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Lakeside Cabin

(Ref. 928393)

Sheldon, Blackdown Hills, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "We really loved the nature around,a good place to relax and to have some silence ."

    The cottage was ok but unfortunately for us the cleanliness was very superficially this time (despite the view ratings).Our bed linen was full of dog hairs( In a place you are not allowed with pets)so it was very surprising and not in a pleasant way! We had to take them out and give them a good shake !

    Reviewed by Darius3.4May 2024

  • "Looking at the cabin and its surroundings are lovely and exactly what we wanted, to escape from city life."

    The inside not so great. Was expecting it to be really cosy but there isn’t a sofa it’s two chairs that aren’t that comfy but the whole downer of our weekend was the bed. I like a firm mattress but that one is ridiculous. I didn’t know they sold mattresses so hard. Two nights were spent sitting in the armchair with a dining room chair for our legs to stretch out. If the bed and chairs were sorted it would of been a lovely weekend all round

    Reviewed by Aimee2.5Mar 2024

  • "What a fantastic few days we had, beautiful cabin by the lake, so peaceful and tranquil."

    The hosts were brilliant so helpful and kind. We would recommend this place to anyone.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2024

  • "A wonderful gem in an idyllic setting."

    I caught my very first fish (Trout) on a very rainy day, a stone throw from the cabin’s front door. The cabin was warm, snug and well equipped. We really appreciated the list of items to bring to ensure a comfortable stay. We would definitely return. Thank you for being a great host.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2024

  • "Absolutely disgusting if you wish to stay in a dirty mouldy cabin this one is for you."

    Not to mention the used dirty stained smelly bedding and towels. And if smells are your thing then the cabin itself smells foisty. Also there is no bathroom curtain on the window so if you care to risk the shower or toilet do so. We lasted 20 mins if that In the cabin and went elsewhere. Not to mention the owner was rude on our arrival asking why we were late at 3.30pm after an 8 hour drive. Avoid at all cost not as advertised.

    I'm sorry that you feel disappointed however I do not accept this version of events or condition of the cabin. The next occupants gave 100/100. I was welcoming, directed you the cabin and politely suggested the use of a fire pit unwise due to the imminent storm. You are free to arrive at any time after 3pm as advertised, as the accommodation is not hosted. There is no reason for me to mention any arrival time or of being late. Your original complaints were responded to promptly and an inspection revealed that nothing further was required. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma1.3Dec 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in what is a very tranquil and relaxing setting."

    Breakfasts and evenings spent overlooking the lake, watching for the abundant wildlife were an excellent start and end to our days out. No light or noise pollution ensured a good nights sleep. Would stay again and recommended without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Oct 2023

  • "Excellent place to stay for a total chill out, absolute utopia if you like fishing."

    Good base if you wanted to go further afield and explore Devon Would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Whilst for myself."

    The fishing was most enjoyable it has to be said that maybe there could be a few improvements with regards the approach to the cabin. With health and safety in mind, the small bridge has inadequate handrail to both sides and in wet conditions the wooden planks are rather slippery , not much lighting here in the dark. The steps on the cabin also can be slippery when wet. Also a suitable handrail is missing Maybe by tacking chicken wire to the treads would solve the slippery steps. I would have appreciated some sort of interaction/conversation with the owner . Wasn’t welcomed on arrival not even goodbye on us leaving

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Aug 2023

  • "Had the most amazing holiday, beautiful surroundings and so peaceful, the cabin was just perfect, would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our cabin ok, A handrail to the front door for us oldies would be nice, and a four slice toaster!"

    ! We missed not having a clock on the wall too, but this is nit picking I know. Thank you for a nice holiday.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful place, so peaceful and a cosy cabin."

    We loved our week here and wil definitely be looking at coming back. A much needed reset for us both.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Apr 2023

  • "Our 4th time andwe would recommend this cabin to everyone,the owners are ..."

    Our 4th time andwe would recommend this cabin to everyone,the owners are friendly and one couldn't beat the view, we will be back

    Reviewed by Loraine5.0Mar 2023

  • "If you want to recharge your batteries this quiet rural well appointed cabin is the place to stay, it is most relaxing with it's lovely situation."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "By far the cleanest place I've stayed in"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Mar 2023

  • "Tranquil setting, enjoyed the week without the distractions of normal busy life."

    Lovely cabin with all that we needed for a restful week. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful surroundings and the perfect get away to relax couldn’t have asked for anything else."

    Would definitely return amazing place to stay.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent had a lovely couple of days away, very peaceful"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jan 2023

  • "Could do with a new mattress and more comfortable arm chairs"

    Reviewed by Colin3.8Dec 2022

  • "We absolutely loved the little lodge by lake and the location was perfect and very peaceful, we loved listening to the wildlife particularly at night when the owls were active."

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning place from a city break."

    Pictures advertised aren't doing any justice. This place is far more beautiful

    Reviewed by Indu4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cabin, very peaceful and secluded, gorgeous view over the fishing lake."

    Only 2 minor points, needs a blind in the bathroom or a frosted glass window installed Didn't have a cheese grater

    Reviewed by Paul4.1May 2022

  • "We had a great stay here for the last week."

    Really great little location & photos really don’t do it justice. We was pleased with the room sizes, great shower and always happy if we have heating in the cabins! Owners was really helpful on our first morning, recommending places to visit around Devon but other than that, we didn’t not see them. Location is just great. We loved sitting outside in the evening listening to all the birds. Not great phone signal but we did manage to get some in the cabin - quite slow though. TV was a nice feature. Really helpful with loads of leaflets to help plan our trip. Overall great stay. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Harry3.8Apr 2022

  • "This is a good place to stay."

    Note that what’s in the tin is correct information given. This is a nice place to stay if you want to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of every day live. Mobile phone connection is very low so being here is great for you if you like this kind of life. This place is very quiet and peaceful. About 10/15 mins from the local town. Keepers cottage is very nice and food we had was very very nice and staff very nice and polite.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "A more idyllic, relaxing and fabulous 'get-away-from-it-all' cabin would be hard to find."

    I thoroughly enjoyed my two weeks resetting and recharging my batteries. Rob (the owner) is a genuinely great host. If I needed anything he was more than happy to help, but also respected my privacy at all times. The location is perfect with wildlife, walks and woods on your doorstep. If you want a break the hustle and bustle of city life the Lakeside Cabin is the perfect place. I will be returning.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jan 2022

  • "Thank you we really enjoyed our stay."

    We hope to return again in the summer. There was no curtain or blind on bathroom window and I think the bathroom sink was to small apart from that it was a great place to stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Dec 2021

  • "My wife and I are not into fishing but even so the lake was a great view from the front windows."

    The lakeside cabin has all the basics for your needs. We stayed in November and found the cabin very warm and cosy. Plenty of good walking close by, a very peaceful relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Nov 2021

  • "A great place to relax, fish (or not fish), read a book and drink wine with a lake view."

    Perfect for those hoping to get off-the-grid for a short while. Just what the doctored ordered! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Loretta3.8Oct 2021

  • "Friendly, accommodation perfect and clean."

    Fishing is good would recommend a holiday for anyone. Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2021

  • "Magic,best kept secret for winding down,Rob and Ginny are the best, lots of ..."

    Magic,best kept secret for winding down,Rob and Ginny are the best, lots of quality trout and lovely bird life We will be back again Thk you

    Reviewed by Loraine5.0Oct 2021

  • "This cabin is in an excellent position right by the lake."

    The road to the site is a typical Devon road, but not a problem if you take care.

    Reviewed by Edwin4.4Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in the lakeside cabin for our wedding anniversary idyllic settings for a romantic break"

    Reviewed by Hazel4.1Sep 2021

  • "Great place to get away from the hussle and bussle of life."

    Friendly owner willing to help. Very tranquil exactly as descriped ont he web site. What could be better than watching the trout jump/ opportunity to fish/ reading a book with limited hassle of the emails and messages disturbing the quietness. Great pub at Broadhembury new owners very friendly, nice food and spacious including garden.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Not clean at all, starting with kitchen, cooking oil was left all over on cooker, frying pan was greasy, kitchen tap needs to be replaced, very hard to open and close, so many times hot water burnt us."

    Sofas: might as well just sit on the floor. When sit in the sofa, you go down to the floor anyway. Bedroom: mattress should have been changed long ago, not a single good night sleep. Dust and dirt gathered in all corners, like never been broomed or mopped. Wash room sink is so small that, it hard to wash one hand in it and there's no tap in shower area. If you just want wash you face, you still have to take clothes off to get into shower. Cabin is in a good location

    I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay. I have checked the areas of concern as I take your comments seriously. I cannot find faults with the armchairs, mattress, taps, sink or shower. The water temperature is set to normal temperatures and the taps allow mixing to desired temperatures. The cleaning regime was carried out and the floors vacuumed and steam cleaned as usual. Again I am sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. Regards, Rob Snaith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iqbal1.3Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful cabin set in beautiful peaceful grounds ."

    Owners was welcoming and helpful.Cabin was well equipped with everything you need , bed a tad hard for us . We required a well earned peaceful last minute break away and Lakeside was perfect for this . Will highly recommend and here’s hoping we can pop back and stay again . Thanks Kindly Hollies - Thomas & Theresa had a lovely stay .

    Reviewed by Theresa4.7Aug 2021

  • "We loved our stay at the Lakeside Cabin."

    The owner Rob and his son made us very welcome.The tackle shop onsite was very reasonably priced with a very good range of products .The trout were beautiful, great fighters and in very good condition, all credit to Rob's management. The grounds are gorgeous, peaceful with plenty of wildlife to see, deer, kingfishers, sparrow hawks, buzzards etc.The cabin was simple, clean , cosy and warm, good water pressure and hot water on demand (it might be time to upgrade the mattress as the bed was pretty hard).Limited mobile phone reception but possible in the cabin doorway and grounds. Easy drive to the coast (Seaton tram ride and Beer worth a visit )and well worth joining The National Trust pre trip for other local attractions. Overall, we had a great time, Rob was always on hand if required providing expert fishing advice and top tips for the local area. We look forward to returning in the near future. Thankyou for a great stay !

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jul 2021

  • "The chalet was in a beautiful setting surrounded by ponds and greenery very ..."

    The chalet was in a beautiful setting surrounded by ponds and greenery very quiet and peaceful just what we needed Ponds were full of fish and my husband enjoyed the fishing the owners were helpful and informative of local attractions and places to eat locally thank you

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Jul 2021

  • "Hollies trout lakes is a superb place if you wish to relax and just watch the world go by."

    Friendly and welcoming owners are always around to help, lend advice on fishing or just a friendly chat. Loved it

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic cabin, beautiful location and warm and cosy."

    It was a lovely holiday and felt very relaxed. The cabin was clean but there were a few little issues that stopped it being a 10/10. The water pressure was non existent so it was difficult to do the washing up or wash in the sink. The shower also went hot and cold and was a bit of a trickle so hard to wash. The mattress was also very hard. The living room was very comfortable and sell decorated. The kitchen was well stocked and easy to use. Overall, lovely place! Would recommend. Thanks! Kat

    Reviewed by Kathryn3.8May 2021

  • "An absolute haven for rest and relaxation."

    Rob the host was great and a big thanks to him and Chris for assisting with a fishing lesson. Did not want to leave . Thankyou .

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "My son and I stayed in this beautiful cabin for a week and were both sad to leave."

    The cabin was happy and comfortable and contained everything we needed. The owner and his son were friendly, helpful and very welcoming. Rob taught myself and my five-year-old to fish and had unending patience to fix things when we got it wrong and genuine joy when we got it right and landed fish. I would recommend this cabin and holiday to everyone and intend to return next year.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Aug 2020

  • "Rob who owns the property was always good for a chat & gave great local knowledge."

    He will readily sell fresh & frozen smoked trout at a great price, He maintained the property to a high standard. The ONLY downside was there was no wall mirror which my wife would liked personally its absence did not bother me. Had a fantastic, restful & peaceful time, if you possess a fly rod & tackle take it if not you can hire equipment from Rob.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2020

  • "What an amazing setting."

    We enjoyed our stay immensely and will be back. The cabin was everything we expected and more. Spotlessly clean and cosy. The owners where friendly and generous with their time and fishing equipment.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2020

  • "Really beautiful location, and the owners were outstanding, nothing was too much ..."

    Really beautiful location, and the owners were outstanding, nothing was too much trouble, really relaxing, the Cabin was amazing, really comfortable and far exceeded our expectations, really clean and had all mod cons, my husband loved the fishing, and meeting really friendly locals was a bonus as well, highly recommend if you want a hassle free, chilled time away, we will deffinately be back

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Feb 2020

  • "We were happy with the setting and quiet nature of the cabin and we knew it wasn't the Ritz or anything, however."

    We felt the owner could have done better:- 1) The bed mattress was knackered and uncomfortable 2) There was no spare bedding to allow for people's sleeping preferences 3) The were no local maps, which would have helped us navigate the maze of local minor roads 4) The supplied tourist info was nearly all out of date 5) There were no instructions for the oven 6) The table and table mats were sticky

    Reviewed by Geoff3.4Sep 2019

  • "Absolutely Gorgeous location for a fisherman."

    Great fishing too, which isn't always the case, well stocked, good size. And when not fishing, simply a great place to chill out and relax. Rob was a brilliant host, exceedingly helpful. Will be back!

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2019

  • "I stayed at the cabin for 5 nights in June 19."

    It really is a beautiful and tranquil place. I loved the solitude in the evening. Its located perfectly for Honiton or Cullompton. Its got everything you need to be self-catering for your stay. It's great to watch the fly fishermen at the lake. When they go it's a lovely place for a stroll in the evening.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jun 2019

  • "The owners were welcoming and approachable, the accommodation, facilities and surroundings were as advertised and very pleasant however on the Sykes paperwork the address was inaccurate and the key collection details ambiguous."

    The owner had expected us to ring 48 hours in advance so that they could give directions as it is difficult to find and I read it as this was only necessary if we had a problem. The property is down very narrow country lanes and it would have been useful to have had some indication of this as it was quite intimidating for a "townie".

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely location, and, in spite of very 'iffy' weather, we had a lovely 'get away from it all' holiday Owners were very helpful, and made us feel at home."

    Location good for travelling to nearby towns. Facilities inside the cabin were spotlessly clean, and although fairly small, were perfectly adequate for a week (or two) We would consider using this location again in the future

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Apr 2019

  • "A cosey cabin, set in beautiful surroundings."

    Everything you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of life with the most amazing view to wake up to in the morning. I wouldn’t highly recommend this cabin and the owners are more than helpful. We will definitely be coming back again and again :)

    Reviewed by Bobbie-jade5.0Mar 2019

  • "This was the best, the location was superb, the Cabin had everything you needed, comfy bed, well equipped kitchen, great bathroom/shower, the kitchen/Living room was cosy & warm, the view from the window was a treat to behold,."

    We came away relaxed & happy.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2019

  • "No frills accommodation but with all essentials provided and warm."

    Excellent value for money. Owners helpful. A very peaceful location with a south facing verandah. Very pleased.

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2018

  • "Me and My Husband had a lovely stay at this property, the cabin felt very cosy and the surroundings were beautiful and so peaceful."

    Watching the mist rising off the lake in the mornings was a real treat and at night whilst sat on the veranda we could hear otters playing and other wildlife. The owner was friendly and helpful as to nearby shops etc upon arrival. There are so many stunning places to visit in Devon and the surrounding areas, well worth a visit!! :-)

    Reviewed by Reanne4.7Sep 2018

  • "Very basic but just what we wanted the only thing needed was info on local shop ..."

    Very basic but just what we wanted the only thing needed was info on local shop and pub other wise for us it was perfect

    Reviewed by Harold5.0Sep 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay There were a lot of fishermen around the lake from early until late however this was not a problem ."

    Such a tranquil place with friendly people and an array of wildlife. Great value for money we look forward to our next stay.

    Reviewed by Phillip4.1Aug 2018

  • "It was perfect exactly what we needed"

    Reviewed by Sonya5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cabin, quiet, clean and well equipped."

    Had a lovely time. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Will4.7Jun 2018

  • "Stunning Lakeside cabin, fantastic views which made for a completely wonderful holiday."

    Will definitely return!We had a most enjoyable and relaxing holiday and in a perfect position. Can't stop talking about it. Have no hesitation in recommending the property. We look forward to returning at a future date.

    Reviewed by Maysa5.0May 2018

  • "We loved the location and the cabin-rob the owner went out of his way to make us ..."

    We loved the location and the cabin-rob the owner went out of his way to make us enjoy ourselves lovely place to relax-we would like to come again

    Reviewed by Loraine5.0Feb 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric convector heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with FreeSat, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Covered veranda with furniture, leading to large lawned area and unfenced lake 15 yards from property
  • Trout fishing at lake open to the public 7am -5pm.(10% reduction for guests)
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking and no vaping
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: As this property is situated in a valley, there is no mobile reception
  • Note: Due to the unfenced lake, children should be supervised at all times
  • Note: Parking is 50 yards from the cabin and access is along a graveled path.

The property

Sheldon 0.5 miles.

A fisherman’s paradise!

A rustic lodge overlooking a beautiful lake and set in woodland within the grounds of the owner's trout farm, half a mile from the picturesque hamlet of Sheldon, and seven miles from Honiton.

In a peaceful rural setting, with just the birdsong and countryside sounds to interrupt the quiet, this lodge will appeal to nature lovers and fishermen alike.

With wood floors throughout, there is a sitting room with comfy sofas and views over the lake, a neat, compact kitchen and a double bedroom with shower room.

There is plenty of space around the lodge to sit and gaze out over the lake, or wander into the woods to spot the woodpeckers.

Surrounded by the Blackdown Hills, this is a fabulous area to explore on foot or you can drive into nearby Honiton, which is steeped in history, where you’ll find plenty of small independent shops, a magnet for antiques dealers and bargain hunters from all over the world, so you could spend hours browsing or bagging a bargain.

A stay in this countryside retreat will refresh and inspire you.

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About the location


Honiton 7 miles; Exeter 20 miles.

On the edge of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with deeply wooded valleys, lush green fields and winding country lanes, Sheldon is the typically peaceful and picturesque country hamlet. A collection of natural stone cottages, the village attracts those who love peace and quiet. Foxes, badgers, deer and a varied birdlife will share your stay here, and yet the Cathedral city of Exeter, with its shops, restaurants and good pubs is just a short drive away. Close at hand, too, is the Heritage Coast of East Devon and Dorset, with the beautiful fishing village of Lyme Regis making a splendid day out. Ottery St Mary, the coastal resort of Sidmouth and the lace-making town of Honiton are all within easy reach. The rocky tors and wild open spaces of Dartmoor, a must for anyone visiting Devon, are only 30 miles away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas