Western Cottage is one of three cottages on Turkey Island at Porlock Weir. It faces the harbour, and its private back garden has direct access to the beach. Newly refurbished from top to bottom, we are delighted to offer this property for holidays for up to 6 guests for the 2022 season
Western Cottage is located on the beach side of the harbour bridge at Porlock Weir. With 3 bedrooms and an upstairs bathroom, the cottage can sleep up a up to 6 guests. The property enjoys views towards the harbour from the front of the cottage, and a private patio-garden with direct access onto the beach at the rear, this is a unique property that radiates character and charm and has recently been renovated throughout. Entrance to the property is via a porch with a handy bench to sit down to unlace your walking boots, straight into the the hallway. The ground floor comprises the living room with wood-burner, separate dining room, country kitchen with all new appliances, and the bunk bedroom. Upstairs are two further bedrooms, one double and one twin, and the family bathroom, comprising bath with shower over, toilet and hand basin. There is a small cobbled patio to the front of the cottage, and a patio-garden to the rear. Two designated parking spaces are situated across the footbridge at Porlock Weir, approximately 75 metres walk from the door. Sleeps up to 6 guests in beds, plus a pull-out mattress available under the bunk beds which may be used for a child One double bedroom, one twin and one room with bunk-beds Fitted kitchen with dishwasher Upstairs family bathroom Patio-garden to the the rear leading directly onto the shingle beach Outside 'loo' off the patio area Designated parking for two cars Towels and bed linen provided Wifi, heating and electricity included One dog welcome for £20 supplement Strictly non-smoking. Arrive from 4 pm Depart by 10 am Security deposit A security deposit of £100 is required when booking this property. This will be added to the total price of your booking, and will be refunded after your stay assuming the property and its contents are not damaged during your stay. One well behaved dog is welcome for £20 supplement. Two small dogs may be permitted on request, please get in touch with the size/breed of your dog/s and we will find out if an exception can be made. Note, dogs are not permitted on the furniture, are to be kept downstairs and not left alone in the property at any time. Thanks for your cooperation. 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.
The characterful country kitchen is fitted with all new appliances, including a double electric oven with hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave. Other equipment includes toaster, kettle, a variety of kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses. There is a further fridge (with small freezer compartment) in the outbuilding off the rear courtyard, where the washing machine and dryer is also located. A television is located in the sitting room, and wifi is available throughout the property. Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your accommodation. Western Cottage has central heating and there is also a wood-burning stove in the sitting room; a basket of logs will be provided to get you started in the cooler months. Additional logs can be purchased from the hardware shop in Porlock, if required. 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. A pull-out mattress is available under the bunk beds, which can be used for a 7th guest (suitable for a child only). Cleaning materials such as washing up liquid, and surface cleaner will be present in the property. One or two toilet rolls will be provided. One well behaved dog is welcome for £20 supplement. The owner may consider two small dogs on a case-by-case basis, please contact us with the size/breeds of your dog for us to check this for you. Please note, dog/s are not permitted on the furniture or upstairs and not to be left alone in the property at any time.
There is small south-facing cobbled patio at the front of the cottage. To the rear, is a further patio-garden which leads directly onto the beach. Outside furniture is available for sitting out. There is also an outside loo, off the patio area. Since the photos of the property were taken, pedestrian garden gates have been added to both the front and rear garden areas to enclose them. Porlock Weir is literally on the doorstep of Western Cottage. There are two restaurants (Porlock Weir Hotel and Locanda at the Weir), pub (The Bottom Ship Inn, dog-friendly), a Malaysian street food outlet and a cafe, and a range of individual shops such as an art gallery Exmoor Glass, etc. For those wanting local seafood, Porlock Bay Oysters can be purchased from their harbourside unit. There is also a small shop selling some essential items - and ice creams! Porlock is approximately 1.5 miles from the Weir 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.
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.
6 Guests maximum. Infants don't count toward the number of guests.
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