Parsonage Farm Stables is almost 1000 years old, the hayloft of a farm that has been occupied since the time of the Domesday Book. It's ideal for walkers and dog lovers, offering easy access to all the splendours of Exmoor. Red deer often visit the garden, much to the owner's dismay, and the gentle cluck of our tame chickens creates a relaxing atmosphere throughout the year. Stunning in Summer, with beautiful gardens, and reassuringly cosy in Winter. Sometimes you're above the clouds, and the feeling is rather special. It's not surprising that Coleridge wrote Kubla Khan in this little valley; you can sense the history today.
Cottage in Culbone, Nr. Porlock. Sleeps 4, peaceful location, steeped in history in glorious hillside.
Jeremy & Paivi Payne
- english, finnish
- Calendar last updated:
- 23 Feb 2019
About Jeremy & Paivi Payne
Jeremy's family have been in the house since 1949! Today, Jeremy & Paivi Payne have been refining their holiday properties for several years, and are still trying to improve every week and year! After many good years with Cottages 4 You and Welcome Holidays, we're finally in a position to run and man the house for ourselves! Jeremy is a former advertising copywriter and Paivi is a teacher. They have travelled extensively and worked for many years in Hong Kong. They are accompanied most of the time by the noisy Wooster, a miniature Schnauzer, and their troupe of chickens. Whatever you need to know about walks, restaurants and other local stuff, if we're around we're always happy to tell you! Oh, and you can order freshly baked bread and home made marmalade for breakfast from us, too!
Jeremy & Paivi Payne purchased this Cottage in 1949
Why Jeremy & Paivi Payne chose Porlock
It may be remote for some, but we absolutely love living up and away on the hill, far from the madding crowd. It can be wild in Winter, but that's part of it's charm, coming home to a warm supper and a cosy fire. In Summer, Exmoor can be almost breathtakingly beautiful - it's surely British tourism's best kept secret. Maybe it's time you discovered it for yourself!
What makes this Cottage unique
For lovers of great walking, dark skies and beautiful countryside, there can be few places like it! It really is unique, a moorland gem - yet it's not too far from great restaurants, tourist attractions and shopping.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Peaceful, beautiful views, great hosts
Lovely, historic property remotely located in some beautiful countryside. Despite the age it’s well equipped and very comfortable. The owners have obviously taken great care to ensure that guests have all they need. But they’re also on hand and very welcoming and helpful.
If there is one thing we’d change for our stay it would be the provision of a shower, although the bath was perfectly functional.
We stayed in November and the place was warm and cosy with the wood burner in the sitting room.
Highly recommended and we look forward to a return visit.
A homely property, with antique charm, set in a tranquil location, with stunning views!
This property is set is a beautiful and tranquil location and has stunning, uninterrupted views of Porlock Bay and surrounding hills. The property is homely and has lovely antique charm. A friendly welcome was received when we arrived. A wonderful holiday!
What a Great Escape!
Beautiful setting, we loved the peace and quiet. Very helpful and friendly hosts. Accommodation very clean, well equipped and wonderfully dressed. The area has lots of lovely walks and good places to eat. We had a good holiday!
Dear Julie, so glad you enjoyed yourselves, in spite of the less than wonderful weather! We very much hope to see you all again in the future :-) Jeremy & Paivi
A wonderful few days in this magical place
We took great care to choose a location which was remote, peaceful, with lots of walks, without the need for use of a car. We found it!
J & P made us feel so welcome. Little touches (of home-made bread and vase of flowers picked from the garden) were typical of their desire to make us feel at home.
Never felt more relaxed.
It was so peaceful and quiet.
Views from the secluded garden were breathtaking.
Proximity to the sea was a pleasant surprise and walks down to the coastal path were delightful.
The property was very clean, tidy and well equipped with everything we needed.
brilliant cottage amazing views
home from home brilliant cottage amazing views and absolute silence just what was needed
Beautiful old property. Amazing views and amazing weather.
Very warm welcome from Jeremy. The property is remote so you must be prepared for the narrow lane. Exmoor is a great place for walking and you can get an excellent cream tea at Selworthy and Watersmeet.
You're very welcome, Val. It is indeed a fantastic base for walkers, riders, serious cyclists and anyone else who enjoys the wilds of Exmoor. We hope to see you all again soon!
Special interest holidays:
This is an ideal location for walkers, those who wish to ride across Exmoor, and those keen on Dark Skies.
The cottage is 15 mins drive (or 1 hr walk) to the pretty coastal village of Porlock Weir. There is a pebbly beach, and much else to do and see. You are only 50 mins from the fantastic sandy beaches of North Devon, Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and others.
Nearest airports Bristol (1 hr 45 mins) and Exeter (1 hr 30 mins). A car is an absolute necessity here, although we have had holiday guests who arrived by taxi and were happy to stay in the property their whole holiday.
Glorious Exmoor is ALL AROUND YOU!
Porlock 16 mins.
Culbone Church 30 mins walk.
Dunster 25 mins.
Lynton/Lynmouth 17 mins.
Ilfracombe 1 hr.
We are just 5 mins drive from a great local pub/bistro 'The Culbone', which has award-winning food and is not too pricey. Ask the owner of Parsonage Farm Stables about our special discount arrangement for our holiday guests.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Please call 01643 862234 or email email@example.com (specifying which of our two cottages you're considering) for booking information. Telephone may go to answer phone but we aim to get back to you asap. Once we have verbal confirmation of your booking, please confirm by sending a 20% deposit cheque to: J Payne, Parsonage Farm, Culbone, Porlock, TA24 8JN, UK within 1 week. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday. (This can be flexible if we have availability) Arrival: after 3pm Checkout: 10am Notes on prices: If you would like to stay with us for short breaks in the low season, please call 01643 862234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details, specifying which of our two properties (Parsonage Farm Stables or Parsonage Otter Stables) may interest you.