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1 of 13Curlew Lodge is one of eight fully-accessible lodges set in over 10 acres of Devon countryside.
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Curlew Lodge is one of only eight fully-accessible, lakeside lodges on a small family-run holiday complex called Blagdon Farm in Devon. Curlew has a comfortable and practical living area with wide patio doors leading out to a south-facing private terrace overlooking magnificent views over our own coarse-fishing lake to the rolling Devon fields and woodland beyond.
Curlew has a double bedroom with a king-sized bed and a twin room with two full-sized single beds - all beds are made with with crisp white Egyptian-cotton sheets. There is an HDTV with built in DVD/CD in the lounge and a second TV in the master bedroom. The kitchen is equipped with an oven & hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer and dishwasher. All our lodges have individually-controlled gas central heating, double g...Curlew Lodge is one of only eight fully-accessible, lakeside lodges on a small family-run holiday complex called Blagdon Farm in Devon. Curlew has a comfortable and practical living area with wide patio doors leading out to a south-facing private terrace overlooking magnificent views over our own coarse-fishing lake to the rolling Devon fields and woodland beyond.
Curlew has a double bedroom with a king-sized bed and a twin room with two full-sized single beds - all beds are made with with crisp white Egyptian-cotton sheets. There is an HDTV with built in DVD/CD in the lounge and a second TV in the master bedroom. The kitchen is equipped with an oven & hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer and dishwasher. All our lodges have individually-controlled gas central heating, double glazing and they are fully-accessible featuring extra-wide doorways, grab rails, and lever taps. There is also a fully accessible wet room with a power shower. Each lodge has a private parking space immediately outside and a covered porch where guests can store bikes, surfboards, walking boots and mobility equipment. Each lodge has access to a washing line and there is a barbecue area.
Blagdon Farm offers a range of on-site facilities to enhance your holiday, including: Free wifi throughout the site; indoor heated swimming pool with hoist and steps for ease of access (open from Easter until the end of October); 1.5 acre coarse fishing lake, stocked with carp (common, mirror and ghost), rudd, roach, perch and bream - there is a grass path, stoned underneath, leading gently down from the lodges to the lake which is approximately 50m away; Fishing shack selling bait and hiring out angling equipment; Games room with Xbox, book/DVD library, snooker, fussball and table tennis; and playing field & orchard/woodland walk. Some of our lodges accept dogs.
Blagdon Farm is the perfect place from which to explore Devon and Cornwall and you'll be sure of a very warm welcome. Set in the heart of Ruby country (so called after the Ruby Red cattle farmed locally), Blagdon Farm is within an easy drive of the wide sandy North Cornwall beaches at Bude and Widemouth Bay, the stunning Cornish resorts of Boscastle and Padstow (home to Rick Stein's famous seafood restaurant), and the spectacular scenery of Dartmoor and Exmoor. The ancient port of Clovelly and historic Tintagel Castle are close by and the attractions of the Eden Project, the Tate St. Ives, and RHS Rosemoor Gardens are all within easy reach.
The bright lights of Launceston, with its ancient castle, steam railway and bustling shopping centre, is just 10 miles away. Here you will find Tescos, a retail park and many local shops. The pretty market town of Holsworthy is just 5 miles away where you will find crafts, excellent local produce and there is a market every Wednesday.
Established in the late 1990s, the accommodation at Blagdon Farm, previously rated at 4 and 5 stars with an Accessibility rating of M3A, was a South West Excellence Award Winner in 2007.More
Stayed again in Curlew. This is our 4th time there and I'm so sorry to say there has been a deterioration in standards since the new owners have taken over. Rubbish and mess is piling up. The swimming pool water looked a bit mucky although...More
Spotlessly clean and comfortable cottage. Lovely view to look at when sitting outside.
So good to be able to go swimming on a hot day.
Hosts could not have been more accommodating. Selection of beer on sale in Dippers bar excellent.
We hope to return...More
We have just come back from a week's break and we would just like to say how we both feel relaxed after a nice quiet holiday with beautiful surroundings.
Karen came out to find us when we got lost before we arrived,. Damn the Sat...More
Date of stay: April 2016
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Management response:Responded April 30, 2016
Thank you so much for such a lovely review and we will have an opportunity to welcome you back at some point in the future.
We had a lovely few days over Easter at Curlew for my Mum's birthday .. on the rainy days it was warm and cosy and on the one sunny day we had (Mum's birthday), we enjoyed brunch on the balcony with lovely views of the...More
Date of stay: March 2016
Management response:Responded April 18, 2016
Thank you so much for your lovely review and we hope we'll have an opportunity to welcome you back to Blagdon Farm at some point in the future.
Attractions within a 25 mile radius include:<North Devon coast including Bude, Widemouth Bay, Saunton Sands and Westward Ho!:<North Cornwall coast including Padstow and Port Isaac.<The magnificent moors of Dartmoor to the East, Exmoor to the North and Bodmin Moor to the West.<Lundy Island (day trips by boat from Bideford available in season)<Roadford Reservoir and Tamar Lakes, walk, wheel or cycle around the lake, or enjoy a range of watersports including windsurfing, sailing, kayacking and fishing.<Launceston, ancient stannery town and capital of Cornwall.<Holsworthy, bustling market town with charming square and market every Wednesday.<Clovelly, privately owned ancient port with it's reknown cobbled high street (please note an entrance charge applies)<Bude, fabulous coastal resort and ho...
The lodge is located in rural Devon and is the perfect place to have a peaceful and restful holiday. The nearest train station is Okehampton (about 17 miles to the South East) and buses do run to Holsworthy and Launceston, but essentially, you will need a car to get about, although there are local taxis and car hire companies - both are reasonably priced. Most supermarkets are happy to deliver to our lodges, some guests order their food to arrive on the day they arrive and we are happy to supervise delivery as long as we are aware in advance and it comes after Midday.