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Lakeside Cabin in Sheldon, Devon

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From: €204 weekly Guests 2 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

Lakeside Cabin Self-Catering

Holiday home
Lakeside Cabin is a rustic lodge which overlooks a beautiful lake and is set in woodland within the grounds of the owner's trout farm. Set just half a mile from the picturesque hamlet of Sheldon, and seven miles from Honiton, this property can sleep two people. This all ground floor property has a double bedroom, a shower room and an open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside there is ample off road parking and a covered veranda with furniture, leading to a large lawned area and an unfenced lake just 15 yards away. There is also private trout fishing available in the lake at an extra charge (please contact the owner for more information, there is a 10% reduction for guests). Lakeside Cabin is a wonderful holiday base and is ideal for fans of fishing.

Area
The Hills are a nationally important landscape and were designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in recognition of the special qualities of its natural and built environment. Being relatively unspoilt, the Hills offer a rare sense of timelessness. A network of hedges, mature hedgerow trees and small copses link a rich mosaic of semi-natural habitats. The area is perfect for walks, cycling and horse riding where the quiet bridleways and byways offer many opportunities to explore and enjoy the locally distinctive buildings, archaeological remains and natural flora and fauna. Sheldon is centrally located to explore attractions further away, such as the City of Exeter with its ancient Cathedral, High Street shopping and arts centres. Historic Honiton is also nearby, giving you a chance to find out more about the honey exports that gave the town its name and, a few miles south, you'll find the unspoilt beaches of Exmouth and the rest of the Jurassic Coast.

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
Electric convector heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with FreeSat, DVD. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Covered veranda with furniture, leading to large lawned area and unfenced lake 15 yards from property. Trout fishing at lake open to the public 7am -5pm.(10% reduction for guests). Sorry, no pets, no smoking and no vaping. Shop and pub 3 miles. Note: As this property is situated in a valley, there is no mobile reception. Note: Due to the unfenced lake, children should be supervised at all times. Note: Parking is 50 yards from the cabin and access is along a graveled path.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Rural location
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Mcclellan
August 2020
Rob who owns the property was always good for a chat & gave great local knowledge.. He will readily sell fresh & frozen smoked trout at a great price, He maintained the property to a high standard. The ONLY downside was there was no wall mirror which my wife would liked personally its absence did not bother me. Had a fantastic, restful & peaceful time, if you possess a fly rod & tackle take it if not you can hire equipment from Rob.
Mr Mcclellan, August 2020
August 2020
My son and I stayed in this beautiful cabin for a week and were both sad to leave.. The cabin was happy and comfortable and contained everything we needed. The owner and his son were friendly, helpful and very welcoming. Rob taught myself and my five-year-old to fish and had unending patience to fix things when we got it wrong and genuine joy when we got it right and landed fish. I would recommend this cabin and holiday to everyone and intend to return next year.
Mrs Thomas, August 2020
July 2020
What an amazing setting.. We enjoyed our stay immensely and will be back. The cabin was everything we expected and more. Spotlessly clean and cosy. The owners where friendly and generous with their time and fishing equipment.
Mrs Greenwood, July 2020
February 2020
Really beautiful location, and the owners were outstanding, nothing was too much .... Really beautiful location, and the owners were outstanding, nothing was too much trouble, really relaxing, the Cabin was amazing, really comfortable and far exceeded our expectations, really clean and had all mod cons, my husband loved the fishing, and meeting really friendly locals was a bonus as well, highly recommend if you want a hassle free, chilled time away, we will deffinately be back
Mrs Penny, February 2020
September 2019
We were happy with the setting and quiet nature of the cabin and we knew it wasn't the Ritz or anything, however.. We felt the owner could have done better:- 1) The bed mattress was knackered and uncomfortable 2) There was no spare bedding to allow for people's sleeping preferences 3) The were no local maps, which would have helped us navigate the maze of local minor roads 4) The supplied tourist info was nearly all out of date 5) There were no instructions for the oven 6) The table and table mats were sticky
Mr Loates, September 2019
August 2019
Absolutely Gorgeous location for a fisherman.. Great fishing too, which isn't always the case, well stocked, good size. And when not fishing, simply a great place to chill out and relax. Rob was a brilliant host, exceedingly helpful. Will be back!
kendal48
July 2019
Nothing it is out in the wilderness. To get to the Cabin you have to walk along a gravel path, up some gravel steeps for about 50 yds then to enter the Shed there are wooden steps with NO hand rail,"very dangerous". Inside it has to be seen to be believe Divided into 3 rooms. Bedroom with no wardrobe. Bathroom" wash basin" so small only fit for washing hands.Kitchen come living area Small picnic table with two fold up chairs. This property is an absolute disaster as we are used to staying in Lodges in various destinations. We decided to leave tried to contact the owner without success, contacted "Sykes Cottages" for help but not very helpful . We ended up staying at a Travel Lodge for the night The owner has refused to refund our money which is a disgrace. This is our holiday money lost under false pretences
Mr Shore, August 2019
June 2019
I stayed at the cabin for 5 nights in June 19.. It really is a beautiful and tranquil place. I loved the solitude in the evening. Its located perfectly for Honiton or Cullompton. Its got everything you need to be self-catering for your stay. It's great to watch the fly fishermen at the lake. When they go it's a lovely place for a stroll in the evening.
Mr Drake, June 2019
May 2019
The owners were welcoming and approachable, the accommodation, facilities and surroundings were as advertised and very pleasant however on the Sykes paperwork the address was inaccurate and the key collection details ambiguous.. The owner had expected us to ring 48 hours in advance so that they could give directions as it is difficult to find and I read it as this was only necessary if we had a problem. The property is down very narrow country lanes and it would have been useful to have had some indication of this as it was quite intimidating for a "townie".
Mrs Jones, May 2019
April 2019
Lovely location, and, in spite of very 'iffy' weather, we had a lovely 'get away from it all' holiday Owners were very helpful, and made us feel at home.. Location good for travelling to nearby towns. Facilities inside the cabin were spotlessly clean, and although fairly small, were perfectly adequate for a week (or two) We would consider using this location again in the future
Miss Taylor
March 2019
A cosey cabin, set in beautiful surroundings.. Everything you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of life with the most amazing view to wake up to in the morning. I wouldn’t highly recommend this cabin and the owners are more than helpful. We will definitely be coming back again and again :)
Mrs Chandler
February 2019
This was the best, the location was superb, the Cabin had everything you needed, comfy bed, well equipped kitchen, great bathroom/shower, the kitchen/Living room was cosy & warm, the view from the window was a treat to behold,.. We came away relaxed & happy.
Mr Cooling
October 2018
No frills accommodation but with all essentials provided and warm.. Excellent value for money. Owners helpful. A very peaceful location with a south facing verandah. Very pleased.
Mrs Barber
September 2018
Me and My Husband had a lovely stay at this property, the cabin felt very cosy and the surroundings were beautiful and so peaceful.. Watching the mist rising off the lake in the mornings was a real treat and at night whilst sat on the veranda we could hear otters playing and other wildlife. The owner was friendly and helpful as to nearby shops etc upon arrival. There are so many stunning places to visit in Devon and the surrounding areas, well worth a visit!! :-)
Mrs Linford
September 2018
Very basic but just what we wanted the only thing needed was info on local shop .... Very basic but just what we wanted the only thing needed was info on local shop and pub other wise for us it was perfect
Mr Good
August 2018
We really enjoyed our stay There were a lot of fishermen around the lake from early until late however this was not a problem .. Such a tranquil place with friendly people and an array of wildlife. Great value for money we look forward to our next stay.
Mrs Widdicombe
July 2018
It was perfect exactly what we needed
Dr Hearsey
June 2018
Lovely cabin, quiet, clean and well equipped.. Had a lovely time. Thanks!
Miss Saparova
May 2018
Stunning Lakeside cabin, fantastic views which made for a completely wonderful holiday.. Will definitely return!We had a most enjoyable and relaxing holiday and in a perfect position. Can't stop talking about it. Have no hesitation in recommending the property. We look forward to returning at a future date.
Mr Olivier
February 2017
We loved the location and the cabin-rob the owner went out of his way to make us .... We loved the location and the cabin-rob the owner went out of his way to make us enjoy ourselves lovely place to relax-we would like to come again
edgemoor_11
July 2016
Very enjoyable few days spent here. Clean ,, warm , well appointed and a wonderful setting. The owners have put a lot of love and attention into this property and the area itself and deserve much praise for their efforts. We came seeking peace and quiet and got it. Would certainly return.
linny67m
June 2016
We've just come back from 7 nights stay at this lovely lodge, it has all the amenities you need to comfortably stay for your desired break, the view from the lodge over the lake is amazing and there is plenty of wildlife to see, we were privileged to see the elusive Kingfisher whilst there as well as several Hawks, Yellow Wagtails, Dragon Flies, a Mole which was lost by the roadside... lol and parachutists from nearby Dunkerswell and an air display from the stunt plane, oh and plenty of Trout who live in the lake. There are plenty of places to visit and the lodge is conveniently located within only a few miles of either the M5 or A303. If you happen to belong to the National Trust you will find Killerton House about 7 miles down the road, and also Knightshayes, Barrington Court and Monticute House all within an hours drive. There is also Quad biking, horse riding, a gliding school, the Landrover experience and plenty of walks to experience if you like. To gain access to the lodge you will need to drive down a small lane with a few limited passing points, we stayed there 7 nights and only encountered one vehicle coming the other way. There is no parking next to this lodge but there is a small car park very close to it, it wasn't a problem for us but do expect to make a couple of trips with your luggage. There is no mobile phone coverage at the lodge, we were aware of this when we booked and had no problem with it, in fact it was a huge bonus and we were able to relax fully and really feel free from the outside world. If you really can't live without your mobile constantly going off every five seconds then this location is not for you :-), of course if you need your fix, then you only need to drive a few miles up the road and you're back in the real world.... lol
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