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Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - Garden Cottage

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Wheddon Cross, Exmoor, Somerset
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0
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Description

This ’upside down’ cottage offers comfortable accommodation with onsite facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and games room.

Pretty stone cottages with a shared heated indoor swimming pool
Set in a beautiful valley within Exmoor National Park
Five acres of gardens and grounds with BBQ and picnic area and a shared all-weather tennis court
Excellent walking, cycling and riding country
Some cottages boast four-poster beds and woodburners
Allocated parking for each cottage

In a setting of stunning natural beauty in the Exmoor National Park, with indoor heated swimming pool, Triscombe Farm Country Cottages are a combination of 19th century cottages and skilful conversions from existing farm buildings. Leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, games room (pool table and table tennis) and all-weather tennis court (please bring your own racquets and balls). Natural water is provided from our own spring. With unspoilt countryside all around, and reached by a long, sweeping driveway, the country cottages are nestling in a sheltered, wooded valley overlooking the River Quarme. Each of the cottages has been individually styled and equipped to offer comfortable holiday accommodation and are all located at the heart of the farm (wellies advisable during wet weather).
The cottages make the perfect base for holidays at any time of the year. A stream cascades through the hillside garden, there is ample space in which to sit and relax, or enjoy a family picnic or barbecue. Spectacular views across the valley to Dunkery Beacon unfold as you wander around. Badgers, buzzards, foxes, red deer and an abundance of birdlife can often be seen, so don’t forget your binoculars. Bracken Cottage ref: B5817, Juniper ref: 28060 and Primrose Cottage ref: 30027 are ground floor cottages, Rose Cottage ref: B5810 is believed to be the original farmhouse and Whortleberry Cottage ref: 29890 a skillful conversion has a large living room, ideal for family get togethers, Coachman’s Cottage ref: B5813 is a spacious original cottage and Garden Cottage ref: B5812 and Orchard Cottage ref: B5811 once polo pony stables with flats above are ‘upside down’ cottages with farmland views. Stream Cottage ref: 27550 is the original farm manager’s cottage.

From Triscombe Farm you can explore the magic of Exmoor, an area of wild natural beauty, inhabited by native ponies and red deer. Exmoor Safaris take you right into the heart of this area of heather clad moors, sheltered wooded combes, pretty villages with thatched cottages and ancient packhorse bridges. The National Park rangers provide guided walks.
A few miles from Triscombe is Exmoor’s spectacular, breathtaking and beautiful northern coast, the highest in Britain, with sheltered bays and where steep cliffs plunge into the sea. You can enjoy fantastic coastal walks here along the cliff top coastal path, with dramatic views of the coastline and out to sea. From Dunkery Beacon (1707ft) there are panoramic views to Wales, Dartmoor and beyond. Minehead is only 10 miles away with a beach, Butlin’s, harbour and variety of pubs and restaurants, as well as the fantastic famous West Somerset steam railway. Historic Dunster (National Trust castle) is one of the prettiest villages on Exmoor. Porlock and Dulverton offer interesting shops and tea shops where you can enjoy a traditional Somerset cream tea. There are many places to visit locally including Knightshayes Court, a splendid Victorian house at Tiverton.
Bucket and spade, saddle and bridle, boots and backpack, fishing rod and boat, picnic hamper and driving gloves, mountain bike and water bottle - you decide what you make of Exmoor,"Still England but another World". There is so much to do locally, the owners hope to welcome you back time and time again.
Triscombe Farm Country Cottages - the perfect base for all year round holidays. Shop, pub, garage and restaurant 1 mile.
Stream Cottage ref: 27550 and Juniper ref: 28060 can be booked together to accommodate up to 6 people and Bracken Cottage ref: B5817 and Coachman’s Cottage ref: B5813 can be booked together to accommodate up to 4 people.

Garden Cottage - B5812
Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1: With four poster double bed.
Bedroom 2: With bunk beds.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.
First Floor:
Living/dining room: With Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen: With cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.

Cots and highchairs available on request. Private parking.

All properties: Bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading 16p per unit. Towel hire £5 per person per booking. Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer (small charge) and freezer (shared with other properties on-site). Extensive gardens with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue area (shared with other properties on-site). Bike store. Allocated parking on-site. External games room with table tennis and snooker/pool table (shared with other properties on-site). All-weather tennis court (open Easter to end of October ½ term). Heated indoor swimming pool,9.7m x 4.2m, depth 0.8m to 1.9m, open all year (shared with other properties on-site). No smoking. Please note: There is a stream in the grounds, take care with young children.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Active Family Holidays
    Active Family Holidays


Customer Comments

  • 9

    12/12/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/12/2018
    loved everything but there was a problem with flies which you dont expect in December!


  • 9

    16/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 15/10/2018
    Lovely place to stay despite the awful weather


  • 10

    22/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    Very peaceful, friendly area, great to get away from busy life.


  • 1

    03/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    This holiday cottage was given 4.5 out of 5 on trip advisor. Maybe 20 years ago. The location is very rural. Advertised internet which didn’t work. The cottage is very small and dated. The kettle leaked. And there were spiders and cobwebs everywhere. The bedding had strands of hair on itincluding the mattress protector and topper. We left after a few days. I was cleaning cobwebs off the ceiling in my children’s bedroom as they were in bunk beds. Accessibility for people with mobility issues was really poor. You had to pay for electricity and share a laundry. Everything is electric. The kitchen was very dated. The only good thing was the swimming pool which is what attracted me to the cottage. We were visiting family in the area. I did not make a complaint as I felt unable to. Nothing had been cleaned. Pictures. bed etc. I spent an entire evening cleaning my room.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We were horrified to read this guests review. Our house rule is to let us know immediately if there are any issues. Our cleaning team are proud of their standard of work & regularly receive compliments from our guests. We also use a professional laundry service for our linen. Triscombe is situated in a beautiful rural location in the protected environment of a National Park however this does mean that we only receive rural services and cannot be accountable for visiting wildlife after check in although we are happy to evict them for you . The accommodation and what we offer / extras charged are as photographed and advertised unless there has been an upgrade of e.g. furniture with new items purchased, which haven't yet been uploaded in photographs onto the web site. Our decision to tailor our costs in this way, ensures that guests only pay for utilities they use. Use of the pool is foc. From the property description and photographs it is common sense to inquire before booking if you are unsure about any aspect of our accommodation or are a guest with special needs in particular mobility problems. We make reasonable adjustments but these are determined by the topography of the location which we cannot change. We are naturally disappointed to have received such a low rating, especially given the customer didn’t contact us at the time of their stay, thus allowing us the chance to rectify any issues.

  • 9

    11/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 09/07/2018
    Enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the Garden cottage. Stunning location and great hosts x


  • 10

    26/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 21/06/2018
    We had an absolutely amazing holiday at Garden Cottage. The cottage is set in the most wonderful location, was rustic, romantic for my fiancee and myself, with all the facilities you could possibly wish for, a real home from home. Fantastic scenery , swimming pool, games room and tennis court, all of which we made use of during our stay. The hosts were amazing, very helpful and we couldn't praise them more! We have told them we will be returning to the same cottage at least twice per year. It is our getaway from our busy work lives and gave us a chance to truly relax. 10 out of 10 in every category, we left feeling 100% refreshed and didn't want to leave! From two very very happy and satisfied and delighted customers, Rob and Nikita xx


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