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Charming Well Equipped Lodge by the Beautiful River Yarty

Bedrooms 2
Space 10 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

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 Axminster

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 Membury

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 10 sq. ft.
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.


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Charming Well Equipped Lodge by the Beautiful River Yarty
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Picturesque tranquil cottage in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay in this beautiful cottage, relaxing peaceful surroundings yet close enough to the local seaside towns and amenities. Everything catered for, would certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Graham for your review and hopefully we will meet you if you return. Best wishes, Isabel
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Lived up to the expectation for the peace and quite that was commented on by others.

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful country setting with the property being clean and comfortable. Would certainly consider returning to this property again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, and of course we would welcome you back.
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Beautiful, quaint cottage in peaceful surroundings

  • 4 of 5

Lovely small, but we'll equipped cottage. Fab gardens and loved listening to the river.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted Teri that you enjoyed The Lodge, many thanks for your review.
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Remote 'gite' in rural Devon

  • 4 of 5

An excellent holiday made all that more extraordinary by being alone in the property as the owners of the main cottage were away. We had full use of the wonderful gardens 24/7, a veritable paradise for us and our dog. Lovely location with walks straight from the house, with even a character 13th century pub just over the hill.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and the four legged had a good holiday. We would love to welcome you back .
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  • 5 of 5

Great to relax

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Neil for your review. So glad you had a great holiday
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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: 07-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Possibly the wrong people in the wrong place for them.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Axminster, East Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
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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