This truly peaceful co is in a gorgeous setting with huge gardens where you can stroll, picnic and find secluded places to sit.
The patio is sheltered, totally private and can be enclosed if you bring a dog with you.
The spacious kitchen/dining-room looks out over the gardens. The stairs in the corner lead to the living-room.
In front of the parking area there is a beautiful pond with lillies, goldfish and all number of visiting wild birds.
The living-room has a choice of wonderfully comfortable reclining chairs and a wood-burning stove for out-of-season evenings.
This really is just the place for an elegant dinner to celebrate your holiday.
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.
Cooking up a treat for friends and family is a pleasure in this lovely contemporary kitchen.
The master bedroom has plenty of space and a luxurious king-size bed.
Another view of the master bedroom.
You will be tempted to have long lie-ins 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.
Across the corridor from the second bedroom is a huge bathroom with bath and fitted shower.
Even the bathroom is a place to laze and relax!
Another view to give you an idea of the size of the bathroom.
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.
From the patio and the cottage, these are the amazing gardens stretching out in front of you. Guests are warmly invited to enjoy all this space
More treats to make the most of your stay here.
If you want tranquility, Mount Pleasant Lodge is the perfect choice. The welcoming owners give their guests all the privacy they need,
The gardens include lawns, woodland copses and a special mini 'wetland' area with gorgeous flowers growing naturally amongst the reeds
In summer the pond is a haven for dragonflies.
This is the start of the Jurassic Coast at Sidmouth, a short drive the other side of Honiton.
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)

7 Nights from £485 - £915

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

Branscombe Beach (15 miles)

A long shingle mile long beach stretching from Branscombe to Beer Head. You can walk there along the coastal path or park in the nearby car park (charges apply). There are facilities nearby and a dog exercise area.

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

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 Goodall July 2013

Keepers Cottage

Excellent food and service

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

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.

Half Moon Inn Clayhidon (4 ¾ miles)

With stunning views over the Culm Valley, The Half Moon is certainly worth a visit for its traditional homemade food and Real Ales. In the cooler months there is a lovely log fire to welcome you!

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

Mrs Gottwald August 2014

Lovely country Pub with a breathtaking view

good selection of beers and ciders. food is scrumptious and the sunday roasts delicous. nice atmosphere with friendly chatty people

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