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Woodpecker Lodge

(Ref. 1083099)

Butterleigh, Devon Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "This is excellent accommodation."

    A spacious lodge, well-equipped and comfortable. The rural setting is peaceful and out of the way. The owners are friendly. Tea and coffee, milk and eggs were waiting for us, along with cake. The farm sells lamb, pork and eggs. You don't really need to go anywhere. Even the internet is good. Criticisms? Well, the dessert spoons were a little small....

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Feb 2024

  • "Wonderful rural setting with great views Very friendly and welcoming ..."

    Wonderful rural setting with great views Very friendly and welcoming hosts Property clean, spacious and very well appointed with very well equipped kitchen

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Jan 2024

  • "Great property, Great views , peaceful and quiet place to stay , was left lovely goodies ie home made raspberry flapjacks milk wine and fresh eggs from the chickens on the farm lovely touch , we will definitely return to this property sometime in the future."

    It’s a great location to explore north or south Devon as you’re not too far from either.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a lovely break away for my partners birthday."

    Anne was lovely and came and saw us on our first day. We was greeted by homemade cake which was lovely and some little bits from the farm. The place is beautiful with stunning views. We hope to be back soon. Thank you so much Anne and Rob!!x

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic week in a beautiful lodge."

    Everything was perfect. Sue and David Levett.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2023

  • "A beautifully presented and well equipped eco-lodge - the best rental we have stayed in in the area."

    It is located in a picturesque region and run by very friendly, helpful owners. Anyone staying in Woodpecker Lodge will not be disappointed!

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Oct 2023

  • "An immaculate well appointed lodge that was everything we hoped for and more."

    Perfect for either visiting Devons many attractions or just chilling watching the sheep and listening to the birds. With everything you could possibly need and a wonderful welcome pack it was a truly great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Attended between 8th and 15th September 23."

    3 adults and one cavapoo. Before our holiday we was contacted by the joint owner Anne, who wanted to know if we wanted the beds made up separately or to zip them together to make big doubles. Plus wanted confirmation of our time of arrival and wished us a safe journey to Pound Farm. Arrival: The woodpecker lodge is very new ( built early 2023) and modern on the inside with everything you could want for a perfect stay. You can park a number of cars behind your wooden gates. In the kitchen it has everything you could want to make a sandwich to a roast dinner. Tall fridge freezer and dish washer. Both bedrooms are bright clean and good size. The two bathrooms are very clean and modern,with excellent hot water and pressure. One bathroom with walk in shower and the other with bath with over shower. Dinning room table for up to 6 people. Living area had a comfortable seating area which looks out onto the patio and the rolling fields. Large smart tv. Utility room with washing machine and sink and for putting your out door boots and coats. Underfloor heating which we didn’t need due to great weather we had. Large patio area with table and chairs and wicker furniture at one end, plus bbq. Views across the fields and the owners sheep. Wi-Fi very good. Mobile was a bit hit and miss which was nice not to keep getting phone calls :) Welcome pack of milk,tea bags,coffee,eggs,cake and bottle of wine, which was a very nice touch. Local pub Butterleigh inn is just a 5 minute drive or just a 10 to 15 minute walk. We had our Sunday roast there and visited for a evening drink which was very nice. Book in advance for Sunday roast. Overall: This is a fantastic clean modern lodge with super friendly and helpful owners Anne and Rob. Set in a peaceful location with great views of the countryside. I would highly recommend to anyone,and we are already looking to possibly go back in 2024 with my parents. Top tip: we ordered our food supplies on line with Tesco,s who delivered the next day to our lodge.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Idyllic setting."

    Fabulous lodge well appointed. Needed a chill out week and we got it !! Perfect weather.Here you can do as much or as little . Fantastic hosts

    Reviewed by Valentine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Extremely friendly owners, welcome cake, wine, eggs from their farm and plums."

    Peaceful location. Lots to do on the area. Everything you could need is provided. Highly recommend xxxxx

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect location in the heart of Devon, the lodge is beautiful, clean and everything you could need is included."

    Tiverton is approximately 15 minutes away and has an M&S food hall which was perfect to stock up on food when required. The owners are lovely and showed us around the farm which was lovely with sheep and cows. I would definitely recommend the lodge to anyone, we had a really enjoyable and relaxing stay

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely lodge with amazing views of the countryside, and it was a lovely place to stay on holiday whatever the weather."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very relaxing stay and many thanks to Rob and Anne for providing such attention to detail in what is a beautiful log cabin."

    10/10 and highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderfully appointed, presented and spotlessly clean holiday accommodation ..."

    Wonderfully appointed, presented and spotlessly clean holiday accommodation With all the comforts of home We will definitely be back next year

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Nothing to complain about at all."

    The house and hospitality was fantastic. Thank you again for having us

    Reviewed by Kris5.0May 2023

  • "Woodpecker Lodge is set in a very beautiful and idyllic location."

    If peace and tranquillity is what you are after for your stay then this lodge will be perfect for you. On arrival to the Lodge we were welcomed with delicious homemade banana and chocolate cake, gin & tonic, milk and free range eggs from the farm which was a lovely gesture, we also had baby lambs in the field outside the lodge which was wonderful to see and hear! The accommodation itself was absolutely spotless and had all of the necessities that you could possibly want for your stay and more! Anne and Robert have definitely gone above and beyond when building the lodge and making your stay perfect. With regards to food, we took a walk to the Butterleigh Inn for an evening meal, all of their delicious food is homemade and the land lady is extremely welcoming. We also drove to the Fisherman's Cot in Bickleigh and had a great Sunday carvery, would highly recommend both pubs. We will certainly be returning to Woodpecker Lodge for another fabulous stay, Thank you Anne and Robert, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cosy, spacious property with everything we needed."

    We loved watching the lambs in front of the lodge. Very warm friendly hosts who left us some excellent goodies on arrival which was much appreciated. Plenty to do in the area & lots of dog walks.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful short break at Woodpecker Lodge, Pound Farm."

    Anne and Rob are great hosts with many years experience, ensuring our stay was the best it could be. If you’re lucky and time your stay right, you may get to see a lamb being delivered. Butterleigh is an excellent location for exploring Devon. Do walk to Bickleigh and enjoy lunch at Bickleigh Mill. Dinner at the Butterleigh Inn is not to be missed and the the walks around Dulverton are a joy. My wife and daughters are already planning next year’s Easter break.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2023

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility with washing machine
  • Eco underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and grill, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Wraparound decking, patio furniture, gardens, open countryside
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at a charge of £25
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.4 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: This property is on a working farm with a busy lambing season between Jan and April, so dogs must be kept on a lead around the property at all times
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed
  • Note: There is a stream at the bottom of the paddock so children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Sorry no charging of electric vehicles at the property

The property

Tiverton 3.6 miles.

Within a short walk of the idyllic rural village of Butterleigh near Silverton in Devon, Woodpecker Lodge is an immaculately-presented holiday lodge which is perfect for a family holiday or for couples travelling together.

The property is situated on an 80 acre working family farm which has been in the same family for three generations and depending on what time of year you visit, you'll be able to observe farming life at close hand; March and April are great times to visit when lambing season is in full swing!

Your holiday begins as soon as you park up in the ample off-road parking area and breathe in the fresh Devon air and take in the captivating countryside views.

Unload your bags with ease, walk into this beautiful property, kick off your shoes and make the most of the underfloor heating.

The open-plan living space creates a truly welcoming ambience with a good-sized sitting area housing a stylish corner sofa positioned in front of the Smart TV and patio doors boasting stunning rural views so you won’t be short of things to look at!

The designated chef will be delighted with the sleek, contemporary kitchen which is fully fitted with everything needed to create delicious food for the whole family.

Pull up a stool at the breakfast bar, pour yourself a drink and keep the chef company, before taking a seat at the large dining table.

If the glorious Devon sun is shining then step outside onto the wraparound decking and enjoy some time alfresco, watching the sun go down over the countryside and really getting into the holiday vibe.

All that fresh air will have tired everyone out so choose from either the super-king or twin bedrooms which both have patio doors leading outside and both of which are elegantly presented.

With an en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom and a family shower room, there’s no need to worry about queuing for the bathroom in the morning.

Waking up at Woodpecker Lodge is a joy with the sights and sounds of the countryside on the doorstep so after a leisurely coffee on the decking, you’ll be raring to explore the delights of the Devon countryside.

Enjoy walks and hikes in the surrounding countryside or head into the nearby village of Silverton and the town of Tiverton which both offer a taste of a quintessential English life with traditional pubs, independent shops and historical buildings to admire including Tiverton Castle and Tiverton Museum as well as the Grand Western Canal with it's horse-drawn barges.

Family attractions to enjoy in the local area include Wildwood Escot, Yarak Birds of Prey, Devon Railway Centre, and the Bear Trail in Cullompton.

The pretty village of Butterleigh is within walking distance and the Butterleigh Inn is a popular choice for a meal out or an evening tipple. Further afield, The Fisherman’s Cot at Bickleigh also comes highly recommended.

For a taste of the fascinating history of the region visit the National Trust sites at Killerton House and Gardens and Knightshayes Court. Exmoor National Park is within easy reach. Or visit the beautiful coastline of south Devon. The city of Exeter is just a twenty minute drive, featuring an impressive cathedral together with a wide variety of eateries, independent stores and high street shops.

For a memorable family holiday in a simply sublime rural setting, Woodpecker Lodge ticks all the boxes.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

BUTTERLEIGH

Silverton 4.9 miles; Upexe 4.9 miles; Cullompton 5.6 miles; Exeter 11.4 miles.

Butterleigh, Devon is a beautiful destination for tourists looking to explore the great outdoors and rich culture of this quaint English village. The nearest shop and pub can be found in the town and civil parish of Tiverton. Visiting the Grand Western Canal Country Park offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy a peaceful stroll along the water’s edge, while those looking for an educational experience can visit the Tiverton Canal Co and Devon Railway Centre to learn about the area’s history. The Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life is a great place to discover more about the local culture, with interactive exhibits and activities for all ages. Alternatively, visitors can admire the grandeur of Bickleigh Castle and St Andrew's Church – two stunning historic sites and the National Trust's Killerton and Clyston Mill are also within easy reach from the village. Whether you're looking for relaxation or a cultural experience, Butterleigh is the perfect place for a memorable visit.

Note: This property is on a working farm so dogs must be kept on a lead around the property at all times.
Note: The garden is not enclosed.
Note: There is a stream at the end of the paddock so children must be supervised at all times
Note: Sorry no charging of electric vehicles at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season