Why I chose this property “it is a superb quality family-sized house with both the coast and Exmoor on the doorstep.”
Anna Hamlyn - Property Manager
5.3 miles W of Minehead | Sleeps 6 + cot | Price Band Q (£567 - £1581)
Early Booking Offer. 10% off any 2013 week at this cottage until 15th March.
Picture 1 of 39. There is a beautiful colourful sheltered garden here, as well as the orchard and the woodland.
This stunning detached house overlooking pretty Porlock village has far reaching sea views and is an ideal base for walking and exploring. The Orchard is extremely spacious with French windows to the garden from the dual-aspect sitting-room, with its lovely wood-burner, and from the first floor cot-room/study. The open plan kitchen/dining-room adjoins the snug and is a sociable space for all the family. The bedrooms have wonderful views over the gardens, orchard and woodland at the top of the hill, and the master bedroom boasts sea views. There are two sheltered patios and a large enclosed terraced garden as well as the namesake hillside orchard (very steep so take care) where deer often graze. A magical track through private woodland links up with the footpaths that lead to Porlock Weir and the coast a mile and a half away. You can stroll into Porlock in minutes for shops, pubs and cafes, and the coastline offers the choice of wide sandy beaches at Minehead or rocky foreshores where the Exmoor National Park reaches the clifftops. Please note that the changeover times are 4pm on arrival and 10am on departure.
Facilities & Services
Inclusive Heating – full oil-fired CH. Telephone (incoming only). Cot. High chair. 2 Stair-gates. WiFi. At Cost Logs for wood-burner – first basket free thereafter pay Owner.
- Private parking for 3 cars.
- Garden furniture and barbecue.
- Shop .5m.
- Pub 400 yds.
- Public telephone 400 yds.
- No smoking.
- Regret no pets.
- Arrive/Depart Saturday.
2014 Short Breaks
The Orchard is available for Winter, Spring, Autumn, Christmas and New Year Short Breaks for 4 to 6 nights.
Winter Short Breaks
8 November 2014 to 20 December 2014
In this quieter period short breaks can be booked at any time in advance of the holiday.
Spring and Autumn Short Breaks
At The Orchard, these can be booked 8 weeks in advance of the holiday.
Christmas Short Breaks
These can be booked after 1 November.
New Year Short Breaks
They can be booked after 1 October subject to Owner approval, or more generally after 1 November.
Prices for Short Breaksare worked out as follows:
4 nights - 75% of the weekly price
5 nights - 80% of the weekly price
6 nights - 90% of the weekly price