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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 7 January 2018

Lovely location and surrounding village. Plenty of walks around Exmoor from the door, didn't need the car. Fantastic cottage with loads of space. Lovely extra touches with robes, slippers, chocolates and even Christmas trimmings. Four of us stayed and agreed we will definitely stay again.

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank KJT245
Management response:Responded 10 January 2018

Thanks Kez, just received your lovely review. We will look forward to seeing you again. David & Melody

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: October 2017
Management response:Responded 29 October 2017

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

With two good sized bedrooms, an open plan kitchen/dining/lounge and a large modern bathroom we throughly enjoyed our stay at Puffins. The owner is very friendly and provides some nice touches including comfortabel beds and linens. The only tricky thing is parking. The access is...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Tunnicliffe
Management response:Responded 11 October 2017

Thanks Michael for your kind review, we continue to look at the homely aspect, as that is what we have wanted for ourselves when on holiday. As you say parking is a bit tight, but surprisingly a large van will fit the gap. Hope to...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Wonderful stay at Puffins - I can't recommend it enough! We're a family of 4 with 2 teenagers and it was plenty of room for us. The moment we walked into Puffins we felt very much at home. The owners had left homemade scones and...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We arrived very late on a Friday night but the arrival instructions were clear and we found Puffins with no major problems. The apartment was comfortable, homely and clean and so well equipped. We loved the bathroom: both children insisted on having a bath (!)...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Hannah T
Management response:Responded 5 September 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, it is a surprising pleasure to offer Puffins and to try and maintain our high standard. I say surprising because during all my years in an office I would never have thought I would be doing this. But here...More

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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Is this holiday rental large?YesNoUnsure
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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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