Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Whether you want a quiet romantic break for two with al fresco dining over looking Dartmoor… or if you want to take the family away, to enjoy fishing, walking, cycling, archery, swimming or surfing, horse riding or sampling the local tipple, then you’ll certainly enjoy your stay.
A truly tranquil setting. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace, hearing the delightful bird song. Then why not enjoy a splash in the indoor pool or spend the day fishing in the well stocked private lake. Stroll to the local pub to sample some local tipple with a hearty meal. With the spectacular Dartmoor views from the terrace, why not share a bottle of wine until the sun sets, then enjoy the amazing stars and silence.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bude 29 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 69 km, Nearest railway: Exeter 58 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||Sauna, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage has a good sized south facing terrace which enjoys spectacular views of Dartmoor. The terrace is fully enclosed, with table and seating, with BBQ.
The lounge area has a leather sofabed, (which opens out to a 4ft wide bed), with a well equipped kitchen.
The heated indoor pool has roman steps leading down into it which makes it ideal for small children and babies, or those lacking confidence in the water.
The laundry facilities, public pay phone, indoor swimming pool, sauna and fishing lake are all shared with the other 12 cottages at Lakeview rise.
|Further details outdoors|
Next to a working farm, surrounded by woods, the cottage is situated on 3 ½ acres of landscaped grounds.
Here you will also be able to use a very well stocked private Fishing Lake. As well as the indoor heated swimming pool and sauna, there is also a well built outdoor play area, to keep the kids or active adults occupied.
At the end of the grounds you will find a tranquil tarmac cycle path. Use this path for access to explore local walks and farmland, or take a 10 minute stroll to the Golden Inn pub, to enjoy a real ale / local cider. You will need to work up the appetite for one of their well portioned meals. The delights of Devon are in easy reach ranging from a relaxing romantic break, to cycling or hiking holiday, great fishing, excellent surfing nearby and dramatic coastline within easy reach.
Please notify when booking if the travel cot and/or highchair are required, free of charge.
Telephone, washing machine and tumbler dryer are in the adjacent laundry block.
One well behaved pet is most welcome, for an additional £25 and a security deposit of £150, however, they should NOT be left alone in the cottage or allowed to foul the gardens. Please bring your own pet basket / blanket and DO NOT allow your pet on the furniture.
Bed Linen can be provided at a cost of £7.50 per person per week
Towels can be provided at a cost of £7.50 per person per week
The West Country region
You can’t visit the West Country without eating a pasty, enjoying a cream tea or drinking cider (or freshly pressed apple juice). There is great debate about Pasties, who has the best Devon or Cornwall. In fact at a recent national award ceremony for the best pasty even they could not decide between Polmorla Pasties in Bude and Endacotts in Okehampton. You can decide who should be the real champion.
Some of Devon's most beautiful countryside lies around the traditional market towns of Holsworthy and Hatherleigh. This is Ruby Country, real Devon, off the beaten track . If you're looking for a family holiday to remember or a romantic weekend escape, Ruby Country is the place to be. Picturesque villages, winding lanes, rolling landscapes, with easy access to the dramatic atlantic coastline, make this an ideal base for bird watching, fishing, cycling, rambling, horse riding, watersports, archery or just plain relaxing.
Nestled between Dartmoor to the South, Bodmin Moor to the South West and Exmoor to the North, Ruby Country displays the colours and textures of ancient woodlands and culm grasslands. Shaped by the effects of water draining off the moors and the vast catchment area of the Torridge River, Ruby Country is the result of its people, their traditional way of life and farming practices as well as the effects those have had on nature, leaving a truly spectacular landscape to enjoy. The remote and dispersed population of Ruby Country, causes little if any light pollution so that the night skies are clearer and sharper making one of the best areas for observing the stars and planets.
Lakeview Rise is perfectly positioned for touring the whole of Devon and North Cornwall with attractions to suit all tastes.
Local activities range from Fishing (Highampton Trout lakes and Fishing Elderado), You can also enjoy fishing at Roadford and Tamar Lakes – or their wide range of water-sports. An archery centre is within walking distance, as well as immediate access to cycle paths and route marked walks. There is excellent wildlife around the property, bird watching, and general flora and fauna (everything from a family of buzzards to Deer nearby).
Hatherleigh has a very interesting Tuesday market, where you can buy anything from a Cow in the cattle market to local fruit and veg. Hatherleigh is lovely, with an award winning butchers, bakers, pottery and Iron mongers… with several good pubs. In the Autumn there is a not to be missed Tar Barrel festival and carnival, which is an absolutely brilliant taste of traditional Devon fun and frolics.
Okehampton (or Oke to the locals) is well worth a visit; with its romantic Castle, Steam train and Simmons Park. Oke is called the gateway to Dartmoor, so a great place to explore the moor. We highly recommend the excellent butchers, bakers, there is an interesting farmers market, 3 supermarkets and good overall shopping.
Bude is a popular destination, which offers great surfing all year round. For something a lot quieter, just around the corner the spectacular Sandy Mouth Bay, with its breath taking views, is a National Trust beach (at certain times of the year you can walk between Bude and Sandy Mouth – but make sure you get the tide times right).
Eating out: you are in Ruby Country, which is famous for its Grass Reared Beef. A 10 minute stroll is the Golden Inn. Iddesleigh’s ‘Duke of York’ is famous locally with the landlord rearing his own beef and lamb. If you’re heading to Bude, why not stop in at the Bickford Arms as you pass through Brandis Corner (a gastro pub, Devon style). The Camra Pub of the Year ‘Tom Cobley Tavern’ in Spreyton is just 30 mins away. The landlord was also a butcher and the steak is amazing.
If you are looking for something else to occupy the kids there are numerous adventure theme parks nearby which provide excellent fun in all weathers, Creally is a firm favourite, a bit closer to home are the Big Sheep, the Milky Way to name but a few, Bude has a great soft-play park and go-carts at Harlequinns.