Near the beach
Situated on the outskirts of Barnstaple in North Devon is the beautiful Pine Lodge, a spacious five-bedroom holiday home comfortably accommodating up to 10, plus two small children. The large, family and dog friendly holiday cottage is perfect for those wishing to explore North Devon and beyond with the stunning golden beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde, Saunton and Westward Ho! all within easy reach, as is Exmoor.
Pine Lodge is accessed via its own private driveway and looks out over beautiful countryside and the Taw Estuary. On a clear day guests can see all the way to Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel. The self-catering property has been tastefully decorated throughout and benefits from its own private garden, which offers something for all its guests, including sunny terraces and a tree house. Inside guests can take advantage of the games rooms, which has a dart board, table tennis and table football.
Guest enter the house in the gorgeous sitting room, which has large leather sofas, a handy wood-burner stove ideal for winter evenings, a widescreen TV, a DVD player and a Nintendo Wii. Off the lounge is the dining room which has a good sized table to seat up to 10 (a high-chair is available on request). Meals at Pine Lodge can be created in the well-equipped kitchen, which been fitted with a range master cooker, a dishwasher, a microwave and a coffee machine. Next door to the kitchen is the utility room, which is where a washing machine, a second dishwasher and the large American style fridge/freezer can be found.
There are five lovely bedrooms at Pine Lodge, the first is located on the ground floor and is therefore ideal for less able bodied guests, it features a double bed, an en-suite shower room, a sofa, a TV and French doors, which open out onto the rear terrace. Upstairs are four further bedrooms, these include a pretty double with garden views, a double/twin with handy zip and link beds, a nice twin ideal, and finally a large Master with a double bed, an en-suite shower room and access to its own private balcony overlooking the local countryside. Also, on the first floor is a large family bathroom, which is fitted with a double ended bath, a separate shower, a wash-basin and a WC. If needed a cloakroom is located at the bottom of the stairs.
One of the things that sets Pine Lodge apart from other holiday cottages near Barnstaple is its large garden, which has areas for everyone such as a tree house for children, a summer house for adults and various patios/terraces set up with garden furniture for enjoying alfresco meals. A BBQ is also provided.
When staying at Pine Lodge you are only a few minutes drive from the market town of Barnstaple, which is home to a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a multi-screen cinema and a theatre. Other nearby places to visit include Ilfracombe, Instow, Appledore and Bideford. The village of Bickington where the house is situated is also home to a few places to eat, such as The Cedars and a small convenience store. In Fremington, which can be reached on foot you will find a great little cafe, which sits alongside the Tarka Trail, a great tarmacked pathway ideal for cyclists and walkers.
Several activities can be enjoyed within the local area, such as walking, cycling, horse riding, tennis and various water sports, with surfing being the most popular. For those days when you are not on the beach there are many different attractions within easy reach including The Big Sheep, The Milky Way and Exmoor Zoo.
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