EXMOOR COTTAGE HOLIDAYS
The traditional Farmhouse is the largest cottage at Exmoor Cottage Holidays. It has a spacious sitting room with inglenook fireplace and log burning stove; a large dining room; well equipped kitchen with Rayburn cooker; a laundry room with downstairs WC and three upstairs bedrooms that can comfortably accommodate up to six people + cot.
The Farmhouse was originally built as a traditional Devon longhouse, just one storey high with a cross passage in the centre. The family lived to one side (the 'upperside') and their animals the other (the 'lowerside'). The second storey was added in the early C18th.
The Farmhouse is extremely spacious for a holiday rental and has the special atmosphere of a place where people have lived for a long time. The Farmhouse was renovated in 2007 with a new kitchen and laundry room and the roof was insulated. The furnishings and decorations are all in a traditional style and where possible old features have been retained.
There are fully enclosed private gardens to the front and rear with a picnic table and a stone built barbecue. There is plenty of parking on site nearby (you are welcome to drive into the courtyard to load and unload).
The Farmhouse has a very well equipped kitchen with everything you need (electric oven, hob, hood, fridge, toaster, kettle, crockery and cutlery, etc.) and many extras such as microwave, coffee maker, freezer, dishwasher and best of all, an oil fired Rayburn which provides constant hot water.
There is a separate laundry room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron & ironing board, mop, bucket, vacuum cleaner, and a downstairs WC and hand basin. Heating is from electric night storage radiators; the kitchen Rayburn; instant electric heaters in the dining room, the bath room and the shower room; and optionally, a log stove in the sitting room. Hot water is provided by the Rayburn and an immersion heater.
The spacious sitting room faces south and overlooks the small front garden. There is a log burning stove in the inglenook fireplace, a digital Freeview TV, a DVD/CD player and plenty of comfortable seating. The large dining room faces west and overlooks the private garden. The walls are panelled up to window height, and there is an impressive oak table and chairs, a hostess trolley, small sofa and a second Freeview TV.
The bedrooms all face south overlooking the peaceful courtyard and the beds are made for your arrival with duvets, pillows and fresh linen (blankets are also provided). There is a double bedroom, a king-size or twin bedroom (with a ziplink bed) and a twin bedroom; all have built in wardrobes and bedside lamps. The double bedroom has an airing cupboard, a chest of drawers and a dressing table; the large king-size or twin bedroom has two chests of drawers and a charming school desk; and the smaller twin bedroom has a large dressing table and storage drawers below the beds.
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There is a large bathroom with a corner bath, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail which can be used as an en-suite bathroom for the third bedroom; and a separate shower room with an electric shower, WC and hand basin. The Farmhouse is supplied with cleaning materials and equipment and a complimentary Welcome Pack with some essentials that you may have forgotten – some tea, coffee, sugar & a pint of fresh milk, tea towels, dishcloths, toilet roll, bin bags, shampoo, conditioner, washing powder and dishwasher tablets. There is free WiFi in the cottage, a comprehensive information book (with information about the cottage and the surrounding area) and a large selection of attraction leaflets.
We don’t just provide self-catering accommodation, but a beautiful place to stay and personal attention usually found in B&B’s and hotels so that you can get the very most from your holiday. We are usually on site every day for your enquiries and leave a free basket of logs and kindling in the cottage (more is usually available) and we are happy to light your fire and show you how to keep it going.
The large grounds have a wildlife pond and lovely walks up to Humphrey’s Hill where there is a children’s play area and a wildflower meadow ideal for exercising dogs. There is a bird-feeder outside each cottage (filled daily), some tame ducks on the pond, and you are welcome to help yourself to any of the fruits and herbs in the grounds (not everything is edible, please ask if unsure).
We know North Devon and Exmoor well and are very happy to help you plan your days out, show you the best walks and places to visit on an Ordnance Survey map (which you may borrow) and help you make arrangements with local businesses, e.g. taxi, vehicle repairs, sight-seeing tours, horse-riding lessons, restaurants, fishing trips, etc., and we always have some special deals arranged for our guests. We also offer towel and linen hire, self-cook evening meals (home-made by our local shop, who can also deliver groceries for your arrival) and other house-keeping services including full cottage cleaning, B&B and baby-sitting – but if you just want self-catering and don’t need our help, then that’s OK too!Download the Access Statement and Floor Plan for The Farmhouse