West Challacombe Manor

West Exmoor, Devon
The reception room at West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon
The Kitchen at West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon
The Kitchen at West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon
The Kitchen at West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon
The large downstairs sitting room at West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon
The large downstairs sitting room at West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon
The double bedroom at West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon
The Double Bedroom at West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon
The Double Bedroom at West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon
The single bedroom at West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon
The bathroom at West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon
The Outside Seating Area at West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon
The Outside Seating Area at West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon
The Exterior of West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon
The Exterior of West Challacombe Manor, Combe Martin, Devon
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On the coastal path near West Challacombe, Devon
The shared garden at West Challacombe, Devon
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 012027

About West Challacombe Manor

A historic manor house with lots of original features for you to discover.

Stay in a place of historic significance in this 15th-century small Manor. Each room unveils remarkable historic features but the pièce de resistance is the oak hammer beam ceiling in the Great Hall that dates from 1485. You’ll find three charming bedrooms and other intriguing rooms such as a scullery and a dairy, all carefully restored to retain its special character.

Outside there is a walled patio for al fresco eating and a cobbled courtyard leading you through an old barn door to the sloping, wild garden. Here you’ll have uninterrupted views of the surrounding hills. At the top of the garden, open the gate into the orchard with its ancient trees. At the right time of the year, feel free to pick the apples.  There’s a front garden too where you can watch the wildlife and  soak up the views. This large, front garden is shared with West Challacombe Cottage making these two cottages perfect for larger families too.

Join the South West Coast Path metres from your door and climb up the steep ascent to Little Hangman or take a more leisurely stroll around Combe Martin once famous for its silver mines, just a 20 minute walk. Delve further into the hilly moorlands of the Exmoor National Park with its rugged coastline taking in the lush Heddon Valley and the seaside town of Lynmouth, or head in the opposite direction to the award winning surfing beach at Woolacombe.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Hall, twin bedroom, sitting room with wood-burning stove, dining room, kitchen, dairy, utility room with lavatory.

  • First floor

    Large sitting room with historic ceiling, two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed , 1 single), nursery/dressing room, bathroom with slipper bath and separate shower cubicle.

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please see the images on the main cottage page.

Heating: Air source central heating included. 

Parking: Parking is available for two cars on the grassed area just opposite the large oak gates leading into the courtyard. After parking enter the oak gates to the cobbled courtyard and take care in frosty or wet weather or poor lighting conditions as the yard is uneven and steep.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Access: To reach this utterly fabulous place, access is via a single-track, rough lane with high hedgerows and limited passing opportunities. 

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.

Logs: Pre-order eco logs for £6 a pack.  A pack should last a day or two evenings. should last a day. We also offer a fire starter kit consisting of eco briquettes and firelighters for £7.50 which will provide a base for approximately 4 fires. 

Please note: West Challacombe Manor is a significant historic building and farm of great beauty which may contain some risks for unsupervised children. In respect to the fabric of this building and to ensure the historic integrity remains unaffected, stair gates have not been provided for the two staircases.

Garden: There is a wild sloping garden to the side of The Manor with a gate at the top to venture into the old orchard.  There is also a shared, sloping garden to the front of The Manor which is open with West Challacombe Cottage with fabulous views and ample garden furniture.  Outside the entrance door is a small, enclosed patio with  table and chairs.

Fly fishing: From 1st March to 30th September,a complementary day ticket for salmon and/or trout fishing on the East Lyn is available for guests, this can be collected at Watersmeet, open from 8am until 5pm daily, for more information call 01598 763556.

Please be aware that there may be a bat colony present at the property and bats are a protected species. Should you need any assistance regarding bats during your stay, please contact our Contact Centre.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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