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“A peaceful escape from the modern world”
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Review of Marley Cottage

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Fabulous walks to Exmoor and the coast from the cottage door Furnished to a high standard
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Very good
18 reviews
Lounge and dining area
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
Wood burning fire for a cosy night in
Small bedroom with king size double bed
Fully fitted kitchen
Bathroom with bath and shower
Lounge and dining area
Marley Cottage with its southerly aspect and cottage gardens
West side of Marley Cottage
The Drang is the road on which the cottage is located in the village centre
South facing, pleasant to sit outside and enjoy the sun all day. Bench and patio area
Winter view of Marley Cottage
Old Fireplace with Yatch
Cottage and garden view
Master bedroom
View from the kitchen showing the cottage garden and parking.
The famous Exmoor Ponies
Porlocks 13th century church . St Dubricius with its 1000 year old yew tree
Porlock High Street with its tea rooms, shops and pubs
Allerford, one of the most photographed places on Exmoor is nearby
Porlock Weir is nearby. There is a nice 4 mile circular walk by the sea and woods
Nearby Bossington a National Trust village, another lovely walk
Babbling brook
Bossington in the Winter
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Porlock, Exmoor National Park, England

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Very good - based on 18 reviews
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Anne A
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A peaceful escape from the modern world”
Reviewed 30 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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person found this review helpful

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.

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Liked best: The peace and village location
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
31 Mar 2016
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
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Kevin S
1 review
“A wonderful cottage in a very nice area.”
Reviewed 6 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

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.

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Liked best: Nice touches like fresh flowers.
Liked least: The sharp knives were not sharp.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children People with pets
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Liked best: location and cottage
Liked least: lack pf hot water re bath
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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M47k1693
Westerham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great location & comfortable”
Reviewed 11 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

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.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Madpig
Leicestershire
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent, we loved it!”
Reviewed 11 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

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!

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