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Elworthy Lodge

(Ref. 906446)

Bishops Nympton near South Molton, Devon Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "What a welcoming, comfortable, clean lodge with absolutely stunning views from the lounge!"

    The owners had thought of every need for our stay from board games & puzzles, kitchen appliances & utensils to fluffy duvets and towels. Our daughter enjoyed watching the animals being milk fed on the farm. We had such a lovely few days on Elworthy farm. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely Well Located Lodge."

    Very Peaceful & Everything you would need for a quiet break away from it all. Loved it, Will hopefully return as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lodge was very clean and well equipped."

    Garden was great for our 2 dogs large and secure. only negative regarding the garden at side of lodge at rear was very muddy. Unfortunately had to cut our stay short due to health reasons. But would definitely stay again and would recommend to others. Very peaceful and fantastic views.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely place to stay plenty of room for all, especially the dog ."

    Large fully enclosed garden .Will be back hopefully when the weather is better to fully appreciate the wonderful views.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Mar 2024

  • "Excellent cottage, clean and very well equipped."

    Dog friendly and Karen extremely helpful. Will definitely return here. 10/10 Barbara Payne

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely stunning, beautifully clean, great views and lovely hosts"

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Feb 2024

  • "Self contained, very busy people who own the working farm on site who are helpful but not intrusive."

    Warm comfortable accommodation facing hills for lovely views and sunsets. Secure garden 3-4 ft fence if you have a jumper but facing a field so not a real issue.Rural Location but South Molton 6mins drive for takeaways and essentials,butchers shop and market twice a week.35 mind drive to Instow beach easy access and flat sand,passing buy retail park.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had another lovely relaxing week at Elworthy Lodge."

    Lounging on the sofas with a good book, watching the wonderful view and the clouds wizz by followed by beautiful sunsets, with no nagging thoughts that we should be doing something. Perfect. The dogs loved it too.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2023

  • "Would highly recommend Elworthy Lodge, we all enjoyed our stay and would love to return if visiting the area again."

    Great location for exploring Devon. It was a great property for our dogs with the enclosed garden and walks on the doorstep. The owners and their dogs were very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "A perfect relaxing stay at Elworthy lodge for 2 weeks."

    Would recommend this lodge for anyone. Handy for both North and South coasts. Hosts very welcoming as were the farm dogs.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Owners extremely welcoming. Lovely views too.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "Another fantastic week."

    Very clean and comfortable. The dogs love being here as well. Suits us as it in a quiet location but within driving distance to the beaches. Karen and Bill are excellent hosts. Will be back in a few weeks and then in the Autumn.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable ,host very friendly and helpful."

    Quite and peaceful.beautiful view

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property with an amazing view."

    Reviewed by John4.4Apr 2023

  • "We had a very nice stay at Elworthy lodge."

    Owners and dogs were very friendly. We didn't have any issues that caused us problems. Comfortable, warm and snug thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Mar 2023

  • "This was a beautifully presented lodge in a fabulous location - we and our two dogs felt very welcome, and at home."

    The garden was totally secure, and the farm dogs were very friendly too!!

    Reviewed by Neville4.7Mar 2023

  • "Loved our stay at Elworthy Lodge, lovely setting amazing views all from a comfortable spacious and well equipped holiday home."

    Have booked again for next year. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kristina5.0Jan 2023

  • "Our stay and cottage was perfect."

    We wanted a quiet break and to visit friends. The cottage had everything you wanted. Karen and Bill were always available and it was nice to stay on a working farm. My daughters dog Charlie will certainly miss playing with one of their dogs Winnie,they had so much fun. Cannot fault the cottage and so near to towns and Exmoor.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay at this lovely location."

    Karen the owner made us feel welcome from the start... As did her very friendly dogs. The accomadation was in good order and had everything you could want. Our stay was very peaceful and we were well situated for exmoor and the Devon coast. We both said we would be back when we were able to book again. Likewise Sykes kept you up to date and ensured you had all the information you could possibly need.... In fact probably too many emails in a way but thanks to them as well for an enjoyable holiday

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Nov 2022

  • "This was the perfect place for us to enjoy a relaxing break together."

    It was simply ideal: top notch in every way. We hope to visit again before too long.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Nov 2022

  • "Wow just wow!"

    Fantastic accommodation very clean. Amazing views all located on a lovely rural farm with lovely owners & very friendly dogs. Highly reccomend especially pleased with the secure gated garden for our two escape artists! Everything you want to visit in beautiful North Devon is not far from here. Highly reccomend - we'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2022

  • "Just arrived back from a wonderful stay at elworthy lodge."

    Everything about it was amazing, the views were spectacular and as for the owners lovely friendly dogs they made our dog Busters holiday. They came to the gate every time we pulled up to play with him

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Oct 2022

  • "Another comfortable relaxing week at Elworthy Lodge."

    Perfect place as a base for North Devon or to sit and do nothing and take in the lovely views from the sofas.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Elworthy Lodge, it was so comfortable and we had everything we needed."

    The view from the living room was stunning. The owner was so kind and helpful. The garden was secure so our dogs were able to run in and out. And the lovely farm dogs were a treat, welcoming us every time we came home!! A really great place to stay

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Our second visit lovely lodge lovely place lovely host"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely setting, very quiet property which was fully equipped and clean."

    Had Wi-Fi, suggested on website that it did not. Friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Suzie3.8Jul 2022

  • "What a lovely location and lodge was beautiful."

    Lovely in the morning sitting out with cuppa and so quiet . Dogs were so friendly .

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful stay at Elworthy."

    Karen and Bill looked after us so well. Karen and Bill work so hard. We have booked up again for another year. Such a lovely lodge so comfortable and the views are amazing. It was so lovely to see the dogs and our dog loves them.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great base for exploring North Devon."

    Very comfortable lodge with lovely views.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautiful lodge very comfortable."

    Owners friendly but not intrusive. We enjoyed our time at Elworthy Lodge and enjoyed the area.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Mar 2022

  • "We have stayed twice at Elworthy Lodge and would recommend it to everyone."

    The space works really well for a multi generational group. The lodge is very warm and dry in all weathers. The hosts couldn’t be more helpful and always respond promptly to any queries.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2022

  • "What a gem of a find."

    Comfortable with all the facilities you could need for a short break. Great location for exploring and some beautiful dog walks. Greeted by owners on arrival, love the personal touch.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely country views ,in a peaceful location, would highly recommend this property , helpfull hosts and friendly, Thank you for a lovely week ."

    Visited some beautiful coastal resorts and also some lovely gardens and other local attractions.

    Reviewed by Eifion5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely views."

    Very helpful owners. Bed and furniture comfort excellent. Overall very happy.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Friendly welcome."

    Lovely view. No problems. Great base for touring North Devon. Enjoyed very much. Will book again. Dave&Chris

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our first stay at Elworthy Lodge but definitely not our last."

    Clean and comfortable and ideal to sit and relax and look at the view. Great hosts, fully equipped and dog friendly too.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2021

  • "I Love this place."

    We have been numerous times and will continue to come . It’s clean, has everything you need including an enclosed garden for the dogs and the hosts are very friendly and accommodating. The lodge s tucked away from everything on a working farm but within commuting distance to beaches and other tourist spots.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Sep 2021

  • "Was mostly ok."

    A few points, would have been nice to know there was free roaming dogs, not a major issue, but nice to know. We shut the gates when went out for the day as was picking up their dogs poo when got home. Mostly clean apart from bathroom, could have been cleaner, plus dead flies on blinds in kitchen and en suite

    Thank you for your feedback, and I'm sorry you were not fully satisfied with your stay. The property is located on a working farm, where most farm dogs are free range. They are all very friendly dogs so it's never been an issue before. The gates into the Lodge can be shut for your privacy. If you had let me know I would have been straight over to pick up any mess; as I said when you arrived, "if you need me I'm always on the phone or not far away." The flies are also farm related in the summer, there's not much I can do about them, I'm afraid. I would have been happy to help you if I had been made aware of any issues. I hope your future holidays are more suitable for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart3.4Aug 2021

  • "Great location providing access to both North and South Coasts."

    Very secure. Friendly farm dogs provide great entertainment. Be sure to make dinner reservations in advance at nearby towns when dining out though.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Really friendly hosts who were available when needed but otherwise kept a low profile."

    Our grandchildren particularly enjoyed being on a working farm to the extent he now wants to be a farmer when he grows up!

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2021

  • "Elworthy is on a Cattle farm so expect a farm experience."

    That being said the farmer owners were lovely and helpful, the property well laid out and clean. A large garden fenced and gated from the rest of the farm, ideal for children and dogs. It is set in beautiful countryside and ideal for walkers. You need a car to reach the coast and surrounding attractions ie beaches and moors. Allow 40 mins min. It has all the amenities you would expect. Our only niggle is that a little more crockery and cutlery would be welcome rather than run the dishwasher on half loads frequently Despite the Sykes misinformation it does have good WI-FI which the youngsters appreciated. Would we go back? Definitely

    Reviewed by Odile5.0Jul 2021

  • "Karen and bill are lovely and made us very welcome, we shall definitely return for another holiday"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2021

  • "We go here every year as the hosts are lovely, the accommodation is clean and has everything you need."

    Well secluded garden for the dogs and although it’s away from everywhere travel to the sea and tourist spots are within easy reach. We love it

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations and the owners on the farm could not have been more friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic lodge and location ,the views from the patio are fantastic the gardens are dog friendly and secure ,nothing was to much trouble for the owners bill&Karen."

    Its definitely on our list to revisit.

    Reviewed by Kevan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and agree with all that has been said before."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2020

  • "If only you could bottle that view!"

    Just beautiful and serene. Lovely and friendly lodge owners, and their dog Drift is a darling. You won't be disappointed if you spend time here plus it's very easy to access all North Devon has to offer. Would highly recommend The Thatch in Croyde for food, and Tar Steps for a beautiful woodland walk with steps over the river, and also gorgeous food. Gin a bit pricey there though!

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Aug 2020

  • "Super accomodation for three generations of a family to share."

    Karen was the perfect host and very helpful and welcoming. The lodge is very clean and in excellent condition. We stayed during a wet and windy period but it was lovely and warm and cosy and a great place to sit and watch the weather change. The open plan living area worked very well for us and the kitchen is well equipped for cooking and eating in.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2020

  • "Sssshhhhh! I can't tell you about this property because it's too good to be shared with anyone!"

    This was my second visit and I had another wonderful time. The setting is amazing and the property very well equipped and comfortable. The owners are very friendly and helpful too. You are guaranteed a wonderful stay at Elworthy Lodge.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2019

  • "Karen and Bill are perfect hosts, the lodge is spotless."

    It's so peaceful and quiet. On the working farm it is Interesting and staff very friendly. we have been going to Elworthy Lodge for four years and we have booked 2 weeks again for next year.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jun 2019

  • "This was our second visit to Elworthy Lodge and we enjoyed it as much as the first."

    We are looking forward to going again soon.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2019

  • "Such a wonderful break away from the town to a rural setting."

    My children especially enjoyed the interaction with the owners on the farm and a highlight was when we were called for so we could watch the birth of a calf on the farm. Such a thoughtful thing to do and letting the kids help with feeding the cows and calfs was too very special. We cant thank the owners enough for embarrassing the childrens interest. The lodge had everything we needed and was very comfortable. It felt lovely to stay in, somewhere u look forward to going back to after a busy day. Even with 6 of us staying together it didn't feel crampt so it was perfect. So many beautiful places to explore within a hour of the lodge, long walks and coastlines. We look forward to returning very soon.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0May 2019

  • "This is our 5th holiday at Elmworthy Lodge fantastic place cannot fault it!"

    Spotlessly clean .....absolutely tranquil location & the owners Karen & Bill absolutely go out of there way to make the break perfect. Perfect place to stay if you have a dog. Have booked again which says it all

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2019

  • "Everything was perfect!"

    From the lodge to the scenery, the owners were extremely helpful and welcoming. Everything has been thought of and what ever you could possibly need for a week away is included. The Devon scones ready on arrival hit the spot, just whats needed after a 4 hour journey. Would definitely book again - already looking for availability later in the year!!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely place."

    Lodge is gorgeous, equipped with everything you need. Need to drive everywhere as nowhere within walking distance. Owners very nice as are their 3 dogs. Loved visiting the cows and the calfs. Lovely views. Very quiet and peaceful. Would go back again.

    Reviewed by Phyllis5.0Oct 2018

  • "Elworthy lodge is everything that it says, peaceful, beautiful views, modern & clean."

    The owners have thought about everything that is in the lodge for families ie: games,videos,information leaflets on where to visit etc . All the rooms are very comfortable & the open plan of the kitchen /lounge is light & airy. The kennel & dog run is ideal for people taking pets. The owner was very nice & helpful, greeted us when we arrived, advised us if we needed anything at all just to give them a call, but then left us till the end of the holiday to enjoy our privacy, we really appreciated this. Would not hesitate at all recommending elworthy lodge & look forward to going again soon. Mr & Mrs t taylor

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2018

  • "We had a very warm welcome upon arrival which included a delicious cream tea."

    The huge and very luxurious lodge exceeded our expectations. The working farm was an added bonus with cows, sheep and the friendliest border collie you will ever meet. Just a fifteen minute drive from junction 27 of the M5 with South moulton being just a five minute drive away with all the essentials at your disposal, a petrol station, sainsburys post office, fish and chip shop and a chinese take-away. Perfectly positioned to visit the wonderful north devon coast with Westwood ho!, instow, saunton, croyde bay, woolacombe, ilfracombe and combe martin all being within a thirty minute drive of elworthy lodge. .

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2018

  • "We've stayed at a least 12 Sykes properties and this one is far and above the best."

    This was our third visit and were already looking to book it again.There is not one negative thing to say,there is so much room and all the facilities you could ask for .Karen and Bill are two of the hardest working people we've ever met ,but still find the time to visit you throughout your visit to make sure everything is alright .They are 2 of the nicest people you could ever meet and we would recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2018

  • "The Lodge was really warm and welcoming on arrival on a freezing February evening."

    The beds were comfy, the bathrooms lovely. The large lounge/kitchen is spacious with magnificent views of Devon countryside with the added bonus of watching lambs playing from the huge french windows.The neat garden is fenced so we had no worries regarding our dogs and the farm animals, also the idea of the kennel and enclosed run for muddy paws to dry off in is genius. The owners were friendly and welcoming, but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Rosina5.0Feb 2018

  • "Quiet location, beautiful views."

    Ideal for visiting the North Devon coast, Exmoor and beyond. The owner was very helpful and friendly. The Lodge was cosy, clean and felt like home. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2018

  • "Everything about the property was excellent, only wet weather dampened experience"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2017

  • "The accomadation view and the owner was lovely cream tea was waiting for us lovely touch"

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0May 2017

  • "Fantastic lodge, great location, real comfortable home from home."

    All the family enjoyed what the lodge had to offer. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2017

  • "Fantastic! Couldn't fault the lodge or surroundings in any way."

    The lodge was beautifully clean and well equipped with views to die for! We were very lucky with the weather too. The farm dog, Drift was a regular visitor to the garden to play with our dog! Our only suggestion would be to perhaps have a more extensive information pack at the lodge with distances to the nearest pubs and facilities etc. Also, the grass could have done with a cut! There does seem to be a problem with flies, but I guess that is the joy of being in the countryside! But these are just little niggles really. I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting a relaxing break with easy access to lots of lovely places. Well done - keep up the good work!!!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2016

  • "Great property, clean and spacious."

    All amenities you would require for a holiday base. Friendly owners on farm and very friendly dog. Ideal for days out in locations around the area.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.6Sep 2016

  • "Lovely lodge with special views."

    Very well equipped & everything is in good condition Owners very helpful & a lovely pair of friendly dogs to give you a great welcome. Would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.8Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin (one with 2’ 6” beds)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Hall for boot storage
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher,WIFI, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and area for dogs with kennel
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 9 mins walk, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Although all ground floor, this property isn't suitable for wheelchair users.

The property

South Molton 3.5 miles.

This single-storey, detached lodge is situated within its own enclosed gardens, complete with imposing wrought iron gates, on a working livestock farm, on the outskirts of Bishops Nympton, near South Molton in North Devon.

Set within an idyllic rural location and with amazing far-reaching views, this beautifully-presented Bishops Nympton lodge provides an ideal, quiet getaway for a family or group of six.

This spacious Bishops Nympton lodge has an open plan living area, which is light and airy and boasts panoramic views, and offers a fitted kitchen with dining area and a cosy sitting area with an electric fire.

All bedrooms, including one with en-suite facilities, offer restful and welcoming sleeping arrangements.

The garden is secluded, private and has a sunny patio with marvellous views; a great place to relax and truly unwind.

South Molton, the Gateway to Exmoor, has great food and gift shops and plentiful sights and attractions of interest for the tourist.

Exmoor provides a great escape for walkers and wildlife lovers, whilst the spectacular North Devon beaches are all a short drive from this lodge near South Molton and provide endless sea, sand and surf for all members of the family.

A fabulous, well-presented Bishops Nympton lodge near the moorland and coast, perfect for families and lovers of a quiet life on the farm.

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About the location


Combe Martin 19 miles; Ilfracombe 24 miles; Woolacombe 25 miles.

The attractive market town of South Molton is known as The Gateway to Exmoor and is ideally placed in North Devon, boasting a range of shops, amenities and a twice weekly market. Being pleasantly situated not far from both coastal and inland beauty spots it will suit visitors of all tastes. In close proximity are forests, moors, rivers and coast, with churches and other buildings of historical significance. Residents find the quiet charm of the area attractive and visitors soon experience the sense of civic pride held by the locals. There is superb walking on the South West Coast Path and the North Devon beaches are varied and interesting. Visit the National Trust's Watersmeet Gorge, Valley of the Rocks and the funicular cliff railway. Up on Exmoor, there are various walks to suit all abilities, as well as highlights such as Tarr Steps, Landacre Bridge and the village of Withypool. Further afield, the resorts of Ilfracombe and Combe Martin are well worth a visit, and for some of the best beaches in the country, visit Woolacombe and Saunton and Croyde.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas