The Gatehouse is a stone-built two-storey cottage in the quiet and peaceful village of Challacombe within the beautiful Exmoor National Park. The Gatehouse is full of charm and character. There is a large living room with exposed beams, a lovely log/coal stove, 32" Freeview TV and French doors out to a private enclosed garden which also has a large decked area and picnic table. The fully-equipped kitchen has an electric oven & hob, fridge (freezer box), microwave and dishwasher. Upstairs are two bedrooms, a double bedroom and a triple (with a single bed and large bunks) and a bathroom with a bath (shower over), hand-basin & WC.
Beside the Gatehouse are three acres of wildlife grounds, ideal for families and dogs. There are wild-flower meadows, several lawned and wooded areas, a fruit and vegetable garden, 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 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 Gatehouse 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 Gatehouse is one of five holiday cottages at Exmoor Cottage Holidays and has recently been completely renovated, including new kitchen & bathroom and insulation to the outside walls. 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 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Combe Martin 16 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Bunk Beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
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.