Myrtle Cottage is a real gem. Located at the bottom of Porlock Hill, This lovely thatched roofed building was built in 1604 and is packed full of character. From the moment we entered the wacky front door, we were beguiled. As previous reviewers have mentioned the cottage has fascinating features, wonky floors, low bowed ceilings, strangely shaped doors and twisty stairs abound.
The new owners, Janet & Nigel, are wonderful, friendly hosts who provided us with a really warm welcome, and a cup of tea which was gratefully received after a long drive.
The Oak beamed bedroom was charming, warm and inviting with a quirky Knee height window. The room was spotlessly clean, as were the bathroom, linen, towels etc. There were tea and coffee making facilities and a modern TV in the room.
For breakfast there was Orange juice, tea or coffee (from the roasting house located just a few doors away), choice of cereal, fresh fruit, and an excellent, locally sourced, full English breakfast. There was also some lovely home-made marmalade for the toast, but we haven’t left much of that!
Porlock boasts a very pretty main street, with great cafes, pubs, and restaurants; there is something to suit everyone.
The location is great for exploring Exmoor and the coastline, and Janet & Nigel were happy to suggest a couple of short local walks to us, including a venture to the highest point on nearby Exmoor. Porlock is, of course, on the Southwest coastal path if your walking requirements are more ambitious than ours! Whatever you do, don’t forget a camera, the views everywhere are just stunning.
Although we had only been there a couple of days, when we left Myrtle cottage, it was with a genuine feeling of regret. Janet and Nigel had made us feel so welcome, and we were utterly at home there.
Without doubt, we will be staying again. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending Myrtle cottage 100% to anyone thinking of staying in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the picturesque village of Porlock, where Exmoor meets the sea, Myrtle Cottage is a comfortable thatched cottage built over 400 years ago which is bursting with character and charm, beams, inglenook fireplaces and real fires.Enjoy a generous breakfast of homemade fresh fruit salad, yoghurts, fruit juice, cereals and a full English Breakfast (using Exmoor's best quality locally sourced bacon, sausages and free range eggs) or maybe something a little lighter; smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or toasted crumpets as well as homemade marmalade, local jams and honey - even the coffee is roasted right here in the village!All rooms have colour TV, Radio/alarm and Tea and Coffee making facilities. Hair driers, Free WIFI and Central Heating. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Myrtle Cottage Porlock, Somerset