Magnolia Cottage is set in an idyllic spot next to a running stream in the Hawkcombe valley, a ten minute walk from the centre of Porlock village. Dating back to the 19th century, the cottage has rustic feel with all the modern comforts that you will need. There are two bedrooms, comfortable lounge and farmhouse kitchen with Aga-style range as well as an electric oven and hob.
- Double bedroom overlooking the patio and stream
- Twin room with spacious wardrobe overlooking the garden
- Sofa-Bed and Armchairs
- Smart TV
- Wood Burner
- Board Games
- Free Wifi
- Electric Oven
- Washer Dryer
- Dining table
- Over-bath shower
- Bed linen and towels supplied
- Patio with garden furniture
- Private bridge over Hawkcombe stream
The hills of Exmoor surround Porlock on three sides, with the heather covered moors cut by deep, often wooded coombes with clear sparkling streams at their base.
The spectacular beauty of Exmoor is protected by the Exmoor National Park Authority and the National Trust, with the flora and fauna on the moor helped by the award-winning purity of the air. In addition, Porlock Bay has received EU awards for the cleanliness of the sea-water. Its unique situation allows Porlock to enjoy a wonderful, warm and soft climate.
Porlock is a traditional Exmoor Village with a long history of settlements existing on or near the site of the existing village, with stone-age remains only a short distance away. It is also a working village with shops supplying all that you need, to be found in the High Street. You will certainly be sure of a friendly Exmoor welcome in them all. This will be echoed in the pubs, hotels and restaurants to be found here.
Porlock Weir, only 2 miles away, is a quaint little harbour with a unique charm that has to be experienced. It also boasts the remains of a prehistoric forest, small parts of which are occasionally visible still at a very low tide, and it was here that some remains of an Aurochs were found. These are now on display in the Visitor Centre in Porlock.
The poets Wordsworth and Coleridge found Porlock very much to their liking and indeed Coleridge was interrupted by “a man from Porlock” whilst writing “Kubla Khan”; the consequence of which was that he lost his inspiration and never completed it. In 1798 their friend Robert Southey stayed at “The Ship Inn” at the bottom of Porlock Hill. To commemorate the association with Coleridge, Porlock is the western end of The Coleridge Way, the newly established walk from Nether Stowey in the Quantocks to Exmoor.
Magnolia Cottage is located in Porlock at the heart of Exmoor National Park, easily accessible by road via the M5 or A303.
Coming from London, Bristol or the north, head towards Taunton or Bridgwater and then follow signs to Minehead.
Although easier by car, Porlock can be accessed by a bus from Taunton to Minehead and then a second bus on to Porlock. Taunton is served by national rail and coach services.
5 Huish Row | Porlock | Minehead | Somerset | TA24 8LN
Magnolia Cottage is availble for hire throughout the year. Click here to see rates and availability.