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Stable Cottage - Challacombe

Exmoor, Devon
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Relax in the wood fired hot tub and admire the open countryside, rolling hills and 1500 acres of farmland
  • Spend cosy evenings by the wood burner after exploring the beaches of Saunton, Woolacombe and Croyde nearby
  • Light the new outside wood burner and dine alfresco in the garden while soaking up the rural views
Property code: 83063

Situated on a 1500-acre working farm, this detached stable conversion is conveniently located for sandy beaches and the beautiful Exmoor National Park.

There are miles of good private walks over the farm with wonderful scenery and these can start right from your front door. Get up on the moors for a truly wild landscape, wildlife and great views. Herds of red deer can frequently be seen grazing on the moor, and for the bird watchers, there are Buzzards, Kite, Snipe and Woodcocks to be spotted. Stable Cottage is located only a short walk from the small village of Challacombe, with it's exceptional and unusually named local inn - The Black Venus. There is also a village shop which sells lovely pasties, cream teas and is handy for essentials and local produce. Discover the string of sandy beaches on North Devon's north coast, including Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde. Other attractions include Exmoor Zoo, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park and Watermouth Castle with it's family friendly attractions. Or visit the pretty sister towns of Lynton and Lynmouth which are often referred to as Little Switzerland with their famous cliff railway.

Tucked away up a private lane lies this lovely detached, stable conversion which is situated on a 1500-acre working farm and is bursting with charm and character. Head up three external steps and enter this delightful property, where you are immediately greeted by the light and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with bi-folding doors that open into the enclosed garden. For those cooler evenings light the cosy wood burner and settle in for a snug evening with a feast, a bottle of wine and a film on the smart TV/DVD. The kitchen, which has an electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, coffee machine and microwave, is a great space for cooking lazy breakfasts or trying out new recipes. Head upstairs to the two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and the second bedroom is a super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request). Completing the accommodation is a family bathroom with a bath, separate shower and WC.

Venturing outside from the lounge/kitchen/diner is a patio area with outside seating for everyone where you can sit and enjoy the views, or release those stresses in the wood fired hot tub. You will also find a gas BBQ and outside woodburner, ideal for a spot of al fresco dining. Accessed via four steps is an enclosed lawned garden which is great for children and your dogs to play in.

The property also features off-road parking for two cars.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Travel cot, highchair and fireguard available
  • Smart TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Enclosed garden with seating, gas BBQ and outside wood burner with cooking facilities
  • Wood burning hot tub (logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Rachel Loosemore

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Carolyn 6th October 2023

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Cottage was clean and cosy, well equipped and excellent water pressure, shower was excellent. The welcome basket was perhaps the best we have experienced and we have stayed in a fair few cottages ove the years. The garden was a good size with picnic table and a really good barbecue. It was also great to be able to use the adjacent field to let the Read moredog have a good run and play. Owners were really lovely and so helpful and really helped make our holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 15th September 2023

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We had a long journey and arrived tired what a wonderful surprise to have such a lovely weIcome note and pack of goodies from our hosts it was really appreciated. It was a fabulous place to stay and the bed we slept in was very, very comfortable. A very well appointed kitchen with everything needed for us to cook our meals. Thank you we would love Read moreto visit again. Louise Hide

Reviewed by Nicky 25th August 2023

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Lovely cottage, friendly new owners and an amazing welcome basket of local produce. Typical British summer weather but the dogs didn't care! Would happily return.

Reviewed by Jackie 7th July 2023

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Reviewed by Sarah 16th June 2023

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We very much enjoyed our stay, very clean and tidy, lots of local great walks from the door, fabulous holiday

Reviewed by margaret 9th June 2023

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the location is just the best and so is the cottage, the pub called The Black Venus is the best but book before you go

Reviewed by Luut 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Richard 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Richard 15th May 2023

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Reviewed by Julie 7th May 2023

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Lovely cottage, everything is there, clean and cosy especially with log fire on, big enough for us and the dog.

Reviewed by Patricia 28th April 2023

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It is a nice cottage to stay in and very private with good parking and in a lovely area to explore the whole of Exmoor, which we did.

Reviewed by Christopher 7th April 2023

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Reviewed by Janet 17th March 2023

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We had a fabulous week in this quiet, well equipped and comfortable cottage. It feels light and spacious and its a shame weather stopped us using the lovely garden area. Lovely walks from the door and a great base for exploring the Exmoor area. Black Venus pub in the village serves great food ( recommend booking as it was packed both nights we visiRead moreted). Hide

Reviewed by Graham 10th March 2023

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Excellent location and lovely cottage to stay in

Reviewed by Kevin 24th February 2023

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Really nice cottage perfect for small family and a dog. Well kitted out, comfy beds and a nice log burner for a cosy evening. Bonus of enclosed garden and two good size fields to let the dog have some fun time. Nice walks, views and fabulous night skies for star gazers! Easy and good location for exploring. Cute village shop for your odds bits (HomRead moreemade cakes and scotch eggs yum!) plus a Pub as an extra bonus Highly recommended ***** No nuisance calls for a whole week no Virgin signal! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 16th February 2023

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Lovely equipped and comfortable cottage, close to the coast and attractions but so nice return to a peaceful and scenic environment after a busy day

Reviewed by Sally 2nd February 2023

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Had a lovely short break at this property. It was great to have the extra paddock for the dog to have a burst before heading out for the day. Bed was very comfortable, lovely and warm, nice to have the logs supplied thank you, and always plenty of hot water. The property had everything we needed while we were there and we would return

Reviewed by Shaun 20th January 2023

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We had a lovely weekend at the cottage everything was clean and well presented. We would definately go back again.

Reviewed by Kerry 6th December 2022

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Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location. We got caught in the snow and the lovely friendly locals and farmers helped us out of the farm lane in their 4x4s and called the local shop to stay open longer so we could get supplies. The cottage itself is warm, comfortable and the addition of a few supplies and treats was fantastic. You can really experRead moreience the dark sky here and the sounds of the moors and the farm really is something else. Ill look forward to returning soon! Hide

Reviewed by Revd Susan 22nd November 2022

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Our 4th time to stay at Stable Cottage, we will be back!

Reviewed by Joanna 5th November 2022

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A lovely cosy well appointed cottage. Great bed and shower Perfect for dogs with enclosed garden and exercise field next door. Loved our stay. Superb food at the Black Venus.

Reviewed by John 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Caroline 23rd September 2022

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This cottage was perfect for us. We liked the way it was off the beaten track so lovely and peaceful. It was really clean and well equipped. Very comfortable too. The pub close by was excellent too.

Reviewed by Nathalie 26th August 2022

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This cottage is on a working farm on the edge of Exmoor - well located for walks, good for dark sky astronomy using field next to cottage (when not cloudy!) and not too far from the coast. Comfortable.

Reviewed by Kate 20th August 2022

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Reviewed by Matt 5th August 2022

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Wonderful property, well kitted out and fab garden and bbq. Great pub nearby and good location for North Devon beaches

Reviewed by Matt 15th July 2022

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Lovely cottage, clean and as advertised. Great base for exploring North Devon and Exmoor. Handy for the great pub food at The Black Venus within easy walking distance from cottage. Friendly and helpful owners.

Reviewed by Andrea 1st July 2022

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Very nice quite place to stay. Easy access to Exmoor

Reviewed by Revd Susan 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 13th May 2022

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Lovely cottage in a great location for visiting Exmoor. We did some great walks around the area. The local pub (The Black Venus) is very popular so need to book ahead, excellent food. The cottage has everything you need and good storage space too. Its nice to have a bath after a long walk and the shower was excellent too. We would recommend.

Reviewed by Sarah 6th May 2022

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Wonderful setting, especially if you have a dog. Nice to be able to walk from the house and to the local shop and pub. Garden was lovely. House was also mainly great.

Reviewed by Jamie 29th April 2022

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Nice comfortable cottage. Spotless on arrival with a fresh cake on the table. Log fire perfect for those chilly evenings. The setting was lovely and peaceful and our little boy loved the garden and being able to see the cows from the banks.

Reviewed by Joyce 15th April 2022

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Clean, warm, comfortable and well-equipped accommodation. With a young child we appreciated the child safety features: fireguard and safety gate.

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