Ideally positioned in the quaint and rather beautiful North Devon village of Tawstock, The Lodge offers a truly special retreat! This Grade II Listed, thatched, former Lodge house to Tawstock Manor with records dating back to the 19th Century delivers on character charm, luxury interiors and a manicured garden whilst mixing effortlessly with modern day living and being reverse level! It has been lovingly and sympathetically restored and brought back to life with results that are clear to see. The Lodge is set to become a favourite for couples or a lone adventurer and of course we would not want you to leave your four-legged friend at home.
Entering through the stable-door you will be greeted by an open plan living-room with a vaulted ceiling which will instantly reveal the true size of this tardis, styled and beautifully furnished the sitting-area also benefits from Sky TV and a log-burner for those chiller evenings! The kitchen has been designed to allow you to cook up a storm or that perfect first day breakfast, which can be enjoyed from the dining-area. The vaulted ceiling has restored beams and the room has dual-aspect windows and so is very light. Talking of windows these have been lovingly restored and add a beautiful original feature to this truly charming lodge.
On the lower ground floor you will discover the beautiful bedroom and bathroom, the exquisitely styled and furnished bedroom floods with light thanks to the feature door and a cleverly installed sky light, with a blind for those light sleepers! When it comes to a good night's sleep this sumptuous king with beautiful linens, mixed with a dose of fresh Devon air, will allow you to recharge each night ready for another day of discovering all that north Devon has to offer.
When it comes to a perfectly designed cottage garden which is lovingly maintained and looks like it's been part of The Lodge for years then this garden would win first prize at the village fair. The garden really is an extension of the house with not one seating area but three, from the verandah to the pergola you can follow the sun and really enjoy the best of the views and tranquility of village living. The Lodge also benefits from a utility-area that houses the washing machine, tumble-drier and an additional fridge/freezer.
No matter the season, this is the perfect retreat in the best location - the local pub the Chichester Arms in Bishops Tawton is just 3 miles away, Barnstaple a short distance and of course the wonders of the north coast and miles upon miles of coastal walks and those breathtaking beaches that the area is famed for.
When it comes to location and planning adventures you will be spoilt for choice as attractions include ferry trips to Lundy Island from Bideford Quay, the National Trust's Arlington Court, historic Clovelly which offers a time forgotten, two excellent golf courses at Saunton and Westward Ho!
Visiting Instow is a must and there is a seasonal passenger ferry which adds to the experience. Instow has a fabulous long sandy beach which is dog-friendly all year round. You can also walk, or of course cycle, along the famous Tarka Trail with a hire shop being in Barnstaple a few miles away.
Westward Ho! is an excellent day out with a sandy beach and rock pools to explore at low tide, the coastal path will take you around the headland and you can enjoy fish and chips whilst the sun sets should the mood take you.
Northam Burrows Country Park is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; it is north of Westward Ho! at the estuary where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet. There is a magnificent stretch of grassland, salt-marsh and dunes at the mouth of the estuary, giving walkers, ramblers and naturalists the opportunity to enjoy and explore this area of north Devon, all year round!
Barnstaple enjoys a superb location at the mouth of the Taw Estuary, on the spectacular north Devon coastline between Westward Ho! and Croyde and a short drive from Exmoor National Park. Barnstaple is a busy traditional Devon coastal town with a pannier market, shops, restaurants and bars, along with two fabulous sandy beaches, which are popular with surfers and families. The town is renowned for its floral displays having won a Britain in Bloom award and flowers are found around every corner of the town in the most unusual places. Barnstaple lies at the end of the magnificent Tarka line railway journey, which takes you through the spectacular north Devon countryside of wooded river valleys, rugged moorland and a stretch of coastline, plus close by is the picture postcard coastal village of Clovelly. A combination of numerous long sandy beaches and family attractions makes Barnstaple a desirable holiday destination.
There is so much to do and explore you will be spoilt for choice!
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and slimline dishwasher
Lower Ground Floor
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Outhouse with fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble-drier
Please note barbecues are not allowed at The Lodge as it is a thatched property. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 3 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full electric CH
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.
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.
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.