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“Glorious Countryside Retreat” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Home Place Farmhouse Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Challacombe
Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Glorious Countryside Retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

We booked a cottage because we wanted to explore Exmoor but also have somewhere with our own space to relax in the evening. We were very happy with the cottage which was cosy and well-equipped and also had a pleasant patio where we enjoyed sitting for breakfast and a drink in the evening. I'd booked a safari over Exmoor which was great and although we didn't see many deer the scenery was stunning. Funnily enough when I went for an early morning walk round the grounds of the cottages there were in fact 2 deer in the field and we also saw a buzzard during our stay. The owner was very helpful suggesting good local walks and places to see and eat. We had dinner one night at the Black Venus pub in the village and the food was very good. We didn't try the spa as we wanted to make the most of the good weather and the location was perfect for exploring both Exmoor and the coast.

Room Tip: Granary cottage is ideal for a couple
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

A group of us were looking for somewhere to escape to for the weekend where we could relax and unwind from our usual busy lives. We could not have found better than Home Place Spa!! With there being 10 of us we wanted somewhere we could socialise without being crammed into hotel rooms but still needed the spa experience. Home Place has it all!! We stayed in 2 cottages which were cosy and homely but gave us the space we needed. The rooms were comfortable and both cottages had everything we could need.
The spa itself was small but perfectly formed with the swim pool jacuzzi being just the right size for groups of us to relax in together. Treatments were fantastic and well priced. We were lucky that the sun shone while we were there which enabled us to enjoy the lovely outside space inbetween soaking and having treatments. Even with the other 2 cottages being used the facilities were never crammed and we did not feel like we were sharing everything with anyone else.
If you are looking for somewhere to completely get away to then this is the place. Phone signal is very limited and there is no internet so if you cannot live without these things look elsewhere!! But we are a group of girls who are perminantly attached to our phones and managed to survive for 2 full days without constant connection so if we can do it then anyone can!!
The Black Venus Pub in the village is also well worth a visit for a drink and some food - all excellent and the staff there could not be more accomodating!!
Needless to say we will be back - after coming back to reality with a bump on our return home I think it will be sooner rather than later!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank helsbells13
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

This place is a hidden gem, its tucked away in a quiet Exmoor valley yet where you don't expect to find a spa! I was taken here by my daughters for my birthday and we had our own cottage where the lovely, friendly owner served us dinner on our first night, the food was lovely and homemade. We all had treatments on the Saturday and loved them all. The spa was beautiful and clean and really quiet as the place is so small it never became busy. I've already booked to come back with my husband for a walking weekend - and a massage for me!

Room Tip: Go for the dinner one night so you don't have to go out
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

I've just returned from a wonderful weekend with a couple of friends. Its a really special place, tucked away from it all. It was great for the 3 of us to be able to share a cottage where we could all eat and relax together (although its all too tempting to go to the local pub every night as the food's so good!). We also enjoyed using the spa which has been designed to reflect the rural atmosphere and one of my friends had a massage which she said was really good. In all a really relaxing, laid back break.

Room Tip: Book the standard package to arrive to made up beds and a breakfast pack.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Valerie H
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woolacombe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

I tried to review this spa previously but for some reason it only printed the first few lines so I am re reviewing it with the full details.I was taken to this spa as a treat for recovering from an illness by a good friend. However - what we were expecting and what awaited us were two different things entirely!On arrival we were greeted after a long while of wandering around while by a woman with towels who said we would be able to use the facilites onc she had given us the code to the barn in which the spa is situated. Basically the Home Farm spa is on a courtyard with outhouses which are cottages next to a barn that has been converted to a spa - ie 2 treatment rooms downstairs and a pool upstairs with sauna. At first we were struck by the quiet and all looked promising as location wise you are in silence whic is great for a spa.It went down hill from there. The cottages are cold and in need an update - the photos of which have been kind to the decor. They are not particularly comfortable as the furniture needs updating and there is a rule that you have to leave the cottage as you found it the next morning which on a spa break contradicts with the relaxation as you then spend all morning cleaning and stripping the beds and taking out the rubbish etc. The 'spa' consists of a small pool in which you swim against a current and has water jets - however, once we got into the pool we realised that the pool had an orange scum line, had thick dirt around the vents and then to my horror we found two large rabbit sized hairballs floating around the bottom of the pool. As I was recovering from an illness I had hoped for hygiene!We had booked a rasul 'treatment' - the lady we had met earlier turned up and unceremoniously dumped a bucket of mud on the floor by the sauna and said we were to put it on eachother - hardly a 'treatment'!My friend and I laughed it off and applied our own mud and then went to sit in the sauna were we were to sweat it out and then await a cold shower to wash off the mud, Again the sauna was dirty with thich orange (bodyfat) stuck to the walls and the seat and shower head and there was mud from the previous users of the spa which hadnt been washed away In addition to this your use of the spa area is restricted so you only get a small amount of time in there. All in all an unsatisfactory Spa experience. I wasnt suprised to find that the spa is used for certain activities when I looked ino it on a few other websites! Don't bother!

Room Tip: The cottages are cold and outdated - take as many home comforts as you can if you still intend to go...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Just got home from a lovely relaxing weekend at this retreat. The cottage itself was warm and homely, and had all you would need. The only thing that we forgot to take that wasn't available was a hair dryer. The spa facilities were very pleasant and close to the cottage. There is only a short walk to the local pub, which provided excellent food. Just a shame we couldn't stay any longer. All in all a fantastic break away from it all (even better with no phone signals) thank you Sarah!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Samm M
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Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Me and 5 friends booked the Lake Cottage which sleeps 6 for my Hen do last weekend. We were welcomed by Sarah who was very friendly and showed us around the cottage and spa.

The cottage was lovely, clean and cosy, with everything you need for a weekend away. We even had a bench outside the front garden which was great for lunching in the sun! The spa was lovely and peaceful and we all had a relaxing time in the jacuzzi and steam rooms. We all said how great our treatments were which left us feeling refreshed and relaxed for the rest of the day. The sun was even out and we took our towels on the grass out the back and had a cheeky sunbathe!

The location is amazing. So peaceful and fresh. A few of us went for a walk across the little bridge opposite and up along the fields which had amazing views.

We took a 5 minutes stroll up to the village shop where we got icecreams. The shop is well equipped if you have forgotten anything, saving you the drive to barnstable. Teh pub was very inviting too!

All in all a great hen holiday away and highly recommended :-) Also, great for couples! I plan on returning with my husband-to-be very soon

Oh and not having phone signal was luxury - a true retreat!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Home Place Farmhouse Spa
Address: Four Cross Way and Home Place, Challacombe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4TS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Challacombe
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Challacombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Home Place Farmhouse Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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