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The C16th Farmhouse, originally a Devon longhouse, as seen from the courtyard
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The C16th Farmhouse, originally a Devon longhouse, as seen from the courtyard
Above the front door is a magnificent Wisteria The sitting room has a huge stone inglenook fireplace and a log fire
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The C16th Farmhouse, originally a Devon longhouse, as seen from the courtyard
Above the front door is a magnificent Wisteria
The sitting room has a huge stone inglenook fireplace and a log fire
The sitting room has comfortable seating & Freeview TV
Spacious cedar panelled dining room
The dining room also has a sofa and second TV
The kitchen has an oil-fired Rayburn for cooking, heating and hot water
The kitchen is well equipped with electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, etc.
The double bedroom overlooks the peaceful courtyard
The second bedroom can be either king-size or twin using a ziplink bed
The third bedroom is a twin and overlooks the courtyard
The upstairs bathroom with bath and WC (there is a separate shower-room and WC upstairs)
Spring flowers - we have more than 10 types of Daffodil.
Enclosed rear garden with picnic table and attractive built-in BBQ
Enclosed rear garden with dry-stone walling and built-in seating
One of the paths up Humphrey's Hill
The wildflower meadow at the top of Humphrey's Hill in spring
The play area with two towers, bridge, slide, swing, firemans pole, periscope, etc.
There are magnificent views from Humphrey's Hill
There are lots of frogs, newts, damselflies and dragonflies around the wildlife pond
In late summer there are lots of butterflies in the grounds
The cottages as seen from the surrounding hills
There are lots of amazing coastal walks in Exmoor and North Devon
The heather on the moors is full of colour in late summer
There is plenty of wildlife on Exmoor, including ponies, deer, goats and birds of prey
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Challacombe, Exmoor National Park, England

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mcgrathc
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“A truly lovely place”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

A most enjoyable break, the farmhouse was beautiful, spacious and all bedding and bed linen clean and fresh. The children really enjoyed exploring up the hill too the play area and then settling in the evening reading a selection of the books or playing games which were in the farmhouse. The area was great and central to explore Lynton, Lynmouth, Porlock or the coast. We would definitely go again!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
12 Jun 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that your children liked the play area and the games and books too.
We hope you will visit again and see even more of this lovely area.
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Hampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 May 2014
Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you had a comfortable stay (and your dogs too - in front of the range in the kitchen is a great place for a doggy snooze).
The walks on Exmoor are spectacular and having an excellent pub just a short stroll away is a bonus.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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pixiehari
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful, spacious and relaxing”
Reviewed 7 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Really very lovely house - really spacious, lovely living room with a cosy woodburner, and free logs too! Excellent hosts, John came to see how we were getting on and was more than happy to answer all our no-doubt-boring questions about what to do in the local area. The house had a really warm atmosphere, the kids had a great time, it wasn't too prissy so it didn't feel like the kids couldnt touch stuff, but at the same time it was clean and tidy. We took four kids under age 7 and they had a fantastic time playing hide and seek in all the wonderful selection of cupboards throughout the house, and up in the back garden where it was really nice to let them roam free as there were no cars. Overall couldn't fault it.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Mar 2014
Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you were comfortable in Farmhouse and that your children enjoyed it too. The grounds really are great for playing in and exploring.
We really are always very happy to advise on things to see and do in the area, Exmoor has so much to offer.
We look forward to seeing you again.
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Susan F
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect! Spacious and welcoming.”
Reviewed 27 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

A beautiful, spacious farmhouse. First impressions were great, it was clean and tidy and very well-equipt. It had a lovely, homely feel about it and I particularly liked sitting in the armchair by the Rayburn... excellent spot for reading.

My children loved it, we only had a short stay but we settled in straight away. The welcome pack was great, generous enough to get started and keep us going until the shopping arrived. We made the most of the wood burner in the lounge, we all slept really well and were sad to leave.

There were lots of places to walk the dogs and the utility room was great for cleaning muddy paws and towelling them dry. There were plenty of places to put the dog beds. We hope to return for a longer stay.

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Liked best: Homely feel and friendly owners
Liked least: The back garden.. because my dogs are large they were able to climb out!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jan 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We are really glad you felt at home in the Farmhouse and look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay.
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philm1981
Bath
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Best place on Exmoor to stay.”
Reviewed 8 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

This was my 4th time staying here. I cannot recommend the cottage and location enough. It's very clean and spacious and meets all our requirements in terms of location, size, facilities and cost. Wisteria Cottage has such a homely feel to it. It now comes with Wi-Fi if you need it, but the beauty of staying here and in Exmoor is to escape the hustle and bustle of home, so i didn't really use it, but it's excellent that its provided. Also a major benefit is that dogs are welcome and I think its fair to say our dogs enjoyed themselves as much as we did.

Its location with Exmoor is ideal if you like long walks across the moors or a good beach walk with Woolacombe and Croyde no more than a 20 min drive. Also not even a 5 minute walk away is the best pub anywhere I've ever been. The Black Venus. The food and ales on offer there is superb.

Will definitely be coming back to Wisteria and would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothin
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
10 Nov 2013
Very glad that you enjoyed your stay in our Farmhouse. Thank you for your comprehensive review. We look forward to seeing you again.
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