Kingslakes Holiday Cottages

Kingslakes Holiday Cottages

Kingslakes Holiday Cottages
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About
Kingslakes is the perfectly holiday destination, positioned in the heart of the beautiful Devon countryside but yet within the reaches of the golden sandy beaches of Bude and Widemouth Bay and plenty of local activities on our door step. With activities on site including 7 premier fishing lakes, children’s play park , large family games room and farmyard friends, we are perfect for family breaks, fishing holidays, couples retreats or for just simply relaxing with friends. All of our ten traditional cottages, six detached lodges and seven luxury hot tub lodges have been fitted out to a high standard with modern fully equipped kitchens and furnished to a high degree of comfort. Looking for dog friendly holidays? We have a “pawfect” selection of accommodation for you to bring along your four legged friend. The popular Lake view restaurant offers a range of delicious meals and the licensed bar is the perfect place to wind down after a day of fishing or exploration of Devon.
Exeter, Devon, England
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2023

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wisewonderer1223
Bristol, UK495 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We have enjoyed many holidays here. We have loved staying in the dog friendly four bedroom two bathroom cottage with out door deck with views to a lake, huge grass area and woods. The owners and staff are super friendly and helpful, the grounds are beautiful and packed with wildlife. The on site animals are also friendly and a charm to visit. We love dining in their restaurant and the locally sauced food is wonderful. There is a great bar area and games room. There is a nice little on site shop. We enjoyed a week during the summer which was self catering and also a half board long weekend in December. There are plenty of dog friendly pubs and restaurants near by. The fishing is very good and being extended.
Written 15 February 2024
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Lynn V
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We have just had a wonderful Friday to Monday special 'all-inclusive' mini break at Kingslakes. All the 3 course meals and breakfasts were great, with an excellent choice, cooked beautifully, The bar & restaurant service was excellent at every visit too, very friendly, helpful and welcoming staff! The lodge is of a very high quality, with everything you need, towels & bathrobes and hot tub, extremely comfortable with stunning views across the lakes! We would highly recommend Kingslakes, it's peaceful, with excellent fishing superb lakeside bar & restaurant and a good base to visit both Devon and Cornwall especially Bude!
Written 30 January 2024
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pjtravellergloster72
Cheltenham, UK138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Another great two weeks holiday at kingslakes our third this year and three already booked for next year and once you have found as good a place as here why go anywhere else?
It was good to see all the staff still there with Andrew,Rich,Nicky and Jeff still as helpful and friendly as ever "thanks for the liver and onions" jeff
The fishing was tremendous in all the lakes we fished all due i believe to the time and care with superb management from Andrew assisted by Rich My only criticism and concern is the lack of space for storage of tackle for the 10cottages at the main car park area This is due to the shear amount of tackle brought by the carp and match anglers even with one angler bringing a large bivvy,fold up table extra large reclining chair and floor rug just for his wife,It would also be good to see a little consideration for others inside the storage shed and stack tackle neatly and not having to climb over wheelbarrow/boxes ect maybe another shed is required?
The two new lakes recently dug out are looking extremely good and will be an extremely popular addition to the complex and I wait with interest to see if Andrew gets his carp and catfish lakes?The restaurant again was first class and food again excellent thanks Jeff and chef Must mention Nicky great to chat and have a few laughs with you again.
We are looking forward to returning next March see you all then
Paul and Alison
Written 11 October 2023
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Pat667
Taunton, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
This was our first visit but definitely won’t be the last. Emma, Jeff and Nicky were amazing and looked after us very well. Chef Mel cooks wonderful, tasty meals so there’s no need to go anywhere else. The site is beautiful and well maintained as are the lakes which are well stocked. Our cottage was clean and had everything we needed including scones, cream and jam which had been provided as a welcome treat. The peace and tranquility was just what we needed and the weather was fantastic too. Thank you Kingslakes!
Written 23 September 2023
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Mark C
Stoke-on-Trent, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This is an Amazing place to stay, based in Chilla North Devon
The nearest Beach is Bude just twenty minutes away
The complex is super clean and tidy with some Amazing accommodation to choose from
This year we treated our selves to a hot tub lodge 4 adults in our party if you enjoy fishing they are ideal, the first two lakes are only 2 minutes walk away
You have your own shed next to the lodge to keep all your fishing Tackle in
The Lodge is stunning wine cooler built in Fridge freezer/ Dish washer, oven microwave and so on its like home from home
The hob sits on the island giving you plenty of room to cook
On suite Bathrooms too each bedroom with views to die for
The surrounding woodland and lakes make it a real chilled out place to stay
The lakes cover all types of Angling from a Tench only lake, Carp Lake with Carp up to 24lb mixed lakes there is always a peg free what ever Lake you choose
The Bailiff Andy does know his stuff great guy very helpful
Nicky looks after your Booking in along with Owner Emma They have a small tackle shop of which is well stocked and a food shop also on site
Nothing is too much trouble if they can help they will
Then to cap it all of after a hard day doing nothing they have a Bar /Restaurant which serves some fantastic food at good realistic prices
It was that good we have booked again for next year
Written 20 September 2023
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greg d
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Me and my dad stayed here for a week, the fishing was brilliant alot better than I was expecting tbf, the people looking after the pools do a brilliant job, all the pools fished really good some big fish in them, we stayed in the woden lodges which where fine only down side no wifi and phone signal can be a bit hit and miss, think i would stay in hot tub lodges next time,
But would defo return next year
Restaurant and bar was really nice staff friendly and food was very good. Also visited a few local pubs when on site Restaurant closed for food and they was very good too
Written 26 July 2023
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Sean M
Milton Keynes, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
A week away with a large group of friends, accommodation was superb, well thought out and well kitted out,
Beds are sooooooo comfortable,
Fishing was awesome with all lakes producing really well, fish to 24-6lb and 3 PBs among the group
The staff are so friendly and helpful,
Food wise…
Perfect every meal produced with love care and attention,
Sunday roast is suuuuuuuperb,
You won’t want to eat anywhere else,
Whether it’s family, groups, Friends, or couples Kingslakes suits all,
Eat, Drink, soak, chill, walk, relax or fish this place is lovely,
Thankyou to the owners and staff for wonderful memories
Written 8 July 2023
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David R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I have just returned from 9 days at Kingslakes and had a very enjoyable and relaxing break. I fished 5 of the 7 lakes and had a great haul of a variety of fish in excellent condition as are the lakes, setting, environment and general surroundings. I stayed in a one bedroom cottage that was nicely decorated, had all amenities required, plus everything required for self catering accommodation.
That aside, the site has a bar/restaurant that caters for all tastes with a varied menu. I ate in the restaurant 7 times and the quality of food was excellent on each occasion, very good value for money and well presented. The roast dinner on Sunday is well worth ordering, like your mum used to cook but I did get defeated by the Tower Burger!
The site also has a very good shop/tackle shop for everyday items plus essential fishing items you may need without trekking off for some distance to acquire.
The staff are Kingslakes' greatest assets and nothing was genuinely too much trouble for any of them which eases you into your break immediately and is there throughout your stay.
From the hosts, Emma and Stuart who maintain the highest standards, Jeff the Bar Manager, who has excellent customer service skills and really good guy, Nicky, Rich and apologies if I've forgotten anyone else!
From the angling point of view, Andrew, the fisheries Manager, really does know his stuff in the collective wildlife/angling perspective , is informative and there to support fisherman of all abilities, whether new to the sport or 'soggy' old fisherman like me.
In conclusion, Kingslakes delivers on what it portrays itself on it's own website to the extent that I would certainly revisit again at the earliest opportunity. I rarely write reviews on anything, especially rubbish experiences but when I'm really impressed with something, I take the time to do it as it's deserved!
Written 26 June 2023
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Roger S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Great place, staff fantastic, Fishing great accommodation top notch, the staff could not do enough to make our stay great
Written 15 June 2023
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Tabatha
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We stayed in Dragonfly, a two-bed hot tub lodge, which was really nice. We mostly enjoyed walking our dog around the lakes and in the woodland or sitting in the hot tub, enjoying the views and tranquility. In the evenings we ate in the onsite bar and restaurant. The three members of staff that we met were all cheerful. We were very impressed with the service from Jeff, who gave us a friendly welcome, and also Callum, who served our food with a smile. Nicky at the onsite shop was also very welcoming and helpful. We had a very enjoyable three-night stay, thank you.
Written 22 May 2023
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