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Barn Shelley Lodge

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Copplestone near Crediton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely setting to stay, with everything you need."

    Audrey leaves you a beautiful lemon drizzle cake, fresh eggs and milk for when you arrive. The beds are so comfortable. I would highly recommend and would stay again. Thank you for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday at this beautiful, quiet, warm, comfortable and well equipped lodge."

    Audrey was the perfect host and we were so impressed how spotlessly clean the accommodation was on our arrival.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely wonderful place to stay Mr and Mrs Cook are brilliant hosts the place ..."

    Absolutely wonderful place to stay Mr and Mrs Cook are brilliant hosts the place was spotless and we had a relaxing stay and will definitely be back thanks for a brilliant break Les and Val Cox

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Feb 2024

  • "The lodge was very warm on arrival which was a relief as the weather was very cold."

    Our hostess introduced herself when we arrived to explain everything, which was very helpful. She also provided a welcome pack of homemade cake, milk, tea, bacon and egg. Overall an excellent place to stay.

    Reviewed by June5.0Nov 2023

  • "An excellent stay in an extremely welcoming, spacious & comfortable lodge."

    Very quiet ( with only sheep for neighbours) and amazing dark skies. Audrey our host was on hand if we needed anything and provided a lovely welcome pack of Homemade cake, Homemade Apple Juice, Eggs, Bacon & Milk. We honestly could not have asked for anything more and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Nov 2023

  • "The lodge is very well equipped with lovely views."

    It was very clean and the bed extremely comfortable. The welcome pack was great and Audrey was very welcoming. We have stayed in many properties and this was one of the best. We would definitely recommend it and would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by Jacky5.0Oct 2023

  • "Barn shelley Lodge is an excellent place to stay , really beautiful accommodation in a wonderful location."

    The lodge is so comfortable and well equipped, in such a peaceful setting. Audrey is so kind and helpful, very approachable. We would be happy to stay there again and to recommend it to other holiday makers.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very warm welcome."

    Delicious home made goodies, local produce and even flowers on arrival. Faultless accommodation. Would recommend without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had trouble-free holiday in a lovely lodge with beautiful surroundings and helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Silvano5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic location so peaceful and private Audrey was fabulous host great ..."

    Fantastic location so peaceful and private Audrey was fabulous host great welcome pack with lovely lemon drizzle cake and homemade apple juice it was delicious gave us privacy was there if we needed anything , would certainly recomcomend

    Reviewed by Alma5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely lodge in a very peaceful setting, not too far to drive to crediton."

    Every aspect of the lodge is beautifully appointed . Would definitely recommend this to friends and family .x

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is an exceptional property to stay in with an equally exceptional host ."

    Everything about our stay was first class. I can only support the many complimentary comments made by previous guests, We have stayed in a number of cottages but this was in a class of it's own. Thank you so much for all your help and hospitality.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "My first impression was that the pictures of the living area don’t do it justice."

    It was so much more spacious than I was expecting. I also couldn’t believe how well equipped the kitchen was, a joy to be able to do all the cooking we wanted to do. Both the lemon drizzle cake and apple juice on arrival were delicious. The owner really wants you to have a good time and we certainly did. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay the Lodge."

    The accomodaqtion was equipt with very modern and useful appliances, the bedding was super comfortable. An all wood construction made the rooms very warm, and the wood burner made you sizzle!. Our lovely host, Audrey, was very helpful and informative. And the wooly neighbours were delighful, as was the surrounding wildlife (Birds mainly):-)

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Great location for exploring Devon. Quiet location with just the sheep for company. Host Audrey is very helpful and approachable. Welcome pack of local goodies much appreciated. Comfortable accommodation.

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Dec 2022

  • "Had a lovely holiday at barn Shelley lodge the accommodation was very clean and comfortable Audrey the host was very accommodating and nothing was to much trouble the bed was very comfortable and the lodge had great views all around we would highly recommend this property and will definitely return in the future ."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Nov 2022

  • "Really great place, located in a secluded location, all mod con's available for use, 2 bathrooms, shower and bath especially welcome, along with large beds."

    Kitchen/Diner/Lounge area is modern and spacious. The whole log cabin is warm and cosy. The owner met us on the 1st day and told us everything we needed to know about the area and more. All in all a faultless stay, Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely an amazing lodge, I would recommend Barn shelly lodge to anyone."

    Great location, lovely and peaceful with great walks on the door step. The owners have thought of everything for the lodge even down to a tea strainer . Amazing Amazing Amazing

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Sep 2022

  • "One of the best properties that we have hired"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "Quality accommodation"

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Aug 2022

  • "Barn Shelley Lodge exceeded our expectations."

    Peaceful and relaxing place to stay.. Very clean and welcome pack was a nice touch. Audrey made us feel very welcome and on hand if needed. Can’t wait to visit Barn Shelley Lodge again in the future.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Barn Shelley!"

    The owners make sure everything is comfortable and set up for you, great for a family holiday!

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    With the Tarka line station at Copplestone less than two miles away there are also opportunities to take some interesting railway trips.

    Reviewed by S5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely time staying here and had everything we needed."

    The Welcome Pack was a thoughtful touch and the location was ideal for getting around. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Talisa4.7Mar 2022

  • "This was our 3rd visit to Barn Shelly Lodge it’s as good as We remembered."

    In a peaceful and relaxing place to stay.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2022

  • "Barn Shelley Lodge exceeded our expectations, it had excellent equipment and a warm welcome from Audrey who passes each morning as she goes to check on her sheep."

    We suggest that you add some pictures of the bathroom and en-suite to the Sykes page as these were the only parts that we could not see prior to booking and they would have helped us make our decision to book. Go to Barn Shelley Lodge and you won't be disappointed!

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful lodge, well equipped."

    Spotlessly clean. Lovely welcome pack. Would highly recommend this lodge.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2021

  • "Barn Shelley Lodge is an absolute gem."

    Impeccably clean (which feels more important than ever in the current climate), with many little touches that made us feel relaxed and at home as soon as we arrived. It felt like a very safe place to stay with our young children (3 and 5) which as any parent knows, meant it was a more relaxing break for us! Would go back in a heartbeat and recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic Lodge very clean and spacious."

    The owners thought of everything. Peaceful and relaxing we will be going back again in the future.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2021

  • "Such a beautiful relaxing holiday with everything we could possibly want to chill out."

    This was our second visit and we hope to return again next year. Love all the wildlife and the sheep. Thank you to Audrey for all the goodies we found on arrival which were very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Our host Audrey made us so welcome, with delicious homemade treats ready on arrival!"

    The Lodge was immaculately clean; so comfortable and very well equipped. Amazing showers! It is in such peaceful surroundings in a beautiful part of Devon. We felt immediately at home and had a very relaxing happy holiday with our two children (8 and 10). .

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2021

  • "Barn Shelley Lodge was perfect for our holiday as we wanted to spend time reading and watching DVDs."

    Although the weather was awful it didn't bother us, as we were in the dry and had the pleasure of looking out on fields of sheep and their lambs, which were so funny tearing about in gangs. A local shop 1.5 miles away stocked most things one could want and there was a Tesco superstore 11 miles away in Crediton. We are in our eighties and would rate the Lodge as the best self-catering accommodation we have had in many years of holidays.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0May 2021

  • "We were made to feel very welcome by Audrey and we really enjoyed the lemon cake and other goodies!"

    The lodge itself was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. We had a very comfortable stay and enjoyed the wood burner in the evening. It was lovely to wake up in the morning to the view of the fields and their sheep. It was a much needed break where we could recharge our batteries. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2020

  • "I spoke to the owner before arrival and made to feel most welcome, we we able to get in about 30 minutes earlier than stated."

    The property is very comfortable, clean and homely, it was very easy to get our things in and out with the large door onto the veranda. We had a most relaxing week and will book again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is one of the cleanest and comfortable places we have stayed, the owner made us very welcome and left us an excellent welcome pack which included a lovely homemade cake."

    The quality of the accommodation was in our opinion outstanding with every home comfort. We visited the Devonshire Dumpling for pub food twice and were very impressed with not only the food but we also felt very ‘Covid safe’. This is a lovely quiet location for a get away from it all holiday.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2020

  • "Barn Shelley is an absolutely lovely place to stay."

    Perfect surroundings and great location in mid Devon. The lodge has everything you would ever need and more, the scenery was perfect and the sheep neighbours are very well behaved. Audrey the owner was around when needed but left you undisturbed. My daughters helped bottle feed some lambs and it was one of their highlights of the year. We will definitely return - 5*!

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Barn Shelley Lodge is superb accommodation."

    It has an incredibly well stocked kitchen, fantastic bathrooms and in a quiet setting. The hosts left us a fabulous welcome package of bacon, eggs, milk and a homemade cake. Highly recommend as a base for exploring Devon

    Reviewed by Antonia5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful location, biggest, comfiest bed I've ever slept in, wood burner was lush, never wanted to leave!"

    Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Florentyna5.0Nov 2019

  • "One of the best cottages we've stayed in."

    Beautifully clean, spacious and comfortable. A warm welcome, thoughtful welcome package and the knowledge that the owners were to hand if needed but not intrusive. We definitely recommend and would visit again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Nov 2019

  • "This was our second stay at Barn Shelly Lodge this year and it was as nice as we remembered it."

    The owners Audrey and Terry are great and friendly. Lovely home made cake and apple juice included in the welcome pack. Sykes very easy to book with once you find a place you like.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely secluded area."

    Just what I was looking for and the cottage was simply perfect. The hosts were kind, friendly and extremely helpful. It made our holiday peaceful and easy to get around. I can not recommend this cottage enough. Will definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Radha5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had stayed at this lodge before so knew it would meet our expectations."

    This holiday lodge is perfect and delivered 100%.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely place very comfortable."

    Excellent Furnishings.will return again

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2019

  • "Complete directions."

    Spotless. Welcome breakfast kit and cake were an unexpected surprise. The lodge is furnished with everything (and more) one wants on a holiday. Setting is idyllic. I could easily live there the way it’s furnished. The owners are amazing. I would return in a nanosecond. Could find no fault in anything.

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Mar 2019

  • "Barn Shelly lodge is one of the best places we have stayed in."

    My husband had never stayed in a wooden lodge he loved it and wanted to stay. So we have booked again for later in the year hopefully without the rain. The bits left by Audrey were very faultful and much appreciated and she made us feel welcome. All the comforts of home away from home.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2019

  • "Barn Shelley Lodge was outstanding."

    Everything about the lodge was excellent, the finish and the quality of everything from towels to bedding to kitchen equipment was fabulous. The surroundings are beautiful and the views from every window are gorgeous as are the friendly sheep. Audrey was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We had a delicious home baked cake left amongst other local goodies for us to enjoy which was very much appreciated. We would recommend Barn Shelley Lodge to anyone and hope to return in the future for another relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Ceri5.0Feb 2019

  • "The lodge was beautiful, home from home ."

    Audrey and Terry were so welcoming . Really loved it

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful lodge in idyllic setting."

    Pictures don’t quite do it justice - you just have to book it and be prepared to fall in love!!! It was exceptionally clean with high quality fittings, furniture etc. Hosts were helpful and attentive. We thoroughly recommend this log cabin! Perfectly situated to explore the whole of Devon as indeed we did!

    Reviewed by Xavier5.0Sep 2018

  • "Comfortable lodge with good facilities extra touches like clocks in bed rooms"

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Jun 2018

  • "Barn Shelley lodge was absolutely fantastic, I would go as far as to say it’s the best one yet ( although others have been good)."

    The owners were very nice and friendly without imposing. The setting was brilliant so peaceful, yet not too far from attractions. Everything you may need was included, the kitchen was above first class, it was fully equipped with high quality cutlery, crockery, pans, and utensils. The sofas were extremely comfortable and the beds gave you a wonderful nights sleep. There was plenty of literature about places to visit, there were torches should you need them. Having a washing machine and a dryer in the laundry room was a bonus as was a dishwasher in the kitchen. My wife and I said that it was the most restful and enjoyable holiday in this country that we have had.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a smashing weeks holiday."

    We enjoyed the peace and quiet but found we were in easy distance from many tourist attractions. Audrey and Terry were fantastic we could not have wished for more. Thank you Jan and Alan

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2018

  • "Wow, Barn Shelly is fabulous."

    Sheer luxury, everything is to the highest specification. It is in a terrific location, for sight seeing, for footpaths on the door step, for a vast selection of great pubs within a 10-15 minute drive, for peace and quiet. What more could we ask for? What about a welcome pack - there was homemade apple juice, eggs, biscuits, bread , tea , coffee , milk and a friendly welcome from Audrey. The lodge is surrounded by fields with a pedigree flock to keep you entertained. We loved it and we are sure you will. The brochure photos do not do justice to Barn Shelly.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Mar 2018

  • "During our week storm Emma and what the BBC called “the beast from the east “ arrived."

    The water pump froze so we had no water. Audrey and Terry worked tirelessly in freezing conditions to solve this problem and Audrey offered bottled water in the interim. The temperatures were sub zero and then snow arrived and we were truly snowed in. Audrey checked we were warm and comfortable throughout this bad weather and that we had everything we needed. On the day we were due to leave the snow was still bad and Audrey told us not to feel we had to leave and that we were welcome to stay an extra night until conditions improved. As we have a 4 wheel drive car we were able (just!!) to make our way to the main road. Audrey texted later in the afternoon to check we had got home safely. Audrey gave us a very warm welcome and we had a lovely welcome pack of cookies, milk, bread, apple juice & eggs. She provided excellent hospitality and comfort. The lodge itself was stunning. It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped with all mod cons you would ever need. We would certainly love to visit again but maybe in the summer next time!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2018

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The owner, Mrs. Audrey Cook is a superb host.

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Nov 2017

  • "Exceeded all expectations!"

    We spent a very happy relaxing week with friends- and hope to return again. One of the best cottages we have stayed at. This cottage has it all: position, class and comfort - and fitted out to the highest specifications. Add to this a friendly helpful owner and you have the recipe for a perfect break!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2017

  • "We could not fault the lodge or the welcome we received."

    The purpose built cabin was immaculately clean, extremely well equipped and very comfortable. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Being centrally located we could easily travel to all of the locations planned for our week. I would recommend Barn Shelley Lodge to anyone who wants a holiday cottage in Devon.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2017

  • "The lodge was immaculate."

    Reviewed by Tracy4.8Jun 2017

  • "The cabin was luxurious, views were great, had everything you could want, Audrey and Terry were very welcoming and friendly would definitely recommend and use again."

    Best log cabin we've had .

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2017

  • "What a gem of a place It was exactly as it said from past feedback The ..."

    What a gem of a place It was exactly as it said from past feedback The owners terry and Audrey were very helpful and there I you wanted them

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2016

  • "The location was easy to find, and perfect."

    The owners were very warm welcoming, and just lovely people. Comfort and clenliness exceptional, it could,nt have been better, as our holiday was special to us our ( diamond wedding anniversary) as previously mentioned just perfect. Dorothy/Derek Powell

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Oct 2016

  • "Lovely warm, clean, comfortable accommodation and really well equipped."

    Audrey the owner was very nice and had provided a range of food on our arrival. We would recommend the lodge and in fact, we already have.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2016

  • "This was one of the best cottages/lodges we have stayed in."

    It was private and quiet but had all the facilities and relatively close access to the pursuits i.e. Fishing and Golf that we needed. The owners were very friendly and extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2016

  • "Fantastic holiday with a very warm welcome from the owners."

    The place was extremely comfortable with all the equipment and facilities available to make our stay very enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Allan4.8Sep 2016

  • "Good quiet rural location, ideal for visiting the whole of Devon, your choice whether you have a peaceful or active holiday, very clean new property with friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Sara4.8Aug 2016

  • "The actual lodge exceeded all our expectations."

    we didn't want for anything as far as the facilities are concerned. the lodge was perfect for our needs with having an en suite and an equally well equipped bathroom and toilet.

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.8Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, high chair, wooden bed guard and fireguard available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with decked veranda and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 6 mins walk
  • Shower stool available on request
  • Please note: This property accepts last minute breaks

The property

Copplestone 1.5 miles.

This luxurious wooden lodge is set in the owners' grounds, less than two miles from the village of Copplestone and thirteen miles from Exeter.

The beautifully furnished, single-storey holiday home feels spacious, light and has views of green Devon meadows from all windows, so you really feel away from it all.

The open plan living area, consisting of a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and comfortable sitting area, has wide patio doors to the veranda which is a sunny area for alfresco dining.

Once the evening has closed in, curl up in front of the woodburner in the sitting area and relax in comfort.

There’s two large double bedrooms, one with an en-suite and one with a bathroom across the hallway.

Also the utility room is particularly useful for boot drying, laundry and useful extra space.

The lodge stands in its own enclosed garden with plenty of off road parking and where you can sit, watch and listen to the multitude of birds and wildlife, whilst enjoying a cold drink or a morning coffee.

Copplestone village has a shop and pub and provides one of the stops on The Tarka Line, a well-known railway line that takes you on a scenic journey between Exeter and Barnstaple.

Also for golfers in your party there’s the convenience of a golf course just down the road from the lodge.

The Two Moors Way also passes by the lodge and the rural village of Down St Mary is within walking distance and fishing is also available locally.

Dartmoor National Park is only half an hour's drive away, where you can enjoy walks, treks on Dartmoor ponies and many stone circles and prehistoric monuments.

Also within reach is the cathedral city of Exeter, which is only a twenty minute drive away and boasts a lively mix of theatre, shops and restaurants.

This wonderful lodge is a superb base for a countryside retreat.

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About the location


Crediton 4 miles; Exeter 13 miles.

Copplestone is a mid-Devon village nestling in lovely green countryside, set four miles from the town of Crediton and a twenty minute drive from the cathedral city of Exeter. Copplestone offers a shop and pub, as well as the Copplestone Cross, which is said to mark the centre of Devon, with many believing it dates back to the 10th century. There is a station at Copplestone, from where you can catch a train on the renowned Tarka Line, which boasts a scenic journey between Exeter and Barnstaple. Mid Devon is an ideal base for exploring the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, both of which have contrasting landscapes; from the ruggedness of Dartmoor, to the soft rolling hills of Exmoor nudging the North Devon coastline. The nearby town of Crediton is well worth a visit for its attractive main street offering a good mix of local produce, shops and a magnificent 15th century church, plus nearby there are several excellent family attractions including Waie 2 Play, Exeter Sculpture Walk and the Devon Railway Centre with interactive displays and unlimited train rides. A stay in Copplestone offers a fun filled and active countryside holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas