I've stayed in many different places in these kinds of holiday cottages and Porthole Cottage definitely rates as one of the best. The location is fantastic with excellent view. I'm sure that with good weather the outdoor seating area is a brilliant place to have meals and enjoy the view. Even though it was February I still went out in my dressing gown and a cup of coffee to enjoy the atmosphere.
Its a great place to start your walks - within minutes you are in Exmoor Park. Easy walk down into Minehead with plenty to do there and lots of cafes ad restaurants to enjoy. The steam train is definitely worth a trip on. You can also walk directly down the cliff to the harbour and the pleasures of the Old Ship Aground pub. Lovely place with really good coffee and a decent carvery two days a week.
Porthole Cottage is small, but it is very practical and really well provided for. Its great to have everything there, such as the small things like washing powder, toilet paper, etc. The owners are also very considerate, having left milk in the fridge and put tea and pancakes/waffles on the table for our arrival. We even had fresh flowers on the dining table giving a lovely smell.
Note that Minehead is hilly, so if you are thinking flat seaside area then think again. Make sure your car hand-brake works!More