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The Pack Horse - Bridge View

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
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.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Only up to 3 persons on the balcony at anyone time, no noise audible outside the apt after 11pm
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Meet the host
william v
Hosting since April 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 88%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live on site and always happy to help you make the most from your holiday, with ideas on activities and places to see and things to do.
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Reviews (11)
Christopher G
Christopher G
Perfect
Linda & Brian gave us a lovely welcome with a cream tea which set the tone for our week spent in Bridge View. It was very clean and comfortable with great views.we took our dog with us and found a different walk every day. Linda could not be more helpfull. We will be back.
Visited June 2017
Written June 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wills Virgo
Wills Virgo
Thank you so much for leaving a review, so pleased you enjoyed you your week in our Bridge view the Exmoor walks,along with the cream teas. Look forward to welcoming you back!
Written July 3, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Peter H
Peter H
Sway, United Kingdom21 contributions
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 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.
Visited June 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written June 20, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Wills Virgo
Wills Virgo
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
Written June 24, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stuart C
Stuart C
1 contribution
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 and coombes. Allerford village is so picturesque, all cream coloured walls and thatch, and even a busy blacksmiths shop!.
Visited October 2013 Traveled as a couple
Written October 24, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Andrea J
Andrea J
Cardiff, United Kingdom3 contributions
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 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.
Visited May 2012 Traveled with family
Written June 14, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AJW39
AJW39
Maidenhead, United Kingdom19 contributions
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 October....!!
Visited May 2012 Traveled with friends
Written May 17, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Stuart B
Stuart B
4 contributions
Fab Week
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.
Visited August 2011 Traveled with family
Written August 27, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AJW39
AJW39
Maidenhead, United Kingdom19 contributions
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 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...!!
Visited May 2011 Traveled as a couple
Written May 15, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MandSShoppers
MandSShoppers
1 contribution
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.
Visited June 2010 Traveled as a couple
Written June 26, 2010. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

londoner034
londoner034
7 contributions
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 the time of our life,,,Its an amazing place to stay with the little bridge in front of the Pack Horse,I cant wait to go back and take my dog next time Elaine
Visited December 2009 Traveled as a couple
Written December 18, 2009. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

dogholidays
dogholidays
4 contributions
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 stay. Its perfectly placed to explore Exmoor. The dogs love it too. The accomodation is varied and we stay in different appartments or the cottage, depends on the size of our family on each visit. Good value for money, peacful, relaxed and you do your own thing. To find a place that caters for dogs and their families is a top priority for us. The Packhorse is TOPS for us and we come twice a year. I would gladly recommend it whether you have a pet or not. We are due back again later this year, can't wait. When you find a little gem, do you keep quite or tell everyone? Well, I've told you now !!
Visited April 2009 Traveled with family
Written September 15, 2009. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
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.
Getting around
We have numerous footpaths and bridleways from our door step, by car the A39 is just at the top of our road, along with the local bus stop, a steam train operates from Minehead 5 miles away and sailing and boating can be done from minehead and Porlock weir. Bicycle trails and bike hire is available along with horse and pony riding.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
We can be found very easily of off the A39 by car or a Train to Taunton and then bus to minehead, the nearest airports are EXETER or Bristol each about 1.5 hrs away .
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveHorse Riding Nearby
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Pack Horse - Bridge View

The Pack Horse - Bridge View is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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