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Farmhouse. Log burner, enclosed garden, Free WiFi, free parking and pets welcome – Home 581164 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay
VISITED BY TRIPADVISOR

Farmhouse. Log burner, enclosed garden, Free WiFi, free parking and pets welcome – Home 581164

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

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

Description from owner

Description

Step back in time and relax beside the kitchen Rayburn or the huge inglenook fireplace in this charming C16th Farmhouse at Exmoor Cottage Holidays, ideal for families and pets. The comfortable Farmhouse has a peaceful village location and offers spacious accommodation, character features, enclosed gardens front & rear, a large children's playground and is just five minutes walk from a shop & pub.

The Farmhouse (known as "Town Tenement Farm") has the special atmosphere of a building that has been lived in for a long time, but with double-glazing and all modern comforts. There is plenty of space downstairs with a separate dining room, kitchen, sitting room and laundry room/WC. The large sitting room has an impressive stone inglenook fireplace (with bread oven & smoker) and multi-fuel stove, comfortable leather seating & Freeview TV. The panelled dining room has a lovely oak dining table perfect for family dinners, and a sofa and a second Freeview TV (so no arguments over what to watch!).

The Farmhouse kitchen is very well equipped with an electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and the added luxury of a traditional Rayburn cooker. There is a stable door to a lovely private enclosed garden with a picnic table and BBQ, ideal for al fresco dining. There is also a large utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron & ironing board and downstairs WC. Upstairs are three bedrooms; a double, a twin, and a king-sized (or twin utilising a ziplink bed); and a bathroom and separate shower room, both with WC's.

No-one can get bored at the Farmhouse. 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 are 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.

The Farmhouse 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 in an ideal central location from which to explore Exmoor, the sandy beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde, and the spectacular coastline of North Devon & Somerset.

The Farmhouse 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 1-5 people) are all available separately, please look under "Challacombe". The owners, John & Melanie Moore, like to greet all customers personally and are available 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
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • 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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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 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 arranged 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 The Farmhouse 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:
31 Mar 2021
Years listed:
7
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Aug 2013. Located in Exmoor National Park, it has 28 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £612 to £1306.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 31 Mar 2021.

Map

Map and how to get there

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Guest reviews

Excellent
28 reviews

Excellent
27
Very Good
1
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
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“characteristic”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2020

Absolutely beautiful cottage, well maintained and very clean. Situated in close proximity to such places as Ilfracombe , Lynton, Woolacombe etc. We had a short stay, and we were made very welcome by … More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay, found the cottage to be cosy and comfortable. The Black Venus is excellent - how lucky that it is just a stroll away! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Very best wishes Melanie and John

“Lovely Cosy Pet Friendly Farmhouse and welcoming hosts.”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2020

The Farmhouse is very cosy in a great peaceful location. I love the way all the cottages have their own secluded garden / outside space and also there is a lovely area for a quick morning or evening walk on their land above the cottages. Melanie and John are very knowledgeable and helpful with information about the local area and good walks for the dogs. The food at the local pub was great, very reasonably prices and is dog friendly. The local Farmshop a few miles away has an amazing selection of meat and everything you could want from a Farmshop. There is no phone signal in the area but that was a bonus for us and you have great Wifi in the cottage. I would definitely recommend Exmoor Cottage Holidays and plan to return again.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your review of your stay in our Farmhouse. We are pleased that you enjoyed having an enclosed garden and the shared grounds too - this is a big plus for many of our guests. We are glad that we could chatter with you about local walks etc. we love this area and are always happy to share our knowledge with our guests. The local pub is indeed great and the farm shop, about 3 miles away, is as you say 'everything you could want from a farm shop'. There is a bit of EE mobile signal - but not much...if you do need mobile though a lot of phones can do WiFi calling...but like you say - sometimes it is a bonus to be out of signal for a few days! Thank you for mentioning our WiFi - it was recently upgraded to FTTP - we are glad that you liked it. We look forward to welcoming you for your return visit (s). Best wishes Melanie and John

“The Farmhouse, Challacombe.”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2020

We have just spent a very comfortable week at The Farmhouse. The weather was not kind but we were very snug with the constant heat of the rayburn, roaring log fires and background heat from the storag… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review of our Farmhouse. We are glad that you were warm and comfortable. Challacombe is very fortunate to have a shop and a local pub, and the added benefit of a farm shop just a short drive away. It is great to know that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you (and your family, in due course) in the future. Very best wishes Melanie and John

“A wonderful stay”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2020

Just stayed a week in the farmhouse- it has everything you need and is in a fantastic location . In addition the hosts Melanie and John are just lovely - John has an amazing knowledge of Exmoor and f… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your great review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and it was our pleasure chatting with you. We are always happy to share our local knowledge and it is good to get such kind feedback, thank you. See you next year! Best wishes Melanie and John

“2 adults and 4 teenagers in harmony!”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2020

Very nice indeed. Cozy and friendly. Well equipped kitchen. Plenty of parking. And an excellent pub in walking distance.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review of The Farmhouse. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again in the future. Very best wishes Melanie and John

“Ideal base for a walking holiday”

Reviewed 18 Mar 2019

Stayed here for a family walking holiday. The farmhouse is spacious and comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped. The owners met us on arrival and were very informative about the area. The Black Venus, just up the road, is friendly and serves good food and beer. Next time we're visiting the area, this is where we'll stay.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review. We are indeed in an ideal location for walking holidays, with lots of excellent walks in the village without using your car, and brilliant walks nearby. We look forward to welcoming you again (and please ask us about our favorite local walk to Chapmans Barrows!).

“Peaceful and comfortable”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2018

This is the second year that we have stayed at this location. Last year we stayed next door at Inglenook Cottage. The Farmhouse is spacious and comfortable. The rooms were cool during the heatwave. T… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review. We are very happy that you and your family (and dogs) enjoyed staying in the Farmhouse in this delightful weather. It is a lovely spacious cottage as you say and great for larger family groups. The garden is a good feature too - great for lazy days and BBQ's. We enjoyed chatting with you and look forward to seeing you again soon. Very best wishes John & Melanie.

“Excellent comfortable accommodation- perfect for a relaxing break”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2018

We, and our dog, have just returned from a very pleasant stay in Garden Cottage on Town Tenement farm. The cottage was extremely comfortable, clean , and very well equipped - we had everything we need… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review of our Garden Cottage. We are happy to hear that you were comfortable and that you enjoyed the local area. We are always happy to help with bookings, queries and when here - ideas for things to do and places to go. The Black Venus Inn (just along the lane from the cottage) is always worth a visit, great food, dogs welcome ....perfect. Thank you again and see you soon. Melanie and John

“Amazing”

Reviewed 24 Mar 2018

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.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are always happy to recommend things to see and do - we are glad that you found this helpful and that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Exmoor Cottage Holidays

“Cosy Exmoor stay”

Reviewed 24 Mar 2018

Had a fantastic time the cottage is the quintessential Exmoor cottage just the most lovely relaxing time. Well equipped and beautifully clean. Lovely evenings spent in front of the fire no tv on just great conversation and a large glass of red. The pub The Black Venus in the village serves excellent home cooked country style food. Probably lovely in the summer but for me to hunker down in the winter is just fab.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review. Winter on Exmoor is stunning...as you say, switch off the TV and relax in front of the fire - bliss. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in out traditional Farmhouse and look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.

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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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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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