Manor Farm Cottage

Huish Champflower near Wiveliscombe, Dorset and Somerset (Ref. 4584)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A charming cottage attached to a Somerset farmhouse, over 300 years old, and set in a quiet village location in Huish Champflower, near to Exmoor and the North Devon border, 3 miles from the town of Wiveliscombe. Features of this Somerset cottage include a large inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and a cosy farmhouse kitchen. With contemporary decor and comfy furniture, this Somerset cottage provides delightful family accommodation, and with bamboo flooring in the sitting room, even your canine friends will have somewhere to relax. Snuggle in front of the woodburning stove in this Somerset cottage, or relax in the pretty cottage courtyard garden after a day exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside. The Clatworthy Reservoir, Wimbleball Lake and the River Tone are in close proximity, with the Brendon Hills and Exmoor only a short drive away. From this Somerset cottage there are numerous pretty towns and villages to explore, each with its own traditional pub serving local ale and good food. An ideal Somerset cottage base to explore Somerset and the Exmoor National Park.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, combination microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, library of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard garden and patio to rear with furniture, plus shared use of lawn
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: This property accepts babes-in-arms and children aged 6 and over only.

Note: This property accepts babes-in-arms and children aged 6 and over only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Beautiful and charming - the perfect getaway cottage”
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    • “This is a charming and very well maintained cottage in a peaceful rural setting, but still within easy reach of civilisation. It’s ideal for those seeking a bit of seclusion and the opportunity to get away from all your modern trappings! The property itself is located within the tiny village of Huish Champflower, set amid rural Devon countryside, and offers lovely views from the front across hills and farmland. Inside it is very homely with exposed beams, a fantastic wood burner set in the original bread oven fireplace and modest decor that compliments the style of the building perfectly. All too often you see lovely character cottages ruined by the owners attempting to dress it like a modern building - not so in this case. Though kitted out with all necessary amenities, and clearly decorated fairly recently, the cottage still retains its character and feels very cosy inside. We stayed here for a few days during the first week of January, and spent most evenings curled up in front of the wood burner with a glass of wine, it really was very relaxing. In terms of the basic features, both bedrooms are a good size, though the master room is twin mattresses pushed together rather than a proper double/king bed. There is a family bathroom with a decent sized bath, and a separate en-suite to bedroom 2 which has a pleasingly powerful shower. Both appear to have been installed fairly recently. The kitchen has all the necessary appliances and was supplied with basics such as teabags etc. The owners had even left a bottle of wine in the fridge which was a lovely welcome gift. Philip & Georgie were the perfect hosts, stopping by a few hours after our arrival to talk us through the heating controls and instructions for the wood burner etc, after which they left us to it. They were also more than happy to offer advice on walks and places to eat when we asked later on in the stay. The notes they have compiled for guests were very helpful, and we took one of their recommendation on places to eat which turned out to be a fantastic meal. In terms of the local area, we found plenty to do in the short time we were there. Being close to Exmoor national park there a number of picturesque towns and great walking nearby. The local reservoir is a short drive from the cottage and makes for a good walk, though it is steep in places. We continued the relaxation theme by identifying plenty of local pubs with roaring log fires to camp out in, and bought food from delis and farm shops to enjoy back at the cottage. One word of warning for those who don’t like to be completely cut-off: as a Vodafone user I found myself with no service virtually everywhere we went. Though my wife fared better as an Orange user, neither of us got reception inside the cottage itself (which was a blessing to us!). Highly recommend holiday and we will definitely stay again in the future.”

    DannyBoy999, Southampton, UK, March 2013

    • “Peace and comfort”
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    • “A very well equipped cottage in a peaceful location. Ideal for exploring central Somerset and within easy reach of the coast. The log burner is lovely to relax in front of after an active day. The whole experience was delightful and we had a very refreshing, comfortable stay. Friendly but not intrusive hosts and a generous welcome pack provided, the cottage was very clean but also practical for taking the dog.”

    SUEPi, Leeds, United Kingdom, September 2012

    • “Charming rural hideaway”
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    • “The Manor Farm Cottage is very well finished and spacious, with plenty of charm. The owners were friendly and helpful without being overbearing. The location is ideal for exploring the stunning surrounding countryside and Exmoor is only a few miles away. The drive across the moor to the coast is quite magical. Somerset is a very rural pretty place and is sometimes under appreciated...some people just drive through on the way to Devon or Cornwall, not realizing what they are missing. The west country does not have total coverage of mobile phone signals and this is the only problem we encountered...this can be an advantage!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Wokingham, December 2011

    • “wonderful week”
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    • “A beautiful cottage in a beautiful part of the country. Owners could not have been more helpful. Very peaceful village but within easy reach of exmoor and the coast. Cottage was spotless - massive fireplace and woodburner if you needed it. Dog loved it too”

    Steve, Julie And Summer, Lancashire, August 2011

    • “Warm, spacious and very comfortable”
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    • “Lovely setting. Good well equipped cottage. Owners available but not intrusive. Small village, no amenities and no footpaths. Good walking country with some on the door step. Roads round about are narrow and windy. I found them fun to drive on. Good location for touring both inland and seashore.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Huntingdon, December 2013

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    • “A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings.”

    Mr Aukett, Basingstoke, August 2015

    • “A superb place. Perfect combination of character charm, tasteful décor & modern, efficient facilities. A great base for touring anywhere in Somerset/Devon, especially with Exmoor on your doorstep. Ideal for walking, either by driving a short distance or straight from the front door. Owners extremely helpful and friendly, whilst completely respecting one`s privacy in the cottage - they couldn't have done more to make sure everything was OK during our stay. An extremely quiet and peaceful hamlet whilst only being 4 miles away from facilities in local town and 15 miles from county town of Taunton with major shopping (if you feel the need!). Would very highly recommend.”

    Mr Spiller, Taunton, November 2014

    • “It was lovely to arrive at a cottage that needed no cleaning. It had plenty of space and was in a nice quiet position. The large fridge freezer with the chilled water was very popular with my grandson and I did not have to remind him to drink more during the holiday!”

    Mrs Lightman, Billingshurst, August 2014

    • “Lovely pretty cottage in a pretty village setting, secure garden so dog could wander outside without us worrying. Parking next to cottage very convenient. Helpful, friendly owners. Overall a well appointed cottage in a very quiet location but not isolated.”

    Mrs Newcombe, Leicester, June 2014

    • “Everything about the accommodation was first rate, no problems or complaints! Before arriving our only reservation was that dogs were allowed in the cottage, as we are not dog owners. However, the only evidence that any dog had ever been in the cottage were the notes in the visitors book!”

    Mrs Moore, Southampton, November 2013

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About the location


Wiveliscombe 3 miles.

Huish Champflower is a small Somerset village, with a few houses and a pretty 13th century church. Tucked into the Brendon Hills down winding wooded lanes, this is a perfect centre from which to set out on outdoor pursuits; from fishing for trout on the peaceful waters of Clatworthy Reservoir or Wimbleball Lake, horse-riding at a number of stables in the area or simply taking a long walk through the idyllic countryside on well-signed paths. The village is half an hour's drive from North Somerset's beaches, such as Blue Anchor Bay and, as the gateway to the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, an ideal base for walking and other pursuits in one of Britain's loveliest national parks. The nearby town of Wiveliscombe just three miles away has a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, plus the picturesque towns of Dulverton and Bampton are within driving distance. A perfect holiday destination - peace coupled with good facilities and leisure pursuits.

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