EXMOOR COTTAGE HOLIDAYS
The Gatehouse is a spacious two storey rental cottage for hire 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), a private enclosed garden with decking and two upstairs bedrooms that can comfortably accommodate up to five people + cot.
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 decking 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. You are welcome to use the laundry room which has a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.
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 bathroom; 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 triple bedroom has a single bed, two large bunks with built in lights, 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 bathroom has a bath with electric shower over and a folding shower screen. There is a low-level WC, a heated towel rail and a hand basin with a mirror and light above with a shaver point.
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The Gatehouse 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 and dishwasher tablets. There is free WiFi in the cottage, a comprehensive information book (with lots of 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 only 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 Gatehouse