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“Beautiful cottage in fabulous countryside”
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Review of Wisteria Cottage

Wisteria Cottage, folding doors to large enclosed private garden, with decking and picnic table
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Wisteria Cottage, folding doors to large enclosed private garden, with decking and picnic table
The sitting room has a log-burning stove, comfortable seating, Freeview TV and reading lamp & stand The sitting room has large folding doors to a lovely decking & enclosed private garden
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46 reviews
Wisteria Cottage, folding doors to large enclosed private garden, with decking and picnic table
The sitting room has a log-burning stove, comfortable seating, Freeview TV and reading lamp & stand
The sitting room has large folding doors to a lovely decking & enclosed private garden
The charming dining area
The well-equipped kitchen (including dishwasher & washer/dryer)
The spacious bedroom can be king-size or twin using a ziplink bed
The bathroom has a WC, hand-basin and large shower cubicle
The large garden is fully enclosed and has a private gate to the road
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 late summer
A path up Humphrey's Hill is lined with red, orange and yellow Azaleas
There is a dramatic coloured maple in the Autumn
The wildflower meadow at the top of Humphrey's Hill
Amazing views of Exmoor from the top of Humphrey's Hill
The cottages as seen from the surrounding hills
Challacombe lies in a sheltered valley
Charming Challacombe ford
Exmoor has lots of wildlife including ponies, deer, goats and birds of prey
There are lots of amazing coastal walks in Exmoor and North Devon
The heather on the moors is very colourful in late summer
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Challacombe, Exmoor National Park, England

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Excellent - based on 46 reviews
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Pam S
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage in fabulous countryside”
Reviewed 25 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Can't fault the cottage or the surrounding countryside. The pictures above give a really accurate feel for the place.

Truly dog-friendly accommodation which makes such a difference,

The owners were there to welcome us and give us great tips and advice on the village and local walks. The walk to Challacombe church is easy and starts virtually on the doorstep.

The Black Venus in the village and The Fox and Goose in Parracombe are both great pubs well worth a visit.

All in all a great holiday - we'll definitely return.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Jan 2014
We are very glad that Wisteria cottage was a hit with you and your dogs. We are very lucky to have good walks nearby, and great local pubs. Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Jenna W
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely cosy cottage within the beautiful Exmoor national park”
Reviewed 28 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

The cottage is great, equipped with everything you could possibly need, and the log burner makes it super cosy. It was so nice to stay somewhere which felt like it was 'away from it all', though it's very conveniently located for exploring Exmoor and the pub's just up the road so not far to stumble back! We also used the garden for stargazing which is superb around there.
Thanks for a fab stay! We hope to come back some day.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Dec 2013
We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind review. We look forward to meeting you again.
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June S
Liss, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely cottage, lovely location”
Reviewed 12 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

A warm, friendly welcome to a lovely cottage which was cosy, clean and well equipped in a great location (a very short stroll to the pub) made for a truly relaxing weekend. Thanks John and Melanie

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Nov 2013
You are very welcome! Thank you very much for your review.
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Tracey R
Andover, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A dog friendly, get away from it all, kind of place.”
Reviewed 9 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Excellent dog friendly facilities in a lovely courtyard setting, whilst still feeling quiet & secluded from other guests. Good location for both the coast & the moors.
Very friendly service from the owners. Would happily return and recommend.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Nov 2013
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again. Thank you for your lovely review.
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Gary H
Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Cottage and location highly recommended.”
Reviewed 27 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

This is our third stay in this cottage. The owners have thought of everything, the cottage is well appointed and very comfortable. You don't even need to cook as the Black Venus is a 100 yards up the road. It's very dog friendly as well. We have recommended it to friends and they loved their stay as much as we have.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Oct 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. It was great to see you again and look forward to seeing you soon.
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