from £62 / night help Price for guests, Nights

VISITED BY TRIPADVISOR

The Gatehouse – Home 581833 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
VISITED BY TRIPADVISOR

The Gatehouse – Home 581833

Excellent Excellent – based on 31 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

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

Description from owner

Description

The Gatehouse at Town Tenement Farm is a stone-built two-storey cottage in the quiet and peaceful village of Challacombe within the beautiful Exmoor National Park. The Gatehouse is full of charm and character. There is a large living room with exposed beams, a lovely log/coal stove, 32" Freeview TV and French doors out to a private enclosed garden which also has a large decked area and picnic table. The fully-equipped kitchen has an electric oven & hob, fridge (freezer box), microwave and dishwasher. Upstairs are two bedrooms, a double bedroom and a triple (with a single bed and large bunks) and a bathroom with a bath (shower over), hand-basin & WC.

Beside the Gatehouse are three acres of wildlife grounds, ideal for families and dogs. There are wild-flower meadows, several lawned and wooded areas, a fruit and vegetable garden, a wildlife pond, lots of birds and butterflies, and a delightful walk up and around Humphrey's Hill.

The cottages and grounds are

The Gatehouse at Town Tenement Farm is a stone-built two-storey cottage in the quiet and peaceful village of Challacombe within the beautiful Exmoor National Park. The Gatehouse is full of charm and character. There is a large living room with exposed beams, a lovely log/coal stove, 32" Freeview TV and French doors out to a private enclosed garden which also has a large decked area and picnic table. The fully-equipped kitchen has an electric oven & hob, fridge (freezer box), microwave and dishwasher. Upstairs are two bedrooms, a double bedroom and a triple (with a single bed and large bunks) and a bathroom with a bath (shower over), hand-basin & WC.

Beside the Gatehouse are three acres of wildlife grounds, ideal for families and dogs. There are wild-flower meadows, several lawned and wooded areas, a fruit and vegetable garden, a wildlife pond, lots of birds and butterflies, and a delightful walk up and around Humphrey's Hill.

The cottages and grounds are very child friendly. We can provide a cot, high chair, fire guard and stair gate (if required) and within the grounds is a large children's play area comprising two towers linked with a bridge, a swing, slide, climbing board, climbing net, fireman's pole, ladder, periscope and driving wheel. Beside the play area is a sheltered arbour seat with lovely views for the grown-ups.

John & Melanie are usually on-site from 9am to 5pm every day and are very happy to advise you to help you get the very most from your stay, and to provide additional services (e.g. child-minding, breakfast, bed-making and cleaning) - please look at the Availability tab for more details.

Within 300 yards of the Gatehouse is an excellent pub with award-winning food and real ales, and a handy shop and Post Office, with delicious cream teas and home-made cakes.

The village of Challacombe is very friendly towards visitors, has excellent local walks and is in an ideal central location from which to explore the heart of Exmoor, the sandy beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde, and the rocky coves of the North Devon & Somerset coast.

The Gatehouse is one of five holiday cottages at Exmoor Cottage Holidays and has recently been completely renovated, including new kitchen & bathroom and insulation to the outside walls. There are four other cottages, also listed in this website, with one to three bedrooms, surrounding a peaceful courtyard. John and Melanie look forward to welcoming you to Exmoor.

PLEASE BE AWARE WHEN BOOKING THROUGH HOLIDAYLETTINGS/TRIPADVISOR

1. Our prices as shown include HolidayLettings/TripAdvisor 5%-15% variable booking fee.

2. We can only input our prices a MAXIMUM of 18 months ahead (on 27/8/16 only 16 months, to 31/12/17).

3. Beyond this all prices quoted are our lowest price, which may not always be correct.

4. We can't send you any messages through HolidayLettings/TripAdvisor that contains external links (i.e. to our web pages, cottage directions, full access statement, events diary, cancellation insurance, etc).

5. We don't receive your email address until you have paid the balance in full and so we can't send you full information (as above) until then.

Location description from owner

The England region

Challacombe is a peaceful friendly village within the Exmoor National Park. There is an award-winning pub in the village, and a shop and post office. Challacombe is surrounded by walks on all sides, perfect for dogs, and within 5 miles is a large lake (Wistlandpound), ideal for trout fishing and with an easy circular walk.

Challacombe

Challacombe is an ideal base from which to explore Exmoor and the north Devon and Somerset coast - within half-an-hours drive are the wide sandy beaches of Woolacombe & Croyde; the seaside resorts of Instow and Ilfracombe; the charming villages of Lynton and Porlock; the medieval towns of Dulverton and Dunster; scenic attractions Tarr Steps and The Valley of Rocks and the whole of Exmoor, with its amazing scenery and wildlife. With so little light pollution at night, Exmoor National Park is the first Dark Skies Reserve in Europe.

More Less

Families

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

Bed & bathroom

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

Amenities

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

More Less

Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

House rules

Please note that all bookings with Exmoor Cottage Holidays are also subject to our own terms and conditions which are available for you to read, below the price list on the PRICES tab

More

About the owner

Melanie And John M
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
20 Feb 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Aug 2013. Located in Exmoor National Park, it has 31 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £372 to £714.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Feb 2017.

Map

Map and how to get there

Map

Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 31 reviews Excellent
31 reviews

Write a review

Excellent
30
Very Good
1
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0
Write a review

“Great place to stay”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2016

A wonderful cottage, the owners Melanie and John have obviously spent time to think what people want when they come away - spotlessly clean, well equipped, welcoming and cosy. They are hands on owners who care about their guests and about their property. The wood burner is a plus, with wood provided and the recycling shed is very impressive. Dogs are welcomed which is a real bonus. The pub is excellent and is within walking distance in the village which also boasts a good shop. A beautiful area and what better way to see it ........ We would highly recommend this gem and certainly hope to return.

Thank you for a lovely review. We are glad you liked The Gatehouse and the wood-burner. Having the pub and shop just a short walk away is a real bonus for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you again.

“Peaceful respite in a lovely valley”

Reviewed 18 Feb 2014

Stayed at the gatehouse in February , when most of the country and Devon was flooded..! Lovelŷ welcoming clean cottage . And our 2 dogs loved lying in front of the fire. Cottage is well equipped , very clean, .local pub up the road and another one at Parracombe , which we preferred. Had some some lovely walks , watched the sheep out of the longue window, listened to the birds tweeting, had all the seasons of snow, rain and sun. wonderful.... Owners supply wood for the fire so easy to put on. Will be returning , esp as we only live in East Devon, so not far to travel...

Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you and your dogs enjoyed your stay - the weather certainly has been interesting! We are sorry that your cottage was a bit chilly on your first night - we try to have all the heaters on for at least one day before guests arrive but sometimes previous guests turn the night storage off. We are glad that you soon got the fire going. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Review 1-10 of 31

Build your perfect trip, with Holiday Lettings & TripAdvisor

Book with confidence

Pay online to be covered by Payment Protection

Real opinions, real reviews

Genuine guest feedback from 100,000+ reviews

Safe, simple, secure

When you pay online with PayPal or by credit/debit card

Quick response times

Know where you're staying within 24 hours

Also consider

Europe Holidays

425725 properties

United Kingdom Holidays

57052 properties

England Holidays

41557 properties

Cornwall

5,543 properties

Devon

4,414 properties

East Anglia

2,445 properties

Cumbria

2,079 properties

Dorset

1,381 properties

East Sussex

1,235 properties

Cotswolds

1,125 properties

Hampshire

660 properties

Derbyshire

539 properties

Durham

312 properties

Herefordshire

305 properties

Cambridgeshire

277 properties

Gloucestershire

254 properties

Essex

241 properties

Cheshire

236 properties

Hertfordshire

100 properties

Bristol

80 properties

Buckinghamshire

74 properties

Bedfordshire

70 properties

Rutland

51 properties

Start a new search

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.