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Dove Lodge

(Ref. 1068231)

Highampton near Sheepwash, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Enjoyed our stay very much in comfort."

    Fittings and features are to a good standard. Kitchen and bathroom of high standard. Shame about the weather

    Reviewed by Wayil4.1Mar 2024

  • "Found it difficult to find dove lodge as it was numbered not named as i was lead to believe."

    after finding it everything else was as discribed it was very comfortable ,brilliant shower and bedroom, Daisey my dog and i enjoyed the walks around the lakes,very quiet location just what i needed,we both enjoyed our stay there. thank you would come back.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Mar 2024

  • "We had the loveliest stay, the property was lovely and we loved where it was situated, the lakes were a lovely bit of scenery."

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lush accommodation quite peaceful every thing for pre Christmas break before all ..."

    Lush accommodation quite peaceful every thing for pre Christmas break before all the madness starts x defo go again perfect and the snow was the best made the lodge even more cosy

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Dec 2023

  • "Everything was perfect."

    It was well equipped and in a lovely quiet location. We couldn't fault anything. We would love to come back in the summer.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    Everything was as described. The location was superb . The walks round the pools were lovely and the fishing was great. We will be booking another stay there very soon.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything we needed for a quiet weekend away, with a spot of fishing, Willow ..."

    Everything we needed for a quiet weekend away, with a spot of fishing, Willow our dog loved it , would definitely go back and recommend it to friends and family

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2023

  • "Dove lodge was just as described."

    Clean and fully equipped with everything you need. The decking was safe for our dog as it had a gate and the walks. nearby were lovely . The surrounding area is beautiful and quiet and the lakes are very well looked after. My husband enjoyed fishing in the lakes and caught many healthy fish. We would recommend Dove Lodge for a good base to explore North Devon.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at Dove Lodge it was spotlessly clean and was fitted out with everything you would need for a comfortable stay ."

    The lakes were beautifully kept and managed and the fishing was enjoyable . Nick and Tracey our hosts were very welcoming and friendly . The lack of WI-FI was not a huge issue for us but would have been nice on some of the rainy days . It was also very dog friendly with lovely walks around the lakes and wood . Would definitely like a return visit .

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Jul 2023



    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent lodge and fishing lakes, Very clean and everything you could need for a relaxing holiday."

    We really enjoyed our stay. The whole site was maintained to a very high level and the owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very clean and tidy, comfortable furniture and bed."

    Ample room for two and well equipped. Hosts were convivial and helpful.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday, Dove Lodge was everything we hoped for, so peaceful."

    There are just a couple of very minor issues with the property description: It has a king sized bed listed, however we believe it to be a standard double bed, this wasn't an issue for us but may be to others. It also has an "enclosed lawn area" listed, the lawn isn't enclosed, again not a problem for us. We will definitely consider Dove Lodge again, thanks for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Sep 2022

  • "Exactly what we were looking for peace & quiet great fishing + lovely countryside."

    Nick & his wife were extremely friendly & very professional. The lakes were in superb condition you could tell it was more of a passion for Nick as well as a job it makes all the difference. We would highly recommend Dove Lodge to anyone.

    Thank you for your wonderful comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will visit again, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Aug 2022

  • "Properly brilliant everything you need well laid out ."

    The owner .is a top man .nothing to much trouble.10/10

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lodge was clean and comfortable with plenty of storage."

    Kitchen was very well equipped. Really safe veranda for our dog. Useful shed for fishing equipment. Everyone were really friendly

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2022

  • "Dove lodge was perfect in every way, clean all the amenities I required,comfortable and cosy, even the rain was no problem to us."

    Would highly recommend if I can remember when asked. Thank you. Mrs Elaine Busbridge

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Dove Lodge."

    Our lodge was quiet and peaceful and well equipped. Located in a very quiet part of Devon but within a short drive of amenities. Thank you, we very much enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely vacation lodge as described."

    We did feel the seating for dining and the sofa and armchair were a little "student type accommodation." Great positives are the quietness and the secure deck with gated entrances. Kitchen and Bathroom are super and well stocked with all one needs. Bedroom is a 5ft bed with great nightstands and cavernous built in closet! Lodge is not clearly marked so we had to go to the office to get directions. Service was clear and concise and not intrusive so that is a positive for us. Cell phone signal was clear. Data was mediocre on 4G and more stable on 3G. Used a smartphone to create a wi-fi signal in the lodge for our laptop etc.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7May 2022

  • "Totally relaxing holiday with the dog."

    Well equipped lodge, very comfortable and clean, excellent shower!. Peaceful setting & spent a lot of time outside on the decking (gated so safe for the dog), birdwatching & amazing stargazing as no light pollution. Nice walks around the lakes & not far from the main road for days out at the beach, tarka trail & nature reserves.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Apr 2022

  • "What an absolute gem."

    We were greeted by Tracey who was very welcoming and friendly. The lodge was stunning, we actually stayed in a 2 bed lodge which was so beautifully furnished. Everything in the lodge for a perfect home from home stay. The fishing lakes were stocked with plentyful fish. My husband actually had the best week ever and caught fish every day. We were so lucky as the weather was glourious for the whole week. We cannot wait to return again Thank you Tracey for making us feel very welcome!!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "Everything I needed for a little break, so warm and comfy."

    I went for fishing which is very close to lodge. Wildlife all around and so quiet you could hear a pin drop, Owners are friendly. Recommend a holiday for anyone. Ali

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2022

  • "A beautifully furnished, comfortable, well equipped property in a peaceful setting."

    It was the perfect base for our few days away visiting my family. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Nov 2021

  • "Dove Lodge provided a very comfortable stay and was very well equipped with everything you might need for a great self-catering holiday."

    The location is very remote and peaceful and, at the same time, provides a good base to travel around Devon and into Cornwall/ Somerset. The Legge Farm site is nicely laid out and the lakes are within a stone's throw from the accommodation. The lakes are well stocked with mixed coarse fish with plenty to keep the rod bending and plenty of wildlife to enjoy including the glorious blue flash of Kingfisher across the water. The facilities on site are very good including the lake toilet, which has to be the smartest fishing loo I have every encountered in all my years of angling! I was also impressed with the bin store and its particular attention to recycling.

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2021

  • "We wanted a quiet relaxing week and that is exactly what we got."

    The lodge was lovely and had everything you would need. It was great to sit on the decking or open the bedroom window and blinds and lay in bed with the sun shining on you , with the only noise being birdsong or the odd sheep. The Lakes are definitely worth a walk around even if your not a fisherman.If you want a great pub then The Bull and Dragon at meeth is definitely worth a visit. A proper pub , great landlord and food with a log fire. If in the area again we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay at Dove lodge & didn't want to leave!"

    Very clean, quiet & modern.

    Reviewed by Fabrice5.0Sep 2021

  • "Bedroom too small."

    No room to walk around the beď.

    Reviewed by Anthony3.4Aug 2021

  • "We enjoyed the peace and quiet."

    Great location close to pretty villages.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful location."

    Very friendly. Accommodation was very superb! Will be returning.

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful location, Dove Lodge was clean ,beautifully furnished and equipped ..."

    Beautiful location, Dove Lodge was clean ,beautifully furnished and equipped with everything we could possibly have needed

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wifi listed but not yet installed on site, due to BT delays."

    Irritated by Sykes' expensive additional insurance pressure on booking

    Reviewed by Gordon4.4Jun 2021

  • "Small secluded site with 7 fishing lakes and a woodland walk for the dog."

    Great for exploring the North Devon coast

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Jun 2021

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  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in corner shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Decking with outdoor furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: Although ground floor, there are three steps to the front door
  • Note: Guidebooks and fishing advice available on-site, please contact owner for more information
  • Note: Please bring own fishing equipment
  • Note: Fishing charges will apply and some bait will be for sale, please contact owner for details
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead when on the fishery and due to unfenced lakes

The property

Sheepwash 2.7 miles.

Enjoying a peaceful position on a private fishery, Dove is a charming lodge offering two avid anglers a relaxing getaway to Devon.

Near to the village of Sheepwash, Dove lies in the perfect position for touring the best walking trails Devon has to offer, along with Dartmoor National Park and the North Devon coast.

Take the few steps up onto the decking and step through the front door to find a beautiful open-plan living space; double doors open onto the decked area, flooding the space with natural light where you can unwind on the sofas before the TV, before preparing your evening meal.

Discover a well-equipped kitchen housing all you need to rustle up tasty treats, with a dining table for two to enjoy romantic meals.

Follow the hall down to the bedroom, passing a convenient hidden cupboard for coats and shoes, to find an elegant space to retire to with a king-size bed and sleek, fitted wardrobe storage.

The shower room hosts a corner shower cubicle to freshen up in, along with a heated towel rail to keep you warm.

Spend time out on your own private decking enjoying the sun, while your dog enjoys the enclosed lawned area.

Dove is the perfect choice for a couple's relaxing rural break to Devon.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs: 918821 and 1115759 together sleeping 10 guests.

Legge Farm Lodges

Sheepwash 2.7 miles. A group of detached, holiday lodges on a 28-acre fishing farm near Sheepwash, providing fabulous getaways for keen fishermen or wildlife lovers. These rural retreats back onto a small, friendly caravan site, providing a sociable holiday atmosphere. The lodges are open plan and have small, private outdoor seating areas as well as the freedom to wander this beautiful site with wildflower meadows, woodland walks and five sizeable fishing lakes, well stocked with Common, Mirror Ghost and Grass Carp, Roach, Rudd, Bream, Tench and Perch. There is also a wildlife lake where visitors can marvel at the colourful dragonflies, interesting birds and ducks. All guests and day visitors to this farm are provided with a warm welcome by the owners and all the animals; there is always help and advice on hand. It is just a short drive into the nearby friendly village of Sheepwash where you can stock up in the shop or meet the locals for a glass of local brew in the quintessential pub. This part of rural Devon is known as Ruby Country and has some spectacular trails for walking or cycling. Further afield, the stunning North Devon coastline is rich in beaches, so guests at these lovely lodges will have a huge choice of surfing, swimming and rock pool beaches to choose from. Whether you decide to stay on site and relax, or if you’d rather venture out and discover the nearby area, you will be sure to enjoy your stay in this wonderful area.

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About the location


Great Torrington 9 miles; Okehampton 12 miles; Bideford 16 miles; Bude 20 miles.

Sheepwash village is set in the peaceful Torridge Valley in Devon. The village offers a shop and a friendly traditional pub set in the village square, serving good food and locally brewed ales. Sheepwash is ideal for walkers and country lovers, being located in the heart of Ruby Trail Country and within easy reach of the Tarka Trail or the coast. Stroll along the River Torridge where you are more than likely to spot an otter family and maybe a Kingfisher or two. There are many places of interest in the surrounding area, including the coastal towns of Bude, Clovelly, Bideford and Westward Ho!, where you will find traditional seaside activities, surfing and the South West coastal footpath. Dartmoor is within 20 minutes’ drive, as is the RHS Rosemoor at Great Torrington and several National Trust properties, and a good variety of visitor attractions, ideal for families or couples, such as the Big Sheep at Bideford, Trethorne Leisure Farm at Launceston, the Miniature Pony Centre at Moretonhampstead, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are all within reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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