EXMOOR COTTAGE HOLIDAYS
Garden Cottage is the second-smallest cottage for hire at Exmoor Cottage Holidays and is all on one level, ideal for those who have difficulty with stairs. It has a spacious living room with log burner, a well equipped kitchen, enclosed private garden and two bedrooms which will accommodate up to four people (+ cot).
Garden Cottage was converted from a stone farm building in the 1980's and was renovated in 2007 with a new kitchen and wet room, and the roof was insulated. The furnishings and decorations are all in a traditional style and there are many charming features such as exposed ceiling beams and wooden doors.
The double glazed French doors in the living room lead to a fully enclosed private garden with a picnic table and a gate to a quiet country lane (there are 2 steps out to the garden and a step up and down through the gate). There is plenty of parking on site nearby (and you are welcome to drive up to the main door in the courtyard to load and unload).
The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need (electric oven, hob, hood, fridge with freezer box, toaster, kettle, crockery and cutlery, etc.) and many extras such as microwave and cafetiere.
The living room faces west and has a multi fuel stove, digital Freeview TV, a DVD/CD player, and plenty of seating with a sofa and two chairs and a dining table and chairs. Heating is from electric night storage radiators; an instant electric heater in the wetroom; and optionally, a log burner in the living room. Hot water is provided by an immersion heater.
The double bedroom has bedside lamps, a storage compartment under the bed and a built in antique wardrobe with a large drawer. The twin bedroom has a built in wardrobe, a chest of drawers and a storage compartment under each bed. Please be aware that space in the bedrooms is limited.
The beds are all made for your arrival with duvets, pillows and fresh linen (blankets also provided). The wet-room has a shower, WC, hand basin (shaver point over), heated towel rail, and there are grip handles beside the shower and WC.
Garden Cottage is provided with a full basket of logs and kindling; cleaning materials and cloths; a vacuum cleaner; a Welcome Pack with a few essentials – tea, coffee, sugar, fresh milk, shampoo, conditioner, toilet roll and bin liner; and tea towels, dishcloths and hand-soap. There is free WiFi in the cottage, with sufficient broadband to watch films (the site has 100mbs fibre-optic connection), a comprehensive information book (with details of the cottage and surrounding area) and a selection of books, games and attraction leaflets.
In the delightful grounds is a lovely walk around Humphrey’s Hill, a children’s playground, and a wild-flower meadow ideal for exercising your dogs. There is a bird-feeder outside each cottage (filled most days), tame ducks on the pond, and you may help yourself to any of the fruits and herbs growing in the grounds (not everything is edible, please ask if unsure).
We try to keep our impact on the environment to a minimum and have recently installed photo-voltaic solar panels on the roofs. We recycle everything we can, and compost food waste & ashes on our own compost heap. Firewood for logs and kindling is sustainably sourced from our grounds or a local forest. We use the minimum of bleach and anti-bacterial cleaners, and provide eco-friendly hand-soap in Garden Cottage that is hypo-allergenic and kind to the environment.
We know North Devon and Exmoor well and are always happy to show you the best walks and places to visit on an Ordnance Survey map (which you may borrow) and recommend services (e.g. good restaurants, historic buildings, gardens, guided tours, best cream teas, etc.). We often have special deals arranged just for our guests; and usually offer (charged extra) more logs and kindling, towel hire, service wash and dry and cottage cleaning.
Exmoor Cottage Holidays is ideal for your self-catering holidays in North Devon and Exmoor. Garden Cottage is comfortable, well equipped and characterful, with a cosy log fire and enclosed patio garden. There is a children's playground in the grounds and a delightful walk around Humphrey's Hill. Challacombe village is very charming and just 300 yards from Garden Cottage is a handy shop and a traditional inn with very good food. We look forward to welcoming you to Garden Cottage soon!Download the Access Statement and Floor Plan for Garden Cottage
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