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Yelland, Barnstaple EX31 3EN England
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Runner up for the Best B&B in N. Devon . The farm, built in 1658, lays adjacent to the RSPB sanctuary and Tarka Trail and borders the River Taw. All rooms en-suite and digital TV. Breakfast includes prize-winning homemade jams, homemade bread, eggs from our free range chickens in a beautiful oak-beamed lounge.
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Hot bath
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Tina D wrote a review May 2022
Cardiff, United Kingdom90 contributions16 helpful votes
Visited this lush little brewery while staying on the campsite Tarka Trail Camping. Lawrence who brewery it is. He brews is on beer on site and I must say its really good. He does sell other alcohol so don't worry. Serves breakfast,lunch and evening meals at an really affordable prices. So if you visit Tarka trail camping please visit this brewery you wont be disappointed.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Wendy G wrote a review Dec 2020
Cwmbran, United Kingdom3 contributions
Myself and my mum stayed in Damson Lodge in December. This is the best lodge i have ever stayed in. It was spotlessly clean and extremely well appointed with everything you could possibly need. My dog loved the solo use meadow at the back and we took full advantage of the hot tub. Its also extremely well placed to visit loads of places and attractions. The Tarka trail being right in the doorstep is also a bonus and great for flat walking, running or cycling. Im definately bringing my running gear when we return in May. Highly recommended and cant wait to return.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled
SamBrisley wrote a review Aug 2019
Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom35 contributions24 helpful votes
Fantastic mid week break at Apple Lodge. Beautiful Lodge, secure garden for the dogs. Lots of walks on the doorstep & Instow just down the road. Most comfortable beds ever! A must for accommodation in North Devon.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
Timmy G wrote a review Jan 2019
Frome, United Kingdom32 contributions5 helpful votes
A fantastic holiday location that is dog friendly. The cottages are private, particularly nice when using the hot tub on the decking. Beds were comfortable, well stocked kitchen, in fact we cooked a roast dinner one evening. Secure rear garden for the dogs.. even poo bags provided. There is direct access onto the Tarka Trail with pubs a couple of miles in each Direction. There is a micro brewery on the farm, we phoned up the brewer who opened especially for us, cold because of the time of year, but a must experience, He was very entertaining! I imaging it would be perfect in warmer weather. I don’t normally feel the urge to return to the same place, but this is somewhere I would.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled
Colin A wrote a review Nov 2018
London, United Kingdom60 contributions26 helpful votes
Cherry lodge was very clean can't complain about the accommodation, My only major concern was access to the targa trail through a private rd, Peter advised us on the first night to ignore the signs and use it, this caused a major issue with the landowner or so called, I did speak to Peter about this his reply was your lucky you have only four nights with him, the information left in the lodge looked like a 5 yr old picture also the signs on the private rd was handwritten not official, I think there's a problem here, but don't use customers to wind up each other, regarding access, if your older people this would cause major distress, and Peter you did not say not to use it as you say in other reviews, so if your going to book these lodges be aware of the feud going on between the lodge owners and the private landlord supposedly owns the private rd to the tarka trail,
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Trip type: Travelled
Response from BOSSDEVON, Owner at Lower Yelland Farm
Responded 26 Nov 2018
Firstly we at Orchard Lodges would like to make it very clear that there is absolutely no feud here with our neighbours and we are at a loss to think why Colin A would think this let alone write it? There was obviously a complete misunderstanding when Peter said ignore the signs. He was not referring to where it is private property but the sign to the Tarka Trail which takes you down a lane which can sometimes be muddy. The map in the guest folder has been drawn simply we agree but this has been done intentionally for ease of understanding or so we thought? Apologies once again if this has marred your short break at Orchard Lodges but we can honestly say this has never happened before in the 4 years we have been in operation.
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Jon R wrote a review Nov 2018
Fernhill Heath, United Kingdom44 contributions77 helpful votes
My wife, daughter and I have just returned from a 4 night break at Blackberry lodge. The lodge was very quiet and clean and hot tub was great. Peter the owner was friendly and helpful. We visited Laurence at the onsite / on-farm brewery, had a tour and some really good beer and beer battered fish and chips. Laurence was a good laugh, knowledgable and interesting and very friendly and humble. We also cycled in both directions on the Tarka Trail which is literally on the farms door step with a private direct access. I’d highly recommend this - although we do not have a dog, the amenities are also dog friendly with a private dog paddock per lodge.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Howells29 wrote a review Nov 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom37 contributions4 helpful votes
We have just returned from a wonderful break in Apple Lodge at Orchard Lodges. My husband and I took our teenage son and our 3 dogs and we all thoroughly entourage relaxing break. Peter the owner greeted us on our arrival and imparted some great tips of where to visit locally. He checked on us whilst we were there and made us feel very welcome. The lodges are set in private, natural gardens full of birds and we enjoyed watching them from our cozy lodge and even heard a tawny owl in the evenings. They are well appointed with everything we needed. Apple Lodge has 2 bathrooms and the kitchen had both dishwasher and washing machine. The central heating was great and very responsive which was very useful when the temperature outside dropped and the ground was covered in a pretty white frost :) The dogs were very well catered for with treats on arrival and as we took our own big throws they were able to cuddle up on the sofas in the evenings. A little trap door off the decking area meant they could be let into the garden for toilet breaks (we cleared up after them of course) so that we didn’t have to take them out for early walks in our PJ’s! The lodges are very close to the Tarka Trail and from there a relatively short walk got us onto grassy meadows and through to the beaches along the river/coast. There are a number of interesting things to explore such as wrecks along these beaches and you can walk into Instow quite easily. There are RSPB wetlands and lots of interesting bird noises can be heard along the way. We dined out in the Boathouse in Instow which is dog friendly and has a lovely area upstairs with views of the beach and over to Appledore. On Peter’s advice, we took a trip over to Crow Point on one day and along the lovely long beach that runs alongside a military range. Again there were a number of points of interest including a few more wrecks. We dined in the Williams Arms in Braunton on our way back which was a pretty thatched pub, again very dog friendly. Another day we went to Westward Ho! And walked along the coastal path adjacent to the golf course then back along the beach which was a lovely walk. On the way back we dined in the Seagate in Appledore, another lovely dog friendly pub. At the end of each day we enjoyed relaxing in the wonderful hot tub looking up at a sky full of stars...perfect! Thank you very much Peter and Jane for a wonderful stay, we will be back!!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled
sparks04 wrote a review Aug 2018
Basingstoke, United Kingdom1 contribution
Booked this for our 10th wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed. Outstanding accommodation, friendly hosts and excellent location central to town, beach, dog walking trails etc. Would definitely recommend for a relaxing getaway. The hot tub is a nice touch as well as the enclosed grass area for the dog to run around. A+
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled
Beautrice123 wrote a review Aug 2018
Leicestershire69 contributions12 helpful votes
Our second trip here, we haven’t left yet and we’re booking our third. Great lodges, good space and the hot tub is a real treat! Hosts are friendly, attentative and super helpful. Ideal for dog walking - we all love it!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Janice2944 wrote a review Jul 2018
Hayle, United Kingdom51 contributions28 helpful votes
We have had a lovely week in Blackberry Lodge with our two dogs. It is a very modern, spotlessly clean lodge with all amenities including dishwasher, two ensuite bathrooms and a hot tub. It’s perfect for dogs with its private, safe and enclosed paddock and decking area. The lodge is also secluded enough for a tranquil holiday. Orchard lodges has direct access to the Tarka Trail ideal for cyclists and dog walking. Peter is a friendly host; knowledgable of the local area and on-hand if needed. The freshly baked bread and homemade jam is a welcoming treat on arrival. We cannot fault anything and would happily return.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lower Yelland Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Lower Yelland Farm?
Nearby attractions include Stained Glass Workshops (4.4 miles), Hockings Dairy Cream Ices (2.3 miles), and North Devon Maritime Museum (2.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lower Yelland Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Is parking available at Lower Yelland Farm?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lower Yelland Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Petit Monde, Treat Time, and Number Eight.
Is Lower Yelland Farm located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Yelland.
Are pets allowed at Lower Yelland Farm?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Lower Yelland Farm?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chudleigh Fort (4.2 miles), The Guildhall (4.1 miles), and The Old Windmill (1.0 miles).