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Beehive Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £750  to  £900

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Short Breaks

  • £ Enquire
    4 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    4 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Beehive Cottage

Beehive Cottage has a timeless charm that appeals to couples and families. Sleeping four guests in two bedrooms, the cottage was built in 1866 and enjoys stunning views of Worthy Coombe and Porlock Bay. When you stand in the front garden, there is nothing between you and the cliffs but dry-stone walls, some fields and a few friendly local Exmoor horn sheep and Ruby Red Devon cows.

If you want space and privacy without feeling isolated, Beehive Cottage is perfect for you. It sits back from a private lane, so there is no passing traffic, yet it is only 1.5 miles to Porlock Weir’s medieval harbour where there is the popular Bottom Ship pub which is a favourite place to stop and catch your breath while walking along the South West Coast Path. Porlock Weir also has several fantastic cafes and an excellent chip shop with a Thai twist and some of the best views in Somerset.

Porlock is only a couple of miles on from Porlock Weir. It has craft shops to browse, pubs and cafes which are adept at catering for visitors who come to explore Exmoor National Park. You can visit the Dovery Manor Museum to find out more about the local area, while those with a love of gardens and gardening will want to see Greencombe Gardens in the spring and summer. There are several activity centres based in Porlock so you can try coasteering, kayaking, guided mountain biking and even extreme tree-climbing!

Minehead is a popular seaside resort five miles beyond Porlock. Its magnificent late-Victorian pier has been a landmark for more than a century, and the beach is safe for swimming with lifeguards during the summer. There is a lot to do on a day in Minehead. Take a ride on the West Somerset Railway’s vintage steam or diesel engine, stroll through Blenheim Gardens, browsing the local museum and gallery, or walk the Culver Cliff stretch of the South West Coast Path which rewards the uphill effort with amazing views of the Bristol Channel and the North Atlantic Ocean.

Exmoor National Park is breathtaking in its beauty, and Beehive Cottage is ideally placed to give you good access to its beaches and cliffs, countryside and moorland, beaches like Lee Bay (25 minutes away), and towns and villages like Lynton and Dunster. There are cafes and country houses, gardens and golf courses. Whether you try something new every day or find a favourite spot and settle in for the duration, Beehive Cottage is a wonderful place to stay.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

John Richards joined Independent Cottages in November 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby

Location (Exmoor)

Accommodation Comprises:

Beehive Cottage is a Victorian worker's home that has been restored and upgraded to provide a very comfortable standard of accommodation for modern guests. It is all on one level and is suitable for wheelchair users.

  • The living area and kitchen is open plan, with a fitted kitchen at one end and a relaxing sitting area at the other.
  • Sitting area with a two-seater and three-seater sofa facing the log burning stove, and the owners have kindly provided a basket of logs and kindling free of charge.
  • Kitchen well equipped with an under-counter fridge, oven and stove, microwave, and a good range of cooking implements, cutlery and crockery. There is a wooden table and chairs for four, which also provides additional space for preparing meals if required.
  • The main bedroom has a double bed with bedside tables and reading lights, and good storage so that guests can unpack and feel right at home.
  • Second twin bedroom with two full-sized single beds, decorated in a way that is appropriate for adults or children. A travel cot can be provided on request.
  • A tiled bathroom has a large bath with shower attachment above, WC, heated towel rail and hand basin.

Outside: Beehive Cottage has a spacious garden with incredible ocean views. A barbecue and garden table with benches provides the ideal place for outdoor meals in the summer, or just sitting and admiring the view. There is off-street parking for several cars. It is possible to walk a few minutes through surrounding fields to access the South West Coast Path.

Additional Information: The cottage has central heating throughout. All utilities and linen are included, including cot linen if requested. Well behaved dogs are welcome for a small charge and with prior agreement from the owner. Short breaks (three night minimum) are available from the end of October to mid March and flexible changeover days are possible depending on availability. No smoking.

Beehive Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 13th Apr 2024 - Fri, 14th Jun 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 15th Jun 2024 - Fri, 19th Jul 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 20th Jul 2024 - Fri, 27th Sep 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 28th Sep 2024 - Fri, 1st Nov 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 2nd Nov 2024 - Fri, 20th Dec 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 21st Dec 2024 - Fri, 3rd Jan 2025
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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John Richards
Member Since November 2017

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