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Puffins Holiday Apartment

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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 9 July 2016 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Ann L
Management response:Responded 9 August 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

Reviewed 26 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...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Globaltourist52
Management response:Responded 9 August 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...More

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Reviewed 6 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...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank TheHappyMundays
Management response:Responded 7 April 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

Reviewed 14 January 2016

We can now count ourselves among a number of returning visitors to Puffins, having stayed during the summer for a week and again in October for a long weekend. On both occasions we have been bowled over by Melody and David’s hospitality and the level...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank leververt
Management response:Responded 18 January 2016

Thank you for your kind comments, I think you have summed up our heart to provide a comfortable stay at the level we look for when we travel. Look forward to seeing you soon. With love David & Melody

Reviewed 25 August 2016
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Date of stay: August 2016
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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