|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
We had a fantastic few days here. A fantastic location, with amazing views and such easy access to the moor and lovely walks. Very close to bigger amenities in Plymouth only about 25 minutes drive away. Zulu (our German Shepherd) loved it, and playing with Amelie I think made him feel much more comfortable on his first holiday away!
Suffice to say we would heartily recommend anyone staying here, Sereena and the family are lovely, so accommodating and friendly. And who can beat fresh eggs warm from the nest! I have been missing my piggie friends and we are looking forward to going back to see them all again!
Thanks so much for a great time and we will definitely see you again soon.
Matt, Azaria and Zulu