Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Chaffinch is a fully-accessible luxury, lakeside lodge with magnificent views across our coarse fishing lake to the Devon countryside beyond. Chaffinch has an open plan living area with wide patio doors to a private terrace overlooking the lake. 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 pretty pine bed, fitted double wardrobe, dressing chest and bedside cabinets. The second bedroom has pretty pine beds, fitted double wardrobe, dressing table and bedside chest. 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.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bude 13 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 80 km, Nearest railway: Liskeard 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
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 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
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

The Devon region

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.

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The area

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.