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The C16th Farmhouse, originally a Devon longhouse, as seen from the courtyard

Farmhouse | 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 a large oak dining table, a sofa and a second TV.

The Farmhouse kitchen is well equipped and also has a traditional Rayburn for hot water & slow cooking, a dishwasher and a stable door out to a private enclosed garden with a picnic table and stone built-in BBQ. There are three bedrooms, a double, a twin, and a king-sized double (or twin utilising a ziplink bed) and a bath-room and separate shower room, both with WC's. There is also a large utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and downstairs WC.

Beside the cottage are large three acre wildlife grounds, ideal for families and dogs. There is a large wild-flower meadow, 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, 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.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Combe Martin 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
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, 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 Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors 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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25 Aug 2014


"Enchanting and Relaxing"

Fabulous 'Farmhouse' accommodation.The main room with the inglenook fire place was so relaxing and cosy, it is easy to fall to asleep.The rest of the house was spacious and had much charm, t… More

Thank you for a lovely review. We are glad you like the character & facilities in the Farmhouse and that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to meeting you again.

7 Jul 2014


"Excellent stay at The Farmhouse"

Lovely accommodation. Really good size rooms. Well equipt Good character farmhouse. Lovely garden for the dog. Great location. Small shop and great pub nearbyWarm welcome by the owners.… More

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you were comfortable in Farmhouse and that you enjoyed the garden, shop and pub.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

26 Jun 2014


"Bikers Paradise!"

If like me, you want to break away from it all, to a place surrounded by twisty roads & beautiful scenery, where you can just play on your motorcycle, day in, day out, then the farmhouse cottage in Ch… More

What a fantastic review - thank you!
We are really glad that you managed to get the bike running and that you found Exmoor to be a 'bikers paradise'. We are always very happy to help where we can.

The local pub and the Post office are a great bonus, being just a short stroll away from Town Tenement.

We very much look forward to welcoming you all back - both with families & pets AND with fellow bikers.

4 Jun 2014


"A truly lovely place"

A most enjoyable break, the farmhouse was beautiful, spacious and all bedding and bed linen clean and fresh. The children really enjoyed exploring up the hill too the play area and then settling in t… More

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that your children liked the play area and the games and books too.
We hope you will visit again and see even more of this lovely area.

6 May 2014


"Home from home"

We stayed in the farmhouse ,which was a little big for 2 was extremely comfortable ,with everything you could possibly need and a little bit more ,it was quiet and beautiful with extensive gardens all around .when you arrive you enter to a warm kitchen heated by an arga which our 2 dogs did not leave after long walks in ex moor .Callacombe is perfectly placed to explore all of ex moor we did some of the best walks we have ever done .At the end of an exhausting day you can go to the local pub the Black Venus which is 2 minutes walk away does some of the best pub food We have ever eaten especially the fish dishes ,also dogs made to feel very welcome .
A wonderful weekend had by all many thanks especially from Kiara and Bertie

Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you had a comfortable stay (and your dogs too - in front of the range in the kitchen is a great place for a doggy snooze).
The walks on Exmoor are spectacular and having an excellent pub just a short stroll away is a bonus.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

7 Mar 2014


"Beautiful, spacious and relaxing"

Really very lovely house - really spacious, lovely living room with a cosy woodburner, and free logs too! Excellent hosts, John came to see how we were getting on and was more than happy to answer all… More

Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you were comfortable in Farmhouse and that your children enjoyed it too. The grounds really are great for playing in and exploring.
We really are always very happy to advise on things to see and do in the area, Exmoor has so much to offer.
We look forward to seeing you again.

27 Jan 2014


"Perfect! Spacious and welcoming."

A beautiful, spacious farmhouse. First impressions were great, it was clean and tidy and very well-equipt. It had a lovely, homely feel about it and I particularly liked sitting in the armchair by th… More

Thank you for your lovely review. We are really glad you felt at home in the Farmhouse and look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay.

8 Nov 2013


"Best place on Exmoor to stay."

This was my 4th time staying here. I cannot recommend the cottage and location enough. It's very clean and spacious and meets all our requirements in terms of location, size, facilities and cost.… More

Very glad that you enjoyed your stay in our Farmhouse. Thank you for your comprehensive review. We look forward to seeing you again.

30 Sep 2013


"Highly Recommended, perfect for exploring North Devon"

We have stayed at Town Tenement Farm on many occasions and The Farmhouse is our favourite cottage. It is spacious, comfortable and well appointed. It would accommodate 5/6 people easily but we also fi… More

Thank you for such a comprehensive review!
You and your 'exuberant' dogs are always welcome - especially your dog Rob who likes to sit on my lap!!!
The Black Venus is very well known for it's food and hospitality - we are very lucky to have it so need to drive. The local shop is great too - grocery deliveries on arrival day can save a load of hassle.

We look forward to seeing you all next time.

Review 1-9 of 9

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