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Forest Park Lodges near High Bickington, Devon (Ref. 955660)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "A very nice property well equipt in very peacefull surroundings."

    which we would recommend to others. There could have been information about the cottage facilities. Lack of informatiomn on where to park to be within the chalets grounds Lack of informatiion about where the boiler was how to turn the heating on. Lack of information on where the household rubbish is disposed off as there are no dustbins next to property. No contact number to highlight any issues which arise during stay.

    Reviewed by AllenOct 2021

  • "Was a lovely cottage."

    The view was amazing. Bed was very comfy and my daughter loved having her own bathroom.

    Reviewed by ToniAug 2021

  • "The accommodation was, quiet, comfortable and very pleasant but there were issues, the floors upstairs creak very loudly enough to wake others sleeping in the rooms, there were no tea towels in the kitchen and only a very small (actually a flannel) in the downstairs cloak room."

    the fan in the cloak room was very noisy, so much so we could not use it if anyone was sleeping. the TV wasn't working when we arrived but was replaced on the Wednesday evening, this coupled with no Wifi and limited phone signal was disappointing especially to our teenage daughter. if you are looking for somewhere off the beaten track that is very quiet then this would be ideal, if you are looking for somewhere with nice walks from the door or a pub within walking distance then this is not for you.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "Great visit once again."

    Good news is the road to the cottages has been tarmacked so no more potholes. The cottage has been decorated since our last visit 2 years ago and looks great. Lovely quiet location.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2021

  • "Bad parking, too far to the pub or shop,water stayed in the shower,but overall clean and ok"

    Reviewed by AgataJul 2021

  • "No information on where to eat out etc ..."

    No information on where to eat out etc 4x adults stayed only 2 chairs on balcony garden badly overgrown couldnt sit out stated pub 1 mile but 2 miles too far too walk as no lighting on roads or pavements on main road no wifi had to keep turning shower on and off when in use as shower tray kept over flowing

    Reviewed by MariaJul 2021

  • "Quiet lodge with helpful occupants of other nearby cottages."

    More info in the cottage re local amenities would be helpful but maybe removed due to Covid ?

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2021

  • "Enjoyed the stay at Chalet 5."

    Peaceful and beautiful setting. Exceptionally clean chalet with good amenities. Water pressure very good for shower. Don’t forget to purchase some peanuts and seeds for the wild birds. There is a garage about 3 miles away to purchase newspapers, fresh milk and provisions. For main shopping, Barnstaple is about 9 miles away. Despite being off the beaten track, there is no problem to access the property. I would recommend holidaying in this chalet.

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2021

  • "The chalet is in a lovely setting and really peaceful once you negotiate THE drive up mentioned in previous reviews (it is VERY uneven and impossible to miss the potholes."

    There are walks a cycle trails through the woods and sitting on the balcony taking in nature was beautiful. Felt very rested at the end of the week. Chalet is well equipped for cooking and dining. Few negatives however...whole chalet was very clean but in need of a spruce up. Decor is marked and very tired all through, light shades upstairs need changing or given a good clean, beds were spotless but on the point of springs digging in. Considering how far you are from ANY shops a full size freezer is needed. I brought a weeks shopping to then find there is only a small freezer compartment in the top of the fridge and had to throw food out I couldn't use after it defrosted. Phoned Sykes on Sunday about a toilet not working, quick response as plumber came Monday to check and fixed early Tuesday.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you felt rested and enjoyed your stay at the property. Since your stay, the road has been re-surfaced to a beautiful standard, and we hope you will enjoy another break at the property in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2019

  • "Excellent will stay again"

    Reviewed by StewartAug 2019

  • "The lodge is a really nice place to stay , quiet peaceful location , Great to have seating outside as the view is outstanding and on a clear night seeing all the stars is beautiful , We have absolutely nothing negative to say about the lodge and would recommend staying there ."

    We did read some reviews about the potholes on the road upto the lodges but Whilst we were there the holes were all filled in. Only thing was the directions saying the lodge was the 2nd when in fact it's at the very end.

    Thank you for your feedback. We can now confirm that the road has had the tarmac resurfaced. The issue with the pot holes should no longer be visible. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

  • "Beautiful quiet holiday dwellings."

    We enjoyed the warm balmy evening sat on the verandah. If you enjoy watching and listening to the birds please bring along some bird food and peanuts.

    Reviewed by JoanJul 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful location, so quiet and peaceful."

    At night you can hear owls hooting away and on a clear night the stars are amazing as there is no light pollution. The cottage is well equipped, clean and comfortable. Can't understand the negative feedback about the road, yes it's a bit bumpy but if you take it easy it's no problem.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2019

  • "The road into this site is horrendous."

    I think that they could and should do something about this ASP. It is the one thing that would stop me going back there. Everything else was great. Perhaps of you hear that they have fixed the road you could let me know. Then id be happy to revisit.

    Thank you for your feedback. The road has since had the tarmac resurfaced and there is no longer an issue. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PamelaJul 2019

  • "Had initial difficulties working out where the power supply was for the fridge and how to turn on the central heating."

    The diagrams I found in a drawer for the central heating were very complicated and had to contact Sykes Cottages to ask for help but they had to contact the owner. After speaking to the owner it transpired the instruction sheets had not been left for me but she was able to tell me where to switch on, so all was well and the cottage soon warmed up on what was a cold day. A lovely setting in a quiet area and ideal for bird watchers, bring bird feed with you as they are very hungry and I couldn’t find any locally! One day electricity was cut off 10:00am until 3:00pm but I had previous warning the day before.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2019

  • "Fantastic location,very quiet and peaceful,."

    Good local pubs serving home made food.Would highly recommend this lodge.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2018

  • "The accommodation was of a very high standard, very clean with excellent facilities."

    Very peaceful surroundings , the road up to the lodge took a little getting used to but was well worth it for the view. Situated in a beautiful part of Devon we had a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2018

  • "The only problem we had was on arrival the sat nav didn’t recognise where we needed to go so we had to go by the directions you put on the email."

    The only other thing we found was that it’s quite a distance from anywhere. On the good side if you love the peace and quiet, wild life and amazing views it was just perfect.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2018

  • "Superb lodge well appointed and furnished comfortably and in a peaceful location ..."

    Superb lodge well appointed and furnished comfortably and in a peaceful location Lots of Equipment in the lodge this is a credit to the owner Phone signal was ok will rebook and stay longer next time as we found it very relaxing on the negative It's quite a drive to the nearest supermarket and the road up has some potholes

    Reviewed by WilliamApr 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this chalet."

    It's well equipped and is on a superb location.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2017

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  • Two double bedrooms with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC and balcony with furniture)
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Also guest parking for one additional car
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Shared use of grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Children to be supervised due to balcony off both bedrooms.

The property

High Bickington 2 miles.

A charming lodge in a small modern resort, set within mature woodland in the beautiful Taw Valley.

This lovely lodge is an ideal base for ramblers being close to the Tarka Trail and for enjoying a range of outdoor pursuits.

There is an open plan living area with well-equipped kitchen with dining area and a sitting area together with a ground floor cloakroom.

Upstairs there are two en-suite bedrooms, each with access to a balcony with furniture which overlooks the woods.

Take a stroll from the front door amongst the forest down to the River Taw.

Explore one of the many local villages where you will find plenty of shops, pretty inns and farm food delicacies or take yourselves down to one of the spectacular sandy beaches in the area.

Why not visit the fishing port of Appledore or the fishing village of Clovelly?

There are many villages within the area for you to stop at and explore.

A lovely lodge with plenty to see and do in the area.

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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.

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