The Old Dairy Barn is a detached, high quality barn conversion, retaining some of the original features. It enjoys a peaceful location on the edge of Challacombe village in the Exmoor National Park. It sleeps up to four people and has an enclosed garden. It is on part of the Woolhanger Estate - a large hill farm with some of the most spectacular views of Exmoor.
The cottage has an open living / kitchen area, which is on the upper level of the cottage. There is a gas wood-effect burning stove and lovely views of the local area from the end window.
There is a fully fitted kitchen with a gas cooker, integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Joining this is a small utility room with a washer/dryer and a sink for muddy boots!
Bedrooms and bathroom are on the lower level of the cottage. The master bedroom has a super king size bed, this is two zip and link beds joined for extra size and options. It also has an en-suite shower room with WC.
The twin room has two zip and link beds, these can be joined to make a super king.
There is a bathroom, with separate large walk in shower.
There is an area of decking complete with garden furniture and a barbeque for you to relax, also an enclosed lawn for the children or dog to play!
The cottage has oil fired central heating throughout. There is room for a travel cot in either bedroom - a cot and high chairs must be requested at time of booking. Bed arrangements must also be requested at time of booking.
In the village you will find the Black Venus Pub, voted best pub in North Devon. They serve delicious locally produced meals, and it is within walking distance of the cottage (remember to take the torch for the walk back).
Challacombe Post Office and Store keeps all the essentials, this is where our welcome packs come from. They also serve cream teas in the afternoon, again within walking distance from the cottage.
You can enjoy some wonderful walks from Swincombe Mill to the reservoir and on to the moor, with panoramic views to South Wales, Lundy Island and Dartmoor.
We have a small herd of wild Exmoor Ponies which can be seen on Butter Hill. Herds of Red Deer can frequently be seen grazing on the moor, and for the bird watchers there are Buzzards, Kites, Snipe and Woodcocks to be spotted.
There is stabling with grazing available but only by separate agreement - this must be arranged at time of booking.
On arrival you will find a welcome pack containing locally produced essentials and goodies including a bottle of wine in the fridge.
There is Digital TV, DVD player and separate CD player.
You can arrange for groceries to be delivered to the cottages from the Barnstaple branch of Tesco or Sainsburys.
We do allow one dog by prior arrangement, but must be notified when booking. We do ask that they stay off carpeted areas and the furniture. There is a charge of £25 for a dog.
There is enough off road parking for two vehicles.
Our prices are inclusive; there are NO extras for logs (where applicable), linen, heating, etc.