Dr Shannon March 2019
We had an absolutely wonderful time at the Coach House: by far the most spacious, and perhaps the most beautifully decorated, cottage we have ever stayed in. Perfectly quiet and dark at night due to the rural location - which also meant lovely rolling views out of the windows. Lots of pheasants running around to entertain our little one, and plenty to do nearby: walking on Exmoor and along the coast path, Arlington Court, steam trains, RHS Rosemoor, Exmoor Zoo...
What a delight to eat in one's own dining hall, and to have both dressing room and en suite! The owners were also extremely friendly and helpful. We couldn't have asked for anything more, except perhaps slightly better weather!
Reply from Classic Cottages
It's so wonderful to hear that you had such a great stay at The Coach House. It certainly is a very special place to enjoy immersing yourself in the peace and quiet of such a lovely location. We're sorry we couldn't do more about the weather - we've put a special order in for next time however should you wish to continue your adventures in the future! Bryony, Customer Support
Mrs Watson February 2019
The coach house is a beautiful spacious house with spectacular views across the Devon countryside. The owners of the property could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Wonderful walks along the River Mole from the house. It is a very relaxing place to stay.
Mr Taylor September 2018
We can honestly say The Coach House was an interesting and amazing place to stay. It exceeded any expectations.
Fiona was so welcoming and helpful. We really appreciated the fresh flowers in the rooms. So much thought had been given to making guests comfortable
Mr Heinemann August 2018
1000000 Likes for the charming, spacious and comfortable Coach House and especially for the very kind hosts Fiona and Colin. As we are used to hiking in the rugged Swiss mountains, we really enjoyed discovering the gentle hills and beacons of Exmoor and Dartmoor on foot. And then return to the cozy Coach House and enjoy a good cup of tea (or a glass of good wine) on the sunny terrace. Thanks again to Fiona and Colin for the welcome presents, the garbage disposal service and the very friendly reception.
Mrs Denham March 2018
The Coach House is a stunning away from it all property with a definite WOW factor. A welcome pack containing all the essentials & some really yummy blueberry muffins was much appreciated. This was our 2nd return visit & would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a perfect weekend retreat getaway. You will not be disappointed.
Mrs Horner September 2017
Location was amazing with our closest neighbours being the cows who insisted on looking through the window while we ate. Quite spooky when it was dark. Owners were lovely and friendly and always available if needed. The muffins, juice and wine were very much appreciated. The cottage decor was lovely and the doors upstairs are fantastic. Plenty of equipment, including some gadgets I would not have expected as standard and the tennis court was a great bonus. Best cottage we have stayed in.
Mr Costidell July 2017
The Coach House was the best holiday home we have stayed in. It was very big and the rooms were all a great size. It was clean and well decorated and the welcome gifts (muffins, flowers, tea, coffee, milk, juice etc) were lovely. The views were great and Fiona was welcoming and there if needed, but stayed away otherwise. Truly lovely holiday home.
Mr Worby May 2017
Mr Sheppard April 2017
We loved the location of the cottage and all the equipment and information that was available. We found the owners to be very friendly and helpful. We intend to book again next year when we return to the area.
Mrs Pande April 2017
The Coach house was truly spectacular and rose above our already high expectations. The cottage is very well equipped and Fiona and Colin had made sure we were comfortable in every respect. We visited the cottage as three generations and all had been catered for with equal attention to detail. The views were lovely. We spent our mornings looking out the windows at the views and our evenings snuggled up by the fireplace. Couldn't recommend it enough.
Mr Rigby February 2017
Mrs Meadows January 2017
Lovely, well furnished comfortable house in a secluded valley made this the perfect retreat.
Mrs Perkins December 2016
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location.
Mr Dent November 2016
A lovely barn, beautifully converted and furnished. Fiona went out of her way to make sure everything was OK.
Maybe better suited for holidays in season as we had to make a speedy retreat when the snow started falling for fear of not being able to get up the drive!
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for taking the time to review The Coach House, and we're delighted that you enjoyed your time here. Being so close to Exmoor, there is occasionally a sprinkling of snow during the winter (which makes for a really beautiful landscape!), but there is another lower access track (unmade) that can be used should this be the case - it's on the level but a little bumpier so easier to use the drive from day to day. Tanya, Customer Support
Mr Rigby November 2016
As we spend all our holidays staying at various cottages,this without doubt is one of the best ever. We cannot think of one thing that is missing to enjoy the break we had at The Coach House. On arrival we were greeted with wonderful touches for our stay,which we will not mention, as this would spoil things for the next guests! Fiona has gone beyond her role and this shows. The weather although great, was slowly getting colder and what a joy to light the unusual log burners. Endless supply of logs, kept things "snug" in the evenings. Not that this was needed, with the underfloor heating which kept an ambient temperature throughout. The sheer size is a "WOW". Perfect clean bathrooms and gorgeous bedrooms, made this perfect. We will certainly return in the near future and thank the owners for such a marvellous stay.
Mrs Stephenson October 2016
We have just spent five days enjoying North Devon from the wonderfully warm spacious base of The Coach House , more castle than cottage set in a broad, peaceful valley in England's truly green and pleasant land. Watching the sun rise and the mist clear was memorable. The owners who were on hand if needed, had thought of everything to help us enjoy our time there , including a small wine cellar--the little touches that make the difference. What a find!
Mr Jones September 2016
The owners, Fiona and Colin were excellent hosts, very warm welcome, helpful and informative about the location and surrounding places of interest. Nice touches with gifts and flowers on arrival. The cottage itself is an interesting building, nicely converted and spacious and very well equipped. However, it was renovated, we believe, approximately 10 years ago and now looks tired and in need of decoration. The amenities were clean and tidy (beds, toilets etc), although the general cleanliness of the property was poor, cobwebs and spiders in all rooms and debris beneath furniture. It needs a deep clean; my wife spent the first few days of the holiday cleaning. The patio area at the rear is unkempt due to the amount of weeds present.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so sorry to see that you felt there were areas of the cottage that could have been cleaner. Such feedback is unusual as the house normally scores highly on cleanliness, and nothing was mentioned when the Owner offered you a mid-stay clean (which you declined). The Owner has confirmed that it was a previous owner who renovated ten years ago, but that they themselves regularly redecorate on a rolling basis after the rigours of a busy season, and the house is in fact being decorated right now. We were pleased to see that despite your disappointment, you did have a nice stay. Tanya, Customer Support
Mr Osswald July 2016
The Coach House is fantastic, a lot of space, wonderfully equiped with lovely details. We felt very welcome, the hostfamily made everything possible. The surrounding is excellent! The best accomodation we ever stayed in! Thank you for fantastic Holidays!!!
Mr Greenhead June 2016
A lovely property set in a superb location.
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