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Blagdon Farm - Swallow

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Swallow Lodge is one of eight fully-accessible lodges set in over 10 acres of Devon countryside.
All lodges have South-facing private balconies with views across the fishing lake to the countryside
There is a snooker table and TV in the Games Room to enjoy in the evenings.
1 of 16Swallow Lodge is one of eight fully-accessible lodges set in over 10 acres of Devon countryside.
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Swallow Lodge is one of only eight fully-accessible, lakeside lodges on a small family-run holiday complex called Blagdon Farm in Devon. Swallow has a comfortable 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. Swallow has a double bedroom with a king-sized bed and a twin bedroom with full-sized single beds 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 f...Swallow Lodge is one of only eight fully-accessible, lakeside lodges on a small family-run holiday complex called Blagdon Farm in Devon. Swallow has a comfortable 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. Swallow has a double bedroom with a king-sized bed and a twin bedroom with full-sized single beds 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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
House Rules Our full house rules are available on our website under the Terms & Conditions section.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Helen J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

We have been going to Blagdon Farm for nearly 10 years but this was the 1st time under the ownership of Ian & Karen. From the moment we turned up we were made to feel very welcome. Karen came to show us round our lodge...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Scooter-Sharon
Reviewed January 2, 2016

Enjoyed a week here with my disabled mom . Excellent facilities ( loved the heated indoor pool). very wheelchair friendly. Made friends with the hens. great location accessible to both Cornwall and Devon .Fabulous hosts nothing too much trouble.

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Aprill R
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Reviewed October 17, 2015

Having visited with our young granddaughter in June, my husband and I came back for a restful week before the winter sets in. Everything in this lovely cottage and its tranquil surroundings perfect, especially for me in a wheelchair. We look forward to visiting again...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank dramadecore
Reviewed June 30, 2015

we stayed in this oh so delightfully situated cottage with our young granddaughter over from USA for a visit. It is ideal for a wheelchair user and I particularly liked the dropped work surface in the kitchen! Everything was of a high quality. Lovely welcome...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank dramadecore
Management response:Responded July 1, 2015

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you to Blagdon Farm again soon.

Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Swallow. The owners were very helpful, and the standards very high. The weather didn't behave during our stay, but with the indoor pool, games room etc, it was a perfect retreat. We highly recommend it, and already planning...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank SNatha
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Pool Table
Porch
Private Fishing Lake/River
Shared Indoor Pool
Shared Yard
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Does this vacation rental have a library?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighborhood
The area<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 reso...
Getting around
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.
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