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.

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. Twelve acres of grounds and gardens surround the house, full of mature trees, huge lawns (croquet), small stream and rhododendrons, all managed for maximum wildlife habitat; wisteria cascades from the verandah, with the pebbly beach that can be accessed along the path beside the paddocks, 250m.

Inside, a wonderful mix of comfort, elegance and space. Curving drive to heavy oak front door with slate-floored porch (for boots/coats); inner hall opening to heavily beamed living-room with leather chairs and handsome mantelpiece (woodburner). Off this room, wood-panelled bar (glasses provided, bring your own bottles), downstairs loo and two more living-rooms, one suiting youngsters with TV/DVD, games room,  and one elegant, with French windows to the terrace (barbecue), TV and terrific views - just right for evening drinks. Dining-room with big bay window and same brilliant views; large, functional kitchen with efficient commercial gas cooker, domestic gas cooker, two dishwashers, washer-drier, microwave, freezer, commercial fridge and access to large terrace. Lovely sweeping staircase up to the first floor and eight bedrooms - four double (three queen size, one king size bed), four twin, all with either en-suite shower-room or bathroom. More stairs (stairgates) up to the second floor and seven more bedrooms, all with either en-suite bathroom or shower-room, many with terrific views - three double (two queen size), a twin, a single, and a room with three singles. Cot and high chair available.

 Local professional caterers available. Friendly owners live on-site and are happy to advise on best walks, pretty pub, 1 mile. 

Additional amenities include:  coast 5 miles, fishing - private, views, pub 1 mile walk, pets,  woodburner, big gardens to wander.

Arrival from 4.00 pm.

Groups with more children than adults not permitted. Single sex groups not permitted.

A superb family house.

Damages Deposit £500

33% Deposit to confirm booking. Balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.

  • Sleeps 30, all en suite
  • Direct private access onto the beach
  • Free WIFI
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Off street parking
  • Professional catering available
  • Magnificent house
  • Sea Views
  • Accessibility
    • Car Required
    • Child Friendly
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Non Smoking
    Child / Baby Facilities
    • Cot Available
    • High Chair
    • Stair Gate
    • Toys & Games
    Entertainment Facilities
    • Board Games
    • Books
    • DVD Player
    • Internet Access
    • Pool Table
    • Table Football
    • Table Tennis
    • TV
    • WiFi
    General Facilities
    • Catering Available
    • Central Heating
    • Coffee Maker
    • Cooking Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • Fireplace
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Grill
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Board
    • Linen Provided
    • Local Maps
    • Log Fire
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Picnic Set
    • Shower
    • Toaster
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washer/Dryer
    • Washing Machine
    Local Activities
    • Climbing
    • Cycling
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Horse Riding
    • Hunting
    • Outdoor Sports
    • Rafting
    • Shooting
    • Sightseeing
    • Swimming
    • Walking
    • Water Sports
    Local Amenities
    • ATM
    • Beach (short drive)
    • Beach (walking)
    • Bike Hire
    • Bus
    • Cafe
    • Farm Shop
    • Firewood
    • Gallery
    • Medical Centre
    • Museum
    • Pharmacy
    • Pub
    • Railway
    • Restaurant
    • Shops
    • Taxi
    Outdoor Facilities
    • Balcony / Terrace
    • Barbecue
    • Croquet Set
    • Decking Area
    • Garden
    • Outdoor Lighting
    • Parking for several vehicles
    • Parking Off Street
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture
    Type of Location
    • Beach
    • Peaceful
    • Remote
    • Rural
    • Scenic
    • Village
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"A fantastic place for a big family/ friends get together, lovely house & garden, with beautiful surroundings, nice pubs etc close by within walking distance . The staff on hand were very helpful & pleasant. Hope to return for the 3rd time at some point! "