Three Bears' Lodge
About the home
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THREE BEARS' 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 and Leisure Parc , within which the lodge is situated , is set in hundreds of acres of Forestry Commision woodland . The lodge is adjacent to the first tee of the golf course and has superb uninterrupted views over the course and to 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 free membership for guests to the Penstowe Manor leisure facilities 10 minutes away at Kilkhampton where facilities include 22 metre tropically heated indoor pool , outdoor heated pool with children's pool , giant widescreen TV , sauna and jacuzzi * , indoor green bowls * , 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 , 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 / barbeques .
Onsite activities include an 18 hole golf course - the lodge is situated adjacent to the first tee with uninterrupted views over the golf course to the open countryside beyond . There are also two fishing lakes onsite 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 ( shower, basin & WC ) , 2 x twin . Bathroom with bath plus shower over, basin & WC . Open plan fitted kitchen with fridge , freezer , dishwasher , coffee maker , microwave et al ! Crockery and cutlery are all included as are all cooking utensils .
Dining area and lounge with two settees ( one of which doubles as a sofabed if more than six guests are present ) .
Thermostatically controlled heating throughout . Electric oven & hob , microwave , fridge , separate freezer , coffee maker , dishwasher , 32" TV with Freeview , DVD , CD /MP3 / Radio . ELECTRICITY ( March - October ) , BED LINEN AND TOWELS INCLUDED IN TARRIFF . 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 as the gate latches are positioned on the outside ) with furniture for relaxing or barbecues . There are numerous DVDs , board games and a set of golf clubs provided in the lodge for guests . A high chair and travel cot are also available at no extra cost - the lodge is most definitely toddler friendly !
The lodge is a non smoking property .
* Free Penstowe membership is unavailable on short breaks and rentals under £475 per week .
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Gym, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pools:||Shared indoor Pool, Shared outdoor pool (heated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool / 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 bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Tennis court on site, Shared garden, BBQ, Shared tennis court on site, Private fishing lake / river|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
The Lodge was built and fitted out to an extremely high standard and level of comfort and the interior walls and ' Cathedral ' ceiling are pine which makes for a superb living environment .
It is situated adjacent to the first tee of the golf course with uninterrupted views over the fairways to the open country beyond .
THE RENTAL IS INCLUSIVE OF FREE MEMBERSHIP FOR FOUR PEOPLE TO PENSTOWE MANOR LEISURE FACILITIES IN KILKHAMPTON 15 MINUTES FROM THE LODGE . THE PENSTOWE FACILITIES INCLUDE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR POOLS , RESTAURANT , BARS , ENTERTAINMENT ETC .
Further details outdoors:
There are decked areas to the front and side of the Lodge which are ideal for barbecues or simply for sitting and enjoying the uninterrupted view over the golf course and beyond . The Lodge is situated in the middle of hundreds of acres of Forestry Commission land and there are innumerable and varied walks available to guests as a result .
A deposit of one third of the rental charge is payable at the time of booking . The balance of the rental is payable eight weeks before the date of occupation . In the event of cancellation , the deposit will be forfeited unless an alternative booking is made by a third party for the specific week / weeks originally agreed . The owner will make every effort to obtain an alternative booking in the event of cancellation .
The West Country / Devon 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 - not necessarily in that order !).
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.
The Bideford / Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc area
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.
For the enjoyment of local hospitality and real ales in historic surroundings, all within a few miles of the lodge, here are a few suggestions:
How to get there
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From junction 27 of the M5 take the North Devon Link Road (A361), bypass the town of Barnstaple on to the A39 towards Bideford and Bude. Cross the bridge at Bideford, bypassing the town and continuing towards Bude. Pass through Fairy Cross, Horns Cross and Bucks Cross and at Clovelly Cross, a roundabout with adjacent garage, continue straight on towards Bude. Four miles from this point you will come to the brow of a hill on Bursdon Moor, turn left signposted for Hartland Forest Golf Club. Follow this road for just over one and a half miles, ignore the sharp right bend and carry straight over the small junction signposted Hartland Forest, continue for 300 yards until you reach the entrance on your right. . Travel time from junction 27 of the M5 is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. From Barnstaple, twenty five miles distant, there is a sprinter train connecting to the Intercity rail service at Exeter, alternatively Tiverton Parkway, (Paddington to Penzance main line), is approximately a one hour fifteen minutes drive. Newquay Airport is approximately a one hour drive and Exeter Airport is approximately a one and a half hour drive.
Activities near Bideford
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
28 Feb 2013
We had a fantastic holiday! The lodge was perfect with everything we needed, well equipped, lots of room and lovely to sit around the big table eating, chatting and chilling out together. The site... more
03 Jan 2013
As a group of 15 friends (9 adults and 6 children) we booked both lodges for a New Year break. Booking was simple and we were e-mailed directions and additional information. On arrival at the site... more
29 Dec 2012
We stayed at Three Bear's Lodge Christmas week 2012, we had a brilliant time.
The lodge is well decorated, it was lovely and cosy, it had real homely feel to it.
David had put a christmas... more
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|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|3rd Nov - 22nd Dec||3 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|22nd Dec - 5th Jan||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|5th Jan - 16th Feb||5 Jan 13||16 Feb 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|16th Feb - 23rd Feb||16 Feb 13||23 Feb 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|23rd Feb - 2nd Mar||23 Feb 13||2 Mar 13||£ 380||-||-||1 Week|
|2nd Mar - 4th May||2 Mar 13||4 May 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|4th May - 25th May||4 May 13||25 May 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|25th May - 1st June||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|1st June - 6th July||1 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|6th July - 13th July||6 Jul 13||13 Jul 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|13th July - 31st Aug||13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|31st Aug - 14th Sep||31 Aug 13||14 Sep 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|14th Sep - 2nd Nov||14 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|2nd Nov - 21st Dec||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|21st Dec - 4th Jan||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Tariff is inclusive of electricity
Special offers or early booking discounts are often available - check owner's website for details .
Returning guests receive a 10% discount on advertised rates .
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