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Blagdon Farm - Kestrel

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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Kestrel Lodge is one of only eight fully-accessible, lakeside lodges on a small family-run holiday complex called Blagdon Farm in Devon. Kestrel has a luxury loft-style living area with wide patio doors leading out to a south-facing private terrace overlooking magnificent views over our own coarse-fishing lake to the rolling Devon fields and woodland beyond. Kestrel has a double bedroom with a king-sized bed and a twin room with two full-size single beds, both are dressed with crisp white Egyptian-cotton sheets. There is also a sofa bed in the lounge which will accommodate 1 adult or 2 children under 12. There is an HDTV with built in DVD/CD in the lounge and a second TV in the master bedroom. The kitchen is equipped with an oven & hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer and dishwa...Kestrel Lodge is one of only eight fully-accessible, lakeside lodges on a small family-run holiday complex called Blagdon Farm in Devon. Kestrel has a luxury loft-style living area with wide patio doors leading out to a south-facing private terrace overlooking magnificent views over our own coarse-fishing lake to the rolling Devon fields and woodland beyond. Kestrel has a double bedroom with a king-sized bed and a twin room with two full-size single beds, both are dressed with crisp white Egyptian-cotton sheets. There is also a sofa bed in the lounge which will accommodate 1 adult or 2 children under 12. There is an HDTV with built in DVD/CD in the lounge and a second TV in the master bedroom. The kitchen is equipped with an oven & hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer and dishwasher. All our lodges have individually-controlled gas central heating, double glazing and they are fully-accessible featuring extra-wide doorways, grab rails, and lever taps. There is also a fully accessible wet room with a power shower. Each lodge has a private parking space immediately outside and a covered porch where guests can store bikes, surfboards, walking boots and mobility equipment. Each lodge has access to a washing line and there is a barbecue area. Blagdon Farm offers a range of on-site facilities to enhance your holiday, including: Free wifi throughout the site; indoor heated swimming pool with hoist and steps for ease of access (open from Easter until the end of October); 1.5 acre coarse fishing lake, stocked with carp (common, mirror and ghost), rudd, roach, perch and bream - there is a grass path, stoned underneath, leading gently down from the lodges to the lake which is approximately 50m away; Fishing shack selling bait and hiring out angling equipment; Games room with Xbox, book/DVD library, snooker, fussball and table tennis; and playing field & orchard/woodland walk. Some of our lodges accept dogs. Blagdon Farm is the perfect place from which to explore Devon and Cornwall and you'll be sure of a very warm welcome. Set in the heart of Ruby country (so called after the Ruby Red cattle farmed locally), Blagdon Farm is within an easy drive of the wide sandy North Cornwall beaches at Bude and Widemouth Bay, the stunning Cornish resorts of Boscastle and Padstow (home to Rick Stein's famous seafood restaurant), and the spectacular scenery of Dartmoor and Exmoor. The ancient port of Clovelly and historic Tintagel Castle are close by and the attractions of the Eden Project, the Tate St. Ives, and RHS Rosemoor Gardens are all within easy reach. The bright lights of Launceston, with its ancient castle, steam railway and bustling shopping centre, is just 10 miles away. Here you will find Tescos, a retail park and many local shops. The pretty market town of Holsworthy is just 5 miles away where you will find crafts, excellent local produce and there is a market every Wednesday. Established in the late 1990s, the accommodation at Blagdon Farm, previously rated at 4 and 5 stars with an Accessibility rating of M3A, was a South West Excellence Award Winner in 2007.More
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About the Owner
Helen J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
Interaction with guests
Blagdon Farm is a small family-owned business where guests are welcomed with a locally-sourced complimentary Devon cream tea. We will welcome you and show you to your lodge and are happy to answer any questions and deal with any issues during your stay. There is tourist information (including money-off vouchers) available in the vestibule of the swimming pool.
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Blagdon Farm is one of the tranquil places I've ever stayed. Our week in Currlew lodge, overlooking the fishing lake was beautiful and relaxing. My partner caught some large carp, while my teenage children enjoyed splashing around in the warm pool. There was a well...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank PartBlakey
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Our second visit to blagdon, and just as amazing and enjoyable as last year, my son wants to return again next year. Its a lovely place with every emenitie available, if you want first class accomadation, beautiful settings and comfort visit here for sure....

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank chris o
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

I would strongly recommend that you spend time at Blagdon Farm. It is one of the most peaceful pretty places that i have stayed at. Kestrel lodge was lovely, spacious and clean with everything we needed. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. Sitting on...More

Date of stay: July 2016
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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay in kestrel I could not find fault with anything. The lodge was large and spacious I was worried that we would have a problem with my wife's wheelchair ,but the doorways were plenty wide enough and the wet room was...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank michaelpoynter
Management response:Responded 15 May 2016

Thank you so much for such a fabulous review for Kestrel Lodge at Blagdon Farm. We hope to see you again at some point in the future and the challenge is set for someone to beat your catch record!

Reviewed 25 March 2016

We stayed In Kestral lodge for 5days ,we just arrived home and had to write this review. The lodge is wonderful .all mod cons ,with everything you could wish for. We woke in the morning to look out of the window to see the birds...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank ffion3
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Pool Table
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Shared Indoor Pool
Deck
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a library?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Attractions within a 25 mile radius include:<North Devon coast including Bude, Widemouth Bay, Saunton Sands and Westward Ho!:<North Cornwall coast including Padstow and Port Isaac.<The magnificent moors of Dartmoor to the East, Exmoor to the North and Bodmin Moor to the West.<Lundy Island (day trips by boat from Bideford available in season)<Roadford Reservoir and Tamar Lakes, walk, wheel or cycle around the lake, or enjoy a range of watersports including windsurfing, sailing, kayacking and fishing.<Launceston, ancient stannery town and capital of Cornwall.<Holsworthy, bustling market town with charming square and market every Wednesday.<Clovelly, privately owned ancient port with its reknown cobbled high street (please note an entrance charge applies)<Bude, fabulous coastal resort and hom...
Getting around
The lodge is located in rural Devon and is the perfect place to have a peaceful and restful holiday. The nearest train station is Okehampton (about 17 miles to the South East) and buses do run to Holsworthy and Launceston, but essentially, you will need a car to get about, although there are local taxis and car hire companies - both are reasonably priced. Most supermarkets are happy to deliver to our lodges, some guests order their food to arrive on the day they arrive and we are happy to supervise delivery as long as we are aware in advance and it comes after Midday.
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