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11 reviews
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Porlock Weir
Dramatic Beach & Moor
Woodland walks
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Porlock, Exmoor National Park, England

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Peter H
Sway, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Peace and comfort in a beautiful location in a warm friendly atmosphere.”
Reviewed June 20, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Spacious comfortable apartment(Bridge View) in a beautiful village with easy access to the delights of Exmoor. Our hosts gave us a warm welcome and many helpful suggestions to enhance our awareness of places to visit. Allerford is a tiny hamlet just off the A39 which looked simply stunning in the fine June weather we were lucky to enjoy.The roads all over Exmoor were amazingly quiet so we had easy access to the towns and villages we visited. A very enjoyable holiday made even nicer by our friendly hosts.

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Liked best: The beauty and peacefulness.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Jun 2014
So pleased you enjoyed your week here in our Bridge View apartment, and our suggestions about Exmoor help to enhance your week, thank you for your kind comments & helpful review. Linda & Brian
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Stuart C
York, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“great walking base”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

had a great week, the apartment was well equipped and cosy, the owners super welcoming, and linda's cream tea on arrival awesome. Shall definitely be back to walk more of the surrounding woods and coombes. Allerford village is so picturesque, all cream coloured walls and thatch, and even a busy blacksmiths shop!.

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Liked best: friendly owners next door, relaxing atmosphere
Liked least: shops are a few miles away in Porlock.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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Andrea J
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Didn't want to leave!”
Reviewed June 14, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

Had another wonderful stay at The Packhorse, this time we were there for 3 glorious weeks! We stayed in the Bridge Apartment, which is delightful. However, I have stayed in the Rose Apartment on another occasion and that is really great too. I can echo what other reviewers have said that Linda & Brian are the perfect hosts. Absolutely nothing is too much trouble. A welcome cup of tea on arrival and then every Friday Linda makes the best cream teas around! We ate ours in the lovely surroundings of their courtyard. If you're looking for a great place to chill, then you've found it at The Packhorse. Plus if you're into activities there is so much to do. The walks in the surrounding area are fab - lanes, woods or to the beach! You are bound to see deer when walking on Exmoor or around Porlock Hill. If you're lucky you may catch sight of the otters that sometimes visit the river next to the Packhorse in late evening. I didn't see them this time but I most definitely heard them. However, I did encounter the 'eel family' when Brian enticed them out with some ham! Over the years, I have stayed in various places within the area and can honestly say that you feel so welcome and at home, so much so, you just don't want to leave! So that's why I've booked another 3 weeks for 2013 and am also looking to return in a few mths time.

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AJW39
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Another lovely time....”
Reviewed May 17, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

Just back from another week at The Packhorse. Such a lovely time, never disappointed. Lots of walking straight from the property. Linda and Brian as always, the perfect hosts. Will be back in October....!!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Friends
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RubyDogBa...
Essex
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fab Week”
Reviewed August 27, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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person found this review helpful

We have just returned from a wonderful stay at the Pack Horse. On our arrival we were met by Brian and Linda who made us feel extremely welcome and relaxed. We stayed in the Bridge View apartment which had all the space we needed plus lovely views of the bridge and ford. I would recommend the Pack Horse for its excellent location, accommodation ( including many cupboards and coat hangers) and very friendly owners.

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AJW39
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“A haven of peace and tranquility”
Reviewed May 15, 2011 for a stay in May 2011
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person found this review helpful

The Packhorse is a little gem nestled in the Exmoor countryside. This was our third visit and we are returning in October and May of next year. Linda & Brian are wonderful hosts. Linda's knowledge of the area, (with little bits of history thrown in) and the many walks, straight from the cottages are invaluable. All of their cottages/apartments are furnished to the highest standard. The attention to detail, from the lighting to the bedding (we sleep so well) is lovely. We stayed in Bridge View with our two dogs. The views from almost every window are amazing. We are always lucky with the weather, and if I didn't know better, I would say that they manage to organise that too...!!

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Visit was for: Leisure
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MandSShop...
Coventry
1 review
“A little bit of heaven on earth.”
Reviewed June 26, 2010 for a stay in June 2010

A warm and friendly welcome from Linda and Brian. Very comfortable accommadtion in pretty courtyard setting. Surrounded by beautiful walks in picturesque Exmoor. We keep coming back.

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