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Camellias at Magnolia Lake

(Ref. 1060805)

Mamhead near Dawlish, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place."

    .well located.owner welcomed us.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "A wonderful warm place to stay for a January holiday."

    Well equipped. Beautiful location with forest walks on the doorstep and easy access to beautiful Devon countryside and coast.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jan 2024

  • "We couldn't have wished for anything better."

    It was just what we hoped for but more. The kitchen had all we needed, the lounge and conservatory were ideal for sitting and enjoying the wildlife. And the bedroom , amazing. We would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2023

  • "What a gorgeous place to stay!"

    We had a herd of deer grazing right outside the window. My dog loved her woodland walkies as did I. The cottage had everything we needed and was very warm and comfortable. The only slight gripe was that the bathroom could get quite chilly at night. Thank you, we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Darrell4.7Oct 2023

  • "The best holiday we’ve had in years didn’t want to go home in the best location and clean"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a great place to stay!"

    The kids and I loved it, real throwback to the holidays of old, well worth a visit.

    Thank you for choosing Camellias for your holiday with your children here in Devon. So pleased you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. We would love to see you again. Best wishes to you and your family Diane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor4.1Aug 2023

  • "We have just returned from a very relaxing stay at Camellias at Magnolia Lake."

    Very tranquil setting in beautiful Devon countryside surrounded by an abundance of wildlife. Thank you Dianna for a very warm welcome. Hope to see you again.

    Hello to you, Thank you so much for choosing Camellias for your stay here in Devon. I so enjoyed meeting you after our interesting phone call before you came. I am so pleased you had a lovely stay with us here. I hope you can come again. With very best wshes to you Diane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful setting although cottage felt very cold dark and unwelcoming a few more heaters and brighter lighting."

    Also a sign at front gate indicating that magnolia lake cottages are there would have been useful.

    Hello, thank you for your feedback. As it is pictured, Camellias is located at the edge of a wooded area, the ideal place for a Log Cabin. I am sure when you turned on the heaters, in every room, and switched on the lights, wall lights, chandelier and spot lights, the cottage would have given you a very warm and cosy feeling. Nowadays with Google Maps, What3Words and navigators additional signs are no longer encouraged. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen3.4Sep 2022

  • "Thank you Diane for a wonderful stay."

    As promised we saw deer from the living room. It was magical.

    Thank you for choosing Camellias Cottage for your holiday in Devon. We are so pleased to hear from you that you enjoyed your stay and did have a good view of the deer in the gardens. We hope we can welcome you here again. Diane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2022

  • "Diane was a good host and the cottage had everything we needed for our stay."

    We understood before we stayed that the cottage was in the woods and it is a lovely setting. Not easy to find, especially at night, as signage to the property is non-existent but ok when we got used to it! As previous travelers have mentioned the cottage is dark. This is very true! Much better quality and brighter lighting should be installed to make the cottage more comfortable. Heating is by small plug-in electric heaters - 3 in total and they are not enough to ward off the late September chills.

    Reviewed by Christine3.4Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was just right."

    Although a little dark as it is nestled among the trees, the lights were adequate so it didn't affect our stay. We had a lovely time in that part of Devon. Lots to see and do even with crazy weather and good food around as well. Always important!

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage had a musty smell,very dark inside need to have lights on all the time ..."

    Cottage had a musty smell,very dark inside need to have lights on all the time ,needs branches cut off trees to let sunlight in ,

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Camellias is located on the edge of a wooded area as depicted on the website listing. This is a rural area and the trees are well maintained. I understand it was quite quite stormy and rainy during your stay so unfortunately was the weather unseasonably gloomy for your June holiday. There is a conservatory at Camellias that is light and airy and the light levels in the log cabin are quite good. As with all properties, it is always best to keep ventilated especially during a two week booking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Irene2.8Jun 2021

  • "Very Peaceful location away from the hustle and bustle of every day life."

    Reviewed by James4.7Jun 2021

  • "It was wonderful to experience Devon in Las Magnolias."

    It was exactly as expected, the place was clean and we had everything we needed. It is the perfect place to go and disconnect from the world, as there is barely no internet, which invites you to explore the surroundings or just enjoy the company of each other. There are plenty of things to explore, just ask Diane or her son for some recommendations. I would repeat again!

    Reviewed by Julia4.7May 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four-poster king-size, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • External utility
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Electric heating
  • Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, coffee maker, TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Garden with patio and furniture, charcoal barbecue (available on request from the owner)
  • Shared access to 18-acre grounds
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at an extra charge
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.6 miles
  • Note: No children under 8 years old, except babies under 2 years old
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: Bookings for any other reason than holiday/leisure are not permitted, this property cannot be used as private accommodation for work trips.

The property

Dawlish 5.1 miles.

Offering a serene setting for a rural break to Devon, Camellias at Magnolia Lake is a lovely single-storey lodge resting in Mamhead, near to Dawlish.

Set on 18-acres of private grounds along with four other properties, this timber cabin is perfect for three guests seeking to enjoy the delights of Devon, being within easy reach of the coast and the Dartmoor National Park.

Make your way into the spacious kitchen/diner where you'll find a large range cooker, complete with a gas hob and electric oven, you can rustle up some tasty treats here to be enjoyed at the dining table.

When you're ready to relax for the evening, settle on one of three plush armchairs in the quaint sitting room and watch the Freeview TV, with a DVD player and a CD player.

Enjoy a quiet moment to yourself in the bright conservatory, or in warmer months relish your own outdoor private patio with furniture, along with a gas barbecue available on request for summer afternoons.

A handy utility is reached by heading from the back door and under a sheltered passage, with a washing machine and a freezer, it's a great place for leaving wet gear.

Catch your rest in either the charming single bedroom, or the master king-size with an elegant four-poster frame, while the shared bathroom consists of both a bath with a handheld shower and a walk-in shower too.

Venture into the 18 acres of grounds around you and explore the beauty of Devon during a tranquil stay at Camellias at Magnolia Lake.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1060791, 1060804, 1060806, 1060807, together sleeping up to 20 guests.

Magnolia Lake

Five individual cottages set within 18 acres of private woodland and gardens close to the beautiful hamlet of Mamhead in an unspoilt corner of South Devon and amidst rolling countryside and stunning woodland areas. Tucked below the beautiful Haldon Forest; a haven for walkers, cyclists and wildlife the cottages at Magnolia Gardens offer wonderful rural retreats yet are easily accessible form the A380 which connects Exeter and Torquay. Ideally suited to groups of friends or families, this accommodation caters to a variety of group needs, there's no better choice for your escape to Devon. All of the cottages offer a homely and traditional interior, with woodburning stoves in three of the cottage offering an added warmth in the winter months, while their private gardens offer the perfect spot for alfresco dining and social gatherings in the summer, with all of 18 acres of beautiful grounds to explore too! On the southern border of Haldon forest and just below the Mamhead Sensory Trail and the Mamhead Obelisk, the cottages are well placed for those seeking a relaxing escape, with walking routes leading you past the landmark via dens and wooded trails to explore. For relaxed days out then the coast is a short drive away with Dawlish Warren offering a huge sweep of golden sand plus a wild bird sanctuary and nature reserve or explore Regency town of Teignmouth with its pier and sandy beaches. Both Dawlish and Teignmouth are home to a scattering of shops, pubs, restaurants, ice cream shops, cafés and so much more, there's sure to be something here for every kind of dining occasion. Take a day trip to Shaldon to discover the Shaldon Wildlife Trust and the Shaldon Botanical Gardens both making lovely spots for a leisurely stroll, or enjoy a family-fun day out at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, home to baboons, red pandas, crocodiles, wallabies and so much more, it's well-worth a visit. The adventure seekers will delight at the surrounding attractions of Ashcombe Adventure Centre, Go Ape Bullers Hill and Crealy Theme Park and Resort, all offering a memorable experience and rides suitable for a variety of ages. While the history lover will be happy to find both Powderham Castle and the National Trust owned Compton Castle just a scenic car ride away too. In easy reach of so much excitement, the cottages at Magnolia Lake make a superb choice at any time of the year.

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

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About the location


Teignmouth 3 miles; Exeter 13.4 miles; Exmouth 19.7 miles

A charming seaside town set on the southern coast. The town of Dawlish offers all of the facilities for day-to-day living including a pleasant variety of shops, restaurants and cafés and a small cinema. Dawlish is famous for its Black Swans that live with other wildfowl on the Dawlish Water that runs through the central town park down to the sea, at night in the summer it is beautifully lit by strings of coloured lights. Dawlish comes with a wonderful, sandy beach with a crazy golf course also nearby, it is the perfect place for a family holiday. Up the coast is Dawlish Warren that can be reached by car or train or, for those energetic types, a walk along the sea wall. Further afield, Dawlish mainline station offers access to Exeter, Exmouth, Torquay, Paignton or even Plymouth, trains are plentiful.

Note: Please arrange with owner if planning to charger electric vehicles at the property.

Note: Bookings for any other reason than holiday/leisure are not permitted, this property cannot be used as private accommodation for work trips.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas