Valley Lodge

Exebridge, Devon (Ref. 1062591)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “We stayed here in 2019 and would have returned, but 2020 was cancelled, so we booked for 2021.”

    The property was the same except that the warm wood exterior is now smart grey-and-slate. It’s clean and spacious, and has everything that a large group (sleeps 7) would need, including a dishwasher and a washing-machine, and except perhaps a small fruit or veg knife. There’s a fridge with freeze-box in the kitchen area, which has electric cooker and microwave, plus a large fridge-freezer in the walk-in larder, and the table seats 6. There’s a large en-suite bathroom in the Master, ...

    The property was the same except that the warm wood exterior is now smart grey-and-slate. It’s clean and spacious, and has everything that a large group (sleeps 7) would need, including a dishwasher and a washing-machine, and except perhaps a small fruit or veg knife. There’s a fridge with freeze-box in the kitchen area, which has electric cooker and microwave, plus a large fridge-freezer in the walk-in larder, and the table seats 6. There’s a large en-suite bathroom in the Master, which has a balcony overlooking the big garden, plus a very large family bathroom with bath and shower, toilet and sink, and another small separate toilet. The garden is huge, bounded by fencing on 3 sides and the River Exe on the 4th, so perhaps not the best place for young children and/or small dogs. Our two Irish Setters, however, absolutely loved it, and this year I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a kingfisher, an amazing experience. There’s wifi, DV’s, games and books, but phone reception is only possible standing in the garden. It’s also not far to Dulverton, a delightful little town with several cafes and restaurants, a Co-op for groceries, and other useful shops. Tarr Steps is worth a visit, also Withypool, where there’s a small PO/shop and a cafe selling amazing cream teas, cakes, and main meals. Thoroughly recommend the Lodge and the whole area for sightseeing.

    - Mrs Crisp, July 2021

The property

About 2 miles from Exebridge, very privately sheltered along the magnificently wooded Exe valley, a large, detached, single-storey lodge in 1½ acres of riverside meadow, approached over 100 yards of gravel drive.

Fantastic for those seeking escape from urban life; no light pollution, so perfect for star-gazing during outdoor suppers or strolls along the river.

Sightings of deer, badger, fox very likely.

Fly-fishermen will enjoy the 200 metres of fishing rights attached to the property (or you can fly-fish with tuition in Exbridge).

Three shallow steps (no handrail) up to open porch; big living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge, electric cooker, walk-in larder with fridge-freezer) with TV/DVD, lofty ceiling and views across the river valley; hall (washing machine in cupboard); loo.

Four bedrooms - a king-size double with TV, en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower) and doors to romantic verandah (table/chairs) with serene views; another king-size double with TV; a twin, and a single; bathroom (suite plus hand-shower and separate shower).

A wonderful hideaway in a glorious area.

Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with veranda access and en-suite bath, handheld shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, landline phone
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for six cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome - additional charge for 2nd dog
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Please note: This property has a steep slope leading to the river, dogs and children should be supervised at all times
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: There are 200 metres of fishing rights attached to the property

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location

EXEBRIDGE

Dulverton 3 miles.

Exebridge is a village that lies on the River Exe, which also marks the border between the counties of Devon and Somerset. Amidst beautiful rural surroundings shaped by the River Exe, Exebridge is situated near the southern tip of Exmoor and three miles from the town of Dulverton. The picturesque countryside with ancient woodland is populated by elusive red deer, foxes, badgers and owls, plus the river provides superb fishing for either novice or seasoned fishermen. There is also a fly fishing school in Exebridge, and the local 374 acre Wimbleball Lake also offers great fishing and water sport opportunities. Dulverton is a historic town in the Barle river valley offering excellent shops and almost 100 listed buildings, plus the Exmoor National Park is within easy reach, and the River Barle, the largest river that flows through the National Park is popular with canoeists. Exebridge is a rural delight and an ideal base for a relaxing break.