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Self catering accommodation near scenic railways and steam trains - perfect for train spotting

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Train Spotting Holiday

West Somerset Railway, a true country branch line of the old Great Western Railway is full of fascination whether you are looking for a nostalgic ride back in time through lovely countryside or to study the railway and industrial heritage which our line preserves.

The historic steam locomotives, coaches and wagons, and the buildings of our ten unique stations linked by a twenty mile scenic journey will repay hours of exploration. The surrounding countryside is as varied as it is beautiful.

The gently rolling Quantock hills and distant Exmoor, unspoilt villages and farms nestling in leafy lanes, the cliffs and coast of the Bristol Channel with views of distant South-Wales, confident Church Towers, Dunster's imposing Castle and Minehead's seaside charm are all waiting to be discovered.

  • Porlock Vale House

    About a lane-mile west of Porlock, a magnificent house dating from the 19th cent, hugely enlarged by generations of the wealthy as a hunting lodge. Exquisitely positioned with a superb wooded backdrop looking out over the sea as the coast circles gently round to the small picturesque harbour of Porlock Weir.

    • Sleeps 30, all en suite
    • Direct private access onto the beach
    • Free WIFI
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Off street parking
  • Vale View Apartment

    Vale View Apartment is a very large two-bedroom first floor holiday apartment near Porlock on the West Somerset coast. It sleeps 4 people. It is well presented with a wonderful open plan kitchen /reception area with views to the sea. perfect for entertaining. A balcony with views over the garden , the perfect spot for a pre-dinner drink. The property is child and dog friendly in a gorgeous location.

    • Sleeps 4 Twin & Double
    • Gorgeous views
    • Direct private access onto the beach
    • Free WIFI
    • Off street parking
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