Blagdon Farm - Curlew
Lodge | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Set in the heart of Ruby country (so called after the Ruby Red cattle farmed locally), Blagdon Farm is only a few minutes from the wide sandy North Devon 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.
All our lodges are South facing with private terraces enjoying magnificent views over our own coarse-fishing lake to the rolling Devon fields and woodland beyond.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bude 13 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 80 km, Nearest railway: Plymouth 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The West Country region
Blagdon is situated close to the border between Devon and Cornwall – so you can enjoy the natural landscapes of both areas as well as a wide variety of local attractions.
There are wide sandy beaches and good surfing at Widemouth Bay, Bude, Westward Ho!, Northam and Saunton Sands. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moor, or meander along our wonderful rivers – the Tamar, the Taw, the Torridge, and the Carey.
Blagdon is also close to Roadford Reservoir and Tamar Lakes, both managed by the South West Lakes Trust. Here you will find a variety of activities, from dinghy sailing and windsurfing to kayacking.
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to Angling - whether it's coarse, sea or fly fishing there are lots of places nearby. The area is criss-crossed by a network of cycle paths and there are lots of accessible pathways for those with less mobility.
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 it's reknown cobbled high street (please note an entrance charge applies)
Bude, fabulous coastal resort and home to the famous Bude Jazz festival which takes place every August.
Tavistock, market town set in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park.
Hartland Abbey and Hartland Point.
As well as a magnificent range of National Trust gardens we are also very close to:
RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington
Tapeley Park, Instow
Docton Mill, Nr. Hartland
Recapture the wonderful days of steam on the Launceston Steam Railway, at Dingles Steam Village in Lifton or on the Bodmin Steam Railway.
Step back in time at the historic mining port of Morwellham Quay, near Tavistock
Enjoy creative crafts at Dartington Crystal, Torrington and Brannams Pottery in Barnstaple.
There is lots of family fun to be had at the Milky Way, just outside Clovelly; the Big Sheep at Bideford and at Watermouth Castle & Family Theme Park.
Enjoy animal encounters at Tamar Otter Sanctuary near Launceston, the Big Sheep at Bideford, and at the Alpaca Park near Halwill.
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13 Sep 2014
What an amazing location . The lodges are spacious and well equipped . The good sized balcony just looks straight over the most beautiful view. Having breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening whils… More
Thank you very much for your review and we are really pleased that you liked the property and the location and that you would recommend it. We would like all guests to be reassured that we do welcome dogs in 3 of the lodges and on the caravan site, but we do ask that dogs are kept on a lead except in the dog walking field where they are very welcome to run free. The main reason for this rule is that we have a 1.5 acre fishing lake and to ensure the safety of all guests (particularly young children) we expect dogs to be kept under strict control. At times we have had a dozen dogs staying here and if they were all permitted to run free not only might it frighten those guests who may not be comfortable around dogs but it would also potentially endanger the dogs. We also recognise that it is almost impossible for owners to clear up after their dogs if they do not know their whereabouts - and there have been other occasions when twice a day we have had to clear up dog mess that has gone unnoticed by owners. Therefore when people arrive we politely ask all guests to respect our policy. We have only recently accepted dogs in Curlew lodge and unfortunately we had omitted to ask the agency to explain our policy on the website. However, it was only after asking the guests 3 times that they explained that they would not have chosen the property if they thought the dogs should be kept on a lead. When we realised the omission we rushed off to speak to the agency to ensure that this requirement was included on the website, and of course we apologised to the guests for the oversight. We pride ourselves on being as flexible as possible and this guest will remember that we agreed the day before they arrived to take a third dog during their stay at no extra charge. However, it is our responsibility to ensure that all our guests have a happy and relaxed holiday and we believe that asking dog owner guests to keep their dogs on a lead except in the dog walking field is a reasonable request and will ensure that all our guests have an enjoyable and carefree stay.
31 Jul 2014
"Beautiful and tranquil retreat"
Myself, my husband and our two teenage daughters stayed at Blagdon Farm for a week in July. Upon our arrival we were greeted with a very warm welcome from the owner, Karen, who showed us round our hol… More
27 Jul 2014
"cant wait for our next visit"
Karen and Ian fantastic hosts, the lodges clean and tidy, looking forward to next time, peaceful and relaxing, cant wait.… More
24 May 2014
"The most tranquil and totally relaxing setting anywhere."
After a 300 mile drive to be able to relax in a beautiful bungalow that was extremely well presented and very clean yet homely was above expectations. The friendly and warm greeting from Karen made us… More
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