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Bourne View in Porlock is one of a terrace of six cottages dating back to the late Victorian era, originally built for local boat builders and their families; it has recently been refurbished throughout to provide a high standard of holiday accommodation for up to 4 guests in two double bedrooms.
Bourne View in Porlock (Somerset) is tucked away in the heart of the village, making it an excellent base for exploring this thriving Exmoor village as well as the surrounding countryside and coastline. Sleeps up to 4 guests in 2 double bedrooms Cosy country cottage in lovely, quiet village location Wood-burner in the living room Easy access to all village amenities including restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and shops Fabulous area for walking the coastal paths, open moorland or woodland trails Bed linen and towels provided Wifi, heating and electricity included Arrive from 4 pm Depart by 10 am The cottage is accessed via a footpath, shared between the terraced cottages, which adjoins the Coleridge Way. The entrance door opens into a hallway with the sitting room at the front of the property, the dining room and kitchen to the rear. The back kitchen door opens onto a small courtyard with outside table and chairs. The stairs from the hallway lead upstairs to one large double bedroom (with king-size bed), one smaller double bedroom (4' double bed) with a hand basin, and a spacious family bathroom, comprising shower over the bath, toilet and hand basin. The modern kitchen is fitted with an electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher and washing machine. Other equipment includes toaster, kettle, a variety of cookware and kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses. A television (with BT TV/Netflix) and DVD player is provided in the living room and wireless broadband is available throughout the property. A clothes dryer, ironing board, iron and hairdryer are also provided for your convenience. A travel cot is available on request, but please note that bedding is not supplied for the cot. Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your accommodation. The property is fitted with thermostatically controlled electric heating throughout. There is also a wood-burner in the living room; a basket of logs, kindling, and matches will be provided in the cooler months to get you going. Further logs can be purchased from the Hardware Shop in the village. Bed linen, duvets 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. Some tea, coffee and sugar is provided. There may also be other non-perishable items like salt, pepper, oil and some herbs or spices available. Cleaning materials such as washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and surface cleaner will be present in the property. A small supply of toilet rolls will be provided. There is a small courtyard to the rear of the property with outside table and chairs and there is a bench at the front of the cottage. The property is accessed via a footpath which runs along the front of the cottage and is shared with the other cottages in the row. Parking There is no allocated parking for Bourne View, but there is free street parking available in the village, by the church or the recreation ground in Parson’s Street or sometimes in Doverhay. There are also two Pay and Display Car Parks in the village if required. It is not possible to park or pull up outside the cottage as it is only accessible via the footpath. It is about 100 metres on foot from the High Street or from Doverhay to the cottage. Sorry, no dogs. This property is strictly non smoking. 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 property is accessed via a front door, directly from the path to the front. There is a small vestibule for storing coats, umbrellas and outdoor shoes, beyond which is a hallway. Off the hallway to the right, is a small sitting room equipped with sofa and chair and with a TV (Freeview/Netflix) and DVD player. There is also a small selection of videos. Beyond the sitting room is a dining room which offers table and 4 chairs (2 extra folding chairs stored under the sofa) plus a sofa. The dining room has an under-stairs cupboard where you will find ironing board, iron and clothes airer as well as space to store bags, shoes, bottles etc. In the corner of the room, there is a small built-in cupboard which houses the hot water tank and controls together with a selection of board games and more space to store boots or outdoor shoes. Dining plates, side plates, bowls and glasses are stored in the drinks cabinet. The kitchen leads on from the dining room, equipped with induction hob (please use the induction-friendly pots provided in the top drawer under the oven), oven, small dishwasher and washing machine. A kettle and toaster are also provided, together with a wide selection of kitchen appliances, cutlery, glasses, mugs etc. The back door opens on to the decking area.
There is a small decking area at the rear of the property, equipped with a small patio table and four chairs. It gets sun in the morning. Outside the front door is a bench which gets sunshine in the late afternoon evening.
Porlock is a wonderful working Exmoor village and boasts three pubs, two grocery shops, a traditional local butcher, chemist, cash machine, petrol station, hardware shop, visitor centre, several art galleries and a range of independent restaurants, shops and tea rooms. Porlock W...eir is approximately 1.5 miles from Porlock and is well worth a visit. There are restaurants, a pub, tea rooms, plus some independent shops such as Exmoor Glass, etc. Many of the shops in Porlock and Porlock Weir 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 6 miles from Porlock. Here you will find the larger supermarkets and petrol stations (Tesco, Lidl and Morrison's are all 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. 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 short 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. Often described as 'the jewel in Exmoor's crown', Porlock has a long history of settlements existing on or near the site of the existing village, with stone-age remains only a short distance away. Porlock is a working village and boasts a number of pubs, restaurants, tea rooms and independent shops. There few more delightful surroundings than Porlock Vale, nestled at the foot of Porlock Hill, bounded to the north by its shingle ridge and breath taking views towards the Bristol Channel, and to the south by the rolling hills of the Exmoor National Park. The Exmoor coastline is formed mainly of cliffs but at Porlock the land flattens out and a unique mile long shingle ridge and an inland salt marsh have formed. For the bird watcher this is a very interesting site as a great variety of waders and wildfowl can be seen here in the winter as well as the occasional unusual bird passing through.
car not necessary
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4 Guests maximum. Infants don't count toward the number of guests.
4 Guests maximum. Infants don't count toward the number of guests.
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