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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

                                                                                                      What a gem

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Janet was really friendly and very accommodating with our rather vague arrival time. House was immaculate.the flowers,cake,bread,butter and milk was a fabulous surprise. The location is super. Very quiet but only a few minutes walk into Dunster centre. Castle entrance also only a few minutes walk. Our 2 dogs loved the underfloor heating! We were all very cosy and warm. Parking is virtually outside the door.but a word of warning about the beds..they are so comfy you might not want to get up. Best night's sleep ever!! Can't praise this property enough. Best equipt kitchen I have seen! Thank you Keith and Janet for a truly wonderful stay
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      The Cross in Minehead

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We would like to start by saying Fab Fab Fab cottage the cross is. It was cozy, well furnished and an amazing garden and patio. We have spent Christmases in Minehead for the last 5 Years, this year was one of the best we have had. We cannot wait to return in June to the CROSS for a weeks Stay. Many Thanks to Verity and Family for the use of the cottage . The Cross is to be commended. I would recommend it to anyone.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Spurway Mill Cottage is an excellent place to stay.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage is in a beautiful and quiet rural setting, 2 miles from the main road along a single track country lane. Our stay was at the start of December and the cottage was nice and warm on our arrival. We were greeted by the owners and pesented with a lovely welcome pack. Everywhere was really clean and well looked after. Spurway Mill Cottage is a perfect rural retreat.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016