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Newly Refurbished Modern Apartments To A High Standard In The Heart Of Dartmoor - Bala Lodge Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
Apartments in Didworthy, Dartmoor, South Devon, England - Leave The Car And Walk Straight Out In The National Park

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.

Details for holiday apartment Bala Lodge Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Sleeps 4. 2 bedroom apartment. Bala Lodge, named after a local river is a first floor apartment with an outdoor space with a picnic table and barbecue. The apartment is bright and modern with a fully equipped kitchen and a combined washer drier located in the bathroom.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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)...

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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

We could not fault our stay at Bala Lodge. It was a last minute booking but Serena was nothing but helpful from start to finish.

The lodge is finished to a high standard and contains everything we needed for our stay and more. Property was modern, clean and tidy. Customer service second to none. Location is stunning, peaceful and has amazing views. Kids loved the dog, chickens and all the other animals nearby. Just down the lane are some amazing walks and the most beautiful waterfall. Shops are a few minutes drive away, and lots of things to do within a 15 minute or so drive (blackpool sands, shops). Great location. Serena even offered us the opportunity to purchase fresh bacon & sausages (with some fresh eggs off her chickens) which were the best I have ever tasted may I add! Would recommend to anybody that asked. Could not be faulted in any way!

Serena, you should be proud of yourself. You have created the most beautiful lodges for people to enjoy and your home is truly beautiful.

We cannot wait to come back :)

Many Thanks Emma, Dave & boys xx

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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contemporary, clean and good location

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation has all the things needed for a self catering holiday. The owners live on site and are available for anything else required. The owners were lovely & friendly. We appreciated our welcome gifts on arrival and welcome chat with Jez (owner).

Our boys enjoyed the freedom of walking in the woods, watching the pigs and chickens.

The location is perfect, despite unpredictable weather we found lots to do with our active boys during the week.

We would not hesitate to recommend this apartment for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday accomodation

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to stay for our 2 week holiday in Devon. We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the lodge as well as the high standard of accommodation i.e. lovely comfortable beds and very modern decor. It was perfect for our family, including our two teenage daughters, who also loved both the lodge and the area.

Serena ensured that we had the essentials like tea, coffee etc on arrival as well as a bottle of wine and lovely fresh flowers.

The area is in a fantastic central location to be able to visit all of the surrounding cities, towns and villages, these being all only approximately 30 minutes away.

We loved visiting Totnes, which is a very charming village and the busy cities of Exeter and Plymouth. We also visited Torquay which is a busy town centre with Marina, beach and boat trips.

We would definitely return to Bala lodge for future holidays and fully recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really Nice Appartment with Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we arrived we loved the apartment. The location feels like the middle of the moors and the rooms are superbly decorated with a contemporary, clean feel. The rooms felt large and airy. One of the owners welcomed us and we meet both of them on the first day. They were helpful, friendly with lots of advice.

All the basics such (toilet roll, dishwasher tablets, kitchen foil) are included and you just replace what you use. The local roads are very narrow, but with careful driving you soon get used to them and the locals seem to know who the tourists are and oblige at passing points where possible.

The English Riviera is about 30 minutes drive away and some less commercial beaches are about the same. As soon as you are out the door there are some beautiful walks with no one else to be seen. I like the countryside and the rest of the family like the beach so the location was perfect for us. We could go to the coast and then see the countryside when we got back. We saw deer, hedgehogs, squirrels and too many birds to mention within 5 minutes walk. There are rivers and brooks all a short walk away too. The chickens are a nice addition to give the kids something to see & feed.

Love this place and look forward to going again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Having decided to forego our annual camping holiday in the South West, we stumbled across this wonderful apartment and booked it at short notice.

The photos looked good, but what we found exceeded our expectations. Wonderful location, fantastic accommodation and an ideal location for visiting both the coast and moor.

A brilliant, relaxing holiday with perfect accommodation that we hope to visit again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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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

Nearest Airport : Exeter Airport at 34 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Glazebrook at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 20 Miles Nearest Golf : Wrangaton Golf Club at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Totnes at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 30 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Glazebrook at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Mothecombe at 14 Miles Car: necessary

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.

Further Details:

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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
5 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
16 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Feb Half Term 2017
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
24 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
May Half Term 2017
27 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 1
5 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
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.

Changeover Day:
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.

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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.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 60 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed


  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

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.

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