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Cutting Edge Luxury Contemporary Designer Lodge With Open Country Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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

Property Manager
Paul and Anna Slade
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

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 Exeter

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 East Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 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


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Cutting Edge Luxury Contemporary Designer Lodge With Open Country Views
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

An enjoyable holiday experience

  • 5 of 5

An excellent contemporary house in a tranquil setting overlooking green fields. All fittings and furnishings to a high standard.The position is very handy for travelling to various points of interest such as Bicton gardens, Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth, Exeter and the local golf club at Woodbury. Paul our host was very helpful, good to converse with and informative.

Would be more than happy to pay a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Beautiful home from home

  • 5 of 5

We were actually snowed in at this property! However, the lodge was a beautiful warm and cosy place to be stuck. Stunning views and felt like we were right in the middle of the countryside surrounded by sheep and lambs. Paul was a brilliant host who kept checking we were comfortable and offering help. We look forward to returning in the summer. Thoroughly recommend this.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The lodge is situated in a central location for all the East Devon attractions yet it is secluded so you feel you are away from it all. There are many excellent pubs in the area and we enjoyed many a Sunday roast! The view you wake up to is stunning - green fields, sheep, ducks and chickens. The lodge is very well equipped with everything you need - we were there for a month with 3 adults and 2 children. We stayed in November and found it to be a surprisingly warm house. The only issue we had was the internet, which we found was a problem in many of the local places and not unique to this property. Paul, our host, was ever helpful. Overall we really did enjoy our stay and look forward to returning again one day.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly clean, very practical, great welcome.

  • 4 of 5

A lovely little lodge in great gardens, with lots to do nearby. Some caravans staying in same garden at times.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Unique, Beautifully designed, equipped and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to relax and get away from the rest of the world.

Everything you could possibly need and a nice welcome pack!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Half Way House
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Woodbury Park
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Half Way House
Nearest Beach
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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Exeter, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
mid summer
3 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Holidays,
7 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Half term
19 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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