The C16th Farmhouse is a two-storey stone-built cottage, converted from a former farm (known as "Town Tenement") in the quiet and peaceful village of Challacombe within the beautiful Exmoor National Park. The Farmhouse has loads of charm and character and is very spacious with separate dining room, farmhouse kitchen, sitting room and laundry/WC. The sitting room has an impressive stone inglenook fireplace with a log burning stove & two bread ovens, an original stone-flagged floor, comfortable leather seating and a 32" widescreen Freeview TV. The spacious dining room has cedar panelling, a large oak dining table, a sofa and a second Freeview TV. Free WiFi.
The Farmhouse kitchen is very well equipped with an electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and a traditional Rayburn stove for hot water & slow cooking. There is a stable door to a private enclosed garden with a picnic table and stone built-in BBQ. There is a large utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and a 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.
Beside the Farmhouse are three acres of wildlife grounds, ideal for families and dogs. There is a large wild-flower meadow, several lawned and wooded areas, a wildlife pond, lots of birds and butterflies and a delightful walk up and around Humphrey's Hill.
The Farmhouse 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 Farmhouse 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 Farmhouse is the largest of five holiday cottages at Exmoor Cottage Holidays and has recently been renovated with new kitchen, shower-room and double-glazing. 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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 shower room and 1 toilet only|
|Nearest beach||Combe Martin 16 km|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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 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.