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The Old Thatch

(Ref. 1127556)

Porlock, Somerset Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric stove-effect fire
  • Electric central heating
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available
  • Enclosed roof terrace with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 1.4 miles
  • Note: There are steps down from the front door, unsuitable for those with limited mobility

The property

The Old Thatch is a charming, thatched holiday home situated in the heart of the picturesque Exmoor National Park.

Greeted by a surge of rolling hills and patchwork meadows, and residing in the quaint village of Porlock, this one-bedroom retreat offers the perfect escape for couples with pets, who wish to explore the beauty of the Somerset countryside.

Take in the beautiful views from the fabulous roof terrace or relax and unwind inside the inviting interior.

Step inside The Old Thatch and you’ll be met by the thoughtfully-decorated kitchen/diner and sitting room, with plenty of space to relax, complete with an electric stove-effect fire for those cooler evenings.

Take advantage of a range of appliances to rustle up a delicious meal, before settling down at the dining table or venturing up to the enclosed roof terrace, a fabulous spot to relish alfresco dining whilst soaking in the stunning countryside views.

When sleep calls, retreat to the charming double bedroom, offering a tranquil haven for sleeping, while the shower room is perfect for freshening up after a day of exploration.

In the morning, venture out to nearby Minehead, where you can saunter along the promenade and stroll past the iconic Butlins Resort, before taking the cliff railway to the picturesque village of Lynton.

Here, you can explore the enchanting Valley of Rocks, before grabbing a bite to eat in one of the many quaint tea rooms or pubs.

If you’re feeling adventurous, the Exmoor National Park awaits.

Head to Horner Woods for an array of walking and cycling trails, or take a scenic drive along the Coast Road to admire the gorgeous views.

Horse riding and kayaking is also available here, providing endless opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors.

A memorable escape awaits at The Old Thatch.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas