Kestrel is a fully-accessible luxury, lakeside lodge with magnificent views across our coarse fishing lake to the Devon countryside beyond. Mallard has a bright and airy living area with wide patio doors to a private terrace overlooking the lake. There is a sofa bed in the lounge which will accommodate 1 adult or 2 children under 12 years. There is an HDTV with built in DVD/CD in the lounge and a second TV in the master bedroom. The kitchen is equipped with an oven & hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer and dishwasher. There is a master double bedroom with a faux leather king size bed, fitted double wardrobe, dressing chest and bedside cabinets. The second bedroom has faux leather twin beds, a double fitted wardrobe, dressing table and bedside cabinet. There is a fully accessible wet room with a power shower.
All our lodges have individually controlled gas central heating, double glazing and they are fully-accessible featuring extra-wide doorways, grab rails, and lever taps. Each has a private parking space immediately outside and a covered porch where guests can store bikes, surfboards, walking boots and mobility equipment. Each lodge has access to a washing line and there is a barbecue area.
Set in the heart of Ruby country (so called after the Ruby Red cattle farmed locally), Blagdon Farm is only a few minutes from the wide sandy North Cornwall beaches at Bude and Widemouth Bay, the stunning Cornish resorts of Boscastle and Padstow (home to Rick Stein's famous seafood restaurant), and the spectacular scenery of Dartmoor and Exmoor. The ancient port of Clovelly and historic Tintagel Castle are close by and the attractions of the Eden Project, the Tate St. Ives, and RHS Rosemoor Gardens are all within easy reach.
The bright lights of Launceston with its ancient castle, steam railway and bustling shopping centre is just 10 miles away. Here you will find Tescos, a retail park and many local shops. The pretty market town of Holsworthy is just 5 miles away where you will find crafts, excellent local produce and there is a market every Wednesday.
All our lodges are South facing with private terraces enjoying magnificent views over our own coarse-fishing lake to the rolling Devon fields and woodland beyond.
Blagdon Farm is the perfect place from which to explore Devon and Cornwall and you'll be sure of a very warm welcome.
Established in the late 1990s the accommodation at Blagdon Farm, previously rated at 4 and 5 stars with an Accessibility rating of M3A, was a South West Excellence Award Winner in 2007.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bude 13 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 80 km, Nearest railway: Plymouth 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|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, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
Blagdon is situated close to the border between Devon and Cornwall – so you can enjoy the natural landscapes of both areas as well as a wide variety of local attractions.
There are wide sandy beaches and good surfing at Widemouth Bay, Bude, Westward Ho!, Northam and Saunton Sands. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moor, or meander along our wonderful rivers – the Tamar, the Taw, the Torridge, and the Carey.
Blagdon is also close to Roadford Reservoir and Tamar Lakes, both managed by the South West Lakes Trust. Here you will find a variety of activities, from dinghy sailing and windsurfing to kayacking.
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to Angling - whether it's coarse, sea or fly fishing there are lots of places nearby. The area is criss-crossed by a network of cycle paths and there are lots of accessible pathways for those with less mobility.
Attractions within a 25 mile radius include:
North Devon coast including Bude, Widemouth Bay, Saunton Sands and Westward Ho!:
North Cornwall coast including Padstow and Port Isaac.
The magnificent moors of Dartmoor to the East, Exmoor to the North and Bodmin Moor to the West.
Lundy Island (day trips by boat from Bideford available in season)
Roadford Reservoir and Tamar Lakes, walk, wheel or cycle around the lake, or enjoy a range of watersports including windsurfing, sailing, kayacking and fishing.
Launceston, ancient stannery town and capital of Cornwall.
Holsworthy, bustling market town with charming square and market every Wednesday.
Clovelly, privately owned ancient port with it's reknown cobbled high street (please note an entrance charge applies)
Bude, fabulous coastal resort and home to the famous Bude Jazz festival which takes place every August.
Tavistock, market town set in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park.
Hartland Abbey and Hartland Point.
As well as a magnificent range of National Trust gardens we are also very close to:
RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington
Tapeley Park, Instow
Docton Mill, Nr. Hartland
Recapture the wonderful days of steam on the Launceston Steam Railway, at Dingles Steam Village in Lifton or on the Bodmin Steam Railway.
Step back in time at the historic mining port of Morwellham Quay, near Tavistock
Enjoy creative crafts at Dartington Crystal, Torrington and Brannams Pottery in Barnstaple.
There is lots of family fun to be had at the Milky Way, just outside Clovelly; the Big Sheep at Bideford and at Watermouth Castle & Family Theme Park.
Enjoy animal encounters at Tamar Otter Sanctuary near Launceston, the Big Sheep at Bideford, and at the Alpaca Park near Halwill.