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The private garden patio and picnic table - accessed through french doors from the sitting room

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

Garden Cottage is one of a group of 5 stone cottages at Town Tenement Farm, converted from a traditional farm in the peaceful village of Challacombe within the Exmoor National Park. You are sure to relax in the large living room which has exposed beams, a log burning stove and French doors out to a private enclosed patio garden with a picnic table. There are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, and a wet-room with a shower, hand-basin & WC.

The beautiful wildlife grounds cover nearly three acres and are ideal for families and dogs. There are several wild-flower meadows, a wildlife pond, many species of trees and shrubs, a fruit and vegetable garden, loads of birds and butterflies, and a delightful walk up and around Humphrey's Hill with lovely views of Exmoor.

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.

Just two minutes walk from the cottage are The Black Venus Inn which serves award-winning food and real ales; and Challacombe Stores and Post Office, where you can buy a delicious cream tea and home-made cakes. There are amazing walks from the village in every direction and within 5 miles is a charming reservoir, Wistlandpound, with trout fishing and an excellent circular walk.

Garden Cottage is all on one level, ideal for those who may have difficulty with stairs. Garden Cottage has recently been renovated with new kitchen & wetroom and part double glazing. Dogs are welcome. Free WiFi.

Garden Cottage is one of five cottages converted from a former farm and known as Exmoor Cottage Holidays.

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 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Combe Martin beach 16 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The West Country 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.

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Review 1-9 of 9

2 Mar 2014



On arrival, we were told Garden Cottage had an issue with the water heater, so we were upgraded to Inglenook Cottage. A lovely welcome from Melanie and John, very accommodating to us and our dog. Beau… More

Thank you for your lovely review. Sorry about the water heater in Garden Cottage (which has now been repaired) but we are very pleased that you liked Inglenook Cottage and we look forward to welcoming you again.

27 Jan 2014


"Wonderfully relaxing and peaceful short break"

We stayed for a short break (2 nights), late January 2014. Garden Cottage is very well appointed and has everything you could need to see you through. From walking in the front door you know that John… More

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad you liked our Garden Cottage and really pleased that you enjoyed some of the excellent walks.
We are very fortunate to have the Black Venus so near.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Town Tenement.

25 Dec 2013


"Lovely little cottage"

Lovely little cottage, good access to the countryside for biking and walking, and a great pub nearby. We stayed here just before Christmas and very much enjoyed it.… More

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay - Exmoor is great for cycling and walking, and our local pub is very popular. Thank you very much for your review.

20 Nov 2013



Very warm welcome from Melanie and John. Fab cottage, always warm! With log burning stove, unlimited logs :) great local pub for food and drinks 5 min walk away, lovely grounds for an afternoon wonder… More

Thank you for your lovely review. Very glad you slept well and enjoyed the dark skies. We look forward to welcoming you back, with your dogs.

1 Nov 2013


"Highly recommended, wonderful place"

Stayed her with a friend and 2 young children. The cottage was lovely, a little home from home. had everything in it to make your stay nice and cosy. The grounds are also lovely and in the summer t… More

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you and your children enjoyed your stay and we look forward to meeting you again.

7 Oct 2013


"Wonderful stay, looking forward to next visit"

This is our second visit to Garden Cottage and we cannot wait to come back again next year.If you love to get away to somewhere quiet and peaceful this is the place to come. Its simply charming and be… More

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.

3 Oct 2013



Visited for the weekend for my partners birthday, wanted somewhere to get away for it all and Garden Cottage allowed us to do just that! Really nice owners, really nice cottage, really nice location w… More

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.

2 Sep 2013


"Wonderful! We can't wait to go back!"

We're a family of 4 (14 and 12 year old girls) with our collie dog. Everything we wanted from a family holiday,a quiet, comfortable base from which to explore Exmoor. Having the grounds to wal… More

Thank you for your lovely review - we are really glad that you enjoyed your holiday with us and we look forward to welcoming you again.

2 Sep 2013


"Great base for nature, walks (with dog), relaxing"

We stayed for one week with our 3 month old baby and our dog, had a great week. Good weather, nice pub (1 min walk), good outdoor relaxing areas and the cottage was a good base for our walks in the Ex… More

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your nice review. Town Tenement is very well placed for exploring Exmoor.

We are sorry that you found the bed to be a bit hard - we have now replaced the mattress.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Review 1-9 of 9

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