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Garden Cottage single storey with log fire and enclosed walled garden

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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Challacombe, Exmoor National Park, England
Relax in front of the multi-fuel stove, or dine al fresco on the patio outside this charming cottage which is all on one level, ideal for families, couples & pets, and anyone who may have difficulty with stairs. Garden Cottage is in a peaceful village location and is warm & comfortable with a private enclosed patio, large children's play area and just five minutes walk from a shop & pub.

Garden Cottage (part of 'Town Tenement Farm') is cosy and snug, having recently been renovated with a modern kitchen & wet-room and part double-glazed. There is a large living room with exposed beams, a multi-fuel stove, leather seating and Freeview TV and a dining area with dining table and chairs. There are French doors to a lovely private enclosed patio garden with a passionflower, virginia creeper and a picnic table.

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Listing #HL578980
About the Owner
Melanie and John M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
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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LightPacker486715, VR Owner at Garden Cottage single storey with log fire and enclosed walled garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago


Reviewed 14 October 2018

Just returned from staying at Garden Cottage with husband and our springer spaniel had a lovely time. Cottage was all you wanted it to be cosy ,comfortable and well equipped .owners perfect hosts friendly and very knowledgeable about area. This destination had been reccomend to...More

Thank Mauras763
LightPacker486715, VR Owner at Garden Cottage single storey with log fire and enclosed walled garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for your great review - we are very grateful. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our Garden Cottage. Challacombe is indeed a friendly village and Exmoor has so much to do, places to visit, lovely walks and great places to...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Challacombe is a very quiet place to stay, with The Black Venus Pub serving very good Food. We stayed in Garden Cottage, which was perfect for a week relaxing or exploring Exmoor. The hosts Meliene & John were very helpful, making sure we had what...More

Thank KayR395
LightPacker486715, VR Owner at Garden Cottage single storey with log fire and enclosed walled garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for your great review. It was lovely meeting and chatting with you - specially about your links with the locality. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  • 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
    1 Full
    1 Crib
    2 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: AU$176 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
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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
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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