The Gatehouse is a stone-built two-storey cottage in the peaceful village of Challacombe within the Exmoor National Park. There is a large living room with exposed beams, a real fire and French doors out to a private enclosed garden which also has a large decked area and picnic table. The fully-equipped kitchen also has a dishwasher. There are two bedrooms, a double bedroom and a triple (with single bed and bunks) and a bathroom with bath (shower over), hand-basin & WC.
Beside the cottage 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 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. There are excellent local walks and Challacombe 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 two minutes walk is a pub with award-winning food and real ales; and a shop and Post Office, with delicious cream teas and home-made cakes.
The Gatehouse is one of five holiday cottages at Exmoor Cottage Holidays, converted from a former farm (known as "Town Tenement Farm"). The Gatehouse has been recently renovated with new kitchen and bathroom, and the walls insulated.
All bookings are subject to our own Terms and Conditions which are shown on the prices page - see the prices tab above.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Combe Martin 16 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||TV, Video player, 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||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), 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.