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The Pound

(Ref. 1121584)

Porlock, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "The Pound is perfect for a relaxing week walking on Exmoor or enjoying the very comfortable cottage and beautiful courtyard."

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2024

  • "Feel photos don’t do the property justice."

    Lovely position and had everything we needed. Little personal touches to the decor etc. all lovely. We were hoping the robin would have hatched her chicks whilst we were there but it didn’t happen. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone. Porlock is a lovely place to stay in along with Pound cottage.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful warm & cosy property in a central location."

    The owners have thought of everything in comfort terms both inside & out

    Reviewed by Annette4.7Apr 2024

  • "Lovely, well equipped and comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Great views of Porlock Bay from the rooms with a lovely area in the courtyard garden to relax. Close to all the amenities and even the parking is easily accessible albeit some distance from the property. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2024

  • "I was upset and disappointed that the photos of bathroom were not accurate and the bath had been removed."

    I booked specifically for a bath, due to physical/ mental health issues. We did not inform Sykes until we returned as the thought of a potential move , in the bad weather after unpacking, and car parking was not at the property , was just to much. Otherwise the cottage was lovely. Just so dissapointed in the reply from Sykes, £40 refund and saying that they could have found us a similar cottage in the same village with a bath that we could have moved to seemed a feeble and unbelievable argument at the least. Just so dissapointed in them as a company.

    Reviewed by Mary3.1Feb 2024

  • "The property is very comfortable and warm,and we recommend the presentation of the property to anyone."

    Lovely area to discover. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2023

  • "The property is gorgeous and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay there The only observations we would make is that there were no little extras we we have come to expect."

    Things like a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper etc. This is not a big issue but would be nice to have. Everything else was great in a super location, fantastic views and a brilliant starting point for many walks. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a excellent state of decor."

    Fabulous shower, comfortable beds, good kitchen. We would stay again. Our only gripes were , the advertised WiFi is misleading , there is no broadband at the property an internet access depended on the nearby visitors centre and was low strength, did not work throughout the property and dropped regularly. I ended up committing to an increase of £23/month for 18 months on my Vodafone account to provide stable internet as both my wife and I are IT professionals and regular internet users. Also the directions do not mention that parking is not at the property and is down the hill behind the fire station. We spent quite some time on arrival driving around the property trying to work out where to park. In the end I asked at the visitors centre over the road fortunately they knew where the designated parking was and also said we could unload on their car park. Whilst the parking did not spoil the stay at all, clear directions should be given as part of the directions. We would definitely recommend loading and unloading at the visitors centre. Overall we had a lively time and enjoyed The Pound.

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely time in a wonderful house and village."

    It was really a home from home and was very well equipped. The courtyard garden was magical and it was brilliant that it was possible to sit under cover (covered pergola) should it rain. There were several lovely pubs and coffee shops in the village - even better they offered gluten free options! We would love to go back sometime, which reflects how much we truly loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Sep 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • 2 x shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating and underfloor heating
  • Rangemaster double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking spot for 1 car a short walk away
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 1.4 miles
  • Note: Additional parking available if required 20 yards from the property in community centre on Porlock Hill

The property

The Pound is a delightful three-bedroom, pet-friendly cottage nestled in amongst the picturesque Exmoor National Park, in the charming town of Porlock.

With all the necessary amenities close by and a beach just a short distance away, this idyllic cottage is the ideal base for families, friends or couples looking to enjoy a peaceful break away.

From the charming patio and garden with furniture, to the welcoming interior and elegant bedrooms, The Pound will make you feel at home right away.

Upon stepping through the door of The Pound, you will find yourself in a homely abode, ready to embrace all that Exmoor has to offer.

A wonderful kitchen/diner awaits your arrival, complete with all the necessary amenities and appliances for a week away.

Sit down and enjoy a tasty meal around the dining table, whilst planning out the day’s adventures in Somerset or continue through to the sitting room, where you can put your feet up in front of the woodburning stove and enjoy a good movie night with family and friends.

When the sun is shining, take a moment to admire the view from the enclosed rear garden, with a lovely patio and furniture, perfect for barbecues in the summer months, or if you’re seeking some much-needed R&R, why not treat yourself to a revitalising shower before curling up with a good book and glass of wine.

Travel up the stairs to discover three splendid bedrooms, comprising of two doubles and a twin, all decorated in an inviting style where you can rest your head at the end of a long day.

Explore the local village of Porlock to experience the flavour of the area, discover quaint gift shops, delicious eateries, and traditional pubs.

A short drive away, you will find the pretty harbour town of Minehead, with its picturesque beach and charming array of independent shops, or for an afternoon of culture, venture to Lynton and Lynmouth, two beautiful villages set on the dramatic North Devon Coast.

Here, you can also discover all that the magnificent Exmoor National Park has to offer, including a spellbinding display of rolling hills, romantic moorland, and ancient woodlands sure to impress guests of all ages.

Discover the true beauty of this stunning region, with a memorable stay at The Pound.

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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.

Note: Friday check-ins are most preferred at the property.

The property doesn't have a bath tub.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas