Welcome to Porlock Coastal Holidays. Elthorne is a beautiful 4 bedroom house situated within Exmoor National Park. It accommodates up to 8 people and has superb coastal views overlooking the Bristol Channel to South Wales. Situated on Porlock Toll Road in the heart of Exmoor National Park, guests have access to the South West Coast Path on the doorstep.
Breath Taking Views
Elthorne is an attractive 1930’s detached house in an outstanding position with views along the coast from Porlock Weir to Hurlstone Point. This spacious property enjoys panoramic views across Porlock Bay due to the elevated position above the road. There are four bedrooms, one downstairs and three on the first floor, sleeping up to 8 guests. The beautiful mature garden has several seating areas to sit, relax and enjoy.
The kitchen comprises an electric double oven and hob, larder fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Other kitchen equipment includes toaster, kettle, a selection of cookware, saucepans and kitchen utensils, crockery, glasses and cutlery. The smart television with DVD player is situated in the sitting room. Wifi is also available throughout the property. A washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and hair dryers are all provided for your convenience.
Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your accommodation. Elthorne has central heating which will be programmed for you and can be adjusted to suit your preferences. There is also a wood-burning fire in the sitting room. Some logs, kindling and matches will be provided in the cooler months to get you started. Further logs can be purchased in the village if required.
Bed linen and towels are provided for your convenience, but please bring your own outdoor/beach towels. Duck feather pillows are provided, if you require synthetic pillow please make a note on your booking and synthetic pillows can be provided for you.
Tea, coffee and sugar will be provided. There may also be other non-perishable items like a salt, pepper and oil available. Household sundries such as toilet rolls, washing-up liquid, tea towels will also be available in the cottage.
Elthorne has a beautiful mature garden changing with the seasons. Parts of the garden are steep, accessed by steps. The garden is enclosed, however, small children and pets should be supervised at all times. The garden has several seating areas and patio furniture to allow you to eat and relax outdoors.
The sitting room and dining room are situated at the front of the property and have excellent coastal views. The kitchen is to the rear, with utility leading to the spacious downstairs bedroom. This bedroom has twin beds and coastal views with immediate access to the patio seating area. There is a downstairs toilet and in early 2018 there will be a downstairs bathroom incorporating a bath, walk-in shower and toilet. Upstairs there is a family bathroom comprising a bath with shower over, toilet and hand basin. There is also a separate shower room with toilet and hand basin.
The upstairs bedrooms are a good size with the two front bedrooms having superb coastal views, both with double beds. Overlooking the rear garden is a twin bedroom with built-in wardrobe.
Things to do in Porlock
Exmoor offers a great variety of activities for everyone with great food, drink and activities to suit all levels of energy and adventure including those who just want to relax. Elthorne gives you the chance to park the car for a week or more and explore on foot. Porlock has local pubs, small shops and restaurants. If you need it there is also a chemist and a local GP surgery.
Horse riding is available in nearby villages, a couple of local companies provide kayaking, paddle boarding and coasteering experiences. Great place for cycling with the option to store your bikes securely in the garage at Elthorne.
Steam enthusiasts can take advantage of the West Somerset Railway in Minehead. National Trust offers a number of properties including the beautiful Dunster Castle and a tea room on Selworthy Green.
Being situated in Exmoor we are lucky to have Exmoor National Park literature to help guide you on all the beautiful places to explore. Exmoor beauty changes with the seasons and there are events throughout the year for you to enjoy.
As a Dark Sky reserve, Exmoor is also a great place to enjoy the stars.
Walks and beaches
Elthorne is well positioned to make the most of local walks and great views. Walk across the lane in front of the house and join the footpath taking you to Porlock Weir. On reaching Porlock Weir there are places to eat, walk, relax or learn the art of catching crabs. Walking through Porlock village there are various walks to Porlock Marshes, Bossington beach and up to Hurlstone Point, the view you can see from the house. Within a short drive, there are lots of equally fabulous views and walks which we would be happy to recommend to you.
Great family friendly sandy beaches at Minehead and Dunster and further along the coast to Lynmouth, Combe Martin and Woolacombe. You can explore and enjoy the Exmoor coastline, kayaking, paddle boarding and climbing, there are a couple of local companies that can help you plan your adventures.