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Blakewell Kingfisher

Barnstaple (2mls S), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A quiet and peaceful Scandinavian style property with fishing lakes on site
  • Stunning countryside views from the decked area overlooking the ponds
  • Visit Arlington Court, Tapeley Park and RHS Rosemoor Gardens for a great day out
Property code: 41662

Scandinavian style property situated in an idyllic, private location, in a quiet valley accessed via a small bridge and overlooked by the glorious Devon hills on the edge of Barnstaple.

A truly relaxing place that also offers a farm shop and fishing lakes. If you can bear to tear yourself away there is much to see and do nearby the coastal villages and towns of Braunton, Croyde, Woolacombe, Lynmouth, Lynton, Ilfracombe are all within a 30 minute drive. The National Trust property Arlington Court is just 4 miles and Knighthayes Court is a 45 minute drive. Just 10 miles from the local beach and 1.5 miles from the pub.

On entering the light and airy studio-style accommodation you will find yourself in the charming open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner/sleeping area which also has a wood burner, TV and DVD and French doors which lead out onto the decked balcony. The sleeping area with super-king-size zip-and-link can be made up as a twin on request. The well-equipped kitchen has everything you will need during your stay including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Exploring the studio further you will find a shower room with a walk in shower and WC.

Step outside to enjoy dining alfresco on the decked balcony area. Enjoy overlooking the ponds on the comfortable garden furniture and rear courtyard with access to private parking area providing ample space to park.

  • 1 super-king-size zip-and-link bed (which can be made up as a twin upon request)
  • 1 shower room with walk in shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Fly fishing available on site which can be arranged directly with the owner
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Electric heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Regret no children or babies
  • Beach 10 miles, pub 1.5 miles and small farm shop
  • TV/DVD
  • Ample parking
  • Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements.

Alice Newby

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Alice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Beryl, 11th June 2021

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Kingfisher was one of the best properties we have ever stayed in. Besides the thoughtfully appointed apartment, and the cleanliness, the location was so peaceful. We would totally recommend this cottage to our friends.

Reviewed by Linda, 4th June 2021

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Beautiful lodge, peaceful surroundings. A place to unwind and enjoy nature

Reviewed by Andrea, 28th May 2021

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Reviewed by Ced, 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Terry, 7th May 2021

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Beautiful place and location.

Reviewed by Simon, 23rd April 2021

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Beautiful lodge in a very private and idyllic setting. The owners were fantastic hosts, going the extra mile to make us feel welcome and at home. Would certainly recommend to anyone considering renting this lodge. Thanks again for a wonderful stay! Simon and Alex.

Reviewed by Melanie, 16th April 2021

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Everything you need for a quiet retreat. A lovely welcome from our hosts with wine and chocolates. Location easy to find and a perfect base for exploring the area. Very comfortable accommodation, highly recommend.

Reviewed by Steve, 23rd October 2020

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We had a lovely relaxing break at Blakewell Kingfisher. The owners David and Shirley could not have been more welcoming, friendly or helpful. The property is very comfortable, and was absolutely spotless. It's also in a great location, close to lots of lovely Devon countryside and beaches. We hope to return soon!

Reviewed by Sue, 16th October 2020

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What a wonderful location and cottage. We had a most enjoyable break. As previous guests have commented, the hosts could not be more accommodating.

Reviewed by Colin, 9th October 2020

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David and Shirley went above and beyond to welcome us into the lodge, They had thought of every little detail. They left milk in the fridge, bottle of wine and a box of After Eight Mints just what you need after a 5 hour trip. We will be booking the lodge again next year. I would highly recommend this place, its so peaceful and David and Shirley arRead moree always there if you require anything. Hide

Reviewed by Carl, 3rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Martin, 25th September 2020

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excellent location in peaceful surroundings,

Reviewed by Theresa, 4th September 2020

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This is our second stay and it really is a wonderful,peaceful place to stay. Lovely setting with nature all around you. David and Shirley greet you like long lost friends and are a lovely couple.

Reviewed by Andy, 28th August 2020

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Beautiful,peaceful location.Lovely warm welcome from the hosts. Perfect base from which to explore North Devon.Accommodation was perfect;well equipped,clean,roomy,comfortable.

Reviewed by Mandy, 21st August 2020

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Blakewell Kingfisher is truly a little piece of heaven in Devon! It is tucked away in a peaceful location yet easily accessible to all routes leading around Devon. The family are just lovely so friendly and welcoming and the lodge itself is a well proportioned well equipped and a very well presented home from home. We will definitely return there fRead moreor more Devon delight! It was our first venture out after self isolating for covid and we felt safe throughout can fully recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Jeremy, 14th August 2020

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Wonderful lodge in superb location, particularly enjoying the privacy. Made very welcome by the owners for whom nothing was too much trouble.

Reviewed by Catherine, 31st July 2020

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Lovely private cottage with deck overlooking a private pond. Everything was spotlessly clean which as this was our first trip out since the pandemic made us feel safe and comfortable. It was a bit strange meeting the owners with all of us in face masks but they were very welcoming and we would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by Joanne, 14th February 2020

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The cottage is absolutely outstanding. A home from home. Only issue is WIFi temperamental.

Reviewed by Lillian, 7th February 2020

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The lodge was very welcoming and so cosy as well as having lovely surroundings and walks around the fishery. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. All the places we wanted to visit were a short drive. Will go back for more

Reviewed by J, 21st December 2019

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Reviewed by Patricia, 13th September 2019

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Lovely, peaceful quiet location. Beautiful holiday lodge very clean and well equipped. Owners lovely and very helpful, but not intrusive.

Reviewed by Patricia, 6th September 2019

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Very nice accommodation, lovely and quiet, very comfortable.

Reviewed by Deborah, 30th August 2019

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Blakewell kingfisher was just perfect. My husband and I have busy lives so to come here to relax was just perfect. It was in a great location to get to places such as Ilfracolme, Woolacombe and many more. The people there were very warm and friendly and couldn't do enough to help

Reviewed by Dan, 16th August 2019

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My wife and I loved our week's stay at Blakewell. David & Shirley, the owners, are wonderful people who have created - along with their sons - a piece of 'Heaven in Devon' (as one of their guests put it!). We would be happy to return as it provided the 'perfect' retreat for us. We also enjoyed meeting Richard and John (the sons) and learning more aRead morebout the area. Hide

Reviewed by Steve, 26th July 2019

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Kingfisher lodge in Barnstaple was the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in. Our hosts David and Shirley made us very welcome. The surroundings are beautiful, peaceful and very private. Look forward to staying there again in the future.

Reviewed by John, 19th July 2019

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Kingfisher is a beautiful property in a beautiful setting only a few minutes drive from Barnstable, everything about the property reflects the quality and design that has gone into making this a really first class holiday accomadation. The interior is fashionable and made very comfortable with quality furnishings and dcor along with a quite spaciouRead mores bathroom with a walk in shower, large French style windows open onto the long veranda that's set over the carp pond.. a must revisit!!! Hide

Reviewed by Pamela, 5th July 2019

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Kingfisher Lodge was even better than the photos portrayed it was very peaceful and the surroundings so beautiful. Our hosts were very friendly but not intrusive and the tea room nearby were handy for lunch or homemade scones with of course Clotted cream. We enjoyed our stay so much we shall be returning next year.

Reviewed by Gay, 21st June 2019

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