Holiday home Chaffinch Lodge is a lovely lodge resting on a 28-acre fishery in Highampton, near Sheepwash, in Devon. Hosting two bedrooms, including a double with en-suite shower room and a twin, along with a bathroom, this property can sleep up to four guests. There is also an open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire. Outside there is off-road parking for two cars, private decking with furniture and a 28-acre farm with 5 unfenced fishing lakes, woodland walks, an unfenced wildlife pond and a picnic area. Chaffinch Lodge is an ideal holiday base for keen anglers and those seeking to explore this area of Devon.
Area Sheepwash is a charming village resting within the Torridge Valley in Devon. An extremely scenic base, the village offers a local shop and a traditional pub, as well as making an ideal area from which to explore the countryside lands of rural Devon, being within the Ruby Trail Country. In easy reach is Bude, ideal for a day of coastal fun, along with Clovelly, Bideford an Westward Ho! offering family attractions too at all times of the year.
Region Devon, with its quiet country lanes, patchwork of lush green fields and sleepy villages is not to be missed. Stately home lovers will be spoiled and why not finish with a scrumptious Devonshire cream tea?
Amenities Gas central heating with electric fire. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private patio with furniture. 28-acre farm with 5 unfenced fishing lakes, woodland walks and unfenced wildlife pond with picnic area. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2.6 miles, pub 1.2 mile. Note: Although ground floor, there are three steps to the front door. Note: Guidebooks and fishing advice available on-site, please contact owner for more information. Note: Please bring own fishing equipment. Note: Fishing charges will apply and some bait will be for sale, please contact owner for details. Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead when on the fishery and due to unfenced lakes, please ensure children are supervised at all times.
There were used pan scourers and dish cloth on sink.. Babies bottle with milk in fridge, previous occupyers food in cupboards. Board games and books were still there after we were told they would be taken out and bed linen was stained. All of the above gave us no confidence in it being COVID safe as cupboards and fridge had not even been checked. We had to clean and disinfect everything before we could start our holiday. Lovely location and lodge were let down by the cleanliness especially in these times of Covid19.
The Lodge is located right in front of one of the fishing ponds which give a stunning view of the blue waters when sat on the porch.. There was amble parking for more than one car with an area around the lodge for pets to run when letting out before locking up for the night. Although pets remain on lead in most areas there was a field area at the back to let pets roam wider within a short walk. As for the Lodge itself it was spacious with all the basics needed to self-cater. Microwave, oven, kettle, washing machine/dryer and fridge/freezer all included with the utensils (plates, knifes/fork/spoons, glasses/cups etc). For myself it was great that there was no WIFI and limited phone/data signal as the intention was to get away from the technical day to day noise. A gas fire worked well and provided the night-time relaxing lighting with a TV giving Freeview digital channels. The Lodge was warm, clean, and well-presented throughout and would happily go back in the future. The Lodge was within driving distance of several local viewpoints which allowed travel around the whole area. The owners were very friendly and were on hand if there were any issues (not that we had any). It was a real pleasure for the week and just what we needed to get away and have already recommended to friends and will be looking to go back in the future.
Mr Wilson, July 2020
Lovely lodge in a beautiful tranquil setting with lovely owners.. Off season meant it was very quiet. Awful weather amd storm Dennis meant we were indoors a fair bit with young children and it was great. Lots of space, good furnishings and some board games and books are provided to enjoy. Central Heating is fast and heats the whole lodge in a short time. The bath /shower water is hot with a good flow. Only fault was the odd dog hair and scent which is totally understandable as a pet friendly lodge. Even without a dog or a passion to fish we would defo recommend.
Mrs Reidbrown, September 2019
We absolutely loved the lodge - it's location is superb, very peaceful and relaxing and although not into fishing the lakes surrounding the lodge make for a very pleasant walk.. The owners are friendly and helpful - I did have an issue with the hard mattress in the master bedroom which was dealt with in a "nothing is too much trouble" manner. In every other aspect the lodge is very comfortable and we felt completely at home.
Mr Marshall, February 2020
Fantastic holiday wonderful warm comfortable lodge.. Fishing fantastic my husband caught 50 fish all in great condition and various species. The only draw back is no Wfi or mobile phone signal. But didn’t spoil our holiday just something to consider. Warm welcome from our hosts who acted as bailiff and advisor. The Half Moon at Sheepwash is 3 miles away a traditional Devon pub great Sunday roast very reasonably priced and dog friendly. Nearest convenience store is the CO OP at Hatherleigh. Fab Lidi in Bude about 20 miles away. Good fishing tackle shops at Great Torrington and Bude. All in all we recommend hence this is our second visit and back again next March 2020.
Mrs Torrance, September 2019
This place is perfect it’s quiet loads of wildlife even a robin that comes in and helps itself to bread.. Five lakes to fish and pubs with food not far away. The owner is very friendly and so are her three dogs. If I could move there I would.
Mr Clarke, August 2019
This is an ideal holiday for anybody who wants to get away from it all and just chill out.. There is great fishing on the lakes, my husband caught tench, bream and some lovely carp. Lovely walks around the lakes with the dog. We would definitely recommend Chaffinch Lodge and we will be returning there.
Mrs Stinton, June 2019
We loved it so much we book it for next year my husband loved the lake I love it .... We loved it so much we book it for next year my husband loved the lake I love it for the piece and quiet people were friendly my dog loved it to
Mr Alton, July 2019
Had a great stay at lodge very relaxing my husband enjoyed fishing every day our .... Had a great stay at lodge very relaxing my husband enjoyed fishing every day our dog enjoyed all the great walks around the fields would definitely be booking up again
Will definitely be going back
The lodge was very clean and comfortable, in a beautiful location, very rural and quiet.. Site management were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about local area and the fishing.
The fishing was amazing, lots of species, good sized healthy fish, not over stocked like some fisheries, not over fished either, some days we were the only ones on the lake.
Even if you don`t fish, highly recommend just for wildlife and tranquility.
Sykes were great too, right from initial booking up to the day we left.
Good price, kept informed and lots of info.
We are very likely going to book again, possibly the same lodge, next year.
Fantastic holiday, highly recommended if you like peace and quiet and/or fishing.
It was that good there I’ve already booked to go back in 2019
A comfortable lodge overlooking a fishing lake.. Very helpful, friendly owners. Ideal for dogs and bird watchers.
Beautiful lodge - lovely, peaceful location.. A good base to travel around. Would recommend the site and would visit again.
The quiet location.. Luxury and comfort of the lodge.
We had a lovely time people were lovely and welcome in fishing lakes were great .... We had a lovely time people were lovely and welcome in fishing lakes were great the Cottage itself was absolutely brilliant going back next year can't wait if you love fishing this is the place to stay very happy with hoilday thank you
We have stayed at chaffinch lodge twice now and there's a very rare thing for us to do.. We normally just book different cottages but chaffinch lodge has it all. The peace and quiet but also the facilities and equipment inside. Very safe for our 18 month old and clean too! Just a small fault but maybe a larger frying pan would be helpful. Great week spent at chaffinch lodge and looking forward to returning soon
The ultimate peaceful location! Brilliant view of nothing but lakes and fields. The photos don’t really do the location or the lodge justice.
The owners were welcoming and accommodating. We would definitely look to book again.
This is a lovely property in a great setting.. Spacious but cosy, comfortable and warm. So much storage space for luggage. Everything you need for a great stay. Nice to have plenty of towels and a dishwasher. Lovely view of one of the fishing lakes from our window and so many birds came to the feeders on the balcony. Never seen a woodpecker so close before. Great walks with the dog through the wood. If you are looking for peace and quiet look no further. Ideal place for relaxation especially sitting in front of the fire on a dull day.
Very peaceful location.. Made to feel very welcome. Dog heaven!
Top quality accommodation in a lovely woodland setting. Very pretty surroundings in a quiet site. Fishing lakes and woodland walks were all well maintained. There was abundant wildlife to watch.
Everything about Chaffinch Lodge was perfect. It is set in a beautiful position overlooking one of the 5 lakes, the lodge was spotless when we arrived and we could find absolutely nothing wrong, it was as good as it can get. The area is so peaceful and the fishing was second to none, I finished with a personal best, and had brilliant fishing every day. Will definitely be back.
Mr Nightingale, June 2016
Everything about Chaffinch Lodge was perfect.. It is set in a beautiful position overlooking one of the 5 lakes, the lodge was spotless when we arrived and we could find absolutely nothing wrong, it was as good as it can get. The area is so peaceful and the fishing was second to none, I finished with a personal best, and had brilliant fishing every day. Will definitely be back.
Mrs Coulson, September 2016
Top quality accommodation in a lovely woodland setting.. Very pretty surroundings in a quiet site. Fishing lakes and woodland walks were all well maintained. There was abundant wildlife to watch.
Mr Massey, June 2016
We particularly liked the peace and quiet at Chaffinch Lodge, lovely walks and very welcoming by owner..
We particularly liked the peace and quiet at Chaffinch Lodge, lovely walks and very welcoming by owner.
This was a stunning lodge, very homely and yet top notch on furnishing and quality. Would certainly recommend to family and friends who would like a holiday near by.
Mrs Featherstone, February 2016
This was a stunning lodge, very homely and yet top notch on furnishing and quality.. Would certainly recommend to family and friends who would like a holiday near by.
An excellent place, beyond my expectations.
Mrs Carley, November 2015
An excellent place, beyond my expectations..
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