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Puffins Holiday Apartment

25 reviews
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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 12 January 2017

We stayed at this lovely apartment over the New Year period. What a fantastic location, really close to all the amenities of Porlock but at the same time very quiet. The apartment was really well equipped and had everything that we needed and more. Beautiful...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank clong83
Management response:Responded 14 January 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, I think you have captured everything that we would like to say ourselves. It is both rewarding to provide somewhere that people enjoy staying and to receive a good response when they do. Thanks again, David & Melody

Reviewed 29 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...More

Date of stay: December 2016
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Reviewed 10 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.More

Date of stay: September 2016
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Management response:Responded 24 September 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...More

Reviewed 7 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...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank traversj77
Management response:Responded 9 August 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...More

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St. Dogmaels, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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Date of stay: July 2016
Management response:Responded 9 August 2016

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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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