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Make a holiday home in Porlock your home away from home

The quaint village of Porlock has been described as the jewel in Exmoor’s crown. Located on the coastline within Exmoor National Park, Porlock is surrounded by scenic rolling hills to the south and the Bristol Channel to the north. Few holiday destinations in Somerset can compete with the variety of sightseeing opportunities and activities that Porlock can offer. Hiking, cycling, wildlife watching, and fishing are just a small sample of what is possible here.

HomeAway offers a varied selection of holiday homes in Porlock to choose from. Ranging from two to 15 bedrooms, rentals start from around £300 per week. Offering amenities such as internet access, proximity to the sea, BBQ facilities, and the ability to bring pets along, visitors head to Porlock for everything from adventurous outdoor holidays to romantic retreats. Porlock holiday homes have all the comforts of home and are fully furnished to a high standard to ensure that visitors can make the most out of their time in Exmoor. Similar options can also be found in holiday rentals in Porlock Weir, Porlock’s near neighbour.

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: Visitors staying in a Porlock holiday apartment will find that they have easy access to the dozens of trails that criss-cross Exmoor National Park. Walking is naturally a popular activity, as the park is filled with beautiful scenery and wildlife. Exmoor ponies have been known to frequent the area, and there are even pony and horse treks available for booking within Porlock itself. Mountain bike hire is also available from within the village.

-Beaches: Porlock sits at a prime spot along the 30-mile Exmoor coastline. Though much of the coast at Exmoor is made up mainly of rocky outcrops and cliffs, at Porlock it flattens into a shingle ridge that is accessible to visitors. The environment at Porlock’s coast is such that a tidal salt marsh forms, which is a prime spot for wading and bird watching. Numerous varieties of waterfowl pass through the area, including egrets, spoonbills, and ospreys.

-Golf: Founded in 1882, the Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club is located seven miles from holiday homes in Porlock in the popular seaside holiday town of Minehead. The 18-hole seaside golf course here is the oldest in the country and is open to visitors for a reasonable green fee. In addition to the course, there is an extensive onsite clubhouse and restaurant.

-Family attractions: Families enjoying a stay in a Porlock holiday home won’t want to miss the opportunity to ride along the West Somerset Railway. The steam railway runs across 20 miles of the Somerset countryside from Minehead, and is a great family day out. Also near Porlock is the Norman-era Dunster Castle, as well as the Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park. Both destinations offer hours of family entertainment.

Weather in Porlock

July and August are the warmest months of the year in Porlock with an average high temperature of 20°C. Spring in pleasant and winters are generally chilly. Rain is pretty common throughout the year, though it lets up a bit in the summer months. The wettest months are generally October through January.

Travel to Porlock

Deep inside Exmoor National Park, the best way to reach Porlock is by car. The seaside retreat is a 90-minute drive north of Exeter and a 100-minute drive west of Bristol. Exeter International Airport is the closest airport to Porlock and operates regular flights from major cities across the UK. Car hire is available at the airport.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Outstanding

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      With all the holiday rentals I have stayed in, this far out-ranks any by a long way. The owners care, thought and consideration for their guests comfort is something to be admired. The quality of fittings, utensils, furnishing and bedding is second to none. The cleanliness is unbelievable. I have never been anywhere and not washed the cutlery and plates before I have used them - but not here! It's immaculate. Like many, I read the reviews before I book anywhere and, for this property, with the exception of one (which of course, we have all read), they are all 5*. My Weimaraner unfortunately died a few years ago and I have never replaced him. To say this is a dog friendly cottage is an understatement. In a spacious and warm utility area, there is a very large cage and beautiful bed. By the side is a comfy settee if your dog prefers. With it's own private shower; doggie mat and towels, this is 5* accommodation for any size pooch. The request not to allow dogs upstairs or on the rest of the furniture in this property is very reasonable (and a rule I applied with my own dog at home). To ask that dogs be shut in the utility area if they are to be left alone is also reasonable and common sense; after all, we all know what they get up to once our backs are turned. To abuse these simple rules is total disrespect in my opinion, not only to the owners but also those guests who choose not to have a dog. I cannot recommend this property highly enough - with or without a dog. The communication with the owner is excellent; nothing is too much trouble and I received a lovely email and confirmation that my deposit had been refunded before I arrived home!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      comfortable and well equipped

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had 4 nights in this lovely cottage. The location was perfect for walking out into the village and the many walks in the surrounding area. It was lovely to have flowers and cake when we arrived and there was everything we needed for our stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Fabulous house in great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a great house in a lovely location. The house is spacious and beautifully fitted out. Really well equipped with everything we needed and more, good beds and showers, great having the aga though also good to have a modern cooker to use too. Loved the huge old fireplace in the lounge and good having a separate lounge area so teenagers and adults could have their own space. Location is wonderful - Exmoor is beautiful - lots of great walks from the doorstep and Porlock itself is a lovely village with a few shops and three pubs all within easy walking distance from the Cleeve. Have already recommended this to friends and hope to come back sometime.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017