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Blagdon Farm - Chaffinch

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Chaffinch Lodge is one of only eight fully-accessible, lakeside lodges on a small family-run holiday complex called Blagdon Farm in Devon. Chaffinch 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. Chaffinch has a double bedroom with a king-sized bed and a twin room with two full-sized singles - all beds made 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 glazin...Chaffinch Lodge is one of only eight fully-accessible, lakeside lodges on a small family-run holiday complex called Blagdon Farm in Devon. Chaffinch 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. Chaffinch has a double bedroom with a king-sized bed and a twin room with two full-sized singles - all beds made 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
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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
Interaction with guests
Blagdon Farm is a small family-owned business where guests are welcomed with a locally-sourced complimentary Devon cream tea. We will welcome you and show you to your lodge and are happy to answer any questions and deal with any issues during your stay. There is tourist information (including money-off vouchers) available in the vestibule of the swimming pool.
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

Beautiful area! This holiday cottage was clean and very well equipt, all on one floor with wide doors and a easy access kitchen, a fair sized wet room suitable for wheel chair users. Nice French windows open out onto a balcony with a bird feeder...More

Date of stay: May 2019
2  Thank Drinty74
Reviewed September 2, 2016

The Blagdon Farm complex is great. A nice pool, games room and bar area. The real attraction for most will likely be the Coarse Fishing lake, which is easily accessible from the lodge. It seems well stocked with fish, which are in great condition and...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank goldfishwatcher
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Reviewed April 22, 2016

The lodge was beautiful, warm and welcoming and one of the best equipped places I think I have ever stayed in. The owners were lovely and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We loved the lake to fish in and the pool and our...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed January 5, 2016

My wife, son and our labrador spent a four night break in a Chaffinch lodge last week. The lodges are extremely comfortable and set in a lovely lake side setting in beautiful Devon countryside. We were well looked after by the owners and much appreciated...More

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank Derek W
Reviewed October 14, 2015

Well, what can we say other than, "Can't wait till next time ". This was our second visit and we will be back as soon as we can! Lovely spot, peaceful location. Weather was good, Chaffinch very welcoming and well equipped, hosts couldn't have been...More

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