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Wisteria Cottage. Log fire, enclosed garden, Free WiFi & parking, pets welcome – Home 579370 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay
VISITED BY TRIPADVISOR

Wisteria Cottage. Log fire, enclosed garden, Free WiFi & parking, pets welcome – Home 579370

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Relax, at Exmoor Cottage Holidays, in front of the log-burning stove, or dine al fresco on the decking outside this charming cottage which is all on one level, ideal for couples & pets, and anyone who may have difficulty with stairs. Wisteria Cottage is in a peaceful village (Challacombe) location and is very warm and comfortable with character features, private enclosed patio, large children's play area and just five minutes walk from a shop and pub.

Wisteria Cottage (part of "Town Tenement Farm") is exceptionally cosy and snug, having recently been renovated from a barn to modern standards (including full double-glazing and very highly insulated). There is a large living room with log-burning stove, comfortable seating and Freeview TV. There are large folding doors to a decking overlooking a lovely private enclosed garden with a picnic table.

There is a well-equipped kitchen/dining room with oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer-dryer, a generous king-size double bedroom (which can be made into a twin) and a lovely shower-room with a large shower cubicle, hand-basin & WC.

No-one can get bored at Wisteria Cottage. If the free WiFi and nearly 100 Freeview TV channels aren't enough there are many books, games & DVD's, and three acres of grounds to explore; with wild-flower meadows, wildlife pond; and a delightful walk up and around Humphrey's Hill, where there are lovely views of Exmoor, perfect for a picnic.

A cot, high chair & fire guard are available free of charge, and towel sets available for hire (£5 per set of bath towel and hand towel). Dogs are very welcome (£18 per stay for each dog) and there is a lovely walk through the grounds where they can run off-lead. Hand-soap, cleaning materials and tea towels are provided, and a welcome pack with many essentials (until you can get to a shop) including a basket of logs & kindling, tea, coffee, sugar, fresh milk, bin bag, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner & matches.

Wisteria Cottage is in the quiet and peaceful village of Challacombe and within the Exmoor National Park. Within 300 yards is an excellent pub with award-winning food and real ales, and a handy general shop and Post Office with delicious home-made cakes. Challacombe has excellent local walks and is an ideal central location from which to explore Exmoor, the sandy beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde, and the spectacular coastline of North Devon & Somerset.

Wisteria Cottage is one of five holiday cottages (known as "Exmoor Cottage Holidays") converted from a former farm. The cottages form a 'U' shape around a charming courtyard and each has a log burning stove and a private enclosed garden. The other four cottages (sleeping 1-6 people) are also available, look under "Challacombe". The owners, John & Melanie Moore, like to greet all customers personally and are at the cottages most days to feed the birds and help you plan your day.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Car drives offer the best flexibility for seeing the sights and getting around in our area. There is a taxi company in the village for tours. Alternatively there are many walks from the cottage door - including a short walk to the shop/Post Office and local pub (with award winning food).

Interaction with guest

John & Melanie welcome each guest, to Exmoor Cottage Holidays, personally and are usually on-site to help you get the very most from your stay (and to feed the birds!). We have lived in the area since 1997 and can advise the best walks, places to visit, restaurants, local attractions, etc. and show you them on an Ordnance Survey map (which you may borrow). We can help light the fire in your cottage, show you how to keep it going, and liaise with local businesses - and we usually have some special offers just for our guests.

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Please note that all bookings of Wisteria Cottage are subject to Exmoor Cottage Holidays terms and conditions (shown below the availability calendar and in the rental agreement made available on the booking page). Prices given do not include pets (£18 each per stay) or towel hire (£5 for a bath & hand towel).

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About the owner

Melanie And John M.
Average reply time:
1 hour 31 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
08 Apr 2021
Years listed:
7
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Aug 2013. Located in Exmoor National Park, it has 52 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £468 to £921.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 08 Apr 2021.

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Guest reviews

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“Wisreria Cottage”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2020

Just home from another lovely break at Wisteria Cottage, Challacombe. as always the cottage was spotlessly clean and everything we needed in place. This was our 6th year back and love it as much now a… More

Owner's reply: Ahh, Thank you so much for your review . It was our pleasure to welcome you again to Wisteria Cottage, it was lovely to catch up with you. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you next summer. Vest wishes Melanie and John

“Wisteria Cottage - Quiet, Cosy, Comfortable, Just What We Needed”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2020

We and our dog have just returned from a very pleasant, relaxing week at Wisteria cottage. The cottage is in a quiet area and is cosy, comfortable and remarkable well equipped; a regular home from home, with great wi-fi. There are lots of lovely local walks and the Black Venus, a very short walk away, provided us with some extremely tasty meals. Melanie and John were remarkably willing and helpful and their local knowledge guided us to some lovely interesting places and dog walks. We look forward to visiting again and happily recommend Wisteria for a “get away from it all” holiday. Eira & David

Owner's reply: Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you (and your lovely dog) enjoyed your relaxing stay in Wisteria Cottage. The WiFi is proving very popular - always handy to have. We are very lucky to have the Black Venus in the village. It is good to know that you enjoyed the places that we suggested, we are always very happy to advise of things to do, places to visit and sights to see. We enjoyed chatting with you and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes Melanie and John

“Perfect”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2020

What a perfect location and perfect cottage. 5 cottages together in a courtyard in the countryside within easy walking distance of the village shop and local pub. Loads of parking area. Nice walk from… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for this great review. We are very happy that you had a 'perfect' stay and we enjoyed chatting with you. It is good to know that you were comfortable in our Wisteria Cottage. We are very lucky to have the local pub and shop and to be in such a lovely peaceful area. Whistleandpound Reservoir is a favourite walk for many of our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Very best wishes Melanie and John

“Lovely Cottage in Tranquil Location”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2020

Booked at the last minute when the 'lockdown' was eased and being relatively local this was a great opportunity to explore the West side of Exmoor. The Cottage is incredibly cosy and warm and has all the amenities you would need for a week's stay (or longer). There are lots of opportunities for hiking, which is why we went there, but also sight-seeing and coastal exploration. Due to the lockdown we didn't visit any of the local shops and pubs but we did go to the Esplanade Fish Bar (Fish and Chips Takeaway) in Lynmouth at the end of a hike which is to be recommended. Overall, Wisteria Cottage is a great place to stay for a 'get away from it all' holiday and you will not be disappointed. Even on the one day where it rained most of the day we availed ourselves of the books, DVD's and Scrabble provided in the Cottage and had a great day just doing that.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you were cosy in Wisteria Cottage (specially on the rainy day!). It really was great chatting with you about walks and the local area and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Very best wishes Melanie and John Exmoor Cottage Holidays

“Wonderful cottage tucked away in a beautiful location”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2019

We booked a weeks holiday in wisteria cottage in challocomb north Devon and took our 2 dogs. The cottage is tucked away in a lovely location,nice and quiet but with easy access to lots of attractions,… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your great review. It was lovely chatting with you and meeting your dogs. We are very lucky to be in the quiet village of Challacombe yet, as you say, have easy access to attractions. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back.

“Lovely dog friendly cottage in a beautiful location”

Reviewed 8 Feb 2019

I found WIsteria cottage online when searching for a dog-friendly short break in January. The out of season rate was VERY reasonable, and when we arrived a lovely welcoming note and chocolates had bee… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your wonderful review. It was lovely meeting you (and your dogs). We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you were comfortable in our Wisteria Cottage. Our grounds are at their best from April to September (May being particularly pretty) - but as you say, fantastic even in the winter. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

“Brilliant cottage”

Reviewed 16 Sep 2018

Wisteria cottage Challacombe near Barnstaple North Devon is a lovely place to stay. Melanie and John make you feel very welcome and the cottage is spotless, It is very cosy with an enclosed garden per… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your great review - it was lovely to see you again and we are really happy that you had another good stay. Crow Point is our favourite beach in the area - and always so quiet! See you again soon. Melanie and John

“Beautiful Devon Retreat”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2018

Wisteria cottage a lovely holiday home in the beautiful quiet village of Challacoombe in Devon . The cottage is a perfect cosy retreat for two . We found it to be of a high standard in cleanliness and… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your very lovely review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Challacombe is a very peaceful village which is certainly enhanced by the ford, the ducks, and the local pub. We feel privileged to be in your top 10 of holiday cottages and hope that you will be able to visit us again. Best wishes, John & Melanie.

“Another Good Holiday”

Reviewed 29 May 2018

Well it's my Son and I's 5th year, it may even be more as it's like coming home. The welcome Melanie & John gives you on your arrival is worth driving many miles for. You are left i… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your great review. It is always our pleasure to welcome you and your son to Wisteria Cottage. Challacombe is a lovely village with great pub, local shop and many countryside walks. Close to the coast too - the best of both worlds. Thank you for recommending our cottages - you are very kind.....and always welcome.

“Wisteria Cottage”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2017

Beautiful little cottage ideally located for exploring Exmoor and the North Devon coast. Very well equipped and very clean. Lots of local walks and pub serving excellent food within a few hundred ya… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review, we are very pleased you found the cottage clean and well-equipped, enjoyed the local walks and the food at the Black Venus. We look forward to welcoming you again, John & Melanie.

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Melanie and John (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Melanie and John (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Melanie and John (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Melanie and John the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Melanie and John (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Melanie and John (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Melanie and John (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Melanie and John (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Melanie and John (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Melanie and John (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Melanie and John (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Melanie and John (the owner) a message.

If Melanie and John (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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