Pine Lodge sleeps up ten guests in five bedrooms (plus two infants) and is a beautifully presented large rural house that affords lovely views over the North Devon countryside. In ideal retreat for friends and families, Pine Lodge is perfect for a summer holiday or break away celebrating a special occasion.
Situated in the rural village of Bickington, Pine Lodge is within easy reach of the historic town of Barnstaple in North Devon with its panier market, theatre, cinema, wide choice of shops and eating establishments. During the warmer months guests can enjoy the garden where you can BBQ on the patio whilst admiring the far reaching views that span to Lundy Island on a clear day. With a large lawn area and tree house, there is plenty of space and interest for children whilst the adults relax!
The dining room provides the ideal place for enjoying long relaxing suppers in front of the open fire; or hosting a celebratory meal in the elegant setting with the log burner waiting to welcome you in the sitting room when you retire. There is also a heated, carpeted garage that has been converted into a social games room with table tennis, darts board and table football - plenty to keep all ages occupied of an evening or rainy day.
Providing the perfect mix of homely comforts, modern style and elegant charm, Pine Lodge is an excellent base from which to explore North Devon and its many attractions. Whilst you feel away from it all, tucked nicely along a private drive in a peaceful rural setting, Barnstaple is just a short car ride (or walk) away for those who want to stock up on provisions or enjoy a meal out. Alternatively there is a village shop in nearby Fremington and pubs serving food in both Bickington and Fremington so no shortage of places to enjoy a meal out.
There are walks to enjoy from the village, along with a play area for the little ones and access to the Tarka Trail providing miles of traffic free cycling and walking where you can soak up the estuary views en-route. Exmoor National Park is also on the doorstep offering endless walking opportunities and pretty coastal villages and towns to visit. For those wanting a day at the beach, Instow with its golden sands is just ten minutes away in the car or head for Westward Ho! which is a firm family favourite with Blue Flag status and a lifeguard on patrol throughout the summer months. Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are too within easy reach (under forty minutes away) and offer great opportuities for those who enjoy surfing.
Amanda Tassell (Bkgs Officer) joined Independent Cottages in April 2015
Outside: Guests have large gardens to enjoy providing plenty of space to relax with level lawns (great for games!) and borders with flowers, trees and shrubs, providing shade on a sunny day and privacy. A patio is at the back of the property with outdoor furniture for alfresco dining, along with barbecue and two picnic tables - the perfect place for enjoying the lovely countryside views. The children (older ones) will love the tree house where they can climb the ladder and tuck themselves away in their own little 'fort'.
Additional information: One dog welcome by arrangement. No smoking. Saturday is the normal changeover day for weekly bookings. With an open fire and wood burner, this is an ideal property for winter breaks as well as summer holidays. High chair and cot available (please bring cot bedding). Prices include bed linen, heating, electricity and towels.
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