Visit Porlock and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Porlock, Somerset, is a large, lively village, marvellously situated between Exmoor and the sea at the head of a beautiful vale stretching East to Minehead. Porlock is popular with riders and has a famous riding school. It is also an ideal base for Exmoor, and Anglo-Saxon kings may have had a hunting lodge here.
Its buildings are a medley, some pretty, some far from it. Some are thatched, including a good group opposite the church. The best is Doveray Court at the east end, a l5th-century manor, now partly reading rooms. The church, mainly 13th-century, contains the tomb of John Harrington, who is said to have fought at Agincourt and who died in 1418. It is topped by an almost lifesize alabaster effigy of him and his wife.
Though the village is under 1 mile from the sea, private fields separate them, and to reach the shore you must go to Porlock Weir, 1½ miles West, or down a lane from Bossington, 1 mile North East. And then there is no sand, just pebble banks. Porlock Weir is pretty, with a small harbour, pubs and cottages. From it you can walk to Culbone.
Porlock Hill, the start of the road to Lynton, is one of the steepest in Britain, the view back from its top one of the most beautiful. The Toll Road is attractive and less steep, but misses this view.
Nearby towns: Lynmouth, Minehead, Watchet
Nearby villages: Blue Anchor, Bossington, Bratton, Brompton Regis, Carhampton, Countisbury, Culbone, Cutcombe, Dunster, Exford, Exton, Luccombe, Luxborough, Oare, Selworthy, Simonsbath, Timberscombe, Treborough, West Myne, Winsford, Withycombe, Withypool
Have you decided to visit Porlock or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Porlock bed and breakfast (a Porlock B&B or Porlock b and b)
- a Porlock guesthouse
- a Porlock hotel (or motel)
- a Porlock self-catering establishment, or
- other Porlock accommodation