Really enjoyed our stay here and it surpassed our expectations, so well equipped, had everything we needed and more, loads of space (inside and out). We stayed here as a large family unit and it never felt cramped or crowded.
The views are amazing and all shops and amenities are close, lovely country walks (and pubs) right on your doorstep, couldn't have asked for more, will definitely be back
Really nice place. Clean, spacious, comfortable and great views across to Wales. This was our third stay. Our children aged 2 and 7 love coming back here and so do we. Porlock village really grows on you and Exmoor offers so much come rain or shine.
Well equipped, very clean, so peaceful. Surpassed expectations. Location beautiful. So much to do and yet so much to stay in for
Perfect holiday pet friendly accommodation, everything covered for a self catering holiday, even had a welcome home made sponge when you arrive! All in all would totally recommend.
We have booked Maxwelton on a number of occasions now and always find it a wonderful place to stay. We usually come down in October as the colours are stunning but this year we came down in December to do Dunster by Candlelight, Dulverton by Starlight, the Santa Express (GWSR) and Porlock's own Christmas shopping night. Porlock has such a wonderful warm and welcoming community spirit and it was an extremely enjoyable night.
Maxwelton is very well appointed, easily accommodating all of us (four adults, one toddler, one baby and an extremely lively springer spaniel. It is always spotlessly clean. The large lounge/dining room has a very cosy lounge end with beautiful leather settees and a log burner which is perfect on cold evenings, although really just for effect as the whole cottage is very warm. The dining end has a large table that easily accommodates everybody and there is a high chair if required. The window at the front of the property has a window seat and is the perfect spot to enjoy the view out over Porlock Bay and watch the boats or watch the sun go down.
The three bedrooms are all a good size with plenty of wardrobe space and the en suite in the front bedroom is a bonus when you are all trying to get ready in the morning and there is always plenty of hot water.
The kitchen is well appointed and a good size. A recent addition on our last visit was the new utility room and words cannot describe what an asset this is to the property particularly if you are visiting with a dog (or even just for walkers with wet coats and muddy boots). We were able to keep all the dogs belongings in there and take him straight into the utility room, via the back of the property to get him clean and dry. There is also a washing machine and very usefully a separate tumble drier. We haven't yet made use of the garden as we always go down at the end of the year but it is a beautiful garden and very safe for children and dogs.
The housekeepers live next door and are very helpful if there is a problem and if you are lucky Mrs Miles will have had a glut of apples and you will get an apple pie and cream! (There is always a pint of milk in the fridge and a freshly home baked sponge waiting for you.)
There are plenty of places to eat in Porlock, whether you are looking for a snack, a cream tea, a pub meal or takeaway fish and chips or a pizza. The ship Inn does very good meals.
With so many beautiful places to visit so close by and something for every one be it the beach at Minehead if you've got children, the historic Mediaeval village of Dunster, the steam trains that run from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard or just the many beautiful walks (with a pub lunch at the end!) you can be assured of a wonderful holiday.
We have already got our holiday booked for October 2017