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“The ultimate delightful family holiday”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Porlock, Exmoor National Park, England

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keith h
Pascagoula, Mississippi
2 reviews
“The ultimate delightful family holiday”
Reviewed June 10, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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 directions, animals of all kinds, and Linda and Brian make sure that you are aware of all the opportunities in the area. They are warm and helpful, and they were like family by the end of the week! They always seemed to have plenty of time to help us plan the day ahead and were genuinely interested in hearing about our adventures at day's end. They could not have been better hosts. The ambience in Allerford is over-the-top, with the colorful flowers along every street--growing on stone walls and climbing the sides of the homes--natural beauty at its best! Excursions to Dunster castle, to Lynmouth and Lynton, to the steam train station, to the Owl and Hawk Museum, to the local Allerford Museum--so many convenient side trips just minutes away--makes the Pack Horse a great choice for a holiday home base. We give it the highest possible recommendation! Keith Horne

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
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Jim H
Pascagoula, Mississippi
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Exceeded expectations”
Reviewed June 4, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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 to ride horses on Exmoor. This place delivers! The aesthetics of the Pack Horse, the surrounding villages, and the scenic countryside is a "10" on a scale of 10; and Brian and Linda are simply delightful. When we left them, we felt like we were leaving home and dear friends. They helped us with side trips to various nearby villages, horse rides, hikes, restaurants, train rides, and much more. Better yet, they steered us away from activities that we would have found to be less fun. We are coming back!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family
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goochyShe...
Sheffield
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The Jewel In The Crown”
Reviewed August 21, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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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 peruse a map of the local area and recommended lots of walks alot of which can be done straight from the accomodation without using a car etc.
We did many of the walks (and more) some were easy walking others were more arduous with very steep long climbs but well worth the effort when rewarded with the breath-taking views and scenery. The village of Allerford and Selworthy are really picturesque and picture postcard like, Porlock village is a steady walk from the Pack Horse but can be done through the fields and meadow land and so avoiding the narrow roads, the village is quaint with nice shops a small supermarket and a few pubs. If you wish to have a car journey there are many places of interest not too far away, we visited Lynton and Lynmouth by parking at Watersmeet and walking down by the riverside a beautiful walk taking about 25mins, the funicular railway is well worth the experience and once at the top another nice walk to The Valley of Rocks a must, a drive over Exmoor is highly recommended the carpet of yellow and purple heather is stunning and look out for the clusters of Exmoor ponies, Minehead is a short drive from the Pack Horse (about 10mins) where you can take in the fresh sea air, visit the shops on the main street, the baskets of flowers are in full bloom and look splendid, there are a few inns and one on the quayside if you fancy sitting outside and watching the world go by, from Minehead runs the West Somerset Steam Railway this is an absolute must (try and pick a sunny day) a day rover ticket costs £15.60 each but worth every penny, you can get on and off at any of the 10 stations, we got off at Watchet a medieval town and harbour it has a lovely gentle feel and is like stepping back in time, another must is the beautiful town of Dunster, every station has a wonderful feel to it, hanging baskets, old advertising boards and railway staff in period costimes all add to the atmosphere. Our stay at the Pack Horse and surrounding area has been fabulous and left us wanting more, we will definately be back at the Pack Horse again soon where we know Linda and Brian will be waiting to extend a real warm welcome to this fantastic place, thankyou both.
Howard and Sandra
Sheffield

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LondonLas...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Amazing place, wonderful holiday”
Reviewed August 8, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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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, wifi, a pot of tea when we arrived) were fantastic and the place itself has breathtaking views of the countryside, as well as a prime position next to the iconic Pack Horse bridge. There is loads to do in the area, yet it's also an ideal place to relax and do very little in incredible surroundings. Linda and Brian made us feel so welcome and we never felt as though we were 'invading' their property, yet they were always there if we needed help or advice. A fantastic place to stay in a really beautiful area.

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jwooding
1 review
“Our little piece of heaven.”
Reviewed May 13, 2011 for a stay in August 2010

Linda and Brian are such wonderful people, so friendly and welcoming. The accomodation is superb. We have stayed in all but one of the apartments and each has its own charm. We have to visit at least once a year. It is our special place.

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Triggsand...
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
“the comeback kids”
Reviewed September 12, 2010 for a stay in May 2010

Since finding the pack horse, we have booked for the following year on leaving, year after year, and have been going now for almost ten years. This year celebrating with Linda and Brian the anniversary of their opening with other regular visitors. They treat you as their personal friends and make you feel valued,while stilll running a very professional business. . The tray of tea and welcome on arriving, is just one of the many sensitive services that are delivered to you with such genuine care.
Booking in Spring, we look forward to watching our summer unravel, along with our stress, while walking the amazing countryside and Honicote estate which is maintained to appear as a timeless landscape.........................

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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choc-a-ho...
cheshire
1 review
“ideal holiday accommodation”
Reviewed June 21, 2010 for a stay in June 2010

Our stay at the The Pack horse was way beyond expectation the friendly welcome ,the accommodation, were perfect. Brian and Linda are lovely people they make you so welcome on arrival, offering tea or coffee after you've settled into your apartment. They were celebrating their 10th year as proprietors of The Pack Horse and we were included in the celebrations. Linda's cream teas are to die for. It's the ideal area if like us you are fond of walking.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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