The Pack Horse Exmoor self catering accommodation

Exmoor ~ Quality self catering
holiday Cottage and Apartments

Allerford, nr Porlock, Somerset, England, TA24 8HW
Tel: 01643 862475

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Hurlestone Point on Exmoor

The village is well served with a Post Office / General store. The old school now houses a rural life museum exhibiting olden day farm equipment, a Victorian school room and the West Somerset Photographic arcive.

The Allerford Reading Room is a licensed club open every evening where you can try your hand at skittles, snooker, pool and darts or just relax with a drink and chat to the locals.

Neighbouring Selworthy with it’s 16th century whitewashed church and chocolate box cottages has wonderful views of Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor, is an idyllic place to have a cream tea.

Bossington, with it’s thatched cottages with round chimneys leads to the sea and The South West Way. The shingle ridge and it’s unique salt water marsh is a haven for sea birds, an ornithologists delight.

Hurlestone Point on Exmoor


Situated at the foot of Selworthy woods, Allerford is a village with traditional Exmoor cottages, many of which are National Trust owned.

Numerous footpaths and bridleways allow you to explore Exmoors stunning scenery and dramatic coastline.

The shallow river Aller flows gently under the ancient Pack Horse bridge, from where our property derives it’s name, and filters into the sea at Bossington.

Hurlestone Point on Exmoor

Porlock has a range of shops selling local produce and crafts. There are a range of restaurants and pubs, also a museum all centred around the 12th century church of St Dubricius. The Tourist Centre is a must for information on local events.

Take either the famous Porlock Hill or the more scenic Toll road out of Porlock and over the moor. See Exmoor ponies, spot Buzzards overhead and glimpse Red deer as you drive through Lorna Doone country.

Pony trek from Horner’s wooded valley to Dunkery Beacon.

Picturesque Lynmouth, enjoy views from the vernicular railway up to the cliff top village of Lynton with it’s delightful cinema. Walkers will enjoy the costal path to the Valley of the Rocks.

The seaside resort of Minehead is a 10 minute drive away, home of the West Somerset Steam railway. This busy market town boasts a golf course and daily fishing excursions from the harbour.

Visit the bustling medieval village of Dunster with it’s Yarn market and National Trust castle.

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