Houseboat | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Clouded Yellow offers a unique opportunity to stay aboard a traditional canal barge without the worry of locks and waterways. She is custom built to offer the maximum comfort and style for 6 people sleeping in two cabins and a salon or Summer House. Both cabins have their own en suite shower/wc and a third bathroom is available in the Summer House alongside.
Blagdon Water provides the visitor with peace and tranquillity nowadays rarely found. Clouded Yellow provides the perfect location in which to relax and enjoy the surrounding countryside and wildlife which freely roams around her.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bude 15 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 65 km, Nearest railway: Exeter 65 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
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Clouded Yellow is boarded via the stern which is spacious enough to seat 6 comfortably thereby allowing dining alfresco as the sun sets and the birds go about their business. Take a couple of steps down into the large, open plan salon and galley from where you can view the lake in comfort. Carefully selected pine features and gentle colour tones educe a real sense of relaxation.
Thoughtful location of the kitchen sink makes the washing up a delight! For the chilly evenings a wood burning stove makes the boat a real snug. Along a corridor lies the twin cabin with shower/wc next door and finally the double en suite has its own private deck from which to relax. Fishing from Clouded Yellow is encouraged and the lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout which taste particularly good on the barbecue.
|Further details outdoors|
Blagdon Water is a 35 acre site with 15 acres of newly planted woodland. As the visitor drives through the young trees the lake appears at the far end of the site. Clouded Yellow has her own exclusive 3 acres with barbecue and picnic area. Painted Lady and Swallow Tail accompany her on the lake but are well hidden in their own private areas. As you walk across the site you may encounter deer, rabbits, hare, foxes, buzzards, kestrels, barn owls, woodpeckers, kingfishers and numerous water-birds including two recently arrived swans.
Blagdon Water is proud to be an energy efficient and environmental project using solar power and has recently been awarded a silver award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
Due to the nature of Blagdon Water and the fact that Clouded Yellow is solar powered, we cannot provide most everyday electrical appliances. However the galley is very well equipped and provides all you need for a comfortable break. A generator is available for the use of irons, hair-dryers etc. A 12volt charger is available for charging mobile phones.
Although we welcome children of all ages, parents must be aware of the nature of the holiday and the obvious proximity to deep water. Life jackets are available.
The West Country region
Devon is one of the most beautiful and diverse counties in England and is renown for its dramatic and unspoilt northern coast line. Both Exmoor and Dartmoor provide wonderful walking and horse riding opportunities with breathtaking countryside, peace and tranquillity. Many National Trust properties such as Castle Drogo, Buckland Abbey, Saltram House, Finch Foundry, Lydford Gorge are within easy reach. Theme parks are in abundance around Bude and further along the North Devon coast.
Blagdon Water offers the visitor to this wonderful county an ideal location from which to explore.
Holsworthy is a small rural market town in North Devon, 14 miles from Launceston and the Cornish border. The holiday town of Bude only 8 miules to the west offers many seaside activities and great shopping. Bude is the home of the renown Jazz Festival on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Roadford Lake offers many water sports such as sailing and windsurfing and is only 10 miles away. Holsworthy provides the visitor with everyday shopping, a good sized supermarket, a weekly farmers market on Wednesdays. An organic farm shop only 1 mile away provides excellent quality meat and vegetables. Horse riding can be arranged. Cycle routes surround the property. There are many places to eat in the surrounding area varying from the exceptional to the everyday.
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4 Jan 2012
"a peaceful relaxing holiday"
lovely peaceful location.houseboat and boat house really nicely decorated.Dermot very welcoming-music playing when we arrived a nice touch.Pete enjoyed fishing from the deck and caught some trout.Waitrose only a couple of miles away so very convenient for food shopping.
3 Jan 2012
"Absolute perfection in every aspect"
This holiday is privacy and tranquility in the most beautiful setting. The thought and attention to detail is outstanding with comfort and cleanliness assured.
For wildlife enthusiasts there is much to see including waterfowl, buzzards, owls, kingfishers and deer, and fishing in the lake for trout is included.
An inspirational concept for a truly unique and relaxing holiday. It is a credit to the pleasant and helpful owners.
We are returning for a fourth visit in 2012
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