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The Pack Horse - Wisteria Apt


Excellent 5/5 Score from 14 reviews

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Enjoy Exmoor from our delightful Wisteria Apartment, idyllically situated in the National Trust village of Allerford alongside a shallow river. From our doorstep discover the stunning countryside, coastline, moor, sea and pretty villages.

Wisteria is a first floor riverside apartment. The accommodation is light & airy, warm, cosy, centrally heated, tastefully decorated and well appointed.

The perfect retreat in the ideal location to visit and explore Exmoors stunning countryside with its abundance of wildlife fantastic network of footpaths bridle and cycle tracks. The sea at Bossington is only a mile away, and the Home of The West Somerset Steam Railway and Dunster with its Castle only 5miles. Lynton and Lynmouth can be reached by car within 30minutes on the coast road or alternatively,you can take the open top bus which stops only yards from our door.

Wisteria is accessed via its own staircase from the pretty courtyard. The oak stabledoor leads directly into the lounge/kitchen/diner,

were you will find a dining table & chairs next to the picture window overlooking the river, the opposite window has views of the courtyard and countryside beyond. The room is furnished with a Duressa settee a coffee table tv cabinate housing a flat sceened TV and a separate DVD player. A door leads into the double bedroom, which has a fitted double wardrobe, double bed made up with quality bedlinen two bedside cabinets with lamps, a bifold door gives access to a single bed with bedside table and lamp,another door leads to the ensuite bathroom, which has a full sized bath & mira shower over it, washand basin and wc. Wisteria also offers its own private outside seating area overlooking the river.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bossington 2 km
Access Car advised
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

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Wisteria Apartment at The Pack Horse is a first floor riverside apartment, the accommodation is warm, cosy, well equipped and tastefully appointed. It offers a light and airy lounge/kitchen/diner with views over the river, pretty courtyard and surrounding countryside. The apartment benefits from a double bedroom with an adjoining small single bedroom, a built in wardrobe and en-suite with bath and shower over making it ideal for couples, people who would like separate beds or 2 adults and a child, also a pet is 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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4 May 2013


"Keep it a secret!"

Relaxing in a self catering cottage in a beautiful setting doesn't come any better than this! The sea plus wonderful walks are on the doorstep.Linda and Brian are superb hosts and treat you as pa… More

14 Jan 2013


"Great location & a lovely place to stay."

We stayed at Wisteria for a winter walking break. Allerford is a great base as it is possible to walk to Dunkery Beacon, Porlock and Selworthy Beacon without using the car and everywhere else is but a short car ride away. Also there is the Allerford Club?! Wisteria is adjacent to the river - the whole area is natural (sound of running water) and with character. The hosts are warm and friendly and the accomodation is very comfortable with everything we needed. We would thoroughly recommend without hesitation and will be back again ourselves for certain.

16 Nov 2012


"Brilliant place to relax in lovely accomadation."

We have been coming here for the last 11 years and have stayed in all the apartments which are maintained to a very high standard.On arrival you are greeted with a warm welcome and a cup of tea or cof… More

6 Nov 2012


"Idyllic village retreat"

Our 4th visit to The Packhorse. Wisteria was delightful, comfortable, clean and well-equipped with lovely views and the usual warm welcome from Linda and Brian. The autumn colours of woods and moorlan… More

15 Aug 2012


"Opened our eyes to a new holiday experience."

After years of camping in the English weather, we were lucky enough to stumble across the pack horse online and lucky enough to find the date that we wanted, and it has opened our eyes to a complete n… More

10 Jun 2012


"The ultimate delightful family holiday"

The Pack Horse is exceptional in every way! The cottages are charming and comfortable, and the view in every direction is breathtaking! There are rolling, flowered hillsides with hiking paths in all d… More

4 Jun 2012


"Exceeded expectations"

My family and I just returned from a week at the Pack Horse, and the experience far exceeded our expectations. We came from the United States to find an authentic experience in the West Country, and … More

17 May 2012


"A little peace of heaven on the edge of Exmoor"

The Packhorse is a little gem nestled in the Exmoor countryside. We have visited several times and will be back in October. 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. All in all if you are looking for a great place to stay, peace and quiet, stunning scenery and love walking then this is the place for you.

21 Aug 2011


"The Jewel In The Crown"

We received a real warm welcome from Linda and Brian and felt at home and at ease right from the off. After been shown around our accomodation which is of a very high standard Linda invested time to p… More

8 Aug 2011


"Amazing place, wonderful holiday"

My partner and I (both in our 30s) stayed in the Honeysuckle apartment and we can't recommend it highly enough. The accommodation is great – the little touches (like fresh flowers, caffetieres,… More

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Calendar last updated:25 Nov 2014

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