Three Owls Lodge
Log cabin | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
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THREE OWLS 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 golf course fairways 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 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 , 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 .
The lodge is situated adjacent to the fairways 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 , colour TV with Freeview , DVD , CD /MP3 / Radio . ELECTRICITY ( March - October ) , BED LINEN AND TOWELS INCLUDED IN TARIFF . On site golf course and fishing lakes .
Off road parking for unlimited number of cars .
Decked area overlooking fields and golf course with furniture for relaxing or barbecues . There are numerous DVDs and board games 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 no smoking property .
* Reimbursment for Penstowe leisure facilities is unavailable on short breaks and rentals under £475 per week .
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||4 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 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, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's 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||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|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 .
WE WILL REIMBURSE GUESTS FOR THE USE OF PENSTOWE MANOR LEISURE FACILITIES IN KILKHAMPTON 15 MINUTES FROM THE LODGE EFFECTIVELY MAKING THE USE OF THE FACILITIES FREE OF CHARGE . THE PENSTOWE FACILITIES INCLUDE AN INDOOR POOL , RESTAURANT , BARS , ENTERTAINMENT ETC .
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 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.
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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13 Jul 2014
"Relaxing location, lake and golf nearby for teenage sons"
Lovely log cabin, very well equipped. 3 tv's great for teenagers' evening viewing! Ivyleaf golf course v handy. Pool at Penstowe bonus for wet days. Attractive coastline, Bude to the South,… More
19 Aug 2013
"A real home from home in Devon"
From the first phone call in January to the day before we arrived David couldn't have been more helpful. When we arrived at our 8 person lodge we couldn't believe how well it was kitted out … More
6 Jul 2013
"Idyllic location, cannot wait to return."
From the first conversations with the owners to the very last day I have nothing but nice things to say about our holiday. It really felt like home from home but with glorious views! We had everything… More
29 Aug 2012
"Re-charge your batteries in the beautiful Devon countryside"
Twelve members of our family stayed at Hartland last week, renting both Three Owls and Three Bears lodges. Although the weather wasn't kind to us, it didn't mar our holiday at all. The sur… More
6 Aug 2012
"Amazing lodge in with stunning outlook."
This lodge is fab ! Set in peaceful location with great views over looking golf course and Devon countryside. Kids loved feeding ducks, lots to do in surrounding area, stunning beaches,.gnome reserve… More
23 Jul 2012
"wonderful relaxing holiday"
We stayed at Three Owls for 2 wks and had the most relaxing holiday,the lodge is situated in the most stunning location overlooking hartlands golf course & the countryside. it is a very peaceful site … More
2 Jul 2012
We had a brilliant stay at Three Owls Lodge. The accommodation was clean, spacious and comfortable with a fully equipped kitchen and in an amazing setting.
It's situation with the view overlooking the golf course and not being overlooked by anyone else was perfect.
The lodge was in a perfect spot for total relaxation but near enough to drive to plenty of lovely pubs and beautiful beaches most of which were dog friendly. There are also some amazing walks nearby.
We would definately stay here again and will recommend it to friends and family.
All in all a wonderful week which just wasn't long enough!
28 Jun 2011
"Spotlessly clean accomodation in a very peaceful location"
We stayed at the lodge for 5 days, we booked the lodge within a month of our stay so we therefore received a very competive rate which meant that the lodge represented very good value for money. We… More
Larger towels are now provided as a result of Jane's comments .
9 Jun 2011
"real home from home comforts"
Very welcoming accommodation, owner very flexible with arrival time. The lodge had everything that you need for a comfortable stay. The views from the lodge enable you to see numerous different kind… More
The nearest shop is actually only six or seven minutes away in Woolsery .
I will ensure that my joining instructions are more comprehensive and give better directions in future !
7 Jun 2011
"Fabulous Holiday and Fabulous Hosts - just what we wanted"
Three owls was perfect. I stayed with my best friend and my two god sons for 10 days. David (the owner) could not have been more helpful. The lodge was very comfortable and when our husbands arrived… More
Although the lodge is in a rural setting , we offer free leisure facilities and club entertainment fifteen minutes away in Kilkhampton so that hopefully guests can have the best of both worlds.
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