Driftwood Lodge


Stoke Gabriel | Sleeps 8 + cot*

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Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3


Bedroom 4


Driftwood Lodge is a contemporary upside-down house with stunning views over the River Dart Estuary. The property has wonderful airy rooms with high ceilings and a superb outside garden space opening up directly onto the river.

From the entrance parking-area, a dozen steps lead down to the main entrance. As you enter the house a beautiful living area greets you with its indulgent wood-burning stove for cosy evenings playing games or catching up in front of the large Smart TV. The magnificent display window stretches to the four metre high ceilings allowing for great views over the river from the comfort of one of the inviting sofas. Settle down with an early morning coffee on the fabulous balcony area and keep your eyes out for heron, swans, egrets and even the occasional seal.

The extendable beechwood dining-table is great for enjoying hearty suppers after long days exploring. At the rear of the living space sits the modern kitchen with granite worktops, range cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee maker and dishwasher.

To the rear of the floor is the family bathroom and two beautiful bedrooms. Bedroom one has double height ceilings, luxury king-size bed, with room width storage, Smart TV and en suite shower-room. Bedroom two has pastel toned high ceilings and with all the other bedrooms having en suites, this bedroom has exclusive use of the family bathroom directly next door, with free-standing bath and separate shower cubicle.

Venture down the staircase to the lower ground floor to the River Room which is split between a comfortable sitting area with Smart TV, a play area with table football and the Summer Kitchen with sink, fridge, wine fridge and bar to serve al fresco dining on the patio.

Beyond the River Room is a laundry-room with washing machine and tumble- drier. Bedroom three has a luxurious king-size bed, Smart TV, a walk-in wardrobe, a large en suite bathroom with free-standing bath and a shower cubicle. Bedroom four has twin beds, an en suite shower-room and a built-in wardrobe, and overlooks the garden and river beyond and is ideal for the kids.

Outside, the beautiful garden is set up for day and night time fun whether you're dining al fresco, soaking up the sun or simply listening to the river. The main patio dining area is accessed directly from the river room patio doors and has access to two barbecues. After dinner why not enjoy fun evenings with family and friends sat on the benches around the fire-pit, or simply relax by the water's edge directly outside the garden gate.

Stoke Gabriel is a pretty historic village where the cottages tumble down the hill to the picturesque River Dart estuary. The centre of the village is only a two minute walk from the house and has pubs, Emma's Restaurant, an art gallery, a Post Office and a general store. The Rivershack Brasserie sits on the foreshore some 200 yards from Driftwood Lodge. The Sharpham Winery at Sandridge Barton is only a short woodland walk away, with wine and cheese tastings and vineyard tours, together with its own on site restaurant.

Riverside activities abound with beautiful riverside walks, kayak and paddleboard hire on the slipway and crabbing on the quayside for the younger family members.

Other local attractions include Agatha Christie's house Greenway and D'Oyly Carte's Coleton Fishacre house within a short drive. Bohemian Totnes is only a ten minute drive away with its mainline railway station to London Paddington and its array of quirky shops and art galleries and weekly market. Or take an idyllic river boat trip to bustling Dartmouth which can also be accessed by steam train.

The sandy beaches of Goodrington, Broadsands and Torquay are on your doorstep as well as the zoo at Paignton and the fishing harbour at Brixham and boat trips along the English Riviera.

Ground Floor


Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and wood-burner. Dual fuel range (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher

Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5'), Smart TV and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")

Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin

Lower Ground Floor

Living-room 2 with Smart TV

Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5'), Smart TV and en suite Bathroom with free-standing bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 4 with twin beds (3') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier

*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.


  • Dogs welcome
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Superfast WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 100 yds
  • Patio furniture, barbecue and fire-pit
  • Full gas-fired CH