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 Farm") in the peaceful village of Challacombe within the Exmoor National Park. The Farmhouse is very spacious with a separate dining room, farmhouse kitchen, sitting room and laundry. The sitting room has an impressive stone inglenook fireplace with a log burning stove & bread oven, an original stone floor, and a 32" widescreen TV. The spacious dining room has cedar panelling, a large oak dining table, a sofa and a second TV.

The Farmhouse kitchen is 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 also a large utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and downstairs WC. Upstairs are three bedrooms; a double, a twin, and a king-sized (or twin utilising a ziplink bed); and a bath-room and separate shower room, both with WC's.

Beside the cottage 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 cottages 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 play area with two towers linked with a bridge, including swings, a slide, climbing board, climbing ropes and fireman's pole.

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

Within 300 yards is a pub with award-winning food and real ales, and a shop, with delicious cream teas and home-made cakes.

The Farmhouse is one of five holiday cottages at Exmoor Cottage Holidays and has recently been renovated and double-glazed.

There are four other cottages at Exmoor Cottage Holidays, with one to three bedrooms, surrounding a peaceful courtyard.

All bookings are subject to our own Terms and Conditions which are shown on the prices page - see the prices tab above.

Please note that HolidayLettings add a 5% to 15% variable booking fee to our prices.

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

About this location

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 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.