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Bydown Lodge

Swimbridge, Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

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  • Beautifully refurbished, single-storey oak barn - ideal for couples
  • Offers peace and tranquillity in a contemporary style but with many vintage features
  • Decked area with hot tub and space for al fresco dining
Property code: 62134

This beautiful studio lodge with underfloor heating sits in a tranquil position with its own private decking, cedar hot tub, and a stylish freestanding copper roll-top bath.

Relax and take some time out at this stylish holiday home, set up for discerning couples looking to get away from it all. Beach lovers will enjoy Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho!, all are just a short drive. Take advantage of superb walking on Exmoor National Park, the South West Coast Path and the Tarka Trail close by. The nearby town of Barnstaple offers a weekly Pannier Market, and many high street brands. The little white town of Bideford is also worth a visit - hop on the Oldenburg and enjoy a boat trip to Lundy Island. Other attractions accessible from here include The Big Sheep and The Milky Way adventure parks, Tapeley Park, Arlington Court and Dartington Crystal.

Stepping into this elegant, single-storey property you cannot help but be bowled over by the attention to detail and design, as well as the ingenious use of space. A hand-built, bespoke open-plan oak kitchen with electric oven and hob, vintage-style Smeg fridge/freezer, and dishwasher make for a stylish space. The lounge and dining area with its Harris tweed sofa and repurposed workbench dining table are made for relaxing and romantic evenings, where you can open the bi-fold doors and enjoy the undisturbed countryside leading out beyond the decking. Completing the accommodation is the bedroom area with impressive king-size bed and stylish en-suite bathroom with shower over the freestanding copper bath, vintage reclaimed sink and WC.

Heading outside, the enclosed and private decking area has beautiful garden furniture to allow al fresco dining via the charcoal BBQ, and a private cedar hot tub. The little details such as the vintage hooks to keep a towel or dressing gown next to the hot tub, and the handcrafted pieces throughout the property makes for a truly beautiful and bespoke stay in the countryside. Private off-road parking is available on the driveway for one car and additional roadside parking can be found outside.

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

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

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Private hot tub
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Enclosed and private decked area with garden furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Allocated off-road parking for 1 car
  • Beach 14 miles, shops 5 miles and pub within walking distance
  • 1 dog welcome charged at £20

Rachel Loosemore

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Edward 21st June 2019

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A lovely lodge in a very tranquil location, great views from the front, even from the bedroom, the hot tub is a great way to relax in the evening. There are nice walks around the area and a nice little Pub in the village, beware about drinking too much as the hill back home is very steep The owners are very friendly and helpful and have a good knowRead moreledge of the area to advise of places to go Hide

Reviewed by Freya 15th June 2019

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Reviewed by Melissa 3rd June 2019

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Reviewed by Adrian 19th April 2019

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!SELECTED!Bydown Lodge offers the perfect mix of relaxation, romance and luxury. Our visit could not have been any better. The location is beautiful and tranquil with amazing views, surrounded by nature. The lodge is furnished to the highest standards perfectly completed by the free standing bath. The hot tub is the perfect way to relax and unwind Read moreafter a day exploring the many charms of the local towns and beaches. Nick and Jen are fabulous hosts providing great advice on the local area. It is difficult to do Bydown Lodge justice in a few words. we will return as soon as possible!ENDOFSELECTED! Hide

Reviewed by Sean 28th March 2019

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This little place was a real romantic getaway and had a beautiful setting in the English Countryside. Perfect for a totally relaxing couples getaway!

Reviewed by Michelle 1st March 2019

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Absolutely stunning location the lodge itself is equipped with high quality items, and furniture. Jen was wonderful it was my birthday and there was a lovely card left for me along with a wonderful welcome package of local produce! Even in March the hot tub was outstanding! A perfect get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, stunning viRead moreews also. Hide

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The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210