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Chaffinch Lodge

Highampton near Sheepwash, Devon (Ref. 918821)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

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  • “We had a lovely stay at this lodge, the owners were very welcoming everything you could need was supplied in the lodge, we have booked through sykes for a number of years and this has to be one of the best places we have stayed, its a great base for touring Devon we went mainly to get away from the busy holiday area we live in and it was so quiet here and the 5 fishing lakes were lovely to sit by while my husband did some fishing.”

    Would highly recommend staying here

    - Hayley, September 2021

Legge Farm Lodges

Sheepwash 2.7 miles. A pair 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. Both 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.

The property

Sheepwash 2.7 miles.

This beautiful two-bedroom lodge enjoys a secluded positon on the peaceful Legge Farm Cause Fishery, offering four guests a wonderful angling adventure to Devon.

Near to the quaint village of Sheepwash, Chaffinch Lodge boasts fabulous interiors and is encompassed by picturesque surroundings.

Following a day outdoors fishing on one of the five lakes, be welcomed back into the comfort of the open-plan living space, home to a collection of plush seating inviting you in to relax and refresh, whether watching the TV while the electric fire adds a homely ambiance, or getting stuck into a good book.

Come together around the dining table for board or card games, before clearing things away to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal, lovingly prepared in the kitchen.

Find a wealth of appliances here to assist you on your self-catered stay, fitted within a stylish, cream kitchen.

Retire to one of the two bedrooms at night, choosing from the master double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, or the delightful twin, served by the shared bathroom, perfect for a peaceful soak in the tub.

Spend time outside on your private decked area, relishing warm summer weather, with plenty of acres to wander which your dogs are sure to love.

Make memories to last a lifetime in this anglers paradise in Devon at Chaffinch Lodge.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1068231, together sleeping up to 6 guests.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio with furniture
  • 28-acre farm with 5 unfenced fishing lakes, woodland walks and unfenced wildlife pond with picnic area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 1.2 mile
  • 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, please ensure children are supervised at all times.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas