Log cabin / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 8 km
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- Pet friendly
Situated in an idyllic setting within Hartland Forest, 2 miles from Woolsery village, this holiday lodge makes an ideal base to explore the north Devon and Cornish coastline, or simply to relax on the decked area and enjoy the surrounding countryside. Children will enjoy the sandy beaches only a short drive away.
Well insulated with thermostatically controlled radiators, you'll find it's warm and cosy even in the depths of winter! And it's spacious, too.
Ideal for families with its 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms and proximity to sandy beaches this is an ideal holiday or short break location. Equally for a couple or group of walkers, cyclists, fishermen or just a 'weekend getaway' you will go home feeling relaxed.
Free fishing in the two large well stocked private lakes on site or take a picnic and watch bird life over the lakes. Visit one or more of the many local golf courses.
Just a few miles from soaring cliffs and wide sandy surfing beaches, this lodge is ideally situated for enjoying the county's popular coastline pretty villages and national parks.
||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 1 shower room
||Hartland Quay 8 km
|Nearest travel links
||Nearest airport: Exeter 100 km, Nearest railway: Barnstable 30 km
||Great for children of all ages
||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property
Features and Facilities
||TV, Video player, CD player
||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (4), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Private fishing lake or river
||Parking, Wheelchair users
The England region
Close to the Atlantic coastline with the Bristol Channel to the north the area is one of outstanding beauty. Don't miss the village of Clovelly, about 15 minutes drive away, with its steep cobbled paths and 'roads' leading to the 14th century natural harbour.
All along this coastline from the coastal pathway you will see waterfalls tumbling onto rocky shores. In the valleys, lichens and wild flowers grow and there are many wild birds and other animals especially during spring and summer.
The geological features around Hartland Quay are very impressive, a visit to the lighthouse at Hartland Point is a must to see one of the many partially submerged wrecks on the rocks. Local beaches and coves amongst others to visit include 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 of these 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 Clovelly, Hartland Quay and Appledore and sea fishing trips go out from Clovelly.
Coarse fishing locations in addition to the free private lakes adjacent to Hartland Forest site include the Upper Tamar Lake, Jennetts, Melbury and Darracott reservoirs and trout fishing is available at Roadford and Colliford Lakes.
Catch the Oldenburg from Clovelly or Bideford Quay to visit Lundy island, owned by the National Trust. Spend the day walking on the many tracks and footpaths observing the marine birds especially puffins, also seals and possibly basking sharks offshore.
For those who enjoy visiting historic houses and gardens a visit to Hartland Abbey, Tapley House, Arlington Court, RHS Rosemoor Gardens and Marwood Gardens are all within easy reach. A longer journey will enable you to visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan or the Eden Project, both near St Austell.
If you are in need of 'retail therapy' the Atlantic Village just this side of Bideford has many factory outlets as well as a larger ASDA store.
Artists will enjoy the Burton Art Gallery at Bideford. There are also a number of craft studios and local potteries in the villages around.
Some 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.
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 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: