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Cutting Edge Luxury Contemporary Designer Lodge With Open Country Views



Updated: 11-Nov-2016
Lodge in Aylesbeare, Exeter, East Devon, Devon, England - Peaceful, Rural Location With Beautiful Country Views

Oak Lodge is a newly built detached lodge of cutting edge design and contemporary luxury. The lodge is centrally heated with oak wooden floors and LED downlights throughout and a balcony upstairs to enjoy the breath-taking views. Outside, the level compact garden surrounds the lodge with lawn and a private seating area at the front, which is south facing. Plenty of allocated parking. This unique setting and all year rental makes it an ideal retreat for singles, couples, families or friends sharing. For those who prefer an active holiday, this tranquil setting is perfect to unwind at the end of an energetic day.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello, my name is Paul. My wife Anna and I have lived in the area for 25 years and have 3 teenage children. Having both been born in Devon, we have enjoyed the wonderful countryside the area has to offer, which inspired us to keep sheep, chickens and ducks. Both Anna and I have horticultural backgrounds, being a landscape gardener and florist by trade. We have designed and built a number of properties including cider barn, coach house, school and more recently an oak framed log cabin which we now live in. This then inspired us to build a south facing, cedar clad, glass fronted lodge which has spectacular views, making full use of the sun. So come and join us for a wonderful holiday in this unique location – you will never want to leave!

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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


What a Wonderful Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

We were hoping for a week of R & R and that is what was delivered.

From the moment we turned into the drive and were greeted by chickens, ducks, lots of sheep, one lucky ram and finally Paul.

The accommodation was superb, exceptionally clean, well designed and catering for all the needs of any visitors.

Lots of little extras had been thought of, soap, shower gel, magazines, napkins, lovely fresh flowers

and there were even scones etc. to enjoy on our arrival which were very welcome.

We left feeling energised and refreshed and shall definitely be returning.

Highly recommended, you could not fail to enjoy the situation or the accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful holiday home in beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Oak Lodge is a wonderful holiday home. Bright, spacious, extremely well equipped and tastefully decorated. The warm welcome from Paul and Anna with cream tea and local apple juice was wonderful. There are many places to visit within a short driving distance of the house, but we loved returning to the lodge at the end of each day. Our children loved the freedom of the outdoor space, the swing, the climbing ladder and the hens, chickens and ducks. They also loved walking to the pond and picking the lovely sunflowers.

A week wasn't long enough and I am very sure we will be returning, hopefully next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul & Anna, would like to thank our guest very much for there support, and kind review, Looking forward to your return visit soon, Regard, Paul & Anna,
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Relaxing family break

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful house, so unusual but well thought out. It was immaculate and furnished to a high standard. It was a kind touch to have a welcome of cream tea. And we liked opening our curtains each morning to see the ducks and chickens wandering around outside our front door.

Paul the owner was very friendly and helpful even bringing my washing in when it rained! (We did have a baby with us) He gave us helpful advice as to places to visit with a young family. Another bonus is that he and his family live on site and are available should any problems arise.

We did like the fact the house was within easy access of Sidmouth, Exmouth and Beer and we were very well served for places to eat or food shop. Our favourite activities were Pecorama, Escot, Bicton and the beach at Exmouth. This was a young family holiday and these places provided something for everyone from our baby through to Grandad.

We thoroughly recommend this for a relaxing time with family or friends. But perhaps we shouldn't as we want to go back....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property and location for a week with family

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect - modern, bright, very clean - for our family of two adults and 3 kids. The owners were absolutely lovely and super helpful with anything we needed. The kids had ample space to roam around outside with the chickens and ducks on the grounds and admiring the sheep in the field.

A quick drive to walk on the commons and nearby beaches. Highly recommend the place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Real a Holiday "home"

  • 5 of 5

The location is excellent for the local beaches and attractions .The cottage is set in lovely grounds with beautiful views and the owner's pet chickens ,ducks and sheep.

The holiday home is the best equipped holiday home I've ever stayed in .The owners had gone to great lengths to ensure guest's every needs are met.There were delicious scones ,jam ,clotted cream,apple juice ,fresh bread and milk to welcome us.The accommodation itself is stunning ,bright ,comefortable , beautifully decorated ,well equipped and spotlessly clean .I really didn't want to go home it is truly a lovely holiday "home ".

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, peaceful setting with generous hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house for a week in late May / early June and enjoyed glorious Devon weather for the full week. The house catered well for our three young children and the open-plan layout downstairs worked really well. The house was clean, tidy and had everything we needed. Our boys enjoyed the outside space, especially the tree swing and the chickens & ducks. The owners, Paul and Anna, were very friendly & attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. The fresh apple juice and bread on arrival were a thoughtful touch. The house is well located for the local beaches - Exmouth has great sandy beaches and Budleigh Salterton is good if you prefer a pebbled beach. The house is also just down the road from Crealy Adventure Park which is great for the kids. Overall, we had a great week and will be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The property is surrounded by mature trees and is adjoining Woodbury Commons. This allows us to take lovely long walks over the heathland where nightingales and the Dartford worblers can be seen. We are centrally located which makes it easy to reach the sea at Budliegh Salterton and Exmouth as well as Sidmouth, and only 10 minutes to Exeter. There are wonderful views of Dartmoor and Exeter which can be seen from the lodge. The site enjoys sunshine all day long as it is south facing and very sheltered. The site is quiet and removed from the

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 5 Miles Nearest Barpub : Half Way House at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 45 Miles Nearest Golf : Woodbury Park at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Exeter at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Half Way House at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Exmouth at 7 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

As an area of outstanding natural beauty there are many trails and walks designed for walking and mountain biking. Locally there is the Jurassic coastline which has spectacular views and plenty of stops for refreshment along the way.


The main coastal towns from Teignmoth to Axmouth are within a 30 minute drive. Budleigh Salterton is just 8 miles – 15 minutes by car - and is great for swimming. Not quite so far is Exmouth beach which is a more traditional seaside resort for ‘bucket & spade’ family fun, with plenty of water-sports on offer. Sidmouth beach is closer still, just 13 minutes away, which caters for all round family fun with sand, pebbles and rock pools and it’s also great for swimming.


Exeter city centre is 8 miles away with railway stations on both the London Paddington and Waterloo lines. To nearest airport is Exeter International Airport which is approximately 11 miles to the east of Exeter. A car is recommended.

To find us, leave M5 at Junction 30 onto the A3052 (Lyme Regis). Within 5.25 miles at Halfway Inn turn right onto the B3180 towards Exmouth. ….Oak Lodge is on the right within 0.5 mile.


Exeter city centre is 8 miles.

The village of Aylesbeare is 1 mile.

Sidmouth beach is 8 miles

Exmouth beach is 8 miles

Budliegh Salerton beach is 7 miles

Bicton Park is 5 miles

Crealy great adventure park is 3 miles

Darts farm shop, near Topsham is 4 miles

Further Details:

There is so much for families in this area. Crealy Park appeals to children (even adults), of all ages. ‘Go Ape’ at Haldon Forest if you’re into climbing trees and sliding across high wires. For the less energetic there’s the tamer activities of zoos in Paignton, Sparkwell (Dartmoor Zoological Park) and Exmoor (Exmoor Zoo). There’s also the Plymouth National Aquarium, Pennywell Farm and the Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth (which is free!).

For entertainment possibilities in all weathers there’s Bicton Park, Pecorama and Seaton Tramway. Indoor swimming pools in Axminster and Sidmouth. Small local cinemas at Sidmouth and Lyme Regis, with a multi-plex at Exeter. Boat trips run from Topsham, Exmouth and Sidmouth and boats for hire are available at Beer. Traditional activities such as fossil hunting is at Lyme and hours of fun in the rock pools are at Sidmouth.

Families with young children are well catered for in Budleigh with the beach and play park nearby. Bicton Park Botanical Gardens is lovely and just a few minutes away. Powderham Castle is in a beautiful setting beside the Exe estuary. The Cathedral City of Exeter has shops, leisure centres, cinemas and huge variety of restaurant and wine bar options. Within the area there are various villages, it includes fabulous local farm shops which provide local produce of meats, fish and veg. The closest farm shop Greendales is 2 miles away, and along with all the usual produce which they grow and rear, they also own their own fleet of boats and sell their caught fish. They also have their own fish and chip shop on site either take-away for a meal in their café. If you want a more elegant evening out, there are good quality local pubs and restaurant. The larger supermarkets of Tescos and Waitrose are within a 15 minute drive.There are ample opportunities for walking, riding and cycling in the East Devon Common which is just 5 minutes by car, or a few minutes longer with a pleasant cycle ride through the country.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas holidays
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late winter
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Half Term, Spring.
11 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring.
19 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter Holiday
1 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May Bank Holiday
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
4 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays
15 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
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

Please contact owners for further information.

Changeover Day:
Departure - by 10am
Arrival - from 4pm

Notes on prices:
short breaks are calculated at: 3 nights is 60% of the weekly tariff, 4 nights is 70% of the weekly tariff, 5 nights is 80% of the weekly tariff and 6 nights is 90% of the weekly tariff. we offer 3 nights minimum all year around with the exception of july and august where 7 nights is the minimum.

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From the Owner

The property is quiet, private and secure. We have 7 acres of land and keep sheep, ducks and chickens. We can sit peacefully beside our wildlife pond which is home to ducks, coots, dragonflies and danselflies, as well as carp and tench. With so much available locally such as pubs, farm shops, the beach and other tourist attractions, we can offer a place to escape either after a busy day or just relaxing in the front garden soaking up the sun.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • An en-suite shower room to Bedroom 1 with large oval shower separate sink and wc. Family bathroom with shaped bath and shower over, heated towel rail, separate sink and wc. Also a cloakroom downstairs with a separate wc and sink.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has an en-suite shower room. A balcony leads off from Bedroom 2. Bedroom 3 has the advantage of an additional side window with far reaching views.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Pets may be considered Outside: The level compact garden surrounds the house, with lawn and a private seating area at the front which is south facing. Plenty of allocated parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned every week. All towels and linen are provided and changed on the handover day. Other: Downstairs storage room and a rear access door. Upstairs airing cupboard with access from landing and Bedroom 3

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