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C16th Farmhouse

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The C16th Farmhouse, originally a Devon longhouse, as seen from the courtyard
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Challacombe, Exmoor National Park, England
Step back in time and relax beside the kitchen Rayburn or the huge inglenook fireplace in this charming C16th Farmhouse, ideal for families and pets. The comfortable Farmhouse has a peaceful village location and offers spacious accommodation, character features, enclosed gardens front & rear, a large children's playground and is just five minutes walk from a shop & pub.

The Farmhouse (known as 'Town Tenement Farm') has the special atmosphere of a building that has been lived in for a long time, but with double-glazing and all modern comforts. There is plenty of space downstairs with a separate dining room, kitchen, sitting room and laundry room/WC. The large sitting room has an impressive stone inglenook fireplace (with bread oven & smoker) and multi-fuel stove, comfortable leather seating & Freeview TV. The p...
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Listing #HL581164
About the Owner
Melanie and John M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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 arranged just for our guests.
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

This is the second year that we have stayed at this location. Last year we stayed next door at Inglenook Cottage. The Farmhouse is spacious and comfortable. The rooms were cool during the heatwave. The rooms are clean and the beds are very comfortable. The...More

Thank Toddralph
Management response:Responded 26 July 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy that you and your family (and dogs) enjoyed staying in the Farmhouse in this delightful weather. It is a lovely spacious cottage as you say and great for larger family groups. The garden is a...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018

We, and our dog, have just returned from a very pleasant stay in Garden Cottage on Town Tenement farm. The cottage was extremely comfortable, clean , and very well equipped - we had everything we needed and a lot more. John and Melanie were very...More

Thank Welsher2015
Management response:Responded 2 July 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of our Garden Cottage. We are happy to hear that you were comfortable and that you enjoyed the local area. We are always happy to help with bookings, queries and when here - ideas for things to do and...More

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile


Management response:Responded 25 March 2018


  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • 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
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Please note that all bookings of The Farmhouse are subject to Exmoor Cottage Holidays terms and conditions (shown below the availability calendar and in the rental agreement made...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Shower
    2 Twins
    1 Crib
    1 Full
    1 Queen
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  • Damage Deposit: AU$179 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
For bookings through Holiday Lettings, Trip Advisor, or their partners

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 hol...
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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.
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).
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Barnstaple: 17.0 km
Postal address: 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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