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Review of Garden Cottage

Spacious living room with exposed beams, multi-fuel stove and dining area
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Spacious living room with exposed beams, multi-fuel stove and dining area
Living room with French doors to picnic table & patio with passionflower & virginia creeper The dining area overlooks a quiet country lane
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36 reviews
Spacious living room with exposed beams, multi-fuel stove and dining area
Living room with French doors to picnic table & patio with passionflower & virginia creeper
The dining area overlooks a quiet country lane
The open plan kitchen is well equipped
The main double bedroom overlooks the courtyard
The twin bedroom overlooks a quiet country lane
The wetroom has a WC, hand-basin and shower
The private garden patio and picnic table - accessed through French doors from the sitting room
Spring flowers - we have over 10 types of daffodil in our gardens.
The wildlife pond has frogs, newts, damselflies and dragonflies
There are lots of butterflies on site, especially in the late summer
One of the paths up Humphrey's Hill
The wildlife meadow at the top of Humphrey's hill
Magnificent views from the top of Humphrey's Hill
The cottages as seen from the surrounding hills
Challacombe lies in a sheltered valley
Charming Challacombe ford
There are lots of stunning coastal walks in Exmoor and North Devon
The heather on the moors is very colourful in late summer
Exmoor has lots of wildlife including ponies, deer, goats and birds of prey
Play area with two towers, bridge, slide, swing, firemans pole, periscope, etc.
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Challacombe, Exmoor National Park, England

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Dawn L
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely cosy cottage with all you could need and welcoming hosts”
Reviewed 23 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

My mother, sister and I had a really lovely week here and although we were fortunate in having good weather, the cottage was so clean and comfortable that I don't think bad weather would necessarily spoil a stay here. It had all you needed for a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings. 'Humphreys Hill' was a delight for our dog and the welcome we all received, (four-footed and two- footed), was warm and friendly. John gave us helpful advice on places to visit and even lent us a map which was invaluable.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Sep 2014
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay - the maps are great for finding hidden gems.

We look forward to seeing you again at Town Tenement Farm.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
travelyn2...
Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
“compact, cosy and convienient”
Reviewed 17 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Lovely cottage which was well equipped. The owner was friendly and helpful, giving perfect directions when asked . the only complaints were that the the single bed was very hard and a sever lack of adequate hanging space but other than that we had a most enjoyable stay.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: the bed
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jul 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you liked Challacombe, it is a lovely village.
We were sorry to hear that you found the single bed hard, some people like soft and some prefer hard. The single beds in Garden Cottage are both new for this year and we went for firmer mattresses. There are four singles in Farmhouse, two are firm and two are softer - perhaps you might consider Farmhouse if you visit us again.
There is the wardrobe in the double bedroom and a small wardrobe in the twin bedroom - we do mention in our advertising that there is not much storage space in Garden Cottage, and we apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused.
We are glad that on the whole you had an enjoyable stay.
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Inger M
Coventry, United Kingdom
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“perfect”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Excellent cottage accomodation in peaceful surroundings but in easy reach of all North Devon has to offer. I stayed here with my husband and dog for 5 days and we loved it. Good walks from the door step and an excellent local pub serving plentyful and tasty food.
John the owner, who is on site most days is friendly and helpful, and a mind of information on the area. We would highly recommend this cottage and will hopefully be returning very soon.

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
10 Jul 2014
Thank you for your lovely review.
We are glad that you found our advice to be helpful, we always enjoy sharing local information with our guests.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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WH D
1 review
“Lovely cottage and garden, good location for exmoor”
Reviewed 2 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Lovely cottage and garden!
Well maintained
good location for exmoor
Friendly helpful owners, nice family run establishment.
Great pub with excellent food and village shop, just up the street

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Liked best: The gardens
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Jul 2014
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Exmoor Cottage Holidays.
We are very fortunate to have a great local shop and award winning pub, just a short walk away.
We look forward to seeing you again.
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TimS8718
Northampton
1 review
“Best self catering I've stopped in”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Stayed here at the start of June with my girlfriend and our dog.
Perfect location for sight seeing and really good walks with the dog, watersmeet and valley of rocks being the best of them.
John was very useful and very knowledgable about must see places.
The pub in the village is very nice to.
All in all a excellent place to stay and would recommend it to anybody and would go again and again myself.
Cheers.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Jun 2014
Thank you very much for your great review. We are happy that enjoyed your stay and we will happily welcome you back.
We are very lucky to have so many lovely walks - watersmeet and Valley of Rocks are both stunning - and the local pub is a bonus too.

See you again - cheers!
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