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Otter Lodge

Dawlish (2mls NW), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 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 charming lodge in the beautiful South Devon countryside is the ideal retreat for couples who want to escape their hectic pace of life. Occupying a rural position two miles from the coastal town of Dawlish, you can make the most of the coast and country either on foot or by bike. Dawlish is a charming town with plenty of eateries and is connected to Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve on the Exe Estuary. You are also 12.5 miles from the picturesque town of Bovey Tracey which lies on the eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park.

Situated in a quiet corner of the owner’s garden on their smallholding, this light and airy lodge offers countryside views and a slice of tranquillity. The open-plan living and sleeping area has large windows that allow light to flood in and create a sense of space. The kitchen has everything you’ll need to cook up a hearty meal, the lounge has two comfy chairs to relax in and the wood burner adds warmth to the whole space during colder months. A separate shower room completes the accommodation, whilst outside, you can enjoy breakfast or an evening BBQ on the terrace overlooking the babbling brook.

For keen walkers, the area is packed with delightful walking routes, including the South West Coast Path (which passes through Dawlish), the Teignmouth to Dawlish railway walk, and many trails on Dartmoor. Cyclists are also catered for, but you may also want to explore the many trails in Haldon Forest (4.5 miles). Transport links are good with trains and ferries linking the many seaside resorts, such as Teignmouth, Exmouth, Torquay and Paignton (all within 20 miles). Or for something more cosmopolitan head into the historic city of Exeter (15 miles).

  • 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 is personally managed by Julie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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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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Reviewed by Linda 1st August 2020

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Great spot by the small stream lovely views over fields and farm animals. Covered Terrace Great especially in the rain .

Reviewed by Tony 4th July 2020

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