Shipley Lodge Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
Sleeps 4. 2 bedroom apartment. Named after a local bridge on the ascent to the Avon Dam Shipley Lodge is a ground floor apartment with access to its own private outdoor area, suitable for dogs, with a picnic table and small barbecue. The apartment is bright and modern with a fully equipped kitchen and a combined washer drier located in the bathroom.
An old hunting lodge located on the edge of the moor with beautiful views and access to walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, river swimming only thirty minutes to the coast. Pinewood Lodge was one of the buildings which made up the Didworthy Sanatorium, located here because of the wonderful clean air and wonderful scenic views. A contemporary self contained two bedroom apartment set in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. The lodge has been refurbished to a very high standard and will provide tranquility and comfort within a beautiful setting. You truly can walk from the door to the moor, and find some wonderful locations.
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About the Owner
About serena Todd
Serena, Jez and Dylan have fully renovated Pinewood Lodge and the two holiday apartments to a very high standard. We are very proud to share this beautiful location with our guests. Both Jez and Serena work for national charities supporting families and vulnerable young people, whilst their son is studying hard at school (we hope)...
serena Todd purchased this apartment in 2014
Why serena Todd chose West Devon
We fell in love with Pinewood Lodge as we drove through the narrow tree covered lanes and arrived at Pinewood Lodge nestled between the hills with amazing views. We had been looking for a place where you could walk straight form your door 'to have arrived at your destination' and you can walk straight out onto the moor.
What makes this apartment unique
Pinewood Lodge is situated in a magical tranquil location, surrounded by countryside and views. Originally utilized by the victorians as a health sanatorium for its fresh clean air, not much has changed today. We have our own private well and water supply from the granite rocks below, a beautiful bluebell wood and some lovely pigs and chickens. If you are dog owner you are welcome to bring well behaved dogs and to stay in Shipley Lodge the ground floor apartment. Although secluded you are only a fifteen minute drive from a range of market towns.
Please check availability and pricing on the online calendar and a £100 deposit will need to have been made to secure the booking and balance is due eight weeks before the start of the holiday, or in full depending on timescales.
The changeover day within peak season is a Friday or Saturday, but other days can be negotiated dependent on availability.
Notes on prices:
Get in touch for a late deal or short break availability. Please note that the owners will be allocating a proportion of the income gained from the holiday lets to allow low income families to have a holiday.
(21 traveller reviews)
Open the front door to the apartment and it is one great surprise!
I stayed here in early November 2016, and used it as a base for a long walking weekend. Let me assure you this is no bunk house or low end accommodation, the property oozes quality and comfort; if you stay here you will want for nothing. The only thing you will not 'want' is to return home.
I have stayed in numerous accommodation up and down the country and this is 'top notch' - don't think any more about it, just book it! You will not be disappointed.
The owner Serena is a very nice person, although living in close proximity she is not an 'interfering owner' but is on hand should you need anything. The only time I saw her was when I popped by to say good bye.
A great place for people who like to be away from the noise and bustle and seek peace and scenery
We really enjoyed staying at Shipley Lodge. We lived the peace and seclusion. It is an ideal place to stay with a well-behaved dog, with a scenic walk to Lutton from the garden gate. The apartment was comfortable and well equipped. Hosts very friendly and helpful while allowing privacy. All in all a great stay and would definitely return.
Clean, Modern and very comfortable
The property was just as it looks in the photos, its decorated in a very modern style more in keeping with today than any B&B we could have chosen. Kitchen/Diner/Lounge is spacious with excellent facilities and extras (fresh flowers and a glass of wine on arrival). The bathroom was decorated to to a level I could of imagined in a posh hotel and the shower was amazing.
There are only 2 minor downsides, the double bed was a little too firm for our liking and the rooms echoed a lot especially in the main living area.
The apartment although accessible through winding narrow lanes is very near to Plymouth and Exeter as well as Sea for the likes of Torquay and Paignton. There is so much to do in the area, we would have happily made camp there for a month if we could have afforded it.
The host were brilliant, left us alone and when they were around were so friendly.
Modern, spacious, clean and well configured space
Clean and spacious accommodation with all the modern facilities you need or want. A well stocked co-op is only a 5 minute drive away and the coast can be reached in under 30 minutes. Geese and sheep in the adjoining field entertained our 2 year and 4 year old. Great location if you want the flexibility of beach or activities in and around Dartmoor. Serena and her husband made us very welcome.
Wow! Such an amazing little find. The accomadation has been fantastic, better than any other self catering we have stayed in. The bed is on a par with the most luxurious hotels in the world and the little touches (like the wine on arrival) make this a place not to miss. I kept having to reassure my husband that I was honest about the price that we paid. We came for 3 nights with 4 year old twins and I can confirm that this is a very child friendly place, we moved the breakables and let the kids roam free without a concern for them finding something they shouldn't. The kitchen is fully stocked and even included sandwich boxes. Local to some really good attractions, the kids loved Pennywell Farn and Paignton Zoo. Once you have driven here for the first time you won't get lost coming back. I honestly can not think of any feedback apart from keep up the great work! Five stars doesn't seem enough. Thank you for everything. We will be back
From the Owner
“We fell in love with Pinewood Lodge as we drove through the narrow tree covered lanes and arrived at Pinewood Lodge nestled between the hills with amazing views. We had been looking for a place where you could walk straight form your door 'to have arrived at your destination' and you can walk straight out onto the moor.”
Activity and Interests
Covering 368 square miles, Dartmoor National Park is dominated by the cool wide-open spaces of the high moors made famous in the works of Emily Brontë. With miles of paths, tracks, 160 rocky outcrops or tors and open moorland for exploring on foot, bike or horseback, Dartmoor is a suitable place to try out thrilling activities such as climbing, caving and geocaching.
Across the moors, travellers will find small workshops and artist studios or galleries showcasing original artwork such as pottery, sculpture, leatherwork and textiles, while small farms sell fresh veggies, honey, breads, beef, lamb, cheeses and other products in lively town centres. Boasting around 200 granite tors of all shapes and sizes, and a rich collection of bronze-age antiquities, history enthusiasts may discover a wealth of stone rows and circles, burial chambers and cairns, alongside the remains of roundhouses. In Bellever Forest, travellers may enjoy relaxing picnics by the East Dart River, while grazing Dartmoor ponies may be spotted in the area. After a day of exploration, tourists may tempt their taste buds with local dishes including the Dartmoor beef and local ale pies.
Special interest holidays:
Access to horse riding, mountain biking, climbing, canoeing, fishing and walking are all easily accessible and available.
Access to the beautiful South Hams coastline are within thirty minutes drive and include beaches such as Mothercombe, Bigbury-on-Sea, Salcombe and Blackpool Sands.
Exeter airport is a forty minute drive, Totnes station (mainline from London) is fifteen minutes and Plymouth station is twenty five minutes drive. Car hire is available from Totnes station and taxi's are also available.
Buckfastleigh, Totnes and Ivybridge are all approximately fifteen minutes drive and all provide food shopping and restaurants. Plymouth is a thirty minute drive and a major costal town and Exeter is a forty minute drive and a thriving cathedral city.
There are leisure centres in Ivybridge and Totnes with swimming pools, alongside banks, markets (Totnes Friday). South Brent is the nearest village to Didworthy with cash machines and two local village stores, a butcher, two pubs and a tea shop. It is approximately a twenty five minute walk from Pinewood Lodge.
From the Owner
“Pinewood Lodge is situated in a magical tranquil location, surrounded by countryside and views. Originally utilized by the victorians as a health sanatorium for its fresh clean air, not much has changed today. We have our own private well and water supply from the granite rocks below, a beautiful bluebell wood and some lovely pigs and chickens. If you are dog owner you are welcome to bring well behaved dogs and to stay in Shipley Lodge the ground floor apartment. Although secluded you are only a fifteen minute drive from a range of market towns.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- whitewater rafting
- 60 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Outside: Both apartments are situated in shared ground that include a woodland of one acre and with the owners permission access to see the Pinewood Pigs and Chickens. Children (and adults) can collect eggs in the morning and also feed the pigs. A parking space is available for each apartment and is located at the top of the drive.There is a gate across the top of the drive to ensure small children stay within the garden area.