Log cabin | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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NUTHATCH LODGE IS A NORTH DEVON + ( PLUS ) MEMBER - 2013
FREE MEMBERSHIP TO PENSTOWE MANOR LEISURE FACILITIES INCLUDING 22 METRE TROPICALLY HEATED INDOOR SWIMMING POOL - IS INCLUDED IN THE TARIFF . PENSTOWE MANOR OPENS SEASONALLY .
WOOLFARDISWORTHY ( WOOLSERY ) NEAR CLOVELLY
( Bideford 13 miles - Bude 13 miles )
The small village of Woolfardisworthy , two miles away along a quiet tree lined road , is situated in the heart of North Devon and offers guests a local shop and Post Office along with a warm, friendly pub ' The Farmer's Arms ' .
Hartland Forest Golf Club , within which the lodge is situated , is set in hundreds of acres of Forestry Commision woodland . The lodge is adjacent to the the golf course and has superb uninterrupted views over the open countryside beyond . The immediate area is home to many species of birds such as Woodpeckers and Barn Owls and otters can be seen in the nearby river . Wild deer also inhabit the adjoining woodland .
The rental charge on this property includes full reimbursment to guests for the use of the Penstowe Manor leisure facilities 10 minutes away at Kilkhampton where facilities include 22 metre tropically heated indoor pool , giant widescreen TV , sauna and jacuzzi * , pool tables * , table tennis * , tennis court * , squash court * , badminton courts * , amusement arcade , children's play area , cabaret suite , lounge bar and restaurant . ( * denotes extra cost ) The facilities are open seasonally from March 17th - October 31st .
Bude , a further ten minutes away , offers excellent shopping restaurants and bars , a leisure pool and sports activities , coarse and sea fishing. Surfing canoeing and body boarding schools can also be found in Bude and sailing in Kilkhampton.
The Property :
A lovely detached authentic Finnish lodge ( designed , insulated to a high standard and built on site by Finnish professionals ) is situated within Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc , 2 miles from Woolfardisworthy .
Finished to a standard of excellence , this charming, ground floor property offers well equipped, open plan accommodation with en suite facilities and a delightful decked area , ideal for alfresco dining .
Onsite activities include golf and fishing Ther are also two onsite fishing lakes stocked with Carp , Roach and Tench . Fishing is free to guests at our lodge .
This is a perfect base from which to enjoy the Devon and Cornwall coastline and to explore all that the region has to offer. The immediate area has many attractions for children - The Big Sheep and Milky Way are a short drive ( 15 minutes) from the Lodge .
The ' Eden Project ' is approximately one hour's journey from the lodge whilst Jamie Oliver's Restaurant at Watergate Bay and Rick Stein's Restaurants at Padstowe are fifty minutes away .
The lodge is built on one level .
There are three bedrooms : 1 x double with en suite ( bath with shower over , basin & WC ) , 2 x twin . Bathroom with bath plus shower over, basin & WC . Open plan fitted kitchen with fridge , freezer , dishwasher , coffee maker , microwave etc. Crockery and cutlery are all included as are all cooking utensils .
Dining area and lounge with two settees .
Thermostatically controlled heating throughout . Electric oven & hob , microwave , fridge , separate freezer , coffee maker , dishwasher , 32" TV with Freeview , DVD , CD /MP3 / Radio . ELECTRICITY , BED LINEN AND TOWELS INCLUDED IN TARIFF . On site golf course and fishing lakes .
Off road parking for unlimited number of cars .
Enclosed decked area ( young children and toddlers are totally secure within the railed decked area ) with furniture for relaxing or barbecues . There are numerous board games provided in the lodge for guests . A high chair and travel cot are also available at no extra cost - the lodge is toddler friendly .
The lodge is a non smoking property .
* Reimbursment for Penstowe access is unavailable on short breaks and rentals under £475 per week .
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sandymouth - 15 minutes|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 70 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 35 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
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|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||Shared indoor pool, Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river|
The West Country region
In an area of outstanding natural beauty set against the spectacular Atlantic coastline to the west and the Bristol Channel to the north, the 17,000 acres of the Hartland Peninsula offer a landscape of wonderful contrasts.
As you cross the peninsula , high open moorland and ancient woodland give way to coastal waterfalls tumbling from hanging valleys onto rocky shores . These meandering valleys afford shelter from the prevailing winds to create a micro - climate which supports an abundance of wild flowers, rare lichens, culm grassland , insects, birds and animals.
Hartland Forest covers 1000 acres and is home to herds of wild deer, yet is just 5 miles away from North Devon's beautiful Heritage coastline and miles of sandy beaches.
Hartland Forest Golf & Leisure Parc is situated within Hartland Forest , close to the Atlantic coast of North Devon which is steeped in a tradition of smuggling and wrecking , and famous for its timeless fishing villages , including Hartland and Clovelly which are just 5 miles away . Renowned the world over for its flower strewn cottages and steep cobbled footpath falling to the 14th century harbour, Clovelly should not be missed by visitors to Devon whilst Hartland Quay and its incredible geological features and beauty so impressed Walt Disney that it formed the backdrop to the opening of his film of Robert Louis Stevenson's ' Treasure Island '.
Lundy Island can be visited by boat from Clovelly or Bideford Quay and is populated by just a few souls, many seals and puffins.
For garden and historic house enthusiasts, a visit to Hartland Abbey , Tapeley House and Gardens, Arlington Court, RHS Rosemoor Gardens and Marwood Gardens would be worthwhile.
The Atlantic ( Factory Shopping ) Village on the outskirts of Bideford offers ' Retail Therapy ' and Dartington Crystal at Torrington is well worth a visit.
The Burton Art Gallery at Bideford exhibits a variety of local works and also varied touring shows
There are many local potteries and craft studios to be found in surrounding villages.
Just a short drive along the Cornish coast are Tintagel, Boscatle, Crackington Haven, Polzeath, Port Isaac ( where ' Doc Martin ' is filmed ), Rock and Padstow. (The latter notable for its association with Rick Stein's eateries and as a former home to Sir Walter Raleigh )
The whole of the Devon and Cornwall coastline is easily accessible from the lodge and offers unsurpassed holiday attractions for adults and children alike, throughout the year.
There are many local beaches and coves including 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 local 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 many places including Clovelly, Hartland Quay and Appledore and sea fishing trips go out from Clovelly.
Coarse fishing locations include the Upper Tamar Lake, Jennetts, Melbury and Darracott reservoirs and trout fishing is available at Roadford and Colliford Lakes.
Wreck diving is available off Lundy.
A number of 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.
Other 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 the many 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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