We stayed for a week with our 3 yr old twins & having been asked for any ideas for improvements by the owners we have genuinely struggled to think of anything!
We loved the space the cottage offered, particularly sitting in the conservatory in the morning sun with a coffee & sitting in the garden in the late afternoon watching the sun set whilst the kids run laps!
The cottage is well equipped with games, binoculars, DVDs & loads of kids books (we hardly unpacked any of the 'entertainment' we'd bought for the kids). The kitchen is well stocked with crockery & cooking utensils. The bedrooms are clean & feel luxurious with high quality bedding.
For any walkers the punchbowl walk from the foot path at the bottom of the garden is a great walk with stunning views. It's less than 4 miles so was just about managable for our 3 year olds. Particularly with the promise of cake & ice cream in Winsford village at the end. The walk makes a great run for those feeling more energetic.
I can highly recommend the Bridge Cottage Tearooms & the Royal Oak pub both in the village for food. Booking required at the Royal Oak I believe.
As a family we had great days out on the West Somerset Railway to Dunster, paddling at Tar Steps & going for little walks from the cottage. We can't wait to come back!
My husband and I and our friends with our three very young children between us (3, 1 and 3 months) stayed in Combe cottage for a week. It is really comfortable with excellent modern facilities and fantastic for children - complete with toys and games for various ages and a wonderful large garden to play in. There is so much to do and see on the doorstep or just a short drive away. We all had a fantastic holiday and highly recommend staying here.
Spent the week at Combe Cottage with our parents. The downstairs bedrooms were perfect for them, especially the one with the walk-in shower. My husband and myself made use of the upstairs single rooms which although obviously designed for kids in mind were more than large enough for us. they had great views across the valley and were light and presented very well and so great that we all had our own ensuite,
The kitchen was well equipped and there is no need to bring anything of your own. We cooked every night and had everything to hand. It was great being open plan as we could all still chat whilst cooking and share time together. The patio was perfect for sitting out for pre dinner drinks and as I think we had the best weather of the year we made full use of it. The views are beautiful and it it so quiet.There is a public footpath at the other side of the fence at the bottom of the garden and it was fun to pretend it was our own property when the walkers went past. (Don't let that out put you off, they are at a distance from the property and few and far between, totally non intrusive)
Our greyhound loved the large enclosed garden and we had no qualms about her safety or worries of neighbourhood cats strolling across. In fact Meg thought she was back on the race track and raced round the property and had real fun. It's the best space we have ever found for her.
There are some nice short or long walks near to the property and the pub in the village was very friendly. It does get busy and closes from 3pm to 6pm as they seem to cater more for diners than drinkers however there is a nice beer garden to sit in.
Bill is very friendly and helpful and made us welcome and is just down the road if needed.
Overall the best cottage we have ever stayed in and hope to return to in the future.
Just returned from a wonderful week at Combe Cottage, we couldn't fault it. There was plenty of room for everyone, two lively boys under ten, four adults, and two dogs. The garden was great for the boys and secure for the dogs. Great pub in village, and a fish and chip van that came every Wednesday evening which I must say was very good. Bill and Chris were on hand , and we're very helpful. We will most definitely make a return visit sometime in the future.
We spent several days in this cottage with extended family and we all loved it. We were two young couples, a child of four, and grandparents, and there was something for everyone. The cottage has been superbly renovated and everything was in excellent condition. It was a particular pleasure to cook in the well-equipped kitchen, to sit in the conservatory to enjoy the views across the hills, to enjoy the fire in the evenings and to sleep in the comfortable beds. Our daughter was also pleasantly surprised to find lots of kids games and books! Lovely countryside is literally on the doorstep and the village pub is a short walk down the hill. To sum it up, the cottage ticked every box for us and made for a great holiday. We would definitely like to book it again some time.
Having never stayed in Exmoor before, we were delighted with Combe Cottage. The house has been totally renovated and everything from the flooring to the bedding was in perfect condition. The fittings and equipment in the kitchen were fab, we are really foodies and it was a pleasure to stay in and cook in this property. The beds were really comfortable and the bathrooms were gorgeous. The views from the back of the house are incredible, the garden was a great size and totally dog proof which is vital for us! The village pub was great, there were lots of good places in the area to eat, the coast wasn't very far away and there are loads of great walks in the area. Combe Cottage was the best cottage we have stayed in for ages and we can't wait to back.
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