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

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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
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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
Interaction with guests
John & Melanie welcome each guest personally and are usually on-site to help you get the very most from your stay (and to feed the birds!). We have lived in the area since 1997 and can advise the best walks, places to visit, restaurants, local attractions, etc. and show you them on an Ordnance Survey map (which you may borrow). We can help light the fire in your cottage, show you how to keep it going, and liaise with local businesses - and we usually have some special offers arranged just for our guests.
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Penzance, United Kingdom
5817
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

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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
216
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
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Yard
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Yard
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Swingset
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Housekeeping Optional
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this vacation rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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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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