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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 BA
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              • 3 BA
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                    • 1 BA
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                      • 2 BA
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                      Cottage #1874569
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                        • 1 BA
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                          • 2 BA
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                          Cottage #1874568
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                            • 2 BA
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                            House #1426678
                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #6807674
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #6746049
                                18
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #8171244
                                  57
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Cottage #8150722
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #1994893
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                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #8147179
                                        13
                                        Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                                          16
                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                                            12
                                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (26 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Bungalow #1683042
                                              26
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                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Cottage #8129708
                                                18
                                                Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (21 reviews)
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                                                  • 8 BR
                                                  • 4 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 14
                                                  House #8153852
                                                  21
                                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
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                                                    Barn #8062531
                                                    4
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                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                      • 8 BR
                                                      • 4 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 21
                                                      Farmhouse #1881867
                                                      13
                                                      Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
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                                                        Cottage #1970333
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                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
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                                                          Cottage #8050071
                                                          12
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                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                            House #1777946
                                                            13
                                                            Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Multiple rentals Barn #8139004
                                                              7
                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Apartment #6918543
                                                                2
                                                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (25 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #6542226
                                                                  25
                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #6715970
                                                                    6
                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
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                                                                      Bungalow #1992702
                                                                      1
                                                                      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (12 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #1776176
                                                                        12
                                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Cottage #8035090
                                                                          5
                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Apartment #1833102
                                                                            7
                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Cottage #8270137
                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (13 reviews)
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                Cabin #1889062
                                                                                13
                                                                                Viewed 119 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Farmhouse #8165270
                                                                                  6
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #8143920
                                                                                    9
                                                                                    Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (46 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #402864
                                                                                      46
                                                                                      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Cottage #1820251
                                                                                        10
                                                                                        Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (10 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                                                          Cottage #8075637
                                                                                          10
                                                                                          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Cottage #6860198
                                                                                            2
                                                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Cottage #6548333
                                                                                              8
                                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (32 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #6495953
                                                                                                32
                                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Cabin #6561275
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                  Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Cottage #8159346
                                                                                                    8
                                                                                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                      (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      House #433570
                                                                                                      16
                                                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A smashing little cottage with everything you need on a self catering holiday.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage along with it's location was ideal for that relaxing break. The added extras like bread and milk being brought in ready for your stay was a nice touch and much appreciated. The cottage was clean and had plenty of space for the four of us and our dogs. The location great for walkers as it's close to many foot paths and trails.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Little Haven Cottage set in the delightful foothills of Exmoor

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Another fabulous stay at Little Haven, the gardens looking their best at this time of year. Some amazing walks with the dogs around Wimbleball Lake and Horner Woods, The dogs loved it (beware of ticks though). The cottage was as welcoming as ever. Loved the homemade chocolate brownies, ideal snacks for the walks. Made the most of the gorgeous weather and use of the BBQ to cook our fish dinner. A perfect setting. We will be back ! Simon & Mags, Harriet & Dexter
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017