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Lavender Lodge

(Ref. 1008367)

Northam Nr Bideford Devon, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • well (11)
  • comfortable (10)
  • lodge (10)
  • lovely (9)
  • clean (9)
  • lavender (7)

18 Customer Reviews

  • "The site is a bit odd on arrival but is in fact fine."

    The accommodation is great quality and the area is excellent for walking and cycling

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an excellent stay in Lavender Lodge."

    The owners provided detailed information in advance, including directions that made us confident of finding the cottage even though it's at the secluded far end of an estate. The lodge was scrupulously clean and very comfortable, with the kind touch of a cream tea welcoming pack.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2023

  • "The lodge itself is lovely - clean, well stocked, modern fixtures and fittings, light and airy."

    However, the park in which it is located was run down, overgrown and a little and depressing. The other lodges are generally not very well maintained. Gardens overgrown. The old manor house next to Lavender lodge is derelict. The tennis court adjacent to the lodge is completely overgrown. As far as we could tell there is no street lighting on the park. The roads around the park are also full of deep potholes. So while the lodge itself was great, the park was very disappointing.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and for your complimentary comments about our lodge. We maintain and equip Lavender Lodge to a standard that meets our own expectations and also because we like our guests to be comfortable. We also maintain the area around the Lodge which helps to provide the pleasant and quiet environment in which the Lodge sits. Unfortunately, the recent fire that destroyed the hall appears to have caused some disruption and we are assuming this will result in some redevelopment. In the meantime the status of the park has been reflected in the rental price of the property. Based on the positive comments in the visitor’s book and other feedback, guests appear to have had a very pleasant stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Apr 2023

  • "Very well equipped, clean and comfortable."

    Peaceful location and ideal for exploring the area.

    Thanks for your positive feedback its nice to hear that our guests appreciate our efforts to make lodge comfortable and easy to live in. We work hard to ensure that the property is as we would expect it to be if we rented it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2021

  • "A lovely base to explore the local area, well equipped and clean, highly recommended"

    Its good to hear that you found the lodge to be well located and equipped. We agree that its a real good base from which to explore the local attractions, beaches and moors. Its also a really good place from which to base a cycling holiday, especially since we added a high secure fence around the back garden so that bikes and other things can be kept securely outside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great little lodge is situated within the Lenham Country Club - not exactly what one conjures up thinking "Country Club" as there are no facilities and one very sad tennis court."

    Good location for exploring the local area and can't fault the house. Very comfortable and well equipped. Main bedroom has a small double bed which is a challenge if you are used to sleeping in a superking! The parking could be improved as one has to reverse down from the top of the hill - not for the faint hearted! Tricky if the neighbour opposite has both cars at home. Would probably mean losing some of the lawn but given that one doesn't sit out at the front maybe not a bad thing?

    Reviewed by Camilla4.7Aug 2021

  • "Daily parking was a nightmare."

    There are metal pillars inserted in the front garden which make parking a daily chore!!

    Thanks for your comments about the parking. We have recently rebuilt the parking bay and made it much easier to park. There are also other parking areas close by that can use if necessary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2021

  • "Accommodation is great but directions on reaching the property once you arrive at the site could be clearer - consider a small map."

    Also parking is ridiculously difficult due to neighbours parking nearby, consider removing one of the fence posts to give wider turning circle onto the parking area

    Thanks for your comments about directions. We have added additional information to the information book that we email to our guests before they travel so hopefully this will make the Lodge easier to find. We have also redeveloped the carparking space. However, there is also alternative carparking close by. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jul 2021

  • "Lavender Lodge was extremely clean and well equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay."

    The welcome pack was lovely and the house keeper was very helpful. The location was a bit strange but it was very peaceful and the residents were friendly. It was further to walk to the local shops than expected. The parking space is not really suitable for a large car, or a low down sports car, however there was plenty of parking space not far away on the site. Good location for visiting North Devon.

    We and our housekeeper appreciate the positive feedback, thanks. Since your stay we have redeveloped the car park space and it has been tested with a Mazda MX5, Jeep Cherokee and a BMW 428 with positive results. Hopefully future guests should have no difficulty parking a range a vehicles. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely clean and well stocked with all the conveniences you would need - the welcome pack is a lovely touch, including fresh cut flowers."

    It's very local and a great base to travel from. The host was lovely and checked up once before and once during to make sure all was well. The internal roads to the cottage are slightly confusing, so that might me worth addressing, but once figured out all was good. Will definitely be coming back.

    Thanks for your positive feedback - inspiring and makes it all worthwhile! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2021

  • "First impressions of the site (country club?"

    ) a bit off-putting. Has seen better days and appeared more residential than holiday lets. However, Lavender Lodge is in a good position on the site and the inside was excellent; clean, comfortable and well equipped. Would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely place to stay, 5 minutes drive from Westward Ho."

    The lodge was perfect, so clean and had everything we needed including a massive Smart TV. And so clean especially during these uncertain times. Thank you

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Parking at the cottage is unnecessarily awkward to get into, removing the fence would make parking much easier"

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Aug 2020

  • "A very comfortable lodge, the flowers and scones, devon cream and basics were lovely too."

    Extremely well appointed in modern style & sea colours. Excellent base to walk into Bideford with it’s many quirky shops and cafes, or to take bikes as we did onto the attractive traffic free Tarka trail. Easy drive to Historic Appledore, Westward Ho, and Barnstaple.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2019

  • "It was so clean and comfortable ."

    Nice and quiet. Getting the car out from the drive is a bit awkward though. No plate drained on the side so bought one to use. Told them they could have it free, but they declined and asked us to take it home. Enjoyable holiday none the less.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Sep 2019

  • "We loved our stay at Lavender Lodge."

    The lodge was very comfortable and incredibly well equipped. The Cornish cream scones were a lovely touch. The lodge is in a beautiful area and it's also convenient for visiting many attractions and places of interest.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2019

  • "This was the best experience this year , the accommodation was first rate , they'd thought of every need be it comfort brilliant beds and settees, entertainment tv, DVD, Netflix, music , radio,but a very welcome touch was a lovely welcome pack, scones , clotted cream, jam, biscuits ."

    And to top that even the small touches like milk, washing up liquid, towels and bedding included too in the price All these made it better, the cleanliness was second to none, and owner phoned too to both welcome and assure , we were warm, comfortable , relaxed ,great holiday home great place definitely recommend were on trip advisor too and will give top rating for lavender lodge , well done you you've smashed it ,Mr and Mrs walker 8/6/19 to 15/6/19

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lavender Lodge has recently been refurbished to a high standard and is a lovely comfortable place to stay."

    It is well located with plenty to do in the local area. We spent several evenings in Appeldore enjoying a good dinner and the wonderful views of the estuary. We recommend the Broomhill Sculpture Garden as a different and delightful place to spend sometime.

    Reviewed by Mavis5.0Jun 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double bedroom, 2 x single bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Property is insulated to a modern standard with electric central heating, suitable for occupancy all year round
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washer/dryer, iron, ironing board, clothes airier, hair dryer
  • Smart TV incl Netflix, DVD player, a selection of books, DVDs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power incl in rent
  • Bed linen and towels incl in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Front and rear lawned garden and patio area with furniture
  • Private and secure rear garden with high privacy fence
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: No hen/stag or similar
  • Note: This property is not suitable for wheelchairs, and the outside area may not be suitable for those with limited ability

The property

Situated on the outskirts of Northam in Devon and close to Bideford, Appledore and Westward Ho!, Lavender Lodge is a delightful, contemporary, comfortable, quiet and very well equipped.

It is an idea place to use a base for exploring the North Devon Coast and moors or alternatively to just relax.

There is parking, an enclosed, sheltered back garden, an excellent internet connection and a range of entertainment options including a large TV and Netflix.

The secure back garden is great for storing bikes, surfboards and other sports equipment or just having a meal on the large outside table.

There are lots of great things to do in the local area including cycling, surfing, golf, walking, shopping and many renowned attractions and facilities including some super local beaches and parks.

There is a wonderful open-plan interior with separate bedrooms, bathroom and fresh, contemporary maritime décor which is peaceful and homely.

The thick pocket sprung mattresses and good quality linen help to ensure a good night’s sleep.

A choice of sofas provides options to curl up on and unwind of an evening, and catch up on your favourite shows.

The kitchen is stylish, with a good range of built-in appliances and equipment so if you don’t want to eat in one of the many local restaurants, you can easily cook a wonderful meal.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor, consisting of a double and two singles, ideal for families or a small group of friends, with a choice of contemporary furniture to store your personal items.

Delight in the family bathroom, with an elegant bath so you can take a relaxing soak in the tub after a tiring day.

There is cot and high chair for children and sufficient space for the run around safely outside.

All in all, this is a homely, peaceful and well-located place to stay which is highly rated by our clients and is maintained to a high standard by its fastidious owners and staff.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


  • Westward Ho! 1.3 miles
  • Bideford 2 miles
  • Barnstaple 11 miles

Northam is a small village with a restaurant, pub, takeaway and small supermarket and lies on the hill above the lively village of Westward Ho! Westward Ho! has a two mile long glorious sandy beach, an excellent selection of cafes, bars and restaurants, a surf school and shops. The beach is popular for surfing and kite surfing, plus life guards are on duty during the summer season and there's a designated dog area. The Tarka Trail runs through Bideford and is especially popular with cyclists, with cycle hire, including child buggies and even dog buggies available here and at many places along the way. Northam Burrows is part of North Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is enjoyed by walkers, and the Royal North Devon Golf Club is also here. For the more energetic the coastal path to Peppercombe and Clovelly offers stunning views along the coastline. From Bideford there are boat trips to Lundy Island, and nearby Appledore has fascinating narrow streets, interesting shops, fish and chips shops and a restaurant, as well as fishing trips. Family attractions nearby include the Big Sheep and Milky Way, as well as National Trust properties, Hartland Abbey, RHS Rosemoor and Dartington Glass. Also Clovelly is delightful with its quay, steep cobbled streets and donkeys and no cars are allowed down into the village. There's plenty to see and do from Northam.

Note: This property has £150 good housekeeping bond

This property offers the following short breaks:

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