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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
Kingslake has 16 stunning self catering properties. The lodges and cottages sleep from two to eight people. Situated in the heart of the beautiful Devon countryside, along a private drive and away from any hustle and bustle. The 10 stone built cottages are set around sheltered water gardens, and enjoy a tranquil rural atmosphere, three of them with beautiful views across the rolling green meadow to Kitchen Lake, while the others have a range of private courtyard outdoor spaces or views of the well established gardens. Mown paths meander through the camping meadow, leading to the woodland walk and round 6 of the lakes, where over 50 species of birds have been spotted.
Enjoy the abundance of wildlife and seven coarse fishing lakes in a peaceful, idyllic setting. A safe environment for children with plenty of space to explore; they can try the nine hole golf pitch 'n' putt, feed the ponies, Kune Kune pigs, chickens and ducks, make sandcastles, play on the swings, in the pirate fort and climbing frame while the adults relax on the patio and tend the barbecue after a hard days fishing!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||14:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Exeter|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
This newly refurbished converted stone cottage, with beams, wooden flooring, and stylish open plan living area is a delight for anyone wanting to stay in a luxury property that offers an abundance of activites. Whether it's the supberb fishing, local areas to explore a touch of pitch 'n' putt or just whiling the time away with a great book. Kingslakes has a little for everyone.
|Further details outdoors|
To the rear of Holly, the newly constructed decking area allows you to host a family sized BBQ with room for friends to share, complemented by southfacing views of the lucious green rolling meadow down to our famous Kitchen Lake. We have had over 50 species of bird spotted here on site, coupled with the local Red Deer herds that drink and rest near the wild tench lake. Wildlife at its best in abundance.
The car parking area is vast and provides plenty of space. There is a launderette with a washing machine and tumble dryer operated on a coin meter, plus ironing boards and irons. We also have severeal information points on site where you can seek out new destinations to explore.
We charge extra for fishing, all guests wishing to fish must have an up-to-date NRA License, and are required to follow our on site fishing rules. The weekly charge for fishing is £20 per week per person for two rods, Our normal holiday period is Saturday to Saturday although we are willing to accept short breaks so please call us to have a chat about your needs.
The Devon region
Kingslake is situated in 'The Ruby Country' between the two market towns of Holsworthy and Hatherleigh. Centrally located for sightseeing in north or south Devon, 20 mins from Okehampton and Dartmoor and 25 mins from the beautiful beaches at Bude. The Eden project is an hour's drive along with the beautiful Lost Gardens of Heligan and many other places of interest in Cornwall and Devon are easily accessible.
Holsworthy and Hatherleigh are small friendly market towns, both have a number of pubs with restaurants. Hatherleigh has a traditional country market on Tuesday mornings with several auctions. One is their famous poultry auction where sellers bring their livestock of all sizes and shapes from small birds to large Geese, guinea pigs, rabits and ferrets alike.the other is the Household auction where you'll find many an interesting item ranging from plants, shrubs and household effects to garden furniture and tools. Holsworthy has a market on Wednesday selling a variety of local produce. Many stalls at both markets sell all sorts of things and the pubs have local brewed beers and good food.
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27 Aug 2012
"Secluded location, good 3 star accommodation"
We went as a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 teenagers, 15 and 13. Saturday on arrival we were greeted and shown our cottage. First impressions were that it did smell a bit damp. The kids first impressions were that it was an old persons house. It may have been the old flowery settee! We were told that the fridge may not work properly and that a new one was on its way, Tuesday! Great I thought having brought milk and meat etc. However it wasnt too much of a problem because the weather was poor anyway, but they could have warned us! The cottage is for 6 and we only had 4 of us, and I don't think there would be enough room for 6 people(especially adults) to be fair. There isn't enough comfy chair space for a start! The reason the damp smell lingers is probably because of the shower room. Once you have all had one it takes a while for the damp air to escape. The were some grizzles about the comfiness of the beds too. The lack of wi-fi and phone signal were also a little gripe by the teens but it did make us play some card games together!! Also, the flies were very annoying, once the rain disappeared and the sun came out, so did the flies!!
However having said all that, the cottage was clean and had mostly everything you needed. The setting was very secluded and there is lots of wildlife. Also, my husband did teach my son some fishing and it was an ideal place for that, plenty for him to catch. (Although probably not hard enough for the more hard core fisherman!)
Will we go back? As a family-no I don't think so. There are many other places to go and enjoy.
Recommended to families with young children who like to fish and don't mind travelling for days out!
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are sorry you were not fully happy with your stay with us. To address some of your points: we only found out that the fridge was not working at full capacity on the Saturday morning (the freezer was still working) we ordered a new one immediately and were promised delivery on Sunday; unfortunately they changed the delivery to Tuesday. Sorry we can't control the weather and it was a wet week and the wettest summer on record - in the country we get flies with warm damp weather! The furnishings are 'cottagey' but we take note that they may not appeal to teenagers and we plan to replace the suite. The suite seats 5 adults comfortably and there is a basket type chair with cushions as extra. The disabled shower room is on the ground floor off the living area, it has an extractor fan and windows that can be opened, but may take a little while to air after a lot of use. The beds are all hotel standard, some are pocket sprung as reccommended by the tourist board. Sorry we don't have wi fi or a brilliant phone signal - this is due to our location. Our visitors say that the fishing is excellent and we have lakes to appeal to all capabilities. We want all our visitors to have a good holiday and we appreciate helpful comments about ways to improve their holiday experience.
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