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C18th Inglenook Cottage. Real fire. Enclosed garden. Play area. Pets welcome – Home 581068 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

C18th Inglenook Cottage. Real fire. Enclosed garden. Play area. Pets welcome – Home 581068

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 32 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

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

Description from owner


Step back in time and relax in front of the lovely inglenook fireplace in this cosy C18th cottage at Exmoor Cottage Holidays, ideal for couples, families & pets. Inglenook Cottage is in a peaceful village location and is very warm & comfortable with character features, private enclosed patio, large children's play area and just five minutes walk from a shop & pub.

Inglenook Cottage (formerly part of "Town Tenement Farm") has the special atmosphere of a building that has been lived in for a long time. It is comfortable & warm having recently been renovated (with modern kitchen & bathroom, insulated walls and double-glazing). The large living room has an attractive inglenook fireplace (with bread oven & salt safe) and multi-fuel stove, comfortable leather seating and Freeview TV. Near the kitchen is a dining area with dining table & chairs.

The separate kitchen is very well equipped with electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, and a stable door leads out to a lovely private enclosed rear patio garden. There is also a small south-facing front garden with a picnic table, ideal for al fresco dining.

There are three bedrooms upstairs, a double, a single and a king-sized (or twin utilising a ziplink bed). The bright, modern bathroom has a bath, separate shower, handbasin & WC.

No-one can get bored at Inglenook 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 meadow, wildlife pond, and large children's play area with two towers, bridge, swing, slide, climbing board & net, fireman's pole, etc). Watch the birds in the front garden under the magnificent Wisteria, or enjoy a family picnic in the grounds which has lovely views of Exmoor.

A cot, high chair, fire guard and stair gate 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.

Inglenook 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.

Inglenook 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 all available separately, please 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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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: Single Bed
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Family bathroom


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

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  • 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 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.


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
No smoking at this property


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 Inglenook 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).


About the owner

Melanie And John M.
Average reply time:
1 hour 13 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
13 Feb 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Aug 2013. Located in Exmoor National Park, it has 32 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £523 to £1004.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 Feb 2019.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 32 reviews Excellent
32 reviews

Very Good

“We just keep coming back!”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2018

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!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your great review! We are always happy to have returning guests and we loo forward to welcoming you again (twice) next year. We try to advise of great places to go and things to see - we are pleased that it helps. Our location is super - we are indeed very lucky to have the beautiful area to explore. See you in 2019 - Best wishes Melanie and John


Reviewed 19 Aug 2018

Inglenook cottage was lovely and clean and brilliant for kids as there is a park on site for them and dog walks around the site and enclosed garden a brilliant pub with a park and a good shop only 2 minute walk away and Melanie and John are excellent host's

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review. We really enjoyed meeting you and are very pleased that your grand-children liked the play-area, and your dogs liked the onsite walks. We are lucky to have a shop and pub so near and we thank you for your kind comments about our hosting. Thank you for booking for next year, we look forward to seeing you again, John & Melanie.

“If you love Exmoor, you will love Inglenook Cottage!”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2017

We have just spent a wonderful week on Exmoor staying at Inglenook Cottage, Town Tenement Farm in the village of Challacombe. We wish we could have stayed longer. On our arrival we were given a warm welcome by our host Mrs Moore. Inglenook Cottage is very comfortable and well equipped with everything one could possibly require. There is a sunny private courtyard garden and on rising ground behind the cottage a beautifully maintained lightly wooded area for children to play and a separate dog exercising area. Challacombe has an excellent dog friendly pub with excellent staff and serving superb meals and ales. If you love Exmoor you will love Inglenook Cottage and Challacombe as a base to stay. Very highly recommended!!!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your very lovely review. We are so glad that you had a good stay in Inglenook Cottage and enjoyed Challacombe village and the food and drink at our local pub! We look forward to seeing you again.

“Beautiful, peaceful location”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2017

We have just returned from spending an exellent week at Inglenook Cottage. The cottage was extremely well equipped especially with all the little things you sometimes forget or aren't sure if they are provided like washing powder, dishwasher tablets, fairy, toiletries, tea-towel etc. etc. Challacombe is a lovely sleepy Exmoor village with a shop/post office, village pub a few houses, holiday lets, stream and ford. The North Devon coast is only about a 10-15 minute drive away. The owners are a lovely family who give a personal service. They are on site if you require any information and are very knowledgeable about the whole area. The village pub is very popular with diners as they serve exellent food. The cottages are very dog friendly, exellent walking on site and in the area. Our week at Inglenook Cottage was superb and we will return.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was lovely to meet you and chatter with you too. We are glad that you were comfortable in Inglenook Cottage and had chance to enjoy some of the many delights of this beautiful area. We look forward to welcoming you (and your very charming dog) back soon.

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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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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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