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Lodge 48

Woolsery near Clovelly, Devon (Ref. 4325)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "I have previously used this property twice before, so when I booked this time round I thought everything would be the same."

    I was a bit disappointed to find that the ensuite bedroom heater and 2 of the heaters in the lounge were not working, and as a result one of the guests had to sleep in the cold. A simple heads up would have been fine, as we could have easily brought our own little heaters. The shower head handle was also broken so made it a bit awkward when showering. You'd think these facilities would be checked before someone's stay, but in this case doesn't seem so.

    Reviewed by RiccoJan 2022

  • "Me and family enjoyed the stay at Lodge 48."

    The area was lovely and the view was great! The beddings are clean and comfortable. It has a freezer and dishwasher in the kitchen, which were quite handy. However, some of the facility needs fixing and replacing. We only had hot water in the tab for the first two days. (But the shower was fine). The towel rank was not working. Quite a few glasses were chipped.

    Reviewed by Eva YihuiSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at lodge 48, the beautiful scenery and peaceful location were just what we wanted."

    The lodge is spacious with a lovely large decked area. The area is perfect for exploring north Devon and Cornwall. I'm general the lodge just seems a little neglected, for example toilet seats that don't fit, missing toilet roll holders, and broken old outdoor chairs. These are minor things that would make a big difference if they were addressed.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2021

  • "Although a couple of things were broken, the bed linen and towels were extremely clean and fresh and the bed was really comfortable."

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2020

  • "No communication as to how to access the lodge."

    Fortunately we arrived when cleaner was still there. We were expecting a site office to check in with. Recyling details left but unable to comply because no clear bags available that needed to be used. Emersion heater didn't appear to heat the water so unable to have a bath, had to use the showers

    Reviewed by AndreaSep 2020

  • "The lodge site is remote from anywhere down a one lane road and not signposted it takes 15 mins to get to the main road."

    You take the turning for West Yagland from the A39 until you come to another junction by a house where you go straight across. There is no shop on site the golf part shut some years ago so bring provisions with you as the nearest big supermarkets are a distance away. There are no near by takeaways. The lodge itself was very spacious and clean, If a little tired. It is not clear but the water needs turning on on arrival and a minor gripe is that the knives need replacing. However it has everything you need and the bedrooms and lounge are very large. Its a 30 min drive to Bude 20 mins, to Clovelly and there are some lovely coastal walks from Hartland Quay which involves some driving down narrow roads so takes a while to get to.

    Reviewed by LaurenceJul 2020

  • "On arrival the lodge looked very dilapidated as the paint was peeling off."

    Inside it was immediately apparent that it needed a complete refurbishment. The toilet seat was broken in the shower room and the shelf and shower door broken in the bathroom. The furniture and carpets were very old and it was apparent that they not be cleaned to the standard required for COVID 19. I did not expect this level of decor and amenities for the price I paid for 1 week. On the plus side, the whole site was clean and tidy. Regards Pamela

    Reviewed by PamelaJul 2020

  • "Had a blip just before the holiday when we were advised that fishing was not possible from this lodge."

    Didn't feel that Sykes were very sympathetic or helpful with this but the owner of the lodge obtained a fishing permit and my husband and brother-in-law did get their fishing holiday. The lodge itself was very comfortable and situated in an area with a lovely view. The fishing lakes were close and well stocked. We will almost certainly return to the lodge.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2019

  • "Nice clean lodge in a lovely location, but the first thing we did was turn the toilet seat brackets round so the seat actually covered the pan."

    The outside table was broken & the chairs were filthy (see previous reviews). The front bedroom window was only opened once, in all that Easter heat, as it took 2 people & considerable effort to close it. One of our group wanted to use the bath but the water temperature only ever reached lukewarm. The vacuum cleaner didn’t work, again see previous reviews.

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2019

  • "The hoover didn't work so i couldn't keep the cottage clean."

    Also several of the heaters didn't work so it was very cold to start with. However lovely peaceful quiet Lodge, very much in the middle of no where.

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2019

  • "Only one problem ,from a male prospective."

    The hoover didnt work LOL

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2018

  • "First timers with Sykes Cottages and we would be looking to use them again."

    The cottage was excellent for our family, comfortable and an enjoyable experience. If we had the chance to stay again, we would.

    Reviewed by TimothyAug 2018

  • "Outdoor table broken and chairs very dirty - had to wash all furniture to use ..."

    Outdoor table broken and chairs very dirty - had to wash all furniture to use it, although to be fair we went in late May and it obviously hadn't been used this year

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2018

  • "The fact it was a peaceful location, no light pollution"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2017

  • "It's a bit in the middle of nowhere, but the surfing beach at Westward Ho!"

    is 25 min away by car.

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric thermostatic heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV, video, DVD, CD/cassette/radio
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked patio with furniture
  • Leisure facilities available 5 miles away at Penstowe Manor including indoor and outdoor heated pools, Jacuzzi, sauna, squash court, tennis courts, bar/restaurant and games room all at extra cost
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Unfenced lakes on-site, children must be supervised
  • Note: Cost for use of leisure facilities at Penstowe Manor are as follows: Adults - £4 per day, £11 for 3 days, £25 for 7 days; Children (aged 3 - 16) £3 per day, £8 for 3 days, £18 for 7 days; children under 3 go free.

The property

Woolsery 2 miles.

A detached Finnish-style lodge in Hartland Forest Parc, 13 miles from Bideford.

Finished to a high standard, this Woolsery cottage offers well-equipped open plan accommodation on one level.

With its own river valley and lakes, this is a wonderful spot for enjoying long walks, and guests will enjoy access to a range of facilities such as a swimming pool, bowling and tennis at nearby Penstowe Manor.

Your Woolsery cottage is a great base from which to enjoy Devon's exhilarating coastal landscape and explore all this region has to offer.

Local beaches at Sandymouth Bay and Bucks Mill, and the major surfing beaches at Westward Ho! and Bude are easily reached from this Woolsery cottage.

Pretty Clovelly and historic Bideford, with its atmospheric pannier market and romantic quayside, are also a short car ride from this Woolsery cottage.

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About the location


Bideford 13 miles; Bude 13 miles.

The small village of Woolsery is situated in the heart of North Devon, offering a local shop. Just five 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. Watersports enthusiasts are also well catered for, with surfing lessons available at Bude, and the watersports centre at Tamar Lakes.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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