Conifer House is an impressive country residence which forms part of West Porlock House, it was built in 1922 as the main manor house for the Porlock Estate and now is divided into three properties. The house occupies a superb location; quietly nestled at beneath woodlands which lead up to the moor, and enjoying wonderful views over Porlock Bay towards Hurlestone Point.
Conifer House will comfortably accommodate 9 guests in five bedrooms on the first and second levels of the house, there are three double bedrooms, one twin and one single. There are two bathrooms and a separate shower room. On the ground floor is an open-plan kitchen and dining room with access to the back garden, there is also a large sitting room to the front of the property and a downstairs cloakroom.
A patio area with table and chairs and garden (not enclosed) is situated to the front of the property. This is accessed via stone steps which lead down from the parking area and is for your sole use. There is also an enclosed and private back garden, the gate at the far end of the garden leads to the South West Coastal Path. There is a stream running though the back garden so the ground around it can be quite wet in rainy weather and children must be supervised.
The garden of Conifer House is a special treat for any gardening enthusiasts; when the house was built the Blathwayt's employed plant guru Edward Percival as head gardener who exchanged cuttings of unusual plants imported from all over the world, especially Japan, with two famous 20th century plantsmen - Norman Hadden and EB Anderson who both had properties in West Porlock.
The property is accessed via a shared drive which approaches the front of the house. There is off-road parking for up to three vehicles (max) directly outside. Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement (maximum of 2). A supplementary fee of £15 will be added to your invoice. Please do not allow your dogs on the furniture or upstairs and do not leave them alone in the property at any time. Conifer House is strictly non-smoking.
Conifer House is available for week breaks during peak periods. Short breaks may be available. The property will be ready from 4 pm on the day of your arrival. Please depart by 10 am on the last day of your stay. Please leave the property clean and tidy so that we can guarantee it will be ready on time for our next guests.
Exmoor is situated in South West Britain, specifically across West Somerset and North Devon. Often referred to as England's best kept secret, Exmoor is a wonderful holiday destination for anyone looking for a holiday in the great outdoors! There's so much to see and do, from short walks to long expeditions across the moors or horse riding, taking in a safari or sight-seeing at your own pace around the 'picture postcard' villages and hamlets.
Porlock Weir has a quaint little harbour and its own unique charm; the port has a long and colourful history. Today Porlock Weir is a quiet harbour and a thriving community that welcomes tourists every year, many of whom come to enjoy the pretty scenery, shops, tea rooms, pubs and local cuisine. On a fine day, the South West Coast Path offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the fabulous views across Porlock Weir and the bay. The coastal footpath links up with many other walking trails including Culbone, home to the smallest church in England. One of the more unusual attractions at Porlock Weir is the submerged forest. At low tide, the remains of ancient tree trunks arise from the grey clay soil. These desiccated stumps are the last remaining evidence of a forest that, once upon a time, lay five miles inland.
Conifer House is situated about half way between Porlock and Porlock Weir, approximately 3/4 mile to either. The harbour is the 'centre' of Porlock Weir, there are two restaurants (The Cafe and Miller's at the Anchor), a pub (all three are dog-friendly) and a range of individual shops such as tea rooms, Exmoor Glass, etc. The village of Porlock boasts three pubs, two grocery shops, a traditional local butcher, chemist, cash machine, petrol station, hardware shop, visitor centre and a range of independent restaurants, shops and tea rooms.
- Pet friendly
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