Plum Tree Cottage in Porlock has been refurbished to a high standard and contains all the modern conveniences you would expect of a holiday cottage of this standard. It is suited to families or couples looking for a modern yet cosy cottage, ideal for a relaxing holiday or as a base for exploring.
Plum Tree Cottage in Porlock was formerly part of an old coach house and stables, the stone mounting block in the garden indicating the history of the property. The cottage is approached by footpath through the garden from the private parking area. The front door opens into a spacious porch/bootroom you then enter the hallway; a large sitting room is to the right, with plenty of comfortable seating for 6 guests plus a selection of games and puzzles in the storage bench. The kitchen-dining room is to the left of the hallway, and is fitted with all new appliances. French doors lead onto a patio area beside the cottage, making al fresco dining a breeze. On from the kitchen is a downstairs double bedroom, with en-suite bathroom (bath, toilet and and hand basin). There is also a downstairs toilet with hand basin off the hallway under the stairs. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms consisting of toilet, hand basin and shower. The upstairs bedrooms are one double and one twin. There are three bedrooms in total (two doubles and one twin). Sleeps up to 6 guests in three bedrooms (+ cot) One double bedroom downstairs with en-suite bathroom (no shower) One double and one twin bedroom upstairs both with en-suite shower/toilet (no bath) Additional downstairs toilet with hand basin Modern kitchen-dining room with French doors that open into the garden Spacious sitting room Off-road parking for up to three cars Private and enclosed garden Towels and linen provided Wifi, heating and electricity included Dogs welcome (2 max) for supplementary fee of £20 per dog Short walk from the village of Porlock Great access to walks from the front door Arrive from 4 pm Depart by 10 am Dogs Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement (usually a maximum of 2, but the owner has made an exception on some occasions and allowed 3 dogs, dependent on the size/breed of the dog, please contact us to ask). A supplementary fee of £20 is payable per dog. Please do not allow your dogs on the furniture or upstairs (a stair gate is provided to help with this), and please do not leave them alone in the property at any time. Smoking Plum Tree Cottage is strictly non-smoking. Local amenities The village of Porlock is less than 1/2 mile from Plum Tree Cottage and boasts three pubs, two grocery shops, a traditional local butcher, chemist, cash machine, petrol station, hardware shop, visitor centre and a range of independent restaurants, shops and tea rooms. The harbour at Porlock Weir is approximately 1.5 miles further on from Porlock. There are two restaurants, a pub and a range of individual shops such as tea rooms and Exmoor Glass. 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, Morrison's and Lidl 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 Plum Tree Cottage is available for week-long bookings and short breaks, with changeovers on Mondays and Fridays.
The kitchen is fitted with a fridge-freezer (the freezer has 3 drawers), dishwasher, microwave, oven with hob and washing machine. Other equipment includes toaster, slow cooker, kettle, a variety of kitchen utensils, cookware, cafetiere, cutlery, crockery and glasses. A television with freeview and DVD player is situated in the sitting room, and wireless internet is available at no extra cost. A hair dryer, iron and ironing board are provided for your convenience. A cot is available, it is stored in the wardrobe in the double bedroom. A stair gate is also provided. Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your accommodation. Plum Tree Cottage is fitted with oil-fired central heating which will be programmed for you but can be adjusted to suit your preferences. 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 small amount of tea, coffee, sugar, and biscuits are provided to ensure you can have a hot drink as soon as you arrive. Cleaning materials such as washing up liquid will be present in the property. One or two toilet rolls will be provided per toilet.
The spacious garden runs to the side and front of the cottage. Outside seating and a barbecue is provided and there is a patio outside the French doors into the kitchen, so dining al fresco in the warmer months would be a delight. It's a charcoal barbecue, charcoal not provided. The garden also features a walled (raised level) pond, which has been netted for safety.
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. 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.
Full arrival information and details of how to access the property will be sent after your booking is paid for in full. Further information about public transport can be found online at: www.travelinesw.com
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6 Guests maximum. Infants don't count toward the number of guests.
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