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The C16th Farmhouse, originally a Devon longhouse, as seen from the courtyard
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The C16th Farmhouse, originally a Devon longhouse, as seen from the courtyard
Above the front door is a magnificent Wisteria The sitting room has a huge stone inglenook fireplace and a log fire
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The C16th Farmhouse, originally a Devon longhouse, as seen from the courtyard
Above the front door is a magnificent Wisteria
The sitting room has a huge stone inglenook fireplace and a log fire
The sitting room has comfortable seating & Freeview TV
Spacious cedar panelled dining room
The dining room also has a sofa and second TV
The kitchen has an oil-fired Rayburn for cooking, heating and hot water
The kitchen is well equipped with electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, etc.
The double bedroom overlooks the peaceful courtyard
The second bedroom can be either king-size or twin using a ziplink bed
The third bedroom is a twin and overlooks the courtyard
The upstairs bathroom with bath and WC (there is a separate shower-room and WC upstairs)
Spring flowers - we have more than 10 types of Daffodil.
Enclosed rear garden with picnic table and attractive built-in BBQ
Enclosed rear garden with dry-stone walling and built-in seating
One of the paths up Humphrey's Hill
The wildflower meadow at the top of Humphrey's Hill in spring
The play area with two towers, bridge, slide, swing, firemans pole, periscope, etc.
There are magnificent views from Humphrey's Hill
There are lots of frogs, newts, damselflies and dragonflies around the wildlife pond
In late summer there are lots of butterflies in the grounds
The cottages as seen from the surrounding hills
There are lots of amazing coastal walks in Exmoor and North Devon
The heather on the moors is full of colour in late summer
There is plenty of wildlife on Exmoor, including ponies, deer, goats and birds of prey
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Challacombe, Exmoor National Park, England

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Helen G
Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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“Highly Recommended, perfect for exploring North Devon”
Reviewed 30 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We have stayed at Town Tenement Farm on many occasions and The Farmhouse is our favourite cottage. It is spacious, comfortable and well appointed. It would accommodate 5/6 people easily but we also find it suits us (a couple) and our three, large, exuberant dogs perfectly. It has a pretty, enclosed garden which leads directly into the kitchen, with a warm range and easy clean floor, great for when you (and the dogs) are wet and muddy. The lounge is very large and airy and the wood-burner (logs provided), makes for cosy evenings. The cottage has a very useful utility room, with a washing machine and tumble dryer and also a downstairs toilet. Upstairs, the bedrooms are spacious, with plenty of cupboard space and the cottage has a bathroom and separate shower room. We have stayed here with friends and it is possible to both have a bedroom and bathroom at separate ends of the cottage so retaining a degree of privacy. The cottages are set in well- established grounds, very pretty and with a gentle hill walk where you can exercise the dogs.

Challacombe is a pretty village and we have found a number of lovely walks from the Farmhouse. The local pub, The Black Venus Inn, is a 5 minute walk away, serves truly excellent food, is staffed by very friendly people and is dog friendly. The local shop and post office is next door to the pub, sells a wide range of goods and the owners are very friendly. We pre-order groceries which are delivered to our cottage, ready for our arrival.

Melanie and John are excellent hosts, very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and will do anything to help. This is an excellent base for exploring North Devon, we can’t recommend it more highly. The countryside is breath-taking and the coast is a mere 20 minutes away. We want to move here!!!

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Liked best: Location and facilities, all excellent.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Oct 2013
Thank you for such a comprehensive review!
You and your 'exuberant' dogs are always welcome - especially your dog Rob who likes to sit on my lap!!!
The Black Venus is very well known for it's food and hospitality - we are very lucky to have it so close...no need to drive. The local shop is great too - grocery deliveries on arrival day can save a load of hassle.

We look forward to seeing you all next time.
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