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Shilstone Lodge

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Chagford, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved our stay at Shilstone Lodge, the lodge was very clean and had every thing you would need."

    There were fresh flowers and more important scones, cream and jam, the scones were the best I've every tasted. It was great to find out a little about farming from John and Jill. Hopefully will be able to get back there soon.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Apr 2024

  • "Comfortable, warm, friendly."

    Beautiful location. Lovely owners. We were lucky enough to be around during lambing.

    Reviewed by June5.0Mar 2024

  • "Everything was great."

    From beginning until the end. :) Our workers who have stayed here were really happy and enjoyed their stay. We will certainly come back!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Feb 2024

  • "Shilstone Lodge was perfect, could not be faulted in any way."

    Very friendly owners and so many generous welcome touches. Cream tea, Prosecco, flowers in the rooms. We enjoyed some wonderful walks in good weather and are hoping to return soon.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely property."

    Spacious rooms and comfortable, particularly the bed and well equipped with everything one might need. Some nice unexpected finishing touches. Flowers in the rooms, a cream tea on arrival plus treats for our dog and water and feeding bowls in the hallway. The hosts were friendly and welcoming. We can't recommend this property highly enough. We have stayed in a lot of holiday cottages over the years and this is at the top of the list.

    Reviewed by Kane5.0Jul 2023

  • "Shilstone lodge was absolutely fantastic, we loved every minute."

    The lodge was exceptionally clean with everything you need for a relaxing time away. John & Jill had even left new shower gels in each shower, freshly made scones, cream & jam and also Prosecco for our arrival which was very much welcomed. There was a beautiful bunch of lilies & roses left in the living area and freshly cut roses in each of the bedrooms. Tea, coffee & sugar were also left. The location was very peaceful in a farm yard sounding way

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful surroundings."

    The cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable.

    Reviewed by June5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very lovely holiday accommodation."

    Spotless and very well decorated and fresh flowers were a lovely welcome .also the afternoon tea was very welcome .lovely quiet location.Beautiful surroundings and lovely walks we even saw deer in the background on one walk .the hosts were very pleasant.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent holiday home, well furnished we absolutely enjoyed the stay with the welcome drink and scones."

    Better to have a faster wifi and bigger TV.

    Reviewed by Vijay5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was wonderful accommodation in a tranquil setting."

    It was a very peaceful place with lovely hosts. We would not hesitate to recommend this location to anyone looking for a quiet getaway.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "Property owners were very friendly and welcoming."

    The property was lovely and the owners supplied us with a Christmas tree, decorations, a bottle of Prosecco, cakes and lots of other little extras which were gratefully received. We had a very comfortable stay with everything we needed plus more. Would come again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2022

  • "Everything was great except for the microwave which is too high up to place food in safely."

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Nov 2022

  • "A spotless, spacious and well-equipped property in a really peaceful location."

    The woodland and lake are lovely and the hosts very generous. We felt so relaxed after our week at Shilstone Lodge!

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage and the cream tea, wine and doggy treats were much appreciated."

    Peaceful and beautiful location. We enjoyed being able to walk in the private woodland. Have already recommended to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cottage/lodge, very luxurious and comfortable."

    Extremely well equipped and in a beautiful and secluded setting. Will definitely aim to return in the future. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really enjoyed another stay in this well situated holiday home."

    Cream tea on arrival and fresh flowers in every room are a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is fabulous accommodation."

    Everything about it is just right. It is set in beautiful woodlands overlooking a historic lake and with views across the fields to the moor. It is a recent conversion and all is new and spotless and of high quality. There are lots of nice little touches too, like the fresh cut flowers. So thank you Jill and John for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely lodge - very well equipped -"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely setting, overlooking a lake (old tin mine)."

    Quiet, lots of bird life, and loved the close proximity to Chagford. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by June5.0Mar 2022

  • "We loved our stay here."

    The property was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Jill and John did everything they could to make us feel at home including a welcoming cream tea on our arrival plus fresh flowers and a bottle of wine. The views were magnificent from the kitchen but sadly they weren’t able to influence the weather which was very wet!!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very good accommodation with a number of extras provided by host."

    One of the best self-catering cottages we have stayed in. Certainly hope to be able to make a return visit.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Feb 2022

  • "A high spec lodge tucked away on the edge of Dartmoor."

    Little touches like fresh flowers and a cream tea on arrival topped it off. Fabulous place and owner, would highly recommend for peace and tranquility.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Jan 2022

  • "Very clean, well equipped and quiet accommodation."

    A lovely place to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "What a fantastic lodge!"

    The owners were amazing and how well equipped it was. Clean, tidy and great amenities. A perfect home from home. Perfect local area for exploring and an even better base for the surrounding. Would highly recommend and certainly stay again

    Reviewed by Jake5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely stay in a lovely property - there was everything we needed for our stay and we hope to come again next year"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2021

  • "It's not often anything truly exceeds expectations but, wow, this place did just that."

    From the homemade 'welcome' cream tea, fresh flowers, tea/coffee/milk supplies to the hospitality shown by the owners (Jill & John). We would absolutely recommend and would not hesitate in booking with Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2021

  • "If you go walking on the hills be aware that there are Adders in the bracken and ferns and sometimes sunbathing on the boulders (!"

    ) If you are worried about driving on twisty narrow roads and about scratching your car when your mirrors are in the hedges down the narrow lanes this is not the area of Devon for you We forgot to fill out the visitors' book but we would give a glowing report.

    Reviewed by Mina5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had a warm welcome by the owner Jill & John and lovely homemade baking on arrival and fresh flowers ."

    The lodge was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for our stay, was well thought out down to the dog treats and bowls for your furry friend. The surrounding area was so tranquil and relaxing a hidden gem. Our 4yr old little boy absolutely loved been surrounded by all the animals on the farm , would highly recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely property - spacious, well-appointed and welcoming extra touches from the hosts including a cream tea on arrival and fresh flowers in every room."

    There is plenty to do locally around Chagford, and the location is a good base from which to explore south Devon.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was very clean and well equipped ."

    All seating and bed very comfortable and there were large powerful showers and plenty of storage space .

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful secluded quiet location - ideal for exploring south Devon and north Cornwall"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2021

  • "We found the property very well equipped and extremely comfortable."

    The views over the surrounding countryside were splendid. We hope to return towards the end of the year.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "We highly recommend Shilston Lodge the owner has taken great care to lovingly decorate and carefully consider what is required to ensure you have a relaxing, comfy, stress free break!"

    The warm welcome of homemade scones, milk in the fridge and a little something for the dog was enough to make us feel at home for the week. The kitchen was well stocked with good quality utensils, we could have easily made a roast if we wished. Beds were comfy with soft clean linen, and towels nice and fluffy. Good hot showers too! The property was spotless with plenty of handwash/antibac. The location of the lodge is perfect for exploring the local area, and getting out onto the moors. We had a truly wonderful break in one of the best cottages we have stayed to date! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very nice clean tidy cottage great views and lake on doorstep good pub in chagford nice local walks and seaside not far away great stay would recommend to anyone thank you for a great week malc and linda."

    Gilbert Also must not forget Ellie our Bernese mountain dog had a great time Thanks

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Oct 2020

  • "We absolutely loved this property Comfort, cleanliness, location were everything we hoped for and the owners were so friendly."

    Will definitely return at some point

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2020

  • "What a well appointed cottage, everything that was advertises and more, including a dishwasher!"

    Very happy with the accommodation. A few problems with the Wi-Fi, but the cottage owners works so hard to sort it out, and it as all sorted as soon a possible. Very clean, and gave a safe feeling, with all that is going on at this time. thank you to them for our stay.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2020

  • "A truly wonderful."

    Cottage in beautiful surroundings. Using Sykes to book was so simple and great customer service. I will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Freeview TV and DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture and access to 120-acre natural and woodland grounds shared with owner
  • One well-behaved dog welcome to be kept on lead at all times
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: The fishing lake which is within the grounds is for private use if booked in advance with the owner
  • Note: There is livestock on the farm including sheep and cows, and guests may come across free range chickens
  • Note: Children should be supervised
  • Note: This property is accessed via 7 steps

The property

Situated in a quiet, rural location on the owner's 120-acre working farm within Dartmoor National Park is this delightful cottage, Shilstone Lodge.

Enjoy relaxing within the lovely open-plan living space, where charming cottage style comes together with contemporary features.

Beneath the ceiling beams, rustle up delicious food in the country style kitchen with views out to the countryside beyond from the windows.

A pretty dining area lies next to the kitchen, as well as the sitting area presenting plush seating so you can relax after a fun-filled day.

The ground floor is home to the king-size bedroom, an elegant space with feature wallpaper and plenty of storage, as well as a shower room.

Head up into the sloping eaves and find the second bedroom, with two single beds and an en-suite shower room offering another homely spot and more wonderful views.

You can enjoy sitting out on the decking with a morning coffee as you wake up to the sound of the countryside around you, with your own lawn space to make use of too.

Guests have access to the 120-acre grounds and with prior arrangement with the owner, you can try a spot of fishing in the lake on site.

Good food lovers will be spoilt for choice with the range of restaurants and pubs found in the picturesque town of Chagford and the many picture perfect villages nearby.

Walkers too will love the choice of moor and river walks nearby.

Stroll along the Teign Gorge to Castle Drogo, a National Trust-owned country house designed in a medieval style with beautiful grounds to explore.

From there journey on to the Fingle Bridge Inn for a hearty pub lunch on the banks of the River Teign.

In the summer months, Chagford Swimming Pool, an open-air river-fed public pool is a brilliant place to spend a sunny day.

As well as being within reach of east and south Devon golden sandy beaches and more pretty towns to see, Shilstone Lodge is a perfect pick for a Dartmoor stay.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Okehampton 12 miles; Exeter 21 miles.

A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon. Chagford, one of the five Stannary towns of Dartmoor, is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs. Chagford also has more active facilities such as public tennis court and an open-air swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure. It is a town of great history, home to the Three Crowns Hotel which dates back to the 1200's. Chagford is well known for its culture, hosting film, literary and music festivals in the town as well as an annual running race, known as Two Hills Race. Just over 21 miles away is the bustling, beautiful city of Exeter for a different kind of break, definitely worth a visit. The charming, attractive town of Okehampton sits just 12 miles away.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas