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“Excellent cottage and location”
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Wisteria Cottage, folding doors to large enclosed private garden, with decking and picnic table
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Wisteria Cottage, folding doors to large enclosed private garden, with decking and picnic table
The sitting room has a log-burning stove, comfortable seating, Freeview TV and reading lamp & stand The sitting room has large folding doors to a lovely decking & enclosed private garden
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46 reviews
Wisteria Cottage, folding doors to large enclosed private garden, with decking and picnic table
The sitting room has a log-burning stove, comfortable seating, Freeview TV and reading lamp & stand
The sitting room has large folding doors to a lovely decking & enclosed private garden
The charming dining area
The well-equipped kitchen (including dishwasher & washer/dryer)
The spacious bedroom can be king-size or twin using a ziplink bed
The bathroom has a WC, hand-basin and large shower cubicle
The large garden is fully enclosed and has a private gate to the road
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 late summer
A path up Humphrey's Hill is lined with red, orange and yellow Azaleas
There is a dramatic coloured maple in the Autumn
The wildflower meadow at the top of Humphrey's Hill
Amazing views of Exmoor from the top of Humphrey's Hill
The cottages as seen from the surrounding hills
Challacombe lies in a sheltered valley
Charming Challacombe ford
Exmoor has lots of wildlife including ponies, deer, goats and birds of prey
There are lots of amazing coastal walks in Exmoor and North Devon
The heather on the moors is very colourful in late summer
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Challacombe, Exmoor National Park, England

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Betts-ste...
Bath, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent cottage and location”
Reviewed 21 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Spent a week here with our dog. Wonderful cottage in quiet, peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Challacombe is an ideal base to explore Exmoor and North Devon with Lynton & Lynmouth, Illfracombe, Woolacombe and Saunton sands not far away and Wisteria Cottage is a comfortable and relaxing cottage to return to.
There is a good local shop and the pub ( The Black Venus ), is a very short stroll away and serves excellent food.
The owners, John & Melanie, have a wealth of knowledge of the area and are extremely welcoming .
We also enjoyed the variety of birds who flock to the garden and grounds.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Sep 2015
Thank you for your very kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our Wisteria Cottage.We are very fortunate to share this quiet spot with the little birds.
The local shop and pub make Challacombe a great base from which to explore Exmoor and North Devon. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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PixieFord
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Comfortable cottage in a tranquil location on beautiful Exmoor - very relaxing”
Reviewed 20 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Town Tenement Farm is a tranquil and idyllic spot, ideal for exploring beautiful Exmoor and the north Devon Coast. Wisteria Cottage is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, with a pretty enclosed garden to enjoy the sunshine in. Humphrey’s Hill (the wildlife garden) was a real bonus for our dog’s morning and evening walks. The excellent (dog-friendly) Black Venus pub is a few minutes’ walk away, as is the well-stocked local shop. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wisteria Cottage and would hope to return for another relaxed summer break. Thank you John and Melanie for making us feel so welcome.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Aug 2015
Thank you for your lovely review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and exploring Exmoor with your dog. We are lucky to have the shop and pub nearby. Hope to see you again in the near future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lynn G
Upminster, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Had a lovely time and would thoroughly recommend”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Wisteria Cottage is perfect as a base to explore Exmoor. The cottage is very well presented and equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, a real home from home. The food and the welcome at the Black Venus, which is just five minutes walk away, was excellent, every bit as good as stated in other reviews. We came home feeling great and would not hesitate to recommend Wisteria Cottage to anyone seeking some serious rest and relaxation. Also ideal for dogs. Thank you Melanie and John

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothong
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Aug 2015
Thank you for your lovely review. We are indeed lucky to have the Black Venus so close, and dog friendly too! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to meeting you again.
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Mancheste...
Manchester
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Had a Wonderful Time”
Reviewed 30 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

For the third year running my Son & I had a wonderful time. In the past I have always stated that it's not worth staying at one place more than twice, after all whats left to see, we go everywhere on our holidays, out every day, yet here we are again and booked for next year (4th time). Why - the cottage is set a few minutes from the village with it's shop and great pub for meals (leave your car keys behind). Just a mile or so away is the main road to the coast and other places to visit. The owners Melanie & John give you such a greeting after one's fight through the traffic to get there and then they are your friends for all your stay. Nothing is too much bother. The cottage is spotless, the setting is perfect and there is so much to see in the area.

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Liked best: It's setting so close to the village. The large lounge with big television. Privacy.
Liked least: Can not find anything
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Jul 2015
Thank you for your great review - we are always happy to see you both. We are really pleased that you find new things to see each time you are with us...we are still finding new places to visit ourselves after 18 years and are always happy to share these with our guests!!
See you next year.
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thegman_1...
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful cottage”
Reviewed 17 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We very much enjoyed our stay. The cottage and surrounding area was beautiful. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. The cottage was well equipped with lots of little extras, e.g. milk, tea, coffee, toiletries and cleaning products, everything was in good order and worked. We had a safe enclosed garden for our dogs. Excellent pub a short walk away and very dog friendly. We will be back, hopefully with family and would love to stay in the big farm house.
Thank you Susan and Gareth Knight

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 May 2015
Thank you for your great review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our Wisteria Cottage - the garden is great for children and pets, and the area is particularly beautiful in Spring.
We look forward to welcoming you (and your family) in the future.
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