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

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, Climbing frame, Swing set
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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23 Sep 2014


"Lovely cosy cottage with all you could need and welcoming hosts"

My mother, sister and I had a really lovely week here and although we were fortunate in having good weather, the cottage was so clean and comfortable that I don't think bad weather would necessar… More

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay - the maps are great for finding hidden gems.

We look forward to seeing you again at Town Tenement Farm.

16 Jul 2014


"compact, cosy and convienient"

Lovely cottage which was well equipped. The owner was friendly and helpful, giving perfect directions when asked . the only complaints were that the the single bed was very hard and a sever lack of a… More

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you liked Challacombe, it is a lovely village.
We were sorry to hear that you found the single bed hard, some people like soft and some prefer hard. The single beds in Garden Cottage are both new for this year and we went for firmer mattresses. There are four singles in Farmhouse, two are firm and two are softer - perhaps you might consider Farmhouse if you visit us again.
There is the wardrobe in the double bedroom and a small wardrobe in the twin bedroom - we do mention in our advertising that there is not much storage space in Garden Cottage, and we apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused.
We are glad that on the whole you had an enjoyable stay.

10 Jul 2014



Excellent cottage accomodation in peaceful surroundings but in easy reach of all North Devon has to offer. I stayed here with my husband and dog for 5 days and we loved it. Good walks from the door st… More

Thank you for your lovely review.
We are glad that you found our advice to be helpful, we always enjoy sharing local information with our guests.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

1 Jul 2014


"Lovely cottage and garden, good location for exmoor"

Lovely cottage and garden! Well maintained good location for exmoor Friendly helpful owners, nice family run establishment. Great pub with excellent food and village shop, just up the street… More

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Exmoor Cottage Holidays.
We are very fortunate to have a great local shop and award winning pub, just a short walk away.
We look forward to seeing you again.

14 Jun 2014


"Best self catering I've stopped in"

Stayed here at the start of June with my girlfriend and our dog. Perfect location for sight seeing and really good walks with the dog, watersmeet and valley of rocks being the best of them. John was v… More

Thank you very much for your great review. We are happy that enjoyed your stay and we will happily welcome you back.
We are very lucky to have so many lovely walks - watersmeet and Valley of Rocks are both stunning - and the local pub is a bonus too.

See you again - cheers!

20 May 2014


"The Great Escape meets System Reboot"

Garden Cottage is just one of the lets converted from Town Tenement Farm in the peaceful village of Challacombe. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and cozy and although there is WiFi at the prop… More

WOW - Thank you, what a great and comprehensive review!
It was lovely to catch up with you again and we are glad that you had a good stay.
Thank you for your gardening/plant advice (always welcome).

We have never sent reminders with regard to the balance payable and have not really had much problem with this - we are grateful for your observation though and will keep it in mind.

We hope to see you again soon.

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.

Review 1-10 of 15

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