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“Excellent location and accommodation”
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Wisteria Cottage, folding doors to large enclosed private garden, with decking and picnic table
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Wisteria Cottage, folding doors to large enclosed private garden, with decking and picnic table
The sitting room has a log-burning stove, comfortable seating, Freeview TV and reading lamp & stand The sitting room has large folding doors to a lovely decking & enclosed private garden
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46 reviews
Wisteria Cottage, folding doors to large enclosed private garden, with decking and picnic table
The sitting room has a log-burning stove, comfortable seating, Freeview TV and reading lamp & stand
The sitting room has large folding doors to a lovely decking & enclosed private garden
The charming dining area
The well-equipped kitchen (including dishwasher & washer/dryer)
The spacious bedroom can be king-size or twin using a ziplink bed
The bathroom has a WC, hand-basin and large shower cubicle
The large garden is fully enclosed and has a private gate to the road
Spring flowers - we have over 10 types of Daffodil in our gardens
The wildlife pond has frogs, newts, damselflies and dragonflies
There are lots of butterflies on-site, especially in late summer
A path up Humphrey's Hill is lined with red, orange and yellow Azaleas
There is a dramatic coloured maple in the Autumn
The wildflower meadow at the top of Humphrey's Hill
Amazing views of Exmoor from the top of Humphrey's Hill
The cottages as seen from the surrounding hills
Challacombe lies in a sheltered valley
Charming Challacombe ford
Exmoor has lots of wildlife including ponies, deer, goats and birds of prey
There are lots of amazing coastal walks in Exmoor and North Devon
The heather on the moors is very colourful in late summer
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Challacombe, Exmoor National Park, England

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Colin E
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent location and accommodation”
Reviewed 16 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We thought the location was excellent for visiting the surrounding area. Plenty of walks nearby if you didn't want to travel further afield. The accommodation was first class and to a high standard. Owners were on site every day and were very friendly and helpful. Village pub was 300m away and served excellent food at reasonable prices.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Feb 2015
Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon.
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harrywant...
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“An amazing get away from city life.”
Reviewed 16 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We arrived slightly early to find the owners John & Melanie more than happy to receive us. Upon walking into Wisteria Cottage big smiles spread across our faces, the cottage was lovely and warm, clean and fresh with all the essentials for a hot brew on a cold winters day. The highlight of the stay had to be the log burner which served as the TV for the three days we were there, sat in front of it whilst the wind howled outside drinking wine in the evening. The area surrounding the cottage was ideal, with a walk up Humphrey's hill within the grounds for the dog at the start and end of each day. Out and about there are plenty of walks Wistlandpound reservoir and Arlington Court about 10 minutes away in the car; with a handy coffee wagon serving decent lattes at only £2 a mug to drink whilst you wander slowly around the reservoir soaking up the scenery and bird song. The pub the Black Venus is literally 2 minutes up the road with friendly staff and decent food also more than happy to have dogs in whilst you sit and have a meal.
The information supplied at the cottage is extensive suggesting walks and attractions within the surrounding area, there are even details of dog sitters should you not be able to take your furry friend out for the day.
The owners John & Melanie are always cheerful they are on site each day more than happy to advise and help out as required with problems or suggestions for things to see or do.

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Liked best: Arriving
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
17 Jan 2015
Thank you for your glowing review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay - Humphreys Hill is ideal for morning and evening walks...in the summer it is also great for pic-nics.
We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Mancheste...
Manchester
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“I have got my 2015 Holiday Booked”
Reviewed 30 December 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Many years ago, I said I would never stay at one holiday place for more than two years. After all whats left to do. Well that's my New Years resolution broken, as my Son & I have booked again for 2015. Can't wait.
This is a great cottage in a great area. I count myself so lucky to have found it. Why - it's owned by such lovely people. The cottage has everything to make you relax. In a wonderful area with walks in every direction from the cottage or a short car ride away. A place to eat (pub) so near. The coast is only a very short drive away.
I know when I arrive in 2015 we will be greeted like old friends not only be Melanie & John but also the village people.
Five Stars is not a higher enough rating. I know, as I have stayed every two years in lots of places.

Travelling group: Other
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Dec 2014
Thank you for your lovely review and touching comments. We are very glad that you have broken your habit of not staying in the same place more than twice! We too are looking forward to seeing you both again this summer, here's hoping that the weather is as good as in 2014!
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Clivenjul...
Cornwall, UK
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Perfect cottage for a perfect Exmoor holiday”
Reviewed 18 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

My husband and I stayed in Wisteria Cottage last week with our dog, for a week's break away from our B&B in Cornwall. We really appreciated the efforts of John and Melanie to provide such a lovely cottage and grounds, and to be so dog friendly. The cottage was comfortable, well equipped and very clean, with a super garden for the dog. Excellent information helped us with local walks, and the nearby pub was the icing on the cake!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Nov 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you and your dog enjoyed Wisteria Cottage - we are very lucky to have the excellent Black Venus pub so nearby!
We look forward to welcoming you back - and perhaps to visiting you too....
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Rosemarie...
Devon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent,comfortable cottage with good facilities,blissfully quiet location.”
Reviewed 7 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We had a very good 5 day stay here- everything we needed and a log fire too ! We catered for ourselves ,apart from one excellent meal at the local pub, and used the DVD player and cds for entertainment .Books and games were available- and a nice touch was the fold up chairs to take out if needed. Bedroom and shower room were clean and comfortable, and everywhere was cosy thanks to storage heaters- and extra warmth in the evening with the wood burner. We would return happily another time.

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Liked best: Cosy feel of the cottage
Liked least: Would have appreciated grab rail in the shower
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
9 Oct 2014
Thank you for your lovely review - we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. The games, books and fire really can make for a lovely evening, we are glad to hear that you made use of them.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Exmoor Cottage Holidays.
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