£96 / night
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Inglenook Cottage. Log fire, enclosed garden, Free WiFi & parking, pets welcome – Home 581068 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Inglenook Cottage. Log fire, enclosed garden, Free WiFi & parking, pets welcome – Home 581068

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

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 31 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
29 Mar 2021
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 39 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £571 to £1141.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Mar 2021.


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Guest reviews

Very Good
39 reviews

Very Good

“relaxing, peaceful and spotlessly clean cottage.”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2020

challacombe is a quiet village surrounded by lovely countryside which has a river passing through it and passes close to the cottages. The local pub (the black venus) is well worth a visit and the loc… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review of Inglenook Cottage. We are glad that you were comfortable in the cottage and that you enjoyed your stay. The river through the village is very pretty - a popular photo spot. Having a pub and shop nearby is indeed handy. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes Melanie and John

“Delightful cottage in a delightful corner of Exmoor”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2020

Inglenook Cottage was a charming traditional Exmoor farm cottage, well kept and equipped with helpful and friendly owners. Although part of a farm development of 5 holiday cottages, there is no probl… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in Inglenook Cottage, the grounds and village are a peaceful place to stay. We are very lucky to have the local shop and to have lots of great walks from the door. We enjoyed meeting you and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes Melanie and John

“Not recommended”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2020

The cottage is lovely, but needs some TLC. The living room and cupboards smelt of mould which made it unpleasant to sit downstairs. The sofas and downstairs carpets needed updating (I am not normally fussy, but they felt smelly and too shabby for a letting property). Some of the kitchen equipment was caked in grime and we spent an hour scrubbing them clean. When I gave feedback about the mouldy smell, the owner said it was the smell of food as we hadn't shut the kitchen door when cooking - so silly as we hadn't eaten there for 3 days because of the smell of mould! She wasn't open to feedback and was defensive. This is the first time I have ever complained about a holiday letting, and I have used a lot, but I do feel other people should be aware of the issues. The worst part was that the owner charged us £60 extra cleaning fee for not emptying the bathroom and bedroom bins, leaving about 8 coffee granules on the kitchen surface and got airing out the smell of food (when we hadn't eaten there for 3 days). A switch on the oven was broken and she charged me for it too. Beware!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. We regret that we do sometimes find it necessary to charge for breakages, and in exceptional cases for extra cleaning. We always explain any extra charges. We wish you happy holidays in the future. Best wishes Melanie and John

“Idyllic cottage full of character nestled in charming Challacombe, Exmoor”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2020

Challacombe is a small and quaint village nestled in the hills of Exmoor. Inglenook cottage is a couple of hundred yards off the main road, near a stream and surrounded by natural beauty. I booked Inglenook cottage on recommendation and as I was part of a small group of motorcyclists, I was keen to rent a cottage which had space to securely accomodate the motorcycles and also be very comfortable for four weary riders! On our trip down to the cottage, I left a message to inform the owners we would be arriving late and the keys were left in a safe place for us. When we arrived at the cottage, the fire was lit and there was a welcome pack with all the information about the cottage and the local area, as well as tea, coffee, milk and sugar. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well stocked with cutlery, crockery etc and even had plenty of washing detergents which was an unexpected bonus. The bedrooms and bathroom were spotlessly clean and the beds were comfortable and all very warm, so much so I had to open my window. There is lots to see and do in the area but as my friends and I were on a motorcycling adventure, we ventured further afield visiting many places rather than staying close to the cottage. Melanie came to see us in the morning of our first day and I have to say how delightfully welcoming and helpful she was and gave us so much information on places she thought may be worth visiting including the local area, including the local (Black Venus) where the food is delicious. We were told not to hesitate in contacting her if there were any issues or we needed any information. All in all, a pleasurable and memorable stay and my biker mates have said they would definitely go back and stay at Inglenook Cottage. I can't rate it highly enough.

Owner's reply: Thank you for such a great and detailed review. It was our pleasure to welcome you and your friends (plus lovely motorbikes!). We are glad that you were comfortable and warm in Inglenook Cottage (despite the poor weather), and found it to have everything that you needed for your stay. It is nice to know that our info of places to visit was helpful - some great rides nearby. The food at the local pub is indeed delicious. How lovely that it is just a short stroll away. We look forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Very best wishes Melanie and John


Reviewed 16 Dec 2019

We stayed here for February half term and it was very cold. The storage heaters were just not up to it. I wish I had realised there was no other central heating before we booked. The cottage is otherw… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for recently reviewing your 2017 stay in our Inglenook Cottage. We are very sorry that you found Inglenook cold and regret not knowing this while you were here. The night storage heating is usually good and with the log burner too the cottage gets very cosy. Please, whether here or anywhere else, if you are not comfortable, let the owners know so that things can be put right for you to enjoy your stay. Very best wises (and sincere apologies) Melanie and John

“Fantastic stay”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2019

Imagine a tranquil place yet not too quiet with great beds, fully equipped kitchen yet on walking distance of the best restaurant in miles and a small shop. This is what Inglebrook cottage is. We had … More

Owner's reply: Ahh - you are very kind and poetic! Thank you for your review of our Inglenook Cottage. It was our pleasure to meet you and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again. Best wishes Melanie and John

“Excellent Holiday Home”

Reviewed 11 Apr 2019

I stayed in Inglenook for a 5day stay. Lovely period cottage. Log burning stove was a bonus, kept us snuggly warm. Everything we needed for a peaceful escape. Beds are super comfortable. The surrounding area is full of wildlife which is enchanting. I would not hesitate to recommend Inglenook to all my friends. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your peaceful (and comfortable) escape. The log burner is a firm favourite with many of our guests. We are very lucky that our cottages are in the National park, with such lovely wildlife and countryside. We are always happy to help and look forward to welcoming you - and your friends - in the future. Melanie and John

“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.

“Inglenook cottage challacombe”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2017

Thank you john and melanie for our lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. Everything we needed in a lovely area. John was a very nice and helpful person. Would definelty love to return again.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review - we always like to advise our guests of great things to see and do when they are in our beautiful area - we are glad to have been a help. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Review 1-10 of 39


How do I find more info about the property?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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