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Mews Cottage

(Ref. 1062973)

Porlock, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Really lovely place to stay it’s our second stay and we loved it!"

    Reviewed by Beverley4.4May 2024

  • "The Mews Cottage is well appointed with all the facilities required for a comfortable and relaxing stay."

    It was well presented, clean with clear instructions for all appliances in the handy visitors manual. The only minor issue was the parking space allocated for the propery. Fortunately we read previous reviews and opted to travel in our smaller car, which proved to be a perfect fit. Our longer car would have caused an obstruction for other vehicles visiting the neighbouring properies. All in all we thoroughlt enjoyed our stay and there was plenty to see and do within the week.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely week at Mews Cottage."

    Lots of lovely walks direct from the door. The cottage is very well equipped and cosy, just right for the two of us. The local food shops are good and a great butcher too. We managed the tight parking easily, but this might be more of a problem when all the allocated spaces are full. There is a car park very close though. The only things missing were salt and pepper! And maybe a mixing bowl!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jan 2024

  • "Second running that we have booked Mews Cottage."

    The location is excellent for walking straight from the door

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2023

  • "Everything about the property was great."

    The only thing was outside.Parking was good,but the outside area could do with tidying up.Realise that you probably have no control over this,as other properties nearby,are unused or in the process of being improved.Otherwise,thanks for a great break.

    Reviewed by Vance5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    It had everything you need. The parking is a bit tricky but once you get the hang of it, it's fine. Lovely town, lots o places to visit close by.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Aug 2023

  • "We stayed at Mews for a week from the 15th July."

    It’s a quaint cottage ideally situated a few yards off the high street in the pretty village of Porlock. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable with ample room upstairs and down for us and our large dog. It had everything in place we needed and the village has everything you’d need with several pubs serving good food and convenience stores. There are walks on your doorstep and only a short walk to the pebble ridge beach. Would recommend booking a table in the pubs as they did get busy. The only negative was that the cleaning company hadn’t emptied the outside bin which was full to the brim on arrival through to us leaving and a few cob webs inside.

    Reviewed by Alan Richard4.7Jul 2023

  • "We loved our stay at mews cottage, already planning on coming back next year."

    Great location

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great week."

    The cottage is comfortable and nicely equipped. It was perfect for us, but I would miss outside space in spring and summer! That did not detract from our stay at all in March! Very lovely!

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage great location our 2nd time here !"

    Food at the top ship was absolutely great !! We will be back again and again

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Mar 2023

  • "Parking is tight if you have a larger car."

    Well turn manoeuvring in and out of apace. But otherwise it is a beautiful cottage in a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage—clean, well appointed, stocked and located."

    Beautiful walking through Exmoor right out the door. No garden because its location in the alleyway. Looking forward to next visit.

    Reviewed by Rick5.0Oct 2022

  • "Nice place to stay just come back from second stay ."

    ..would recommend ..

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a nice stay ."

    Cottage just right for us plus the weather helped. Lovely village location good base to explore North Somerset . Cottage clean and fresh thanks

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Jul 2022

  • "The property is in a great location and very clean."

    Thoroughly enjoyed being able to walk out from the property to a number of great walks around Porlock. Going out in the evening without the car is also a big plus, but I would say that the quality of eating establishments in Porlock is generally poor. On the negative side, the parking here is limited and ease of parking is not great, particularly if your car is large. This is not made clear in the property listing. Also the outlook from the property is poor, overlooking bins from other properties. Overall a lovely stay, but the property does have limitations that are not necessarily highlighted in the website

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very cozy, clean and in a very great location."

    We were very positively surprised with how well equipped kitchen is, you literally can find there everything you may need. We fully recommend staying in The Mews, if you want to get away from big city and everyday's rush, as Porlock is a perfect place in my opinion to just turn off your devices and enjoy nature and company of your loved ones without distractions. We'd love to be back someday, but maybe next time in the summer. Cheers!

    Reviewed by Klaudia5.0Feb 2022

  • "We unfortunately had to cut out stay short due to testing positive for Covid."

    The owner and cleaning company were notified and couldn't have been nicer about our change in circumstances. As it was very wet during our stay, the access road to the cottage was very muddy. The dog towel by the door was perfectly placed! The kitchen has everything you could possibly need The cottage was warm, welcoming and spotlessly clean. It is a perfect location for exploring the village of Porlock and surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2022

  • "In the spirit of constructive criticism, in the cottage description."

    ...all fuel included, we were disappointed to find there was no starter pack for the log burner, late on a cold afternoon with shops shut, finding logs was a bit of a bind, and we had been on the road for hours' so not a good start. [ the heating was on low and it was quite chilly in the living room ] I did email the owner, thinking that a phone call was not necessary but had no reply, also not a good start. If for any reason fuel was not provided, Covid?, just let us know, we have a wood burner and would happily bring supplies. So apart from that the cottage was immaculately clean, beds comfy, shower great, well equipped and comfy, had a great week enjoying the autumn colours. PS: the Bottom Ship gets five stars. Julian Essam

    I must apologise for not responding sooner however your email had no subject heading and my virus software treated it as spam. Thank you for your feedback, we do not supply logs for the fire and apologise if you believed we did so. To prevent any confusion to future guests we will make this clearer in the description. I am pleased your wife found logs in one of the two shops in the village one closing at 8pm and the other closing at 10pm. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and agree, Exmoor is beatiful in the autumn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julian4.7Nov 2021

  • "Very impressed with cottage great place to stay ."


    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cottage is exceptionally clean, well equipped(not cheap & cheerful) and comfortable."

    Had a lovely relaxing stay and was blessed with decent weather. Had 3 lovely meals at The Ship..... highly recommend. Locals are friendly too. Nice walks in village to Weir, marshes and also up the hill past the school Woolacombe, Lynmouth, Blue Anchor and Watchet worth a visit. Don't recommend Burnham on sea. Do not be put off about parking the allocated bay is adequate for a medium size car

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was very very clean and comfortable excellent holiday would definitely go back"

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Returned from a weeks stay on Saturday."

    Cottage is in a brilliant location in Porlock. Shower lovely and hot. Everything you need for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage in the beautiful village of Porlock."

    Had everything we needed there. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0May 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay, very cosy and clean, the kitchen had everything !"

    If only we could have worked out how to work the log burner !

    Thanks for your feedback. We were sorry to hear you had some issues working the log burner. Step by step instructions are included in our guest book. I am always very happy for guests to call me if they have any queries about the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage is very centrally placed in the village."

    There are several pubs to choose from. We visited before indoor service was permitted, so not as much choice as there will be after May 17th. There is a Spar and One Stop very handy. If you like walking it's a wonderful area to visit. The South West coastal path has stunning scenery.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2021

  • "The interior of the cottage is furnished in a contemporary manner, no cluttered by unnecessary items, feeling of space."

    Everything is working perfectly. The cottage is situated near the shop and you can access lovely path for long walk. The only downside no garden and the parking is tricky to use if you have a large car.

    Reviewed by Francoise5.0Apr 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x triple bunk room with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric storage heaters and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Dog towels are provided so please do not use the white towels for your dog
  • Good Housekeeping Bond of £100
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Babes in arms welcome
  • Note: There is no garden at this property

The property

Situated on Porlock's delightful high street is this wonderful terraced cottage, in easy reach of the beautiful sights of Somerset.

Mews Cottage provides a restful base for a small family or group of friends looking to explore this exceptional corner of English scenery.

Feel straight at home as you enter this snug holiday home, setting down your bags in the hallway and making your way into the kitchen to make yourself a well-deserved cup of tea; this compact, sleek space is equipped with all the essentials needed for a self-catered stay, including a washing machine!

Cosy nights in can be enjoyed in the living/dining room, featuring original stone walling, which rests behind a classic woodburning stove, perfect for a quiet night in front of the TV as the crackling flames create a calming ambiance, there's also intimate family dining where you can catch-up and tuck into your delicious home cooking.

When you're ready to call it a night, head upstairs to the first floor, fitted with a pretty Juliette balcony in between both bedrooms, and choose between a stunning double and a lovely triple bunk room with its own TV, both offering ample storage.

Prepare for an exciting day ahead in the family bathroom where you can take your pick between a morning bath or a refreshing shower before heading out to grab a smooth coffee.

Step out of the door and straight into the charming high street of Porlock, offering quaint pubs, handy shops, welcoming tearooms and gorgeous restaurants for all your culinary needs.

Take a romantic stroll over to the lovely Porlock bay pebble beach, heading further out to explore exceptional views from the South West Coast Path or The Coleridge Way.

Alternatively, enjoy watersports activities at Porlock Weir as you kayak over to the sensational Porlock Marsh, visiting Exmoor Adventures to try your luck at paddle boarding, guided tours and even bike hires.

Adventurers will delight in the amount of thrilling activities there is to offer at Exmoor Hills, ideal for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, as well as those looking for a peaceful afternoon of nature spotting and leisurely rambles.

Discover the surrounding areas of Exmoor National Park which was designated as Europe's first International Dark Skies Reserve, here you can relish in the breath-taking landscapes of far-reaching seaside and rich countryside, visit the coastal town of Minehead, the hidden caves at Combe Martin, or set off on a journey along the West Somerset Railway.

Dunster provides a fun-filled day out, boasting rich history at its dramatic National Trust owned castle, Dunster Museum & Doll Collection, and Yarn Market landmark, whilst Lynton and Lynmouth are found further afield, home to the Valley of the Rocks, traditional cream tea at Watersmeet, and the culture-filled Arts Trail.

Choose Mews Cottage as your getaway base as you explore the coast, countryside and pretty villages that Somerset has to offer.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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 strictly allows one small well behaved dog only - and will not accept requests for additional or larger pets.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas