Thatched Cottages Overlook Porlock Weir Harbour in West Somerset

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There are plenty of activities on self-catering holidays in Porlock Weir holiday lets. For such a tiny little fishing hamlet, Porlock Weir boasts some attractive little shops and excellent places to enjoy lunch or dinner. Its location makes it a good base for exploring the Exmoor National Park or for walks along the South West Coath Path, which runs through the hamlet.

A holiiday cottage with a large raised deck is surrounded by trees and mature gardens.
Sleeps
1
Bedrooms
2

The Stable Block, near the ancient seaside village of Porlock Weir, Somerset, makes the perfect romantic getaway along the Exmoor coast. It is a dog-friendly cottage featuring a Juliette balcony with gorgeous views of the garden and Porlock Bay, underfloor heating, and an open-plan living and dining area.

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A gable-windowed holiday cottage overlooks a large lawn bordered by bushy shrubs.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Garden View is an impressive holiday apartment in Porlock Weir with a gorgeous garden and views over the countryside to the coast of Somerset. Situated within a former Edwardian hunting lodge, the pet-friendly cottage sleeps four. It has a lovely lawned garden with a furnished area for outdoor dining, plus a light and airy interior with an open-plan design.

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A restored coach house with a large deck surrounded by a flower and shrub filled garden on Exmoor.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

The Coach House near the seaside village of Porlock Weir, Somerset, is the perfect romantic getaway for two along the Exmoor coast; a small dog-friendly cottage offering gorgeous views of Porlock Bay from the private terrace, stone flagged flooring and an upstairs double bedroom with comfy king-size bed.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3

Relax in style on the West Somerset coast at Coach House View, a large country house in Porlock Weir. This detached holiday home was completely renovated and reopened as a holiday cottage in 2022. It’s a dream: spacious, light and airy with all modern conveniences from ensuite bathrooms to Wi-Fi and gorgeous gardens; it welcomes up to 8 guests.

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A House with large conservatory is surrounded by a garden with lawns and mature shrubs.
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3

Chapel Knap is a luxurious Exmoor holiday cottage on the Somerset coast dating back to the 12th century. The pet-friendly cottage in Porlock Weir, Somerset, boasts an impressive sunroom and a sub-tropical garden with stunning ocean views, period furnishings, a log fire, seclusion and access to the delights of Exmoor.

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A large Someerset house overlooks a spacious lawn lined by flowering shrubs and trees.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Vale View Apartment is a light, airy, spacious first-floor holiday apartment in Porlock Weir within the west wing of a beautiful Edwardian hunting lodge. Patio doors open onto a private balcony with a table and chairs overlooking the front of the property. Sleeps four guests.

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A large contemporary holiday cottage overlooks fields dipping down to a beach and ocean views.
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6

Discover Owlscombe, an Exmoor coastal cottage offering panoramic sea views and luxurious accommodations. Located in picturesque Porlock Weir, this 6-bedroom seaside holiday home sleeps 12 and is pet-friendly. Enjoy spacious living areas, eco-friendly features, and a games room for entertainment. Step outside to explore nearly an acre of expansive gardens, complete with seating areas and BBQ facilities. With its stunning location and modern amenities, Owlscombe is the perfect choice for your Porlock Weir holiday.

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Exterior of a old holiday cottage overlooking Porlock Weir harbour at high tide.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Situated in the heart of the seaside village of Porlock Weir, Somerset, Harbour House Apartment once housed the harbour master but now makes an idyllic holiday home along the Exmoor coast, a waterside cottage featuring two cosy bedrooms and French windows offering gorgeous views of the bay.

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A 2-storey house with a ground-floor extension overlooks a courtyard and mature garden.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Coachman’s Cottage is a gorgeous romantic bolthole with ocean views in West Porlock, Somerset. The former stable block sleeps two, welcomes pets, and features contemporary style and traditional charm, ample grounds, wooden floors, furnished outdoor spaces, a sea breeze and a log fire. 

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The idyllic 15th Century harbour village of Porlock Weir, punches far above its weight in terms of dining experiences in so small a community. Visitors can enjoy lunches and dinners at the culinary delights offered by local establishments such as "The Bottom Ship," renowned for its familial ambiance, crackling open fires, and array of locally sourced ales and ciders. For those seeking a taste of international fare, Locanda at the Weir offers Italian-inspired cuisine, while Ziang's provides Southeast Asian streetfood dishes, both adding to the diverse culinary landscape of Exmoor.

Beyond gastronomic pleasures, Porlock Weir is home to Exmoor Adventures, a hub for outdoor enthusiasts offering an extensive range of activities including kayaking, coasteering, and mountain biking. Additionally, visitors can arrange for guided excursions with local safari companies, providing opportunities to explore the moorland and observe its famed ponies and deer. For a journey through history, visitors can also venture to the West Somerset Railway and experience a nostalgic ride aboard their renowned steam-hauled trains, further enhancing the multifaceted appeal of Porlock Weir as a destination for discerning travellers.

Here are more suggestions for holiday activities available to visitors to Porlock Weir:

  1. Take a walk along the South West Coast Path

Porlock Weir is situated on the South West Coast Path, a stunning trail offering breathtaking coastline views. You can walk along the path to enjoy the scenery and explore nearby villages.

 

  1. Visit Porlock Bay Oysters

Porlock Bay Oysters is a local oyster farm that offers tours and tasting sessions. You can learn about the oyster farming process and sample some of the freshest oysters you'll ever taste.

 

  1. Explore the Exmoor National Park

Exmoor National Park is just a few miles from Porlock Weir and offers endless outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and wildlife spotting.

  1. Take a boat trip.

You can take a boat trip from Porlock Weir to explore the Somerset coastline and spot seals, dolphins, and other marine wildlife.

  1. Visit the Porlock Weir Harbour

Porlock Weir Harbour is a small, picturesque harbour home to a variety of boats. You can walk around the harbour and take in the sights or even rent a boat to explore the surrounding waters. Look for the 'Smiling Pillbox', slowly subsiding into the pebble beach, and see if you can work out how it gained its nickname.

  1. Visit the Porlock Weir Chocolate House

The Porlock Weir Chocolate House is a small, independent shop offering handmade chocolates and other confections. You can stop by for a sweet treat or even attend a chocolate-making workshop.

  1. Visit Culbone Church

Culbone Church is a tiny, historic church located in the nearby village of Culbone. The church is believed to be the smallest parish church in England and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. It is best reached by a lovely scenic coastal walk from Porlock Weir.

These are just a few suggestions for things to do on holidays in Porlock Weir. Porlock Weir is an excellent destination for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday with its beautiful scenery, rich history, and charming atmosphere.

 

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