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Lake Retreat

Bude (12mls SE), Devon
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Luxurious lakeside holiday home with hot tub, perfectly placed to explore both coast and country
  • Beautifully fitted and furnished in a fresh yet in-keeping contemporary country style
  • Relax on the spacious decked patio and enjoy spotting an array of native birds on your private lake
Property code: 80601

This gorgeous property is perfectly placed in a tranquil rural setting next to its own private lake amidst an abundance of flora and fauna, and provides a comfortable home from home for families and a variety of ages.

This charming five-star luxury lakeside cottage is set in peaceful countryside in rural North Devon, between Dartmoor National Park (16.5 miles) to the east, and the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (15 miles) to the west. It’s ideal for guests who love nature, with access to a private lake, woodland, and wildflower meadow for leisurely strolls with four-legged friends. And you’ll find a shop and a pub nearby (2 miles), with further amenities in the pretty Devon market town of Holsworthy (5.5 miles).

Step inside this charming property where you’ll be greeted with contemporary-style interiors in inky hues and sunny tones, while plush furnishings, a warming wood burner, and underfloor heating create an inviting ambience. Gather for morning coffees around the kitchen island, rustle up delicious meals in the well-equipped kitchen, and enjoy BBQ evenings on the sunny patio. After a day’s jaunt on the moors, or market town shopping, sink into your bubbly hot tub on the decked balcony. When night falls, you’ll find two cosy bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill bathroom on the ground floor, and cottage-style stairs leading to a luxurious king-size bedroom en-suite with a walk-in wardrobe.

Visit the market town of Okehampton (16.5 miles) in Dartmoor National Park which hosts a summer garden festival on the Coombe Trenchard country house estate. Or plan ahead to see Hatherleigh’s November carnival with an ancient fire procession. Discover Georgian elegance at National Trust Lawrence House in Launceston (10 miles). Sporty guests can ride the waves in Sandymount Bay (18.5 miles) and Widemouth Bay (18 miles), or dip into Bude Sea Pool (15 miles) for a salty swim. Strike out on a walk on Bodmin Moor (17 miles) or through Devon’s Tamar Valley (15 miles).

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 En-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite Jack-and-Jill style shower and WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine cooler and a dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer 
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Underfloor heating on ground floor
  • Ample private off-road parking
  • Beach 15 miles, pub and village shop 2 miles
  • Smart TV in lounge and TV in king-size bedroom
  • Paddleboards available for use on request
  • Decked patio with hot tub, garden furniture, charcoal BBQ and a fire-pit.
  • Access to large paddock and unfenced lake with carp fishing - please take care with children and pets
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request

Alice Newby

This property is personally managed by Alice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Debbie 8th October 2021

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Absolute beauty of a property,high standards in comfort and furnishings,owners thought of everything.The private lake at property with its jetty is perfect for those days to relax,and the lovely big hot tub.A very rural out of the wayproperty so peaceful but also a nice drive to Devon and Cornwall to visit coasts and national trusts with stunning vRead moreiews as you drive.To eat out I would recommend the Rydon Inn(are there twice) and The village Inn (for a Roast)which are short drives from property Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 24th September 2021

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A delightful cottage, well equipped and beautifully situated in a peaceful and private location. We thoroughly enjoyed a quiet and relaxed holiday.

Reviewed by Linda 10th September 2021

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If you want peace and quiet you will find it hard to beat Lake Retreat. It is the quietest place we have ever stayed, just the occasional tractor noises from adjoining farms during the day which is what you should expect in the country. It is however not too far by car to local shops and amenities for all essentials. Only a twenty minute drive to BRead moreude as well. Recommend Arscott Arms and the Rydon Inn for good food and ambiance. Hide

Reviewed by Brian 3rd September 2021

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Fantastic lodge, had everything we needed, had a great time

Reviewed by Karen 20th August 2021

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Lake Retreat is gorgeous- we had a fantastic stay. The lodge is beautifully designed and very well equipped. Generous touches like dishwasher tablets, oil, foil etc. Our boys had the best time using the stand up paddle board on the lake. Location is great- accessible for beaches (Sandymouth particularly good- more remote than the Bude ones but stilRead morel with excellent beach cafe- get there by 10am in summer to nab a car park space!). Holsworthy great for food shopping and Rydon Inn. Hide

Reviewed by Nicki 13th August 2021

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Wonderful property and peaceful location. We'll appointed kitchen with all the equipment you could want. Interior design was very tastefully and very comfortable beds. Although set in a very peaceful location it was only a short distance to near by Bude and other points of interest. The paddleboard was fun and our dog had a wonderful time swimming Read morein the lake and exploring the paddock and woodland walk. Would highly recommend and would definitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 6th August 2021

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To say our stay at the lake retreat was amazing is an understatement: the owners were friendly and helpful, the lake was outstanding, wonderfully isolated, lovely interior, etc. We were able to see a kingfisher and we heard owls late at night! A great place to stay, would visit again.

Reviewed by mandie 23rd July 2021

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Just returned from a two week stay at Lake Retreat.if you want a really relaxing, peaceful, away from it all holiday this is definitely the place! Beautiful property, fab grounds, fully equipped right down to the paddle board for the lake! The owners couldnt be more accommodating..really helpful and friendly. Our dog had the best timehe didnt want Read moreto leave! Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Sue 25th June 2021

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We had a lovely 2 weeks at Lake Retreat. It is a beautiful, quiet and peaceful location, perfect for getting away from the crowds., but with lots of places to visit in easy reach. The lodge itself is very well equipped, modern and comfortable, and well suited to anyone with mobility problems. The owners are very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Jan 18th June 2021

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A really lovely, wonderfully equipped lodge in a very peaceful, secluded location. A great place to relax and unwind welll off the beaten track. We had regular visits from a Barn Owl in the evening and sightings of a Brown Hare.

Reviewed by Tracey 11th June 2021

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The location is stunning, very quiet with plenty of beautiful walks. The house has everything you could possibly need - it is gorgeous, modern and very homely. We had an amazing week and so did our dog. Definitely one to rebook !!!

Reviewed by Alvina 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Lauren 14th May 2021

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Lovely stay and lovely hosts. The house is fantastic and the surroundings are beautiful. Would stay again. 5*

Reviewed by Gail 7th May 2021

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Wonderful location. Fabulous place to stay. Will definitely be booking again!

Reviewed by Robyn 30th April 2021

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Lake Retreat is a fantastic property in a lovely secluded place. You are a short distance drive to any local amenities and far enough away to not hear anything or see anyone. The grounds were great for our dog and he had plenty to explore. The property itself is fully equipped, great modern touches and really comfortable, clean and fresh. The hot tRead moreub was the cherry on top! The owners could not have been more helpful and friendly. This is a perfect getaway. We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Griselda 23rd April 2021

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We stayed at the property while lockdown was slightly being eased. This peroperty was fantastic, it's seculded, the outside space is great with so many seating areas to sit around so everyday can feel different. The lake was so much fun and the fact that they left a paddle board at the property was a bonus. There was so much to explorw within 30minRead mores drive and so much to do. The interior of the property was stunning and would love to come here again to explore further. Highly recommend! X Hide

Reviewed by Linda 12th April 2021

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