Anna Hamlyn - Property Manager for Somerset, Dorset, mid, north & east Devon

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

The Orchard (2507)

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.

There is a beautiful colourful sheltered garden here, as well as the orchard and the woodland.

Picture 1 of 39. There is a beautiful colourful sheltered garden here, as well as the orchard and the woodland.

There is a beautiful colourful sheltered garden here, as well as the orchard and the woodland.The main sitting-room is really welcoming and spacious. The French windows lead to the patio and gardens.The sociable kitchen and dining-area is a real family room.
The beautiful terraced garden with the orchard and woodland beyond.You can walk to Porlock Weir through the orchard, along the woodland track and then joining the footpath and little road to the quay.There are distant sea views from the sitting-room.
There are welcoming touches throughout this lovely house.Looking back across the kitchen towards the snug.The master bedroom, Bedroom 1, is dual aspect with views down the hillside to the sea.
Another view of the spacious and elegant master bedroom.The large en suite bathroom for the master bedroom overlooks the garden.The pretty double bedroom, Bedroom 2, has a really tranquil feel.
Another view of the double bedroom.The twin bedroom, Bedroom 3, looks out over the garden and towards the orchard and woodland at the top of the hill.There is a lovely room that can be used as an office to plan your day, or as a cot-room.
Another view of this room, showing the cot and the French windows to a little private patio.The lovely bright family bathroom.  There is a shower cubicle as well as the bath.There is a welcoming entrance hall to The Orchard.
This is a wonderful family house - a great choice for special occasions.The sociable kitchen/dining-room - a lovely setting for a celebration or just for a happy family meal.The snug really is just that!
Books and games for children are provided in the snug.This is just the place for a treat!The lovely garden - this is looking out from the French windows of the sitting-room.
The Orchard has a really lovely garden with several different places to sit and  enjoy the views.There is a picnic-table in this sheltered corner of the garden.This is a view looking up above the garden to the orchard and beyond that the woodland with walks to Porlock Weir and the South West Coastal Path.
Deer come down to graze in the orchard next to the house.This is the little patio outside the study/cot-room - a great place to sit and watch the deer in the orchard.The Orchard at the foot of its own hillside, in spring time.
Minehead has miles of sandy beach for all the family to enjoy.A few minutes' drive away is the picturesque National Trust village of Selworthy, on the headland between Porlock and Minehead and close to the South West Coastal Path.This is the historic Yarn Market in the centre of medieval Dunster, just a short drive away.
Walk through the orchard and woodland to this lovely pub at Porlock Weir for lunch and then wander along the beach.Porlock Weir is stunning whatever the time of yearThe scenery is amazing in winter too.
...making this a wonderful house for Christmas.A view from above Porlock Weir - a lovely walk from The Orchard.The view across to Greenaleigh Point from the top of Porlock Hill.

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.

Ground Floor

Porch. Entrance hall. Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin. Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner. Kitchen/Dining-room with electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. Snug with TV and DVD player.

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin. Bedroom 2 with double bed (5'). Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin. Cot-room/Study.

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.

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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 Breaks
are 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

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