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Mayflower

(Ref. 1101383)

Broadwoodwidger near Ashwater, Devon Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second 14 night stay at The Mayflower, the first being last September."

    We love it so much there that we have booked another 14 nights in a few weeks time. The accommodation is 1st class, you have everything you need for a relaxing stay, it is so quiet. Only disappointed this time that the privacy fence around the hot tub is no longer there meaning anyone driving in or out of the site or walking down the road can see you. Would definitely reccommend this lodge.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely lodge with high end fixtures and fittings."

    Beautiful peaceful location. Only negative point, when we increased our holiday to 2 weeks on the phone with Sykes we advised that different family members would be staying each week (2 1st week and 6 2nd week), we were advised that one of the beds which family had used 1st week would have a change of linen. Unfortunately that did not happen despite me phoning Sykes just after 3pm to check and I had to wash the linen myself. We will definitely book this lodge again if it is available.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property and great for all the family."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Mayflower."

    Two families with four kids between us and lodge still felt roomy and spacious. Lodge facilities are good and really well equipped kitchen. The site is beautiful and was great to have use of the gym and to to be a few minutes walk from the playpark and lake. We loved the hot tub but do think it’s filter needed cleaning as there was leaves in it on arrival and as much as we tried to remove them, they seemed to stay in the tub for the whole week. The wine cooler is still broken as well and the high dry is snapped in places. All these are small things and we still had a lovely holiday but with no one ever on reception and maintenance coming now and then, we could have really done with someone on site we could ask about these things as they’re not big enough issues to call the owner. That would be my only feedback - we don’t really have a ‘middleman’ to sort out the smaller stuff. Aside from that - great lodge and location. We visited Lydford Gorge, Bude Beach, Chagford outdoor pool and Cotehele Hall - all roughly within 30/40 mins of the property and great family days out.

    Reviewed by Emily4.4Aug 2023

  • "Amazing property."

    Clean and spacious. Fantastic setting and very quiet, beautiful walks and perfect for dogs. Would happily come back. Tesco deliver but takeouts don’t. Only small things were that the wine fridge didn’t work properly, and it is only a café nearby (although it is lovely) not a pub as Sykes states.

    Reviewed by Ayesha4.7Jul 2023

  • "The place was beautiful and the lodge was amazing."

    The only thing is the Lack of amenities on site and in the area. We didn’t realise we were so far away from everything. The upkeep of the holiday site was great, the lodge was homely and modern and the gym an added bonus. It’s the first time in Devon for us and we new it would be quieter than our usual holidays.Thank you for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7May 2023

  • "We booked the mayflower last minute, the communication and instructions were straight forward."

    The lodge itself was very well equipped and super comfy . The first aid kit came in useful when our grandson fell over , again very well equipped. The kitchen is a kitchen of dreams , everything you could possibly need . Very comfortable stay. Our only niggle is we thought the hot tub would of been better secluded, it's on full view of everyone that takes a walk towards the lakes , playground etc which tbh is everyone. This did prevent some of our party from using the hot tub , which was a little frustrating as we purposely booked a hot tub lodge . Would I recommend, yes , would I stay again , yes . All in all a relaxing long weekend

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0May 2023

  • "Booked last minute for the weekend for seven."

    On arrival there were no towels or bed linen but a call to sykes and they had it all sorted in an hour. Comfy beds and sofas well equipped kitchen hot tub also very nice and relaxing. All made a very nice weekend

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Feb 2023

  • "Mayflower was lovely, very clean and comfortable, located in a very pleasant location."

    The site was very good and there were lovely walks close by. On the whole the property was well maintained. When we arrived, the kitchen mixer tap was very loose and wobbly, however, my husband managed to tighten it up which solved the problem. We were a couple of items of cutlery short (not enough for 8 people) but we managed. The two tea towels provided quickly became soggy, maybe a few more could be provided? Luckily I'd taken some of my own, so it wasn't a problem, The other issue, was toilet rolls!! There was a small amount of toilet roll on each of the holders in the bathrooms but no spares which was a bit surprising. We had to make a special trip out to buy more. The cost of the accommodation was quite high and there should have been a good supply of toilet rolls provided. All in all these are very minor points, overall we were very happy with the accommodation and we would visit again.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Dec 2022

  • "Hi lovely place but need new cooking tins a new frying pans but avery think eles lovely x ."

    would stay again thanks

    Reviewed by Val4.4Sep 2022

  • "The freezer needed defrosting on the first day of arrival as the drawers wouldn’t open."

    The wine cooler didn’t work. The HDMI cable was missing for the games console and when we spoke to staff they said it had been missing for a while and they contacted the owner but they hadn’t bothered to replace it. You are right next to the cleaning hut and the staff were loud (some cheary… but still loud). They walk right past your hot tub throughout the day. The out door sofa was soaking wet on arrival. After 6 hours of doing the soaking customs in the sun, we had to bring cushions inside every night as the cover had a huge hole in. A number of properties had their fire alarm randomly go off… sometimes for hours. We won’t be returning to this property.

    Reviewed by Natalie3.4Aug 2022

  • "First and foremost we had a very good holiday."

    The Mayflower lodge was well equipped, clean, spacious and wonderfully decorated. Potential improvements: - If the information on what was already at the lodge could be more detailed we would have been able to use the limited space we had in our vehicle to bring only the things we needed (for example there is an iron and ironing board but this was not clear). - A lot of people will (and should) shower every day as well as using the hot tub. After one to two days this will likely mean the one towel per adult will be damp for the duration of the holiday. Either double the number of towels should be provided OR a tumble drier (the washing machine had a 'air and dry' function but this did not seem to dry anything but just leave it warm and damp). - The HDMI cable for the Playstation was broken (where it plugs into the TV) meaning we could not watch any of the DVDs we brought for the kids. - The TV itself did not seem to be able to recognize the wifi and hence we were unable to stream anything on the TV, which would have been helpful with young kids with us. - The shower in the en suite to the master bedroom has two different heads. One at it's maximum height is too low for adults. The other is missing some of the rubber fixings meaning the water pours through unevenly. - The curtains in the master bedroom were quite thin meaning it was difficult to sleep once the sun had come up (will effect some more than others - I am a very light sleeper!) - We do not think we were given the code to the gate which evidently you need to enter the park beyond a certain time. Thankfully someone was outside and knew the code so we were able to enter but it would have been sensible to provide that to new visitors (perhaps we had been and I missed it!) - The wine fridge was a little confusing. It seems to intermittently cool but never very well and sometimes not at all. Sometimes it would start beeping relentlessly until we started pushing buttons. Not sure if it was user error or if it is actually faulty.

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic week staying in Mayflower Lodge."

    It was really well equipped with virtually everything provided that you would need - thankfully (due to the heatwave) we brought our own fans as it would have been unbearably hot without them! This may be something worth providing within the lodge? A couple of suggestions to make it perfect: 1. A parasol for the outside seating area. 2. One extra panel of willow screening to the front of the hot tub would provide some privacy. The only negatives, which we reported on the Sunday after we arrived (but didn’t get dealt with) we’re the plug not working in the bathroom sink - this made washing very difficult (and wasted a lot of water) and the broken toilet seat (needs retightening but the clamps can only be reached from inside the vanity panel) It was disappointing that these weren’t rectified during our stay. However we had a fantastic time and would certainly come again! The hot tub was wonderful (especially once we had the temperature lowered)

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2022

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV, 1 x double with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas range with gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and wine cooler
  • 3 x Smart TV's, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with patio, furniture, hot tub and barbecue stand
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.9 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Guests must bring their own barbecue for the stand, disposable barbecues only
  • Note: This property does not accept stag/hen parties or similar
  • Please note: This property does not accept Sunday Check in's

The property

Ashwater 6.9 miles.

Set within 250 acres of forest in the beautiful Roadford Lake Lodges site in Broadwoodwidger, Devon is this beautifully presented single-storey lodge, Mayflower.

Ideal for families or friends in need of a relaxing retreat, with the option of a number of outdoor activities, this lodge makes a superb base for a trip to picture-perfect Devon.

On arrival, off-road parking greets you before stepping into the open-plan living space, the social hub of the property.

The kitchen offers all the appliances you need to whip up meals or picnics to fuel your busy days, while the dining area provides space to catch up over dinner and the sitting area a space to entertain with a Smart TV.

Outside, the hot tub steals the show, with room for all eight guests to enjoy.

The stylish rattan furniture means you can take your meals al fresco, or savour an evening glass of wine, or a refreshing morning coffee in the sun.

When sleep calls, choose from four well-appointed bedrooms, each with plenty of storage for your belongings; the master bedroom is home to a Smart TV and an en-suite shower room for freshening up, while the remaining three bedrooms, consisting of a king-size with a Smart TV, a twin and a bunk, share a sleek bathroom with a shower over, giving you the option to rinse or soak.

The wonderful location of this lodge means you will not be left short for activities during your stay; the nearby lake is just a short walk and can be seen from most windows, peaking through the trees.

Windsurfing lessons, sailing, body-boarding and peaceful walks can all be enjoyed right from the doorstep, and when you get peckish, you can stop for a meal at the lakeside restaurant (opening May 2022).

For a day out, the Dartmoor National Park is within easy reach by car and offers an abundance of walking and cycling opportunities, as well as historic sites including Foggintor Quarry and Cox Tor.

Devon's glorious coast can also be reached by a scenic car journey, where you can relish in an afternoon on golden sands with an ice cream in hand, the nearest being Northcott Mouth Beach, home to pretty rock pools.

The bustling town of Bude is well worth visiting while in the area too, where plenty more seaside fun can be found and a perfect day of coastal walks admiring the blue waters, along with seafood restaurants and quaint cafés to dine at.

Choose Mayflower for a break to remember with your nearest and dearest.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location

ASHWATER

Holsworthy 8 miles; Bude 17 miles.

A delightfully rural village in the heart of West Devon’s green and undulating countryside. Surrounded by lush meadows, high hedgerows, wooded valleys and abundant wildlife, the village and area is popular with those visitors seeking to experience a true taste of country life. Roadford Lake with its sailing, fishing and visitors’ centre is just 4 miles, while the rolling surf, night life and sandy beaches at the closest resort of Bude, are within 20 miles. The RHS Garden at Rosemoor, the Dartington Glass Factory, and the rugged tors and open spaces of Dartmoor also make superb days out and can all be reached in under 40 minutes. If heading for Dartmoor look out for the pretty moorland villages of Belstone and Sticklepath - they will take your breath away. Those seeking a real countryside experience away from the bustle of modern living need look no further.

Note: This property only accepts bookings that start on either a Friday or Monday
Please note: This property does not accept Sunday Check in's