlock Bay offering superb family accommodation with the added benefit of amazing sea views. It's less than 5 mins walk to the 13th Century Harbour where you can find a pub and a couple of restaurants to eat.
Downstairs, the sitting room features a huge inglenook fireplace with wood-burner, stone floors and exposed beams. The large dining room is a great family room which also provides the the perfect spot to relax with a book while enjoying the views across the bay. The kitchen adjoins the dining room and features many modern appliances for your convenience. There is also a downstairs toilet off the dining room. On the first floor, the master bedroom enjoys a King-sized bed with en-suite shower room comprised of shower and hand basin only (no toilet in the en-suite). Bedrooms two and three have twin beds, and there is a family bathroom with a bath with shower attachment, bidet, toilet and hand basin. Outside is a small private garden area with wonderful views across the bay, plus private parking for two cars. Sleeps 6 plus cot (on request) One king-sized bedroom with en-suite shower Two twin bedrooms Kitchen with adjoining large dining room Separate sitting room with wood-burner Stunning views of the Bristol Channel and Porlock Bay Family bathroom upstairs plus downstairs toilet Private garden Off-road parking for two cars Towels and linen provided Wifi, electricity and heating included Dogs welcome (strictly 2 max) for £15 supplement per dog Short walk from Porlock Weir Grocery shops only 1.5 miles Arrive from 4 pm Depart by 10 am There is an upstairs flat which is owned by the couple that own The Crows Nest, they only use the flat a few times a year. Feel free to say hi if you see them as they are lovely hosts! Dogs Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement (strictly a maximum of 2). A supplementary fee of £15 will be added to your invoice per dog. Please do not allow you dogs on the furniture or upstairs and do not leave them alone in the property at any time. Smoking The Crows Nest is strictly non-smoking. Local amenities The harbour is the 'centre' of Porlock Weir, which is approximately 100 metres from The Crows Nest. There are two restaurants (The Cafe and Miller's at the Anchor), a pub (all three are dog-friendly) and a range of individual shops such as tea rooms, Exmoor Glass, etc. The village of Porlock is approximately 1.5 miles from The Crows Nest and boasts three pubs, two grocery shops, a traditional local butcher, chemist, cash machine, hardware shop, visitor centre and a range of independent restaurants, shops and tea rooms. Many of the shops in Porlock Weir and Porlock are open during traditional hours of 9 am to 5 pm, although hours are often extended during the summer season. Conversely, some shops also reduce their opening hours out of season. Minehead is the nearest town, approximately 7 miles from The Crows Nest. Here you will find the larger supermarkets and petrol stations (Tesco and Morrison's are both situated on the outskirts of the town and have longer opening hours), most major high street banks with cash machines, plus a range of other shops throughout the town. Arrival and departure The property will be ready from 4 pm on the day of your arrival. Please depart by 10 am on the last day of your stay. Please leave the property clean and tidy so that we can guarantee it will be ready on time for our next guests. Changeover days The Crows Nest is available for week-long bookings (Friday to Friday) and short breaks.
The Crows Nest kitchen is fitted with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, electric oven and hob. Other equipment includes toaster, kettle, a variety of kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses. A washing machine and tumble dryer are situated in the downstairs cloakroom, along with the iron and ironing board. The television has channels provided by NowTV, which is an internet TV service. There are various options for catch up channels (iplayer, etc) and series' of TV programmes available to watch, but it's not possible to watch live TV. However, there are various apps, so some sport can be watched via the BBC Sport app, for example. There is also a DVD player in the sitting room and wireless broadband is available throughout the property. A travel cot is available on request; please request it when booking so we can make sure it is present for your arrival. Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your accommodation. The Crows Nest is fitted with central heating and there is also a wood burner in the sitting room; some kindling and one basket of logs will be provided in the cooler months. Additional logs can be purchased from the hardware shop in Porlock. Bed linen, duvets, blankets and towels are provided for your convenience, but please bring your own beach towels if you wish to take towels with you on day trips. Bed linen is not supplied for the cot. A small amount of tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits are provided to ensure you can have a hot drink as soon as you arrive. There may also be other non-perishable items like salt, pepper and a few herbs or spices available. Washing up liquid and surface cleaner will be present in the property. One or two toilet rolls will be provided.
The Crows Nest is accessed by a path (with approx 12 shallow steps with handrail) from a private drive beside the property, or via stone steps which lead directly on to the lane below, both paths have gates. There is a small private garden/patio with some seating in front of the cottage which is enclosed but with a waist-high gate. But there are good walks from the door the woods and beach.
Exmoor is situated in South West Britain, specifically across West Somerset and North Devon. Often referred to as England's best kept secret, Exmoor is a wonderful holiday destination for anyone looking for a holiday in the great outdoors! There's so much to see and do, from sho...rt walks to long expeditions across the moors or horse riding, taking in a safari or sight-seeing at your own pace around the 'picture postcard' villages and hamlets. Porlock Weir has a quaint little harbour and its own unique charm; the port has a long and colourful history. Today Porlock Weir is a quiet harbour and a thriving community that welcomes tourists every year, many of whom come to enjoy the pretty scenery, shops, tea rooms, pubs and local cuisine. On a fine day, the South West Coast Path offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the fabulous views across Porlock Weir and the bay. The coastal footpath links up with many other walking trails including Culbone, home to the smallest church in England. One of the more unusual attractions at Porlock Weir is the submerged forest. At low tide, the remains of ancient tree trunks arise from the grey clay soil. These desiccated stumps are the last remaining evidence of a forest that, once upon a time, lay five miles inland.
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6 Guests maximum. Infants don't count toward the number of guests.
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