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Charming Well Equipped Lodge by the Beautiful River Yarty



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
2 bedroom Lodge, in Devon with delightful river front extensive gardens, close to the sea and many attractions

Beckford Lodge is a well appointed, detached 2 bedroom property within the grounds of Beckford Cottage, situated in the beautiful Yarty Valley, 4 miles from Axminster (train station and bus stops). The nearest village is Stockland, 2 miles away and the Lodge is almost equidistant between Stockland, Dalwood, Kilmington and Membury. There are good local pubs and many lovely walks. If you want to get away from it all, Beckford Lodge is the place for you. There is much wildlife in the extensive gardens and along the half mile stretch of private riverside. We are close to Lyme Regis, Branscombe, Beer, Sidmouth and Honiton. There is a fantastic and extremely well stocked farm shop open 7 days a week only 2 miles away and we are just 7 miles from the sea. Centrally heated, washing machine, cot available if required. Well behaved dogs welcome by arrangement. No smoking.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Beckford Lodge is run by husband and wife team Isabel and William who live at Beckford Cottage. They have been in the West Country for many years and would be very happy to help with local regional knowledge. For 2017 and 2018 they will be overseas, but business will be as normal!

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful setting with wonderful grounds, and close to lots of seaside resorts.

  • 3 of 5

Very clean property with comfortable bed, small but compact with everything you need, didn't realise the bathroom was downstairs which was inconvenient. Upstairs had sloping ceilings and unfortunately one kept banging into things it helps if you are not so tall. It was very quiet at night which was great all you could hear was the owls and birds, really beautiful part of the world and extremely close to the beaches. It would have been a nice touch to include a welcome gift which is now largely recommended by other holiday companies.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic peaceful corner of Devon

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little property in a stunning location set amongst rolling hills and streams of Devon. Owners were super nice and the farm shop up the road was ideal for all food needs.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beckford Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here from 13/09/2014 until 20/09/2014 and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, and very peaceful and tranquil place to relax and enjoy the countryside. the accommodation is very clean and tidy and comfortable, a nice pub to enjoy lunch or an evening meal is about 2 miles away on the main road (The Old Inn) good prices and food. a good farm shop for all your supplies open 7 days aweek. all in all excellent break.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we enjoy meeting new people and seeing them enjoy this beautiful area , come back and see us!
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from spending a fantastic week at Beckford Lodge. Isobel and William were such a friendly and helpful couple and the lodge and gardens are idyllic. We had such a great, relaxing holiday and so much fun in the beautiful gardens. The kids loved the space and paddling in the river, and the cottage itself was so peaceful, we loved it and didn't want to leave. We'd definitely recommend this place for a holiday. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed having you with us.
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From the Owner

The Yarty Valley is just a delightful, peaceful, get away from it all place. This is a stunning part of old England, far enough away from the big lights, yet also within easy driving of Exeter, Taunton and many smaller towns.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : PUB at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Weymouth at 25 Miles Nearest Golf : HONITON at 8 Miles Nearest Train : Axminster at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Axminster at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : LYME REGIS at 6 Kilometres Car: necessary


Lyme Regis, Branscombe, Beer and Sidmouth are all within half an hour by car of Beckford Lodge which is 7 miles from the sea as the crow flies. There are lovely cliff walks along the South Coastal Path and the Jurassic coast stretches East from Lyme Regis.


Exeter Airport is 15 miles to the west of Beckford Lodge (half an hour by car) and Bournemouth Airport some 60 miles to the east (an hour and a half by car). Bristol Airport is 70 miles to the north (an hour and a half by car). Use of a car is essential.


Stockland 2 miles. Kilmington 2 miles. Dalwood 2 miles. Membury 2miles. Axminster 4 miles. Taunton 20 miles. Exeter 21 miles. Lyme Regis 8 miles.

Further Details:

Millers Farm shop, 2 miles up the road is one of the best in the country, with a wide range of french items as well as fresh locally caught fish, locally reared meat etc. There is a tesco in Axminster and Hugh Fearnley Whitingstalls canteen. Mark Hix has a renowned restaurant in Lyme Regis and there are a number of quality places to eat in and near Honiton.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Last chance
17 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Enquiries by telephone or email. 25% deposit on booking, remainder 2 weeks in advance.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday. Arrival not before 3pm departure by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

You can enjoy our extensive riverside garden. We have a wonderful farm shop as our closest shop, selling a wide selection of French wines and cheeses as well as local goodies. Just a short drive to many seaside villages such as Lyme Regis, Beer, Charmouth, Seaton etc

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • bay fishing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom downstairs with bath/shower, wc, sink.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 1 double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers. Cot available if required. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: The River Yarty is relatively small and is normally a tranquil stream, great for paddling and messing about. However, after heavy and prolonged rain, like most rivers, it becomes very fast flowing. The lodge is set well above the river (some 50 yards). Children must be supervised when near the river. Outside: The lodge has its own small enclosed garden to the rear, with garden furniture (table and 4 chairs) and a barbeque. There is a patio to the front with a pub garden style table and parasol. Guests are welcome to enjoy the extensive gardens of Beckford Cottage. Utility Room: Washing machine in garage next door. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included in price, changed weekly unless requested more frequently (small additional charge). Cleaned weekly.

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