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“Perfect! Spacious and welcoming.”
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The C16th Farmhouse, originally a Devon longhouse, as seen from the courtyard
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The C16th Farmhouse, originally a Devon longhouse, as seen from the courtyard
Above the front door is a magnificent Wisteria The sitting room has a huge stone inglenook fireplace and a log fire
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The C16th Farmhouse, originally a Devon longhouse, as seen from the courtyard
Above the front door is a magnificent Wisteria
The sitting room has a huge stone inglenook fireplace and a log fire
The sitting room has comfortable seating & Freeview TV
Spacious cedar panelled dining room
The dining room also has a sofa and second TV
The kitchen has an oil-fired Rayburn for cooking, heating and hot water
The kitchen is well equipped with electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, etc.
The double bedroom overlooks the peaceful courtyard
The second bedroom can be either king-size or twin using a ziplink bed
The third bedroom is a twin and overlooks the courtyard
The upstairs bathroom with bath and WC (there is a separate shower-room and WC upstairs)
Spring flowers - we have more than 10 types of Daffodil.
Enclosed rear garden with picnic table and attractive built-in BBQ
Enclosed rear garden with dry-stone walling and built-in seating
One of the paths up Humphrey's Hill
The wildflower meadow at the top of Humphrey's Hill in spring
The play area with two towers, bridge, slide, swing, firemans pole, periscope, etc.
There are magnificent views from Humphrey's Hill
There are lots of frogs, newts, damselflies and dragonflies around the wildlife pond
In late summer there are lots of butterflies in the grounds
The cottages as seen from the surrounding hills
There are lots of amazing coastal walks in Exmoor and North Devon
The heather on the moors is full of colour in late summer
There is plenty of wildlife on Exmoor, including ponies, deer, goats and birds of prey
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Challacombe, Exmoor National Park, England

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Susan F
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect! Spacious and welcoming.”
Reviewed January 26, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

A beautiful, spacious farmhouse. First impressions were great, it was clean and tidy and very well-equipt. It had a lovely, homely feel about it and I particularly liked sitting in the armchair by the Rayburn... excellent spot for reading.

My children loved it, we only had a short stay but we settled in straight away. The welcome pack was great, generous enough to get started and keep us going until the shopping arrived. We made the most of the wood burner in the lounge, we all slept really well and were sad to leave.

There were lots of places to walk the dogs and the utility room was great for cleaning muddy paws and towelling them dry. There were plenty of places to put the dog beds. We hope to return for a longer stay.

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Liked best: Homely feel and friendly owners
Liked least: The back garden.. because my dogs are large they were able to climb out!
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
Jan 29, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We are really glad you felt at home in the Farmhouse and look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay.
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philm1981
Bath
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Best place on Exmoor to stay.”
Reviewed November 8, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

This was my 4th time staying here. I cannot recommend the cottage and location enough. It's very clean and spacious and meets all our requirements in terms of location, size, facilities and cost. Wisteria Cottage has such a homely feel to it. It now comes with Wi-Fi if you need it, but the beauty of staying here and in Exmoor is to escape the hustle and bustle of home, so i didn't really use it, but it's excellent that its provided. Also a major benefit is that dogs are welcome and I think its fair to say our dogs enjoyed themselves as much as we did.

Its location with Exmoor is ideal if you like long walks across the moors or a good beach walk with Woolacombe and Croyde no more than a 20 min drive. Also not even a 5 minute walk away is the best pub anywhere I've ever been. The Black Venus. The food and ales on offer there is superb.

Will definitely be coming back to Wisteria and would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothin
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Nov 10, 2013
Very glad that you enjoyed your stay in our Farmhouse. Thank you for your comprehensive review. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Helen G
Worcester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended, perfect for exploring North Devon”
Reviewed September 30, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We have stayed at Town Tenement Farm on many occasions and The Farmhouse is our favourite cottage. It is spacious, comfortable and well appointed. It would accommodate 5/6 people easily but we also find it suits us (a couple) and our three, large, exuberant dogs perfectly. It has a pretty, enclosed garden which leads directly into the kitchen, with a warm range and easy clean floor, great for when you (and the dogs) are wet and muddy. The lounge is very large and airy and the wood-burner (logs provided), makes for cosy evenings. The cottage has a very useful utility room, with a washing machine and tumble dryer and also a downstairs toilet. Upstairs, the bedrooms are spacious, with plenty of cupboard space and the cottage has a bathroom and separate shower room. We have stayed here with friends and it is possible to both have a bedroom and bathroom at separate ends of the cottage so retaining a degree of privacy. The cottages are set in well- established grounds, very pretty and with a gentle hill walk where you can exercise the dogs.

Challacombe is a pretty village and we have found a number of lovely walks from the Farmhouse. The local pub, The Black Venus Inn, is a 5 minute walk away, serves truly excellent food, is staffed by very friendly people and is dog friendly. The local shop and post office is next door to the pub, sells a wide range of goods and the owners are very friendly. We pre-order groceries which are delivered to our cottage, ready for our arrival.

Melanie and John are excellent hosts, very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and will do anything to help. This is an excellent base for exploring North Devon, we can’t recommend it more highly. The countryside is breath-taking and the coast is a mere 20 minutes away. We want to move here!!!

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Liked best: Location and facilities, all excellent.
Liked least: Nothing.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 4, 2013
Thank you for such a comprehensive review!
You and your 'exuberant' dogs are always welcome - especially your dog Rob who likes to sit on my lap!!!
The Black Venus is very well known for it's food and hospitality - we are very lucky to have it so close...no need to drive. The local shop is great too - grocery deliveries on arrival day can save a load of hassle.

We look forward to seeing you all next time.
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