Halsecombe Cottage

Porlock, Somerset, Country village

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Outside Description

A wooden bench and some garden furniture is provided. The cottage is ideal for walkers as the 3/4 acre natural garden gives direct access into woodlands and thereby onto the moor. In the Spring the garden is a mass of primroses and naturalised daffodils. The delights of Exmoor are literally on the doorstep and the Coastal Path is a mile or so woodland walk away at Porlock Weir.

Downstairs Description

Entrance is via a small porch into the living room, the kitchen has a dining table and there are two bedrooms - one double and one twin. The family bathroom is situated at the end of the hall, which has a shower over the bath.

Windows Views Description

A main feature of Halsecombe is the stunning view of Porlock Bay which can be enjoyed whilst you are relaxing in the living room and watching the ever changing light on the Bristol Channel, or you can look across to the old orchard opposite where red deer can frequently be seen. There is also a wooden arbour in the top garden where you can relax with a drink whilst enjoying the view.

Other Notes

Due to the situation of the property, the steps and the steep garden, we recommend that the property is not suitable for young children, elderly people or anyone with limited mobility.

Ocean Lookout
Dogs Welcome
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Romantic Hideaway
Tourist Attractions:
  • Tropiquaria Zoo: Tropiquaria Animal & Adventure Park, a great day out for adults and children of all ages. Hold a snake or creepie-crawly in the Tropical Hall, visit the amazing puppet show and the aquarium. Outside play for hours on the full-size pirate ships or in the Indoor Play Castle. Visit website
  • Dunster Castle: An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens. Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history. Visit website
  • West Somerset Railway: It is Britain’s longest “Heritage” Railway running from Bishops Lydeard to the coast at Minehead. There are nine restored stations en route serving a variety of destinations. The railway runs special themed trains throughout the year and large-scale events. Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • The Bottom Ship: Homemade food using local, fresh produce is served in our bar area daily. Local Real ales and Ciders are served in our bar. Pets are most welcome inside and outside. Visit website
  • Piggy In The Middle: Our restaurant has been established for over 18 years and has been responsible for providing outstanding quality food ever since. Our speciality is in the area of fresh local game, meats and seafood and our regular customers particularly value the friendly ambience. Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Cost Cutter: Located in Porlock Visit website
  • Tesco: Online ordering and delivery, located 6 miles away in Minehead. Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Minehead & West Somerset GC: Minehead and West Somerset Golf Club is a great classic links course set against the rugged backdrop of the Brendon Hills with captivating sea views. If you're seeking a great round of golf, in a superb location, this is the place. Visit website
  • Burrowhayes Farm Riding: We organise escorted rides of mixed abilities in the glorious Horner Valley and on the open moorland. Everyone can enjoy to the full the beauty of Exmoor with the added thrill of being on horseback. Small children's ponies are available for parents to walk and lead. Visit website