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“The best weekend we have ever had!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ivyleaf Hill | Stratton, Bude EX23 9LD, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Bude
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The best weekend we have ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We have just stayed in the Nuthatch Lodge for 3 nights. (15feb - 18feb) The Lodge was beautiful, it was finished to a very high spec and the location was idyllic. Jools and Russell were very accommodating and made our stay perfect. The hot tub was amazing! The area is so calm and relaxing, and we couldn't have wished for anything more! I would most certainly return again and highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a relaxing retreat! Perfect!

Room Tip: Definately choose a lodge with a hot tub! It is definately worth it!!!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Russell T, Owner at Ivyleaf Combe, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Wow! What a fab title, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an awesome review! And yes I agree with you that having the hot tubs really help (especially with the weather!) All of our lodges have their own hot tub so you are more than welcome to come visit us and stay in any other lodge too! Reading such wonderful reviews really makes us proud of our small but lovely park. we really do hope to see you again soon. Many thanks Jools and Russell Trotter
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Coventry
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from 4 nights in the Kingfisher lodge. The first thing I noticed was how spotless the lodge was. Everything was perfectly clean! Even the shower.
Jools & Russell very kindly provide a high chair & travel cot free of charge for babies & both of these were as good as new too. It saved us a lot of space in the car having those!
We have stayed in around 10 different lodges now, each have been great but this is our favourite now. The location was perfect, everything you might need is a 5 minute drive away in Bude & Padstowe, Port Isaac etc are not far away.
All 3 of us loved the hot tub, we always chose lodges with hot tubs, but this one was perfect, the view was lovely & the park felt very safe so we felt comfy using the lodge at night time once baby was in bed. (I'm a bit of a wimp & usually get a bit spooked in the dark countryside)
The only downside was that the tap water didn't get as warm as im used to, but it wasnt too cold to have a shower in.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Russell T, Owner at Ivyleaf Combe, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
On behalf of myself and Russell, thank you so much for the fabulous review! Kingfisher lodge does indeed have a perfect view, especially whilst sitting in the hot tub! We always hope to help out any of our guests and providing high chairs and cots is just one of these ways, having young children ourselves we are fully aware of car space whilst travelling!! We are always available to be contacted should any of our guests need extra items in the lodges. Please come back again, we will look forward to it! kindest Jools and Russell Trotter
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I would most definitely return! Amazing lodge, so clean. Full utilities that you may need. Plenty of space. Hottub is fabulous.

Beds were quite hard being the only slight downside. However, this is personal preference.

If you want a luxury stay in this area - you MUST stay here!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Russell T, Owner at Ivyleaf Combe, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for such a lovely review and we look forward to seeing you back here in cornwall soon.
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I can honestly say this is one of the best short breaks we have ever taken!!!.(4th-8th February 2013)
We were greeted by Jools as soon as we arrived who took us to our lodge (Otter) and showed us around.
This lodge is very well equipped and spacious and has all of the mod cons you would expect. These lodges are ideal for couples that just to want to get away from it all. It is in an ideal location, very quiet yet close enough to local amenities, shops and some lovely beaches.
The hot tub was the icing on the cake for us and despite the wind and the rain it did not stop us from using it every night, absolutely brilliant!!!!.
The hot tub was checked every afternoon by Russ (Jools husband) just to make sure it was safe to use. The park is kept spotlessly clean ( as are the cabins) and are a credit to Jools and Russ who obviously work very hard to maintain a very high standard. We would defnately go there again and have no hesitation to recommend it to anybody who is looking for a short break.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Russell T, Owner at Ivyleaf Combe, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Wow thank you for such a fantastic review - we're so glad you enjoyed your stay so much.

We are a small company and we work very hard to ensure guests expectations are exceeded and so we really appreciate when we get such fantastic reviews like this. Thank you.

Look forward to seeing you back here again soon.

Jools and Russell
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Our stay was from 19th January until the 26th January 2013. We were originally booked in Robin Lodge but got upgraded to Toad Lodge as there was building works going which we grately appreciated. We had a very warm welcome by Russell and Jools who were happy to show us around the lodge and were very friendly! We had tastely local treats awaiting us which was a lovely touch. Everything was extremely clean and the kitchen had great facilities, such as a dishwasher which was handy! HOTTUB WAS AMAZING - we went in it at least every evening and however cold it was outside it didn't matter, the views from it were great. It was so relaxing! The dvd selection avalible on the site is a nice idea - great for a rainy afternoon.

Great location. 5 minute drive into Bude and local supermarket Morrisons. Fantastic beach and walks nearby - we recommend strangles, you can get some lovely photos here. A trip to Boscastle is recommended - however it is quiet in Winter. We went to Newquay Zoo - and this was brilliant.

All in all an amazing stay at Ivyleaf Combe full of memories. We highly recommend and we look to return for another relaxing holiday in the future.

Mark and Rach.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Russell T, Owner at Ivyleaf Combe, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you Mark and Rachel for such a glowing and informative review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

Glad you enjoyed the hot tub and we agree the views are great during the day and even better at night if the sky is clear and you can watch the stars.

Hopefully you can come back again soon and maybe stay in the new lodge we are getting ready for this year.

Jools.
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Stayed here from 18th-21st January in Otter. What a beautiful place. Jools & Russell were wonderful hosts and seemed to be eager and pleased to help. Jools showed us round the lodge when we checked in and even though we were early made us feel comfortable and very welcome from the minute we arrived. The cider and cookies on arrival were a lovely addition and were very nice. The lodge was spacious, warm and well equipped. The four poster bed was a great touch and was very comfortable. The lodges are in a beautiful location and perfect for a relaxed and quiet stay. Obviously we could not leave a review without commenting on the hot tub! Amazing just the perfect way to unwind after a hard day of doing nothing :) it was so lovely particularly when it was so cold and rainy outside. Thank you for a wonderful stay, already looking forward to our next holiday here in May, just wish it was sooner.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Russell T, Owner at Ivyleaf Combe, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for a great review and we're so glad you've decided to come back so soon - the highest praise we can hope for.

Look forward to seeing you back here in May.

Russ and Jools.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Loved staying here! Would defintelty stay again. Lodge kitted out to a fantastic standard and the hot tub in the evening was pure luxury. Very warm and cosy on the inside and a great location to venture around Bude. Would stay again and highly recommend.

We had a double bedroom and another room with two (fairly large) single beds, all cosy and very clean.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Fox lodge, very private and romantic.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Russell T, Owner at Ivyleaf Combe, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for your review we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate you taking the time to let us know

Hope to see you back here soon.

Jools and Russell
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Address: Ivyleaf Hill | Stratton, Bude EX23 9LD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Bude
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Bude
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestling in a beautiful wooded valley, offering the peace and tranquility of the countryside, and yet is only minutes away from the unspoiled seaside town of Bude and some of the most magnificent sandy beaches in the country. Discover your perfect holiday. If you are looking for the ultimate in self-catering accommodation then you will find no better than our lodges - these really are something special either for the family holiday or romantic break. ... more   less 
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