Fairways Hartland Forest
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Lodge | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
"Fairways", is our luxurious and cosy 3 bed Scandinavian pine lodge which is superbly equipped and probably the best positioned lodge on the site.
Hartland Forest is set in a glorious location offering an ideal setting for enjoying truly relaxing holidays. Set off the North Atlantic Highway between Bideford and Bude, the park is set on a 114 acre site amidst unspoilt rolling countryside and moorland, on the edge of Hartland Forest. Its not unusual to see woodpeckers , pheasants, deer and an abundance of birds around the lodge.
Situated in an idyllic setting within Hartland Forest , Fairways is an ideal base to explore the North Devon and Cornish coastline, or simply to relax on our large and private decked area enjoying the surrounding countryside. It is well insulated with thermostatically controlled radiators, you'll find it's warm and cosy even in the depths of winter and it's very spacious, too.
Ideal for families with its 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en-suite), washer dryer and proximity to sandy beaches this is an ideal holiday or short break location. Equally for a couple or group of walkers, cyclists, fishermen can fish in the two large well stocked private lakes on site (free to our guests), visit one or more of the many local golf courses or picturesque villages and not forgetting the many sandy beaches, for week or shortbreak getaway' you will go home feeling very relaxed.
This exceptional and stylish lodge exudes comfort, is well sited with open views over the countryside and is furnished to a very high specification with everything and more you need for a relaxing holiday and to keep the kids happy we've added a Nintendo Wii in addition mobile WiFi is available at no extra charge.
The luxurious furnished property, sleeps 6 in comfort, is very spacious and well equipped, the accommodation comprises a open plan lounge diner, kitchen, master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite, 2 further twin rooms and a family bathroom. The extra large outside decking features a teak table, 6 chairs with umbrella and for the summer a stainless steel gas barbeque.
The lounge features two three seater brown leather sofas, coffee table, 32 inch LCD digital flat screen TV with integral Freeview receiver, a HD PVR and DVD player.
For the kids entertainment we have a Nintendo Wii with 2 controllers and a small selection of games is provided along with a some DVD's plus there's Wifi access with unlimited web browsing for 5 devices.
2 full height picture windows and sliding patio doors lead on to a large decked area with extending teak table, 6 chairs and gas BBQ for alfresco dining. The decking is well sited to catch the sun from early morning until sun set and is great for relaxing with a glass of wine and enjoying the peace and tranquility the site offers.
The dining room has an oak style dining table with 6 leather high backed dining chairs. There is also a CD music system to provide background music while you enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner.
A modern and very well equipped kitchen with built in electric oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge, separate freezer, externally vented extractor hood, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, full complement of cutlery, crockery, glasses, utensils, pots and pans and a washer/dryer.
Master bedroom, king size bed topped with a layer of luxury memory foam, dressing table, bedside drawers, full height wardrobe and a second flat screen TV. Attached is a contemporary en-suite shower room, toilet and wash bowl.
2 further twin bedded rooms and a family bathroom. All bedrooms have wardrobes, bedside units with lights and drawers/dressing tables. For the little ones there is a high chair and travel cot available.
All bedrooms have luxury Egyptian cotton bedding
Great leisure facilities, including a indoor swimming pool, are available at nearby Penstowe Manor, temporary memberships can be purchased at very reasonable rates to match your stay.
Tesco and Sainsbury's both deliver to Hartland Forest if you wish to arrange any grocery orders.
feedback from one of our 2014 guests
"we had a lovely time and was so quite and relaxing at the lodge. Just what we needed. It was so well equipped, we were gutted we weren't staying longer. It was absolutely brilliant, the children thoroughly enjoyed it too"
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sandymouth 15 mins|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol or Newquay, Nearest railway: Barnstaple|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared indoor pool, Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
The Devon region
Hartland Forest is set on the Atlantic coast of North Devon which is steeped in a tradition of smuggling and famous for its timeless fishing villages , including Clovelly which is just 5 miles away , renowned the world over for its flower strewn cottages and steep cobbled footpath falling to the 14th century harbour.
Lundy Island can be visited by boat from Clovelly or Bideford quay and is populated by just a few souls, many seals and rare puffins.
Dramatic Hartland Quay at the foot of very steep cliffs where there is a small shipwreck museum and Hartland Point further round the bay are both landmarks on the edge of this lovely village.
For garden and historic house enthusiasts visit Hartland Abbey, Tapeley House and Gardens , National Trust Arlington Court , RHS Rosemoor Gardens , Marwood Gardens and the Eden Project which is just over an hour's drive.
The Atlantic Village on the outskirts of Bideford offers retail therapy and Dartington Crystal at Torrington is worth a visit. There are many local potteries and craft studios to be found in surrounding villages.
Just a short drive along the Cornish coast is Tintagel (King Arthur legend), Port Isaac (Doc Martin is shot here) and Padstow with a lovely harbour, famous for its association with Rick Stein and a former home of Sir Walter Raleigh. Just past Padstow is Watergate Bay , home to Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant, which is worth a visit, but booking is recommended in the peak season.
There are many very good local beaches and sandy too including Sandymouth Bay , Duck Pool , Bucks Mill , Bude , Northcott Mouth , Crooklets , Summerleaze and Widemouth Bay , Westward Ho! , Instow , Braunton and Saunton Sands. Surfing is very popular at many local beaches - British Surfing Association approved tuition is available at many of these including Bude and Widemouth Bay.
At Tamar Lakes there is a water sports 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. Wreck diving is available off Lundy.
A number of local stables offer horse riding along the coastal paths or cross country and the Tarka Trail is a wonderful bike riding route and there are many local lanes to explore too .
Golfers are spoilt for choice with other nearby golf courses include Bude , Holsworthy , Royal North Devon , Great Torrington , Libbaton , Highbullen and Saunton and St Mellion to name a few
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 Mills , Broad Parkham , Peppercombe , Clovelly , Mouth Mill , Brownsham , Hartland Quay , Stoke , Hartland Point , Welcombe and Bude's canal and cliffs.
Around an hours drive from the lodge is the Eden Project it recreates the tropics and Mediterranean in domes so huge that one even includes a 75 foot waterfall. Combine this with visiting Lanhydrock, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Pencarrow and you are in horticultural heaven.
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 , Isley Marsh near Instow , Taw estuary , Brownsham near Hartland, Halsdon near Dolton, Welcombe and Marsland , Bucks and Keivills Wood , Lundy Island - 11 miles off the coast , owned by the National Trust accessible by air or sea.
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5 Sep 2014
"Excellent lodge with all you could ask for."
Very well equipped lodge travelled with partner and our 3 teenagers . Unfortunately the weather let us down but the fact the lodge was so homely it did not spoil our stay. Would have been disappointed if I had taken my golf clubs as it was shut.
9 Aug 2014
I can say without a shadow of doubt that our stay at Fairways was sublime. From the moment that we stepped through the door at the beginning of the week until the moment that we left, we have not wanted for anything - there was never a moment when we thought 'wouldn't it be nice if we had ...' The facilities in the lodge are absolutely first class and the location itself is peaceful and restive after a tough day on the beach, nicely removed from the main thoroughfare but not miles from anywhere that you would wish to visit. All in all absolutely brilliant - it received the vote of our best ever family holiday !!
3 Aug 2014
Had a lovely stay at Fairways, had everything you could ever need in a self catering lodge...down to cool box and plastic plates for going on picnics. We really enjoyed our stay and the location is in… More
20 Apr 2014
"A beautiful, immaculate lodge in a serene setting"
A beautiful, immaculate lodge in a serene setting. We picked the ideal week to visit as the weather was amazing. Took trips to a number of beaches in both Devon and Cornwall and spent a lot of time on… More
3 Oct 2013
A lot of effort has gone into the details while preserving a functional and comfortable living environment. Specifically, the:
- easy parking,
- lack of clutter/clear floorspaces,
- provision of kitchen/bathroom consumables,
- supply of towels/linen,
- actual functioning internet access,
- new appliances,
- fairly child-safe layout, and
- expansive decking
There are other cabins on the site, located between forest and a golf course. The cabins are far apart enough so you can sit out and appreciate some open space and views. Then sit on the sofas and watch the evening draw in through floor to ceiling glass all around while savouring some wine.
You need a car; we like this place because it is isolated - you would not walk to a pub or shop. Nice beaches, shops, pubs, chip shops are a 10-15min drive along narrow country roads. So is Clovelly (look it up, worth a visit for families). You can't hear traffic here. Nice woods to walk around.
If you want to get away and feel isolated with your boy/girlfriend, some friends or a young family, we recommend.
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