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Honicombe Manor near Gunnislake, Cornwall (Ref. 943700)


(26 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • 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
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely lodge with WiFi, hot tub and Netflix."

    Very clean and tidy. Sofa could do with upgrading but it's super comfy. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by DeniseMay 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    On the grounds of a holiday park which is lovely place too.

    Reviewed by JadeApr 2022

  • "Lovely place, plenty of kitchen utensils, nice clean hot tub."

    in a central area for visiting different places.

    Reviewed by LynnApr 2022

  • "Excellent holiday property, very clean, comfortable, warm, massive tv with netfix great, fabulous balcony to sit out on, both bathrooms had showers great for me because I cannot use a bath plenty of parking space."

    Brilliant, lovely comfortable bedrooms all with dressing tables added luxury and massive plus dog friendly.

    Reviewed by DeniseOct 2021

  • "No real problems but the sofas could do with a deap clean would use again"

    Reviewed by CraigOct 2021

  • "We had an amazing week!"

    On arrival we had a lovely surprise. Wine, cookies and cream tea. Such a nice welcome. The property was extremely clean and the hot tub had been emptied and cleaned before our arrival. Lovely crisp white linen on the beds and bright white fluffy towels on every bed. The double bed was very hard but all the singles were fine. I would take my own pillow in the future, mainly because I like a big squishy pillow and the ones in the property were a little flat, but I just put an extra one from another room. Yes there is a damp issue in the main bedroom, so we just used the other bedrooms. If like me you suffer with asthma we did have to hunt for the hidden plug in air fresheners, but once we were able to locate them and turn them off everything was fine. This said, the facilities and extras that this property offers far outweighs any issues. The Wi-fi signal wasn’t fantastic on a few occasions, but mostly we were online and even watching Netflix. The tv is really good, DVD’s and Xbox supplied with loads of games and films. Dishwasher and tabs supplied. Washing machine, hot tub and the location is beautiful. Indoor and outdoor pools and a gym onsite. The holiday park is very steep but the layout gives you a nice sense of privacy. The Honicombe Arms pub on site is a must. We actually booked for dinner every night. The complete opposite of our Normal plans but the food quality and price was unbeatable. Also it must be said, the staff and the atmosphere was so welcoming we enjoyed every evening making new friends. Dog friendly is an understatement! They are more than welcome in the main bar, but for those who prefer no dogs they have a separate amazing dining hall for those without dogs. We loved it so much, not only would we recommend it but we are looking to rebook and return! Thank you so much for a great holiday and allowing us to make some fantastic memories.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2021

  • "Very good"

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "This is a great lodge in a fabulous location with all the facilities of home."

    Only Slight disappointment was that the hot tub, which was one of the key dressing we chose that particular lodge, didn’t have many of its jets working and so was a little under powered bubbles wise.

    Reviewed by SimonJun 2021

  • "Great place, very spacious, all amenities there."

    Manor was great very friendly people great facilities on site. Definitely recommend it with kids . We loved it .

    Reviewed by CassandraMay 2021

  • "Our 3 nights at Brookside were relaxing and met all our expectations : homely, clean, tidy and no apparent doggy smells."

    We were three adults with three chihuahuas the dogs loved the local walks and only barked once when the squirrels appeared on the balcony. Hot tub was a blessing, cared for and well maintained. Well done to the owner, the cleaning staff and pool maintenance. Nice touch was the welcome pack ..... Ade ,Jayne & Janet

    Reviewed by AdrianOct 2020

  • "Really comfortable and the best equipped accomodation I have ever stayed in."

    We were all very happy with the standard. Location was good too

    Reviewed by LouSep 2020

  • "The living room area could do with a deep clean,strong smell of animals/dogs on both sofas, damp smell in both twin bedrooms and shower could do with fixing in the ensuite bathroom, pans are the wrong ones for the cooker hob and food kept sticking to pans, but on the whole good location anjoyed the hot tub and site safe helpful and friendly."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2020

  • "We are easy going and just get on with things, so no major complaints."

    Lodge was very damp and we couldn't dry anything. Sofa bed sheets were covered in mud. Apart from those small things it was very nice

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. Just to let you know we have informed our cleaning team and they have added an airing to their routine and current feedback appears to confirm that there isn't a damp smell. We also have anti-viral fogging as a response to COVID which leaves a pleasant scented smell and the heating also comes on twice per day when not occupied. We advertise the lodge as a 6 bed (1 double and 2 twin) so the sofa bed should not be needed. Clearly someone has used it and left it in a mess. As soon as you posted the observation, our cleaning team were made aware, checked it over and changed the sheet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JerryAug 2020

  • "This was an amazing lodge, felt like being in a 5 star hotel, would definitely stay again!"

    Reviewed by AyshaOct 2019

  • "Had a great time , the weather was great ."

    Loved the facilities, the pools and our own hot tub were really good . The accommodation was what I expected and very comfortable, but it did lack a few basics in the kitchen. There was only one cereal bowl and only wine or pint glasses , nothing smaller to take to bed . There were no glasses in the bathrooms so I cleaned my teeth in a pint glass ! These are small trivial things , but small can be important. You get what you pay for , if you want 5 star go else where . Over all I’d give it 8 out of 10 . Staff were lovely, couldn’t do enough for you .

    Reviewed by LynneSep 2019

  • "The Lodge and where it is was great."

    The whole family loved the hot tub. The disappointment was the fridge the door kept opening and we lost a lot of food through that. Also one of the bedrooms smelt damp.

    Reviewed by DianaJul 2019

  • "This site and the lodge should be classed as dog tolerant as neither were really dog friendly."

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2019

  • "Having stayed in the same cottage I was pleased to find the internet connection vastly improved this year."

    There were a few small things which I think could be improved upon. A dishwasher is great but not when it constantly fails to release the soap tablet. On several occasions, the fridge door sprung open after closing and the toilet flush handle in the shower room was loose making it difficult to flush and eventually becoming unusable. There was no contact number for a housekeeper to be able to report this. Whilst I agree that the lodge should be left in a clean and tidy state, it is difficult to do so with a cylinder vacuum when the extending handle collapses the instant it makes contact with the floor. I wouldn't struggle with a vac in this state in my own home I'm certainly not prepared to do so on my holiday. Finally, we stayed for 2 weeks yet were provided with only one tea towel, one cleaning cloth and no change of bed linens for our second week. I'm aware this all sounds very negative but I believe it is the small things like this that can make or break a holiday. Having made these points I would also like to say that the lodge itself, it's situation and the site are idyllic. Our two weeks break passed all too quickly.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2019

  • "On site facities, swimming pool, gym, evening entertainmenr fantastic."

    Lodge comfotable with everything you could need, including an unexpected welcome pack.

    Reviewed by IanApr 2019

  • "Wonderful stay, great facilities."

    Lovely location, great to have 2 bathrooms with a group of you staying. The kitchen was well equipped. A few cobwebs on lampshades so a bit more overhead dusting needed and I would recommend looking a map of the holiday park as it Is not very easy to find your way around the park to the lodge in the dark.

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2018

  • "Lovely base to go and explore, you have to travel out a little bit to get places but the countryside around the area is stunning."

    Accommodation had all you needed for the stay and the hot tub is a fab addition, even in the cold weather!

    Reviewed by AmyOct 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at Brookside, a very much appreciated welcome box was left for us and the cottage was lovely and warm on arrival."

    There was everything we needed at the cottage and it we would definitely recommend. The swimming pool at the site was more for younger children but there is so much to so in the area it did not really matter but thought I would mention if for those with children 11+.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2018

  • "Great lodge in lovely surroundings."

    Comfortable with excellent facilities. Hot tub is a welcome addition. Be warned: photograph gives the illusion of privacy. These lodges are on clusters of at least 3 and balconies overlook others. Also park situated on steep hillside so would not recommend for limited mobility. Good shared facilities on site included shop well stocked with basics and restaurant with takeaway service. Ideal central location for visiting Plymouth and Bodmin areas. Would definitely consider a repeat visit.

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2018

  • "The kitchen has all the equipment needed but leaves little storage space for groceries for six people and their dogs."

    The wi-fi signal and speed were very poor rendering my laptop useless and the connection to mobile phones little better. I think visitors would appreciate this being improved since computers in all their forms are such a large part of everyday life. That said the welcome pack was a lovely touch and indeed welcome after our long journey. It is a superb lodge on an idyllic site and I cannot wait to return next year.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2018

  • "The park was in a good location but was very run down."

    The lodges were much closer together than expected and the view not as good as implied in The listing. Lodge facilities were fantastic; welcome box, basics in cupboards and spacious.

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2018

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  • Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom, 2 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a south-facing balcony.
  • Electric central heating and electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi available on-site in leisure areas, selection of books, games, DVDs and Xbox 360
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Free private WiFi is available in the lodge and public WiFi on-site in leisure areas
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with hot tub and furniture, balcony with furniture and sun loungers
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Bar and restaurant on the resort open during main season
  • Note: 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, outdoor chess and tennis courts
  • Note: Due to the balcony children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Saturday or Sunday arrivals only for short breaks, please

The property

Situated in an ideal location for touring Cornwall, South Devon, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, this Alpine-style lodge offers comfortable accommodation and is set in glorious rolling countryside on the Honicombe Manor Resort, close to Gunnislake.

With all the benefits of the free leisure passes, your holiday can be as active or relaxing as you choose.

With indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and a gym, there is plenty to keep you busy.

After an action-packed day you can head back to the lodge to relax in your private hot tub, whilst planning the next day ahead.

The lodge is designed in a clever upside down style, to make the most of the beautiful countryside views from the south-facing balcony, which adjoins the impressive open plan living room.

With contemporary furniture to enjoy alfresco dining and sun loungers for total relaxation, the balcony is the perfect spot to return to, after a day out exploring this delightful area.

There are three ground floor bedrooms, with the double having a Jack-and-Jill access to a modern bathroom.

The two twin bedrooms are both situated close to the family shower room.

The first floor open plan living room has a well-equipped kitchen, a comfortable dining area and a cosy sitting area opening out onto the balcony.

Whilst there is a bar and restaurant on the resort an enjoyable walk will take you to the village pub, The Rifle Volunteer, serving good food and local ales with regular events being held throughout the year.

With walks and cycling trails right from the door, and so many villages and attractions to visit all within a short drive, this lodge offers relaxing, comfortable accommodation all year round.

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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?

Region Information

Please note: Leisure facilities are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day. Reception & shop will be closed for the same.
The bar will be open for Christmas Day lunch at 12pm - 3pm (only if pre-booked) - closed from 3pm until 27th and closed New Year's Day.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas