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Stagsholt Lodge

Washfield near Tiverton, Devon (Ref. 18132)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room


16 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little cottage in the middle of nowhere."

    Very quiet and peaceful. Lovely host, were greeted with milk, wine and fresh eggs. It is a working farm with livestock, but was not as noisy as expected. Ideal break!!

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2021

  • "Stagsholt Lodge has Everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Located along some of Devons prettiest lanes and surrounded by beautiful countryside, it is a very peaceful place. Despite being joined to the hosts home, you feel incredibly private and have your own garden space.We particularly enjoyed watching the pair of great spotted woodpeckers feeding from the bird table. On the last day of our holiday, whilst out on a walk, I unfortunately broke my ankle. As Soon as Marion was aware of this the next morning, she went above and beyond, to provide me with cushions and pillows, in order that I might have a comfortable ride home. We thoroughly enjoyed our week up to then and hope to return again one day. Thank you.

    Reviewed by RalphJun 2021

  • "Beautiful location."

    Superb hosts. Warm comfortable quiet home. Lovely.

    Reviewed by GeoffApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage - with very nice welcome from the delightful owners who live next door."

    Plenty of little extras to start us off well. Owners available for help, advice and suggestions - but not at all intrusive. Tiverton closer, easier and quicker to get to than Sat Nav would suggest - but Stagsholt Lodge is still delightfully rural. A great location for a cosy, restful break. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2020

  • "We had a very enjoyable week we couldn't have asked for more."

    Stagsholt is in a gorgeous setting but difficult to find. The owners David and Marion are a lovely welcoming couple and supplied the cottage with lots of extras we didn't expect. Very nice place to stay and very peaceful we would recommend it and also being very central to explore different places to see.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2020

  • "Met all our expectations with the addition that internet access was available."

    The owners were next door and very friendly and helpful. To start us off some Eggs, tea, coffee, wine, milk etc were provided as an extra. David and Miriam were also helpful in providing advice on local places and recommending the beach at Combe Martin. The location on a farm seems remote but is central for a number of attractions and handy for walking on Exmoor while being restfully secluded. We had a delightful weeks break. Brian and maureen

    Reviewed by MaureenSep 2020

  • "The owners were extremely friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by KenSep 2020

  • "It was nice and relaxing the cottage was excellent and the people were very friendly."

    Lots of places to go.

    Reviewed by TrevorSep 2020

  • "We had a very restful stay."

    Mr and Mrs Elston made us very welcome. We were sorry to leave the cottage but hope to go back again. Idyllic setting and very relaxing.

    Reviewed by KathyAug 2020

  • "This cottage was central to everywhere we wanted to visit."

    It was peaceful even with the cows in the background. The owners had left us with nice little touches like flowers, wine, milk, and other bits. Would definitely stay there again!

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2019

  • "This was a working week for me but saying that the couple were fantastic they ..."

    This was a working week for me but saying that the couple were fantastic they greeted me on arrival and the cottage was excellent definitely will return

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "It was clean, new, and quiet."

    The owners were nice.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2018

  • "Cosy and comfortable."

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2018

  • "As the property is on a working farm it is in a very rural area which we loved, but some people would find the narrow country roads a bit of a handicap."

    However one gets used to them very quickly. The owners are very friendly but allow you absolute privacy as during our week there we met only on arrival and when we went to greet and thank them on departure. We simply loved the place.

    Reviewed by ColinApr 2018

  • "Had a very enjoyable holiday at Stagsholt , in a very quiet and peaceful location , soon got used to the narrow lanes , with only a fifteen minute drive from Tiverton."

    The owners , are on site to give useful advice , provided a welcome pack , including tea , biscuits and a bottle of wine , which made for a relaxing first night. A good location for visiting local National Trust properties , and not far from Exeter , north and south coasts.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2016

  • "Great place, which was well presented, we loved the quiet and watching the birds on the farm."

    The owners made us welcome and gave us good tips on the local area.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2016

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The property

Washfield 1.2 miles.

This cosy cottage annexe is attached to the owners' house, situated adjacent to a working livestock farm, in the rural tranquillity of the Exe Valley, close to the village of Washfield, to the north of Tiverton in Devon.

Reached along a series of narrow winding lanes, but easily accessible to a host of countryside highlights, this delightful cottage provides a peaceful stay for two.

With all accommodation on the ground floor, this lovely cottage offers an open plan living area, which includes a well-equipped kitchen with dining area and a cosy sitting area.

There's also a double bedroom and a shower room.

Outside is a lawned garden with patio at the front, from where you can watch a bit of farm life, whilst taking in the fresh air and listening to the birds.

From this charming cottage, a lovely cross-country footpath takes you to the pub at Stoodleigh, plus there are a number of other woodland walks close by.

Other activities include salmon fishing in the River Exe, when in season, and horse riding on Exmoor, which is only a 20 minute drive from this pleasant cottage.

With plenty of National Trust properties in the area, some fabulous villages and farm shops, this attractive cottage provides you with a real taste of rural Devon.


  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, 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
  • Front lawned garden with patio overlooking farm
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 4 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property is on a working livestock farm.

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About the location


Tiverton 4 miles.

Situated in the beautiful wooded Exe Valley to the north of Tiverton, the small rural village of Washfield provides a quiet retreat for the discerning holidaymaker. There are plenty of footpaths, fly fishing in the glorious clear waters of the River Exe and natural wildlife in the area, plus there are several National Trust stately homes and gardens within easy reach, including Knightshayes Court, a striking gothic mansion with extensive grounds. Tiverton, a large town just four miles away offers some interesting places in amongst the hustle and bustle of everyday life, including Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, which is one of the largest social history museums in the south west. Washfield is located only 10 miles from the rolling wild green hills of Exmoor, where you will find stags, streams and breathtaking scenery, along with the town of Dulverton and Dunster village. This is a perfect base for touring rural inland Devon, often missed by tourists heading for the coast.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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