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Combe Cottage, Winsford, Exmoor

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Overview
4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Combe Cottage is beautifully situated on the edge of Winsford village in the heart of Exmoor National Park. This spacious detached cottage sleeps up to 6 (plus cot) in 4 en-suite bedrooms and has been renovated to a very high standard. The cottage has a large open plan kitchen and living area, with underfloor heating and a woodburning stove for chillier days, plus a beautiful conservatory/garden room which enjoys the sun all day. There is an enclosed south-facing garden of approximately half an acre with wonderful views towards the Punchbowl and Winsford Hill in one direction, and over the fields towards the village in the other. The cottage's flexible accommodation and large enclosed garden make it perfect for families and small groups of friends. It would also suit those with limited ...Combe Cottage is beautifully situated on the edge of Winsford village in the heart of Exmoor National Park. This spacious detached cottage sleeps up to 6 (plus cot) in 4 en-suite bedrooms and has been renovated to a very high standard. The cottage has a large open plan kitchen and living area, with underfloor heating and a woodburning stove for chillier days, plus a beautiful conservatory/garden room which enjoys the sun all day. There is an enclosed south-facing garden of approximately half an acre with wonderful views towards the Punchbowl and Winsford Hill in one direction, and over the fields towards the village in the other. The cottage's flexible accommodation and large enclosed garden make it perfect for families and small groups of friends. It would also suit those with limited mobility as there are two double bedrooms downstairs with two single bedrooms upstairs. In the centre of the pretty village of Winsford, which is a 5 minute stroll away, you'll find the famous 12th century thatched Royal Oak Inn, which serves great food and is very family and dog friendly, plus Bridge Cottage Tearoom, where you can enjoy delicious home-made cakes, cream teas, cooked breakfasts and Sunday lunches. There is also a village green with swings and a stream. There is loads to do in the area - enjoy beautiful walks and cycle routes right from the door, visit the historic clapper bridge at Tarr Steps and paddle in the River Barle, have a day at the beach, visit nearby National Trust properties Arlington Court, Knightshayes Court and Dunster Castle or spend the day at Exmoor Zoo, sit out under the stars in Europe's first Dark Sky Reserve or simply relax in the garden or by the fire and enjoy the peace. Travel cot and high chair available free of charge on request. Dogs are welcome at no extra charge (max 2 dogs per booking). Please note that dogs are not allowed upstairs, in any of the bedrooms or on the furniture. Please bring your own dog bed and towels. There is limited mobile signal in the area but a landline is provided with free local calls. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
4 Attached (ensuite), 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Chris and Bill S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2014
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Reviewed 26 April 2019

We have just enjoyed a most restorative week in this very comfortable, immaculately clean and peacefully situated cottage. It is very well furnished and equipped and we took particular pleasure relaxing in both the large conservatory and the garden surrounded by the wonderful views and...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Cosmopolitan547178, VR Owner at Combe Cottage, Winsford, Exmoor, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2019

We are so glad that you had a pleasant holiday at Combe Cottage and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 April 2019

We are a Swedish couple visiting this part of England for the first time and we've really fallen for this area and house. The house is situated in the middle of Exmoor on a hillside to the west, with a beautiful view on the fields,...More

Date of stay: March 2019
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Cosmopolitan547178, VR Owner at Combe Cottage, Winsford, Exmoor, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2019

Thank you. We are very glad that you liked Exmoor and Combe Cottage and also that you experienced such wonderful spring weather. Exmoor is glorious in any weather but with all the daffodils in bloom and warm sunshine, you really did see it at its...More

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: February 2019
Cosmopolitan547178, VR Owner at Combe Cottage, Winsford, Exmoor, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2019

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Dartford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: October 2018
Cosmopolitan547178, VR Owner at Combe Cottage, Winsford, Exmoor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

This lovely cottage was the perfect base for our holiday this year. It has a beautiful setting in green lush countryside with stunning moors and coastline within a short drive. Our Border Collies loved it and the large enclosed garden and separate sun room were...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Cosmopolitan547178, VR Owner at Combe Cottage, Winsford, Exmoor, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

We are glad that you and the collies had an enjoyable holiday and it was lovely to meet you. Thanks for your interesting comments. We hope to see you again some time.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Our week in this wonderful holiday cottage passed by so quickly. The house has everything you could wish for and everything is of high quality and spotlessly clean. A spacious fully enclosed garden provided endless fun for our three bearded collies. We were blessed with...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Management response:Responded 23 May 2018

Thank you ClaireandAdam. You and the dogs were perfect guests and we are looking forward to seeing you again very soon.

Reviewed 28 October 2017

How delightful to opening your own double gates to enter your holiday property! From the get-go this property oozes quality. The house has been renovated to such a high standard I don't want to holiday anywhere else now. The kitchen is just as good as...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank beccurnock
Management response:Responded 30 October 2017

Many thanks, Rebecca. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We recently stayed at Combe cottage with our ten and two year old boys. We were thrilled at how spacious, clean and well-equipped the cottage was. Five star accommodation with everything you could possibly need. We all loved the space and the luxury of having...More

Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank heypresto12017
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Many thanks, Maria. It was lovely to meet you and your family and we hope that we'll see you again at Combe Cottage some time in the future.

Reviewed 26 May 2016

We stayed for a week with our 3 yr old twins & having been asked for any ideas for improvements by the owners we have genuinely struggled to think of anything! We loved the space the cottage offered, particularly sitting in the conservatory in the...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Hallgreen77
Management response:Responded 27 May 2016

Thanks for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon with your lovely little girls.

Reviewed 26 September 2015

My husband and I and our friends with our three very young children between us (3, 1 and 3 months) stayed in Combe cottage for a week. It is really comfortable with excellent modern facilities and fantastic for children - complete with toys and games...More

Date of stay: September 2015
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Private Garden
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Walking There are loads of beautiful walks and cycle routes in the area for all ages and abilities, including several straight from the door. Explore Lorna Doone country with a walk along the Doone Valley, ending at Oare church (where Lorna Doone was shot in the book), followed by a cream tea by the river at Malmsmead. Climb up Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor, for wonderful views across Exmoor and towards the sea. From late January to early March, walk in Snowdrop Valley, near Wheddon Cross, where the banks of the river in spring are carpeted with snowdrops, thought to have originally been planted by monks from Dunster in the 13th century. Or simply enjoy a stroll straight from the door down the footpath opposite the cottage to the river in the valley below or if, you're feel...
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