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Peaceful wooded valley close to Exmoor. Luxury Lodge perfect for two.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A recently refurbished, spacious, single storey cottage set in a peaceful wooded valley just outside the pretty village of Stoke Rivers. Hakeford Lodge provides quality accommodation perfect for couples and is an excellent base from which to explore beautiful North Devon, from the wilds of Exmoor to the many unspoilt beeches of the North Coast.

It has a light and airy open plan living space, with stylish decor and comfortable sofas urging you to sit down and relax. After exploring for the day, enjoy an evening in infront of the living flame fire, watch a film on the large flat screen TV complete with full Sky package including Movies and Sports. There is a Bose sound dock, DVD player, cards and board games too. The modern kitchen area is well equipped with electric oven, microwave, induction hob, full size fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and a Nesspresso Citiz coffee machine.

The bedroom is luxurious and comfortable with a king size bed, sumptuous down duvet, a selection of pillows for your personal comfort, Egyptian Cotton linens and fluffy robes. The en-suite bathroom is split level with underfloor heating and offers a large bath, ideal for a long soak, a generous sized separate shower, heated towel rail and large fluffy towels.

Outside, the Lodge has its own pretty garden and parking space. Steps lead down from the patio onto a lawn and further private suntrap patio complete with comfortable dining furniture and gas BBQ.

The Lodge is attached to the owners house, but privacy is assured at all times.

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Sue Francis
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2018

About Sue Francis

Terry and I moved here three years ago from Buckinghamshire where we'd spent our entire lives. Joined by my grown up daughter Gem and our Springer Pearl, we escaped to the country and away from the busy South East. Having scoured many other counties with our wish list in hand, we finally settled on North Devon for it's unspoilt and not quite discovered yet feel, it's friendly folk who always have time for you and of course the wonderful countryside and coastline. We haven't looked back!

Sue Francis purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Sue Francis chose Barnstaple

We chose Hakeford for it's rural, yet easily accessible location (we didn't fancy negotiating very narrow lanes every day!) We hope holiday guests will also appreciate the ease of which they can to and fro whilst exploring this beautiful part of the country.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a perfect cottage! You have thought of everything. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will recommend to our friends looking to stay in Devon. Thank you so much and we look forwards to visiting again.
Sep 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Barnstaple in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Peaceful wooded valley close to Exmoor. Luxury Lodge perfect for two.
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Really beautiful lodge. Very clean and with so many extra thoughtful touches. Best place we've ever stayed in. Surrounded by woodland and you can hear running water. Lots of birds and even owls in the evening. Plenty of coastal walks with very pretty scenery. Highly recommend the lodge the owners Sue and Terry are lovely...can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It does not get any beter then this

  • 5 of 5

Top quality accommodation in quiet position.

The best we have booked

Handy for Barnstaple and for access to the Tarka Ttrail

Stan & Sue


  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage for a perfect peaceful holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is an absolute delight. Beautifully furnished and decorated throughout. It has every thing that you could want (and more) for a very peaceful holiday to remember. Highly recommended - book this cottage - you will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage in a Beautiful Area

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this cottage have equipped it with the highest quality fittings and furnishings and have literally thought of everything when it comes to making sure guests have a first class stay. When we next return to North Devon there is only one place we will be staying!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stuning what more can i say

  • 5 of 5

Already planing next trip the best accommodation me and my wife have ever had in devon over the last 15 years

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything you could need. Peace and quiet with perfect weather as a bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Barnstaple, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

PRICES for SHORT BREAKS are NOT always correct. Please enquire.

SHORT BREAKS. Prices for short breaks are as follows
3 nights charged at 30% off the weekly rate
4 nights charged at 20% off the weekly rate
5 nights charged at 10% off the weekly rate

Prices are not calculated on the nightly rate shown in the table.

50% of rent is required at the time of booking if 6 weeks or more in advance, with the balance due 6 weeks before arrival. Bookings made less than 6 weeks before arrival, will be required to be paid in full at the time of booking. We also require a £100 refundable damage deposit to be paid 10 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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