Dartmoor Valley Lodges
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Lodge | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
NOTE*** We have TWO identical nearly lodges right next door to each other, but only one Holiday Lettings advert. That means even if the dates you want are showing as booked, we may still be able to accommodate you, so please call or send me an email enquiry if that is the case. Now back to the blurb…
Eden Valley Lodge and Dartmoor Valley Lodge are a pair of fully equipped interior designed detached residences, both with private hot tubs set in the grounds of the Honicombe Manor, which is itself positioned in the Tamar Valley - a superb rural haven well known for its outstanding natural beauty.
This area has so much to offer the whole family. Visit the glorious sandy beach at Whitsand Bay with dramatic scenery and sheer cliffs, enjoy a visit to The Eden project with its giant bio-domes of exotic plants from across the globe, explore Cotehele House and gardens or visit the vibrant naval city of Plymouth with attractions in abundance. Travel 17 miles to Dartmoor National Park, with scenic, undulating moorlands and a myriad of historic sites and monuments. The charismatic fishing port of Polperro is a 50 minute drive; a picturesque cove of harbour, quaint streets and traditional inns serving Cornish ales and cyders. From here the coastal path to Looe is a pleasurable walk across the cliff tops. Golitha Falls is a nearby captivating destination, with spectacular waterfalls that weave their way through ancient oak and beech woodlands. The fascinating prehistoric and geological sites of Bodmin Moor can be easily reached which is popular among walkers for its heritage centre located in the disused engine house.
Perfect for families and large groups with a bright, modern ambiance. The open plan living room has a breakfast bar and is equipped with a contemporary corner sofa, digital flat-screen and Nintendo Wii. The immaculate interior includes two double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms, a double sofa bed (to accommodate an additional two guests by prior consent with the owner) and the convenience of bath and shower rooms and outside, you can relax in the private hot-tub on the south facing enclosed decked patio.
Situated opposite the children's play area, with large open grassed areas, the kids can play safely. There is a court/hard area for tennis or football just up from the lodge which really does make a unique holiday option for a families and friends. The owners have provided membership to the nearby China Fleet Country Club, with excellent leisure facilities including a fantastic golf course and superb swimming pool with flume - available all year. Discounted fees apply. For the more energetic why not visit the Adrenalin Quarry near Liskeard which offers coasteering and bungee jumping or try your hand on a Segway Personal Transporter around the woodlands at Siblyback Lake on the edge of Bodmin Moor where you can even hire a kayak or try wakeboarding! There is so much fun to be had in and around Honicombe Manor you will be spoilt for choice and what better way to relax after long fun-filled days than to sink into the warm swirling waters of the private hot tub!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Whitsand 28 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 90 km, Nearest railway: Gunnislake 2 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, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Open Plan Kitchen/Diner/Sitting Room with Double Sofa Bed
Patio Door to Private balcony.
Bedroom 2 Double.
Bedroom 4 Twin.
Shower Room with WC.
Bedroom 1 Double.
Bedroom 3 Twin.
Bathroom with WC.
Towels and bed linen included.
Complimentary access to China Fleet Country Club on a pay as you go basis. Two adult and four child membership cards provided in the lodge, other members of the party can enter as guests and a slightly higher entry charge will apply to them.
The Cornwall region
The property is set on the edge of the Tamar Valley, between Callington and Gunnislake a 5 minute drive drive from the Tamar estuary in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
There has been a dwelling on the Honicombe Manor site, in the beautiful Tamar Valley for over 670 years. The first assessment of properties, rentals and tenants was made In the Assession Roll of Calstock in 1333 (now in possession of the Duchy of Cornwall) and in the Manor of Calstock, there was a dwelling with 32 acres attached called ‘Honyacombe’.
Honey derived from the Anglo–Saxon ‘Honiga‘, meaning Honied and the Celtic word ‘Combe’ meaning Valley. Therefore the meaning of Honeycombe is honeyed or fruitful valley, and is descriptive of the valley which opens onto the River Tamar just below Calstock.
The area was a market garden long before the mining industry invaded its woods and hills, and regularly supplied Plymouth and the Navy with vegetables and fruit. To this day the valley at the head of which Honicombe stands is lush, densely wooded and fertile.
There are plenty of beaches within striking distance of Honicombe, on the North and South coasts of Devon and Cornwall. Here are details of a few:
On the South Coast:
East Looe. Sandy beach, ideal for families with young children. Toilets and refreshments nearby. NO DOGS ALLOWED.
Menabilly. Mixed beach conditions – sandy, stony.
Polerris. Small sandy harbour beach. Car park, café and pub beside beach. NO DOGS ALLOWED.
Crinnis. Also known as Carlyon Bay. Private beach, daily car park charges. Sandy beach. NO DOGS ALLOWED. (Note: Naturist beach at Shorthorn Coveat the far end of Crinnis.)
Charlestown. Two small sandy beaches. NO DOGS ALLOWED.
Porthpean. Wide sandy beach, good for bathing. NO DOGS ALLOWED.
Portmellion. Approached through Mevasissey or Gorman. Small sandyish beach.
Millendreath. Small sandy beach.Refreshments and toilets available during summer season
Seaton. Large beach of sand and small pebbles. Toilets and refreshments available during summer season.
Whitsand Bay. Large car park. Beach is mainly sand – access difficult. No facilities except Lifeguard during summer months.
On the North Coast:
Bude. A large seaside resort with an excellent beach called Summerleaze which includes a free tidal swimming pool. At low tide the sand extends north to Crooklets Beach.
Widemouth Bay. A large sandy beach with good surfing and parking/facilities close to the beach.
Millook Haven. A large pebble beach which is usually quiet due to limited parking and no facilities.
Crackington Haven. A large sandy beach with plenty of rock pools and a slipway to the beach. There are excellent views from the 400 foot cliffs
The Strangles. A large sand/shingle beach with plenty of sand at low tide. The beach is quiet even in the summer due to a difficult climb down to the beach. There are no facilities
Bissiney Haven. A pleasant sandy cove which is completely covered by high tide. Access to the beach is via steep steps which are not suitable for wheel chairs or push chairs
Trebarwith Strand. A long stretch of sandy beach which is popular with families and surfers. Note that the beach is completely covered by high tide for several hours. Access to the beach is by climbing over rocks (not suitable for wheel chairs.
Port Gaverne. A sheltered narrow cove with plenty of sand at low tide. Popular with families and its also worth exploring neighbouring Port Isaac. Parking is at Port Isaac, but unfortunately the main car park gets full on sunny days.
Polzeath. A super family beach with a large expanse of sand and excellent surfing. There is also a small cove at the north of Polzeath beach called Pentireglaze Haven. At Polzeath there is level access to the beach by the beach car park. At New Polzeath there are steps down to the beach.
Trevone Bay. Pleasant, sandy-bay, popular with families. There is a small slope to the beach (and steps from one of the car parks). To the west of the main beach there is also a rocky beach with tidal pool. There is excellent scenery and good coastal walks to Trevose Head.
Padstow. Picturesque, harbour town on the western banks of the Camel Estuary. To the north of the town and accessible by the coast path is a super stretch of sand from St Georges Cove to Harbour Cove and Hawkers Cove. The walk from Padstow to St Georges Cove takes about 20 minutes. There are great views across the estuary.
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2 Dec 2013
"Just what we needed!"
We stayed in the lodge for a long weekend with friends. The location is perfect, the accommodation was very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped.… More
9 Oct 2012
"Lovely family holiday"
We stayed at dartmoor lodge in August for 1 week, shame it rained nearly every day but that did't spoil our week. The lodge was nice and cleen and spacious and coming back to the hot tub was very nice. The club itself had a nice bar with good food and a very good swimming pool. Lots of different places to go and see from this location.
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