The Pack Horse - Bridge View
Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Enjoy Exmoor from our delightful Bridge View Suite, 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.
Bridge View Suite is a large first floor riverside apartment suitable for families or couples. The accommodation is warm, cosy, centrally heated, tastefully decorated and well appointed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bossington 2 km|
|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||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Bridge View Suite at The Pack Horse is a spacious first floor riverside apartment. The accommodation is warm, cosy, well equipped and tastefully appointed. It offers a fully fitted kitchen/diner with dishwasher and fridge freezer and lovely views from its window towards the highest point of Exmoor Dunkery Beacon, the lounge is large with oak panelling and has access to its own private balcony overlooking the river & ancient Packhorse Bridge. Two further windows provide riverside and countryside views. The apartment benefits from 3 bedrooms, a single, a double and a king sized making it ideal for families, couples & pets are welcome by arrangement. There is seating in our pretty courtyard for your alfresco dining and use of a walled garden.
Private secure parking and lockable storage for guests outside pursuit equipment is also available along with free wifi.
|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.
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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20 Jun 2014
"Peace and comfort in a beautiful location in a warm friendly atmosphere."
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… More
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
24 Oct 2013
"great walking base"
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 an… More
14 Jun 2012
"Didn't want to leave!"
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 anoth… More
17 May 2012
"Another lovely time...."
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 Octo… More
27 Aug 2011
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 whi… More
15 May 2011
"A haven of peace and tranquility"
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 knowl… More
26 Jun 2010
"A little bit of heaven on earth."
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.… More
19 Dec 2009
"Best in Somerset"
I had a wonderful weekend at the Pack Horse in Allerford, the apartment was lovely,and Linda and Brian the owners ,where so helpful ,Home from home, We went for the Porlock Christmas weekend and had t… More
15 Sep 2009
"The Packhorse is TOPS"
Found this excellent accomodation 3 years ago. We have 2 large dogs who holiday with us. The Packhorse and the friendly hosts Linda & Brian look after all your needs and requirements throughout your s… More
4 Jul 2009
"The Best in the Southwest. go on try it!!!!!!!"
As visitors to the Pack Horse for a week of self catering, the first in our lives( we have always used hotels etc). Now we have enjoyed what can be called a true english holiday, hosted by 28 of the b… More
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