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3 Lowerbourne Terrace

(Ref. 1039481)

Porlock, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Just got home after a brilliant week at Lowerbourne Terrace."

    A beautifully presented house which proved a great base for our week in Exmoor. A well equipped kitchen with everything you can think of. Parking a little tight as others have mentioned but we knew this in advance and actually as we went ‘out of season’ we were able to find space for our second car really easily. We shall certainly be returning to this lovely property. Thank you!

    Delighted you have had such a great time at no 3 Lowerbourne Terrace. Thank you for your lovely feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Heather and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jan 2024

  • "We have had a wonderful stay here and were all sad to leave!"

    Lower bourne was a great base to be able to access other areas nearby. The kitchen is very clean and has everything you could possibly need to cook meals. It is only a short walk to a shop, pub or the local park which our 8 year old loved!! Walls are also just on the doorstep. The surroundings are just beautiful!! I would say the only downside is the parking, the junction can be a bit tricky when reversing in but every other house has the same issue with parking. It’s not easy if you have a big/long car but it’s doable. Definitely wouldn’t put me off coming again! Thank you for a fabulous stay!

    Thankyou for your feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The park in the village certainly is a great asset, and as you say walking from the door in a beautiful area. Heather and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage perfectly described great locations all amenities required were there."

    Loved it

    Thankyou for your feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Heather & John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is lovingly maintained and very well equipped."

    We met and spoke to many of the neighbours who were friendly and welcoming.

    Thankyou for your kind words about the cottage and the neighbours, the village really is a very welcoming place. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Heather and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "The difficuly in parking was a real issue for us."

    Once we'd arrived we decided not to move the car all week. The property is advertised as having a parking spot, and this was a major reason for choosing this property, however it was not until I'd paid in full that I was told about the need to reverse down the lane. I think you need to be more up front about this.

    Thankyou for your feedback. We are lucky to have a parking space right outside the cottage as many in Porlock do not. I will ensure the description about being best to reverse into the terrace off the village High Street is moved in the cottages description. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jul 2023

  • "Had a wonderful time, great location, accommodation was fantastic, would not hesitate to stay again,excellent value also"

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased you had a lovely stay in our cottage, we are pleased you liked it. Heather and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property, excellent facilities and quiet location."

    We had a fabulous time and would definately recommend this property to friends and family. Thank you

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming your friends and family. Heather and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great cottage in a wonderful village, loved it"

    Thankyou for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Heather and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7May 2023

  • "This is a tastefully furnished property with a very well equipped kitchen; an ideal location to base for hiking in West Somerset and North Devon."

    We thoroughly enjoyed staying here.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at No 3, it is truly in a beautiful part of the country. Thankyou for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4May 2023

  • "Located in the heart of Porlock the cottage has everything you need… really hot shower and well equipped kitchen."

    The walks along the coastal path were stunning … we just needed a little more sunshine.

    Thankyou for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at No 3. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne4.1Apr 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay."

    Loved spending time in the cottage. The shower water was always cold So that was a bit of a disappointment. Otherwise 10 out of 10

    Thankyou for your feedback. We are glad you had a lovely stay in Exmoor. We are sorry to hear about the shower. Had we known there were issues with the shower whilst you were staying at the cottage we could have ensured this was corrected for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JILL4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely house,plenty of space."

    Convenient for the village and walks, also a good base for exploring Minehead, Lynton, Lynmouth, Lynton & Barnstaple railway and the picturesque villages of Exmoor. Small issues, no hairdryer or iron (we were attending a big family wedding) and shower quite cold. We stay in cottages quite often & these are always provided.

    Thankyou for your feedback. We are always striving to improve No 3 so have now added both a hair dryer and iron/ironing board for future guests. Hopefully the shower issue is also rectified. We are glad you enjoyed exploring the area, it certainly has a lot to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Mar 2023

  • "Our stay at 3 Lowerbourne Terrace was very enjoyable, we found it in great condition with everything needed."

    Kitchen and bathroom immaculate well stocked easy to use spaces. Property nice and quiet even though in the heart of Porlock with high St and pubs just yards away. Parking great to have a space outside Property and best to reverse to space from high street. Overall great place to stay in and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again when in area. Brilliant find and had more than we expected...

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at No 3, and for your comments, parking with the cottage is certainly a bonus and the wide chose of eateries in walking distance are all great to try whilst on holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Heather and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas Farrell4.7Mar 2023

  • "We have had another great Christmas holiday again at this house and we love it."

    Thank you.

    We are so pleased that you have spent a second enjoyable Christmas at 3 Lowerbourne. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year. Heather & John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had an enjoyable stay and the cottage is well equipped."

    I think you should say the stairs are very steep and the oil fired heating did smell a bit upstairs. Also I think staying on Exmoor any heating needs to be set by the occupants not predetermined.Had we paid the full price our stay would have been deemed too expensive. (The toilet seat is very loose too ☹️)

    Thankyou for your feedback, we are glad you had an enjoyable stay. The flight of stairs to the first floor I don’t think are any steeper than any other, the ones on up to the bedroom on the top floor may be slightly, but not that noticeably. Whilst the heating is set remotely, it can be over ridden with the thermostat/ control in the lounge, we will ensure the guidance instructions are clearer on this. Toilet seat no longer loose. Heather Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike3.8Oct 2022

  • "First the cons: One hand towel for 6 adults is ridiculous with a bathroom, separate toilet and kitchen sink."

    Only one tea towel. Only one washing cloth. No cleaning products for the kitchen or bathroom. The heating timer setting was unsuitable for the cool/wet autumn. Origami toilet paper (keep folding until you get something usable). We did report a loose toilet seat in the bathroom but had no feedback. Now the pros: Very comfortable beds. We had a problem with the king bed not being split into singles and this was dealt with within an hour. Very well furnished. All the kitchen equipment was more than adequate so that while the dish washer was on there was still enough cutlery and plates/cups etc to have a full meal. Really enjoyed the covered conservatory area. Well positioned in Porlock for enjoyable walks around the village and great for the North Devon coast. If the cons could be addressed this would be a 5 star for us all.

    Thankyou for your feedback both positive and negative, we are always learning and looking to improve and appreciate it. We have adjusted the towels so now there is a hand towel in both bathroom/toilet and kitchen in addition to bath towels per guest. There is also a spare tea towel. There is normally some cleaning product under the sink. The heating, whilst set remotely, can be over ridden by the thermostat /timer in the lounge . We spend a lot of time in the covered conservatory area when we stay also, almost the smallest room in the house and the simplest but somehow this is where I always sit to read a book! We hope you visit again some day. Heather and John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark3.4Oct 2022

  • "Really nice cottage, well equipped, parking is a little tight but perfectly manageable even with an suv Could do with some more tea towels but minor issue Main concern was a strong smell of heating oil, never stayed somewhere with oil central heating so wasn’t sure if this was normal, messaged the contact number on the Sunday, got response on Monday saying they would check with the owners, we assumed that’s who we had contacted, but never heard back."

    Without this issue would have given full marks.

    Reviewed by Danny5.0Sep 2022

  • "It's a great property and well equipped."

    Very central to the village and a bonus to have parking right outside the cottage. Reversing into the road was not a problem and much easier than we thought from previous comments. We visit Porlock once a year to visit friends in the village and would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Thankyou for feedback, we hope you choose to stay at the cottage again on another visit to your friends in the future. Heather and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Lowerbourne Terrace."

    The house has a lovely feel and is very comfortable, the lounge and the beds. The kitchen has everything you need and the welcome biscuits were a lovely touch. The shower is powerful, very much appreciated by our girls with long hair. The location is perfect and we enjoyed exploring the village lanes with our dog each morning. Thank you

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in 3 Lowerbourne. Porlock is a really dog friendly village with a dog walking field, easy access to the sea and walks from the village up onto the moorand, our dog Flo loves it there as much as we do. Heather and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, in a fantastic, quiet location just off the High Street in the pretty village of Porlock."

    Great walks on your doorstep and a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, making a wonderful base fora relaxing holiday. The cottage is very pretty, with a cute, sunny garden and a sea view from the top bedroom. Very thoughtfully equipped, the kitchen had everything we could possibly want, including a few unexpected things, like baking equipment, Tupperware and enough mugs and plates to only out the dishwasher on once a day! Beds were very comfortable, with good quality linen. The only annoyance was that the heating kept coming on (in May!) and that there were no instructions for turning it off.

    Thankyou for your feedback, we are pleased you had a lovely stay, it really is a great place for exploring the coast and National Park with a variety of walks from the doorstep. We are sorry about the heating, it is driven by the thermostat in the front room. We will ensure instructions are replaced in the guest folder. We do hope that you visit again soon. Heather & John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise4.7May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, the cottage is right in the middle of porlock, with shops and pubs a easy walk away, we found the cottage very comfortable with everything we needed, the only set back is as previous people had commented is the parking, you do have to reverse into the space from the main road, having said that it would not stop us returning."

    Thankyou for your feedback, we are delighted that you had a good time in Porlock. Parking in the village, like many places is at a premium and we are lucky to have a space right outside the front door. We do recommend that it is best to reverse into the Terrace off of the High Street which is a 20MPH limit. We do hope you visit again soon. Heather & John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Apr 2022

  • "Really enjoyed the property and holiday."

    Would definitely book again.

    Delighted you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to welcoming you back again. Heather & John Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "Thank you again for a great couple of days."

    We know the place so well and having a really beautiful place to stay does make a difference. We would definitely recommend this place for anyone.

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback and for staying at No 3 for a second time, that really means a lot to us. Heather & John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2022

  • "My overwhelming memory of staying here is how disappointed we were to find we had literally been left the bare minimum possible and had to go out almost as quickly as we'd turned up."

    Not want you want on a cold winters evening, in a place you know nothing about. It was new years break, so of course, it would have been lovely to have a bottle of fizz in the fridge or at least something to mark the big occasion, there was nothing. Ok, not something we've historically encountered, but that was a 'nice to have'. What isn't a nice to have is the basics. We were literally left the bare bones to get us through our immediate arrival - a sachet of milk each....? A tea bag... less than a coffee sachet each....? I couldn't believe it. A couple of pints is only £1 and could've seen us through til morning. A loaf of bread, a block of butter. We weren't left ANYTHING to wipe down surfaces or clean up after ourselves. No sponge, kitchen roll, dishcloth or anything in this regard. 2 rolls of toilet tissue between 6 people, 2 dishwasher tablets, no bin bags other than the one which was in situ. It all felt really basic and minimal and if I'm honest...tight. It wasn't a cheap stay, but it was made to feel cheap by the lack of welcome we felt we had as a family. 6 of us staying from Wednesday until Saturday. It wouldn't have cost much at all, but would've made such a positive impact. The only other feedback I can offer is that if you are unable to make the super king into 2 beds on a short notice booking this needs to be conveyed to guests before they book. This was imperative for us, so when we arrived to find the bed still as a superking it was a problem. I wouldnt have boked the property if I had known this. Not hearing back from Adrian was also disappointing, I had assumed that all was fine, given that he didnt get in touch with me as he said he would. Such a shame

    Thankyou for your feedback and we are so very sorry to have disappointed. I will look into what has happened. I know your stay was very short notice but there should have been dishcloth/tee towel/ washing up liquid/ dishwasher tablets and a selection of tea/coffee/hot chocolate/milk /sugar sachets and biscuits for you on arrival. Heather & John Property Owner

    Reviewed by L2.5Dec 2021

  • "Thankyou for making our 3 day stay over Christmas really enjoyable."

    This was our first Christmas away From home and it was fantastic. The house was beautiful and clean and had everything we needed. We would definitely be coming back soon as we now Porlock very well. Thank you and Merry Christmas!!

    Thankyou for your feedback, we are delighted that you had a lovely Christmas at No 3 and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Happy New Year. Heather & John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2021

  • "The accommodation was very clean and the decor was pristine."

    The range and amount of equipment in the kitchen was excellent. The location was ideal, situated right in the centre of the town but tucked away in a quiet cul de sac.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2021

  • "I missed having a bath, and the shower was not very hot."

    I found the bed very uncomfortable - pillows especially. A large kitchen bin would have been helpful. Otherwise, it was very comfortable and homely.

    Thankyou for your feedback which we appreciate so we can look to improve. We have purchased a larger bin for the kitchen following your helpful comment. I am sorry you found the bed/ pillows uncomfortable, we have not had any other comments about this previously. The timings when the water was hot for a shower were in the guest information and detail as to overriding the timings if required. I hope this did not detract too much from your stay in our cottage in Porlock. Heather Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Aug 2021

  • "One of the most comfortable places we've stayed, beds amazing!"

    ! So spacious and brilliant facilities. Location absolutely fantastic although parking could be an issue when all of the court is occupied, you would have to reverse into quite a narrow entrance off the High Street.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful property with absolutely everything you coul ever want."

    Parking a little awkward but worth the effort!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Location was perfect ..everything within walking distance. Accommodation was very comfortable and clean. Would definitely would recommend.

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0May 2021

  • "Superb cottage clean well very well equipped parking only problem anyone with large car would struggle as space very tight to manoeuvre into."

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was delightful, clean, cosy, well equipped and in the heart of the lovely village of Porlock."

    It's been recently modernised and has everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable break. Porlock has lots of shops and pubs right on your doorstop as well as being a great place to walk from and explore the countryside and coast. Absolutely perfect.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2020

  • "This house is located in a cul de sac in the middle of Porlock."

    There is a great grocery shop in the village who had everything we needed. We also had take away dinners from a couple of fish and chip shops. We took talks to the coastline, which is about 10-15 mins away. This immaculate house has just been refurbished and had everything we needed - well equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and a nice outside space. We hope to stay at 3 Lowerbourne Terrace again!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x super king-size(zip/link on request), can be twin on request
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, slow cooker, dishwasher, TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hair dryer, iron and ironing board
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Parking for one car immediately outside the house (It is recommended to reverse into the Terrace off the village High Street rather than reverse out.There is no turning space once in the Terrace).Further car parking can be found in the village car park
  • Rear enclosed patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: Steps internally and sloping ceiling on second floor, please take care
  • Note: The owners will leave a crate for your pet if requested
  • Note: The two bedrooms on the first floor share the wardrobe in the super-king-size bedroom
  • Note: Please no dogs in the sitting room or upstairs
  • Note: Electric Vehicle charging points are available at the central village car park

The property

An attractive terraced cottage sitting centrally in the quaint village of Porlock, surrounded by the natural splendour of the Exmoor National Park, 3 Lowerbourne Terrace is an exceptional choice for an escape to Exmoor and Somerset.

Benefiting from being within easy reach of the coast too, this three-storey cottage offers families and friends a highly desirable base from which to explore this beautiful region.

Kick your boots off in the hallway before stepping into the welcoming sitting room, hosting two inviting sofas settled in front of the feature fireplace, this room is the perfect spot to end your evenings surrounded by your loved ones.

Move through to the dining room, also boasting a feature fireplace bringing even more character to the property, this room is perfect for all your meals when you're not out adventuring, the adjoining contemporary kitchen hosting all the essential appliances as well as a dishwasher, wonderfully ideal for longer stays.

There is even a slow cooker perfect for a hot meal after a long days walking on the moor.

Spend moments to yourself within the sunny conservatory with a good book in hand, which leads out into the fully enclosed back courtyard garden for the warmer weather, where your canine companion can play as you dine alfresco beneath the sun.

Moving onto the first floor you will find both a cloakroom and family shower room, providing plenty of space to prepare for your day, along with one king-size bedroom and one superking which can be twin on request, both sharing ample wardrobe space, it makes a lovely layout for your family holiday.

Up on the second floor is the third and final bedroom; duck beneath the sloping door frame as you enter to find the master king-size room, a true haven for a couple to escape the excitement of the group - you can even see the sea in the distance from this room.

There is parking for one car right outside, with other parking that can be easily found within the village long term car park.

Porlock makes a wonderful base for an escape to Exmoor and Somerset, boasting quaint tearooms, restaurants, pubs and takeaways to cater for all your culinary requirements, as well as a wide selection of shops to pick up any of your own essentials, including a delicatessen, cheesemonger, butcher, it has all you need for a self-catered stay, as well as gift shops and art galleries where you can pick up the perfect souvenir to bring back home - There is even a coffee roastery and walking shop.

There is a flat half a mile walk to the pebble beach of Porlock bay from the house and wonderful walking further afield right from the doorstop, leave the car behind and begin to explore the South West Coastal Path or The Coleridge Way which comes right through Porlock.

Take a kayak out from Porlock Weir on a paddle down the coast or inland to explore the magical Porlock Marsh that flooded in 1996 when the beach was breached by the tail end of a Storm.

Try stand up paddle boarding or hire bikes for guided tours, with electric ones also available from Exmoor Adventures.

Explore Potlock Weir with its little harbour, cafes and gallery and breathtaking views across the Bristol Channel and the charming Boat Shed Museum, while Porlock Hill is the perfect place to gain access to the Exmoor Hills, perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding, as well as spotting nature such as ponies and red deer!

Designated as Europe's first International Dark Skies Reserve, the Exmoor National Park offers a truly unforgettable outdoor experience no matter how you choose to explore; soak in the scenic seascapes stretching from Minehead to Combe Martin or explore the historical buildings and rich literary links of the area when you're not roaming the moorlands of the park and making the most of the fishing, mountain biking, stargazing, canoeing and more.

Be sure to embark on a journey on the West Somerset Railway too, leading you through the splendid valleys around the Bristol Channel Coast, all the way up the west flank of the Quantock Hills towards Bishops Lydeard, it offers a different way to enjoy your splendid surroundings, or spend a day in historic Dunster with its imposing National Trust owned castle, Yarn Market landmark and Dunster Museum & Doll Collection, there's plenty here for the history lover.

Head to Lynton and Lynmouth, stop for a cream tea at delightful NT Watersmeet and wander along the rushing typically Exmoor rivers, spot the fish or head onto the Valley of the Rocks for impressive views.

Surrounded by a plethora of coastal and countryside wonders, 3 Lowerbourne Terrace makes a wonderful choice for an escape to Somerset at any time of year.

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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