Harbour House is a perfect location for enjoying all Exmoor has to offer. Waking up to beautiful views across Porlock Bay and enjoying breakfast on the deck never gets old. Being able to walk a few steps to restaurants and pub, without any attendant noise from those establishments, is a real treat.
The rental, set on two levels, is spacious and comfortable for four people. We felt we were in a friendly, cottage shabby-chic environment. It offers a great selection of books in the sitting room. The kitchen is small and could do with a few helpful additions, like a mixing bowl that could double as a salad bowl. A shower would be nice but the bath was fine for our needs. The only available basic supplies are listed accurately in the description so bring everything yourself with regards to seasonings and oils. This spider-phobe had a few issues with cobwebs and spiders but my friends didn't notice them so that may just be me!
We enjoyed our visit very much and look forward to staying at Harbour House again in the future.
Porlock Weir is a quiet, harbour village with little to do but admire the view and wander around - bliss.
As the beach comprises of large pebbles with no sand, this tends to keep away the 'windbreaker brigade' meaning those that do visit lean towards the simple pleasures of a seaside holiday: uninterrupted viewing of the coast, crabbing off the harbour, eating ice cream, watching the boats and pottering around. On an evening the area became quiet and relaxed with many people just enjoying the atmosphere and a drink from either the handy convenience store, or one of the two pubs.
Our first impression of the apartment was how clean it was, including the fresh smelling bedding and towels. Facitilies were as expected for a holiday rental and although it doesn't have a shower or a dishwasher, this in no way detracted from the accommodation.
The apartment serves itself well as a base to explore the wider area and is a welcome retreat after a day out walking or perhaps visiting nearby Dunster Castle.
The owners were friendly, welcoming and seemed interested in knowing a little about us which made the experience much more personal.
Tips: take a pair of good shoes if you want to go on the beach and buy a pack of bacon bits for the crabs.
Would go back again.
Having stayed at Harbour House previously, I knew what to expect and it makes a very good bolthole for accessing Exmoor and the coast path.
There had been some changes with replaced carpets and fresh paint but the ancient cooker and useless fan extractor; no proper shower - a problem for my elderly mother - and an expectation that the stunning location is everything has started to wear a little thin.
Also the fact that there is no possibility of any low occupancy reduction means that I would recommend looking at other places.
They may not have the incredible views, but you'll probably get better value for your money.
I'll report back my findings!
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The location and view from the cottage are fantastic and was enough to sell it to me. The cottage was clean and well kept but the kitchen and bathroom were very dated. There is good food and drink to be found within walking distance and the pub had a nice friendly atmosphere. I would recommend this to a friend but I would warn them about the fixtures and fittings as most cottages now are fitted out to a very high standard.