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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.
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- Apr 08, 2018
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 Bantham
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!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Absolutely lovely lodge!
We had an absolutely amazing weekend staying at the lodge. It Was the perfect distance to drive to start point and Salcombe one day but also Bantham is lovely with the coastal path so we also spent a day locally! Due to the lodge being quite remote we actually spent our evenings in after a couple of drinks at the local pub. It was perfectly comfortable and cosy - and we were quite surprised how well equipped the kitchen was to cook dinner! I would highly recommend anyone stay here for a lovely memorable weekend :)
The place was even better then the photos. Very homely, secluded and peaceful. Caroline was a great host, friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended. Would definitely book again.
Stay at cabin
Good hosts. Very warm very clean. Great to see echo friendly products. Beautiful cats. Bed a bit soft. Would have liked hand soap in the bathroom. Stunning view.
Overall great location we did enjoy ourselves.
Beautiful location for touring South Devon, but some niggles with the cabin
We stayed for a week, and the cabin is clean and comfortable, with a lovely view to Burgh Island, (but see below). It is well-equipped, has an excellent hob (and oven). There are two wall radiators, which ensure that it is comfortable in the evenings.
However, as a previous reviewer has remarked, there are various niggles which detract from the overall experience: The fridge light, and the cooker hood light don't work. This may not sound like much, but the two kitchen downlighters illuminate, respectively, the sink and the wall radiator, and in the evening at this time of year, the hob and worksurface need a light, which would have been from the cooker hood. We reported this, and it may or may not be dealt with later in the year; we were told that they hoped we could manage without these.
The bedside light is broken.
The TV has extremely flaky reception. It has one of those little aerials that live behind it, and I suspect that a proper aerial would be much better.
The wall heater in the bathroom works for about 20 seconds, and then its thermostat turns it off, and it won't go back on again unless you turn it off at the switch, and leave it for about a minute, and then back on again. Repeat ad inf. Thes above might be less of a nuisance in summer, but they are noticeable at this time of year.
The other item is the general lack of storage space, or surfaces on which things can be set down. I can see that you decided against a wardrobe, (though I would certainly scrap the chair and put one in), but if no wardrobe, more hooks on the wall between the windows on the other side of the bed are needed. On the right-hand side of the bed is a dining table chair, which has no function other than acting as a bedside table. It could be replaced with a second set of drawers. In the bathroom, more hooks, say, over the towel ring. Ther is a standard little shelf ove rthe basin, but a couple more shelves on either side of the mirror would help.
The TV lives on top of the set of drawers (see owner's photos, No 6), using up more potential surface. Put it on the wall above the bed?
As a matter of accuracy, the deck furniture (photo 2) is not a teak table and 4 chairs, it's a much smaller iron table and 2 iron chairs.
Lastly, the view, the USP. It is fine from the decking. Inside, you only get the full view from the kitchen window - moving the table to the doors doesn't reveal the full view. Some foliage needs cut, back to the first vertical trunk on the left.
Fine for a weeks stay.
The cabin was initially in a super location. The narrow lane and the only access to Bantham Beach then made the location not so pleasurable to come and go.
Even using a Sat nav we found it hard to find and had to resort to phoning the owner. Directions on nearby signposts very poor. The cabin would benefit from decent seating and we found the bathroom very damp, the wall heater cut out after 10 seconds with a blue flash. All that said a good location for seeing all the nearby places which we found stunning.
Access to Bantham is by a single track road with passing places. During August the road is busy as Bantham is such a popular resort. We provide full detailed directions to the Lodge, in advance of travel, including an alternative to those provided by 'sat nav.' from the A38.
We provide 3 upright chairs, one 'tub style' armchair and two folded padded chairs, plus an outside table and 2 chairs. We try to use space effectively, without making the Lodge too cluttered with furniture.
Any damp issue in the shower/toilet room largely depends on whether the extractor fan has been used at all times and if the room has been aired from the rest of the Lodge, which is very warm dry and cosy.
All of our electrical appliances are PAT tested annually. We take safety issues very seriously and take immediate action if any appliances are reported faulty.
Property ok just lacked couple of home comforts.In a nice position
Located in a beautiful part of Devon. View is lovely, Burgh Island and sea but is obscured partly by bushes so when eating inside you look out at them and could be a fantastic view to wake up to. Could be rectified without destroying trees. Nice morning walk from lodge down to village via estuary to cafe, morning coffee and paper, another great view. Walk to beach, pub and cafe about 15/20 minutes, longer back as uphill. Too steep to take chairs etc. Car park £6 a day but beach is beautiful. It has surfing, bodyboarding etc plus retro food/drink vans. Bigbury worth a visit and Burgh island especially on Sea tractor (read the book about it located in lodge). Kingsbury about 20mins drive for supermarkets and shops. Lovely walks all around. Take park and ride at Salcombe also worth a visit and Hope Bay. The lodge could really do with a small wardrobe as clothes hung on hangers on coat pegs and I hate living out of a case for a week! Also a bedside table, had to use a chair! (Noticed these things were mentioned as long ago as 2013) Only 1 armchair so if you did want to watch TV had to put a bank of pillows at other end of bed. The lodge is not overlooked even though the farm road runs just in front of decking only used by locals, walkers and tractors. Doesn't get much sun because of trees but took table to side of lodge for 1st cuppa of day. The lighting is spotlights and an angle poise, not my idea of romantic! Could do with two nice bedside lamps (on a bedside table!) The road down to Bantham is single track with pull ins..you get used to it. Busy in good weather. Please read directions carefully and definitely take note of sat nav detour. This info should be top of page...it takes you down a single track with no pull ins, luckily met no oncoming Traffic! The lodge is a perfect retreat and if you don't mind the things I have pointed out you will have a lovely time, we did despite my 'moans' (it is the little things that niggle) Hope this info is useful. Oh..also had to buy 2 Eggcups but you'll be OK if you want a lemon Squeezer!
There is a clear view of Burgh Island from inside the Lodge, in the middle area. Guests are welcome to move the table and chairs to this position when they are eating, if required.
We position the outside table and chairs on the decking, so that there is a clear view of Burgh Island. Once again, guests are free to move the table and chairs around the decking area according to their wishes. Furniture inside and outside is light enough to be lifted and moved.
We have deliberately kept the view to one area, so that the Lodge retains maximum privacy. The bushes and trees are also a useful windbreak during the winter months, as the Lodge is open the whole year round.
The upright dining chair next to the bed can be used as an extra guest chair or to put clothes on during the night. It has not been mentioned before, but maybe it should be replaced by a small bedside table.
The angle poise lamp is intended for clear light, when reading in bed. We could replace it with a lamp with soft light, but then the reading facility would be lost. We have thought carefully about installing a small wardrobe, but in order to do this we would have to remove the armchair, as there is not enough space for both.
After due consideration we decided it was best to have hooks and hangers, alongside the chest of drawers for clothes storage, in order to be able to keep the armchair. Guests can park their car at the side of the Lodge, so it is easy to leave extra clothes in the car if required.
We also have two upright folding padded chairs, to offer a choice of seating.
It is helpful to have had the egg cups replaced. We should have noticed that they were missing ourselves!
Coast/Beach: 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. Travel: 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. Distances: 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.
Additional information about rental rates
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).