EXMOOR COTTAGE HOLIDAYS
The Gatehouse is a spacious two storey self-catering holiday rental cottage at Exmoor Cottage Holidays; larger than Garden Cottage and slightly smaller than Inglenook Cottage. It has a spacious living room with a multi-fuel stove, a well equipped kitchen (including a dishwasher), two upstairs bedrooms that can comfortably accommodate up to four people (+ cot) and French doors to a private enclosed garden with a patio and picnic table.
The Gatehouse was converted from a stone built farm building in the 1980's and was renovated in 2008 with a new kitchen and bathroom and the roof and external walls were insulated.
The furnishings and decorations are all in a traditional style and there are many charming features such as exposed beams and wooden doors.
French doors open out from the living room to a delightful fully enclosed garden with a gate to the courtyard and a path that winds through the flower beds to a large fenced patio with a picnic table. There is plenty of parking on site nearby (and you are welcome to drive up to the main door, or to the French doors, to load and unload). Dogs are welcome and there is a delightful walk on site up and around Humphrey's Hill.
The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need (electric oven, hob, hood, fridge with freezer box, toaster, kettle, crockery and cutlery, etc.) and extras such as microwave, caffetiere and a dishwasher.
The large living room has digital Freeview TV, a DVD/CD player, and plenty of seating with a sofa, two armchairs and dining table and chairs. Heating is from electric night storage radiators; an instant electric heater in the shower room; and optionally, a log fire in the living room. Hot water is provided by an immersion heater.
The double bedroom has a large chest of drawers, a bookcase, bedside cupboards and lamps, and storage under the bed. There is a large wardrobe and an airing cupboard on the upstairs landing. The twin bedroom has two single beds, a chest of drawers and a dressing table. The beds are made for your arrival with duvets, pillows and fresh linen (blankets are provided).
The shower room has a large shower cubicle with an electric shower. There is a low-level WC, a heated towel rail and a hand basin with a mirror and light above with a shaver point.
The Gatehouse 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, bin liner, and dishwasher tablets; 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 regularly), 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 The Gatehouse 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 attractions and services (e.g. good food, play gyms, all-weather attractions, best beaches, local events, 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. The Gatehouse is comfortable, well equipped and characterful, with a cosy log fire and an enclosed garden with a patio. There is a children's playground in the grounds and a delightful walk around Humphrey's Hill. Challacombe village is charming and just 300 yards from The Gatehouse is a handy shop and traditional inn with good food. We look forward to welcoming you to The Gatehouse soon!Download the Access Statement and Floor Plan for The Gatehouse
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