“Blissful tranquility in a hideaway farmhouse” What a treat, to stay in a traditional farmhouse in a stunning location. "Farmhouse" is everything you could want for a cosy getaway in the winter before the Christmas stress. Warm and inviting, the lounge has an open fireplace and wonderful sofas, the kitchen has a range as well as mod cons, the dining room has a great long table for lots of people to sit around, the beds are sooo comfy and the gardens are tranquil places to get back in touch with nature. The pub up the road serves delicious food, so if you don't fancy cooking you don't have to. Owners Melanie and John are delightful and go out of their way to ensure that you want for nothing during your stay. I can't recommend it highly enough and will definitely go back, as well as telling all my friends about it.
Wisteria Cottage single storey Real fire. Enclosed garden & patio. Pets welcome.
Peaceful,in beautiful surroundings with amazing owners
Melanie and John are extremely friendly and very helpful with vast knowledge of area. They told us it wasn't a power shower but we had no trouble at all with it. So quiet and peaceful a great place to rest and chill out. Cottage itself was very roomy,and comfortable and the fire was an absolute boon! Shop and pub within easy walking distance ( even for old biddies like ourselves!) easy to find and not down a one track lane - unlike a lot of farm accommodation! Would highly recommend this cottage and hope to visit again. …
C16th Farmhouse. Real fire. Rayburn. Enclosed garden. Play area. Pets welcome
We stayed 21st-28th October 2017, & what a fabulous holiday we had. The accommodation was everything we could have wished for. The owners were very welcoming & helpful with recommendations of places to visit & eat.
Can't wait for our next stay, we would certainly recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting to explore the beauty of exmoor. …
The Gatehouse. Real fire. Fenced garden. Pic-nic area. Playground. Pets welcome
-Re-review: Home from home
We never go anywhere twice if we don't like everything about the place we stay, (we can be very picky) but we have returned here for a number of years now. Challacombe is a great little village, with friendly people, quiet lanes, a Post Office (that does home-made take-aways on Tuesdays: we had a lovely roast chicken dinner but the previous week was pork in cider) and a pub with great food. I was far too relaxed to cook every night and could just about manage the 3 minute walk; though with so much to look at it usually took 10 . You can tell it's a safe place for dogs and children because the ducks from the stream were laying their eggs in the road and soft verges. These charming lanes come with an abundance of wildflowers rather than white lines and if you like walking you'll love the footpaths that lead off the lanes and all within a 2 minute walk from the cottage door. We still haven't got round to all of them!
The cottage itself is roomy and well-equipped.Being out in the National Park the cottages have a septic tank but that doesn't cause any issues unless you're daft enough to flush baby wipes down the loo and bung up the pipes, which only causes a back-up and a pong in the cottage where it was done. There are no phones in the cottages and a mobile signal is a bit hit-and-miss but you can always log on to the wi-fi and make the folks you left behind jealous, like we did. The wi-fi isn't fast enough for streaming but who has time for that anyway? We also found it so much better to wake up to the sounds of birds than the noise of traffic. (Rush hour in the village consists of a car and a quad-bike at around 7.30am & again at 4.30pm as far as we could tell.
Each cottage here has it's own garden but they all vary in size. The Gatehouse garden is like the Secret Garden. It's not manicured into a green desert and devoid of life. There is no lawn, the plants are exuberant and so is the wildlife. In half an hour we counted 12 different species of birds, a couple of (now rare) hedgehogs and loads of butterflies. There are two other areas in the grounds to loll about in. On the flat, and across the car-park, is a wildlife area. Obviously this is "managed wild" and there is a largish pond so children and dogs should be supervised. It might get a bit squishy underfoot sometimes too so not somewhere to wear your Jimmy Choos. The other area is up the hill. Kids and dogs love running through the long grass to the play frame whilst I prefer to use the mown paths to sneak a peek over the wall at the Alpacas in the adjoining field. If you and your children would like something a little more exotic the Exmoor Zoo is just a ten minute drive up the road; where you can get really close to all the exhibits and their keepers. If you like to relax on holiday, connect with nature, recharge your batteries and see the night sky covered in twinkling stars, this is the place to come. If you just want to move your life to a different location for a while, go somewhere else. …
C18th Inglenook Cottage. Real fire. Enclosed garden. Play area. Pets welcome
We just keep coming back!
This must have been our 4th or 5th stay in Inglenook Cottage - so perhaps that speaks for itself! The cottage is very well equipped but full of original character - it is always cosy and warm. We always feel instantly at home when we open the door. The owners are delightful and so helpful but also give you plenty of space. The area has so much to offer - beautiful beaches, rugged coastline, woods and stunning moors.
The local pub is excellent and 200 yards away. We have booked again for May and September 2019...enough said! …
Garden Cottage single storey. Real fire. Wet-room. Walled garden. Pets welcome
Great little cottage
This was a great little cottage, the kitchen was well equipped. The location was lovely and Melanie was really friendly and helpful. The parking was plentiful on site and it was as quiet as you could hope for, the only problem for us and it’s nothing that can be changed, is the size of the bedrooms, we have 2 dogs, which Melanie was more than happy to have in the cottage but they like to sleep on the floor in the bedroom with us, but there wasn’t enough room for the both of them. The local pub has a fantastic menu and is only a 2 minute walk away. We would definitely stay here again! …