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The Chocolate Box

Exbridge (4mls W), Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • The perfect romantic getaway with stunning gardens to relax in and enjoy 
  • The location provides a taste of rural life and yet is a short drive to the pretty town of Bampton
  • Within 5 miles you will find Wimbleball Lake offering scenic walks, cycling and popular watersports
Property code: 85219

This beautifully converted one-bedroom cottage on the edge of Exmoor National Park has been designed by the owners sparing no attention to detail, making this a truly unforgettable romantic getaway.

The cottage is ideal for couples looking for a rural retreat. It’s perfectly situated on the Devon/Somerset border with pretty little towns close by to visit. Under 3 miles away, you will find Bampton, a small town set in a wooded valley, a tributary of the River Exe, with cafes and restaurants, or visit the lively town of Dulverton which is 7 miles away where you will find a plethora of shops, cafes restaurants and pubs. Other points of interest include water sports at Wimbleball lake; Knightshayes, owned by the National Trust and set in 250 acres of woodland; the Valley of Rocks, and Lynton and Lynmouth. This is also a stunning area to put your walking boots on and enjoy many local walks, both in the countryside and on the North Devon coastline.

This fabulous retreat is approached down a long driveway, where you will come to Southcombe Farm and the cottage is the furthest end of this Devon longhouse. As you step into the cottage, you will be entering the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. This wonderfully designed, open-plan area has a dining table for two and a sumptuous sofa on which to relax and watch your favourite movies on the Smart TV, sitting in front of the cosy wood burner. The designer kitchen is fitted with an electric oven and hob, microwave, Belfast sink, slimline dishwasher, fridge with icebox and a coffee pod machine – it’s a great space for trying out new recipes and lazy breakfasts. From here, you head up the spiral staircase to the master bedroom. With vaulted ceiling and low beams, it’s a wonderful place to relax and unwind, with a king-size bed, dressing table, fitted shelving and hanging space. Adjacent is the luxury bathroom with a roll-top bath, shower attachment and WC. In the outdoor boot room, you can leave your muddy boots and wet clothing; the laundry room is next door and houses the washing machine.

Venture down into the landscaped garden and you will find different areas to sit and enjoy. There is a gas barbecue for dining alfresco, a bench next to the pond, or comfortable outdoor chairs in a shady area under the trees to escape the heat of the day or to watch the sun setting. There is undercover parking for two cars and a bike store.

  • 1 king-size bedroom 
  • 1 bathroom with roll-top bath with shower attachment and WC 
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, slim-line dishwasher, fridge with icebox and coffee machine 
  • Superfast Fibre Broadband
  • Utility room with washing machine 
  • Smart TV in the lounge 
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included 
  • Garden with seating areas and gas BBQ 
  • Storage for bikes 
  • Undercover parking for 2 cars 
  • Shop and pub 3 miles 
  • Watersports Lake 5 miles, national cycle trail 1 mile, golf club 10 miles
  • Nearest Fast Electric Vehicle Charging Point 7 miles
  • Regret no children
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sarah Hardy

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tim 9th October 2023

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The Chocolate Box is a lovely little cottage set in the Devon countryside. If you was looking for a quiet break in beautiful surroundings this is the cottage for you.

Reviewed by Rebecca 29th September 2023

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We had a wonderful relaxing holiday and the location was perfect. Quiet and off the beaten track! The owners were very welcoming and we even helped to herd the sheep

Reviewed by Gary 22nd September 2023

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Lovely place to stay with lovely hosts. Just off the edge of Exmoor near to Bampton (which has all you might need) and Dulverton. Surrounded by quiet lanes which are great for cycling (e-bikes deal with the hills). Watchet is well worth a visit for its regenerative arts scene. Would recommend strongly. Do note the spiral staircase though in case yoRead moreur mobility is limited. Hide

Reviewed by Stuart 8th September 2023

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You cannot ask for a more peaceful location, with excellent facilities and equipment.

Reviewed by Izzy 5th May 2023

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The Chocolate Box was fabulous. Wonderfully comfortable and equipped with everything we could possibly need. The hosts did everything possible to ensure we had a wonderful trip, highly recommend.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 30th September 2022

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The Chocolate Box is an idyllic cottage in the most beautiful setting and is further complimented by the owners, Christina and Richard. Their warm welcome and knowledge of where to go and places to visit made our staycation the best we have ever had (especially Richards knowledge of best places to eat and drink). We would highly recommend this cottRead moreage and we are already planning to go again next spring. Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 23rd September 2022

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This really has a lovely home from home feel about it. Its perfect sized for two people with all the necessary amenities you need for your stay. There is a stunning view from the window and on a clear night, due to the remote location, there is a amazing view of the night sky. Its remote enough to be nice and quiet, but near enough to local towns tRead moreo be practical. Christina and Richard were the perfects hosts, giving us recommendations of places to visit and eat which was greatly appreciated. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 30th May 2022

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We've just come back from a blissful few days at The Chocolate Box, which must be Devon's best kept secret. Superb views, beautiful accomodation, wonderful gardens and seating areas, delightful dogs, and the most attentive owners imaginable. Nothing was too much trouble; Richard and Christina repeatedly went out of their way to do everything they cRead moreould, and we're already looking forward to coming back. 10/10, no doubt about it. Hide

Reviewed by Julia 20th May 2022

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Beautiful and well equipped cottage. Christina and Richard were great hosts, very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Glenys 13th May 2022

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Lovely cottage in a peaceful setting.Equipped to a really high standard. The owners have thought of everything you would need.They are extremely welcoming. We really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Yvonne 22nd April 2022

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Absolute luxury in the most awesome surroundings! No expense was spared at The Chocolate Box! Lovely owners, gave us totally privacy but also as welcoming and friendly as could be. I recommend this to anyone considering a little piece of heaven for a week .

Reviewed by Edward 25th March 2022

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A beautifully finished and appointed cottage with a cast iron spiral stair to the bedroom in the roof

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