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Charming Well Equipped Lodge by the Beautiful River Yarty

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

Property Manager
Isabel Entwisle
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2017

About Isabel Entwisle

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!

Isabel Entwisle purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Isabel Entwisle chose East Devon

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Axminster in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom downstairs with bath/shower, wc, sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 1 double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


4.6/5 -
(5 traveller 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
Owner's Response: Possibly the wrong people in the wrong place for them.
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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
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, we would love you to return.
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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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Typische Landhaus in einem wunderschönem Park

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten zu dritt eine wunderschöne Woche im typischen englischen Landhaus-Stil. Es fehlte an nichts und sogar das Wetter war hervorragend. Die Lodge liegt in einem riesigen wunderschönen angelegten Park und ausser Schafe und Vögel ist hier nichts zu hören. Einzig zum Fahrradfahren ist das Tal nur für trainierte Mountainbiker zu empfehlen, da es überall starke Steigungen hat. Zum Wandern dagegen ist alles perfekt und gut beschildert.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andreas for your review. So happy that I was able to see you and your family briefly. You certainly were adventurous . Come again..best wishes Isabel
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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