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Lake View

(Ref. 1068635)

East Worlington near Lapford, Devon Show on map


  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Wow !! Fabulous & tastefully designed bard conversion"

    . Cosy and spacious. Eight adults and our two dogs totally enjoyed the indoor and outdoor luxury. New games room, BBQ house, amazing !! The hot tub was ready and heated , coffee sugar milk etc all ready for after a long journey. Good or bad weather does not affect this place just gives you a great bit of comfort. Can't thank you enough for the amount of effort you put into making the place so fabulous for us to share. Thank you

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely spacious property for our family get-together."

    The owners, Samantha & Jason, were very welcoming. The hot tub was very clean and most inviting for a chilly October evening. The quirky BBQ hut was fun.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lake View is beautiful inside and out - we returned this year as it’s not just a holiday let it is a holiday home with everything you could possibly need."

    Location is perfect to explore North and South Devon along with Cornwall if you fancy venturing a bit further. Owners are lovely and on hand if needed and due to the layout you have complete privacy. Hot tub and bbq hut are a must and spotlessly clean - the owners are dog lovers and want people and their dogs to have the best time - we will be returning in 2024 as it really is a special place to stay - have stayed in various holiday cottages but Lake View is simply the best and knocks spots off of the rest so don’t hesitate to book it !!!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lakeview definitely has the wow factor, we loved everything about it."

    From the fantastic warm welcome from Samantha, the provided bubbles, local eggs and milk to the comfy beds and delightful decor. Our highlights were the incredible hot tub and the magical fairy hut in which we had a cosy barbecue. No detail hasn't been beautiful executed. Thank you Samantha and Jason for a fabulous stay we would love to return.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lakeview has the " wow" factor."

    We had a lovely welcome from Sam and Jason.The house is stunning and the location perfect.The interior is beautifully designed and very classy.The hot tub was wonderfully relaxing at night watching the stars with a glass of prosecco.The summer house reminded us of our times in Austria in the ski huts all cosy with little fairy lights. Plenty of places to visit...RHS Rosemoor..Quince honey Farm ( a session of bee keeping) Fingle Bridge and N.T.Castle Drogo and many others.Wonderful hols.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "The holiday property was lovely, well set out and spacious."

    The owners left us some of their local produce which was a lovely touch. My niece's especially enjoyed the hot tub which was the highlight of the holiday. The only thing that would be a negative comment is the small country roads leading to and around the property, we found this quite a challenge in places, but once we were on the main A and B roads we we're fine. All in all, we can confirm that we had a lovely family holiday at the property and would like to thank the owners for such a warm welcome.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for our lovely welcome and making us feel at home from the start, Samantha."

    The thoughtfully left welcome goodies which included some for the dog, were really kind gesture along with the way the barn was set up. It was really comfortable and not at all cramped for 8 of us. We loved being able to sit and eat and play games both inside and outside. We called the bbq shed a “fairy house” and although we didn’t need to use it because the weather was fine, we did sit in it and have pre dinner drinks one night just so we could enjoy it. Very cosy and thoughtfully decorated and appointed. Most of us enjoyed the beautiful view whilst in the hot tub and our grandson loved the freedom of the adjoining field. We were able to have trips out each day with lots of places to visit with about an hour or so. A tiny even better would be to provide a few serving spoons as there were plenty of large serving dishes which were perfect for us. We had a super, family week and would have no hesitation in recommending the barn to others.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2023

  • "Just returned from a week staying in this beautiful cottage."

    The love and and attention to detail from Samantha and Jason has to be commended. This barn has been lovingly restored to a very high standard. We can not recommend it enough. It catered for a family of 8 with 3 generations perfectly, with beautifully decorated bedrooms and all en suite. We made use of the fantastic BBQ hut which enabled family time whilst the weather wasn’t too great. We loved the hot tub and the open plan living area. Crabbing in Apledore and visits to Exeter, Topsham and the quaint village of Clovelly were enjoyed. The owners live onsite and we’re extremely friendly and helpful. We had a lovely home cooked meal at the Mitre Inn (10 mins drive away).

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay and family holiday at lake view."

    It was a perfect place to relax and unwind and suited our mixed family group, including my 87 year old mum). The weather was very mixed but we still managed to enjoy the hot tub and bbq hut which was fun. Our dogs really enjoyed the garden and orchard at the cottage too - it was perfect for them to have a run around. One small point we all felt (probably because we spent more time at the cottage with my elderly mum) When the sun did come out it would have been nice to have some cushions for the outdoor dining chairs and maybe even an outdoor sofa? (there are two loungers but there were five of us). The open plan kitchen/diner/lounge was a gr8 social space and exactly what we wanted The three bedrooms we used were lovely - really comfy beds and all en-suite which was fab Samantha and Jason were really friendly hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them - they both made us feel very welcome

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    They were incredibly accommodating to our family bbq and we enjoyed the rest of the week soaking in the hot tub and slumping in the sun. A very nice holiday home that we would totally recommend.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really comfortable, clean house in a beautiful peaceful setting."

    Although we didn’t use the BBQ hut as we had amazing weather, it looks lovely! Hot tub was big and very clean. Rural location with lots of wildlife. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2023

  • "Sam & Jason were wonderful hosts."

    Lake View is absolutely gorgeous. If you are looking for some peace and quiet in a beautiful setting then this is the place you need. We had a perfect stay (the weather helped as the sun was shining all week). The house is very well equipped and the decor is fabulous with a few quirky touches to make you smile. The hot tub was a treat and the BBQ hut was great fun. All in all one of the best properties we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2023

  • "Spotlessly clean, great hosts, everything one could want, comfy beds, beautiful views would highly recommend ."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely loved Lake view, it’s like home from home everything you need and ..."

    Absolutely loved Lake view, it’s like home from home everything you need and more, beautifully finished and really handy having all the bedrooms with en-suite, love the open plan living kitchen and dining was great to get us all together, big bonus having the bbq hut too as weather wasn’t great when we were there, hosts are really nice very helpful and there if you need them, we will be returning in the future definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a wonderful weekend surprising dad/pops for his big birthday!"

    Beautiful property with great facilities The bedrooms were so comfortable and well furnished We had a fab time in the hot tub and a fun evening in the barbecue hut Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely property and owners."

    We had a fantastic Christmas and New Year

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lake view is absolutely amazing, this is our second visit and we’re already planning our next trip back."

    Jason and Samantha really have thought of everything and the house is so comfortable and luxurious. The BBQ hut is a new addition since our last visit and definitely didn’t disappoint, we spent a wet winters evening, cosied up inside cooking lovely food and it really was just the cherry on top of a perfect stay for us. thank you so much to you both- we can’t wait to come back again!

    Reviewed by Cam5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent property, wonderfully finished throughout."

    Lovely location, despite the weather during our week. The barbecue hut was a major bonus, we loved using it. Loads of games, jigsaws, books all of which are brilliant when it's pouring down.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Nov 2022

  • "Delightful barn conversion."

    Excellent facilities, welcoming & attentive hosts . Fabulous area to unwind & relax with many walks & fishing lake near by. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Trudy5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property is just perfect in every way - the owners are absolutely lovely - there if you need them otherwise totally private."

    We have stayed in several holiday lets but this is by far one of the best we have stayed in as it’s so homely and has everything you need. The only fault if you could call it that was having to leave!!! Would highly recommend to anyone considering booking here - ideal for couples or families and lots of places to visit locally - it really is a beautiful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property is outstanding, my family and I had a wonderful stay."

    The Lake View is spacious, comfortable and has all the amenities you need. We loved the jacuzzi with beautiful views even on a rainy day and the wonderful BBQ hut at the end of the garden. Lake View is set in beautiful countryside but easy access to local shops. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Sep 2022

  • "Owners Samantha and Jason were wonderful - very welcoming and helpful."

    Cottage itself and surroundings are amazing would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a tranquil getaway. Cottage has been done to the highest standard and every little detail has been considered. Definitely a 10/10!

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Sep 2022

  • "Samantha is an amazing host."

    She was super friendly and helpful. The barn is beautifully appointed with everything you could possibly want for a great stay. There isn't anything she hasn't thought about, even a torch in the bedside draw incase there is a power cut. The barn was spotless and very comfortable. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay, barbcue hut was a real hit and the property is beautifully done."

    Fantastic hosts.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful house with wonderful facilities."

    The owners had thought of everything, and were so friendly and helpful. We had a marvellous week and can't wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2022

  • "An absolutely amazing place to stay."

    The cottage is beautiful, Samantha and Jason have thought of everything to make your stay so comfortable. We had such a peaceful week, loved the hot tub and the bbq shack is very cute! It was so cosy doing s’mores one night. We will be returning!! Thank you Samantha and Jason for being so welcoming and providing an outstanding place to stay. Charlotte, Steve and Gang

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2022

  • "We absolutely loved Lake View, the location was so peaceful with wonderful views, and the property had everything we and our dog needed."

    We found it very user friendly, and soon settled in. The bbq hut was amazing and the hot tub was enjoyed everyday. Samantha and Jason were great hosts, Samantha welcomed us as soon as we arrived and showed us round, she was super friendly and helpful and always on hand should we need anything. We would definitely recommend the property and will be returning.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wow wow wow!"

    Fabulous family week spent enjoying a beautiful home. The hosts couldn’t be more accommodating and welcoming. With all generations of our family we made the most of the wonderful Hot Tub and state of the Art BBQ Hut. Between us we reached Torquay, Exmouth, Topsham, Tiverton, Appledore, Instow as well as Woolacombe and Ilfracombe also two National Trust Properties. Fab week, to be recommended.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic home, lovely hot tub, very rural."

    Hosts extremely helpful. A beautiful place to stay. New BBQ hut is amazing!! Thank you Samantha and Jason

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2022

  • "We all had such a wonderful time here celebrating my daughters hen party."

    My daughter loves the countryside and she said that we could not have chosen anywhere better for her. The property is beautiful throughout, spotlessly clean and the attention to detail was appreciated by us all. The 4 bedrooms are amazing, all with en-suites. The hot tub was lovely and the BBQ hut was a magical experience. The owners Samatha and Jason are warm and welcoming and the treats supplied were so thoughtful and kind. The surrounding area is idyllic. We will definitely be booking to come back here again. Thank you so much for everything

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful, beautiful, thats what we thought about this property ."

    Spotless clean , everything catered for to make your holiday a dream one . We are 6 recycled teenagers over 80 yrs young As soon as you drive down the lane & open the property door it was a big WoW . The owners Jason & Samantha made us welcome even with treats in the kitchen on arrival with welcome card . There are to many nice things to say about this property and surroundings that we would need a book to fill . Also nice big patio with grass lawn and one of the best bq hut you could have and not to mention the lovely hot tub . We have Stayed in many places but this was the tops . Thanks owners

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "A fabulous holiday home , absolutely the best I have rented which is a lot over the years."

    This barn conversation is spacious, extremely well finished with great attention to detail and fully equipped with everything your likely to need. The hot tub and BBQ hut are a great way to enjoy garden and views.

    Reviewed by John Duncan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lake View is a really wonderful property with all the amenities you need, plus more, for a fantastic holiday."

    Thoughtful touches everywhere, such as providing bath robes for the hot tub. The bbq hut is brilliant and the hot tub was well utilised, perfect to sit and spot a shooting star from! The owners, Jason and Samantha, are delightful and supremely helpful. I cannot speak highly enough of this cottage!

    Reviewed by Erica5.0Apr 2022

  • "A fabulous barn in a beautiful setting, everything you could possibly wish for, spotlessly clean, peaceful and well equipped."

    Samantha & Jason were very helpful but discreet also. We were very sad to leave and look forward to going back.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2022

  • "A truly stunning stay with gorgeous hosts."

    Thank you for your flexibility and we cannot wait to return!

    Reviewed by Tabitha5.0Mar 2022

  • "Property was clean and very comfortable."

    Facilities are well thought and well presented. Property is remotely situated so very quiet. Owners are friendly and welcoming. Thoroughly recommended

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a 3 night stay at Lake View to celebrate 3 family birthdays."

    What an amazing place. From the warm welcome on arrival and including for the dogs to the fabulous accommodation, we couldn't have asked for more. There was ample parking for 3 large cars. The kitchen was very well equipped with lots of nice touches. Pretty Jars of tea, coffee, dog treats etc, bottle of prosecco in the wine cooler and eggs and milk in the huge American style fridge freezer. 2 stairgates and high chair for the baby of the family were gratefully used. We enjoyed using the very large dining room table for buffets and games. Very comfortable sitting area with large flat screen TV with Sky, Netflix etc. Massive super king suite on the ground floor with very useful utility room adjoining with everything needed to launder the dirty dog towels and clothes. A very useful wet room by the front door to shower the dogs. Upstairs, 3 further en suite bedrooms. All the bathrooms were high end and beautiful. The beds were so comfortable and all the accessories and finishing touches were lovely. It felt like we were in a very luxurious, high end hotel. There were even toiletries left for us and ample, soft towels. The hot tub was amazing and got well used. We had a couple of pub lunches and dog walks which were great. I could go on and on singing the praises of this wonderful, rural, idyllic retreat and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lake view cottage is wonderful."

    We stayed for Christmas and New Year 21/22 and we were the very first people to stay in the house. Jason and Samantha have spent the last 2 years converting the barn into a rental property and have spared no expense in creating a brilliant home. We've rented lots of rental houses and have our own house in the Luberon but this was one of the most luxuriously furnished houses we've stayed in. They've thought of every last detail from a hot shower to wash the dogs to hotel-like soap and shampoo left for every guest to a really well equipped kitchen... we really couldn't fault it. We were 8 adults (our grown up family, their partners and dogs) and it felt perfect in size even though we were inside as it rained rather a lot! The Jacuzzi is brand new - as is everything else - and monster size. The owners have two dogs and are very dog friendly - with a mass of rugs available to protect any furniture. The house faces fields and feels v private with is own enclosed garden - the owners are in a separate house behind the barn but leave their renters entirely to themselves. In the case of issues, they couldn't be more friendly and helpful. It's a great area between Exmoor and Dartmoor: we went on lovely walks to both and the sea is about an hour away. We played golf on two fun courses. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Lake View; it really is a great house

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size with en-suite roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with Juliet balcony and en-suite roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x super-king with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, wine cooler
  • TV with Sky, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x highchairs and 2 x stairgates available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear, enclosed garden with lawn, patio, furniture and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, £25 charge per pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.7 miles, pub 2.6 miles
  • Note: Check-in at 4.00pm, check-out by 10.00am
  • Note: The owner's property is next door to Lake View.

The property

Lapford 4.1 miles.

Surrounded by the rolling hills of north Devon, Lake View is a beautifully-designed, Grade II listed barn conversion resting in East Worlington near Lapford.

The property welcomes a family or group of eight to celebrate a special occasion in a delightful setting, with an open-plan living space, bedrooms with en-suites and family-friendly amenities.

Off-road parking for three cars ensures an easy arrival to admire your picture-perfect home-from-home nestled in a rural paradise; the barn has been thoughtfully restored to complement its rustic character with contemporary comforts throughout.

Enter into the porch after a country walk, with an old church pew to sit and take off your boots and hooks for coats, as well as a convenient ground-floor shower room to wash the dogs!

Wooden beams, exposed stone walls and country furnishings make for a unique living space in the heart of the property, where guests can make cooking a joint effort in the spacious, well-equipped kitchen area with a double electric oven and hob, large American fridge-freezer and a dishwasher for a fuss-free clean up; don't forget to pop your favourite bottles in the wine cooler ready for an after-dinner tipple!

Serve meals at the large dining table for eight, the perfect spot for a hearty breakfast with gorgeous country views from two bifold doors.

Open them up during the summer months to let the fresh air in, or why not dine alfresco at the outdoor seating?

There's plenty of lawn space in the enclosed garden for dogs and little ones to play, whilst the hot tub beckons you to unwind in the bubbles and destress.

Escape down to the bottom of the garden where you will find a fantastic new BBQ hut, seating in the region of 12-15 people - here you can enjoy a BBQ in a completely different atmosphere with family and friends whatever the weather.

As the night draws in, gather in the sitting area for a movie night on the TV, complete with Sky to catch up on your favourite shows, or choose from a selection of books and games to keep the whole group entertained.

Ensuring a comfortable self-catering stay, Lake View also hosts a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer, so you can spend more time relaxing.

Each guest can enjoy a uniquely styled bedroom with a contemporary en-suite and storage space in this fantastic property; a ground-floor super-king-size is ideal for elderly guests or those with limited mobility, whilst three more bedrooms can be found upstairs, including a super-king-size with a Juliet balcony overlooking the lake, another king-size and a twin.

If you can tear yourself away from your holiday sanctuary, there are a number of good pubs in the region.

The Mitre Inn in Witheridge is just over 4 miles away and the Thelbridge Cross Inn a short journey away ideal to enjoy a drink and dinner out, whilst the nearby village of Lapford hosts a 16th-century pub and convenient store to stock up on the essentials; this ancient village can be traced back to the Iron Age Celts and is now a pleasant base for tourists, with open spaces for ball games and a children's playground.

Pack your clubs to test your swing at nearby Chumleigh pay and pay golf club or take a leisurely stroll through the spacious Shobrooke Park in nearby Crediton and find the perfect picnic spot.South Molton is a lovely historic market town to visit with charming shops ad antique emporiums as well as a fabulous weekly market on Thursdays and Saturdays.

There is also the Eggesford Railway line which takes you to Barnstaple or Exeter Central and passes through the Tarka Trail.

Budding historians will find plenty of delights in Tiverton, including artefacts to discover at the many rooms of Tiverton Castle, and the vast, gothic Knightshayes Court surrounded by formal gardens and woodland; visit Tiverton Museum Of Mid Devon Life to soak up local history, before dining at one of the many eateries.

The ancient city of Exeter is a must-visit during your stay for an abundance of attractions, including Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, tour through the fascinating Underground Passages, and marvel at the 11th-century Exeter Castle that often hosts concerts and events in the courtyard.

With so much to explore from a wonderful holiday home, treat your loved ones to an unforgettable stay at Lake View.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Crediton 9 miles; Tiverton 17 miles; Exeter 17.5 miles

A delightful, traditional village set between Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks in rural mid-Devon. The mid-Devon location leaves you spoilt for choice with moors, beaches and stunning Devon countryside to explore. This peaceful village is a great spot for a relaxing holiday with its 16th century pub and convenient SPAR shop. Lapford is an ancient village at it's heart - its origins can be traced back to the Iron Age Celts and it was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Lapford's playing field provides a great open space for ball games and there is a childrens playground. Lapford train station offers access to the many nearby charming mid-Devon towns and villages. The cosmopolitan city of Exeter with its wonderful architecture lies within 30 minutes driving distance. The nearest well-stocked town is Crediton just 9 miles away and a 20 minute drive.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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  • Christmas