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The Lodge

(Ref. 1085551)

Upexe near Silverton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just come back from The Lodge, 2 adults and 2 boys 9 and 12 and although it is a beautiful house and a has a large and stunning garden/s we didn't completely feel like it was a home from home."

    The owners were fantastic, extremely friendly and accommodating, we just wished there had been more basic items in the house, such as salt/pepper, tea, coffee, sugar, a brush for scrubbing potatoes, little things like that. We didn't realise we would have to bring absolutely everything from home as every holiday house we have stayed in has had these already, although this is not always the case as we understand now. It was not a huge problem as we went to Tesco's and bought some but it would have been nice to know this beforehand. The house itself was lovely and clean but the night storage heaters are very warm in the day, so we either turned them off or right down. We visited many places but it is a journey - 40 to 45mins to Exmouth and surrounding area. There are 1 track roads leading to the house and lots of pot holes around in that area of Devon. Some interesting things to do in the area and we enjoyed the gardens. A lovely house and surrounding area, very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.1Mar 2024

  • "My self and my partner and our little 5 year old boy loved our stay at The Lodge."

    Absolutely stunning inside and out we were certainly treated. Everything we ever wanted and more a house we could only dream of owning. We really did not want to leave. Certainly coming back again and hope to stay for longer. Thank you

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Sep 2023

  • "There was mice in the house."

    First night I saw one running and emailed the owner but she reassured us it can't be "resident". We were uncomfortable. The last night we found a dead one in the kitchen cupboard. The owner was very unapologetic. She said the mouse was maybe unwell! It just ruined our holiday and we couldn't even sleep. i couldn't remain downstairs at night. So no, I would not recommend this cottage, as I have never been in a house with mice before and very disappointed by how the owner ignored our discomfort.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Lodge. Regrettably, Sykes was not informed of these circumstances during your stay. Had we been notified, we would have promptly taken measures to rectify the situation and ensure your utmost comfort throughout your stay. It's worth noting that with rural properties such as this, it is not uncommon for various forms of wildlife to enter, especially during this particular season. We understand from the owner that only a single mouse was seen. No other signs of mice are present which indicate this is not an ongoing issue and this was likely due to harvesting ongoing in the fields surrounding the property at the time of your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ova1.6Aug 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week."

    Spacious house, well furnished, huge garden. Good location for getting to plenty of non-touristy parts of Devon. There were only 2 of us - if there were 6, I think some of the contents could be on the sparse side. Didn't do a full inventory, but there were probably only 6 knives, 6 plates, 6 bowls etc (8 mugs, but no cups and saucers). But from our point of view, it was great.

    Thank you for your feedback and glad you had an enjoyable stay at The Lodge. Having taken on board your comments we have increased the amount of crockery and glassware available at the house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property in peaceful location with wonderful garden."

    This was our third visit. Convenient for visiting our son in Exeter and with walks and places to visit nearby. Great farm shop within walking distance.

    Many thanks for the kind feedback. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely house and nice location (just a shame it rained everyday!"


    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "A really spacious and comfortable cottage with a beautiful garden, perfect for a very relaxing weekend."

    The property was cosy, had everything we needed and was absolutely spotless. A welcome cream tea on arrival was the icing on the cake. I would love to come here again!

    We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and you’re welcome back anytime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leisl5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at this lovely spacious, quiet and cosy house set in the lovely Devon countryside."

    The position was good for day trips around Devon and it was a bonus to be walking distance from The Exe Valley Farm shop and cafe which meant not having to find a supermarket! The owners were friendly and helpful and we would certainly stay again.

    We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, you are more then welcome make a return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in The Lodge, a spacious property with a very large garden, including a large pond."

    The owners were very helpful, especially when a fuse tripped and they made a special journey (they don't live nearby) to come and fix it. The cream tea on arrival was also very welcome! Plenty to do in the area, although it's a good hour's drive to get to Dartmoor and North Devon, but Exeter and the south coast is only 20-40 minutes away. The Aga takes a little getting used to but works fine and the property is reasonably well equipped, although a few more basics such as dishwasher and washing machine tablets, washing-up liquid, etc would be useful as it's a nuisance having to go out and buy them. Overall one of the best holiday properties we've stayed in.

    Thank you for such kind feedback, we are so glad you had a nice stay. I do apologise for the lack of washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets- this was an oversight as we do usually leave a supply of both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lez4.7Aug 2022

  • "The house was lovely, very quiet with a wonderful garden."

    We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for the feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x twin, 1 x child-sized bunk, 1 x king-size and en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with AGA
  • Utility with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Electric storage heaters with AGA
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Large, enclosed gardens with patio, lawn, pond, playhouse and bike storage
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking in property or within the grounds/ garden
  • Travel cot & Hi-chair available upon request
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: The pond is unfenced, and its bridge has been chained off due to it being unsafe so please do not walk over it, no swimming or fishing is allowed in the pond, limited areas of the garden are not for the use of guests and have been signposted as such, please always supervise children outside
  • Note: No ballgames or Frisby on the main side lawn
  • Note: this property does not accept party bookings
  • Note: Electric car charging not permitted
  • Note: Check-in days are Friday or Mondays only
  • Note: This property is for holidays only no worker or contractor bookings accepted
  • Note: Property is suitable for 4 adults and 2 children only.

The property

Thorverton 2 miles Silverton 1.5 miles.

Situated on a very quiet, country lane in Upexe near Thorverton, Devon you will find The Lodge, a fantastic, detached house with a wonderful spacious garden.

Enjoying wonderful views of the surrounding countryside in the picturesque Exe Valley, The Lodge makes for a great base for a family wanting the best of both worlds during their holiday, sited within easy reach of many exciting places including the North and South Devon coastlines, Dartmoor, and Exmoor.

A handy off-road parking space greets you on arrival, along with a lovely redbrick exterior.

Make your way inside to find a comfortable sitting room inviting you to feel at home the moment you enter the property.

Progress through the house to find a well-presented kitchen that boasts an oil-fired AGA range, where the chef of the group can cook up a storm; the space also features a dishwasher, making cleaning up an easy task, also provided is a separate induction hob and mini oven to provide a range of cooking options.

Just off the kitchen is the utility, where a washing machine and tumble dryer can be found, along with the fridge and freezer, enjoy meals in the dining room, where you can discuss the day's events with your loved ones as you tuck into a tasty treat. In the evening, wander upstairs to the first floor, where three thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms lie, the master features a king-size bed, and its own bathroom, a well-equipped room that is served by both a bath and shower, the latter bedrooms consist of a lovely twin room and a cosy room with bunks ideal for children.

The family bathroom is close by where you can enjoy a calming soak in the bath after a day filled with adventures.

The grounds are impressive, showcasing spacious lawns and an idyllic wildlife pond, where you can enjoy a morning coffee overlooking the tranquil waters.

Despite being tucked away in a quiet location, your amenities aren't far, with a well-stocked farm shop resting around half a mile away from the property, Thorverton is close by with two traditional country pubs with beer gardens serving good food, and the welcoming village of Silverton settled a little further away, where another friendly pub and convenience store are located.

There is so much to see in the surrounding area, with the National Trust property of Killerton to the south, a large manor home with access to the stunning Deodar Glen, along with the Bear Trail.

Quad World and Crealy Theme Park both are slightly further afield, where the adventurers of the group can enjoy a day packed with outdoor activities.

There are plenty of good country walks and scenic bike rides on the doorstep, in the surrounding Exe Valley.

A shed for outside bike storage is provided.

It is always worth visiting one of the many picturesque seaside towns situated within a comfortable driving distance.

Exeter is a short drive away with plenty to fill an enjoyable day, an ancient city home to a range of historic attractions, including the renowned Royal Albert Museum and a vibrant city centre, the city surrounds the River Exe, where you can go for an idyllic stroll, before enjoying some evening entertainment at the fantastic Exeter Northcott Theatre or Exeter Picturehouse.

Further south you can find the port town of Exmouth, the town is home to an extensive family friendly beach, the beachside nature reserve of The Maer and the popular park of Queen's Drive Space.

Devon is home to many more sights to see, with the Blackdown Hills and East Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty also resting within easy reach.

Create joyful memories with all the family at The Lodge.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Upexe 1.2 miles; Cullompton 5.7 miles; Exeter 8.6 miles.

Nestled in the heart of Devon, between two rivers, Exe and Culm, is the village and civil Parish of Silverton. Silverton is not only large in size and population, but is one of the oldest settlements in Devon, dating back to the Saxon times and is home to a 1,000 year-old oak tree. The village is home to the essentials guests need during a self-catering holiday, including The Lamb Inn, a popular pub serving tasty meals and local ale, as well as a well-equipped convenience store. Silverton also enjoys easy access to a range of sights, with the National Trust property of Killerton, a 1778 manor house, rests a short distance south from the village, and the living museum of Coldharbour Mill resting in the east. Many picturesque towns, villages and cities can be found settled around Silverton, including the nearby, bustling city of Exeter resting on the South Devon coast. Nature enthusiasts will also be pleased by the village's close proximity to Dartmoor National Park and several Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, from the Blackdown Hills to the Quantock Hills.

Note: this property does not accept Stags / Hens or similar party bookings.
Note: Electric car charging not permitted.
Note: Check-in days are Friday or Mondays only.
Note: This property is for holidays only no worker or contractor bookings accepted.
Note: Property is suitable for 4 adults and 2 children only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas