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Pipistrelle Lodge

Plymtree, Devon (Ref. 912196)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a fantastic weeks stay at this property."

    The owners were such a warm, welcoming couple for which nothing was too much trouble. The shared garden is beautiful with outstanding views over the surrounding countryside and the bungalow is roomy for two and adequately furnished.The location is central to many places of interest and within easy reach of the coast.

    Reviewed by PollyJul 2022

  • "We stayed for two weeks in July, during the heatwave - unfortunately, it was too warm/bright to spend time on the patio (unusual problem, I know!"

    ) Spacious property in a good location - ideal base for exploring the area. We liked the fact that the lounge area was well separated from the kitchen and the large shower room/toilet was not en-suite. The owners were friendly and welcoming, but left us to our own devices. The welcome essentials (bread, milk & butter) were appreciated. Sheets/towels were changed mid-stay, which was good. We would have preferred net curtaining on the bedroom windows - the bedroom is visible from the road (although there is a driveway in between and very little passing by), but a minor point. We also found the settee a little low for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it (and maybe return ourselves in the future) One tip - anyone wishing to dine at the local inns would be advised the check when they are open (quite a few only open a few days a week).

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2022

  • "Thank you Marilyn & Tony for a wonderful stay."

    Pipistrelle lodge is a great place to stop, very comfortable a real home away from home. Very convenient for local attractions and very peaceful after a day out. All you need is provided plus a few extra's to make you feel welcome.

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2022

  • "The owners were warm and welcoming and the bungalow was spotlessly clean."

    The village and it's surroundings were so peaceful and relaxing that the world stopped and we got off. Would recommend this bungalow to all and everyone. Really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by KevanJun 2022

  • "Hosts are really friendly and welcoming, they have the most fabulous garden which you are free to enjoy."

    Would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who would like a relaxing, peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2022

  • "Quite possibly the best place we have ever stayed at."

    Spacious accommodation with everything you could need set in a fabulous location with a spectacular view. Before you even venture out, the garden and patio that you have access to is lovely, and the owners make you very welcome indeed. The bird life is amazing and we spotted 18 species in the garden alone. It was great watching the woodpeckers feed then swoop down to the pond for a drink. In the village is a community run shop and friendly pub where the food choice is more than adequate if you don’t want to drive too far. The town of Collumpton is about 4 miles away with various shops, pubs and takeaways, and a Tesco and Aldi. There is so much to do in this part of the country that a week is simply not long enough. We can thoroughly recommend the National Trust properties at Killerton, Knighthayes and Coleton Fishacre where the gardens and scenery are stunning. Also the botanical gardens at Bicton are worth a visit. Treat yourself to breakfast at Fordmore farm shop and cafe just down the road, and a cream tea at the Old Well garden centre one junction up the M5. We will be back!

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful views and very warm and welcoming owners."

    We had a very relaxing holiday there.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "Lovely friendly people, are stay was perfect, lovely Lodge very clean and everything there you need and plenty of places to see."

    Look forward to going back.

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2022

  • "Great place lovely owners"

    Reviewed by AnthonyNov 2021

  • "Quality bungalow with amazing views."

    Reviewed by LisaNov 2021

  • "Very peaceful location."

    Property excellent very welcoming.Homely,outstanding views.

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2021

  • "Lovely location, amazing accommodation with very welcoming and friendly hosts."

    Also the added bonus of having a pub, which served excellent food, and a community shop within walking distance.

    Reviewed by DaphneSep 2021

  • "The comfort, excellent facilities, and beautiful views from the lounge and terrace."

    Also good facilities in the village - community shop, pub with takeaway and church.

    Reviewed by HeatherSep 2021

  • "Confiortable and spotlessly clean cottage, very friendly hosts, fantastic views."

    Great for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by TerenceAug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, spotlessly clean, and very welcoming."

    The owners were friendly and made us feel at home. What a lovely place to relax in and enjoy some really beautiful views.

    Reviewed by DJul 2021

  • "Lovely location bungalow was ideal for a perfect relaxing stay"

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "Pipistrelle Lodge is an immaculate and comfortable place to stay The accommodation is spacious and well equipped with a lovely view and access to a beautiful, well tended, shared garden."

    Reviewed by LindsayJun 2021

  • "Marilyn and Tony were lovely hosts."

    The house was very comfortable and clean and had all the home comforts you could hope for. The use of the really beautiful garden made it all the more perfect. Lovely central area for getting around, although walks just around the village area were great too. Pub just down the road does lovely food.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable and clean bungalow."

    Friendly owners. Beautiful views of countryside.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2021

  • "It is situated in a lovely quiet village with a local shop within 5 mins walk ."

    The views across the fields from the lounge are lovely and peaceful. We can highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by GranvilleAug 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country."

    Plymtree is sufficiently off the beaten track to be peaceful but is a convient starting point for lots of trips. The accommodation is spacious and the hosts extremely welcoming. The garden is idyllic, overlooking green fields and filled with birdsong.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, extremely good size rooms and excellent garden and patio shared with owners."

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2020

  • "We had heard it was an excellent holiday home and it really was."

    We were welcomed. Everything was spotless and we couldn't have wished for more. My husband is disabled and he was able to get around easily. An extra chair was provided in the shower space for him. He felt safe and secure in there too. Birdsong, peace and a lovely view were an added bonus. Come prepared for country lanes!

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week at Pipistrelle."

    So peaceful and calm, clean and tidy. The shower is excellent. The only drawback for me was the bed was rather soft.. I know that many people like a soft mattress so it is a case of personal preference....

    Reviewed by PatriciaFeb 2020

  • "This is an excellent holiday let and I feel that the write up doesn't do it justice it it much much nicer than expected."

    ..... big spacious and within easy access to all the sites and places to visit

    Reviewed by JanFeb 2020

  • "The owners were very friendly during my stay."

    The property was very clean and well fitted out with everything I needed for my stay.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2019

  • "Pipistrelle Lodge is beautiful and we cannot wait to return there."

    It is without doubt the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in; a spacious bungalow it offers comforts that far outweigh other holiday lets such as comfortable seating, heavy curtains, and a Hypnos bed. From the sitting room window extensive views of the Devonshire countryside will take your breath away. Far from the madding crowds Pipistrelle is a place for rest and quietude where mind, body and soul is recharged and refreshed.

    Reviewed by PriscillaOct 2019

  • "Lovely location that was not too far from any given place."

    Very clean and comfortable. Lovely owners who were very welcoming but not overbearing. Fantastic views with access to garden and patio with no restrictions. Off road parking in front of location. Already paid deposit to visit again next year. 10/10 from us on this one.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2019

  • "This is the nicest lodge we have ever stayed in."

    It was spotless and we wanted for nothing even the wifi was great. The owners Marilyn and Tony were fantastic, giving us local information, places we might like to visit and providing us with a welcome pack which exceeded our expectations. Nothing was too much trouble and they made us feel very welcome. We will definately be returning.Thankyou

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2019

  • "Property advised WiFi, however connection was a bit hit and miss."

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2019

  • "Beautifully clean, comfortable and well kept cottage."

    Owners cottage is attached but completely separate, not intrusive at all. Shared patio and full use of the garden. Lovely views from the lounge window and bird feeders to watch many varieties of birds that come to eat the seeds and nuts. Very helpful and ready to answer any questions if needed. Lovely quiet village with small shop and pub serving delicious evening meals. Lots of things to see and do in the area as well as walks straight from the door. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2019

  • "Building work noice Interrupted our peace for two days."

    Buildet on the sight making noice from 10am to 7.00pm. This was not Expected and was not told to us earlier otherwise we would have not postponed our holiday hrnce it would be appropriate to refund our money for those two noisy days. We sent you an text 4 days ago and No body have yey bothered to contact us listening to our complaint. Disappointing.n

    Reviewed by S.Apr 2019

  • "This cottage was immaculate, clean, comfortable and the owners were very nice."

    We love the bird feeders outside the window and the views. The community shop five minutes walk away was an added bonus, basic items and much more. The Blacksmith Arms is only open in the evenings weekdays Saturday midday and evening and Sunday lunch. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by GinnyFeb 2019

  • "We loved the accommodation, which was spacious, comfortable, warm, very quiet and well-equipped."

    It was good to have 2 TVs, which allowed us to watch different programmes at the same time. The owners are very pleasant and kindly provided a number of food and drink items. There was a nice view across the fields. We saw lots of different birds and it was amusing to see squirrels trying to reach the bird feeders. We did a lot of walking, some of it on way-marked field paths but much of it on very quiet lanes. We ate twice at the village pub, which was very good, and once at The Merry Harriers at Westcott, which was excellent; this was an easy 2½ mile walk along the quiet lane. We visited Killerton Park and Gardens (National Trust) and did a pleasant 4 mile walk. The weather was dry the whole time, which was good for January.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2019

  • "The Owners could not have been friendlier or more helpful and dealt with any problems extremely well."

    The cottage is superb and set within a delightful village.

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2018

  • "Probably the best Sykes cottage we have been in."

    Lovely views, birds etc. Without doubt the best.

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2018

  • "The lodge was very spacious, warm, comfortable with beautiful views of the local countryside."

    The owners were friendly and very helpful and made us very welcome. The Village of Plymtree was attractive with a lovely old church. The only problem was the local roads are very narrow and difficult with oncoming traffic especially large lorries but most drivers were sensible we avoided any accidents. Being National Trust members we visited most of the local homes in the area as far away as Plymouth. Up until the last 2 days the weather was warm and sunny but then Storm Calann arrived and the wind blew all the leaves from the trees which up until that point were changing colour and looked wonderful. All in all we enjoyed our trip and stay.

    Reviewed by RayOct 2018

  • "It was our second visit to this super first class bungalow."

    Exceptionally clean, well furnished and warm. It was a joy to return. Home from home and the owners are lovely people. Very suitable for disabled as I was and the bathroom was fine.

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2018

  • "Tony and Marilyn provided the best-equipped holiday cottage we've ever stayed in - also spotlessly clean, which isn't always the case!"

    Wonderfully peaceful too, whilst still being well located for days out in Devon and Dorset. We had a wonderful week in Plymtree.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2018

  • "Lovely location lovely views across the countryside."

    Very peaceful and restful. Marilyn and mike who own the cottage are really nice and welcoming and very accommodating Even the people in the local shop and pub made us feel very welcome. Ideal location for traveling to popular places Would give this A* hopefully will holiday here again.

    Reviewed by BarryAug 2018

  • "This was a beautiful holiday cottage with outstanding views across the countryside."

    The owners went out of their way to ensure our comfort. Facilities were spot on for my husband who is disabled. Will definitely return and recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by PenelopeJul 2018

  • "Tony and Marilyn were very friendly and the property everything we expected it to be."

    Centrally located for where we wanted to go. Had a lovely relaxing, comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by AdrianJul 2018

  • "Wonderfull cottage ."

    Beautifull vieuw's. Very nice hostel. Everything thee. Recomment this place to friends and family. Spo't on. Had a wonderfulltime time.

    Reviewed by JoepMay 2018

  • "Marilyn and Tony made us feel very welcome and the bungalow is the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in."

    We loved watching the birds and squirrels on the feeder outside the living room window and sitting on the chairs on the patio enjoying the beautiful views of the countryside.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2018

  • "Lovely bungalow it was spotless and had everything you needed in it,the views are fab and we were left a welcome pack."

    Got to mention the bed it was so comfy and the owners are a lovely couple would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LorraineApr 2018

  • "A very warm welcome."

    A fabulous place with ourstanding views. Watching a woodpecker just outside the window alongside so many species of birds plus peace and quiet meant so much. The accommodation was spotless, no expense spared to provide exceptional comfort. The village has a community shop which had so many locally made produce. Everyone so friendly. The owners made our stay perfect.

    Reviewed by KathleenApr 2018

  • "Our second visit here."

    Very good cottage and owners. 10/10

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2018

  • "It is impossible to find a fault with this property or the owners Tony & Marilyn."

    It is a lovely place to stay for a quiet, relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by DianaJul 2017

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Owners very friendly and helpful. Home from home

    Reviewed by PaulineMar 2017

  • "The holiday was very relaxing in superb accommodation ."

    The owners of this property are to be congratulated on their excellent, and comfort that was provided. We definitely will be going back to Pipistrelle Lodge again.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2017

  • "Mr & Mrs Gould should be congratulated on the standard of this cottage: we shall be recommending this to our friends"

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2016

  • "We had a lovely holiday the cottage exceeded expectations."

    We will certainly be back again.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2016

  • "Our second visit and once again Marilyn and Tony made us very welcome."

    We love the setting and comfort of the cottage and there is plenty to do in the area.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2016

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at pipistrelle lodge, the location was fantastic for us, The Lodge had everything anyone would need, fully equipped and so comfortable and Beautiful Gardens, we had gorgeous weather when we were there and enjoyed the back garden to get a good suntan, Marilyn and Tony were a pleasure to meet and so friendly, we most definitely be back at the Lodge next year."

    Reviewed by InaAug 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and gas fire.
  • Biomass central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, 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
  • Patio with furniture plus shared use of garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Flat access mean this property may be suitable for wheelchair users, contact the owner for more details.

The property

A cosy ground floor, semi-detached cottage, attached to the owner’s bungalow, within a large beautiful garden in the small village of Plymtree, in the heart of Devon.

This Plymtree cottage, although attached to the owner’s bungalow, is completely private and set within an idyllic, rural location.

Boasting glorious far-reaching views of the surrounding fields, the cottage provides a peaceful country retreat, perfect for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

This spacious Devon cottage is set completely over the ground floor and hosts a delightful bedroom, a wonderful kitchen and a large living room with dining area, leading to a patio area, by a pond.

This tranquil spot is perfect for soaking up the sunshine, relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views and sound of birdsong.

In the quaint village of Plymtree you can find a pub within a short walk for a quiet drink after a day exploring Devon, with plenty more good pubs serving great locally-produced food within two miles.

There is also a community shop and the historic church, dating back to the 14th century.

Honiton is an easy drive away, renowned for a host of interesting antique galleries; perfect for a day of browsing and bargain hunting.

There are many wonderful walks around Honiton, the Blackdown Hills, Exmoor and the east Devon coast is just half an hour's drive from the cottage, providing fabulous places to spend the day at Sidmouth and Branscombe beaches.

This rural Plymtree cottage is easily accessible to a range of activities and perfect for exploring all that Devon has to offer.

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About the location

PLYMTREE

Honiton 8 miles; Tiverton 11 miles; Sidmouth 13 miles.

Plymtree is a delightful village in East Devon with plenty to offer it’s visitors. Lying in the valley of the River Culm the village is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and scattered farming villages. Plymtree is home to a local pub, The Blacksmith Arms, along with additional village pubs within two miles serving good food. Also of interest is the community shop, run by volunteers and the historic parish church of St John the Baptist. The church itself dates back to the 14th century and of great interest is the 15th century addition, the painted rood screen. In the churchyard gaze at the ancient Yew Tree, thought to be over 1100 years old and the inspiration for the village’s name. Plymtree is only a short drive from the dramatic 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. Resorts such as Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth are found along this stretch of coastline, and all have plenty to occupy their visitors. An easy drive from Plymtree is the cathedral city of Exeter with plenty of large shops, a wealth of museums, a theatre and many fabulous restaurants. Plymtree is also close to the rugged and unspoilt expanse of Exmoor National Park as well as the tranquil and beautiful Blackdown Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

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