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Pine Lodge With Spectacular Sea Views And Sunsets The Perfect Romantic Get-Away

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Lodge in Kingsbridge, Devon, England - Stunning And Peaceful Location. Less Than A Mile From The Beach

Heron's Lodge is beautiful pine lodge situated less than a mile from the family-owned sandy beach at Bantham, with its dunes and river mouth. It has a decking area with a table and two chairs, and a view overlooking the sea. Bantham has an excellent pub, The Sloop, and the village store caters for all your essential needs and is also a coffee shop(open mornings only off season). The lodge boasts easy access to a number of beautiful cliff-top and inland walks. Kingsbridge, the nearest town, is just 3 miles away. Beautiful Salcombe, Dartmouth and alternative Totnes are within easy travelling distance by car. 4G mobile phone signal available. Wired internet access for laptops. Free wi fi for tablets and i pads at the the local pub and shop. Please note: FRIDAY CHANGEOVERS ONLY from May-September.


Owner
Caroline Montague
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Caroline Montague

We are an outgoing and friendly couple who really enjoy letting our lodge to different people. Our aim is to make our guests happy and ensure that they have a relaxing and memorable holiday.

Caroline Montague purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Caroline Montague chose Bantham

It is in an unbeatable location: Peaceful and quiet, near pretty thatched villages and 10 minutes drive from the picturesque market town of Kingsbridge. It overlooks Bantham and Bigbury sandy beaches, with a direct view of Burgh Island. Sometimes you can see what is reputed to be the world's only working sea tractor transporting people from Bigbury to the island. The art deco hotel on Burgh Island is often featured on travel programmes. Noel Coward and Agatha Christie have both stayed at the hotel, and one of Christie's Hercule Poirot movies was filmed there. The A38 and railway station are only 30 minutes drive away. Dartmoor is half an hour's drive. Beautiful Salcombe takes 20 minutes in the car and Dartmouth only 40 minutes. Plymouth city is 45 minutes away. What more can you ask for?

What makes this cabin unique

It is close to Kingsbridge, and has magnificent sea views, superb sandy beaches, fabulous walks and beautiful sunsets. Private, off road parking is available next to the Lodge.It is an easy walk to the local pub, The Sloop, which has excellent food.The Lodge is even organically varnished inside. It is totally safe from floods. Herons Lodge is very well insulated, so it is guaranteed to be cosy and warm all year round.The location has everything going for it. Come and see for yourselves!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'A wonderful setting for a peaceful break; so glad we found this jewel of a place! Thank you for both being so welcoming' - Adrian and Simone



'What a wonderful place, the lodge is fantastic with amazing views. We will be back!' - Katie and Nick



'What a wonderful spot - the lodge is a delight ... Thank you' - Jack and Ann
Oct 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Bantham in Thurlestone

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • There is an en-suite shower room with WC and washbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Sleeps two in an open plan double bedroom/living area.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We love all animals and had dogs for many years. We now have two tabby cats, BUT ARE SORRY TO BE UNABLE TO ACCEPT PETS IN THE CABIN, in order to keep it allergy free for all guests. Outside: There is a decking area with a table and two chairs. It is surrounded by trees and a garden. There is off-road private parking next to the lodge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Heron's Lodge is thoroughly cleaned at every changeover. There is a professional linen service with white cotton bedding and shower mat. Guests need to bring their own towels.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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5

What a fabulous find!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this well equipped haven. The cabin is situated in a great position for sea views (excepting the occasional bit of sea mist), within easy walking distance to the village of Bantham, the beach and cliff walks, The Sloop Inn is worth a mention for a refreshing stop!

Caroline is a very helpful host. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cabin if you are looking for a quiet space from which to enjoy seaside days, cliff walks and exploring the beautiful Devon countryside. A lovely retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

great view, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week away. We had a great time, thank you. Hard to believe we were so close to the road/ track, we felt pretty remote. The only negative was the WiFi, or lack of. The 4g signal was great but unless you have an I phone, you, like us will use all your data. All in all we had a lovely time.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely lovely lodge!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing weekend staying at the lodge. It Was the perfect distance to drive to start point and Salcombe one day but also Bantham is lovely with the coastal path so we also spent a day locally! Due to the lodge being quite remote we actually spent our evenings in after a couple of drinks at the local pub. It was perfectly comfortable and cosy - and we were quite surprised how well equipped the kitchen was to cook dinner! I would highly recommend anyone stay here for a lovely memorable weekend :)

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The place was even better then the photos. Very homely, secluded and peaceful. Caroline was a great host, friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended. Would definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stay at cabin

  • 3 of 5

Good hosts. Very warm very clean. Great to see echo friendly products. Beautiful cats. Bed a bit soft. Would have liked hand soap in the bathroom. Stunning view.

Overall great location we did enjoy ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location for touring South Devon, but some niggles with the cabin

  • 3 of 5

We stayed for a week, and the cabin is clean and comfortable, with a lovely view to Burgh Island, (but see below). It is well-equipped, has an excellent hob (and oven). There are two wall radiators, which ensure that it is comfortable in the evenings.

However, as a previous reviewer has remarked, there are various niggles which detract from the overall experience: The fridge light, and the cooker hood light don't work. This may not sound like much, but the two kitchen downlighters illuminate, respectively, the sink and the wall radiator, and in the evening at this time of year, the hob and worksurface need a light, which would have been from the cooker hood. We reported this, and it may or may not be dealt with later in the year; we were told that they hoped we could manage without these.

The bedside light is broken.

The TV has extremely flaky reception. It has one of those little aerials that live behind it, and I suspect that a proper aerial would be much better.

The wall heater in the bathroom works for about 20 seconds, and then its thermostat turns it off, and it won't go back on again unless you turn it off at the switch, and leave it for about a minute, and then back on again. Repeat ad inf. Thes above might be less of a nuisance in summer, but they are noticeable at this time of year.

The other item is the general lack of storage space, or surfaces on which things can be set down. I can see that you decided against a wardrobe, (though I would certainly scrap the chair and put one in), but if no wardrobe, more hooks on the wall between the windows on the other side of the bed are needed. On the right-hand side of the bed is a dining table chair, which has no function other than acting as a bedside table. It could be replaced with a second set of drawers. In the bathroom, more hooks, say, over the towel ring. Ther is a standard little shelf ove rthe basin, but a couple more shelves on either side of the mirror would help.

The TV lives on top of the set of drawers (see owner's photos, No 6), using up more potential surface. Put it on the wall above the bed?

As a matter of accuracy, the deck furniture (photo 2) is not a teak table and 4 chairs, it's a much smaller iron table and 2 iron chairs.

Lastly, the view, the USP. It is fine from the decking. Inside, you only get the full view from the kitchen window - moving the table to the doors doesn't reveal the full view. Some foliage needs cut, back to the first vertical trunk on the left.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sloop Inn(olde worlde pub) Bantham
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Thurlestone
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Totnes
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
A38 and M5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sloop Inn, Bantham
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bantham
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Heron's Lodge is less than a mile to the family-owned sandy beach at Bantham, with its dunes and river mouth. It is possible to walk to the beach in under twenty minutes, or to drive there within a couple of minutes.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Exeter, about an hour's drive away. Totnes railway station can take as little as half an hour in the car. Buses operate from Totnes railway station to Kingsbridge and a taxi would then be needed for the 10 min drive to the Lodge. Prebooked car hire is available from the railway station. Guests are recommended to bring a car, for maximum enjoyment of the area.

Distances:

Kingsbridge is the nearest town; it is 3 miles away. Beautiful Salcombe, Dartmouth and alternative Totnes are within easy travelling distance by car. Plymouth, the nearest city, is about a 45 minute drive from Heron's Lodge.

Further Details:

Kingsbridge benefits from two large supermarkets, Tesco and Morrisons, and a wide range of local shops. There is a Farmer's Market twice a month. It has a good selection of places to eat. Kingsbridge also has a large leisure centre with a swimming pool, gym, squash and badminton facilities.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A £70 non-refundable deposit by cheque is payable at the time of booking. The balance is payable in cash on arrival. For late bookings(within 2 weeks) the total is payable in cash on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays only May until September. Flexible dates outside this period.

Notes on prices:
Prices include linen and electricity (but not towels).

Short break prices available on application (minimum 3 nights from £150).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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