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The Chocolate Box

Exbridge '4m w', Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • The perfect romantic getaway with stunning gardens to relax in and enjoy 
  • The location provides a taste of rural life and yet is a short drive to the pretty town of Bampton
  • Within 5 miles you will find Wimbleball Lake offering scenic walks, cycling and popular watersports
Property code: 85219

This beautifully converted one-bedroom cottage on the edge of Exmoor National Park has been designed by the owners sparing no attention to detail, making this a truly unforgettable romantic getaway.

The cottage is ideal for couples looking for a rural retreat. It’s perfectly situated on the Devon/Somerset border with pretty little towns close by to visit. Under 3 miles away, you will find Bampton, a small town set in a wooded valley, a tributary of the River Exe, with cafes and restaurants, or visit the lively town of Dulverton which is 7 miles away where you will find a plethora of shops, cafes restaurants and pubs. Other points of interest include water sports at Wimbleball lake; Knightshayes, owned by the National Trust and set in 250 acres of woodland; the Valley of Rocks, and Lynton and Lynmouth. This is also a stunning area to put your walking boots on and enjoy many local walks, both in the countryside and on the North Devon coastline.

This fabulous retreat is approached down a long driveway, where you will come to Southcombe Farm and the cottage is the furthest end of this Devon longhouse. As you step into the cottage, you will be entering the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. This wonderfully designed, open-plan area has a dining table for two and a sumptuous sofa on which to relax and watch your favourite movies on the Smart TV, sitting in front of the cosy wood burner. The designer kitchen is fitted with an electric oven and hob, microwave, Belfast sink, slimline dishwasher, fridge with icebox and a coffee pod machine – it’s a great space for trying out new recipes and lazy breakfasts. From here, you head up the spiral staircase to the master bedroom. With vaulted ceiling and low beams, it’s a wonderful place to relax and unwind, with a king-size bed, dressing table, fitted shelving and hanging space. Adjacent is the luxury bathroom with a roll-top bath, shower attachment and WC. In the outdoor boot room, you can leave your muddy boots and wet clothing; the laundry room is next door and houses the washing machine.

Venture down into the landscaped garden and you will find different areas to sit and enjoy. There is a gas barbecue for dining alfresco, a bench next to the pond, or comfortable outdoor chairs in a shady area under the trees to escape the heat of the day or to watch the sun setting. There is undercover parking for two cars and a bike store.

  • 1 king-size bedroom 
  • 1 bathroom with roll-top bath with shower attachment and WC 
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, slim-line dishwasher, fridge with icebox and coffee machine 
  • Superfast Fibre Broadband
  • Utility room with washing machine 
  • Smart TV in the lounge 
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included 
  • Garden with seating areas and gas BBQ 
  • Storage for bikes 
  • Undercover parking for 2 cars 
  • Shop and pub 3 miles 
  • Watersports Lake 5 miles, national cycle trail 1 mile, golf club 10 miles
  • Nearest Fast Electric Vehicle Charging Point 7 miles
  • Regret no children
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Sarah Lees

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Yvonne 22nd April 2022

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Absolute luxury in the most awesome surroundings! No expense was spared at The Chocolate Box! Lovely owners, gave us totally privacy but also as welcoming and friendly as could be. I recommend this to anyone considering a little piece of heaven for a week .

Reviewed by Edward 25th March 2022

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A beautifully finished and appointed cottage with a cast iron spiral stair to the bedroom in the roof

Reviewed by Tracey 27th January 2022

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The Chocolate Box is a real find and a real gem. Beautiful location , fantastic cottage , very warm welcome from Christina and Richard who have thought of everything and the welcome hamper just added to the luxury experience we had. Could not recommend highly enough. The instructions on how to find the cottage are just brilliant make sure you folloRead morew them to the letter and you will find it without a problem even in the pitch black!! Hide

Reviewed by Jack 25th October 2021

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We had a wonderful time at the Chocolate Box and the property really went a long way to making our honeymoon extra special. With its luxury interior and surprising little extra details, it was one of the best places we've stayed and is super clean. Richard and Christina were caring hosts and lovely people who tried to make sure we had everything weRead more needed. Highly recommended! Hide

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The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210