West Lynch

Allerford, nr. Porlock

Property Reference: EJL
  • Sleeps12
  • Pets 2
  • Bedrooms6
  • Grade4 Star rating
Exterior Living room Living room Living room Living room Living room Dining room Dining room Kitchen/diner Kitchen/diner Double bedroom Double bedroom Double bedroom Twin bedroom Twin bedroom Bathroom Stairs Hallway View

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Thatched RoofThatched Roof
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Property Description

West Lynch, thatched and cosy, has been with the same family for three centuries and lies on the sunny side of the Porlock Valley. Inside, relaxation and comfort abound - it is beautifully furnished with lots of arts and crafts, many sitting areas, 50in and 32in TVs and with facilities such as Wii, games room and indoor pool table. Outside catering is available by an inspired professional chef by arrangement for that special occasion or treat. National Trust woodlands from the former Acland Estates are just beyond the house. These lead to the open moors - with large herds of red deer, Exmoor ponies, the buzzards on the wing and foxes in thir lairs - and dramatic headland of Hurlstone, looking west down to Devon and north to the Welsh coast. Also within walking distance are the romantic villages of Bossington, Selworthy, Allerford and bustling Porlock for year-round needs, as well as Minehead’s farmers’ market. There is surfing at Lynmouth or beyond to Croyde and Woolacombe, and golf at Minehead or the fine course at Saunton for a true test. Horse riding is available for all abilities and entertainment for both children and adults at Lynch Farm and Tropicaria further on. There are also glorious walks, of course, to hidden treasures such as Culbone Church, Butlins at Minehead or Dunster Castle if activities such as outdoor meals, table tennis, croquet and messing about with balls at West Lynch does not suffice. Local beaches are a short drive away, but Bossington beach is within walking distance, with its amazing pebble ridge. Enjoy a stay in this special corner of Exmoor. Shops approximately 1 mile away in Porlock. Nearest shop ½ mile.

Elegant entrance hall. Modern sitting-room with open wood fire. Second sitting-room with additional TV. Attractive, beamed dining room with open wood fire. Arch to well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with Aga, electric cooker and breakfast area. Games room with pool table and darts. Separate toilet. Utility. First floor: Master double bedroom with 5ft antique iron bed and wash basin. Spacious double bedroom with Tudor oak bed and wash basin. Elegant double bedroom with impressive 4ft antique oak bed. Two very pretty twin bedrooms, one with sea views. Twin bedroom with Victorian iron bed and sea views. Spacious bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room. Further bathroom. Separate toilet.

  • Open fires - initial basket of wood included, thereafter £3 per basket
  • Full oil central heating by flow meter reading
  • Electricity and bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two satellite TVs
  • Wii
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden
  • Walled garden with furniture (across private road)
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Croquet
  • Games room with pool table and darts
  • Ping pong (in walled garden)
  • Catering available by arrangement with owner
  • Ultraviolet treated natural spring water supply
  • Friday to Friday

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Super place to celebrate a special birthday with all the family. Excellent property lots of space, well furnished and lovely location. June 2012.
  2. We stayed for a long weekend and we were very reluctant to leave. The surrounding area is amazing. The neighbours are very friendly. Would love to go back. June 2012.
  3. We wanted to have a family meet up for a few days. We had 9 adults and 5 kiddies aged one up to three. The house was perfect for everyone. Sort of "shabby chic" so you could let the kids run wild and not feel tense. The outside had a small front garden just for chatting and letting the kids play and across the unmade and underused road was a walled garden perfect for a kids tea party and games. Down the lane was an Owl sanctuary and other pets. The whole was peaceful and perfect for all. Would go back again. May 2012.
  4. Beautiful cottage in perfect, quiet location. Nov 2011.
  5. West Lynch Cottage is far larger than it appears from the outside, and is a truly charming house, with a lot of space for large groups to use. The large private garden across the road is magnificent and would be perfect for a barbecue or picnic in warmer and drier weather than prevailed during our visit. The location is absolutely spectacular with views across to Porlock and beyond to Countisbury Head. Our children enjoyed the walk to Bossington to play in the ford, and the walk to the beach which is unspoilt and very quiet, with clear views across the Bristol Channel to Wales and some stunning rock pools at Hurlstone Point revealed at low tide. If you are used to having the central heating on a lot, beware, the oil fired heating will put a dent in your pocket. Our tip would be to congregate around the Aga in the kitchen instead. Bring a torch and, if you have small children, some night lights - finding the toilet in the pitch black Exmoor night can be a challenge otherwise! Oct 2011.
  6. West lynch was the venue for my 40th birthday. A beautiful house in a fantastic location. Ten ladies of a certain age had a great weekend and would highly recommend West Lynch. Many thanks for a lovely weekend. Oct 2011.
  7. it was very spacious, warm, well equipped and homely even though it was big. Feb 2011.
  8. The kitchen was really well equipped with good quality trays etc. Oct 2010.
  9. Clean, well furnished and beautiful surroundings. Oct 2009.
  10. The house is big, and the rooms were well able to cope with 8 adults and 3 sub-5s. Pleasantly furnished. Oct 2009.
  11. Old rambling farmhouse, with so much to explore and look at. Great for a family get together. Oct 2009.
  12. A wonderful property nestling between Exmoor and the sea. Fantastic for a group of adults who like to walk during the day and relax in comfortable, spacious surroundings in the evening. Superb! April 2009
  13. The property was ideal for an extended family, especially with young children. It was comfortable and clean and the children loved the space. Aug 2009.
  14. My family from Chicago fell in love with this cottage and felt the area was England "at its finest". We loved this cottage for its size, character, games room, cleanliness and overall feel. We made very good use of the BBQ and walled garden across the road. The walk to Hurlestone Point was well worth it for the stunning views and the surrounding National Trust villages are perfectly kept with beautiful gardens, a lot of them providing afternoon cream teas. Wonderful!!!! Aug 2009.
  15. Walled garden great for the children. Superb location. Feb 2009.
  16. The accommodation was just perfect for our family - plenty of games to keep us all occupied in the evenings, warm and comfortable in a fantastic setting, with lovely walks right out of the front door. March 2009.
  17. Wonderful old house with loads of character - the children loved it. Huge garden with beautiful views and the house is in a brilliant location, surrounded by Exmoor and in walking distance to the beach. Nov 2008.
  18. Very good location, a very good working cottage for 11 who are walking and cycling. Crocket very good fun. May 2008.
  19. A beautiful house in beautiful surroundings. Would love to go again. Sept 2008.
  20. A pleasant (though partly uphill) walk into Porlock where there are children friendly pubs and restaurants. Walk from beside the cottage along the cliffs to the pebbly beach, well worth the effort but watch young children on some parts of the walk. March 2007.
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