Guestbook

  • Wow.... 5th time here and we love it!
    So close to everywhere. Upstairs is such a great family space and great bedrooms and shower rooms.

    We had a fab time again and will be back...x

    — Jen, 10 Nov 2020
  • Had a nice week at the lodge. A great location to get around and see what Devon has to offer. The horrible weather kept us indoors on occasions but that gave us some quality time together. The views and walking are excellent. Just what we needed after three holidays abroad cancelled due to Covid-19 and lockdown. Thanks Andy. Alan & Sal. 06 10 2020

    — Alan Betts, 06 Oct 2020
  • Great place to stay in a beautiful location - this was our 3rd visit to this lodge and we loved every minute. The lodge is lovely, clean and modern set in the beautiful Devon countryside. There are fantastic walks close to the lodge in the Taw Valley and only 30-40 mins drive from the lovely beaches in North Devon such as Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe. We also drove to Bude, Cornwall which has a great beach. There are pubs not too far from the lodge including the Portsmouth Arms and we had a lovely meal at the Grove Inn, Kings Nympton which was only 15 mins away. There is so much to do in North Devon and this is a perfect location to visit it all, alternatively, if you are just looking for a relaxing break in the countryside then it's an ideal place - the views from the balcony of the Taw Valley are amazing.

    Would highly recommend and wouldn't hesitate returning again.

    — Lee Craig, 05 Oct 2020
  • Had the most wonderful experience staying here, can’t wait to go again and couldn’t recommend enough. Beautiful home that had everything I could possibly need, and it was great fun sitting on the balcony each morning with such a lovely view. Such a variety of beaches and places to go, but even just staying in at the lodge was amazing. Such a big space and lots of entertainment and walks nearby.
    Thank you so much for such a welcoming stay!

    — Ben Cotterill, 23 Sep 2020
  • We arrived at the property to find it very clean and tidy. Delighted to say that the villa is extremely well fitted out with everything required.
    Views to die for and fabulous weather just sealed it for us.
    From this location we travelled around Cornwall and Devon.
    Local pubs, The Bell and the Exeter arms both delivered in quantity and quality.
    Thank you
    Andy and jo
    We will definitely come back.

    — Tony Harding, 20 Sep 2020
  • If you're looking for a perfect lodge with the most stunning views, and a clean and well looked after property, you’ve found it! The lodge is like home from home. Comfy beds, tv, fridge, freezer. Microwave. Washing machine. It’s ideal for 4 people. Scenery, perfect patio views and plenty of places to visit. Very clean and well kept. We spent two weeks from 22 August and toured all the area. Visited Dartmoor, Exmoor, Westward Ho!, Clovelly, Staunton, Appledore, Croyde, Barnstaple, Bude, to name just a few. Perfect place in a perfect setting with stunning views. What more do you need!

    — Valerie Houlton, 08 Sep 2020
  • Just returned from a lovely weeks holiday at Dunster Lodge, The lodge was very well equipped with everything we needed. The views from the balcony are wonderful, and it is such a peaceful setting. Our granddaughter was in the pool every day and loved the whole experience. We went to the local, The Portsmouth Arms for Sunday lunch, and again on Wednesday for a birthday meal, we would definitely recommend this place, Steve and his staff are superb and the food on both occasions was excellent. We also went to Coombe Martin, to the Dinosaur Park, which again was very good, with full attention paid to Covid restrictions, the grandchildren loved the day, Another excellent find was Roc Park in Barnstable, here you will find all the playground equipment needed for a fun day, The overall holiday was a Huge success, and once again thank to Andy for allowing us to stay at your beautiful lodge. Which we would definitely recommend, Many thanks Alan, Patsy and family.

    — Alan Thornhill, 19 Aug 2020
  • Another lovely week in Devon, blessed with fab weather. The Lodge is amazing, really well equipped, clean, tidy and comfortable, a home from home - we always feel relaxed as soon as we arrive. Absolutely stunning views from the Lodge across forest and fields and beautiful skies - there were buzzards flying over us whilst we were in the swimming pool. We did lots of walks including one to High Bickington - the community shop there is wonderful with lots of local crafts and produce to buy and you can enjoy a cup of tea and cake too! Next time we visit we intend to have a meal at the Old George Inn. We also did a walk up through the woods and eventually descending down to the Portsmouth Arms Pub - really friendly landlord and staff, a nice meal and great company. Other trips out included Barnstaple, bought nice steaks from the butcher. Westward Ho!, lovely carrot cake at The Pier House seafront restaurant and a new favourite for us was the village of Appledore, absolutely beautiful seaside cottages, pubs and shops including John's deli and a visit to Hockings icecream van is recommended! Sad to leave on Saturday but we stopped off to visit Rosemoor RHS Garden on the way home, we especially liked the fruit and vegetable garden - stunning! There ends a fantastic weeks holiday in North Devon!

    — The Light Family, 11 Aug 2020
  • Lovely quiet retreat perched on hill overlooking forest and fields. The Lodge is perfectly equipped and had everything our family needed. The kids particularly enjoyed using the heated pool after a long day at the beach. Nicely located to give access to some of Devons most beautiful beaches. We have had a great holiday which was just what was needed after long period of lockdown. Thanks Andy

    — Jason Grove, 30 Jul 2020
  • Lovely quiet retreat perched on hill overlooking forest and fields. The Lodge is perfectly equipped and had everything our family needed. The kids particularly enjoyed using the heated pool after a long day at the beach. Nicely located to give access to some of Devons most beautiful beaches. We have had a great holiday which was just what was needed after long period of lockdown. Thanks Andy

    — Jason Grove, 30 Jul 2020
  • Enjoyed another beautiful July week at the Lodge, the whole place and surrounding area is beautiful and peaceful.

    — Daniel Gibbin, 28 Jul 2020

Highlights

  • A spacious lodge, which sleeps 4-5 people.
  • Large sunny balcony with fantastic views over the Taw Valley.
  • Wonderful location for exploring the North Devon coast and Exmoor National Park.
  • Easy access to some of the best beaches in the UK.
  • Two bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room and WC.
  • Perfect for golfers, ramblers, photographers, bird-watchers and cyclists.

Location


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Walking up to the front of Dunster Lodge