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7 Nights  

  • £378  to  £875

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Short Breaks From

  • £113 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £263 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Beach Nearby

About Church View

Church View is a comfortable family holiday home in the coastal village of Porlock in the Exmoor National Park. It is immaculate throughout, with space for six people to sleep in three bedrooms and an open plan living area. The mid-terrace house is on a quiet residential cul-de-sac with no passing traffic that is barely two minutes on foot from the High Street. It's well-equipped for family self-catering and, while it has an enclosed garden to the rear, children love that there is a playground barely 100 metres from the house via a traffic-free footpath. Virtually every business in Porlock is owned and run by a local, including the family-run Castle Inn and two other pubs.

Porlock is a friendly village populated mainly by locals with a few holiday houses. It's an ideal place for your family holiday as it's close to beaches and other attractions yet quiet enough that you can enjoy family life. You don't have to worry that your kids will be woken up by revellers walking home late from the pub or that your summer barbecue will be drowned out by cars and buses trundling past the house. People love living here, and it shows. Instead of empty shop fronts and identikit chain stores, you'll find cafes serving freshly-baked cakes and scones, pubs with Somerset beers and ciders on tap, a traditional butcher serving locally reared meat, and a cheesemonger and deli that will fill any cheese lover's heart with joy. Minehead is a ten-minute drive away and has a supermarket, a farmers' market in the centre of town every Friday morning, shops, cafes and restaurants.

Staying at Church View means you don't have to choose between the coast and the countryside. There is a level footpath from the village through a Site of Special Scientific Interest to Porlock Bay, while other routes climb to Porlock Hill and Selworthy Beacon for breathtaking views over the Bristol Channel. Porlock Weir and the South West Coast Path are about a mile from the cottage, and you're close to Porlock and Bossington Beaches. Days out can include admiring the charm of Lynton and Lynmouth, two villages linked by a Victorian water-powered funicular with a beauty spot and cafe at the top. Minehead has two beaches and traditional seaside amusements. Go mountain biking, hiking, fishing, surfing, sailing and paddleboarding. Attractions like National Trust Dunster and Dunster Castle, Exmoor Zoo, and Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park make it even more family-friendly.

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Owner details:

Chris joined Independent Cottages in December 2013

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Exmoor)

Accommodation Comprises:

Church View is a mid-terraced holiday cottage with a traditional layout and accommodation over two levels.


  • Large living/dining room with comfortable sofas covered with throws and cushions so you can snuggle down and relax in front of the 55-inch Smart TV with Freeview channels, listen to music, or read one of the many books provided by the owner. A solid wood dining table seats six and glass French doors open into the garden.
  • Fitted kitchen well-equipped for family self-catering with appliances including a dishwasher and a washer/dryer. There's another table in here to use for breakfast, to keep an eye on younger children eating while you cook for adults, or to use as extra bench space when preparing meals.


  • Off the upstairs landing, the master bedroom has a king-sized bed, bedside tables with reading lights, a wardrobe with mirrored doors, and a chest of drawers.
  • The second bedroom has a double (4ft 6in wide) bed and storage.
  • There are two single beds separated by a nightstand with reading light.
  • A large heated towel rail ensures you're not cold when you step out of the shower. The bathroom also has a WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has an enclosed garden with a lawn and a patio with garden furniture. There is a lockable shed in the garden, housing extra garden seating and a barbecue, it can be used to store bikes too if required. A lockable garden gate opens onto a footpath leading to the village playground and High Street. There is free parking on the road and off-street parking in the garage on the neighbour's property.

Additional Information: Bed linen, bath towels, WiFi, and utilities are included. Guests to bring beach towels if they are required. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement. Smoking is not allowed in the property.

This property is managed by a local agency who may charge commission/booking fees. However, Independent Cottages does not apply any additional booking fees to prices quoted by the agency.

Church View Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double & 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £378
To £875
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)117 318 0763 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Church View 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 17th May 2022

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