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Otter Lodge

Dawlish (2mls NW), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Purpose converted lodge in idyllic and secluded streamside setting in the Ashcombe Valley
  • A beautifully quiet retreat with lovely decked area with seating, a perfect place to sit and spot wildlife
  • Nearby Dawlish connects you to London Paddington in two and a half hours by train
Property code: 60509

This property is in a secluded setting on the edge of the owners’ garden and working small-holding with an abundance of farm animals, a perfect base for couples looking to explore and relax.

This property lies quietly within the Ashcombe Valley. The attractive coastal town of Dawlish only 1.5 miles away, is part of the Exe Estuary, a National Nature Reserve and one of the most important areas for wildfowl and wading birds in the country, ever popular with walkers and cyclists. Just slightly further along the coast discover Teignmouth (4 miles), an enigmatic resort boasting a host of pubs, restaurants, pier, local shops and a farmer's market. Continue west to explore The English Riviera and the South Hams; including Torquay (11 miles), Paignton (14 miles), Dartmouth (21 miles) and Salcombe (33 miles). Other attractions close by include Ashcombe Activity Centre, Go Ape, Bike hire, Haldon Forest, the stunning cathedral city of Exeter, Dartmoor National Park and numerous National Trust properties including Agatha Christies Greenway all within 20 miles.

From the parking area stroll along the grassy path, through the stunning gardens, and step inside this delightful property, and here you will discover a beautifully light and bright open-plan studio style lounge/diner/sleeping area. The lounge area boasts a TV/DVD and wood burner, the sleeping area has double bed with countryside views, and patio doors to the outside make this a perfect place to relax and recharge after a day exploring. Located to the side and ideally situated in a separate room is the pretty little kitchen and this offers an electric combi microwave/oven and gas hob and fridge with ice compartment, and further to this, completing the offering inside the property is a lovely contemporary shower room with shower and WC.

Stepping outside via the patio doors from the lounge area, further highlights are in store in the form of a fabulous decked area with garden furniture and a charcoal BBQ, and this looks out onto the idyllic stream and animals in the neighbouring field. From here you may spot Kingfishers or even an otter. The whole rear area is enclosed, and this also comprises a lawn meaning that you can sit and enjoy the sun on a warm day. Handily, storage for outdoor equipment is also provided in the form of a generously proportioned outdoor cupboard. Private off-road parking for one car is provided at the top of the garden to the property.

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric combi microwave/oven and gas hob and fridge with ice compartment
  • Private off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Beach, pubs and shops 2 miles
  • TV/DVD in the lounge area
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Decked area with seating and charcoal BBQ
  • Regret no children
  • No smoking permitted, either inside the property or on the veranda, thank you
  • No EV charging facilities at this property - nearest station is in Dawlish
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  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Julie Clarke

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Julie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Craig, 30th July 2022

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Beautiful place Set in a fantastic location

Reviewed by Pamela, 23rd July 2022

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Absolutely amazing location for peace and tranquility. Lots of spiders and flies though.

Reviewed by elaine, 16th July 2022

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Lovely location in a glorious setting with private garden and entertained by a variety of birds around the stream that flows past the garden.

Reviewed by David, 2nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Teresa, 18th June 2022

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Reviewed by Jane, 11th June 2022

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Beautiful location with a lot of wildlife, owners very helpful Lodge very clean and well equipped, roads very narrow in places. A nice place to relax with incredible birds including a kingfisher ideal for bird watchers.

Reviewed by Christine, 4th June 2022

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Reviewed by Brian, 7th May 2022

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Reviewed by Debbie, 26th September 2020

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The lodge is in a beautiful setting, we saw lots of different birds including kingfishers. It was very peaceful, just the soothing sound of running water from the stream. Very relaxing.

Reviewed by Rachael, 19th September 2020

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Otter Lodge is the perfect place if you are looking for peace, relaxation and being surrounded by the natural world. A cosy little lodge with stunning views situated next to a stream. We saw all sorts of wildlife, including white throated dipper, kingfisher, a stoat and bats. Woken by a barn owl screeching in the tree next to the property. The smalRead morel holding had cows, sheep, pigs, chickens and a shire horse. The whole experience was an absolute delight and will definitely be returning Hide

Reviewed by Samantha, 12th September 2020

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Beautiful cottage and location. Very clean. Friendly owners.

Reviewed by Barry, 5th September 2020

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Lovely location for a quiet & peaceful holiday. Late afternoon/evening drinks on the veranda, watching out for the kingfisher & listening to the sounds of the babbling brook. Perfect accommodation for 2 + 1 four legged friend. Gravel Path down to lodge could be a problem for those not too steady on their feet.

Reviewed by Patrick, 29th August 2020

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What a perfect country retreat, especially in these times. Where better than a comfortable cabin in a peaceful valley by a pretty stream, surrounded by birdsong and animals, yet close to town and seaside. Enjoy your breakfast on the terrace by the sparkling waters. We saw a beautiful kingfisher and a graceful heron - and the owls serenaded us at niRead moreght. We recommend you say hello to Richard and Tracey, the owners, lovely people, and they might show you round their farm. The perfect escape. Hide

Reviewed by Maxton, 22nd August 2020

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We had a wonderful, relaxing week at the lodge. We found it very easy to find, however for folks not used to narrow countryside lanes disconcerting. The owner was very helpful, lots of interesting places nearby. You won't regret having a holiday hear. Every thing you need. We even spotted the local Kingfisher who visited the water way twice.

Reviewed by Paul, 15th August 2020

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Beautifully relaxing location in idyllic surroundings. From watching the entertainment of the farm animals in the adjoining fields to the daily visit of the kingfisher to the brook via the covered patio we had an away from It all, revitalising break that we would reccommend to any nature lover. Even torrential rain could not spoil this holiday.

Reviewed by John, 8th August 2020

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