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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Porlock Weir, Exmoor National Park, England

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kitty2352
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Felt like a real home”
Reviewed March 6, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to ensure this holiday cottage feels like a home and not just a rental. We were delighted with the comfortable, cosy and homely feel to Dunns Cottage. The kitchen and utility are superbly equipped so that `cooking away from home` is easy. The garden is dog proof (our Jack Russell didn't manage to escape) but there are a lot of steps and levels so this may be a problem for young children or the elderly. The garden is well stocked with lots of flowering plants.
Yes you really can see the sea from just about anywhere in and around the cottage - no leaning out of an upstairs window to get that view! The road does run directly past the front of the cottage but the traffic is minimal (maybe more in peak season) but at night the traffic is virtually non-existent and can't be heard from inside. We were not troubled by the traffic at all.
There is plenty of space and storage in the master bedroom and the bathroom is a generous size, although the water pressure is poor particularly when the washing machine or dishwasher is in use. Everything was spotlessly clean for our arrival. The cottage has a great selection of DVDs, Sky, books and games if the weather turns .
There is Broadband at the cottage that does function but for those of you that are used to fibre optic you will really notice the difference. We couldn't get a mobile phone signal via EE at the property (but we weren't really expecting to).
It is a little optimistic to be able to park two vehicles at the property. We have a small estate car and anything else that was bigger than a Smart car would not have fitted onto the driveway.
The only small thing that was missing from the cottage would be a free standing clothes drier or an outside washing line. The property does have a tumble drier but most modern hiking/ walking/ outdoor clothing cannot be dried in an electric drier.
All in all this is a fabulous place to stay with close and easy access to the footpaths for walking.

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Liked best: the comfort and homely feel
Liked least: water pressure
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 24, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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warks
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90 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed June 18, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We have stayed twice here now.Once and Christmas a cheeky few days in May.The views are superb.The cottage is well equipped including a full Sky Pack,DVD and loads of DVDs.A nice fire and great showers.Great views.Large garden.Nice bottle of white was waiting in fridge which was a nice touch.

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Carol M
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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“A cottage that has everything”
Reviewed May 8, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Dunns Cottage was perfectly located halfway between the shops & amenities in Porlock, & the Harbour & beach at Porlock Weir. We had amazing views to the front, waking up & looking out across the salt marshes & sea, to Wales in the distance.
The cottage was beautifully decorated & furnished with good sized rooms & extremely comfortable beds. It was very warm & cosy with central heating as well as a wood burner.
The kitchen was very well equipped & there were 2 showers, 3 toilets & a bath.
For "in house" entertainment there was Sky TV, books, DVDs, jigsaws & board games.
The enclosed garden was full of tulips, bluebells, shrubs & tubs & had 2 seating areas to sit & enjoy the views. Our 2 dogs were able to relax in the garden & enjoyed the footpaths & bridleways close by as well as having a great time on the beach & in the sea, just down the road at Porlock Weir. Everywhere was so dog friendly - we had a lovely meal at The Millers in Porlock Weir with the dogs asleep under the table!!!
A superb cottage in a lovely location, with everything you could need & more.

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Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
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London
Reviewed May 1, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Stoke Poges
Reviewed April 24, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Devon
Reviewed March 27, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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