Chaffinch Lodge

Highampton, Devon (Ref. 918821)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Legge Farm Cottages

Highampton 1 mile. A pair of attached cosy bungalows and a luxury lodge on a 28-acre fishing farm near Highampton, that provide fabulous getaways for keen fishermen or wildlife lovers. These rural retreats are situated next to the owners’ 18th century thatched farmhouse and back onto a small, friendly caravan site, providing a sociable holiday atmosphere. Both cottages are open plan and have small, private outdoor seating areas as well as the freedom to wander this beautiful site with wildflower meadows, woodland walks and five sizeable fishing lakes, well stocked with Common, Mirror Ghost and Grass Carp, Roach, Rudd, Bream, Tench and Perch. There is also a wildlife lake where visitors can marvel at the colourful dragonflies, interesting birds and cheeky ducks. All guests and day visitors to this Highampton farm are provided with a warm welcome by the owners and all the animals; there is always help and advice on hand. It is just a 15-minute walk into the friendly village where you can stock up in the shop or meet the locals for a glass of local brew in the thatched pub. This part of rural Devon is known as Ruby Country and has some spectacular trails for walking or cycling. Further afield, the stunning North Devon coastline is rich in beaches, so guests at these lovely cottages will have a huge choice of surfing, swimming and rock pool beaches to choose from. Whether you decide to stay on site and relax, or if you’d rather venture out and discover the nearby area, you will be sure to enjoy your stay in this wonderful area.

The property

Set near a caravan park, this single-storey luxury lodge is set in the woods close to fishing lakes, and offers an open plan living area with patio doors opening to a veranda, ideal for spotting the wildlife frequenting the lake, particularly butterflies and dragonflies.

The smart open plan living area has a wall-mounted TV, central heating and a bright contemporary interior which offers comfort all year round.

The double bedroom has an en-suite shower room and the twin bedroom has use of a family bathroom.

Note: This property is near Ref. 918822 and 918823, together they sleep 8.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.


  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio with furniture
  • 28-acre farm with 5 unfenced fishing lakes, woodland walks and unfenced wildlife pond with picnic area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Although ground floor, there are three steps to the front door
  • Note: Guidebooks and fishing advice available on-site, please contact owner for more information
  • Note: Please bring own fishing equipment
  • Note: Fishing charges will apply and some bait will be for sale, please contact owner for details
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead when on the fishery and due to unfenced lakes, please ensure children are supervised at all times.

About the location


Hatherleigh 4 miles; Bude 18.5 miles; Exeter 35 miles

A small village in rural Devon, surrounded by beautiful farmland and boasting a popular village pub and shop. Highampton is within the area known as Ruby Country, and there are numerous trails for walkers and cyclists amongst Devon's unspoilt countryside. Nearby is Hatherleigh, which has a Ruby Country Market and a few interesting craft shops and galleries and, being an ancient market town, it consists of cob and thatch cottages and several old English pubs. Hatherleigh lies in the Torridge Valley, just seven miles from the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, and is a wonderful central location for the coast-to-coast long distance trail, which includes the popular Tarka Trail. Within driving distance are Okehampton Castle, the beautiful RHS Rosemoor Gardens at Torrington, and the dramatic surfing beaches around Bude. Highampton's central position makes it an ideal location from which to explore this unspoilt area of Devon.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas