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“Lovely little cottage”
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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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Caroline...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely little cottage”
Reviewed 25 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

Lovely little cottage, good access to the countryside for biking and walking, and a great pub nearby. We stayed here just before Christmas and very much enjoyed it.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Dec 2013
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay - Exmoor is great for cycling and walking, and our local pub is very popular. Thank you very much for your review.
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katiebram...
Kirkby Malzeard, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 20 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Very warm welcome from Melanie and John. Fab cottage, always warm! With log burning stove, unlimited logs :) great local pub for food and drinks 5 min walk away, lovely grounds for an afternoon wonder, slept very very well! No light pollution or busy roads! Such a peaceful stay. So many helpful ideas for trips and days out by Melanie and John.
Will definitely be returning but with dogs :)
Will also be recommending to friends

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Nov 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. Very glad you slept well and enjoyed the dark skies. We look forward to welcoming you back, with your dogs.
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Shelley W
Holsworthy, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Highly recommended, wonderful place”
Reviewed 1 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Stayed her with a friend and 2 young children. The cottage was lovely, a little home from home. had everything in it to make your stay nice and cosy. The grounds are also lovely and in the summer they are probably even more so. Lots of things to do that are not to far a drive, and lots of places to go if you like to explore and walk around. Excellent, quite location, and the owners are lovely with extra ideas if you find yourself short of things to do and explore (they have an excellent knowledge of the areas close by). I hope to take my 3 year old back again in the future she absolutely loved it and didn't want to leave her "holiday house" as she called it. We went for a weekend, i'd say this was not enough time in this lovely place there is so much to do and see. I can not recommend this holiday highly enough; you will understand for yourself if you are lucky enough to go there

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Liked best: the cottage and the grounds it's set in
Liked least: not enough time there (weekend break not long enough)
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Nov 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you and your children enjoyed your stay and we look forward to meeting you again.
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nikki1b
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay, looking forward to next visit”
Reviewed 7 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

This is our second visit to Garden Cottage and we cannot wait to come back again next year.
If you love to get away to somewhere quiet and peaceful this is the place to come.
Its simply charming and beautiful.
I would highly recommend any of the cottages, accommodation is very clean and has everything you need including a lovely log fire.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Oct 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
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DaveandCa...
Bovey Tracey, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“IDEAL!”
Reviewed 3 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Visited for the weekend for my partners birthday, wanted somewhere to get away for it all and Garden Cottage allowed us to do just that! Really nice owners, really nice cottage, really nice location who could ask for more! Ideal position for Exmoor (obviously) Woolacombe, Lynton Lynmouth and everywhere in between. If you do stay we would also recommend the Black Venus pub 300 yards up the road, the food was fab! Go as close as possible to opening time as it seems really popular and filled up quickly.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Oct 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.
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