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Dragonfly Lodge

(Ref. 1116697)

Bideford near Woolfardisworthy, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • relaxing (3)
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  • everything (3)
  • amazing (3)

5 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a fabulous relaxing week in this gorgeous lodge."

    It had everything we needed and was beautifully furnished. The views out across the lake were amazing. Saw lots of wildlife and particularly loved seeing the birds on the lake and flying around the garden.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay, but please be aware the roads are very poor to the property."

    Compounded during our stay by a new building being erected in the adjacent plot. This was made worse with the weather and the mud created by the wide wheelbase to the soft verges created by concrete lorries. As well as USP of a quiet surrounding , which was not correct during our stay as the aforementioned building works and site clearing on the other side of the property. Disappointing stay in general, it would of been nice to be have been made aware, before our Stay of these works! Jane and Paul

    We are very sorry to hear that your stay was disrupted by building activity next door. We were not aware this was taking place. I have arranged for a goodwill gesture to be given to you via Sykes. It should be with you in the next few days. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful remote location."

    Lots of wildlife to watch including heron, geese, kingfishers , ducks, buzzards, falcons, bats, deer and numerous butterflies. Amazing clear sky at night with no interference from artificial lights. Lodge was very clean and had everything we needed. Beds very comfortable. Our dog loved the space.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful location, very quiet and perfect for relaxing as well as ideal for exploring Devon & North Cornwall ."

    We loved the counryside views and sitting on the decking at all times of the day & night. The lodge is decorated lovely and had everything we needed from games, to books, music and TV. We have already booked again for same time next year x

    So pleased to hear that you had a lovely time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "Dear Sirs As usual our Sykes Cottage was amazing."

    The cottage was immaculate and we had an extremely relaxing stay in Dragon Fly Cottage in Devon. Thank you, Gill and Mo Styles

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Apr 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and coffee machine
  • TV with Freeview, 4G WiFi, Nintendo Wii, DVD player, CD player, selection of books, games, CDs and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Quality bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Off-road parking available
  • Private decking with furniture, ample lawn, and surrounding woodland and lake
  • Two well behaved dogs allowed
  • Due to site regulations dogs must be always kept on the lead whilst on site
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.6 miles
  • Note: Due to its remote location, WiFi at the property is intermittent
  • Note: No children under 8 years of age
  • Please call the office if you wish to book from 14 September 2024

The property

Woolfardisworthy 2.6 miles.

Nestled in a remote location within Forest Lakes, Devon, Dragonfly Lodge sits on a secluded and partially wooded plot of nearly an acre, commanding panoramic southern views over a lake to the valley and hills beyond.

Sitting on the deck allows you to enjoy the silence and the fantastic local wildlife, with deer, wildfowl, owls, and dragonflies all close by, and there is a resident pair of buzzards circling over the valley.

At night, the total lack of light pollution allows for dark skies and wonderful stargazing.

Dragonfly Lodge is built in a Scandavian style, with a large open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area.

It makes the most of the amazing views, the large plot, and the southern aspect, with large floor-to-ceiling windows.

Up to five guests can be accommodated, with a super-king zip-and-link bedroom, a king-size, and a single, along with two large bathrooms; there is an impressive split-level walk-in shower in one and a bath in the other.

Entertaining is easy thanks to the well-appointed kitchen, which includes a ceramic hob, oven and microwave, as well as separate fridge and freezer, and an espresso coffee maker.

The large dining table seats eight, but the main draw is the fantastic deck outside the main living area: this provides a fantastic place to sit in peace and either eat or enjoy a relaxing drink, or simply soak up the view; in sunny weather you may be grateful for the parasol!

The flexible living area boasts a TV with Freeview and DVD player (and a selection of DVDs), a Nintendo Wii (with games) and a CD player; there is 4G WiFi, but the remote location makes the connection intermittent, so please don’t rely on it!

If you can tear yourself away from this serene location, venture to nearby Clovelly where you can discover the historic fishing village with its steep cobbled and car-free main street, or tour Clovelly Court Gardens.

Bucks Mills is also nearby with free parking and access to a rugged coast with a pebble beach and waterfall.

Woolfardisworthy is a short drive away and has impressive amenities, including a well-stocked shop with local produce, a superb fish and chip shop, a fresh milk station (direct from the local dairy herd), as well as probably the best pub/restaurant in north Devon; Sunday lunch here is a must.

This part of north Devon is beautiful; the South-West Coastal Path is easily accessible, with Hartland Point and the rocky north coast providing breath-taking scenery.

To the west lie the famous surfing beaches of Bude, and Sandymouth Bay.

Not much further afield, visit Speke’s Mill Mouth Waterfall, Welcombe Mouth Beach and Hawker’s Hut, the former 19th century refuge of poet Reverend Robert Hawker.

Tamar Lakes, a haven for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts, is within easy reach.

The picturesque town of Appledore is reachable by car, with fantastic pubs and live music available, and Bideford is a similar distance, hosting the North Devon Maritime Museum, art gallery and numerous restaurants and shops.

Boat trips are available from the town, both up the River Torridge and for the more adventurous to Ilfracombe and Lundy Island.

Whisk your loved ones away to Dragonfly Lodge for a relaxing and memorable holiday in Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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 call the office if you wish to book from 14 September 2024