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Oxford House

Porlock, Somerset (Ref. 1120569)


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Alison

    “Great location.”

    Very comfortable accommodation with good sized bedrooms and a well equipped kitchen. Enjoyed the views over the picturesque village of Porlock, but the cottage itself was very peaceful.

    Very comfortable accommodation with good sized bedrooms and a well equipped kitchen. Enjoyed the views over the picturesque village of Porlock, but the cottage itself was very peaceful.

    - Alison, March 2024


  • First-floor duplex apartment
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first-floor king-size, 2 x second-floor doubles
  • First-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric infrared heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles and beach 1.2 miles

The property

In the centre of the charming Somerset village of Porlock, Oxford House can be found above a renowned art gallery and has wonderful views of the historic St. Dubricuos Church and surrounding countryside.

This sunny light filled first-floor duplex apartment benefits from a fabulous location in the heart of the village with the bus stop in view, just outside, where the Exmoor Coaster (open top bus) can be taken to Minehead, Lynton and Ilfracombe.

There are also numerous walks from the doorstep.

The spacious interior has three well-equipped bedrooms; perfect for families or friends looking to explore all Somerset has to offer.

Cross the threshold and head straight for the fully-equipped kitchen where you can rustle up tasty meals for the whole family that can be enjoyed around the dining table in the sitting room.

After dinner, snuggle up with your loved ones on the plush sofas or raise a toast to your getaway with a glass of your favourite tipple.

The first floor is completed by a beamed master king-size room whilst the second floor accommodates a further two double bedrooms.

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic setting, explore the heart of Porlock where you can stock up on necessities at the stores merely paces away or enjoy a much-needed break from the kitchen by treating your loved ones to delicious meals at pubs like The Ship, The Castle, The Lorna Doone Hotel or The Royal Oak which all serve delicious food and a variety of drinks.

On sunny days head to the South West Coast path a mile away, where you can walk the salt marshes and the shingle ridge.

Bossington just 1.5 miles East has stunning cliff top walks and a beautiful tea garden.

Go West 1.5 miles to Porlock Weir for delightful harbour cafes, pubs and a few independent shops.

The historic village of Dunster is just 10 minutes drive away where a visit to the National Trust site of Dunster Castle is a must, for a great day out for all the family.

If you are looking for Sandy beaches Minehead is the place for a traditional bucket and spade fish and chip experience.

Outdoor enthusiasts will also be in their element thanks to the array of walking trails woven through the stunning countryside and coast; hike around Hurlstone Point, amble through Hawkcombe Woods, a National Nature Reserve or hike up to Dunkery Beacon the highest point on Exmoor for views stretching for miles.

All of this and more awaits at Oxford House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Minehead 5.5 miles; Lynton 11 miles.

Porlock is a quaint village, popular with tourists due its character, proximity to the lovely North Somerset coastline and situation within the Exmoor National Park. There are plenty of little gift shops along with pubs, cafes and restaurants to be found and only two miles away, the picturesque harbour of Porlock Weir offers wonderful views across the Bristol Channel. The Porlock Hill takes travelers up a steep, winding road out of the village to the Exmoor Hills, where walkers, horse riders and cyclists will love the open space, where ponies and red deer roam the moors. In 2011, Exmoor was designated as Europe’s first International Dark Skies Reserve, and so this is an excellent base for a romantic evening spent gazing at the stars, where a clear night unveils an abundance of interesting constellations to the naked eye. Porlock offers the choice of sea fishing from the weir, and the reservoirs and rivers of Exmoor are only a short, scenic drive away. Golfers can stay in Porlock and enjoy one of the several courses on the edges of Exmoor, with the nearest only seven miles away. The medieval village of Dunster, where the castle dominates the skyline, makes a great day out, or take a ride on the West Somerset steam train along the coast to the little harbour village of Watchet. A fabulous village location with lots of outdoor pursuits to interest every visitor.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas