The Dog House At Porlock

Porlock, Somerset, Country village

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

Outside Description

At the front of the property is a small garden which is crazy paved with shrub borders behind low wall with wrought iron pedestrian gate. To the rear is a private walled courtyard with table and chairs for dining outside.

It's an easy walk to all village amenities, Porlock is a wonderful working Exmoor village boasting three pubs, two grocery shops, a traditional local butcher, chemist, cash machine, hardware shop, visitor centre, several art galleries and a range of independent restaurants, shops and tea rooms.

Downstairs Description

The ground floor is largely open-plan; the sitting room has a wood-burner with comfortable seating and TV, and French door out to the rear courtyard area. The superb kitchen-dining room is spacious and includes modern appliances such as an integrated induction hob, eye level oven with warming drawer, dishwasher, tall fridge-freezer, kettle and toaster. Ample crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots, pans, and utensils are also provided.

Staying on the ground floor there is a large utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, microwave and a separate cloakroom with toilet and hand basin.

First Floor Description

two bedrooms, one double and one twin, both with views towards the surrounding hills. The double bedroom has a king-sized bed and an en-suite wet room including toilet and hand basin. There is also a family bathroom on the first floor which comprises bath with mixer tap and hand shower attachment, toilet and hand basin.

Second Floor Description

there are two further bedrooms, both with double beds, and with views to the surrounding hills. Both also have en-suite shower rooms including toilets and hand basins.

Dogs Welcome: two well-behaved dogs (downstairs only please) for a supplementary fee of £15 per dog per booking. Sadly it cannot accommodate four legged friends who chew furniture, bark excessively or enjoy sleeping upstairs.
Child Friendly
Group Getaways
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Enclosed Garden/Patio
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 Ship Inn Porlock: Home made food using local produce is served daily in the bar and restaurant. Cask Marque recommended Real Ales and ciders are served in a genuine Exmoor bar. Pets are most welcome and ample car parking is available. Visit website
  • Locanda At The Weir, Porlock Weir: Https:// Visit website
  • Reeves In Dunster: We are a multi-award winning fine dining restaurant in Dunster, near Minehead in Somerset. We serve local product and seasonal cuisine. We are chef-owned and believe in a passion for great food, great atmosphere and good times. Visit website
Food Stores:
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
  • Exmoor Adventures Outdoor Activities: Exmoor Adventures provides a range of award winning outdoor activities including Coasteering, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Canoeing, Raft Building, Archery, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Tree Climbing, 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