Lodge 88, Hartland Forest
Lodge | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This modern Scandinavian style timber lodge is part of the Hartland Forest golf park which is set within 100s of acres of woodland which is home to a wide variety of wildlife such as deer, otters and numerous species of birds. There are also numerous fishing lakes on the park which guests can enjoy.
Nearby attractions include the North Devon Heritage Coast which is just three miles from the lodge. Other attractions within a 15 minute drive include the traditional fishing village of Clovelly, historic market towns such as Great Torrington and Holsworthy as well as the family attractions of the Milky Way and the Big Sheep.
The lodge is a 3 bedroom single story building with an open plan living space and an outside decking area with patio furniture. Larger parties can be accommodated on neighbouring lodges upon request. Free membership to Penstowe Manor leisure facilities for four guests is included in the price.
Pets are welcome.
FREE MEMBERSHIP TO PENSTOWE MANOR LEISURE FACILITIES INCLUDING 22 METRE TROPICALLY HEATED INDOOR SWIMMING POOL - IS INCLUDED IN THE TARIFF . PENSTOWE MANOR OPENS SEASONALLY FROM MARCH 17th - OCTOBER 31st .
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Various Small Beaches 8 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 80 km, Nearest railway: Bideford 12 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
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The Lodge was built and fitted out to an extremely high standard and level of comfort and the interior walls and ' Cathedral ' ceiling are pine which makes for a superb living environment .
It is situated adjacent to the first tee of the golf course with uninterrupted views over the fairways to the open country beyond .
THE RENTAL IS INCLUSIVE OF FREE MEMBERSHIP FOR FOUR PEOPLE TO PENSTOWE MANOR LEISURE FACILITIES IN KILKHAMPTON 15 MINUTES FROM THE LODGE . THE PENSTOWE FACILITIES INCLUDE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR POOLS , RESTAURANT , BARS , ENTERTAINMENT ETC.
|Further details outdoors|
The Lodge is situated in the middle of hundreds of acres of Forestry Commission land and there are innumerable and varied walks available to guests as a result.
There is outdoor decking with patio furniture.
The West Country region
Hartland Forest covers 1000 acres and is home to herds of wild deer, yet is just 8 miles away from North Devon's beautiful Heritage coastline and miles of sandy beaches.
Hartland Forest Golf & Leisure Parc is situated within Hartland Forest , close to the Atlantic coast of North Devon which is steeped in a tradition of smuggling and wrecking , and famous for its timeless fishing villages , including Hartland and Clovelly which are just 5 miles away .
The nearest village is Woolfardisworth (Woolsery) which is within two miles of the park and has a local shop and a friendly, traditional pub- The Farmer's Arms. The nearest towns are Bideford to the north and Bude to the south, both of which are about 13 miles away. .
Also very close to the lodge is the North Devon & Cornwall coast, a World Heritage Site. This includes the village of Clovelly- renowned the world over for its flower strewn cottages and steep cobbled footpath falling to the 14th century harbour, it should not be missed by visitors to Devon, whilst Hartland Quay and its incredible geological features and beauty so impressed Walt Disney that it formed the backdrop to the opening of his film of Robert Louis Stevenson's ' Treasure Island ' .
Lundy Island can be visited by boat from Clovelly or Bideford Quay and is populated by just a few souls , many seals and puffins .
For garden and historic house enthusiasts , a visit to Hartland Abbey , Tapeley House and Gardens , Arlington Court , RHS Rosemoor Gardens and Marwood Gardens would be worthwhile .
The Atlantic ( Factory Shopping ) Village on the outskirts of Bideford offers ' Retail Therapy ' and Dartington Crystal at Torrington is well worth a visit .
The Burton Art Gallery at Bideford exhibits a variety of local works and also varied touring shows
There are many local potteries and craft studios to be found in surrounding villages.
Just a short drive along the Cornish coast are Tintagel , Boscatle , Crackington Haven , Polzeath , Port Isaac ( where ' Doc Martin ' is filmed ) , Rock and Padstow . ( The latter notable for its association with Rick Stein's eateries and as a former home to Sir Walter Raleigh - not necessarily in that order ! ) .
The whole of the Devon and Cornwall coastline is easily accessible from the lodge and offers unsurpassed holiday attractions for adults and children alike , throughout the year .
Other notable attractions within an hours drive of Hartland Forest are the Eden Project, the Big Sheep and the Milky Way.
There are many local beaches and coves including Sandymouth Bay , Duck Pool , Bucks Mill , Bude , Northcott Mouth , Crooklets , Summerleaze and Widemouth Bay , Westward Ho! , Instow , Braunton and Saunton Sands.
Surfing is a popular pastime at many local beaches - British Surfing Association approved tuition is available at Bude.
At the Tamar Lakes there is a watersports centre offering sailing , windsurfing and canoeing . Rowing boats are also available for hire.
Sea shore fishing is accessible from many places including Clovelly , Hartland Quay and Appledore and sea fishing trips go out from Clovelly .
Coarse fishing locations include the Upper Tamar Lake , Jennetts , Melbury and Darracott reservoirs and trout fishing is available at Roadford and Colliford Lakes.
Wreck diving is available off Lundy.
A number of local stables offer horse riding along the coastal paths or cross country.
The Tarka Trail is a wonderful bike riding route and there are many local lanes to explore too .
Other nearby golf courses include Bude ( Links ) , Holsworthy , Royal North Devon ( Links ) , Great Torrington , Libbaton , Highbullen and Saunton ( Links ) .
There are many breathtaking walks including stretches of the Southwest Coastal Path , Tarka Country , Exmoor , Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor together with local country and woodland paths . A few local favourites are Bucks Mill , Broad Parkham , Peppercombe , Clovelly , Mouth Mill , Brownsham , Hartland Quay , Stoke , Hartland Point , and Bude's canal and cliffs.
Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy the many local nature reserves and country parks which include Northam Burrows , Braunton Burrows , one of Europe's largest areas of sand dunes with important plants , Kenwith Valley Nature Reserve , Tamar Lakes ( the lower lake is an S.S.S.I. and a wildfowl refuge ) , Isley Marsh near Instow - 97 acres on the Taw estuary , Brownsham near Hartland ( also S.S.S.I ) , Halsdon near Dolton - ( S.S.S.I again ! ) , Welcombe and Marsland , Bucks and Keivills Wood and Lundy Island - 11 miles off the coast and which is owned by the National Trust .
For the enjoyment of local hospitality and real ales in historic surroundings , all within a few miles of the lodge , here are a few suggestions :
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