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14 Dartmoor Lodges

Honicombe Manor near Gunnislake, Cornwall (Ref. 958142)


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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay , however in this day and age Wifi would have been ..."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay , however in this day and age Wifi would have been beneficial for our party , we made use of all the amenities on site which was excellent and the Hot Tub was a real hit with us all, Please thank the owners and Kevin our caretaker come locality advisor for a well appreciated stay at Dartmoor lodge

    Reviewed by PamelaOct 2021

  • "Although Sykes was very helpful in booking the property was horrible dirty very ..."

    Although Sykes was very helpful in booking the property was horrible dirty very old and worn hot tub looked really dingy not inviting at all the out side area was grubby and not a nice place to sit the garden furniture was discussing very dirty I think you should definitely not give this 5 ticks I would not give it any spoilt our holiday please view this property so know one else’s holiday is spoilt definitely not worth 1100 pound for the week

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2021

  • "After reading the previous review for Aug 2021 we called Sykes Holidays and were assured that any issues had been resolved."

    On arrival the first impressions were slightly disappointing in that the photos had not been updated since first listing and everything was a bit 'tired' but surfaces were clean and floors swept etc. Walls were not dirty but were marked and scuffed in places like the hallway from bags and shoes etc which is understandable. Bedrooms were as per photos. The upstairs bathroom had corner bath but no shower adaptor leaving all 8 of us to shower in the small downstairs shower room, which was challenging. The fridge had no freezer compartment, no drawers, a missing shelf and no door shelf for milk, bottles and cartons which resulted in limited fridge space. Hot water from the tap was scalding hot, with no signs to warn of this, resulting in me burning my hand, so we turned the immersion off and reported this. The hot tub was great but the outside furniture was in need of a good clean. This year all accommodation we looked at was overpriced and I guess when you pay inflated prices you expect more for your money? We did have a good holiday and would use Sykes again but would not return to this property.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2021

  • "The accomodation was filthy and smelt of dog."

    Grime on the downstairs shower room floor with hair everywhere. Stained mattresses and dirty walls. Dartmoor 14 is a grossly overpriced stinking dump.

    Reviewed by KevinAug 2021

  • "Generally disappointed in various aspects of the lodge ."

    It felt a bit neglected and we felt the minimum amount of care was taken to make it acceptable. 1. Considering we are living with Covid and all holiday accommodation should be deep cleaned and subsequently our arrival time is not until 5pm . The overall cleanliness was of the lodge was not up to standard. 2. We were very disappointed and it was unacceptable that there were no mattress or pillow protectors on some beds and what bed did have a mattress and pillow protector they were stained. 3. The heating system was not in full working order , radiator in hallway not working and the others not efficient. 4.The kitchen was lacking some very basic equipment /utensils. For example No cheese grater, no basic frying pan no casserole dishes to name a few . 5. No light bulbs in bedside lamps ,no spare available . 6 No BBQ available as advertised On a positive note we enjoyed the hot tub and the Honicombe Inn were very welcoming . The swimming pool was enjoyable ,booking only but unfortunately no changing room facilities available to use . We would like a response to our concerns . Thank you

    Reviewed by AnnetteOct 2020

  • "Good points - Honicombe manor restaurant - fantastic value/friendly staff."

    Swimming pool - good facilities bearing in mind Covid restrictions. Bad points. We particularly chose this lodge as it had a hot tub - family holiday with daughter/grandkids,first time after lock down. We knew swimming pool was restricted so paid extra for hot tub. We were told on arrival by member of staff that hot tub not working. During the week various people tried to fix it but only on the day we left was it heating up. I was informed there would be compensation, however, I expected at least the difference in price between lodge without hot tub and that with £300-£400 but the owner only prepared to give 10% of holiday £131.00! Also we were asked to arrive 2hrs later than normal,on first day, as lodge needed a deep clean Totally understood this so were upset to find black dog hairs on the floor, crisp packet under sofa and dog poo on the decking. This was meant to be a special family holiday spoilt by this accommodation and after care. Sad as have been pleased with Sykes cottages in the past. Advice - go to Honicombe Manor Park but avoid this particular lodge

    Reviewed by JudyAug 2020

  • "As soon as we arrived the house was filthy."

    Everything needed washing in the kitchen and the oven was disgusting! The fridge was filthy and didn’t work, or have a freezer. Under the sofa had never EVER seen a vac and the hot tub was a joke!! It was dirty on our first day and it only worked for that day. On Sunday the pump went and we were told that it would get fixed but it never did. Also it was us who had to chase the engineers each day as they never told us anything. Also while we were there the fridge broke and they did manage to bring us another but just dumped it in a corner and never took the broken one away. The complex it was on had good facilities and it was in a good place for days out but that it. I definitely will not be returning and I would not rate it as a four star and I would suggest that a member of staff from Sykes revisits the property so that they can give it to the correct star rating of two!

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2020

  • "The accommodation was filthy."

    Lost a pen under the settee. When reaching for it , bought out a handfull of fluff and dirt. The hot tub was still cold, dirty and smelt. There is no freezer, not even a freezer compartment in the fridge!! No WFI !!! Only one TV in the whole apartment. It was the smallest you can buy. The apartment was for 8 people, but only 7 chairs. Not suitable for a family of 8. Furniture very basic and did not match. All windows had mould on them. All the outside furniture was still stacked up and covered in cobwebs and dirt. The whole accommodation needs some TLC. Could be really nice, as it was spacious. Feel that it is just a money making venture for the owners, who are not concerned about the comfort of the people using it for a holiday.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2020

  • "The upstairs bathroom tiles are still very loose as in previous feedback that I had read!"

    The lodge was comfortable and had all cooking facilities needed but overall cleanliness wasn’t good! There was food under table that hadn’t been cleaned up before our arrival. The whole place would benefit from a really good clean especially under beds & furniture!! That may seem picky but the children played hide & seek & came out from under beds absolutely covered in thick dust and dirt!!

    Reviewed by TheresaOct 2019

  • "The lodge was freezing, no real heating, hot tub was cold on arrival and full of leaves, the lodge itself was filthy and had not been cleaned for months & the TV in the living room did not work, only for DVD use."

    This was reported to Sykes and was not addressed, we left the property on the Tuesday and moved elsewhere. Stay well away from this lodge!!

    Reviewed by AlexandraOct 2019

  • "The Honicombe manor grounds and facilities were great and well equipped."

    The lodge itself was spacious and could be amazing with a few updates and improvements. The downstairs double mattress desperately needs replacing and a few of the floor tiles in the upstairs bathroom were very loose which is a hazard to children. Also the downstairs shower tray fills up with Esther very quickly. The lodge is very well laid out though with lots of space and a great outdoor area. The hot tub is fantastic and is maintained daily and very clean. I think of the lodge had a bit of tlc it could be perfect as in a great area of Cornwall

    Reviewed by TulaneAug 2019

  • "The lodge itself is actually good but there are several issues that the owner needs to address and which Sykes clearly haven't looked into or been informed of previously."

    1. Steps to the front door-top slab is loose-no hand rail-made it difficult for our disabled parent to access without a struggle. 2. Downstairs double mattress needs replacing as the springs can been felt-very uncomfortable. 3. Sleeps up to 8 people but there are only 6 dining room chairs? 4. Shower tray fills up and overflows-plumbing seems to be an issue. 5. Veranda fencing is old and falling apart-the decking is sloping which is evident in the water level in the hot tub. 6. Upstairs bathroom hot tap does not work!! I got it working for one use but clearly again a plumber is needed. 7. Bathroom floor tiling is cracked and tiles are loose. 8. Generally "tired" condition- needs a refresh. 9. No wonder there isn't a book with contact numbers- the visitors book (which I doubt the owner left) has most of the points above listed. 10. Cannot fault the location or the site itself.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2019

  • "I contacted yourselves about multiple issues regarding the property."

    Including the lack of chairs, unusable hot tub and poor cleanliness to receive a generic apology and no actual help.

    Reviewed by JenniferApr 2019

  • "The property could have done with a hand rail at the two steps for our elderly mother."

    The shower wasnt as clean as it could have been although elsewhere was ok. No shower matt for the tiled floor. No freezer compartment. But on the whole was a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by KarolSep 2018

  • "We had a lovely week at 14 Dartmoor, the lodge was lovely and there was everything we needed for the week."

    We enjoyed the hot tub and it was checked daily. Sunday carvery on the site was very good. We used both the indoor and outdoor pool too and the kids enjoyed them. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2018

  • "Could do with a freezer"

    Reviewed by ZoeJun 2018

  • "Ok holiday home."

    Needs some up keep carrying out. Dirty walls up staircase. Banister filthy. Kitchen sink and work tops needed a good clean before use. Needed to move sofa...filthy under it. Groups of young men in houses surrounding our home. Defiantly not on holiday left for work each morning and all home early evening. Seemed of eastern European origin. Was not happy to let my 10 year old grandson play on tennis court as they would congregate there late evening.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2018

  • "We were really looking forward to staying at Dartmoor Lodge."

    We chose this particular lodge as it had 4 ticks. Good standard we thought!!! However, this was not the case. > not enough cutlery/crockery for 8 people > black mould inside and outside shower > general cleanliness of lodge not good - we had to clean banister as it was filthy, as was stair carpet!!! > mattress in upstairs double room needed replaced - springs sticking out > heating took nearly three days to kick in - first few nights we sat with duvets covering us to keep warm > fridge needed replaced - we had to stand milk outside as nowhere to put in fridge Certainly not vale for money

    Reviewed by JeanMar 2018

  • "*The house was extremely cold when we arrived and didn't warm up for 24 hours."

    Small bar heaters not ideal with small children - no central heating. Didn't want to leave the electric heaters on when we went out so the place was absolutely freezing when we came back. *Downstairs (only) shower, poor *No shower or bath mat *If all 8 of us went swimming at the same time there is no way that we'd have been able to dry our towels. *Not enough towels (1 each given) to cover swimming - perhaps a note on the premises description that you need to bring your own towels for swimming. *A small pack of tea and coffee would have been nice so after a 4 hour drive we could have a break before having to have to turn around and go shopping. A small selection of essentials salt, pepper etc would have been good. *Not enough cutlery / crockery for 8 of us, (had to share knives on a couple of occasions ). *Sleeps 8 but only enough seats in the lounge for 5 people so 3 had to sit at the dining table in the evenings. Beds upstairs not the most comfortable.

    Reviewed by AFeb 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with corner bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Decked patio with hot tub, furniture and BBQ
  • WiFi available on-site in leisure areas
  • Shared use of on-site leisure club at Honicombe Park (closed 25th December and 1st January only), including indoor heated pool, outdoor heated pool (May – Sep inclusive), sauna, mini gym, children's play area, outdoor chess and tennis courts
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Bar/restaurant on-site
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: A laundry service can be arranged through the main reception at additional cost
  • Note: On-site leisure facilities available to guests (closed 25th December and 1st January only)
  • Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead outdoors.

The property

Gunnislake 2.5 miles.

This wonderful, detached holiday home is situated on the Honnicombe Manor Holiday Park near Callington, in Cornwall.

Offering bright, comfortable accommodation, with brilliant leisure facilities available on site, this lovely lodge is a great base for families, couples and friends exploring the border between Cornwall and Devon. There is a spacious, social living space with a modern kitchen, a sitting area with patio doors leading onto the patio outside, and a dining table seating eight where everyone can dine together or enjoy a board game.

Two bedrooms are located on the ground floor; one room has a double bed, wardrobe and dresser, whilst the second room has twin beds.

There is also a shower room downstairs, whilst upstairs is a bathroom with a corner bath and a further double and twin room.

Whatever the weather, you can enjoy a relaxing dip in the hot tub after a long walk on Dartmouth, or a day on the beach!

There are two on-site pools, tennis courts, a gym and a children’s play area, as well as excellent attractions nearby, meaning there is plenty to keep you occupied during your stay.

Pull on your walking boots and explore the Tamar Valley AONB, venture to the Dartmoor National Park, or take the short drive into the fun, vibrant city of Plymouth.

The fabulous, bustling town of Looe can also be reached in under an hour, as can the Polperro Heritage Coast.

Whatever the time of year, 14 Dartmoor Lodges is a great base for a fun-filled holiday in South West England!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Tavistock 5 miles; Plymouth 18 miles.

The small rural village of Gunnislake lies on the steeply wooded banks of the River Tamar. It has village pubs and a small selection of shops. Notably, the village sits at one end of the scenic Tamar Valley Railway - with regular services along the river bank to Plymouth. The area is perfect for exploring Dartmoor, the south and north coast beaches and the attractions of Cornwall’s far west. Close to hand, the Dartmoor town of Tavistock with its pannier market, pubs and restaurants is a must, as well as the popular fishing village of Calstock, renowned for its crafts and festivals, while the Donkey Sanctuary and Cotehele House and Gardens (NT) are just 10 minutes away. Enjoy a round of golf at St Mellion (8 miles), explore the restored Victorian mining village at Morwellham Quay (4 miles), search for otters and deer along the Tamar Valley footpath, visit the National Trust owned Lydford Gorge, or take a trip to the beach and picturesque harbour at Looe (25 miles) - there’s something for everyone. For something really different, why not ride the scenic Tamar Valley Railway into Plymouth and spend the day in the fabulous Marine Aquarium or strolling the historic Plymouth Hoe?

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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