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Farmhouse. Log burner, enclosed garden, Free WiFi, free parking and pets welcome

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The C16th Farmhouse, originally a Devon longhouse, as seen from the courtyard
Above the front door is a magnificent Wisteria
Farmhouse was awarded a Certificate of Excellence 2018
1 of 26The C16th Farmhouse, originally a Devon longhouse, as seen from the courtyard
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Step back in time and relax beside the kitchen Rayburn or the huge inglenook fireplace in this charming C16th Farmhouse at Exmoor Cottage Holidays, ideal for families and pets. The comfortable Farmhouse has a peaceful village location and offers spacious accommodation, character features, enclosed gardens front & rear, a large children's playground and is just five minutes walk from a shop & pub. The Farmhouse (known as 'Town Tenement Farm') has the special atmosphere of a building that has been lived in for a long time, but with double-glazing and all modern comforts. There is plenty of space downstairs with a separate dining room, kitchen, sitting room and laundry room/WC. The large sitting room has an impressive stone inglenook fireplace (with bread oven & smoker) and multi-fuel stove,...Step back in time and relax beside the kitchen Rayburn or the huge inglenook fireplace in this charming C16th Farmhouse at Exmoor Cottage Holidays, ideal for families and pets. The comfortable Farmhouse has a peaceful village location and offers spacious accommodation, character features, enclosed gardens front & rear, a large children's playground and is just five minutes walk from a shop & pub. The Farmhouse (known as 'Town Tenement Farm') has the special atmosphere of a building that has been lived in for a long time, but with double-glazing and all modern comforts. There is plenty of space downstairs with a separate dining room, kitchen, sitting room and laundry room/WC. The large sitting room has an impressive stone inglenook fireplace (with bread oven & smoker) and multi-fuel stove, comfortable leather seating & Freeview TV. The panelled dining room has a lovely oak dining table perfect for family dinners, and a sofa and a second Freeview TV (so no arguments over what to watch!). The Farmhouse kitchen is very well equipped with an electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and the added luxury of a traditional Rayburn cooker. There is a stable door to a lovely private enclosed garden with a picnic table and BBQ, ideal for al fresco dining. There is also a large utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron & ironing board and downstairs WC. Upstairs are three bedrooms; a double, a twin, and a king-sized (or twin utilising a ziplink bed); and a bathroom and separate shower room, both with WC's. No-one can get bored at the Farmhouse. If the free WiFi and nearly 100 Freeview TV channels aren't enough there are many books, games & DVD's, and three acres of grounds to explore (with wild-flower meadow, wildlife pond, and large children's play area with two towers, bridge, swing, slide, climbing board & net, fireman's pole, etc). Watch the birds in the front garden under the magnificent Wisteria, or enjoy a family picnic in the grounds which has lovely views of Exmoor. A cot, high chair, fire guard and stair gate are available free of charge, and towel sets are available for hire (£5 per set of bath towel and hand towel). Dogs are very welcome (£18 per stay for each dog) and there is a lovely walk through the grounds where they can run off-lead. Hand-soap, cleaning materials and tea towels are provided, and a welcome pack with many essentials (until you can get to a shop) including a basket of logs & kindling, tea, coffee, sugar, fresh milk, bin bag, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner & matches. The Farmhouse is in the quiet and peaceful village of Challacombe and within the Exmoor National Park. Within 300 yards is an excellent pub with award-winning food and real ales, and a handy general shop and Post Office with delicious home-made cakes. Challacombe has excellent local walks and in an ideal central location from which to explore Exmoor, the sandy beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde, and the spectacular coastline of North Devon & Somerset. The Farmhouse is one of five holiday cottages (known as 'Exmoor Cottage Holidays') converted from a former farm. The cottages form a 'U' shape around a charming courtyard and each has a log burning stove and a private enclosed garden. The other four cottages (sleeping 1-5 people) are all available separately, please look under 'Challacombe'. The owners, John & Melanie Moore, like to greet all customers personally and are available at the cottages most days to feed the birds and help you plan your day.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please note that all bookings of The Farmhouse are subject to Exmoor Cottage Holidays terms and conditions (shown below the availability calendar and in the rental agreement made available on the booking page). Prices given do not include pets (£18 each per stay) or towel hire (£5 for a bath & hand towel).
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Melanie and John M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
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Reviewed November 3, 2020

Absolutely beautiful cottage, well maintained and very clean. Situated in close proximity to such places as Ilfracombe , Lynton, Woolacombe etc. We had a short stay, and we were made very welcome by Melanie. Beautiful surroundings. The cottage itself had all of the amenities required...More

Date of stay: October 2020
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LightPacker486715, VR Owner at Farmhouse. Log burner, enclosed garden, Free WiFi, free parking and pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay, found the cottage to be cosy and comfortable. The Black Venus is excellent - how lucky that it is just a stroll away! We look forward to welcoming...More

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed October 26, 2020

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Date of stay: October 2020
LightPacker486715, VR Owner at Farmhouse. Log burner, enclosed garden, Free WiFi, free parking and pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2020

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Reviewed October 11, 2020

We have just spent a very comfortable week at The Farmhouse. The weather was not kind but we were very snug with the constant heat of the rayburn, roaring log fires and background heat from the storage heaters. The house is very well furnished and...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Mandy T
LightPacker486715, VR Owner at Farmhouse. Log burner, enclosed garden, Free WiFi, free parking and pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2020

Thank you for your lovely review of our Farmhouse. We are glad that you were warm and comfortable. Challacombe is very fortunate to have a shop and a local pub, and the added benefit of a farm shop just a short drive away. It is...More

Reviewed September 18, 2020

Just stayed a week in the farmhouse- it has everything you need and is in a fantastic location . In addition the hosts Melanie and John are just lovely - John has an amazing knowledge of Exmoor and following his advice we saw some amazing...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank 291mrss
LightPacker486715, VR Owner at Farmhouse. Log burner, enclosed garden, Free WiFi, free parking and pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2020

Thank you for your great review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and it was our pleasure chatting with you. We are always happy to share our local knowledge and it is good to get such kind feedback, thank you. See you...More

Reviewed August 18, 2020

Very nice indeed. Cozy and friendly. Well equipped kitchen. Plenty of parking. And an excellent pub in walking distance.

Date of stay: August 2020
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LightPacker486715, VR Owner at Farmhouse. Log burner, enclosed garden, Free WiFi, free parking and pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2020

Thank you for your lovely review of The Farmhouse. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again in the future. Very best wishes Melanie and John

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Penzance, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

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Date of stay: February 2019
LightPacker486715, VR Owner at Farmhouse. Log burner, enclosed garden, Free WiFi, free parking and pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2019

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Reviewed July 25, 2018

This is the second year that we have stayed at this location. Last year we stayed next door at Inglenook Cottage. The Farmhouse is spacious and comfortable. The rooms were cool during the heatwave. The rooms are clean and the beds are very comfortable. The...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Kevin S
Management response:Responded July 26, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy that you and your family (and dogs) enjoyed staying in the Farmhouse in this delightful weather. It is a lovely spacious cottage as you say and great for larger family groups. The garden is a...More

Reviewed July 1, 2018

We, and our dog, have just returned from a very pleasant stay in Garden Cottage on Town Tenement farm. The cottage was extremely comfortable, clean , and very well equipped - we had everything we needed and a lot more. John and Melanie were very...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Welsher2015
Management response:Responded July 2, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of our Garden Cottage. We are happy to hear that you were comfortable and that you enjoyed the local area. We are always happy to help with bookings, queries and when here - ideas for things to do and...More

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: October 2017
Management response:Responded March 25, 2018

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: March 2018
Management response:Responded March 25, 2018

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Optional
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Playground
Private Yard
Shared Yard
Stereo System
Stove
Swingset
Terrace
Toaster
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighborhood
Challacombe is an ideal base from which to explore Exmoor and the north Devon and Somerset coast - within half-an-hours drive are the wide sandy beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde; the seaside resorts of Instow and Ilfracombe; the charming villages of Lynton and Porlock; the medieval towns of Dulverton and Dunster; scenic attractions Tarr Steps and The Valley of Rocks and the whole of Exmoor, with its amazing scenery and wildlife. With so little light pollution at night, Exmoor National Park was the first Dark Skies Reserve in Europe.
Getting around
Car drives offer the best flexibility for seeing the sights and getting around in our area. There is a taxi company in the village for tours. Alternatively there are many walks from the cottage door - including a short walk to the shop/Post Office and local pub (with award winning food).
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Frequently Asked Questions about Farmhouse. Log burner, enclosed garden, Free WiFi, free parking and pets welcome

  • Farmhouse. Log burner, enclosed garden, Free WiFi, free parking and pets welcome is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

  • Farmhouse. Log burner, enclosed garden, Free WiFi, free parking and pets welcome has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

  • Farmhouse. Log burner, enclosed garden, Free WiFi, free parking and pets welcome has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

  • Stays at Farmhouse. Log burner, enclosed garden, Free WiFi, free parking and pets welcome must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.