View towards the property
Relax on the outside decking area
Lounge with cosy woodburner
Lounge with cosy woodburner
Open-plan living area
Cosy woodburner
Kitchen/dining area
Open-plan living area
King-size bedroom
King-size bedroom
King-size bedroom
Spacious shower room
Pretty pond
Beautiful location
1 / 14  View towards the property
2 / 14  Relax on the outside decking area
3 / 14  Lounge with cosy woodburner
4 / 14  Lounge with cosy woodburner
5 / 14  Open-plan living area
6 / 14  Cosy woodburner
7 / 14  Kitchen/dining area
8 / 14  Open-plan living area
9 / 14  King-size bedroom
10 / 14  King-size bedroom
11 / 14  King-size bedroom
12 / 14  Spacious shower room
13 / 14  Pretty pond
14 / 14  Beautiful location

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
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Located within easy reach to explore the top attractions in North Devon and beyond
  • 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
  • Restaurants, cinema and theatre located within the market town of Barnstaple
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.

Sitting on the decked veranda of this Scandinavian-style lodge, guests can relax with al fresco drinks and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the owner’s trout fishery whilst taking in the view over the pretty pond directly infront of the property. The on-site cafe is great for nipping out for a coffee and cake, a cream tea, or some of the fishery’s own oak-smoked trout.

Light and airy with a homely feel, this lodge-style property has been laid out in a studio design, with the sleeping area at the far end of the room separated from the lounge by a half-height screen. The vaulted ceiling adds height to the room, creating a sense of space which feels even larger when you open the patio doors out onto the decked veranda where a table, chairs, and sun loungers ensure that guests can really enjoy this quiet space.

Keen anglers are going to find it hard to leave the fishery within which this property is situated, however, those who can tear themselves away will find plenty to see and do in the local area. Nip into Barnstaple just 3 miles away to stock up on supplies, grab a bite of lunch, or enjoy an evening at the theatre. The beautiful beaches in the area are unmissable, with the expansive beach at Saunton Sands (9 miles) being particularly impressive stretching out for over 3 miles ensuring that you can always find a spot even in the height of summer.

  • 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 and tea rooms on site
  • 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.

This property is personally managed by Jolie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Patricia 13th September 2019

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

Very nice accommodation, lovely and quiet, very comfortable.

Reviewed by Deborah 30th August 2019

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

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

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

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

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 Wendy 12th April 2019

Kingfisher is a jewel in a crown, its ideally situated on a fishery & is extremely peaceful but close enough to Barnstaple, about 10 mins for amenities. The property is beautifully decorated throughout, all open plan with a balcony overlooking a large pond. The owners are very welcoming people, cannot wait to return.

Reviewed by Lisa 8th April 2019

The cottage and its owners were perfect. The location is amazing and very peaceful. Would highly recommend this place.

Reviewed by Hugh 28th October 2018

A great little spot for a couple (ok I was down for some surfing with my teenage son). Very comfortable cottage with all the space you need. Well equipped and as the weather suddenly turned a lot colder, nice and warm. The wood burner is excellent. Setting is lovely, with a deck overlooking a little pond and very private. Our hosts were very welcomRead moreing. Would definitely stay again. Hide

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View towards the property
Relax on the outside decking area
Lounge with cosy woodburner
Lounge with cosy woodburner
Open-plan living area
Cosy woodburner
Kitchen/dining area
Open-plan living area
King-size bedroom
King-size bedroom
King-size bedroom
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