Orchard Lodge Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms)
Orchard Lodge is a wooden luxury cabin which sleeps 6 in four bedrooms. It sits in a secluded, peaceful and private fully-enclosed grassed area where your dog may roam free. There is a covered veranda with table and chairs. There are rural views from all the windows. It is furnished to a high standard. It has a fully-equipped kitchen with ceramic hob and fan oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. It has central heating, television and wifi broadband. All linen and bedding is provided.
Our four-star traditional barn conversion & two Scandinavian lodges are situated in 17 acres of quiet, unspoilt countryside with picturesque lake where our visitors are free to roam and enjoy a gentler pace of life. There is a feeling of seclusion, yet the cottages are central for all kinds of activities in Devon and Somerset. Above the cottages is “Chimney Down”, a beautiful stretch of open common land, ideal for dog walking, with spectacular panoramic views across Exmoor to the north and Dartmoor to the west.
About the Owner
About Tod Bainbridge
Tod and Heather Bainbridge have lived here for over thirty years and have been running Quarry Hockford Cottages for ten years.
We started with the Cider Barn and added Orchard Lodge eight years ago and Lakeside this year (2014).
Tod Bainbridge purchased this chalet in 1980
Why Tod Bainbridge chose Somerset
When our children were young the property and the area provided good riding and plenty of room for the horses. Now we just enjoy the peace and tranquillity and the feeling of remoteness while still having good access and easy communications.
What makes this chalet unique
Rural seclusion and tranquility . Stunning Exmoor National Park a few minutes away. Good communication links.
Please confirm availability of your desired unit and dates by email or telephone. A non-refundable deposit of 25% is due on booking, with the balance due one month before the start of your holiday. Payment may be made by bank transfer or cheque. We will hold your provisional booking for four days to allow you make payment.
Our changeover day is Saturday except by arrangement.
Notes on prices:
Discount of 10% for second week. Shorter stays (less than a week) by arrangement depending upon number of guests.
From the Owner
“When our children were young the property and the area provided good riding and plenty of room for the horses. Now we just enjoy the peace and tranquillity and the feeling of remoteness while still having good access and easy communications.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
We have our own all-weather Tennis Court for the exclusive use of our guests. Equipment can be provided (please bring appropriate footwear).
Picturesque Lyme Regis in Dorset is 35 miles. On the north coasts of Somerset and Devon and the south Devon coast there are numerous and varied beaches and resorts, including Minehead, Porlock, Watchet, Lynmouth, Woolacombe and Putsborough, Torbay to name just a few.
We are 5 miles from the M5 (Junction 27). Tiverton Parkway Railway station is also 5 miles. Use of car is essential.
Exmoor (15 minutes) and Dartmoor (1 hour) are both within easy driving distance. Wimbleball and Clatworthy Lakes (10miles) provide canoeing, sailing, fishing and excellent walking. There are National Trust properties Knightshayes (8 miles) and Killerton (15 miles). The Grand Western Canal (3 miles) provides tow-path cycling and walking and coarse fishing. The West Somerset Railway is nearby (16 miles). We are on the Sustrans Padstow to Bath Cycling Route.
The Staplecross Inn (1 mile) serves food (closed Monday). There is a Tesco Superstore (24hrs) at Tiverton (8 miles). There are a range of small local shops in Bampton (5 miles). We are 1 miles from Hunstham Court wedding venue.
From the Owner
“Rural seclusion and tranquility . Stunning Exmoor National Park a few minutes away. Good communication links.”
- bird watching
- horse riding
- sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Golf ...
- Max. occupancy: 6
- pets considered
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Outside: Each property has its own enclosed grassed area where dogs may run free as well as a patio and or terrace with garden furniture. There is shared games room with table tennis and darts and an all-weather tennis court. Guests may walk in the fields if there are no livestock in them.