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Fabulous walks to Exmoor and the coast from the cottage door
Furnished to a high standard
Private parking a real bonus in Porlock Village centre
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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
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Cottage
Accommodation on Exmoor cannot be found in more delightful surroundings than Porlock. . Approached via a narrow lane, behind the 13th century church, Marley Cottage is in a secluded yet central location. Dating back to the late Victorian era, the cottage is the end terrace of six properties originally built as homes for local boat builders. Recently renovated, Marley Cottage has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished to create an inviting holiday home, with a pretty south facing seating area. To the front, the cottages share a pedestrian right of way for access. Accommodation: Ground Floor: Open Plan Lounge/Diner. Kitchen. Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and washbasin. First Floor: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with king-size bed Facilities: Electr...Accommodation on Exmoor cannot be found in more delightful surroundings than Porlock. . Approached via a narrow lane, behind the 13th century church, Marley Cottage is in a secluded yet central location. Dating back to the late Victorian era, the cottage is the end terrace of six properties originally built as homes for local boat builders. Recently renovated, Marley Cottage has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished to create an inviting holiday home, with a pretty south facing seating area. To the front, the cottages share a pedestrian right of way for access. Accommodation: Ground Floor: Open Plan Lounge/Diner. Kitchen. Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and washbasin. First Floor: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with king-size bed Facilities: Electric oven & hob, Microwave, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Travel Cot, Parking (small car only e.g. VW Golf), Nearby public parking for larger cars.Television, DVD Player, Shop(200yards) ) Full Heating; Electricity & Heating inclusive. Woodburner fuel starter pack provided then purchase locally. Duvets provided. Bed Linen & Towels inclusive.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Meet the host
stephen j
Hosting since January 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (18)
Wega Femme F
Wega Femme F
1 contribution
We had a lovely stay in Marley Cottage for the time of our stay in Porlock. The house was very spacious, clean and dog friendly. The parking spot right in front of the house was very useful! Everything you need is within walking distance (pubs, restaurants, shops, ...). We also started our walks from the village, there are some beautiful coastal walks. We would recommend a stay in Marley Cottage at any time!
Visited October 2017
Written October 21, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
jOrdan332
jOrdan332
Wega, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future Stephen
Written October 23, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mandy C
Mandy C
Lucan, Ireland1 contribution
What a fabulous cottage! Perfect for a family visit to the beautiful village of Porlock. Cosy, comfortable and clean. We loved it!
Visited July 2017
Written July 13, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
jOrdan332
jOrdan332
Thanks for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and took the time to post a review.
Written July 27, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

madhousejordan
madhousejordan
Wirral, United Kingdom1 contribution
Marley cottage couldn't be handier for the picturesque village of Porlock, with its winding roads and thatched cottages. Although it is a cottage, it is very spacious and has been beautifully renovated. The furnishings are excellent and tasteful. The owners have provided everything you could possibly need for a stay, including a washing machine and tumble drier.
Visited August 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written September 5, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Louise G
Louise G
Newtownards, United Kingdom23 contributions
Porlock is a beautiful village, it is small but quaint the people are welcoming . Marley cottage is situated at the end of a pretty lane. As stated by the owner it is very narrow so bigger cars beware, you can't turn anywhere if you are faced with an oncoming vehicle. We drove a Rav 4 and it was tight. The turn in to the car parking space is very small, if it could be widened by two or three foot it would be perfect for getting in and out of. The garden is small but pretty, it needs a little attention. The house itself is an end terrace with shared access for the other residents in the row. You couldn't let young children out to play as it is not an enclosed space. We were out exploring to late everyday so this wasn't an issue. The house itself was very clean, the living room and dining area are one which is of benefit when staying with family. The kitchen is small but well equipped. The bathroom is downstairs and doubles up as a laundry area which was great. Bedrooms are a good size. Overall a good place to stay, great location for exploring west Somerset. It is a slower pace of life which is very welcome whilst on holiday. Also there's a good park and playing fields 3 mins walk from the house.
Visited July 2016
Written August 2, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Anne A
Anne A
Birmingham, United Kingdom33 contributions
When booking for a short breakaway we chose Porlock based on the fact we had 'heard of it' somewhere and it was within the travelling distance we wanted. We found Porlock very easily. It is a lovely little village with all the conveniences we needed - lots of cafes, individual shops, mini markets with a vast array of goods (everything you could think of at reasonable prices), restaurants to suit all pockets, a lovely church, a children's play park.......and all within a few minutes walk either way of the main street. Marley Cottage took a little finding as it is snuggled away (and the AA directions appeared a little different to the actual). However, Marley Cottage was a joy to find. It was really clean and fresh. The layout suited us with three double bedrooms upstairs and the bathroom, kitchen and open plan lounge and dining area downstairs. Storage heating was easy to use and the added bonus of a woodburner to take the chill off a few really wet and windy days. The details state there is only room for a small to medium car but we have a C8 and managed (with a little bit of practise) to park quite comfortably. Warning - the lane to the cottage is narrow so you do have to take care and pray you don't meet another car along the lane at the same time. We had trouble locating wifi or 4G but after the first hour or so we didn't really care and it was lovely not to have to check emails or social media! All in all a lovely holiday and if we ever decided to return to that part of the world we would most probably book Marley Cottage again.
Visited March 2016
Written March 30, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
jOrdan332
jOrdan332
Anne, Thanks for taking the time to post this helpful review, I am so glad that you enjoyed Porlock, Exmoor and the cottage. With regard to the car I try and ensure that no one is disappointed or worried by the narrow road, hence I suggest a small or medium sized car. I am so glad you managed with a larger car. Best wishes Stephen
Written March 31, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kevin S
Kevin S
1 contribution
We took the children (5&3) along with the Grandparents to this wonderful cottage. It was very well appointed and we were not found wanting for anything. The area is nice with lots of good walks and plenty of interesting things to do.
Visited October 2015 Traveled with family
Written November 6, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

paul l
paul l
Norwich, United Kingdom1 contribution
stayed a week at Marley Cottage and it was everything that we hoped for. Very clean and plenty of room in the cottage, really comfi sofas and beds. Porlock was very friendly and good choice of pubs and shops. some great walks from the cottage. would do it all again.
Visited July 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written August 18, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

M47k1693
M47k1693
Tatsfield, United Kingdom6 contributions
The cottage is central to town but quiet. It had everything we needed for the week. It was nice to see no MDF furniture; it was all oak. The shower was a little underpowered but adequate. A single WC was a challenge for two teenagers and 4 adults but we coped! One also has to be very organised when cooking as the kitchen is a little on the small side.
Visited July 2015 Traveled with family
Written August 10, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Madpig
Madpig
14 contributions
Janet and I have just come back from a lovely week's holiday here. Although the cottage is positioned in a secluded area approached by a narrow lane, I had no problems getting my car (Fiesta) in and out. The cottage is well cared for and beautifully furnished with high quality matching furniture containing everything you need for a lovely holiday including a nice touch of fresh flowers on the table. The position is literally yards away from the village centre and we would highly recommend The Ship for anybody who's looking for an evening meal. Good food and a nice pint!
Visited July 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written July 11, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Josette T
Josette T
2 contributions
Our family had an enjoyable stay in this comfortable cottage. A small point, the wardrobe in the second bedroom is too big, a smaller one would allow the doors to be opened without minor gymnastics and hitting the bed. That aside, we all enjoyed our stay at Marley Cottage.
Visited May 2015 Traveled with family
Written June 16, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
Exmoor National Park has everything for your holiday. Beaches, beautiful countryside and the moors. Porlock is a beautiful quaint village and Marley Cottage is centrally situated close to the 13th century church. The lively seaside resort of Minehead is 6 miles north Nearby are many interesting places to visit, they include Hawkcombe Woods Nature Reserve, Porlock Weir and Harbour, Dunster and its Norman castle, the owl and hawk centre at Bossington and the National Trust's Holnicote Estate. Porlock is at the western end of The Coleridge Way. The South West Coast Path runs close to the village along Porlock Bay. This area also offers sailing, horse riding, fishing, cycling, golf and bird watching.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Directions By Road Exit the M5 motorway at Bridgwater J24 continuing on the A39 or exit the M5 at Taunton J25 following the A358 to Williton and join the A39. The A39 will take you to Porlock. By Coach Seasonal National Express coach changing at Minehead for Porlock. By Rail To Taunton main line station, continue by bus changing at Minehead for Porlock (check availability of direct rail link to Minehead - opening soon). By Air Bristol - only 1½ hours (Exmoor is the nearest National Park). Exeter - only 1½ hours. Cardiff - 2 ½ hours. Birmingham - 2 ½ hours. London Heathrow - 3 ½ hours. London Gatwick - 4 hours. These times are by car and can vary according to traffic conditions.
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveHorse Riding NearbyThere Are Tennis Courts NearbyWatersports Nearby
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about Marley Cottage

Marley Cottage is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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