About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Spacious log cabin accommodating up to 2 adults, plus child on the river's edge
Experience blissful relaxation whilst immersed in nature. The cabin provides the perfect environment to unwind. A hand built, spacious log cabin, complete with wood burning stove, sheepskin rugs, a king size bed, handmade kitchenette with belfast sink and a completely private outside seating area for undisturbed relaxation.
It is an open plan space which includes a kitchenette and dining area. There is a leather sofa covered in a luxurious quadruple chocolate sheepskin throw. Snuggled into this you can look out at the woodland and river. An ideal space for either a couple or a couple plus a child and/or baby. (There is ample room to include a comfy guest bed and a travel cot).The cabin comes complete with a proper bathroom with a shower, toilet and hot running water all in a bespoke mini lodge.
Although only 5 miles from the M5 it offers many country walks and abundance of wildlife, not to mention an amazing choice of quality local pubs and eateries within a short drive. Situated beside the River Tone on the Somerset Devon border the gardens surrounding the cabin host a wide variety of wild birds. In addition you might spot deer, foxes, brown trout, bats or otters. You can meet our rare breed Bantam hens and take some of their delicious eggs home with you.
This really is the perfect place to forget work and the fast pace of life, and find peace and serenity.
Normal changeover days are on Friday or Monday except in the Summer holidays when it is usually on Saturday.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Emma Lloyd
Born in Wellington, Emma spent 21 years in the RAF before returning to Somerset to raise her family. Geoff is originally from the Wirral and spent 38 years in the RAF. Initially Emma and Geoff ran a highly successful and popular B&B for 4 years before building the log cabin and deciding to use it for short breaks. The cabin is situated in the grounds of their own property but is not visible from it, ensuring absolute privacy. Emma and Geoff both work from home so are always on hand to answer questions or provide advice on places to visit. They are happy for guests to use the gardens and to explore as they wish.
Emma Lloyd purchased this Cabin in 2016
Why Emma Lloyd chose Taunton Deane District
Emma and Geoff fell in love with the house and gardens on their first visit. They feel there is something magical about their "dingly dell" as they fondly call it. They have found that once people stay here once they fall under its spell and keep returning. Coincidentally, after deciding to buy it, Emma realised she had stayed here as a 5 year old child.
What makes this Cabin unique
We love the views down the river in the day, and the black skies at night. With no light pollution it is the perfect place for stargazing. The variety of bird life is amazing. We regularly see woodpeckers, kingfishers, buzzards, and the odd heron, as well as a huge number of smaller garden birds. Deer wander past and there are bats flitting around at dusk. Add the smell of the logburner and a nice glass of wine and you can ask for no more!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
One word .. awesome
Chilled relaxed very friendly calm lush peaceful .. will be back 😀😀😀
So glad you had a lovely stay as the first motorcyclists to our Lodge! We look forward to seeing you again.
Cosy hideaway- a perfect escape.
Geoff and Emma were so accommodating and had thought of everything. This place was such a wonderful spot to escape from daily modern life, so peaceful. Would recommend a short stay here to anyone.
Thank you for your lovely words. We are delighted that enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Hesperus Lodge.
We loved the cabin, surroundings and the location.
Very good location to visit many attractions within a 50 mile radius.
Could not fault the location, quality of cabin, the welcome we received on arrival - all was excellent.
Thank you for your kind comments. It was lovely to host you and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Situated beside the River Tone on the Somerset Devon border it is only 5 miles from the M5 and yet offers many country walks and an selection of local pubs. Wellington is the local town some 5 miles away and is situated between Taunton and Exeter. Nestled inbetween the Quantocks, the Blackdown Hills and Exmoor National Park, it is a perfect base for exploring some spectacular countryside. The M5 and A38 allow quick vehicular access to many tourist destinations whilst ample cycle routes allow for more tranquil and slower paced exploration. There are some lovely walks to be made from the cabin, taking in the River Tone, the famous local manor house and gardens (Cothay Manor) and some picturesque little villages. A mile up the road is the settlement of Ashbrittle, where the oldest tree in Britain stands. About 500 metres away from the cabin is a local tea room and shop which is open 7 days a week. Slightly further away are pubs such as the Staplecross at Hockworthy, the Rock Inn at Waterrow and the Prince of Wales in Holcombe Rogus.
The Great Western Canal runs close to the cabin and visitors can walk along the towpath to the Devon town of Tiverton.
There are many beaches both on the North and South coasts to chose from, all within an hour's drive. For those who enjoy cities, the university city of Exeter is approximately 40 mins away; its cathedral being well worth a visit.