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Cosy Nordic Lodge stay in Exeter

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin


About the property

Awesome space in which to sleep, and socialise then wake up to amazing views!

This deceptively spacious timber Reindeer Lodge comfortably sleeps four people easily.

Perfect for a fun or romantic getaway or for some exquisite peace and quiet.

The space

The Reindeer Lodge provides an unforgettable fun experience !

Privately set on its own decked terrace ,sheltered and secluded in its own space, in the two and a half acre grounds of our home on the edge of Exeter, you are in your own world!

Beautifully atmospheric, it provides very spacious accommodation for up to four people giving an up market 'clamping type' feel, but better !!

The eight sided space has seating all around the walls which converts to four bunk house style beds and still has seating remaining.

Continental B/fast provided.

All bedding and towels are provided and toilet and washing facilities (no shower) with hot water are in the main house,only 30 metres away from the lodge.

Atmospheric lighting for the evenings is provided by battery powered lights and there are four electric power points in the lodge with two USB charging points for mobile phones etc. An electric fan heater is provided for chilly mornings/ nights,plus toaster and a kettle. Free Wifi is available but can sometimes be weak inside the lodge tho good on the deck.The is no cooking in the Lodge. But disposable BBQ's can be used on the deck.

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Peter Saunders
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2018


Exeter Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet/Wash Basin - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(1 traveler review)

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Cosy Nordic Lodge stay in Exeter
average rating of 2.0 based on 1 reviews

Overblown advertising, very uncomfortable

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The owners seemed to be inexperienced with renting properties and detailing what they actually provide. Interestingly, I see they have altered a few of the online descriptions since our stay. The stay was for myself, my husband, and our 5 yr old.

Wifi worked sporadically and not with the password provided but by piggybacking off other local services. The internet never worked at all. The refrigerator was a camping plastic box with frozen blocks inside. Self catering meals would not be possible given the actual facilities, even if there were space.

Originally, the listing said it sleeps 6; now it says sleeps 4. Even with that alteration, 4 children might be able to handle it. Not 4 adults, not without great discomfort. Wooden benches line the walls of the lodge. The "beds", if you can call them that, were an added plank-width to the original bench in 4 locations, very short (I'm just over 5 ft and I was too long), not as wide as a sleeping bag, and the added planks each supported by a 2x4 that was not properly fixed to the floor. We slept very badly.

The owners describe the lodge as "deceptively spacious". It is not. If anything, it is deceptively small. It doesn't help that they overfilled the lodge, unlike shown in the photos, with knickknacks and stools and candles and paraphernalia, plus 3 animal skin rugs on the floor that shed hair copiously.

The bathing facilities were different than advertised. Again, I see this has been altered in online description since we left. It was described as a toilet and bathing facilities within walk of the lodge, attached to the house. In actuality, it was a toilet and sink inside the main house, through a back entrance which you had to walk around a 4 ft drop wall, and no showering or bathing.

Originally we booked for 3 nights. We only stayed for 2. We could not tolerate the facilities any longer and headed home early.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is our third year renting out the Reindeer Lodge advertised on a different web site ,where we have 86 massively positive reviews.The lodge is hugely popular with groups and families and is rarely available. I hardly think that is inexperienced. I believe this is a classic case of Jean not reading the listing description properly and expecting something totally different. We did suspect as much when she asked if she needed to bring bedding, which it states we supply. We have NEVER altered the description , there would be absolutely no advantage in doing so. The lodge is exactly as described in all listings we have advertised. There are and always have been,four beds,each six feet long,we can't change that as they convert from the seating.We have NEVER said there are six !! There is a wash room for the Lodge guests sole use located 30 metres away,with proper toilet ,hot water and wash basin and as described ,no bath or shower. There is a fridge in the house for guests to store food if required but we also supply a large cold box with ice packs each day ,with all the essentials like milk, juice and butter for the breakfast we provide each morning. There is a kettle and toaster supplied in the lodge with electric heating and lighting but we also have candles and fairy lights for ambience ..This is a fun,alternative,wild,rustic,natural,'swallows and amazons',glamping type of experience in a Reindeer herders hut, not a week end in a country cottage.Every other guest we have had has embraced that ,we are sorry that you couldn't Jean.PLEASE READ THE LISTING DESCRIPTIONS PROPERLY.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
New Inn
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Exeter / Exminster
Nearest Train
2 Miles
St Davids
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Dawlish Warren
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.85
Cleaning fee $34.62

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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