Welcome to Cottages at Porlock Weir
Spectacular Sea Views, Luxurious Holiday Cottages, Exmoor National Park

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Porlock Weir is on Exmoor National Park and is the perfect destination for a family holiday or a gorgeous romantic getaway. Instead of battling the crowds abroad, come and enjoy a self catering holiday on Exmoor in one of our 5* Porlock Weir cottages overlooking the scenic Porlock Weir in Somerset.

A holiday cottage on Exmoor has plenty of to offer both families and couples. You can choose from a relaxing week surrounded by some of the most scenic landscape in the South West of England, or you can use your time to explore the wider attractions of the local area: Porlock Weir is renowned as a local tourist attraction and as well as the lovely pebbled beach, the pretty harbour is home to many small boats, several interesting historic buildings, and there is even the remains of a submerged prehistoric forest beneath the shallow waters.

Somerset holiday cottages are always a popular choice for holidaymakers seeking a quiet break near the sea. Each of our cottages in Porlock Weir has been lovingly converted with no expense spared into top quality self catering holiday cottages with sea view from most of the windows, luxurious furnishings, a private gardens, and literally everything you and your family need for a holiday on Exmoor you will never forget.

There are four beautiful Porlock cottages to choose from: The Coach House and The Stable Block are ideal for couples, and St Anthony's Cottage and The Crow's Nest are perfect for families.  New cottages for 2011 are Dunn's Cottage and Quay Cottage which is on an island.  As well as containing a great selection of modern conveniences, each of our self catering holiday cottages are blessed with some of the most amazing sea views across Porlock Bay.

Our Exmoor Cottages offer unrivalled luxury and location and once you have stayed in one of our Porlock holiday cottage sea view properties, we can guarantee you will be back again next year!

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More about Porlock Weir:

Porlock Weir is located in eastern Exmoor and is a stunningly beautiful part of Somerset. The port itself lies about a mile to the west of the main village and is a very popular visitor attraction. For a family self catering holiday on Exmoor, cottages Porlock Weir are an excellent way to enjoy a fabulous week in the area and there are Porlock Weir cottages available to suit all budgets. If you prefer to travel deeper into the Exmoor National Park, you might like to check out holidays cottages on Exmoor, or even Somerset holiday cottages. Over the centuries Porlock Weir has played an important part in the local economy by providing a vital sea route in and out of the area. 

The local area surrounding Porlock Weir is steeped in history and the port has existed for more than 1,000 years. Over the centuries, Porlock Weir has provided a landing point for marauding Vikings and Danes, and the port was even used to export timber during World War II. Today, visitors staying in one of the several Porlock Weir cottages can enjoy four miles of shingle beach. Many thousands of years ago, Porlock beach was much further inland and at low tide, the remains of Mesolithic trees preserved by the marshy conditions can be glimpsed rising up through the surf like ghostly spectres from ancient times. 

Bird watchers staying in a sea view holiday cottage will also enjoy the area of marshland behind the beach that is home to a varied selection of bird species. Local shipwrecks are another point of interest around Porlock Weir and the remains of many a doomed vessel lie submerged beneath the shallow waters surrounding the port. With a holiday cottage sea view, you might even catch a glimpse of one at low tide. Many people staying in Porlock cottages in the area come to Porlock Weir to enjoy swimming and surfing in the sea, although the water can be hazardous for inexperienced surfers. 

Walking is another popular activity and the South West Coast Path and several other walking trails link through the area. For visitors who want to explore the delights of Exmoor and Somerset, a holiday cottage on Exmoor is a great choice. Many people dream of a holiday cottage with sea view across the bay, so check out the self catering holiday cottage on Exmoor options to find the best deals in time for summer.