This is the scene that will greet you on arrival. Stunning!
Mount Pleasant Lodge is in a glorious setting with delightful, beautifully maintained gardens to enjoy.
The spacious kitchen/dining-room looks out over the gardens. The stairs in the corner lead to the living-room.
The extremely well-equipped kitchen is set at the far end of the dining-room. The utility-room is through the door to the right of the picture.
The master bedroom has plenty of space and a luxurious king-size bed.
This is the start of the Jurassic Coast at Sidmouth, a short drive from the other side of Honiton.
This is the view from the front of the Lodge - there are doors to the gardens from both the kitchen/dining-room and the living-room.
Cooking up a treat for friends and family is a pleasure in this lovely contemporary kitchen.
This really is just the place for an elegant dinner to celebrate your holiday.
Another view of the master bedroom.
You will be tempted to have a long lie in in this comfortable room.
The en suite wet-room is down a couple of steps from the master bedroom.
This is the other double bedroom, just as calming and comfortable as the master.
There is a door to the patio so you can lie in bed, and let the fresh morning air and the sound of birdsong in.
You will start each day relaxed and refreshed.
The newly refurbished bathroom is stunning.
A super spacious and modern bathroom awaits. Perfect for unwinding in after a full day of adventure.
The living-room has a choice of wonderfully comfortable reclining chairs, with a wood-burning stove for out-of-season evenings.
There is also a private sheltered area at the side of the Lodge. It is quite a suntrap. This area can be enclosed if you wish.
What a fabulous spot to enjoy a glass of something tasty.
More treats to make the most of your stay here.
Mount Pleasant Lodge has the most amazing gardens for guests to enjoy, stretching out right in front of it.
This is the pathway to the entrance for Mount Pleasant Lodge. Beautiful plants in pots, a little herb garden and the secluded patio around the far corner.
The pond and wildlife within are breathtaking.
An abundance of wildlife and activity can be enjoyed in this beautiful spot.
The fish are bursting with colour and activity.
A truly magical setting for a walk or a picnic on a sunny day, or even a wintery one!
Bursts of colour roam free throughout these beautiful gardens.
The gardens are bordered with trees, and there are ancient woodlands on the doorstep too.
There are many tranquil and tucked-away private places for you to sit in the gardens.
Some friendly faces!
Killerton House is the nearest National Trust property, with lovely gardens and the 800 acre Ashclyst Forest to explore.
Cadhay House near Ottery St Mary, close to Honiton, is an incredible privately owned historic house and gardens that are open to the public on bank holiday weekends.
Budleigh Salterton is another lovely little coastal town on the Jurassic Coast.

Mount Pleasant Lodge

2547

6.1 miles NW of Honiton / Sleeps 4 + cot* (no children from 1 to 8)

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Ashill Inn (2 ¼ miles)

Built in 1835, this quaint village pub offers a warm welcome and hot plate. Serving locally-supplied produce and real ales from nearby breweries, Ashill Inn works closely with local businesses and is popular with both locals and visitors. The pub is family-friendly and wheelchair accessible.

Nearest beach

Sidmouth Town Beach (14 miles)

This is a wide sandy and shingle beach with good access and parking nearby. Jacobs Ladder leads down to the beach from Connaught Gardens, a lovely place to take in the view. A great family beach, you'll find lots of facilities and cafes nearby. Dogs are allowed year round at the easterly end of the beach.

Nearest walk

Blackborough Wood (1 ¼ miles)

A privately owned (but open to the public) woodland with lots of footpaths to explore. Let us know if you find the ruined tower!

Nearest town

Blackdown Hills (5 ¼ miles)

Radiating out for over 140 miles from where we've marked as a centrepoint, this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty straddles the Devon and Somerset border. The Blackdown Hills paint a picture of the quintessential image of rural England. Rolling hills and deep valleys, sparsely populated except for the grazing cattle, it is the perfect destination for a classic countryside retreat. Criss-crossed with footpaths and country lanes linking the tiny hamlets and villages together, this is idyllic walking country.

Also nearby

The Aviator Coffee Bar and Restaurant (1 ¾ miles)

If you're an aviation fanatic, this modern coffee bar and restaurant suitated on the edge of Dunkeswell Airfield, will be right up your street! It's also popular with families as it offers a warm welcome and extensive menu with something to suit everyone. Check out their live music events and themed nights if you fancy something different.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Hopkins April 2017

Very impressive

As my partner is a pilot it was inevitable we would need to visit the airfield.... usually these places are quite basic and food is obligatory greasy spoon type fare....but not here in Dunkeswell! Very impressed and very helpful staff. Food great and very reasonably priced too and dogs are welcome. The location of the outdoor seating also means you get an excellent view of aircraft both landing, taking off and parking up....

The Wyndham Arms (3 miles)

A refurbished Grade II Listed historic coaching inn where families and dogs are welcome and free internet access is available.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Shipway July 2018

Great Food - reasonably priced

We visited this pub twice during our stay at Snaffles Lodge. Both times we ate from the new summer menu. All the food was very good and well presented. We had for starters the scallops, the octopus and the duck - all yummy. And mains we went for the steak, the veggie noodles, the chicken Caesar salad , the Parmesan chicken and not forgetting the fish and chips. All were just perfect, if this is a temporary menu whist they attract new owners, then I can’t wait to go back and try the full one later. Highly recommended

Knightshayes Court (11 miles)

A wonderful Gothic pile with stunning formal gardens and beautiful interiors. The walled garden provides produce for the Stables restaurant where you can watch the gardeners at work or explore the woodland walks.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2020

Knightshayes

Interesting house surrounded by magnificent gardens.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs George May 2014

Free parking and walk for dog

We couldn't go in as we had the dog with us, but the car park was free and there's a nice woodland walk off the car park where dogs can walk off the lead. Nice setting and surrounding countryside.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Drewett September 2012

Stunning

One of the best national trust properties we've ever been to, something for all ages. The gardens are fantastic and offer both formal and woodland styles. Well worth a visit!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Beautiful gardens!

The gardens are the jewel of this property, with many different areas; woodland, formal garden, meadow, parkland and a stunning restored kitchen garden which provides produce for the lovely stables restaurant. Highly recommended and really easy access from the M5.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

One of the finest surviving Gothic Revival houses, this rare example of the work of eccentric architect William Burges has extraordinary medieval romantic interiors. The beautiful garden includes a kitchen garden.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Glorious garden. Monster house, but interesting contents.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Good National Trust property

Interesting house and gardens, even kept the kids going for two hours.

The Holt Bar and Restaurant (6 ¼ miles)

You will find a lovely relaxed area downstairs with comfy sofas and upstairs a light and airy dining area. Food is prepared in an open kitchen which adds to the vibrant and lively atmosphere!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2020

Great food and atmosphere

Coping well with Covid restrictions, had great atmosphere .
A short menu, included the most delicious fish sharing platter to start, and amazing sea bream main course.
Hope they can open up again soon....


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Paul October 2019

Lovely pub

Although we didn't eat, the food looked excellent, the beer was good and the general ambience wonderful. Would highly recommend


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Webb November 2017

Birthday celebration!

Ten of us enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal (the smoked chicken starter was particularly good) with fantastic wines at The Holt. There were plenty of waiting staff who made us feel very welcome.

The Keepers Cottage Inn (3 ½ miles)

A family run pub and restaurant which offers local ales and ciders to compliment the locally sourced menu.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Wale October 2020

Lovely food

Glad we pre booked as the pub was full. Great service, lovely food, and we could take the dog inside.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Goodall July 2013

Keepers Cottage

Excellent food and service

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