Welcome to The Lodge, a beautifully restored Garde II Listed building in the tranquil village of Tawstock.
The Lodge and the garden offers a haven to escape and recharge.
On entering The Lodge you will be greeted by a beautifully styled open plan living-room!
A bedroom that will not fail to impress, with direct access on to the lower section of the garden.
The kitchen is fully equipped and has views out across the treetops and down the valley.
The Lodge has a driveway directly outside.
The Lodge awaits your visit.
Set in a beautifully maintained garden you have found a perfect retreat.
The windows are original Grade II Listed and add to the charm of the building.
The stable-door is a lovely feature for those warmer evenings.
Open plan living that is very light thanks to the dual-aspect windows.
A perfect spot to sit back and relax.
And relax.....
The wood-burner will keep you toasty on those chillier nights after a day of walking.
The dining-area is perfectly positioned.
The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking up a storm or the perfect first day breakfast.
Washing up with a view!
A verandah for enjoying all day sun.
At The Lodge you can truly relax and cook up a meal that makes you smile.
The stairs down to the bedroom and bathroom on the lower ground floor. The entire lodge floods with light.
The bathroom is both spacious and well thought out, offering a bath with an electric shower.
A bedroom that will not fail to impress, which sits two steps down from the hallway opposite the bathroom.
You will be able to relax and recharge the this king-size bedroom.
Wake up, open the door and enjoy the birds in song!
The bedroom offers another way to access the garden, the morning coffee can also be enjoyed at the bistro set.
Sit back, breathe and let the holiday vibe take hold.
The garden in full bloom is a delight!
The beautiful gardens are a joy to behold in summer.
There are numerous places to sit and enjoy the garden.
The garden will change colour through the year thanks to the green fingered owner!
Time to relax.
The verandah makes the perfect cocktail spot.
The garden is fully enclosed from the driveway.
To the left of the front door, the utility/outhouse can be found through the gate to the garden.
There are washing and drying facilities plus another fridge/freezer.
No matter the season, The Lodge will see guests return year after year!
The garden is oh so pretty in summer.
Wander through the garden and delight at the beautiful flowers and shrubs.
St Peter's Church, Tawstock.
Appledore, beautiful at any time of year.
Appledore is a short drive away and a lovely place to visit.
The wilds of Exmoor waiting to be discovered.
Peace and tranquility in Exmoor.
Inquisitive locals!
Lynmouth is a lovely place to spend time.
Discover some beautiful spots like Lymouth Watersmeet.
Lunch with a view!
Porlock is a short drive away.
Ilfracombe is a busy harbourside town with lots to offer.
Say hello to Verity, standing guard over the harbour at Ilfracombe.
Another pretty harbourside village in north Devon, Combe Martin.
You will be spoilt for choice in north Devon.
Minehead has a huge sandy beach, great for beach games.
Majestic Dunster Castle.
The pretty village of Dunster.

The Lodge


2.2 miles S of Barnstaple / Sleeps 2 + cot*

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7 Nights from £636

We had a fantastic holiday at The Lodge and enjoyed the garden and amenities. The owners had left very thoughtful touches and the cleanliness and decor was excellent. A relaxing and lovely break.

Wow, a truly stunning property. A lot of love and thought has gone into making The Lodge a wonderful place to stay. Fantastic welcome treats for us on arrival, cream tea, milk, butter, orange juice, fresh and very yummy strawberries, a bottle of sparkling wine, and ice cream, and lovely flowers from the garden. The cottage was well furnished with everything we needed, and was lovely and clean. The garden was a great place to sit, soaking up the evening sunshine, and chilling with a glass of wine. It is also in a great location for visiting many places. We love walking, and were out each day. The walk from Morthoe to Morte Point is lovely, and the seals were out enjoying themselves. We saw about 11. Lynmouth to Watersmeet and up over Countisbury Hiil to the Blue Ball Inn, and back on the coast path to Lynmouth is stunning, as is The Hendon Valley. Walk Heddon Mouth beach, then the coast path all the way to Lee abbey beach. It’s very steep, but the views are amazing ( walk back the same way) Walking from Hartland Quay, dramatic coastline. There are many more places to walk and visit, just spoilt for choice. No time to watch TV, and not missed.

This fabulous, wonderful , cosy cottage for two cannot be bettered. Everything about it was perfect. We spent a week in very hot sun, relaxing in the stunning garden or cooling off in the thick walled cottage itself. In the evenings we visited a number of lovely, local places to eat. Not far from the sea and areas of natural beauty. Can’t wait to visit again.

Beautiful Cottage and gardens just like it looks in the photos. Everything was catered for with great quality facilities. Lovely touch by the owners leaving us a ‘welcome pack’. We would definitely stay in this property again.

This cottage is a joy set in a lovely garden which is fully enclosed and just perfect for our Cocker Spaniel. The unexpected welcome pack of scones, clotted cream, wine and ice cream amongst other goodies found in the kitchen was much appreciated. Spotlessly clean and with a good supply of quality china, glass etc. preparing meals in the kitchen area was easy with everything to hand. Whilst afterwards, a gentle stroll from the door to the local church with our old dog proved relaxing and peaceful especially returning to a glass of wine on the verandah with its view to the hills. What more could we want.

Our only negatives were the fact that live t.v. channels appear to be severely limited and the lack of a phone or mobile connection in the cottage did make contacting the owners very difficult when we had an early morning water leak - a walk up the hill to get reception was not funny. However they quickly fixed it as soon as they knew about it. They were also very helpful with local knowledge and advice. I would suggest you bring an insect repellant as the gnats and mosquitoes in the bedroom seem to appear from nowhere even when the door is closed.

Despite the negatives the cottage is so welcoming I would definitely like to stay again in the future.

Reply from Classic Cottages

What a lovely review! You've certainly painted a wonderful picture of a pefectly relaxing break! We'll see if anything can be done to improve the TV channel situation, so thanks for letting us know. We're pleased to see that the owners were able to quickly help you when an issue arose and we're sorry that you had a little trouble with mobile connesction. Mobile signal can be less reliable in rural areas - we have a page on our website to help guests find out what networks are best in different locations, so hopefuly this will prove useful for future holidays. Tressa, Customer Support

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