Posted Jul 25, 2016
I was warmly welcomed by the owner, Gill, who was full of useful information about the area, and kindly made me a pot of tea on arrival. The information office is just across the street, and they were also very helpful. The local bus from Minehead to Porlock Weir stops conveniently right outside Sea View.
The breakfast menu was extensive and you can select what you want (and the time you want it served) the night before. The dining room is a bit tight if several guests come down at once - it's a very old house and the rooms are small, though there are a lot of them and the place has a Tardis-like capacity!
Free parking is available nearby, which is a plus though it makes unloading anything heavy a bit of a pain. The narrow road in front of the house means you have to pull up onto the pavement. I was aware of traffic noise and pedestrians well into the night.
I felt free to come and go as I pleased without bothering anyone. My single room had an ensuite bathroom, which I could barely get in and out of to be honest (I am large, but still...). The doorway is about 18" wide and the shower cubicle fills the corner inside the door; a toilet and sink share the remaining tiny space.
Great sea view from the first floor. The room decor was a bit quirky, but all the basics were provided: tea/coffee making, tissues, toiletries, hair dryer, TV. Wi-fi is provided and worked well. The room was bright during the day, and a blind and curtains kept light out at night.