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C16th Farmhouse

from £62 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

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The C16th Farmhouse, originally a Devon longhouse, as seen from the courtyard

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The C16th Farmhouse is a two-storey stone-built cottage, converted from a former farm (known as "Town Tenement") in the quiet and peaceful village of Challacombe within the beautiful Exmoor National Park. The Farmhouse has loads of charm and character and is very spacious with separate dining room, farmhouse kitchen, sitting room and laundry/WC. The sitting room has an impressive stone inglenook fireplace with a log burning stove & two bread ovens, an original stone-flagged floor, comfortable leather seating and a 32" widescreen Freeview TV. The spacious dining room has cedar panelling, a large oak dining table, a sofa and a second Freeview TV. Free WiFi.

The Farmhouse kitchen is very well equipped with an electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and a traditional Rayburn stove for hot water & slow cooking. There is a stable door to a private enclosed garden with a picnic table and stone built-in BBQ. There is a large utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and a downstairs WC. Upstairs are three bedrooms; a double, a twin, and a king-sized (or twin utilising a ziplink bed); and a bathroom and separate shower room, both with WC's.

Beside the Farmhouse are three acres of wildlife grounds, ideal for families and dogs. There is a large wild-flower meadow, several lawned and wooded areas, a wildlife pond, lots of birds and butterflies and a delightful walk up and around Humphrey's Hill.

The Farmhouse and grounds are very child friendly. We can provide a cot, high chair, fire guard and stair gate (if required) and within the grounds is a large children's play area comprising two towers linked with a bridge, a swing, slide, climbing board, climbing net, fireman's pole, ladder, periscope and driving wheel. Beside the play area is a sheltered arbour seat with lovely views for the grown-ups.

Within 300 yards of the Farmhouse is an excellent pub with award-winning food and real ales, and a handy shop and Post Office, with delicious cream teas and home-made cakes.

The village of Challacombe is very friendly towards visitors, has excellent local walks and is in an ideal central location from which to explore the heart of Exmoor, the sandy beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde, and the rocky coves of the North Devon & Somerset coast.

The Farmhouse is the largest of five holiday cottages at Exmoor Cottage Holidays and has recently been renovated with new kitchen, shower-room and double-glazing. There are four other cottages, also listed in this website, with one to three bedrooms, surrounding a peaceful courtyard. John and Melanie look forward to welcoming you to Exmoor.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Combe Martin 16 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture King Beds (1), Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Parking

The Devon region

Challacombe is a peaceful friendly village within the Exmoor National Park. There is an award-winning pub in the village, and a shop and post office. Challacombe is surrounded by walks on all sides, perfect for dogs, and within 5 miles is a large lake (Wistlandpound), ideal for trout fishing and with an easy circular walk.

Challacombe

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 & 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 is the first Dark Skies Reserve in Europe.

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Review 1-10 of 11

17 Mar 2015

4/5

"Surprisingly Convenient!"

Ideal base for Exmoor.Dulverton,Dunster,Tarr Steps all within a 30-40 min drive across some beautiful scenery.Local shop well stocked with essentials and food at pub superb.Cottage very spacious for s… More

Thank you for your great review - there is so much to see and do on Exmoor, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
We are pleased that you found our Farmhouse comfortable and look forward to seeing you again.

20 Feb 2015

5/5

"Perfect"

We had a wonderful break in an idyllic setting. We agree with all of the previous reviews that this is a clean, warm and comfortable home in a gorgeous place. John and Melanie were friendly and welcom… More

Thank you for your lovely review. We like to encourage the birds! Glad you enjoyed your stay and had some good walks - we still find new walks after nearly 20 years in North Devon! We look forward to meeting you again.

25 Aug 2014

5/5

"Enchanting and Relaxing"

Fabulous 'Farmhouse' accommodation.The main room with the inglenook fire place was so relaxing and cosy, it is easy to fall to asleep.The rest of the house was spacious and had much charm, t… More

Thank you for a lovely review. We are glad you like the character & facilities in the Farmhouse and that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to meeting you again.

7 Jul 2014

5/5

"Excellent stay at The Farmhouse"

Lovely accommodation. Really good size rooms. Well equipt Good character farmhouse. Lovely garden for the dog. Great location. Small shop and great pub nearbyWarm welcome by the owners.… More

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you were comfortable in Farmhouse and that you enjoyed the garden, shop and pub.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

26 Jun 2014

5/5

"Bikers Paradise!"

If like me, you want to break away from it all, to a place surrounded by twisty roads & beautiful scenery, where you can just play on your motorcycle, day in, day out, then the farmhouse cottage in Ch… More

What a fantastic review - thank you!
We are really glad that you managed to get the bike running and that you found Exmoor to be a 'bikers paradise'. We are always very happy to help where we can.

The local pub and the Post office are a great bonus, being just a short stroll away from Town Tenement.

We very much look forward to welcoming you all back - both with families & pets AND with fellow bikers.

4 Jun 2014

5/5

"A truly lovely place"

A most enjoyable break, the farmhouse was beautiful, spacious and all bedding and bed linen clean and fresh. The children really enjoyed exploring up the hill too the play area and then settling in t… More

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that your children liked the play area and the games and books too.
We hope you will visit again and see even more of this lovely area.

6 May 2014

5/5

"Home from home"

We stayed in the farmhouse ,which was a little big for 2 was extremely comfortable ,with everything you could possibly need and a little bit more ,it was quiet and beautiful with extensive gardens all around .when you arrive you enter to a warm kitchen heated by an arga which our 2 dogs did not leave after long walks in ex moor .Callacombe is perfectly placed to explore all of ex moor we did some of the best walks we have ever done .At the end of an exhausting day you can go to the local pub the Black Venus which is 2 minutes walk away does some of the best pub food We have ever eaten especially the fish dishes ,also dogs made to feel very welcome .
A wonderful weekend had by all many thanks especially from Kiara and Bertie

Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you had a comfortable stay (and your dogs too - in front of the range in the kitchen is a great place for a doggy snooze).
The walks on Exmoor are spectacular and having an excellent pub just a short stroll away is a bonus.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

7 Mar 2014

5/5

"Beautiful, spacious and relaxing"

Really very lovely house - really spacious, lovely living room with a cosy woodburner, and free logs too! Excellent hosts, John came to see how we were getting on and was more than happy to answer all… More

Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you were comfortable in Farmhouse and that your children enjoyed it too. The grounds really are great for playing in and exploring.
We really are always very happy to advise on things to see and do in the area, Exmoor has so much to offer.
We look forward to seeing you again.

27 Jan 2014

5/5

"Perfect! Spacious and welcoming."

A beautiful, spacious farmhouse. First impressions were great, it was clean and tidy and very well-equipt. It had a lovely, homely feel about it and I particularly liked sitting in the armchair by th… More

Thank you for your lovely review. We are really glad you felt at home in the Farmhouse and look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay.

8 Nov 2013

5/5

"Best place on Exmoor to stay."

This was my 4th time staying here. I cannot recommend the cottage and location enough. It's very clean and spacious and meets all our requirements in terms of location, size, facilities and cost.… More

Very glad that you enjoyed your stay in our Farmhouse. Thank you for your comprehensive review. We look forward to seeing you again.

Review 1-10 of 11

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