Drovers Porlock Details

Drovers, a mid-1950s detached bungalow, was professionally renovated in 2018/9 to a high standard for family occupation.  Circumstances changed so Drovers is now offered as a spacious, high-specification and well-equipped holiday home just a short (almost level) walk away from a spectacular shingle beach, the South West Coast Path, Coleridge Way and Porlock village shops, pubs, restaurants, churches and other amenities.

Inside

There is a low threshold to the front door and inside it is one-level.  The long hall has space for coats and shoes.  Three bedrooms are on the left-hand side and the sitting room and dining-kitchen are on the right.  There's a bookcase with books, jigsaws, rainy day games, DVDs and local information.  With free BT Superfast fibre broadband/WIFI and a couple of USB charging points, everyone should be happy.

The heating is by infra-red ceiling panels which may be new to some.  The warmth gently permeates downwards and it's similar to sitting in sunshine.  Each room has its own thermostatic control for individual comfort.  There is luxury vinyl floor covering throughout.  Furniture, furnishings and pictures have been chosen with care and the 'look' is fresh, calm and uncluttered.

  • The Sitting Room, with views over the south-facing garden to the hills, is the perfect place to relax.  Sit on one of the cream leather settees in front of the log stove with a good book, watch TV, take in the view or spot garden birds.  
  • The Dining Kitchen, in Arctic White with slate-grey worktops, has a generous range of units with an electric double oven, induction hob, dishwasher, larder fridge, microwave and boiling tap.  There's sufficient cutlery, crockery, glassware, bakeware and cookware. Stand on tip-toe by the sink in winter and there's even a sea glimpse!
  • The three bedrooms have quality bed linen, soft-touch comfort duvets, micro-fibre pillows, additional throws, a hairdryer and a heated ladder-radiator to keep towels warm and ready to use.  If you like to cosy up to your loved one, feel free to push the twin beds together!
  • The twin bed Blue Bedroom gets the late afternoon and evening sun and there's comfy seating for quiet moments looking out of the bay window. 
  • The Cream Bedroom enjoys the early morning sun and has twin beds, a bijou en-suite (shower, basin, wc), and seating in the bay window.  
  • The sunniest of the bedrooms, the Garden Bedroom has a generous 4ft single bed with patio doors to the garden and a view to the hills.  
  • The Blue and Garden bedrooms share the Family Shower Room with its large walk-in shower, wc and basin and robes are provided. 
  • There's a useful Laundry Room with an external door so it can be used as a bicycle or rod store and is ideal for washing boots and hanging wet weather gear.  There's a sink, washing machine, airing rack, ironing board, iron and a fridge-freezer.

Please note: this holiday home does not allow dogs and other pets and no smoking or vaping indoors.

Outside

The bungalow, which is detached, sits back from the quiet residential road in a generous garden and with a drive that can take several cars.

The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with a few shrubs. The fully-enclosed back garden is also lawned with an island bed of mature shrubs and fruit trees.  There is a view up to the wooded hills a mile or so away.

To take full advantage of the sun-trap this garden can be, there are garden tables and chairs for al fresco meals. Although the patio area has undulations and is uneven in places, it is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the view.

A regular two-hour visit by John the Gardener to mow the lawns may coincide with your visit and we apologise for the short-term inconvenience and noise of the mower if you are in the bungalow or garden. 

Furzeland Road is a quiet, residential road with a mix of bungalows and houses and is a short walk from both the village centre and beach.

Location