£189 / night
Price for guests, Nights

GAME KEEPERS LODGE – Home 126822 Lodge

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies


  • Lodge
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 32 reviews

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Lodge / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


"Game Keepers" a former hunting lodge centres around the natural beauty of the woods, valleys, flowing waters and wildlife that share this magical location with you. The property offers you and your family bespoke countryside living in a relaxed peaceful and friendly environment. We offer seatrout and salmon fishing on the river Avon. The lodge lies some 100m from the river which is great for swimming and relaxing in it's cool waters. Bantham beach voted no 6 best beach in Europe only 15 mins drive away.

Further details indoors

The interiors have been refurbished to a good and comfortable standard, which will ensure that you and your family enjoy a relaxing and peaceful stay in complete comfort : see below and in photos:- Professional kitchen with gas hob, oven (large selection of cookery / lifestyle books etc)- Three (3) fabulous double bedrooms all with traditional country style beds and Vi spring mattresses - Large comfortable lounge with log fire and 42" plasma TV , full Sky / sports / movies package, dvd player & ipod docking system- 2 person air bath / jacuzzi - 2 off luxurious shower units- Large dining area ( 6 people) - Fabulous upstairs deck / balcony areaFurther details indoors:Included: Duvets, pillows, bed linen, towels, heating (under-floor oil fired central heating downstairs with radiators/heated towel rails in all other rooms) and electricity.Mobile reception poor - fixed BT line available:- Pets Welcome- No smoking.- Parking: Parking for several cars on driveway.

Further details outdoors

Outside bar-b-que area and seating for 6 people- Large patio and balcony - Lawned garden with running stream - Priver frontage for swimming (100m from house)- Deck chairs available

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

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Super King Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 Shower rooms


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is essential

Interaction with guest

The owner would like to engage with guests, guests are invited on the owners boat free of charge subject to weather conditions.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Smoking outside ok
Pet friendly
Family gatherings and celebrations ok
No stags or hen parties


About the owner

Charles S.

Tourist Licence

Average reply time:
3 hours 14 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
14 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Lodge has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 20 Apr 2010. Located in Devon, it has 32 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1002 to £1432.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 14 Jun 2019.


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Guest reviews

32 reviews

Very Good

“Gamekeepers Lodge, Yeo Farm”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2017

We had a wonderful week at Gamekeepers. The Lodge was beautifully clean and we were looked after well by George and Zandra when we needed anything. The weather was glorious and the valley was beautiful and peaceful. The children loved playing in the hotub and our dog adored roaming around the estate and playing with us all. We even played a reasonable game or two of snooker in the very well equipped gym. We'll happily go back again. Would love to see the valley in different seasons. Thanks Charles and team.

“And relax”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2016

If you can look past the cobwebs(its rural what do you expect) and you will have yourselves a fantastic break, the surroundings are fantastic, well kept lawns and gardens, 2mins walk to the river which along with the birds was the only thing you can hear, if you want tranquil this is the place. Chris was a fountain of knowledge and put us on to some lovely places to eat and visit, it's a great place to explore the river dart area and I can vouch for Dittsham!! The cafe and pub right on the river, you can easily waste a few hours. A firm favourite was the winking prawn in salcombe thanks for the tip Chris!! Will be back again with our new dog to explore further.

“Can't wait to visit again!”

Reviewed 24 Apr 2013

Game Keepers is a lovely lodge in a wonderfully secluded spot but within 15-20 minutes of Kingsbridge, Salcombe and the beaches of Bantham, Hope Cove, etc. The lodge is modern throughout with some great luxuries thrown in: jacuzzi bath, two nice bathrooms, log burners, full Sky package. Our three year old loved the place and keeps asking if he can go back to "Yeo Farm" ever since we got home. He loved the trampoline in the garden, searching for fish in the stream near the house, walking along the river or through the woods and playing on the beach near Mackays pool. Chris, the farm manager, was great and always very helpful and friendly. Its very nice to be offered free logs rather than getting charged extra. The local area has some nice food shops, including the local garden centre, chilli farm and local farm shops. It was so good we've booked again for August.

Owner's reply: Thanks Duncan, Looking forward to catching up for a beer and a chat when you return for 2 weeks in August, Kind Regards Charles Smith

“A rear taste of tranquillity, total relaxation & peace of real Devon”

Reviewed 28 May 2012

If you are looking to get away from it all this is the place for you. Great Hospitality from Charles & Chris you couldnt ask for better hosts attending to your evey need. All The Lodges are great for both couples & families the facilities inside & out were very good & moderen. Many an evening spent by the Log Burner & in the Jacuzzi. There are plenty of nice walks within the grounds for dog owners & walkers. Great location for popping of on day trips to local places like Salcombe this was great for shopping. We also liked the fact pets are welcome as Poppy enjoyed her Holiday to.

“A wonderful retreat in the Avon Valley”

Reviewed 8 Sep 2011

What a find! Such a beautiful spot off the beaten track but within easy reach of all that the South Hams has to offer. A really warm welcome from the owner and the manager, Game Keepers is a lovely lodge tucked away in a sleepy hollow in the green rolling Devon countryside. Lots of wildlife and fresh air with the river Avon in the garden. Can't wait to return, thanks for a great stay.

“A cracking lodge and wonderful location”

Reviewed 8 Sep 2011

Our family had a cracking week at Game Keepers, fabulous lodge with big comfortable beds and a lovely wood burning stove, logs provided free of charge. The lodge is just across the field from the river avon and there is a lovely camping area beside a swimming hole to have a camp fire and barbeque. The main beaches at Salcombe and Bantham are just a 15-20 minute drive away so you can head back to the lodge in the evening for complete peace and relaxation when the crowds get too much. We will be coming back to stay again but will be booking the main farmhouse as Charles was very kind in letting us have a peek inside it looks fabulous !

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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