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Forest Park Lodges near High Bickington, Devon (Ref. 12031)



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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Loads of cob webs."

    . In bathroom upstairs underneath the basin and by the bathroom door. . Main bathroom no shower glass or curtains...needs room for improvement. No WiFi... so for emergency calls it was difficult. It would help for future. Other than that cottage was good! Thanks

    Reviewed by BhadreshilaSep 2021

  • "Comfortable, well equipped self catering (unlike some others we have rented over the years)."

    Minor quibble is extremely small bar fridge so no chill storage meant shopping every day. Also outside providing a black bin for storage of rubbish bags would be good.

    Reviewed by SeanAug 2021

  • "An enjoyable stay."

    Comfortable cottage set with other cottages in lovely woodland. About 30-60 minutes’ drive to beaches. To further improve, I would suggest a larger fridge (very small for four people), a shower curtain in the double room en-suite and some repairs to the oven doors (hanging off).

    Reviewed by AnnaAug 2021

  • "There wasn't a NHS QR code available at the lodge for us to scan as instructed."

    No milk in fridge on arrival as advertised. The oven door is almost falling off and needs attention. Main shower was difficult to keep at a steady temperature, needs a proper mixer tap / control. Balcony was lovely but the outdoor furniture was rusty and needs painting or replacing. Bed in main bedroom was tricky to move around and get in and out of on one side, easy to catch your shine on the thick low timber edging. Lovely setting and would go back but lodge needs a bit of TLC.

    Reviewed by StevenMay 2021

  • "There were lots of Cobwebs the parcel in master room was hanging of and very sharp and water in other bathroom was boiling hot no cold water so could not us the shower ."

    In kitchen was fine but we wised it had a washing machine as we were there for two weeks.

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2020

  • "Although we enjoyed our holiday in Devon I wasn't overly pleased with the holiday cottage."

    It had all the basic necessities although the bed was far too low and difficult to get into for someone with slight back problems. The location of the holiday cottage was the real problem. It is very isolated and access is awkward. You have to drive up a very narrow track through a steeply wooded hillside. There are few places of interest in the neighbourhood so you have to drive many miles to find any shops, or somewhere to eat out. It is also very far from places of interest, again you have to drive long distances to go sightseeing or to the coast. I will choose Sykes again but I wouldn't stay at this location in the future.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Lovely property in peaceful location which is just what we needed."

    No wi-fi but I think they are getting this next year 2021 (although we talked & read books so, a positive in everything!!). Tons of cleaning products under sink which was a comfort in these times of Covid. Useful downstairs loo. Welcome balcony windows in both bedrooms which was lovely on warm days. Would have been nice to have a proper bench in front of the cottage as there was outside the other cottages, think we would have sat outside more although there was a small bench ☺ Close to so many places within easy reach of great roads.

    Reviewed by JanineAug 2020

  • "Lovely lodge in the woods with most things you need."

    Cleanliness is not its best quality, cobwebs And dust everywhere. Beds were comfortable but it does need general updating.

    Reviewed by LynneJul 2020

  • "Lovely location in well-equipped accommodation."

    Very rural as advertised but a good starting point for many places in Devon. We went as a couple but would be equally comfortable for four.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation, exactly as listed."

    The road up to the site needs attention but otherwise lovely

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2019

  • "The driveway up to the cottage was a bit ropey."

    Quite a few potholes that could do with filling in. The lodge was lovely,everything u would need for good holiday. Only things we found a problem were the fact that u had to have the heating on to get hot water and the bath with the shower over seemed to be blocked, the water took a long time to drain out. Apart from those two small things it was a brilliant lodge in a beautiful place. I would certainly book it again.

    Reviewed by MarieSep 2017

  • "The cottage is lovely and very peaceful."

    It is very well equipped with everything you may need. We will hopefully return.

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2016

  • "Spotlessly clean, modern décor."

    Homely and perfect for a family of 4. We loved the small balcony which was in the sun for most of the day. Ideal location for exploring Devon.

    Reviewed by BenApr 2014

  • "Very relaxing and peaceful."

    A great house and nice furnishings.

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2014

  • "Wonderful home base, very comfortable, clean, and a home from home."

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2013

  • "If you like very well equipped accommodation with privacy, peace and quiet, you will love this cottage."

    Reviewed by TerryOct 2013

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The property

High Bickington 2 miles.

This modern detached holiday lodge is set in a purpose-built resort in over forty acres of woodland, on a hill above the River Taw, in well-known Tarka country in the heart of Devon.

Being midway between the Dartmoor National Park and the long sandy beaches of the North West Devon coastline, this High Bickington holiday cottage is in an ideal position to enjoy a range of outdoor pursuits.

The light and airy sitting room of this High Bickington cottage overlooks the wooded hillside and fields beyond.

With two en-suite bedrooms, each with access to the balcony, there is plenty of privacy for groups and families in this well-appointed High Bickington holiday cottage.

Outside, there are plenty of walks amongst the trees and down to the River Taw.

From this High Bickington holiday lodge, why not explore some of the interesting local villages with their pretty inns, gift shops and farm food delicacies?

Or, take a short drive to some spectacular sandy beaches including Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe.

The winding streets of the fishing port of Appledore are well worth a visit, as is the historic and very picturesque fishing village of Clovelly.

For a spot of shopping there is the nearby Atlantic Village outlet centre, close to The BIG Sheep theme park.

So there is something for the whole family in this area of Devon.


  • Two bedrooms with access to balcony: 1 x double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Calor gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, CD, selection of books, DVDs and board games
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private front balcony
  • Shared use of grounds
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Drive access may be difficult for smaller cars due to uneven surfaces

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About the location


Umberleigh 5 miles; Chulmleigh 9 miles; Barnstaple 9.5 miles.

The small rural North Devon village of High Bickington is set in the area known as 'Tarka country'. On a ridge above the Taw Valley boasting views towards Exmoor and Dartmoor, the village offers a Post Office, two pubs, a holistic beauty salon and Libbaton golf course. The small village of Umberleigh is only five miles away and has a railway station where trains run on the Tarka Line to Barnstaple or Exeter. Within driving distance is the historic town of Great Torrington, where you will find independent shops and Dartington glassworks where visitors can watch in wonder at the glassblowers, plus on the outskirts of town is Rosemoor, a garden of national importance with forty acres to delight and inspire a wide range of visitors. This area of North Devon has something for everyone including country walks, fishing and golf, as well as good access to a selection of wonderful beaches.

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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