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Jasmine at Magnolia Lake

Mamhead near Dawlish, Devon (Ref. 1060791)

4.0

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "A clean, comfortable and well equipped property."

    A warm and friendly welcome on arrival. I enjoyed the opportunity to wander in the spacious and wildlife-friendly grounds. Many interesting places to visit within easy reach. A treat not to be missed was the Dartmouth Steam Railway and associated boat trip on the River Dart. Some visitors might resent the number of very narrow roads in the area but others (like me) would accept this as the price to pay for the rural location. The written travel directions for the immediate area are confusing and need revising : (1) the signs to the Mamhead Sensory Trail are not on the advised route and (2) it is important that visitors are advised to follow the road sign for Ashcombe at the top of the road on which the property sits.

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2022

  • "We found Diane a very good host and nothing was too much trouble we had a very ..."

    We found Diane a very good host and nothing was too much trouble we had a very restful holiday although weather could ha e been kinder very comfortable accommodation

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2021

  • "We arrived early due to the distance we travelled."

    Diane was very kind got our cottage ready early so we could get sorted with our unpacking. Some of the reviews are a bit harsh. Read a review about getting wet feet from wet grass, put some shoes on that normally works. Another about spiders and cobwebs really you are in the country. If you want a nice peaceful retreat then this is for you. We enjoyed our stay and Highley recommend. We hope to return in the future

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "The cottage is cold and damp we had to wash all unworn clothes on return as they smelt musty."

    A dehumidifier was in conservatory. Central heating is controlled by owner and even though cold no heating would come on.The Owner will say there is heating but it does not come on & was fixed at 22 degrees. No radiators in bathroom to dry towels due to heating issues. Plug in towel rail given but not very good. Outside furniture old and unsuitable for use removed during our stay so we had no outside seating. No Gas BBQ. Conservatory has no tv and is cold at night as there is no radiator in that room even if it was on. so you use the bedroom as your lounge as it was the warmest and nicest room. Very comfortable bed and bedding which was great. Very nice bathroom with lovely shower. Only 1 small oven dish. No oven trays. Property dirty except main parts as not cleaned thoroughly. Lady owner was rude and obnoxious when trying to resolve heating issues and slammed phone down and issue was was resolved so we had a cold property week and no further contact made with us. We would definitely not recommend unless the above issues are resolved.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback. The owner has informed us that they have investigated the issues and advise as follows: The central heating in Jasmine is controlled inside the cottage. It is an entirely self-contained system and controlled by the thermostat inside the cottage by the guest. The Bathroom radiator is thermostatically controlled, if the ambient temperature is higher than the thermostat setting it is not likely to come on. The cottage is not damp. The kitchen is fully and properly equipped and everything is in working order. The TV is clearly advertised to be in the bedsitting room of the cottage., unfortunately placing the TV in the conservatory results in difficulty seeing the screen. The kitchen is fully and properly equipped, everything is in working order. There is a BBQ and garden furniture for each property at Magnolia Lake. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2021

  • "The Jasmine was lovely."

    It was clean, well kept and comfortable. Diane the owner was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We had a fantastic week and were sad to leave, we will return again hopefully. The Jasmine is in lovely surroundings. Very peaceful. Gardens and walks close by. The Anchor pub, a short drive away serves delicious mussels!!

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "Had a wonderful holiday, perfect peace and quiet."

    Diane, the owner was brilliant, always helpful

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "The cottage very much failed to meet the description on the website."

    It was unkempt, damp and not very clean. The grass had bit been cut, the outside furniture was rusty and dirty. The only tv was in the bedroom. There was an all pervading smell and feeling of damp to the point that stainless steel itms like the cup holder and toilet roll holder were rusty. There were cobwebs everywhere and mould in the corners.

    Thank you for your feedback which we always welcome. We are surprised, not only because this is our first negative review, but also that you felt the cottage was damp as it has an auto heating system and is in a lovely sunny spot, The cottage has not been unoccupied and so heated constantly. Had you mentioned during your stay that you were unhappy, we would have been only to happy to help. We are a little confused by your rust comment as there is no cup holder in the bathroom. As mentioned to you before your arrival, there is one tv in the bedroom because you cannot see the picture in the conservatory clearly in summer months. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindenJul 2021

  • "The location of the cottage was perfect and the cottage itself was of a high standard and very clean."

    It was well equipped, tastefully decorated and really exceeded our expectations. The host Diane was welcoming and very helpful during our stay and her knowledge of the local area was very good and helpful. We would have no hesitation in recommending Jasmin at Magnolia Lake and hopefully one day we may return.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "The owner was very friendly and helpful and the cottage was set in a beautiful private, peaceful garden."

    The cottage was clean, comfortable and well furnished. Great location with easy access to the coast and inland.

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2021

  • "We had a magical, peaceful, restorative few days at Magnolia Lake."

    Jasmine is comfortable and well-equipped, with plenty of storage space. We loved being surrounded by trees and deliciously scented shrubs. We appreciated being invited to explore the beautiful grounds, sensitively managed in a way that encourages the thriving of rich biodiversity. Wild spring flowers, grey deer, red fox, owl... and long-tailed tits nesting just outside our window. It was wonderful being able to walk straight out into forest and heathland, from where we could see the ocean and Exe Estuary. This short holiday reminded me how vital woodland, peace and beauty are for heightened wellbeing, and I hope to return.

    Reviewed by GMay 2021

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Freeview TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture and barbecue available on request
  • Shared use of 18-acre grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.6 miles
  • Note: No children under 12 years old, except babies under 2 years old
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly.

The property

Dawlish 5.1 miles.

Resting within 18-acres of beautiful Devonshire farmland is this charming detached bungalow, Jasmine at Magnolia Lake.

Perfect for a romantic getaway with that special someone, Jasmine is a one-bedroom property offering two guests a wonderful retreat to Devon.

Be welcomed in via the sitting area within the conservatory, boasting pretty seating here to relax on.

Head through into the kitchen and dining area, with a table for two to enjoy delicious meals rustled up in the well-equipped kitchen, here you'll find an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and even a handy dishwasher and a washing machine.

A lovely, contemporary shower room provides the perfect spot to freshen up, whilst the elegant king-size bedroom is a serene setting to catch your rest, TV with Freeview and a DVD player.

Delight in alfresco meals at the outdoor furniture, with a barbecue available on request being wonderful for warm, summer afternoons.

Explore the 18-acre grounds to get some fresh air in the morning, and delight in being within easy reach of the coast at Dawlish, as well as the Dartmoor National Park.

Enjoy a wondrous stay with your loved one at Jasmine at Magnolia Lake in Devon.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1060804, 1060805, 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

DAWLISH

Teignmouth 3 miles; Exeter 16 miles; Exmouth 23.5

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.

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

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