Blagdon Farm has eight purpose-built, fully-accessible lodges set in over 10 acres within easy distance of both the coast and Dartmoor and is the perfect gateway destination from which to explore Devon and Cornwall.
Every lodge is south-facing with a private terrace overlooking the coarse fishing lake and magnificent views to the rolling countryside beyond. All facilities have step-free access, extra wide doorways and roll-in wetrooms. Heating, hot water, electricity, Egyptian-cotton bed linen and towels are included and there is a range of mobility equipment for hire.
On-site facilities include:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Indoor heated swimming pool with hoist and steps for ease of access (seasonal opening)
- 1.5 acre well-managed lake
- Reception selling bait and other necessities
- Well-equipped games room with snooker and table tennis, etc
- Playing field, BBQ area, orchard/woodland walk and smallholding with animals
- Some lodges welcome dogs with a dedicated field where they can be let off the lead
- There are six lodges with two bedrooms (king and twin) and two lodges with one bedroom (both kings) and some have a sofa bed, which can accommodate extra guests.
- Gas central heating and double glazing
- Fully-equipped self-catering kitchen
Blagdon Farm is a small family owned business where guests are welcomed with a locally sourced Devon cream tea.
Set in the heart of Ruby country (so called after the Ruby Red cattle farmed locally), Blagdon Farm is only a few miles from the wide sandy North Cornwall beaches at Bude and Widemouth Bay, the stunning Cornish resorts of Boscastle and Padstow (home to Rick Stein’s famous seafood restaurant), and the spectacular scenery of Dartmoor and Exmoor. The ancient port of Clovelly and historic Tintagel Castle are close by and the attractions of the Eden Project, the Tate St. Ives, and RHS Rosemoor Gardens are all within easy reach.
The bright lights of Launceston with its ancient castle, steam railway and bustling shopping centre is just 10 miles away. Here you will find Tescos, a retail park and many local shops. The pretty market town of Holsworthy is just 5 miles away where you will find crafts, excellent local produce and there is a market every Wednesday.
All our lodges are South facing with private terraces enjoying magnificent views over our own coarse-fishing lake to the rolling Devon fields and woodland beyond.
Blagdon Farm is the perfect place from which to explore both Devon and Cornwall and you’ll be sure of a very warm welcome.
We have 6 two-bedroom lodges and 2 one-bedroom lodges which were all purpose-built to be fully-accessible and they are rated at 4* or 3*.
The two bedroom lodges sleep up to 6 + cot and the 1 bedroom lodges sleep up to 4 + cot. Please note that we do not accept more than 5 adults in the lodges sleeping 6, or more than 3 adults in the lodges that sleep 4 because the sofa-beds are small doubles. Prices are based on up to 4 adults in a 2 bedroom lodge and up to 2 adults in a 1 bedroom lodge.
To ensure that you can relax and enjoy your stay each lodge is luxuriously equipped with an HD flatscreen television incorporating a DVD/CD player, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, cooker, and microwave. With the exception of Woodpecker all lodges have a dishwasher. In the 2-bedroom lodges there is a wall-mounted TV in the master bedroom and some have feature beds (see Mallard & Kestrel for further information). There is free WiFi in all the lodges and public areas.
There are patio doors to the terrace from the lounge in each lodge and in the master bedrooms of the 2 bedroom lodges. All lodges are fully double glazed and have individually controlled gas-fired central heating, so that even in winter you’ll be really snug. There are feature convector heaters in each lounge area for additional heating. Our lodges are traditionally block built so the heat and sound insulation is very effective.
Each lodge has outdoor furniture, access to a rotary washing line and a level parking space immediately outside. Please note that additional vehicles must be parked in the car park and there will be an additional charge of £5 for a short break or £10 for a week for the additional parking. Every lodge has a large covered porch area where you can kick off your walking boots, store bikes, mobility equipment or fishing gear in a dry area. The following lodges have an external electric socket for charging mobility equipment: Kestrel, Curlew, Kingfisher and Swallow.
Sleeping capacities are given below (although a cot can be added if required).
Mallard – Sleeps up to 6 (max 5 adults) in a double bedroom, twin bedroom and on a sofa bed
Kestrel – Sleeps up to 6 (max 5 adults) in a double bedroom, twin bedroom and on a sofa bed
Curlew – Sleeps up to 4 in a double bedroom and a twin bedroom
Kingfisher – Sleeps up to 6 (max 5 adults) in a double bedroom, twin bedroom and a sofa bed
Swallow – Sleeps up to 4 in a double bedroom and a twin bedroom
Chaffinch – Sleeps up to 4 in a double bedroom and a twin bedroom
Woodpecker – Sleeps up to 4 (max 3 adults) in a double bedroom and on a sofa bed
Wagtail – Sleeps up to 4 (max 3 adults) in a double bedroom and on a sofa bed
For larger groups requiring more than 2 bedrooms we can provide 2 lodges with a shared covered porch area.
Please note that dogs are permitted in Chaffinch, Curlew and Kestrel but dog owners should be aware that we ask them to keep dogs on leads throughout the property with the exception of the dog walking field. We also ask owners to respect our Dog Policy Rules.
Each lodge was built to be fully accessible and has a roll-in wet room with grab rails and lever taps, extra wide doorways for wheelchair users, gentle ramps to the porch areas, as well as access through wide patio doors to the private terraces. Living areas are spacious and open plan for ease of movement.
ABLE Magazine’s travel section is sponsored by Post Office Travel Insurance