The Pack Horse Stable Cottage
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Enjoy Exmoor from our delightful Stable Cottage idyllically situated in the National Trust village of Allerford alongside a shallow river over looking the Pack Horse bridge. From our doorstep discover the stunning countryside, coastline, moor, sea and pretty villages.
Stable Cottage is for families or couples, situated in the corner of our pretty courtyard. The accommodation is warm, cosy, centrally heated, tastefully decorated and well appointed.
Accessed directly from the courtyard via a pretty Stable door, the ground floor offers you a cloak area, bathroom with full sized bath and showerover, a kitchen diner with views, farmhouse table and dish washer and fully equipped for all your dining needs, the double aspect lounge has a fireplace with a look alike woodburner (same effect) without the hassle! and beamed ceiling. A quaint wooded staircase leads from the corner of the lounge to the cottage bedrooms upstairs. In the eves the main bedroom is found at the top of the staircase, with a kingsized bed, the second bedroom is accessed through a door in the wall and over a beam. and has two single beds which can be zip linked to make a suprer kingsize.
Outside Stable cottage benefits from a private sitting area, overlooking fields and the rver,
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bossington 2 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 100 km, Nearest railway: Taunton 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Stable Cottage at The Pack Horse is a detached 2 storey stone cottage situated in the corner of our pretty courtyard. The cottage is warm, cosy, well equipped and tastefully appointed. The ground floor has a fully fitted kitchen /diner with dishwasher and a bathroom with shower over bath. The double aspect lounge is spacious, has a beamed ceiling and a quaint wooden staircase which takes you up to the 2 bedrooms on the first floor making it ideal for families, couples & pets are welcome by arrangement.
The Cottage benefits from a private outside seating area over looking countryside but also available is further seating in our pretty courtyard and use of a walled garden.
Private secure parking and lockable storage for guests outside pursuit equipment is also available along with free wi fi.
|Further details outdoors|
The village nestles under the Aller woods and is surrounded by countryside, with it’s famous Pack Horse bridge, chocolate box cottages the village also offers a post office/general stores, licensed club, thatched school museum and a childrens play area.
Paths and bridleways lead to the sea at our neighbouring village of Bossington and picturesque Selworthy which boasts stunning views from its hillside location. The larger village of Porlock is 2 miles away where you will find pubs, restaurants and a variety of shops offering everything from local produce to books and antiques.
Within 5 miles is the seaside resort of Minehead, the home of the West Somerset steam railway and the medieval village of Dunster with it’s Castle and Yarn Market. Lynton and Lynmouth is a stunning 12 mile drive across the coastland edge of the moor allowing you to experience the diverse landscape, dramatic coastline and wealth of wildlife including red deer, Exmoor ponies and a great variety of birds.
The Pack Horse is ideally located for everyone to explore and experience all there is to offer on Exmoor or just to relax in a piece of Englands unspoilt countryside.
Linda & Brian live on site and are available to help you make the most from your Exmoor visit.
Cream Teas straight from the Aga our served on Fridays.
Tables and chairs in our pretty courtyard outside your door, allow you alfresco eating, and a potable BBQ is available.
The river is home to an abundance of wild live including otters, eels, trout & many more, which you can enjoy watching for from your accommodation, or you can walk from our doorstep into the stunning countryside or down to the sea.
The West Country region
Allerford is situated within the Exmoor National Park which is an area renouned for it’s outstanding natural beauty. The area is protected and maintained by the Parks authority and National Trust allowing visitors to experience this scenic countryside, moor and coastline.
Weather you wish to explore by road, foot or horseback there are an abundance of paths, lanes, trails and bridleways to enable you to do so.
Having countryside, coast and moor on our doorstep the choice of activities on offer include fishing in one of the local lakes, rivers or sea, walking many of the well signposted footpaths, including part of the coastal path or experiencing the local landscape in an off road safari or on horseback.
The area is also home of the West Somerset Steam Railway so you can take a step back in time and experience the age of steam, you can travel back even further by enjoying a trip into Dunster where the medieval castle sits majestically above the village steeped in history, owned and run my the National Trust along with 2 other local large National Trust properties which have been restored along with there grounds and gardens for the visitor to view.
Being on the coast days on the beach are another holiday choice and how you get there could include the local open topped bus or the Exmoor explorer a days ticket allows you to hop on and off in the various villages and coastal stops along the route. The surrounding oldie worlde villages can satisfy your retail therapy mood offering everything from locally grown produce, crafts, gifts to antiques and collectables.
Our local golf course offers a unique oppotunity to tee off adjacent to the sea and enjoy the panoramic views around the 18 holes.
Thoughout the year the area offers local events which include country fairs, folk & food festivals, sports, walking and cycling events along with Christmas Markets, Dunster by candelight and Christmas late shopping.
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2 Nov 2012
"Return to Holiday Heaven"
A return visit to Stable Cottage at The Pack Horse proved that returning does not always prove dissapointing. It was still a perfect peaceful spot to unwind for a few days with the wonderfull area of … More
8 Jun 2012
The facilities availble at the Packhorse can only be described as excellent. You will experieince comfort and friendly service. Linda and Brian will go out of their way to ensure your holiday is an … More
18 May 2012
"A perfect place to stay for a perfect break"
A week spent in a beautiful cottage in amazing surroundings. Brian and Linda - the perfect hosts, couldn't do enough for us. A TOTALLY dog friendly place to stay. Already booked up to return !Loa… More
25 Jul 2011
"A place with heart"
This is one of the few places we've stayed at that lives up to its reviews and descriptions online. We had excellent service throughout - from booking online to checking out. We were three adults… More
29 Apr 2011
"Beautiful location and accommodation"
Super accommodation in a wonderful setting. We stayed in Stable Cottage which had everything you could need and so comfortable. Brian and Linda are wonderful and friendly hosts. Our second visit this … More
27 Apr 2011
"Somerset is possibly Britain's best kept secret. Along with The Packhorse in Allerford."
The Packhorse is undoubtedly in one of the most beautiful parts of the British countryside. The quality of the welcome you receive here is wonderful, the owners Brian and Linda really can't do en… More
27 Aug 2010
"We love this place..."
I have never written an online review on anything before but I am more than happy to say how lovely The Pack Horse is. We first stayed there about 10 years ago when Linda and Brian had just taken over… More
25 May 2010
"an oasis, home from home,lovely people beautiful villages"
l had a few day away from London, what a treat was is store for me,beautiful villages decorated for Christmas,l joined friends , and we had such a lovely time exploring the countryside and their dogs … More
16 Dec 2009
"A WONDERFULL PLACE TO STAY"
We had the most wonderfull week staying at the Packhorse, in Allerford., Somerset, Its the best West country accomadation we have stayed in,..surrounded by pretty villages , and the owners are so nice… More
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