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Oxford House

(Ref. 1120569)

Porlock, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • spacious (5)
  • comfortable (4)
  • porlock (4)

8 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location."

    Very comfortable accommodation with good sized bedrooms and a well equipped kitchen. Enjoyed the views over the picturesque village of Porlock, but the cottage itself was very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely week in Oxford house."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2024

  • "Oxford House is an absolutely beautiful property in the heart of a vibrant village."

    There are wonderful pubs within a two minute walk, we returned to the Royal Oak three times and the food was divine each time. The Ship Inn (top and bottom) are also old favourites. The butchers never disappoints, particularly wonderful sausages if you fancy a night in and an easy meal. Tesco’s and Sainsbury’s deliver too so it makes your shopping stressless. It’s incredibly spacious and well equipped with everything you could want for a week away. The beds were like sleeping on fluffy clouds. Although it is on the main village road the secondary glazing cuts out all of the general noise to the point that we opened a panel up as we could not hear the church bells ringing next door and the evening practice session was wonderful. I rather like waking to birdsong and horses being ridden past but if you prefer silence you’ll get it. The only possible downside I can think of (and it’s certainly not a deal breaker) is that the towels could be bigger, it made for some interesting dashes from bathroom to our respective bedrooms! We look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful, spacious and comfortable accommodation in Exmoor, an area of outstanding beauty."

    We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "An amazingly spacious and well equipped property, perfectly situated in the middle of Porlock."

    A two minute walk to an excellent butchers and a Spa which had everything we needed, including a great bakery section. Lots of interesting local walks and the Exmoor Coaster open top bus stops virtually outside the door. We used it to go to Minehead and to Lynmouth. There is also a little bus to Porlock Weir which has a lovely harbour and two great cafes for snacks and/or lunch. The flat has double glazing, so we found it very peaceful and quiet. Porlock itself is a lovely village and is extremely dog (and people) friendly.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Oxford House was home from home."

    Everything you needed was supplied. Lovely light and very spacious property, decor and presentaton spot on. Very comfy beds. Perfect location for pubs, cafes and shops. Exmoor Coaster bus stop close by and definitely worth using instead of using the car. Porlock is a lovely place and we often visit it. We will definitely stay again at Oxford House.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved the position of Oxford house,right in the heart of Porlock."

    The accommodation was comfortable and beautifully decorated with artwork. We appreciated the books and games,what a lovely place to stay!

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2023

  • "The booking with Sykes Cottages was very good."

    The team there were extremely helpful answering our questions and reserving the cottage for us. Would book with them again. Thank you! Oxford House is a very spacious, beautifully furnished and comfortable apartment. It had everything we needed for a wonderful stay. Set in a lovely village setting with local shops and with plenty to do in the surrounding area.The Welcome Pack was a lovely touch after a long journey especially the very local Miles tea and coffee! Thank you for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

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  • First-floor duplex apartment
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first-floor king-size, 2 x second-floor doubles
  • First-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric infrared heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles and beach 1.2 miles

The property

In the centre of the charming Somerset village of Porlock, Oxford House can be found above a renowned art gallery and has wonderful views of the historic St. Dubricuos Church and surrounding countryside.

This sunny light filled first-floor duplex apartment benefits from a fabulous location in the heart of the village with the bus stop in view, just outside, where the Exmoor Coaster (open top bus) can be taken to Minehead, Lynton and Ilfracombe.

There are also numerous walks from the doorstep.

The spacious interior has three well-equipped bedrooms; perfect for families or friends looking to explore all Somerset has to offer.

Cross the threshold and head straight for the fully-equipped kitchen where you can rustle up tasty meals for the whole family that can be enjoyed around the dining table in the sitting room.

After dinner, snuggle up with your loved ones on the plush sofas or raise a toast to your getaway with a glass of your favourite tipple.

The first floor is completed by a beamed master king-size room whilst the second floor accommodates a further two double bedrooms.

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic setting, explore the heart of Porlock where you can stock up on necessities at the stores merely paces away or enjoy a much-needed break from the kitchen by treating your loved ones to delicious meals at pubs like The Ship, The Castle, The Lorna Doone Hotel or The Royal Oak which all serve delicious food and a variety of drinks.

On sunny days head to the South West Coast path a mile away, where you can walk the salt marshes and the shingle ridge.

Bossington just 1.5 miles East has stunning cliff top walks and a beautiful tea garden.

Go West 1.5 miles to Porlock Weir for delightful harbour cafes, pubs and a few independent shops.

The historic village of Dunster is just 10 minutes drive away where a visit to the National Trust site of Dunster Castle is a must, for a great day out for all the family.

If you are looking for Sandy beaches Minehead is the place for a traditional bucket and spade fish and chip experience.

Outdoor enthusiasts will also be in their element thanks to the array of walking trails woven through the stunning countryside and coast; hike around Hurlstone Point, amble through Hawkcombe Woods, a National Nature Reserve or hike up to Dunkery Beacon the highest point on Exmoor for views stretching for miles.

All of this and more awaits at Oxford House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Minehead 5.5 miles; Lynton 11 miles.

Porlock is a quaint village, popular with tourists due its character, proximity to the lovely North Somerset coastline and situation within the Exmoor National Park. There are plenty of little gift shops along with pubs, cafes and restaurants to be found and only two miles away, the picturesque harbour of Porlock Weir offers wonderful views across the Bristol Channel. The Porlock Hill takes travelers up a steep, winding road out of the village to the Exmoor Hills, where walkers, horse riders and cyclists will love the open space, where ponies and red deer roam the moors. In 2011, Exmoor was designated as Europe’s first International Dark Skies Reserve, and so this is an excellent base for a romantic evening spent gazing at the stars, where a clear night unveils an abundance of interesting constellations to the naked eye. Porlock offers the choice of sea fishing from the weir, and the reservoirs and rivers of Exmoor are only a short, scenic drive away. Golfers can stay in Porlock and enjoy one of the several courses on the edges of Exmoor, with the nearest only seven miles away. The medieval village of Dunster, where the castle dominates the skyline, makes a great day out, or take a ride on the West Somerset steam train along the coast to the little harbour village of Watchet. A fabulous village location with lots of outdoor pursuits to interest every visitor.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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