The pretty coastal village of Porlock is situated just 5 miles to the west of the popular seaside resort of Minehead, with breath-taking views over the Bristol Channel to the north and the spectacular Exmoor National Park to the south. The perfect base if you are looking for a holiday of both coast and country, it is minutes away from the traditional seaside atmosphere that you would come to expect of Western Somerset.
Why visit Porlock?
Often referred to as the jewel in Exmoor’s Crown, this quaint English village is not only a lovely place to spend a tranquil few days, it is also the perfect base for exploring Exmoor National Park as well as being perfectly located for a spot of sea fishing, golf and cycling. Also, visit the picturesque Porlock Weir.
Things to do in Porlock:
As well as walking, cycling and riding in the surrounding parks, you are only a few minutes’ drive from all the seaside attractions in Minehead as well as Dunster Castle. The steam trains of the West Somerset Railway are a short drive away and there are lots of adventure and water sports to sign up for.
Why stay in a Porlock cottage?
If you are looking for a coastal cottage for a family holiday or want to spend a quiet weekend away with friends and four-legged friends exploring the trails of the South West Coast Path, we will have the perfect property for you in our collection of cottages in Porlock.
Three must-see things in Porlock:
- Sign up for some adventures at Exmoor Adventures – you can try canoeing, archery, rock climbing and more.
- Visit the enchanting Greencombe Gardens, overlooking Porlock Bay.
- Pop into the Dovery Manor Museum which offers a locally-based collection of historical artefacts and books.