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Challacombe

Garden Cottage. Log fire, walled garden, Free WiFi, free parking, pets welcome

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
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Relax in front of the multi-fuel stove, or dine al fresco on the patio outside this charming cottage which is all on one level, ideal for families, couples & pets, and anyone who may have difficulty with stairs. Garden Cottage, at Exmoor Cottage Holidays, is in a peaceful village location and is warm & comfortable with a private enclosed patio, large children's play area and just five minutes walk from a shop & pub. Garden Cottage (part of 'Town Tenement Farm') is cosy and snug, having recently been renovated with a modern kitchen & wet-room and part double-glazed. There is a large living room with exposed beams, a multi-fuel stove, leather seating and Freeview TV and a dining area with dining table and chairs. There are French doors to a lovely private enclosed patio garden with a passi...Relax in front of the multi-fuel stove, or dine al fresco on the patio outside this charming cottage which is all on one level, ideal for families, couples & pets, and anyone who may have difficulty with stairs. Garden Cottage, at Exmoor Cottage Holidays, is in a peaceful village location and is warm & comfortable with a private enclosed patio, large children's play area and just five minutes walk from a shop & pub. Garden Cottage (part of 'Town Tenement Farm') is cosy and snug, having recently been renovated with a modern kitchen & wet-room and part double-glazed. There is a large living room with exposed beams, a multi-fuel stove, leather seating and Freeview TV and a dining area with dining table and chairs. There are French doors to a lovely private enclosed patio garden with a passionflower, virginia creeper and a picnic table. The fully-equipped kitchen has an electric oven & hob, fridge (freezer box) and microwave. There are two small bedrooms, a double bedroom and a twin, and a wetroom with shower, hand-basin & WC. No-one can be bored at Garden Cottage. If the WiFi and 100 or so 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 patio garden or enjoy a family picnic in the grounds which has lovely views of Exmoor. A cot, high chair & fire guard 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. Garden Cottage 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 is 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 Garden Cottage 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 1-6 people) are available separately, look under 'Challacombe'. The owners, John & Melanie Moore, like to greet all customers personally and are 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 just for our guests.
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

A very homey and cosy cottage in the middle of lovely countryside. The cottage still maintains some old-world charm with wooden beams and the wood burning stove in the living room but also has modern day amenities such as a well-equipped kitchen and much welcome...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Jennifer Q
LightPacker486715, VR Owner at Garden Cottage. Log fire, walled garden, Free WiFi, free parking, pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2020

Thank you for your lovely review. We enjoyed meeting you and your family and are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our Garden Cottage. We always enjoy being able to advise of things to see and do locally - if required. We look forward...More

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

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Date of stay: September 2019
LightPacker486715, VR Owner at Garden Cottage. Log fire, walled garden, Free WiFi, free parking, pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2019

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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

Home from home stay in the beautiful ‘Garden Cottage’. Very cosy, absolutely spotless and kitted out with everything you need. The garden is lovely and the pond is a beautiful spot to relax next to with a glass of wine 😊. The cottage is in...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Jackie L
LightPacker486715, VR Owner at Garden Cottage. Log fire, walled garden, Free WiFi, free parking, pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2019

Thank you for your great review. We are very happy that you were cosy in the Garden Cottage and that you like the garden - a sun trap in the afternoon. The pond is bursting with Spring life at the moment - how lucky! We...More

Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Cottage set in a very convenient location for visiting all of Exmoor’s sights. Beautiful setting with ford nearby and an excellent pub serving great food 2 minutes walk away. We took our 3 well behaved dogs with us and it was perfect for them too....More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank 341deannep
LightPacker486715, VR Owner at Garden Cottage. Log fire, walled garden, Free WiFi, free parking, pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you and your dogs enjoyed your stay. We're sorry you found the cottage a little cold, and surprised as most guests comment about how cosy Garden Cottage is - perhaps the previous guests over Xmas...More

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Bicester, United Kingdom
279
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: November 2018
LightPacker486715, VR Owner at Garden Cottage. Log fire, walled garden, Free WiFi, free parking, pets welcome, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 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
Freezer
Housekeeping Optional
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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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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