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The dining area features a large table and handmade cupboards.
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The dining area features a large table and handmade cupboards.
Large bathroom with double ended bath, large separate shower and heated towel rail. The shower with soap and shampoo dispensers
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The dining area features a large table and handmade cupboards.
Large bathroom with double ended bath, large separate shower and heated towel rail.
The shower with soap and shampoo dispensers
Bedroom 2 featuring 'The Emperor' painting by Melody
Clothes hooks in bedroom 2
Bedroom 2 features a King size bed and Art Deco furniture.
The front entrance leads to a boot and coat lobby with further double doors to the main areas.
This is a shared courtyard area with seating available.
The main bed is a super king that can be split into two large singles, please request when booking.
The lampshades in the main and 2nd bedroom
Main bedroom with Harrison super King bed
2nd settee featuring 'Welcome', another painting by Melody
A new feature for the lounge
Early morning view towards Porlock Weir
A common site on Exmoor are the Red Deer and Stag, these are the largest wild animals in Britain
A few of the extras.
Main bedroom with super king bed, this can be split into two large singles.
We hope you enjoy your stay
A few reviews from our first guests
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Porlock, Exmoor National Park, England

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Excellent - based on 24 reviews
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warks
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Highly recommend this quality Exmoor Gem that is full of surprises!”
Reviewed 29 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

The family stayed here for Christmas 2016 and we were so glad we did.Melody and David made us very welcome and when we opened the door we were amazed at the space on offer.It is bright and airy and was spotlessly clean.The bathroom was just beautiful and would not look out of place in a 5 star hotel.Large power shower with a separate bath.The beds were large hotel quality and the bedding was soft and luxurious to match.Well equipped kitchen and my teenage son was thankful of the fast wifi!The property is tucked away in a quiet cul de sac with off road parking and a pub 30 seconds away.Happy days.All in all a good find and will definitely return.

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1 review
“Centrally located and very comfortable”
Reviewed 10 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Perfectly located in the village centre but off the main road. A very comfortable apartment with a touch of luxury. Beautiful bed linen, towelling robes and slippers, everything you need and more.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Sep 2016
Thank you for your review, we have now completed our first year and have found it a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. We will be taking stock and considering how to keep Puffins at a high standard and even how to make improvements. We hope you will visit again, kind regards David & Melody.
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traversj7...
Orange, Virginia
2 reviews
“Exceeds Expectations”
Reviewed 7 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We were extremely happy with this rental and it was obvious that the owners put a great deal of care and thought into making there guests happy. The bathroom was spa-like and the only whole property was well-equipped, decorated and comfortable. Porlock was an idyllic town and Exmoor was breathtaking. We had a pleasant and fun trip and definitely plan on returning.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Aug 2016
Thank you for your review, we didn't get to see you during your stay but are so happy that you have appreciated the whole experience, we wanted Puffins to be a comfortable base after a day out walking, Porlock is a quiet working village set in the heart of a most outstanding area of natural beauty. I am sure you can hardly have scratched the surface during your stay, so we hope you are able to return and look forward to meeting you if you do.
Kind regards David & Melody
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St. Dogmaels, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Liked best: the location, comfort and well equiped nature of the palce
Liked least: lack of garden
Travelling group: Other
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Management Response
9 Aug 2016
Thank you for your generous review, it is quite surprising to find a peaceful spot right in the centre of the village, we like it as you can get out in the evening without using the car. Kind regards David & Melody
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Ann L
1 review
“Amazing place to stay!!!!”
Reviewed 9 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I have just returned from Puffins, stayed with my mum and sister. I can honestly say this accommodation is outstanding...everything has been thought of to make guests feel at home, the beds are super comfy, the shower was wonderful, the dvd selection and lovely sofas were lovely after long days out, and wearing the soft robes and slippers that are provided was wonderful. Many many thanks David and Melody, we will definitely be back xxxx

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Aug 2016
Thank you, it is a pleasure to make people feel so comfortable, it is surprisingly rewarding. We look forward to your future visits. Kind regards David & Melody
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David C
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Perfect stay in Porlock”
Reviewed 26 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Puffins was perfect for our 3 night break in Porlock, Exmoor. It is conveniently positioned right in the centre of the village but down a quiet Lane so there is no traffic. The accommodation is is extremely well furnished with very comfortable beds a superb bathroom and full kitchen. Everything has been carefully chosen by the owners and there are plenty of nice additional touches such as bathrobes and slippers, through to the beautiful glassware. The artwork on the walls was also painted or photographed by the owners whose gallery is nearby. Should you not want to cook yourself there are multiple choices in the village for breakfast, lunch or dinner. All in all this was a perfect stay and we will certainly be staying at Puffins again whenever we get the chance.

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Liked best: Most comfortable beds we had slept in on our tour.
Liked least: Leaving, should have booked for longer.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
9 Aug 2016
Thank you for your kind review. I think after going away ourselves and with Melody's early life we had a clear view that we wanted to provide a place we would want to stay ourselves. Actually, we always wanted to try it ourselves, it just hasn't happened, I am particularly envious of the bathroom and in particular the shower, I may not be able to go home if I tried it! Thank David & Melody
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TheHappyM...
Etchingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Home from home with added luxury :-)”
Reviewed 6 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Excellent property right in the heart of the village.

I travelled with my daughter and my parents. This was my parents first visit to the area so I wanted a central base and I could not have asked for more. The apartment is situated down a side street off the main through road and is approximately a 3 minute walk to the shops and a 10 - 15 minute walk to the sea front.

The apartment was spotless and because it was coming up to Easter Melody and David had left us some chocolate eggs and little Easter touches around the place. We were also surprised to find a welcome package of cake and milk which helped enormously.

The apartment is well stocked with every piece of cutlery, plates, bowls and cooking utensils you could wish for. You even get a robe and slippers each which is more akin to a luxury hotel than a rental apartment but what a lovely touch this was.

The beds are so comfortable which is just what is needed after a days walking and the bathroom is of the highest standard.

There are plenty of sockets for all the gadgets we all have these days and a hair dryer in each bedroom.

I cannot recommend this rental property highly enough and we will definitely be returning.

Thank you Melody and David.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
7 Apr 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to post this lovely review, Melody will be so touched when I show her later, she has always wanted to provide everything to the highest standard. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards David
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