Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath

Description from manager

Brook Cottage occupies a superb position just above the delightful village of Challacombe in Exmoor National Park, with beautiful countryside views from both the front and back. The cottage sleeps up to 2 guests in one bedroom which has a king-sized, four poster bed.

Brook Cottage in Challacombe was originally built as an agricultural dwelling. Some years ago two bedrooms were made into one spacious double aspect room. In addition, a sun-room and a downstairs cloakroom were added and comprehensive insulation installed. The wood burning stove has recently been replaced.

Sleeps 2 guests in one double bedroom with King-sized, four poster bed

Spacious sitting room with dining area

Wood-burner in the sitting room

Upstairs shower room, plus downstairs cloakroom

Sun-room attached to the sitting room

Large enclosed garden to the rear of the property with lovely countryside views

Parking for two cars on the forecourt at the front

Dogs welcome (2 max) for £15 supplement per dog

WiFi and electricity included

Bed linen and towels provided

Arrive from 4 pm

Depart by 10 am

The historical village of Challacombe is in a rural location in Exmoor Park, but within easy reach of Barnstaple, Lynton and the market town of South Molton. There are footpaths and bridleways connecting Challacombe to moorland and the surrounding countryside, making it ideal for walking, riding, cycling and sightseeing.

There is an abundance of wildlife in the area, with butterflies, birds, (including our regular visitors, housemartins) and many other species, such as buzzards and barn owls. And if you are very lucky, you may see an inquisitive deer coming up to the gate! On clear nights, the sky is spectacular.

Please note, mobile phone signal is possible but can be erratic on Exmoor. It is possible to get reception if you stop at a lay-by on the way to the A399 (just over a mile from the cottage) so we recommend using the internet provided for making WiFi calls.

Inside the front door is a small entrance porch ideal for drying coats and muddy boots. The kitchen is to your left as you enter, and the open-plan sitting room and dining area to the right. There is a small terrace with garden furniture off the dining area. A sun-room is accessed from the sitting room; it is a lovely spot to sit and relax and has access to the garden. There are also glazed doors from the dining area to the terrace and garden. There is a downstairs cloakroom at the the bottom of the stairs.

Upstairs is the large double aspect bedroom with countryside views. It has a King-sized four-poster bed and there is ample hanging space in the wardrobes and a chest of drawers. The shower room is off the upstairs landing, comprising a shower unit, hand basin and toilet. Water heating is electric and controlled by a switch on the landing.

The house is double glazed and well insulated. The wood-burner is very efficient at heating the cottage. A basket of logs will be provided get you started. Further logs can be purchased in the village shop. There are also plug in electric heaters for instant heat should you require them.

There is a terrace with table and chairs just outside the cottage outside the dining area with large lawned garden beyond, which is enclosed by fencing. There are wonderful views from the garden over the neighbouring fields and down into the combe. There is often livestock in the nearby fields so please ensure that dogs do not escape.

Life on the moor can still be very far removed from the comforts of supermarkets and shopping malls, but Challacombe, though a tiny village, boasts a delightful Post Office and licensed Village Shop that also serves delicious cream teas. A home-cooked takeaway service (bookable in advance) is also available on Tuesday evenings. The Black Venus Inn is very popular with locals and serves very good meals.

There is parking for two cars on the forecourt to the front of the property. We recommend reversing in, to make pulling out easier.

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 9689933

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The Best Of Exmoor
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Languages spoken: English

About the manager

The Best of Exmoor is a family business, based in the heart of Exmoor at Porlock Weir. No-one is more passionate about Exmoor than The Best of Exmoor team. We all live and work in the local area and want our customers to love this place as much as we do. We aim to do all we can make sure that our ...

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Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property



  • Pet Friendly


  • 1 Full bath

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