West Challacombe ManorWest Exmoor, Devon
- 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 ManorA 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.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
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
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Hall, twin bedroom, sitting room with wood-burning stove, dining room, kitchen, dairy, utility room with lavatory.
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: Eco logs can be purchased at the time of booking or whilst at the cottages for use on the fire. A pack of logs costs £6 and should last a day. A fire starter kit consists of 40 eco briquettes and 4 firelighters for £7.50 per bag, 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 complimentary 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.