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Log cabin | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Situated in an idyllic setting within Hartland Forest, 2 miles from Woolsery village, this holiday lodge makes an ideal base to explore the north Devon and Cornish coastline, or simply to relax on the decked area and enjoy the surrounding countryside. Children will enjoy the sandy beaches only a short drive away.
Well insulated with thermostatically controlled radiators, you'll find it's warm and cosy even in the depths of winter! And it's spacious, too.
Ideal for families with its 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms and proximity to sandy beaches this is an ideal holiday or short break location. Equally for a couple or group of walkers, cyclists, fishermen or just a 'weekend getaway' you will go home feeling relaxed.
Free fishing in the two large well stocked private lakes on site or take a picnic and watch bird life over the lakes. Visit one or more of the many local golf courses.
Just a few miles from soaring cliffs and wide sandy surfing beaches, this lodge is ideally situated for enjoying the county's popular coastline pretty villages and national parks.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Hartland Quay 8 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 100 km, Nearest railway: Barnstable 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Heating provided by thermostatically controlled radiators.
A range of games are available together with a selection of films on DVD and children's audio stories on CD.
There is a supply of leaflets detailing some activities / places of interest.
Clock radio in master bedroom.
|Further details outdoors|
Grassed area around lodge and in front of patio.
Very spacious site for dog walking.
Free fishing (for guests) on two large coarse fishing lakes stocked with Carp, Rudd, Bream & Tench surrounded with picnic area.
Adjacent parking for 2 cars.
Safe site for children, no through traffic.
Beds made up ready for your arrival (after 4:00 pm please unless arranged otherwise).
Guests can order from Tesco on-line and arrange to receive delivery shortly after their arrival.
There is no booking fee or supplementary charge for credit card bookings.
The West Country region
Close to the Atlantic coastline with the Bristol Channel to the north the area is one of outstanding beauty. Don't miss the village of Clovelly, about 15 minutes drive away, with its steep cobbled paths and 'roads' leading to the 14th century natural harbour.
All along this coastline from the coastal pathway you will see waterfalls tumbling onto rocky shores. In the valleys, lichens and wild flowers grow and there are many wild birds and other animals especially during spring and summer.
The geological features around Hartland Quay are very impressive, a visit to the lighthouse at Hartland Point is a must to see one of the many partially submerged wrecks on the rocks. Local beaches and coves amongst others to visit include Sandymouth Bay, Duck Pool, Bucks Mill, Bude, Northcott Mouth, Crooklets, Summerleaze and Widemouth Bay, Westward Ho!, Instow, Braunton and Saunton Sands.
Surfing is a popular pastime at many of these beaches - British Surfing Association approved tuition is available at Bude.
At the Tamar Lakes there is a watersports centre offering sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. Rowing boats are also available for hire.
Sea shore fishing is accessible from Clovelly, Hartland Quay and Appledore and sea fishing trips go out from Clovelly.
Coarse fishing locations in addition to the free private lakes adjacent to Hartland Forest site include the Upper Tamar Lake, Jennetts, Melbury and Darracott reservoirs and trout fishing is available at Roadford and Colliford Lakes.
Catch the Oldenburg from Clovelly or Bideford Quay to visit Lundy island, owned by the National Trust. Spend the day walking on the many tracks and footpaths observing the marine birds especially puffins, also seals and possibly basking sharks offshore.
For those who enjoy visiting historic houses and gardens a visit to Hartland Abbey, Tapley House, Arlington Court, RHS Rosemoor Gardens and Marwood Gardens are all within easy reach. A longer journey will enable you to visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan or the Eden Project, both near St Austell.
If you are in need of 'retail therapy' the Atlantic Village just this side of Bideford has many factory outlets as well as a larger ASDA store.
Artists will enjoy the Burton Art Gallery at Bideford. There are also a number of craft studios and local potteries in the villages around.
Some local stables offer horse riding along the coastal paths or cross country.
The Tarka Trail is a wonderful bike riding route and there are many local lanes to explore too.
Nearby golf courses include Bude ( Links ), Holsworthy, Royal North Devon ( Links ), Great Torrington, Libbaton, Highbullen and Saunton ( Links ).
There are many breathtaking walks including stretches of the Southwest Coastal Path, Tarka Country, Exmoor, Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor together with local country and woodland paths . A few local favourites are Bucks Mill, Broad Parkham, Peppercombe, Clovelly, Mouth Mill, Brownsham, Hartland Quay, Stoke, Hartland Point, and Bude's canal and cliffs.
Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy local nature reserves and country parks which include Northam Burrows, Braunton Burrows, one of Europe's largest areas of sand dunes with important plants, Kenwith Valley Nature Reserve, Tamar Lakes ( the lower lake is an S.S.S.I. and a wildfowl refuge ), Isley Marsh near Instow - 97 acres on the Taw estuary , Brownsham near Hartland ( also S.S.S.I ), Halsdon near Dolton - ( S.S.S.I again ! ), Welcombe and Marsland, Bucks and Keivills Wood and Lundy Island - 11 miles off the coast and which is owned by the National Trust.
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15 Oct 2013
I was fortunate enough to stay here for a long weekend and cannot fault the Lodge at all, it was wonderful.The Lodge was spotlessly clean and well looked after and provided everything you could possib… More
3 Oct 2013
"Nice and comfortable"
Enjoyed a short two day break away with friends,visiting old school firends in the area.A comfortable and spacious cabin with everything we needed.Would definately come back again for a longer break,s… More
16 Sep 2013
My husband and I stayed at Forest View with our dog for four nights we had a great time exploring the coast around this area.The lodge was excellent value and although we only used one bedroom there w… More
10 Apr 2013
"Fantastic lodge. Photos don't do it justice."
Stayed here for the Easter weekend with friends and it was fantastic. As one of the previous reviewers mentions; the photos really don't do it justice. The area with the sofas is a little small, but the photos don't show the dining table next to the open plan kitchen area, where we spent most of our time (eating - as you do on holiday!). The whole lodge was lovely. Spacious and warm, with a really well equipped (and modern) kitchen. It's relatively far away from local shops, etc. but we were happy to travel around, see the local area, and visit a few places we hadn't been for a while. Would definitely stay again, and couldn't recommend it highly enough.
10 Mar 2013
"The perfect base for exploring North Devon & Cornwall"
So much better than we thought it would be. Much bigger inside than the photos show, they really don't do it justice. We took our 1 year old daughter & 16 week puppy & they both loved it. Quiet &… More
22 Sep 2012
"Idyllic relaxing holiday"
If you are after a lively holiday park, with clubs, entertainment, swimming pool etc, then please do not com ehere!However, if like us, you want to get away from it all and have a chilled family holid… More
9 Aug 2012
"Lovely Spacious lodge in peaceful surroundings"
We stayed in the lodge for 1 week in july 2012 and had a very peaceful and enjoyable holiday.
The Lodge is spacious, clean and well equipped. We particularly appreciated the ensuite bathroom for the main bedroom which was nice to have while holidaying with two teenagers !
Also the fantastic south facing decking and pleasant furniture which we used for every meal.
There are no separate facilities close by , but we would not hesitate in recommending this property if a relaxing holiday is what your looking for.
Many thanks Andrew for letting us use your lovely property
The Craig Family - Worcestershire
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