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Make a holiday cottage in Porlock Weir your home away from home

Porlock Weir is an amazing little coastal settlement, situated approximately 12 kilometres west of Minehead, overlooking the sparkling waters of the Bristol Channel. With a plethora of great outdoor activities such as sailing, cycling and hiking on offer, Porlock Weir is the perfect getaway location for active couples or families, who are interested in spending their holiday exploring the amazing Somerset coastline and associated waters.

Unlike other seaside holiday destinations in the region, Porlock Weir holiday cottages offer unrivalled exclusivity and privacy, in addition to amazing sea views (or in some cases direct ocean frontage). Accommodation is priced from around £300 per week, which when compared to larger and less private coastal locations such as the popular resort of Minehead, proves to be great value for money. With all mod cons, holiday cottages in Porlock Weir are ideal for a traditional British seaside holiday.

Things to do

-Sailing: Porlock Weir is a perfect destination for sailing enthusiasts, with a number of boat charters dotting the region. Visitors may even like to try some sea fishing while they’re on the water. Holidaymakers more interested in relaxing on the shore however, may enjoy spending their time relaxing or fishing on the beach, before strolling back to their cosy Porlock Weir holiday cottage for a glass of wine in the evening.

-Walking: Porlock Weir is popular with avid hikers, with a number of great, long-distance coastal walking paths snaking through this part of Somerset. One fantastic trail in proximity to Porlock Weir but even closer to holiday homes in Dunster is the well-known South West Coast Path, which stretches roughly 1,013 kilometres along the coastline of the Southwest Peninsula.

-Bird watching: Porlock Weir’s location in relation to the coast and Exmoor National Park make it the perfect destination for bird watching. There are numerous coastal walks for spotting a wide variety of avian species or there’s the Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre for seeing birds of prey in action.

-Natural attractions: Star Gazing may sound like a strange activity to undertake as part of a coastal getaway, but Porlock Weir is the perfect location for it: Exmoor has been designated an “International Dark Sky Reserve”. This basically means that the region around Porlock Weir holiday homes provides some of the most exceptional night sky viewing in the world.

-Museums: The Porlock Museum and the Allerford Rural Life Museum are two very interesting cultural destinations situated near Porlock. Both Museums are designed to provide visitors with a great deal of information regarding the history of the local area. If travellers only have time to visit one of these establishments, however, the collection of 19th-century artefacts displayed at the Allerford Rural Life Museum are certainly worth prioritising.

Weather in Porlock Weir

Porlock Weir enjoys a typical temperate climate, which results in warm summers and cool, damp winters. The most popular time to visit the region is consequently during the summer months, as most travellers are interested in pursuing the area’s many great outdoor activities. Holidaymakers more concerned with relaxing, however, may find that a winter getaway in a Porlock Weir holiday cottage is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Travel to Porlock Weir

Porlock Weir may be a little of the beaten tourist trail, although its proximity to the A39 makes it extremely easy to reach by car. Holidaymakers travelling minus their own vehicle need not worry however, as Porlock Weir is serviced by regular buses from larger towns such as Minehead (except on Sundays).

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    • 5 BR
    • 5 BA
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    House #8050672
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          Apartment #1110552
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            Cottage #1110551
              • 5 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Separate Toilet
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              House #1746629
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                Cottage #1270312
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                  Cottage #6816770
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                    Cottage #6816666
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                      Cottage #1874569
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                        Cottage #1874568
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                          Cabin #8086916
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                            • 2 BA
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                            House #1426678
                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Cottage #6746049
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                Cottage #8171244
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  • 3 BR
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                                  Cottage #8150722
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    Cottage #8147179
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                                      • 2 BR
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                                      Cottage #1994893
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #6807674
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                                        Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Cottage #8129708
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                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Barn #6542226
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                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                • 2 BR
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                                                Bungalow #1683042
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                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                  • 8 BR
                                                  • 4 BA
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                                                  • Sleeps 14
                                                  House #8153852
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    Cottage #1970333
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                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                      Cottage #6715970
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                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                        Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
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                                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Barn #8062531
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                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                            Cottage #1776176
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                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                              Cottage #1820251
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                                                                Very Good! 4/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Cottage #8050071
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                                  Cottage #8075637
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                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 4 BA
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                                                                    Cabin #1889062
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                                                                      • 3 BR
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                                                                      Bungalow #1992702
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                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
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                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Cottage #6777500
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                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                            • 8 BR
                                                                            • 4 BA
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                                                                            Farmhouse #1881867
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                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                                              Cottage #6548333
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                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                House #1777946
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                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #8143920
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                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Caravan #8165046
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                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Cottage #6495953
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                                                        Apartment #6918543
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                                                                                          Apartment #6102359
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #8159346
                                                                                            7
                                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Cottage #8035090
                                                                                              5
                                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                                Cottage #8156705
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                                                                  Multiple rentals #8094536
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                                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #1870917
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      Farmhouse #8165270
                                                                                                      5
                                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Gorgeous cottage, gorgeous location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have stayed in this cottage before and it was so lovely we decided to go back this year. The cottage has everything you need and is pristine and very comfortable, warm and cosy. Verity has skimped on nothing, and she's a really lovely lady too. We had a lovely time yet again and hope to go back again.Such a lovely place to stay (especially when the sun shines!). Can't praise her and her cottage highly enough. Thank you Verity.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Great cottage and location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great long weekend staying in Dunster, the cottage was amazing and we'll presented with all you could need. The welcome pack was a great touch. This is a prime example of how to run rental accommodation we had all we needed and great communication from the owners. Will definitely stay again
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Little Haven, more like Little Heaven

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have stayed in quite a few cottages in our time and this has been the best. Beautiful garden. Lovely relaxing front room. Beautiful bedrooms. Bathroom was fantastic. And the shower!!! Best shower I've ever had. The kitchen was stocked very well. Everything you could need. And with a cake and dog biscuits on arrival we couldn't have asked for more.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017