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Cutting Edge Luxury Contemporary Designer Lodge With Open Country Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Paul and Anna Slade
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2017

About Paul and Anna Slade

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!

Paul and Anna Slade purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Paul and Anna Slade chose Mid Devon

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

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Exeter in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Notes on accommodation: 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)


Oak Lodge is one of the nicest places we stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

Indeed a cutting edge luxury contemporary place to stay at. Extremely well laid out and located in very pleasant and peaceful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us, and for the great review. hope to see you both back soon Kind Regards. Paul and Anna.
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Excellent in every aspect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and we will be back :).

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. And look forward to seeing you again.
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Absolutely stunning home!!

  • 5 of 5

Having used HomeAway on many occasions, I have to say this is by far the most stunning and comfortable home I have stayed in. From the layout of the home to the stunning interior to the most amazing views. Our hosts went far and beyond to make our stay wonderful. I would highly recommend a stay here and I hope to be back in the. Sry near future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Spotlessly clean, we found it warm, comfortable and spacious. We cooked from fresh (mostly local produce) most nights with no problem - facilities were great. The view from the property is lovely and everything as advertised. We hope to return sometime maybe with family as there was plenty of room. However, the peace and quiet was perfect for just the two of us. Paul was very helpful and available close by - we had no cause to call on him during our stay as everything was perfect. We chose this property because we wanted somewhere that would be lovely to stay inside if the weather was poor. The weather was mostly fine though so we went for many walks locally and on the nearby moors. We explored the local coast, towns and villages which are beautiful - a great base for exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

Although this was booked at short notice under difficult personal circumstances, I would not hesitate to recommend this property. Paul and Anna were wonderful hosts and very approachable. The property was exceptional in all respects. I would definitely stay here again.

The location is superb,with fantastic views overlooking Woodbury Common. The local wildlife (ducks and hens) are very friendly.

All in all one of the best holiday cottages in Devon!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind support. Look forward to seeing you again. Paul and Anna.
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A beautiful cottage in a perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Oak Lodge was lovely. We were there for 10 days over Christmas and New Year and felt perfectly relaxed. Paul and Anna are lovely hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. We'd love to come back !

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
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
Early Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Early Autumn
8 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 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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