Local Area Information
The cottage is walking distance to Porlock with its many amenities including pubs, restaurants, shops, butchers, recreation ground with playground and tourist information.
It is set in 267 square miles of the stunning Exmoor National Park, on the edge of the ancient Hawkcombe woodland.
It is based in the ideal location for walking and cycling with many footpaths and bridleways literally on the doorstep and the Exmoor, Quantock and Brendon Hills and the coast are all nearby.
Close by are:
- Porlock Weir; a quaint harbour and hamlet within approximately 2 miles
- Dunkery Beacon; the highest point on Exmoor and in Somerset, a designated Ancient Monument.
- Lynton and Lynmouth which has the stunning Valley of the Rocks, well known for its herd of feral goats, and Cliff Railway
- Doone valley where the famous book 'Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor' is based.
- Dunster; The medieval village of Dunster is in Somerset within the Exmoor National Park. With it's Castle, Yarn Market, Tithe Barn and a wealth of listed buildings, Dunster is a favourite destination for many tourists.
- Porlock Hill - the infamous steep gradient section of the A39, with fantastic views at the top over the Bristol Channel to Wales and Exmoor.
- Minehead - The nearest town, with sandy beaches. The West Somerset Railway station of Minehead has vintage trains running throughout the year.
The surfer's beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Puttsborough are just 45-60 minutes drive away.
There are lots of opportunities to see the native wildlife of Exmoor, with red deer, ponies, birds of prey and many more. These can all be seen from the garden or in the local area.
Exmoor National Park has been designated the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Europe.