Devon Hills Lodge Estate

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Villa/Manor
Traditionally styled, has a relaxed country-house feeling

Property Amenities

Internet access
All bedrooms en-suite
Pets allowed
Games room
Cable TV
DVD
Heating
Ideal for celebrations / Party house
Stag/hen parties allowed
Conference facilities
Caretaker/owner lives on site

Babies & Toddlers

High chair(s)
Cot(s)

Kids & Teens

Ideal for teens
Ideal for kids

Things to Do

Coastal
Waterfront
Rural Location
Honeymoon/Romantic Retreat
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Golf course nearby
Walking/Hiking paths
Stalking/Hunting
Fishing
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
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Overview of Devon Hills Lodge Estate

What Oliver loves…

  • The views from the back garden are beautful, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine and some fresh air.
  • With just a 5 minute walk to the beach there is not enough time for your ice cream to melt.
  • The log fires in the winter are perfect for curling up next to with a good book or board games with friends.

What you should know…

  • It is next to a barn, so the flies can be a problem in the summer.
  • Not wheelchair accessible as there is no ground floor bedroom.

Welcome to Devon Hills Lodge, a unique country retreat offering luxury accommodation overlooking Dartmoor and the Devon Hills. Set within an 850 acre working organic farm on a beautiful estate in Devon, Devon Hills Lodge offers exclusive accommodations for groups of up to 20.

Enjoy the award winning organic food and explore the many local attractions. including a fantastic country pub, The Clovelly Inn, that offers home cooked food using local produce. 

The house is set an idyllic rural setting with peace and tranquillity, stunning scenery, comfort and luxury, crisp white linen, fluffy white towels and soft beds. This is the perfect place to unwind and relax.

Interior & Grounds

The Lodge, Sleeps 16
The house comprises of 8 bedrooms all with their own bathroom. The style is elegant and understated being simple, clean and uncluttered. Each room has stunning views towards Dartmoor or over the fields and orchards of the estate.

The games room and bar provide the ideal area to relax and enjoy a game of pool, cards or one of the many board games available. Alternatively you can chill out with a drink on one of our comfortable sofas and peruse a magazine or read a book. If the weather is good you might stroll out to the terrace to enjoy the evening sun and take in the fantastic views.

The Cottage, Sleeps 4
The cottage nestles in the courtyard next to the Lodge. The accommodation is appointed to a high standard and well equipped for self catering, with most facilities on the ground floor offering easy access from the parking area. The open plan ground floor living area has a cosy lounge & dining table with a small yet practical kitchen. A large TV/DVD & CD player is provided with books, films and CDs to choose from.

The ground floor also has a master bedroom with comfortable double bed and a lovely outlook across to Dartmoor. There's a family sized bathroom and stairs leading to a mezzanine floor with two single beds.

Patio doors open out onto decking and the garden that overlooks Dartmoor, where guests can wander and enjoy the plants, flowers and wild birds that visit our large pond - perfect for photographers and artists.

Outside in the 850 acre estate a small stream meanders through the pretty shrubs to a natural pond that is a magnet for birds. To the rear of the Lodge is a large well-furnished dining terrace, surrounded by flower pots where you will enjoy al fresco meals!

At the front there is ample parking and easy access onto a public footpath which winds across lovely farmland to the village pub.

Map, Location & Local Information

In the surrounding Devon and Cornwall countryside there are a wide range of places to visit and things to do. There is something for everybody, whether you are looking for an activity weekend or holiday or looking to try game or clay pigeon shooting on the estate.

Activities include: shooting, fishing, horse riding, golf, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, walking, cycling, rock climbing and more. A stay at the Lodge would not be complete without a spot of fly fishing (available on site).

Nearby places of interest include: Dartmoor, Tavistock, Lydford Gorge, Castle Drogo, Cothele, Morwellham Quay, Bude & the North Cornish Coast, The Eden Project and more.

Morwellham Quay: This is an award-winning museum and visitor centre based around the historic port and mine workings on the River Tamar. Visit the lost world of Victorian miners with a magical miniature train ride through the mine and a tour of the old riverboats that transported tin.

Woodlands Leisure Park: A great family attraction with indoor and outdoor rides.

River Dart Adventures: This park has extensive adventure playgrounds set among the woodland and offers ‘Dare Devil' activities, which are high adrenaline, instructor led, and fun for all ages. These include a Mega Zip Wire, High Rope Course, Canoeing and an Indoor Climbing Wall.

Quaywest Water Park: With water heated to 80° you can relax on the gentle Surf Lagoon or experience the exhilarating Screamer or the Wild Kamikaze. There is so much for everyone to enjoy from tube slides, body slides, triple drop slides & freefall slides.

Dingle Steam Village: This is a great place to find out more about our industrial heritage. The Village has working and static exhibits of steam engines and vintage machinery.

South Devon Railway: View unspoiled Devon countryside, while enjoying a ride on a stream train.

Babbacombe Model Village: Based in Torquay, this is one of Europe's premier model villages with models, gardens and famous landmarks all in 1/12 scale.

Bygones Victorian Museum: Step back in time and wander around a life size Victorian Street. This attraction also has a giant model railway, World War 1 trench and Anderson Shelter.

Living Coasts: This is Torquay's coastal zoo, with free-roaming penguins and the opportunity to see other animals such as puffins and learn more about coastal plants.

Becky Falls: Situated high on Dartmoor, Becky Falls Woodland Park provides some of the most scenic and enjoyable walks in the south west as well as loads of fun for all the family throughout the seasons.

Kents Cavern: Based in Torquay, Kents Cavern is one of the most important Palaeolithic caves in Northern Europe and the oldest recognisable human dwelling in Britain. It holds beautiful and spectacular geological formations and significant prehistoric finds, some over 700,000 years old.

Tuckers Maltings: This is England's only working malthouse open to the public.

Castle Drogo: This was the last castle to be built in England (built between 1910 and 1930). It has panoramic views of Dartmoor and is one of the most remarkable works of Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Historic Market Town of Tavistock: The historic market town of Tavistock, birth place of Sir Francis Drake, is a short drive away with good shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and the daily indoor market.

Historic Town of Totnes: Totnes is the second oldest borough in England, and is full of interesting attractions, such as museums, a riverside with steamer quay, an ancient Guildhall and Church, a Norman Castle and the North and East Gates.

Okehampton Castle: This is the site of the ruins of the largest castle in Devon, which includes the Norman motte and the keep's jagged remains. There is a riverside picnic area of exceptional beauty and some enchanting woodland walks.

Rick Stein: Food lovers can visit the celebrity chef's restaurant and café.

The Eden Project: The Eden Project is one of the most spectacular experiences in Britain.

The closest mainline train stations are at Exeter and Plymouth. During the summer months there is an occasional local train service connecting Exeter to Okehampton. There is an hourly bus service from Exeter Coach Station which connects with all National Express Services. Flybe and Air South West have a scheduled service from London and Manchester to both Exeter and Plymouth airports.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Exeter St David

(46-50 km)

Nearest Ferry port Plymouth

(46-50 km)

Nearest Village Bratton Clovelly

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City Okehampton

(14 km)

Nearest Restaurant Lewtrenchard

(9 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bratton Clovelly

(1 km)

Nearest Beach Bude

(26-30 km)

Nearest Golf Ashbury

(8 km)

Catering & Services

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests.  If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following: 

  • Cook/catering
  • Maid service/extra cleaning
  • Local day-trips or tours
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Babysitting service
  • Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £500. This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. Arrival time 16.00
Departure time 10.00 Energy costs included? Yes for a very good amount of time.
> If not included, what are they? Additional charges for extra heating (agreed with owner). Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? Yes well behaved pets. Kept downstairs and off the furniture. Changeover day Any day of the week.
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it. Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Coastal
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
Coastal
Games room
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

Event information

If you are looking for absolute exclusivity then there is no need to look any further. The property is situated along a mile long lane surrounded by 850 acres of organic parkland overlooking the rolling hills of Dartmoor.

You have the choice of three idyllic settings for your special day:
- The large natural gardens can accommodate marquees with the additional use of the Lodge for extra comfort.
- For smaller intimate receptions, you can have exclusive hire of the Lodge or the converted Napoleonic barn.
- To the back of the Lodge there is a large furnished terrace, surrounded by seasonal flowers overlooking Dartmoor and the Estate. It is the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs.

A highly awarded chef can provide exceptional, locally sourced seasonal menus.

Owner Profile

Property Owner
Anna

How long have you owned the property?
12 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The beautiful view of Dartmoor overlooking the organic working farm.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
It is the main farmhouse. It is a traditional Devon long house with large spacious rooms allowing us to have 8 en-suite bedrooms and lots of living space downstairs for great family and friend gatherings.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Probably! I am hopeless at remembering names.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

A walk on Dartmoor, visit Lydford Gorge, sailing at Roadford and visit the gorgeous long Devon/Cornwall sandy beaches.

Really eat?
The Green Dragon Pub in Northlew and The Castle inn, Lydford.

Really see?
Lydford Gorge.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
A beautiful tranquil setting in the heart of Devon. A great large family house with plenty to do in the local area.

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