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Three Squirrels - Lodge 14

(Ref. 1095383)

Woolfardisworthy, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Three Squirrels - Lodge 14, the lodge has a lovely feel to it, and gives the appearance of being in a treehouse, the angle that the trees are outside."

    I love the big windows looking out at the trees. It is really peaceful and a great space to relax in and unwind, with the option of sitting / dining either inside or on the wraparound decking outside. We really liked its location on the site, just off the path and down a short way, and there is a good distance between the other lodges. We cooked and dined in the lodge at times, as well as eating out. It was great to have a dishwasher and the kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery, etc. We found it a great base also for visiting places, and ventured into Cornwall as far as Port Isaac (Doc Martin fame), Boscastle, Bude, as well as into Devon as far as Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, and locally visiting Clovelly, Hartland, Bideford, and the closest village of Woolfardisworthy. We also took a local walk into Hartland Forest. The A39 provides an excellent way to travel around Devon and Cornwall and is just a short drive from the Lodge. It was great to come back and relax at the lodge in the evening. We were really pleased with our accommodation and beautiful quiet location.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Three Squirrels, were comfortable there and took advantage of all that the area has to offer. Thank you for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Filthy disgusting dirty"

    We are very disappointed with your comments as we take great pride in our property, as does our cleaner who looks after many lodges and is well thought of in the area. Her number is provided in the property so we wonder why you did not call her during your stay if you were so unhappy. Sykes has also asked you for evidence of your complaint, but this is yet to be received as no response has been forthcoming. Please note that it is 'spider season' so cobwebs are prolific at the moment and can appear from one day to the next. This does not constitute 'filth'. We do not feel that your complaint is justified. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip1.9Sep 2023

  • "Should have read the reviews before booking, They all seem to be accurate."

    The lodge was damp and had only had a light surface clean. The outside sitting area was unusable. It was filthy and covered in bird poo. The rest of the decking had not been maintained and so became dangerously slippery when wet. The surrounding trees meant that the lodge was always dark and the lights were needed even when it was sunny. There is a lot of new tree planting so that will only get worse. Will not use Sykes again as they have ignored the previous reviews thereby demonstrating they only want their commission.

    I am sorry you found the lodge not up to your expectations. I believe that the heavy rain in recent months contributed to the deck being slippery and the prolific tree growth. I have asked the site owner to cut back the trees and have had the deck pressure-washed and painted with non-slip decking paint. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John And Karen1.3Jul 2023

  • "Really nice lodge we had a nice week, I think once we got rid of all the cobwebs it was really clean."

    we will be back.

    Yikes! Sorry about the cobwebs and thank you for getting rid of them. I'm so glad you like the lodge and had a good week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2022

  • "To us this is no place for anyway disabled or not good on their legs as the lodge was down a sloping path a good distance from where we had to park."

    So bringing down our luggage and food was quiet a struggle and spoiled the holiday before it started. But the lodge was comfortable clean and tidy nor so good on cooking facilities as the cooker oven did not work. Outside there was no nighe lighting and the lodges seemed to be very much under trees stopping out lighting and sunshine.Would not go there again.

    Indeed, this lodge is not really suitable for disabled people. I am sorry you found it hard to negotiate the path down with your luggage and that this spoiled your holiday from the start. My housekeeper was not aware that the cooker oven has stopped working and she wishes you had phoned her so that she could have got it sorted out for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila M2.8Sep 2022

  • "The lodge was very comfortable but very dark and it was necessary to have the electric lights on most of the time in spite of bright sunny weather."

    It was also very isolated along a single track road .

    Thank you for sharing your views. I'm glad you found the lodge comfortable. The site is indeed rural. With two decks it is possible to sit in the sun despite it not entering the lodge directly. I hope you enjoyed your holiday there and that you were able to explore and enjoy north Devon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brenda4.1Jul 2022

  • "Points to consider: A flat trolley to use on arrival and departure dates, to make unloading the car to the lodge easier."

    As parking nor car access to the decking was close to the lodge. Cobwebs build up need clearing. Otherwise very clean. Well equipped, may wish to consider a boot tray, saving messy boots\shoes dirting the entrance way. Some screws around the door carpet mat don't appear to be flush to the metal trim, I kept catching my socks or toes. Sofa nearest the kitchen seems to sink a lot, might be worth replacing or repairing firmness. Shower tray plug seems to drain very slowly, I was concerned that the water will leak over the top of the rim. Welcome pack could be out ready, I felt a bit guilty looking through drawers. Summary: I think the lodge is well equipped and enjoyed the peaceful setting. Nice touch that there is access to the fishing lakes for a walk and watch the wildlife. .

    Thank you for your feedback. A boot tray is a very good idea! I have noted your other suggestions and will see what we can do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel3.1Jun 2022

  • "On arrival we were not greeted by anyone, and didn’t meet anyone the whole length of our holiday."

    The setting of the cabin was really lovely but inside was very different. The double bed was the worst we have ever been expected to sleep on. It felt like it was boards with no mattress! The sofas were extremely uncomfortable and we highly recommend that double bed and sofas need replacing. Such a shame as the setting is beautiful.

    I am sorry your expectations were disappointed. Three Squirrels is a self-catering lodge with a key safe and it is just not possible for anyone, either from Sykes or myself, to greet arrivals. Regarding the mattress, it is a firm one but I think you will agree that comfort is very personal and I and others have slept very well on it. I could change it for a softer one, but I expect someone wouldn't like it either. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cynthia3.1Jun 2022

  • "The property was well furnished and very clean."

    However, there was a terrible smell of damp which needs attention. I had to wash everything on return to remove the smell. This is probably due to the back of the property being constantly in shade due to the tree foliage. It made the twin bedded room very dark and this suffered from damp the most. Everything else about the property was excellent and very well maintained and clean. Sykes should say that the property is very rural, accessed only by single track roads.

    I am so sorry about the damp smell. I will see what we can do about that. I will ask Sykes to add your comment about access. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.1Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our early spring break here, it was very peaceful and the lodge has everything you need, ideally located to explore North Devon or North Cornwall."

    Very reasonable price for a weeks holiday. Wifi was good considering where the lodge was, all in all had a lovely week and would recommend.

    Thank you so much for this feedback. I am so pleased you had a good break at the Three Squirrels. Annie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.1May 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, slimline dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player, WIFi, selection of DVDs and board games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Decked veranda with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 2.2 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead on the site and around the fishing lakes
  • Note: The path to the lodge is a sloping pathway downwards and there are then 3 steps up to the lodge itself so care will need to be taken on these
  • Please note: Property is not suitable for people with mobility issues

The property

Perched on the popular Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc in Woolsery, Devon, is this fantastic two-bedroom, detached lodge, Three Squirrels - Lodge 14.

Enjoying a wonderful location within acres of Forestry Commission Woodland with wonderful views available from the lodge-s wrap-around decking, Three Squirrels - Lodge 14 makes for a wonderful pet-friendly dwelling for couples or a family of four, plus their canine companion who are looking to explore this beautiful region.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space, where you can look forward to rustling up flavourful meals in the well-equipped kitchen, which features a handy slimline dishwasher for those fuss-free clean-ups!

Settle down to dinner at the dining table for four, or if the weather is nice, why not dine alfresco on the decked veranda where you can enjoy country views and birdsong from the local wildlife.

After dinner, curl up on the plush sofas with your loved ones as you select a much-loved film from the TV with Freeview and DVD player.

Wash away the day with a blissful soak in the bath or refreshing rinse in the shower, before choosing from two well-appointed bedrooms to catch your rest in, a king-size with en-suite shower room and a twin.

Awake from a leisurely slumber and explore your idyllic surroundings, where on-site you will find a wealth of wildlife, including woodpeckers and barn owls, wild deer in the nearby woodlands and you may be lucky enough to see an otter in the river!

Angling enthusiasts are well-catered for at Three Squirrels - Lodge 14, with two well-stocked fishing lakes just a short walk away, where you can cast your line and hope to catch a carp, tench or roach.

Take the short drive into the charming village of Woolsery, where you can treat your loved ones to a delicious meal at the welcoming Farmers Arms or stock up on essentials at the Woolsery Shop.

Venture towards the coastline where you will find Bideford, home to The Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden, the North Devon Wake Park and the Milky Way Adventure Park, promising a fun-filled day for all the family!

Head to Sandymouth and Bude for a day at the beach, where you can bathe on the sands, paddle the shores or try your hand at a selection of watersports, including the local’s favourite of surfing, the keen walkers in your party will also have easy access to the scenic South West Coast Path, what could be better!

For an unforgettable escape to Devon, choose Three Squirrels - Lodge 14.

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About the location


Cranford 1.6 miles; Bideford 8 miles; Barnstaple 17 miles.

The small village of Woolfardisworthy, known locally as Woolsery is situated in the heart of North Devon, offering a local shop. Nearby Hartland Forest encompasses hundreds of acres of Forestry Commission woodland, whilst just 5 miles away lies the village of Clovelly, renowned for its flower-strewn cottages and steep cobbled footpath leading down to the 14th Century harbour. Much of the seashore from Bideford to Bude is part of the National Trust’s Heritage Coastline with its breathtaking walks and dramatic cliffs at Hartland Quay just 6 miles away. water sports enthusiasts are also well catered for, with surfing lessons available at Bude, and the water sports centre at Tamar Lakes

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Please note: Property is not suitable for people with mobility issues

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas