Welcome to Sonoma Lodge.
The decking area enjoys spectacular views of Dartmoor.
The main bedroom has a wonderful en suite shower, which is hidden behind the wardrobe doors.
The open plan living arrangement allows all the family to come together.
The twin room is bright and airy.
The kitchen is fully equipped, perfect for a cooking up a storm or a simple buffet-style lunch.
With two seating areas there is a place for everyone to enjoy the decking and of course the view. There are lodges either side of Sonoma that also enjoy the view.
The main living area floods with light.
The living area offers the perfect place to sit back and relax whilst reading a book or watching a film.
Sit back and relax.
The dining-area.
A place to enjoy a morning coffee before heading out to explore the wonderful beaches.
The kitchen has been furnished and styled with lots of touches to enhance your stay.
The main room floods with light thanks to a clever apex window from the living area.
The main room benefits from a lovely en suite and additional television.
A room to relax.
The en suite shower-room is yet another spacious room.
Another spacious room that sits  to the back of the lodge.
The main bathroom.
A lodge that will welcome you and delight you with the views.
You will not tire of the view from the decking.
A short car journey and you will arrive at Bigbury-on-Sea, a beach that will not fail to impress.
Another short car journey and you can be enjoying the delights of Dartmoor, the views are spectacular.
You are never far from the sea, why not head over to Newton Ferrers and enjoy the many coastal walks and of course a quick drink in one of the pubs.
Bantham Village also has a lovely laid back feel, not forgetting the village shop and glass eating pods.
No matter the weather Dartmoor always has adventure waiting.

Sonoma Lodge

4679

3.3 miles E of Modbury / Sleeps 4 + cot

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

Nearest pub

The California Country Inn (½ mile)

This award winning former coaching inn has a charm all of its own. Enjoy homemade traditional pub meals in the bar or sample the impressive a la carte menu in the restaurant.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Fantastic pub

I have no idea how someone rated this pub on a previous review with 1 star. I went with my children. Service was lovely. It's a proper traditional pub and the food was absolutely delicious with generous portions. Can't fault our evening.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

July 2019

Food and Service poor

This is the nearest pub to the cottage so we visited the 'local'
The service was poor and the food worse considering the price. You would be far better visiting the supermarket and cooking at home

Nearest beach

Challaborough beach (5 ½ miles)

An arch-shaped cove, Challaborough Bay consists of a fine sand beach backed by greenery-clad cliffs. On the doorstep of Challaborough village, the beach is a lovely spot for families and is also a popular choice amongst surfers.

Nearest walk

Blackdown Rings & The Upper Avon Valley (¾ mile)

A circular walk of just over six miles through the peaceful Avon Valley with stunning views of the Blackdown Rings and Iron Age Fort. There is one steep ascent on this walk so its unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Nearest town

Modbury (2 ½ miles)

Deep in the heart of South Devon, Modbury is a pretty little market town with lots to offer. With a plethora of independent shops and cafes pay a call, it's a lovely place to while away a few hours.

Also nearby

Bantham (5 ¾ miles)

Bantham Beach is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has numerous awards tucked under its sandy belt. Overlooking Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can take the famous sea tractor and head to the island or sit and enjoy the views from the shore. A great surfing beach, the huge swathes of sand and sea allow plenty of space for everyone. Well-provisioned and life guarded in the summer, Bantham is a fantastic family-friendly beach.

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

September 2008

Privately owned beach open to the public. A truly beautiful beach. Wide sands, surfing and wind-surfing, rock pools and a delightfully gentle introduction to the South West Coast Path with views over Burgh Island. No dogs allowed during the summer months. Charge made for car parking.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Great family fun beach

Lovely beach with little coves to hide away in, rock pools and lovely clean sandcastle sand; wide enough for kite buggies, best surfing beach on the south coast along with Bigbury on Sea beach opposite. Burgh Island out to sea with its restored evocative 1930's hotel clinging to the edge was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Island as well as a number of Agatha Christie novels! Dogs allowed on the beach Oct- April and then along the far right hand side (west) during the remainder of the year. Beach balls and skimboards etc plus coffees and teas available from the post office cafe back in the village- great estuary view while sipping away on the deck out back. Lunch or supper in the Sloop pub- best to pre book in season

Greenway (11 miles)

Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Waller August 2020

Beautiful!

Amazing grounds and lovely views of the Dart.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lovely day out

This house is in the most beautiful spot, you could really imagine living there. The gardens are gorgeous and the walk beside the river is great for body and soul - look out for the resident seal!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pitty August 2019

Well worth a visit

The setting exquisite. Such lovely views. A walk to the boathouse a must. Trails for the children excellent.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Viv Chandler May 2012

Enjoyed by All

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

An inspirational place!

This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

'The Loveliest Place in the World'

Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

Bigbury Golf Club (5 miles)

18 fun holes with spectacular views over the coast and out to Burgh Island. Visitors are made welcome and bookings can be made at the pro shop.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Enjoy the Views

Stunning location for a course - never mind how the golf goes, you can just stand back and take in the view!

Bigbury on Sea Beach (6 miles)

Sit on the sand, go for a paddle or walk across to Burgh Island at low tide. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury on Sea Beach offers plenty of choice for everyone. If you don't want to bring your own, sports equipment hire is available. There are also lifeguards on patrol in the summer, an added comfort for families with children.

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

Mrs Van De Poll July 2017

Help for Disabled

The Venus Cafe, just below the car park at Bigbury-on-Sea, has a beach wheelchair that can be borrowed free of charge. We were able to wheel my mother over to Burgh Island.
The slopes going down to the beach are quite steep. It's not so bad going down, but you need to be quite strong to push the wheelchair back up!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pratt October 2013

Large sandy beach when the tide is out. Interesting rock formations around towards the Avon estuary.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

Lovely Sandy Beach

A large sandy beach and great for surfing. Children can play.You can either walk across to Burgh Island or take the sea tractor when the tide covers the causeway.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Great beach

A large sandy beach with some surf. Walk to Burgh Island at low tide or take the sea tractor.

Oyster Shack (3 ¾ miles)

Fresh, local oysters from Bigbury Bay; if you are squeamish about eating them raw, there are a variety of baked and grilled options.

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

Miss Starrs September 2019

The oyster shack

Great sea food and welcoming staff. Quirky decor very relaxed and informal. We went twice for lunch which speaks volumes and I can recommend the lobster. We visited in autumn and could imagine on a summer evening sat outside it would be magical.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Shell Out!

Very good sea food restaurant, lots of choice - not just Oysters! Good lively atmosphere - best to book, even at lunchtime.

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