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The Gatehouse and fully enclosed private garden, stocked with a variety of unusual flowers & shr

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 16km

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 (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)
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 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 (3), 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
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 1-6 of 6

22 Feb 2014


"Cosy retreat in a hidden valley"

We only had two nights at the Gatehouse, which was a real shame as the tranquil feel of Challacombe had really started to work its magic by the morning we left, and I wanted to stay longer! The Gateho… More

Thank you for your lovely review - you will have to stay longer next time! We like to encourage the wildlife - it is good to know our guests enjoy it all.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.

21 Feb 2014


"Loved it"

As a family with children (aged 14, 11 and 2), we loved our stay at the cottage. It was clean, tidy and very accommodating - definitely a home from home. I would definitely recommend a visit to the … More

Thank you for your lovely review, we are pleased that you and your family 'loved it'.

We are sorry that we did not get to meet you - we usually try to meet each guest personally.
The dishwasher has been fixed - we apologise for any inconvenience.

Exmoor really is beautiful all year round, we hope that you manage another visit soon.

18 Feb 2014


"Peaceful respite in a lovely valley"

Stayed at the gatehouse in February , when most of the country and Devon was flooded..! Lovelŷ welcoming clean cottage . And our 2 dogs loved lying in front of the fire.
Cottage is well equipped , very clean, .local pub up the road and another one at Parracombe , which we preferred.
Had some some lovely walks , watched the sheep out of the longue window, listened to the birds tweeting, had all the seasons of snow, rain and sun. wonderful....
Owners supply wood for the fire so easy to put on.
Will be returning , esp as we only live in East Devon, so not far to travel...

Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you and your dogs enjoyed your stay - the weather certainly has been interesting!
We are sorry that your cottage was a bit chilly on your first night - we try to have all the heaters on for at least one day before guests arrive but sometimes previous guests turn the night storage off. We are glad that you soon got the fire going.
We look forward to welcoming you back.

5 Oct 2013


"Excellent pet friendly cottage"

16th Sept - 20th Sept 2013 This is our second stay at Gatehouse Cottage and it is absolutely lovely, well equipped and cosy, lovely wood burner with free logs. Excellent base to explore North Devon wi… More

Thank you for your good review - we look forward to welcoming you again, and your dogs of course!

25 Sep 2013


"Secluded cottage getaway"

My husband and I have stayed several times at Town Tenement Farm, in both the Gatehouse and Inglenook Cottages, with our two dogs. We always enjoy our stay and are due to visit again shortly. The acco… More

Thank you for your lovely review.

We have now got WiFi (but you don't have to connect to it if you don't want to ;-) )

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

10 Sep 2013


"Relaxing, quiet and get away from it all holiday"

We have stayed at Town Tennent Farm on many occasions and now twice at the Gatehouse. The accommodation is very clean and comfortable with plenty of space for 4/5 people. It has very good facilities i… More

Thank you for taking the time to review our Gatehouse, we are glad that you enjoy your 'home from home' and look forward to welcoming you again.

Review 1-6 of 6

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