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Orchard Lodge

(Ref. 1098354)

Hockworthy near Sampford Peverell, Devon, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • all (4)
  • dog (3)
  • our (3)
  • friendly (3)
  • needed (3)

7 Customer Reviews

  • "Great holiday home that is clean, comfortable and well maintained."

    The kitchen had everything we needed and the garden was safe for the dog. Having a downstairs shower by the front door was perfect for washing the dog to keep the dirt out of the house - it rained a lot during our stay so this was important! There is a common at the top of the hill which was a godsend for taking the dog out for a walk when not wanting to go out in the car. The owner was really friendly and helpful. He popped over one evening just to check all was well which was appreciated.

    Thankyou for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rowena4.7Mar 2024

  • "Warm spacious lodge We enjoyed our stay at the lodge."

    . Very well equipped for five adults and a small child. Plenty of constant hot water and good heating when required. The area around the lodge was ideal for our two dogs.. Conveniently placed for shops and sites. Beautiful area to explore ( even on the narrow lanes and roads).

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Orchard Cottage."

    It was peaceful and dog-friendly and had all the comforts that we needed. We loved watching the birds and the sheep from our window.

    Glad your enjoyed your stay. Thankyou for visiting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rick4.7Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for a very lovely stay."

    The cottage was lovely and set in very peaceful surroundings. Easy access to all directions in Devon.

    Lovely to have you staying, and thankyou for leaving the lodge so clean and tidy. Much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely time away, the only thing i would say is that we were asked to separate all the recycling stuff and put it in there separate containers and these were so full it was very hard to do this."

    Also the sofa is very warn and could do with a new one. We did notice alot of flies especially in the bathroom upstairs. Not sure where these were coming from as we got rid of them and then they would appear again.

    Glad you had a lovely time. As to the recycling, this was the Christmas/New year holiday, when unfortunately there was no refuse collection. The sofa is being replaced. I can only think that flies came into the bathroom from outside when the bathroom velux ceiling window was opened. Thankyou for your feed back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly3.4Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week away at orchard lodge."

    Wonderful location and very dog friendly. Very well equipped property and facilities. Owner Bridget so welcoming and friendly and always available if needed. We will definitely return next year.

    So glad you had a lovely time and we look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Dec 2022

  • "Perfect if like us , you want a country side tranquil haven ."

    Poor Internet and phone signals, suited us as we loved switching off and enjoying an uninterrupted holiday. Based central in the heart of Devon, an hour and a bit to reach Illfracombe and Exmouth coast lines. National trust houses and gardens to visit, most dog friendly with lovely walks enclosed.

    I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I recall that there was a slight problem with the internet for an hour or so on one morning, but this was affecting all the properties in the area, and was not specific to Orchard Lodge. It was quickly remedied. Yes, the telephone signal can be patchy in this rural area. Whilst staying at the lodge, I recommend setting your mobile phone to accept internet calls, which gets around the problem, and I will add this to our literature. We hope to see you and your lovely dogs again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Sep 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single, 1 x ground-floor single with pull-out trundle
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Off-road parking
  • Decked veranda with furniture and access to shared lawned grounds with tennis court and games room with tennis table and darts board
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.9 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: There is a fenced lake within the grounds, please take care and ensure that children are supervised at all times.

The property

Sampford Peverell 4.8 miles.

Tucked away in a truly tranquil setting, amongst the rural countryside of Hockworthy, Devon, rests this characterful detached holiday home, Orchard Lodge.

Enveloped in scenic greenery brimming with wildlife and offering the option of ground-floor living for those with limited mobility, Orchard Lodge provides an idyllic base in Devon that the whole family can enjoy.

Park up in the off-road space provided and make your way inside this wonderful abode to begin your staycation, kicking off your shoes and removing any outerwear as you step through the handy porchway.

Be charmed by the wooden interior of the snug sitting room, where you can look forward to snuggling up with your loved ones with a family favourite playing on the television following a day of adventure.

Moving through the property, discover the well-equipped kitchen/diner settled at the rear, equipped with all of the essential amenities to help rustle up delicious dishes, whilst a handy washing machine helps keep your holiday attire fresh and clean!

In the summer months, take advantage of your secluded countryside setting and retreat outdoors to enjoy a seat on the decked veranda.

When sleep calls, you'll find the first of four bedrooms settled on the ground floor, fit with a single bed and an additional pull-out trundle bed, offering flexible sleeping arrangements for families, friends and children sharing, and benefiting from a shower room set across the way.

Ascending the stairs to the first floor, you'll find a further single bedroom, ideal for an intimate escape from the excitements, along with two double rooms, each traditionally decorated with a wooden, Scandinavian-style décor, and all sharing access to a family bathroom.

Lace up your walking boots and take a stroll through the rural countryside that envelops your holiday home, where you'll find a network of walking trails including Chimney Down Common.

Following a day of exploration, head to the local pub, The Staple Cross Inn, where you can indulge in a spot of traditional, homecooked fare served alongside a crisp pint of real ale, and if you're not ready for the fun to end when you return to Orchard Lodge, challenge your loved ones to a game of tennis at the on-site court.

Spend a fun-filled day visiting the nearby town of Tiverton, where you can tour the lavish grounds of Tiverton Castle, boasting a history dating back to the 12th century, take a horse-drawn barge trip along the peaceful canal, or test your swing with a game at Tiverton Golf Club.

With both the Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park within easy reach, and being equidistant between the North and South Coast, you'll be spoilt for choice with outdoor adventures to be had, with miles of craggy cliffs, rolling hills, pristine sands and vast open moorland waiting to be discovered.

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a rural retreat for six at Orchard Lodge.

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About the location


Tiverton 5.6 miles; Exeter 17.5 miles

This quaint village of Sampford Peverell, boasts a superb location in Mid Devon, playing host to a village hall, couple of pubs, shop and some sports facilities including a multi-use games area. Babbling through the heart of the village is the Grand Western Canal, providing some glorious cycle and walking routes framed by idyllic scenery. Being situated near the M5, you are within diving distance to a variety of attractions to suit all tastes. You also have the Tiverton Parkway station within walking distance.Tiverton is home a romantic castle, and horse-drawn barge trips along the canal. Explore the Jacobean Great House of St. George, three medieval almshouses, and the parish church of St. Peter. Pay a visit to the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, where you will find 14 galleries of exhibits including the Tivvy Bumper GWR locomotive and you can learn about the town's detailed history. The National Trust's Knightshayes is also worth a visit, with its inspiring walled garden and Gothic architecture, a lovely day out for the whole family. Explore the surrounding area and further afield, with acres of parkland to bring the kids and their four legged friends, as well as 'Buzzards', a tranquil woodland in the Dart Valley, with otters, dormice and a plethora of other wildlife. You are also within reach of Blackdowns Hills AONB and Dartmoor National Park, while the city of Exeter offers a historic quayside, cathedral and golf club. Discover a whole other experience here in a wonderful part of England.