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Puffins Holiday Apartment

25 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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As a young person living in Brighton, my trips home were vital to my well being. Walking everyday on Exmoor, come rain or shine, is amazingly refreshing. With this in mind my intention was to create a comfortable, creative space where this refreshment can be found. Having worked in hospitality, the experience of creative excellence has inspired me to make my guests' stay special. There are cosy slippers and gowns, lovely linen, a double ended bath and a large separate shower. We also have high quality king size beds in both bedrooms, one of which can be split into two singles, thus ensuring peace and quiet for a good night's sleep after a stunning a country walk. Heating is via the latest Dimplex electric radiators with extra heating in the lounge and bathroom. Puffins is a ground floor...As a young person living in Brighton, my trips home were vital to my well being. Walking everyday on Exmoor, come rain or shine, is amazingly refreshing. With this in mind my intention was to create a comfortable, creative space where this refreshment can be found. Having worked in hospitality, the experience of creative excellence has inspired me to make my guests' stay special. There are cosy slippers and gowns, lovely linen, a double ended bath and a large separate shower. We also have high quality king size beds in both bedrooms, one of which can be split into two singles, thus ensuring peace and quiet for a good night's sleep after a stunning a country walk. Heating is via the latest Dimplex electric radiators with extra heating in the lounge and bathroom. Puffins is a ground floor apartment in the centre of Porlock, just a short walk to the local shops, pubs and restaurants. Renovations were completed in August 2015 and although not equipped for disabled guests, there is suitable access. In essence, Puffins is created for guests who like a little luxury with a creative flair. Porlock is a working village set in the heart of Exmoor with walks from your doorstep or just a short drive away. Porlock has a selection of shops for day to day needs as well as art, craft, antique and clothing shops alongside pubs, restaurants and coffee shops. From my studio across the path from Puffins, I sell my artwork and offer art lessons (please contact us for details). We also have a small Gallery on Porlock High Street which showcases my husband David's photos alongside my paintings. We hope to welcome you in the near future. Melody & David More
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About the Owner
David H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2015
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Our intention with Puffins has always been to provide the type of place that we would love to stay, to that end we are always looking at the service and facility we provide to continue to improve or maintain the quality. In addition we are happy to provide local knowledge of the area, suggestions of places to visit and guide to eating out. We will, as time permits, produce a booklet of the area with photos and map references but in the meantime guests are free to ask, below are a few places to consider. Porlock Bay and marsh Bossington village & walk to Hurlstone Dunkery Beacon Selworthy Beacon Walks above Polock Porlock Weir Lynmouth Valley of Rocks Tarr Steps, Withypool, Landachre close together along river Barle
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We had a 4 night family stay here and couldn't have been happier with the apartment. Very comfortable and well furnished. Also, all communications with the owners were great. Some Lovely little touches too, like crab nets available and milk on arrival. Porlock itself was...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Burni_1966
Management response:Responded 2 September 2017

Thank you for your review, very encouraging and a pleasure to make and keep Puffins at a high standard. Hope we see you again, kind regards, David

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Excellent apartment well equipped missed only a dishwasher but otherwise everything needed was provided

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Dennis James J
Management response:Responded 18 August 2017

Thank you Dennis for your kind review, a dishwasher, something to think on. Kind regards David & Melody

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Date of stay: April 2017
Management response:Responded 24 April 2017

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We booked for a short 4 day break over Easter. The Easter eggs and Easter cake left for us was a very nice welcoming touch. The apartment is as advertised with all the equipment you might need for a break away. Have to admit I...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank naughtytoad
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Lovely apartment fully equipped with all that was needed. Beautifully comfortable beds, plenty of space and many DVD's if needed. The apartment is ideally placed for local pubs and excellent food which we really enjoyed, especially The Ship, superb. The shops within walking distance were...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Getaway703540
Management response:Responded 20 April 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review, for us it is such a pleasure to provide a place that is so appreciated and lovely reviews encourage us when we are preparing for each visit. Hope to see you again soon. David & Melody

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Highchair
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
TV
Parking
Microwave
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
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About the neighbourhood
Puffins is situated in the centre of Porlock, only 100m from shops, pubs and restaurants. Puffins is part of an old tannery building that was converted to residential apartments some years ago, it is set off the road and is a very quiet spot, the only traffic being to the parking for three of the apartments. The local visitor centre is at the end of the village only 150m, they have lots of information about the local area and local events the most notable being the summer fair and carnival. The area offers facilities for walkers, horse riding, bike hire and safari tours with Discovery Safaris of Porlock.
How to get there
I recommend leaving the M5 at junction 25 and following the main road (A358 / A39) to Minehead, do not be tempted by your satnav to turn off into the countryside. Once at Minehead follow signs for Porlock (A39). On arrival in Porlock you will drop down a short steep hill and find yourself in the High Street with shops on either side of the road, follow the road for 100m until you will find a church directly in front of you before following the road around to the right and seeing an old fashioned petrol station on your right. Just 20m from here and directly opposite the Castle Hotel is a small private drive, turn down here and follow the drive to the right, about 30m until you find Puffins. Please ask us for a map of this last section.
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