Holidays in Porlock

Porlock, sheltered on the West Somerset coast by the sweeping valleys of Exmoor National Park is full of unusual charm and ancient relics. The South West Coast Path serpentines the town leading you to England’s smallest church, past the Coleridge Way and out to the sea where at low tide you can see the remains of an ancient flooded forest.

Our Porlock holiday cottages set you in an area of inspiring scenery and tranquillity. The town boasts lovely tea rooms, independent shops and some cosy pubs in which to enjoy a quiet lunch or a peaceful dinner.

Search for cottages in Porlock or view our guide to Porlock holiday cottages below.

Did you know

The bones of ancient cattle were discovered in Porlock’s marshes and are believed to be from 1500BC. Porlock’s marshes are designated as an Areas of Specific Scientific Interest and if you look closely enough at low tide you may spot traces of the ancient forest (now submerged by the sea) dating back to almost 8000 years ago.

Cottages in Porlock (8)

Must see

Porlock Weir & Porlock Bay Porlock Weir is part saltwater marsh and is home to lots of seabirds.

Exmoor National Park Wild red deer or the native Exmoor pony are just some of the delights that make Exmoor special.

Bossington Beach Bossington Beach is famous for its wooden stumps (groynes) that appear along the coast.

Featured cottages in Porlock

Cowbridge Cottage
Cowbridge Cottage
Dunster (2mls SW) , Somerset
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 3
Dumble Cottage
Dumble Cottage
Minehead, Somerset
Sleeps: 5 | Bedrooms: 3
Trinity House
Trinity House
Minehead, Somerset
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3
Windermere
Windermere
Minehead, Somerset
Sleeps: 7 | Bedrooms: 4
Summerland House
Summerland House
Minehead, Somerset
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 4
Monkham House
Monkham House
Exmoor National Park, Somerset
Sleeps: 16 | Bedrooms: 7
Carriage Loft
Carriage Loft
Minehead, Somerset
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
1 Court Cottage
1 Court Cottage
Minehead, Somerset
Sleeps: 3 | Bedrooms: 2
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Places near Porlock

  • Exmoor
    (5mls)

    Ponies, green valleys that meet the sea and miles of open wilderness.

  • Minehead
    (6mls)

    A hoard of prehistoric fossils makes seaside town Minehead special.

  • Dunster
    (7mls)

    An ancient town presided over by a magnificent cliff top castle.

  • Dulverton
    (12mls)

    Dulverton is in the wildly beautiful Exmoor National Park.

  • Watchet
    (12mls)

    Watchet is a harbour town with a fossil rich beach.

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