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Tamar Lodge

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
4 nights minimum
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Our genuine Finnish lodge is the perfect hideaway, sitting in peaceful countryside, yet only 4 miles from the coast at Clovelly. The vaulted ceilings, plentiful full-length windows and patio doors give the lodge a light and airy feel. Combine that with the scent of pine that still gently perfumes the place, and you feel at one with the fields and forests you see all around you. It has an access ramp rather than steps, the accommodation is all on one level, and it's an easy step out on to the private deck, where you can sit back and relax – chairs and table provided! The lodge has plenty of wall-mounted heaters and is very well insulated, so even in cooler seasons you'll be really comfy, but we hope you won't let that hold you back from exploring the surrounding territory, which has so muc...Our genuine Finnish lodge is the perfect hideaway, sitting in peaceful countryside, yet only 4 miles from the coast at Clovelly. The vaulted ceilings, plentiful full-length windows and patio doors give the lodge a light and airy feel. Combine that with the scent of pine that still gently perfumes the place, and you feel at one with the fields and forests you see all around you. It has an access ramp rather than steps, the accommodation is all on one level, and it's an easy step out on to the private deck, where you can sit back and relax – chairs and table provided! The lodge has plenty of wall-mounted heaters and is very well insulated, so even in cooler seasons you'll be really comfy, but we hope you won't let that hold you back from exploring the surrounding territory, which has so much to offer the visitor. Both Sainsbury's and Tesco will deliver internet orders to the lodge. The nearest shop is in Woolsery (2 miles). For a bigger choice of shops, Bradworthy and Kilkhampton are within 15 minutes, and Bude and Bideford within 20 minutes. There's also the Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre in Bideford and, a bit more specialised, the Dartington Crystal factory and shop in Great Torrington. The lodge is fully equipped, from teaspoons to roasting tins, from corkscrew to tea cosy, from TV/DVD to Scrabble, and all bed linen and towels are provided. The attractions of the area start with the fishing lakes that are part of the site. They're a lovely place for non-anglers to walk, and they offer good fishing for roach, tench and carp. Your lodge rental includes two free permits for fishing there. You may find yourself surprising an otter or a deer in the vicinity and, if you're a birdwatcher, you'll find plenty to occupy you, whether around the site, along the coast, on one of the designated paths (such as the South West Coast Path, the Tarka Trail [also for cyclists] or one of the four Hartland Peninsula Heritage Walks. It's just a 20-minute drive to Tamar Lakes at Alfardisworthy, where the upper lake offers watersports, a playground, a café and a wheelchair-friendly lakeside path, and the lower lake has an accessible hide, from which cormorants, sandpipers and ospreys are often visible -- to add to the herons, kingfishers and egrets to be seen at the upper lake. There are plenty of places within a short drive of the lodge to keep children entertained, including The Big Sheep and the award-winning Milky Way. The (seasonal) Penstowe Manor pool and leisure facilities, 15 minutes away at Kilkhampton, prove popular on days when the weather is not so good. Penstowe also has restaurants and bars, but there's no shortage of fish & chip shops, pubs and other eateries within that distance of the lodge. The Atlantic coast of Devon and Cornwall -- a dramatic mixture of rugged cliffs and sandy beaches -- is nearby, with ample opportunities for walking, cycling, surfing, golf, beach activities etc. There are also houses and gardens to visit within a few miles, including Hartland Abbey, Rosemoor RHS Garden and Docton Mill Gardens & Tea Rooms. There’s also a choice of museums: Hartland Quay, the North Devon Maritime in Appledore, the Burton Art Gallery & Museum in Bideford, Great Torrington Heritage Museum & Archive, The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon (including the Tarka Gallery), Holsworthy Museum and, across the water, in Braunton there’s the Museum of British Surfing. A drive towards Exmoor could take you to Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum. Carriages could be seen closer at hand, at Hartland Abbey, during the filming of the 2008 BBC Sense and Sensibility adaptation. The Abbey and its estate have a long history of this kind of activity, from the days when Walt Disney came to film his original adaptation of Treasure Island right up to the BBC’s 2016 series of John Le Carré’s The Night Manager. Along the way, it featured in a production of Rosamunde Pilcher’s The Shell Seekers (Die Muschelsucher, for the benefit of her large German fanbase). Wherever your interests take you, Tamar Lodge will be waiting to welcome you back after your day spent exploring what North Devon and North Cornwall have to offer. We’re biased, but we think you’ll love it! More
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About the Owner
Paul C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2017
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

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Date of stay: May 2018
Management response:Responded 4 June 2018

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Highchair
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Deck
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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