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Three Bears' Lodge – Home 29924 Log cabin

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Three Bears' Lodge – Home 29924

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 20 reviews

  • Log cabin
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Log cabin / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner

Description

WE WILL PAY FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO PENSTOWE MANOR LEISURE FACILITIES WHICH INCLUDE A 22 METRE TROPICALLY HEATED INDOOR SWIMMING POOL .

Hartland Forest Golf Club , within which the lodge is situated , is set in hundreds of acres of Forestry Commision woodland and is only two miles inland from the Atlantic Highway which runs along , and gives access to , the whole of the North Devon and Cornwall coastline and beaches . The lodge has uninterrupted views over the adjacent countryside . The immediate area is home to many species of birds such as Woodpeckers and Barn Owls and otters can be seen in the nearby river . Wild deer also inhabit the adjoining woodland .

The rental charge on this property includes full reimbursment to guests for the use of the Penstowe Manor leisure facilities 10 minutes away at Kilkhampton where facilities include 22 metre tropically heated indoor pool , giant widescreen TV , sauna and jacuzzi * , pool tables * , table tennis * , tennis court

WE WILL PAY FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO PENSTOWE MANOR LEISURE FACILITIES WHICH INCLUDE A 22 METRE TROPICALLY HEATED INDOOR SWIMMING POOL .

Hartland Forest Golf Club , within which the lodge is situated , is set in hundreds of acres of Forestry Commision woodland and is only two miles inland from the Atlantic Highway which runs along , and gives access to , the whole of the North Devon and Cornwall coastline and beaches . The lodge has uninterrupted views over the adjacent countryside . The immediate area is home to many species of birds such as Woodpeckers and Barn Owls and otters can be seen in the nearby river . Wild deer also inhabit the adjoining woodland .

The rental charge on this property includes full reimbursment to guests for the use of the Penstowe Manor leisure facilities 10 minutes away at Kilkhampton where facilities include 22 metre tropically heated indoor pool , giant widescreen TV , sauna and jacuzzi * , pool tables * , table tennis * , tennis court * , squash court * , badminton courts * , amusement arcade , children's play area , cabaret suite , lounge bar and restaurant . ( * denotes extra cost ) The facilities are open seasonally .

Bude , twenty minutes away , offers excellent shopping restaurants and bars , a leisure pool and sports activities , coarse and sea fishing. Surfing canoeing and body boarding schools can also be found in Bude and sailing in Kilkhampton.


The Property :

A lovely detached authentic Finnish lodge ( designed , and built on site by Finnish professionals ) is situated within Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc , 2 miles from Woolsery .

Finished to a standard of excellence , this charming, ground floor property offers well equipped, open plan accommodation with en suite facilities and a delightful decked area , ideal for alfresco dining / barbeques .

There are also two fishing lakes onsite stocked with Carp , Roach and Tench . FISHING IS FREE TO GUESTS AT THE LODGE .

This is a perfect base from which to enjoy the Devon and Cornwall coastline and to explore all that the region has to offer. The immediate area has many attractions for children - The Big Sheep and Milky Way are a short drive ( 15 minutes) from the Lodge .

The ' Eden Project ' is approximately one hour's journey from the lodge whilst Jamie Oliver's Restaurant at Watergate Bay and Rick Stein's Restaurants at Padstowe are fifty minutes away .

Accommodation

The lodge is built on one level .

There are three bedrooms : 1 x double with en suite ( shower, basin & WC ) , 2 x twin . Bathroom with bath plus shower over, basin & WC . Open plan fitted kitchen with fridge , freezer , dishwasher , coffee maker , microwave . Crockery and cutlery are all included as are all cooking utensils .

Dining area and lounge with two settees ( one of which doubles as a sofabed if more than six guests are present ) .

Amenities

Thermostatically controlled heating throughout . Electric oven & hob , microwave , fridge , separate freezer , coffee maker , dishwasher , 32" TV with Freeview , DVD , CD /MP3 / Radio . ELECTRICITY ( March - October ) , BED LINEN AND TOWELS INCLUDED IN TARIFF . TV's with Freeview in two bedrooms .

Off road parking for unlimited number of cars .

Enclosed decked area ( young children and toddlers are totally secure within the railed decked area as the gate latches are positioned on the outside ) with furniture for relaxing or barbecues . There are numerous DVDs , board games and a set of golf clubs provided in the lodge for guests . A high chair and travel cot are also available at no extra cost - the lodge is most definitely toddler friendly !

The lodge is a non smoking property .

* Reimbursment for Penstowe access is unavailable on short breaks and rentals under £475 per week .

Location description from owner

The England region

In an area of outstanding natural beauty set against the spectacular Atlantic coastline to the west and the Bristol Channel to the north, the 17,000 acres of the Hartland Peninsula offer a landscape of wonderful contrasts.

As you cross the peninsula , high open moorland and ancient woodland give way to coastal waterfalls tumbling from hanging valleys onto rocky shores . These meandering valleys afford shelter from the prevailing winds to create a micro - climate which supports an abundance of wild flowers, rare lichens, culm grassland , insects, birds and animals.

Hartland Forest covers 1000 acres and is home to herds of wild deer, yet is just 5 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 . Renowned the world over for its flower strewn cottages and steep cobbled footpath falling to the 14th century harbour, Clovelly 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.

Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc

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:

http://www.thebellinnparkham.co.uk/index.asp
http://www.hoopsinn.co.uk/
http://www.bushinn-morwenstow.co.uk/
http://www.welcombe.org.uk/oldsmithy.htm

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Sauna
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

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Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

David T
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
05 Apr 2016
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Log cabin has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Jun 2007. Located in Bideford, it has 20 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £425 to £685.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 05 Apr 2016.

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“Excellent Lodge”

Reviewed 12 Nov 2012

A great lodge with plenty of room, nice views over the golf course and ideal enclosed decking for when the dog was wet. Good location for walks around heartland point and a short trip to Bude (fish and chips at Rosie's is a must)

“Excellent standard, very clean and all home comforts”

Reviewed 17 Jun 2012

On arrival at the property we were very pleasantly surprised at the overall standard and cleanliness. We had three young children in the party and had no qualms at all about the hygiene and safety for them during the stay. The decking surrounding the lodge was secure and the children were out there, whenever the weather permitted, whilst we got on with putting things together for days out etc. We visited several local attractions and the children loved 'The Big Sheep', which we returned to after a couple of days. Penstowe Manor is a short distance away and the facilities are found there for swimming etc - these were good but a bit disappointed at no lockers in the changing rooms and small things like that - beyond the control of Hartland Forest Lodges. The lodge has all home comforts, including board games etc for when the weather is poor. The site is beautiful and we had a lovely walk around the lake even though it was raining at the time. Directions provided to us were excellent, both for finding the site and for finding the lodge once on site. There was other helpful information in the lodge to guide us to local supermarkets etc which we were also able to find easily with these details. It was a pleasure to arrange this lodge and I was treated efficiently, with courtesy and in a friendly manner at all times, always receiving rapid responses to any contacts or queries. I will certainly be visiting this lodge again and would recommend it to family and friends.

“home from home”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2011

accommodation superb - standards excellent. Such a change from your average holiday site - no club, pool, shop etc - HEAVEN! Just miles of peaxe and countryside/wildlife. If u want to recharge ur batteries look no further. Brilliant value for money. Why is there ever any vacancies at this property? Cannot be faulted. Owner v g to deal with.

“Lovely lodge in beautiful location”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2011

Just returned from a stay at the 3 bears lodge, where we had a great time. Stayed there with family and 4 children, who loved the open space outside the lodge, and it was very useful having tennis courts close by where the children could play ball games. This lodge has a enclosed decking area which goes all the way around the lodge, great for storing the toys and the younger children can play there safely. The scenery is stunning, with a golf course right next door. The lodge has everything you need and was very comfortable, I called the owner several times with questions, and he is so helpful, emailing me extra information promptly.

“A warm welcome at Three Owls Lodge.”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2011

We loved the lodge and surroundings. Every effort had been made to ensure that we were comfortable and we were impressed by the attention to detail and thoughtfulness including games, DVDs, books and magazines. The kitchen was well equipped and more than suitable for a party of eight. The accommodation was spotlessly clean. We felt that we could relax and enjoy ourselves. It is the ideal location if you are interested in walking and cycling and we saw some spectacular birds. A pheasant welcomed us on our arrival! The location is an ideal base for excursions. We will definitely recommend it to our friends and family.

“A beautiful lodge in very peaceful surroundings.”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2011

The lodge was very spacious, well equipped and spotless. The site was very quiet and the view lovely overlooking the golf course. The location was very good being only a few minutes off the main road. There was nothing we could fault - very good value for money.

“Relaxing lodge in secluded wooded park near beautiful Hartland Point”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2011

We had a super week in this well designed, peacefully located 'log cabin' in a quiet spot on the holiday park next to the Hartland Golf course. The nearest beach at Hartland was a real find along narrow winding roads, well off the beaten track, and therefore unspoilt and uncrowded despite the hotel pub and coastal walkers. We loved the Morwenstowe tea shop and thought cream tea for two for £7 was excellent value and such a pretty garden setting and interesting church and history. The 15min walk to the cliff top was well worth the effort, such superb views of the rocky coast, we expected to find the Coast team filming there. We enjoyed the pool at Penstowe and were delighted to find this a free activity courtesy of the lodge owner. Bude was only 25 mins away and although hot and busy when we arrived, we enjoyed a relaxing birthday Chinese lunch at Tiandi's and a play on the beach with a real Cornish ice cream later (I recommend the blackcurrant and cream-delicious). We had several peaceful evenings at the Lake and nearly caught a large carp, which actually broke our son's old rod when he was reeling in. We would recommend the Ivyleaf 9 hole golf course near Bude, with spectacular views and pretty landscaping at only £8/£6 per person. Also a very friendly owner whose washing machine at the adjoining campsite we should have borrowed; missed a trick there. We are planning a week at the Three Bears next summer but would be lucky to get such great weather again. Thank you again, David.

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