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Garden Cottage

Spacious living room with exposed beams, multi-fuel stove and dining area
36 reviews
Spacious living room with exposed beams, multi-fuel stove and dining area
Living room with French doors to picnic table & patio with passionflower & virginia creeper
The dining area overlooks a quiet country lane
The open plan kitchen is well equipped
The main double bedroom overlooks the courtyard
The twin bedroom overlooks a quiet country lane
The wetroom has a WC, hand-basin and shower
The private garden patio and picnic table - accessed through French doors from the sitting room
Spring flowers - we have over 10 types of daffodil in our gardens.
The wildlife pond has frogs, newts, damselflies and dragonflies
There are lots of butterflies on site, especially in the late summer
One of the paths up Humphrey's Hill
The wildlife meadow at the top of Humphrey's hill
Magnificent views from the top of Humphrey's Hill
The cottages as seen from the surrounding hills
Challacombe lies in a sheltered valley
Charming Challacombe ford
There are lots of stunning coastal walks in Exmoor and North Devon
The heather on the moors is very colourful in late summer
Exmoor has lots of wildlife including ponies, deer, goats and birds of prey
Play area with two towers, bridge, slide, swing, firemans pole, periscope, etc.
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Challacombe, Exmoor National Park, England
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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Excellent - based on 36 reviews
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Sue A
1 review
Reviewed 14 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We love garden cottage it's very cosy and quiet we love the area The Black Venus pub just a walk away and the take a way from the post office is a must,John and Mel make you very welcome and can give you loads of information about the area.This is our 2nd year at the cottage and will be returning...

Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you (and your dog) enjoyed your stay in Garden Cottage. We are lucky to have The Black Venus (excellent/award winning food and great local ales) the local shop(everyday provisions, cakes and take away food)so close. And so many lovely walks too! We look forward to welcoming you back for another...


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Helen M
Malvern, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had a lovely week at Garden Cottage. The cottage is cosy and well equipped, and we appreciated having a safe, enclosed garden for our dog. The owners, Melanie and John, were very friendly and helpful. The location is very good, with so many beautiful places within easy reach.

Management response:

Thank you for a great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the enclosed garden for your dog. We look forward to welcoming you in the future.


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Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Apologies for delay in writing our review been meaning to but things kept getting in the way. The wife and I travelled down with a friend and his teenage daughter to escape and recharge the batteries. In the lead up really good communication with John showed they were flexible with arrival times which was appreciated. On our arrival John was...

Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you found the peace and quiet that you were looking for in our Cottage. We look forward to seeing you again.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Please note that all bookings of Garden Cottage are subject to Exmoor Cottage Holidays terms and conditions (shown below the availability calendar and in the rental agreement made...
    1 Shower
    2 Twins
    1 Full
    1 Crib
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
3 Mar 2018 -
23 Mar 2018
March 2018
3 nights
24 Mar 2018 -
13 Apr 2018
Easter 2018
3 nights
14 Apr 2018 -
27 Apr 2018
April 2018
3 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: £100 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
When booking a cottage at Exmoor Cottage Holidays through Holiday Lettings, Trip Advisor (HL/TA), or their Partners, you must ensure that you agree to the Terms & Conditions below. Breach of these Terms may result in anyone staying in the cottage being asked to leave the property immediately without refund for holiday days lost.

1. The person making the booking must be at least 18 years old, and accepts responsibility for anyone (including pets) staying in the cottage during the booking period, and their visitors. The booking is not transferable to anyone else or to other dates without our written agreement.

2. The total number of people staying at the cottage during the booking period must not exceed the maximum occupancy (i.e. Wisteria 2, Garden 4, Gatehouse 5, Inglenook 5, Farmhouse 6, plus one infant under 2 years old).
3. The cottage is for short term holiday letting only, for a maximum of 28 days, and is not to be sublet or used for any business or illegal purpose.

4. Chil...
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About the neighbourhood
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.
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How to get there
Railway: Barnstaple: 17.0 km
Our postal address is Exmoor Cottage Holidays, Town Tenement Farm, Challacombe, Exmoor, North Devon EX31 4TS. We are on Google Maps but advise you NOT to follow your Satnav.

Recommended Directions:

1.From the Aller Cross Roundabout near South Molton on the A361, take the A399 signposted to Ilfracombe & Combe Martin.
2.Continue on the A399 for about 10 miles (past Brayford signposted to the right and Bratton Fleming to the left) and turn right along the B3358 towards Simonsbath.
3.Turn 2nd right after about 2.5 miles, signposted Four Cross Way (about 50 yards BEFORE the Black Venus inn).
4.Exmoor Cottage Holidays at Town Tenement Farm is about 250 yards (3rd five-bar gate) on the right hand side.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 16.0 km.
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