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Pine Lodge With Spectacular Sea Views And Sunsets The Perfect Romantic Get-Away

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lodge in Kingsbridge, Devon, England - Stunning And Peaceful Location. Less Than A Mile From The Beach

Heron's Lodge is beautiful pine lodge situated less than a mile from the family-owned sandy beach at Bantham, with its dunes and river mouth. It has a decking area with a table and two chairs, and a view overlooking the sea. Bantham has an excellent pub, The Sloop, and the village store caters for all your essential needs and is also a coffee shop(open mornings only off season). The lodge boasts easy access to a number of beautiful cliff-top and inland walks. Kingsbridge, the nearest town, is just 3 miles away. Beautiful Salcombe, Dartmouth and alternative Totnes are within easy travelling distance by car. 4G mobile phone signal available. Wired internet access for laptops. Free wi fi for tablets and i pads at the the local pub and shop. Please note: FRIDAY CHANGEOVERS ONLY from May-September.

Caroline Montague
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Caroline Montague

We are an outgoing and friendly couple who really enjoy letting our lodge to different people. Our aim is to make our guests happy and ensure that they have a relaxing and memorable holiday.

Caroline Montague purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Caroline Montague chose South Hams

It is in an unbeatable location: Peaceful and quiet, near pretty thatched villages and 10 minutes drive from the picturesque market town of Kingsbridge. It overlooks Bantham and Bigbury sandy beaches, with a direct view of Burgh Island. Sometimes you can see what is reputed to be the world's only working sea tractor transporting people from Bigbury to the island. The art deco hotel on Burgh Island is often featured on travel programmes. Noel Coward and Agatha Christie have both stayed at the hotel, and one of Christie's Hercule Poirot movies was filmed there. The A38 and railway station are only 30 minutes drive away. Dartmoor is half an hour's drive. Beautiful Salcombe takes 20 minutes in the car and Dartmouth only 40 minutes. Plymouth city is 45 minutes away. What more can you ask for?

What makes this cabin unique

It is close to Kingsbridge, and has magnificent sea views, superb sandy beaches, fabulous walks and beautiful sunsets. Private, off road parking is available next to the Lodge.It is an easy walk to the local pub, The Sloop, which has excellent food.The Lodge is even organically varnished inside. It is totally safe from floods. Herons Lodge is very well insulated, so it is guaranteed to be cosy and warm all year round.The location has everything going for it. Come and see for yourselves!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'A wonderful setting for a peaceful break; so glad we found this jewel of a place! Thank you for both being so welcoming' - Adrian and Simone

'What a wonderful place, the lodge is fantastic with amazing views. We will be back!' - Katie and Nick

'What a wonderful spot - the lodge is a delight ... Thank you' - Jack and Ann
Oct 2012
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Bantham Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Sleeps two in an open plan double bedroom/living area.
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We love all animals and had dogs for many years. We now have two tabby cats, BUT ARE SORRY TO BE UNABLE TO ACCEPT PETS IN THE CABIN, in order to keep it allergy free for all guests. Outside: There is a decking area with a table and two chairs. It is surrounded by trees and a garden. There is off-road private parking next to the lodge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Heron's Lodge is thoroughly cleaned at every changeover. There is a professional linen service with white cotton bedding and shower mat. Guests need to bring their own towels.


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Pine Lodge With Spectacular Sea Views And Sunsets The Perfect Romantic Get-Away
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Heron lodge was exactly as the pictures showed on the website. A haven of peace and tranquility.

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful location to explore Devon and the costal path. Lots of lovely walks so no need to use the car every day. Caroline and John made us very welcome and the lodge was extremely private, secluded and quiet. To sit and look at the view we started to relax immediately and wished we had booked two weeks instead of one. However it was lovely and we hope to return next year. Siobhain and Kevin

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Comfortable Swedish style chalet overlooking stunning view of the sea and Burgh island.

  • 4 of 5

Just as described, this is a small but perfectly formed wooden chalet in the grounds of a lovely house in Bantham. It's perfect for a base from which to walk down to the beach, a great local pub and shop..and along the coastal path. Bigbury on sea is on the other side of the estuary, where you can walk at low tide over to Burgh island or venture further afield to explore more of beautiful Devon. It's a long way from Yorkshire.. but we hope to be back before too long..!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Good private location with lovely view

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in the chalet. Very clean tidy and simple. Thanks.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Comfortable, peaceful retreat with superb view.

  • 5 of 5

Friendly and informative greeting by hosts to clean and straightforward chalet. Perched atop the hillside, the view of the sea and Burgh Island is wonderful. Spacious, private decking and inside light and welcoming. Perfect base to explore so many local treasures the area has to offer.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Words cannot say how good it is

  • 5 of 5

Our little holiday was so tranquil and relaxing .

The pine cabin overlooks the sea and burgh island , a truly wonderful setting .

Would recommend to anyone , and we'll defiantly be back .

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Peace & quiet at last.

  • 5 of 5

When arriving you would never even know that the lodge existed, (to be honest, I was a little concerned) but after being shown there I couldn't believe it.

There are fantastic views over Burgh Island, (I think that's its name) and such an easy walk to the beach and the local pub serves amazing food which is around 1/4 mile away.

I visited in March 2017 & the weather was not as good as I could imagine it would be in the summer but it was so warm in there I would recommend this place for any time of the year.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sloop Inn(olde worlde pub) Bantham
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
A38 and M5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sloop Inn, Bantham
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary


Heron's Lodge is less than a mile to the family-owned sandy beach at Bantham, with its dunes and river mouth. It is possible to walk to the beach in under twenty minutes, or to drive there within a couple of minutes.


The nearest airport is Exeter, about an hour's drive away. Totnes railway station can take as little as half an hour in the car. Buses operate from Totnes railway station to Kingsbridge and a taxi would then be needed for the 10 min drive to the Lodge. Prebooked car hire is available from the railway station. Guests are recommended to bring a car, for maximum enjoyment of the area.


Kingsbridge is the nearest town; it is 3 miles away. Beautiful Salcombe, Dartmouth and alternative Totnes are within easy travelling distance by car. Plymouth, the nearest city, is about a 45 minute drive from Heron's Lodge.

Further Details:

Kingsbridge benefits from two large supermarkets, Tesco and Morrisons, and a wide range of local shops. There is a Farmer's Market twice a month. It has a good selection of places to eat. Kingsbridge also has a large leisure centre with a swimming pool, gym, squash and badminton facilities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A £70 non-refundable deposit by cheque is payable at the time of booking. The balance is payable in cash on arrival. For late bookings(within 2 weeks) the total is payable in cash on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays only May until September. Flexible dates outside this period.

Notes on prices:
Prices include linen and electricity (but not towels).

Short break prices available on application (minimum 3 nights from £150).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.