Steve and Juliet live in Buckinghamshire but the property is looked after by West Country Cleaners a locally based company.
Owner purchased this House in 2017
Why Owner chose Porlock
We have always liked the Exmoor area, and looked at a lot of properties before finding this one. The property had been badly fire damaged some years before and when we came across it, it was in the very final stages of being refurbished ready to be used as a holiday let. The previous owner had done a first class job of all the major works, but had another project on the go at the same time, so, for reasons best known to himself, decided to sell this house, just before it was totally ready to start letting. Apart from the high quality finishes throughout, it was really the 4 spacious bedrooms, each with their own en-suites that attracted us. It's very nice to go on holiday with a group of friends or family, but often spoilt we feel, by too many people all trying to use, too few bathrooms. We have been together for over thirty years, and have always had at least one dog. The area of Exmoor is ideal for dog walking, and the house has been refurbished with dogs in mind. All of the downstairs is "wood effect ceramic tiles" which are tough enough not to suffer damage from dog "claws" and easy to keep clean.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 9 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- Dogs not allowed upstairs please. No smoking indoors. Minimum rental period 7 days.
- We do insist that all bookings are Saturday to Saturday, unless agreed prior to booking. Xmas 2020 this rule does not apply! We suggest check out 28th
Wonderful in every way
First class property and location is second to none.
Our 2nd visit this year
We made a return journey to the Dog House at Porlock with our dogs and elderly parents . We love the area and location and the house . It’s so comfortable and it’s ease of location to the the village is brilliant for us all . We sisters could go off with the dogs early morning with lots of great paths knowing that our parents could potter into the village for supplies until we got back . The house has everything you need and is well maintained . Even some of the locals recognised us on our return trip so of course we will be back next year !
Conveniently situated for local shops, pubs, restaurants etc and great for exploring Exmoor etc
A comfortable, well appointed and maintained property.
Lovely Comfortable House Great Location
The house was just as described and met our expectations, our group consisted of eight adults and two toddlers.
The house had all the utilities and some extras, the location was excellent, although parking for three cars was a small issue, but not major.
I would happily recommend Steve's property as a holiday rental, and would stay there again.
Perfect location to explore
Right in the centre of Porlock, dog friendly, and with all the facilities you could need for a holiday. Also super comfy beds!
Porlock is a very lovely but buzzy village, very much centred on providing for holidaymakers, but without a "kiss me quick" hat to be seen. You will find many fine places to eat, pubs, antique shops, art galleries, and museums, plus of course you're in beautiful Exmoor (the Exmoor national park covers over 260 square miles!), with all it has to offer.
Walking is very popular, and some walks pass right by the front door, even though you are only a matter of yards from the middle of the High Street. The walk down Sparkhayes lane takes you to the sea in around a mile, and then, after coming inland for a while, on to Porlock Weir, about another mile along the coast. Please see the leaflets with details of the walks. THE BREACH IN THE SHINGLE BETWEEN PORLOCK BAY AND PORLOCK WEIR MUST NOT BE CROSSED! VERY DANGEROUS!!
The moors are just at the top of Porlock Hill, with lovely walks from Brendon (We'd recommend The Stag Hunters Inn at Brendon, or the Rockford Inn, part way between Brendon and Lynmouth, for refreshments/meals) to Watersmeet and Lynmouth and the Valley of Rocks which should not be missed.
For those of you who just want to spend the day on a nice sandy beach, Woolacombe, Combe Martin, Westward Ho, Saunton Sands and many others are just a short drive down the coast.
The Lynton to Lynmouth cliff railway (powered by water and gravity!) is well worth the trip, and there are other steam train railways in the area, one of the nearest stations being at Woody Bay Station near Lynmouth.