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Stapledon Lodge Pet-Friendly Cottage in East Anstey, Devon

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Stapledon Lodge Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Stapledon Lodge is a ground floor apartment set near to the village of East Anstey, four miles from Dulverton in Devon. This cottage sleeps two people and has one king size double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. The cottage also has an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area as well as a shared utility room. To the outside of this cottage there is off road parking for one car, a private terrace with furniture and shared grounds with pond. In a group with four other apartments, Stapledon Lodge is a perfect romantic base for exploring this part of Devon.

East Anstey is a village set in stunning countryside. Just four miles away is the market town of Dulverton. Within the town is the River Barle, which flows under a Grade I listed, 3000 year old clapper bridge. Also on offer in the town are medieval streets, restaurants, pubs, gift shops and tea rooms. Further afield are the breathtaking Exmoor National Park, excellent beaches and the lovely villages of Lynton and Lynmouth.

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?

Eco-friendly biomass heating with woodburning stove. Electric range cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Additional fuel for stove available at a small charge. Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Private terrace with furniture. Shared extensive mature grounds with summer house, large unfenced pond, picnic tables and deckchairs. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 4 miles. Note: Breakfast boxes, and organic veg and salad boxes available on request and at an additional charge. Note: Large unfenced pond in grounds, children to be supervised at all times.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi

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Mr Gough
June 2016
The apartment was modern and very well furnished, and the gardens were idyllic. The owners were very welcoming. A perfect spot to tour Devon. We returned home refreshed and relaxed.
Mr Cowley
March 2015
A nice relaxing week in a lovely setting. Warm and cosy. It was dog friendly and a wonderful area to visit with a variety of walks for us all.
Mrs Westerbeek
August 2015
A very comfortable cottage on the ground floor with terrace and use of the grounds. In a relaxing quiet neighbourhood.
Mr Hunt
June 2014
The standard of the property is excellent and it fully deserves the 5 star rating. The owners are very friendly and welcoming, which is expressed both personally and through the welcome pack where you are made to feel at home. I have never been to a property that has a box called 'what you may be looking for may be in here'; in it were needle and cotton, tooth brushes, light bulbs etc. This to me sums up the owners and how well they look after their clients' needs. Really well thought out by the owners; we cannot fault a thing.
Mr Sneath
August 2014
Absolutely everything. Couldn't fault it. We do hope to come back one day.
Mrs Belk
November 2014
A stylish property set in lovely countryside. Owners were friendly and helpful with information on local amenities but you do need transport as nearest shop ,pub or restaurant is approx 5 miles away. Local town of Dulverton is delightful with everything we needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would return.
Mr Carter
July 2014
The surroundings were peaceful, which made for a restful break. The lodge was perfectly decorated, very clean and comfortable with plenty of home comforts.The bathroom was lovely and gardens were beautiful. The owners were very friendly and helpful.
Mr Burton
April 2014
Very friendly, welcoming and helpful owners. Excellent accommodation set in beautiful grounds. This property is ideal if you want a quiet and relaxing holiday in an area with with very little traffic. It is located in stunning countryside with easy access to Exmoor's rugged moors and wooded combs and river valleys that can be enjoyed via the many rights of way and circular walks that vary in length and difficulty. Excellent food and beverages can be had in the quaint pubs waiting for the visitor to discover in the tucked away tiny villages.
Mrs Graham
April 2014
We liked the setting, the area, the scenery. Good standard of accommodation and also dog friendly.
Mr Saville
March 2014
5 star accommodation, friendly hosts and an excellent base for touring Exmoor.
Mrs Robinson
April 2013
The lodge was beautifully situated, quiet and peaceful. The bed and bedding was supremely comfortable.
Mrs Evans
May 2013
The lodge was beautiful and very well equipped. The location and surroundings were perfect for relaxing and exploring Devon. The owner was very friendly and welcoming. The lodge was immaculately clean and looked newly decorated to a very high standard. It was like a home-from-home. Fantastic, and we will be going back.
Mrs Pardoe
June 2013
The location was perfect.
Mrs Burley
January 2014
The property was very clean and the owners provided a cream tea for us on arrival, which was so nice of them.
Dr Ryall
September 2013
As we had hoped, we had a very quiet and peaceful break in this superbly maintained flat in the magnificent garden in marvellous surroundings. The owners very pleasantly greeted us on arrival and departure. It was particularly pleasant to have our own private terrace with picnic bench.
Mrs Beynon
October 2013
We loved our week away in Stapledon Lodge. It was home from home and we had all we needed, to enjoy a restful week.
Mrs Elliott
October 2013
First class accommodation. Owners were very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Winter
March 2013
The property was ideally situated and very picturesque with fantastic walks in the area.
Mrs Turner
September 2012
We had an excellent time at Stapleton Lodge, perfect in every way. Lovely hosts, nothing too much trouble and we would certainly recommend them and most likely go back at some time.
Mr Miles
October 2012
A very peaceful and relaxing setting and extremely friendly hosts. An ideal base to explore the area and very quiet.
Mr Sanford
August 2012
We liked the location and the people who own and run the property made our stay very enjoyable. The weather was very good as well.
Mrs Marshall
August 2012
The lodge was very well equipped. The furnishings, appliances and decor were first class and everywhere was spotlessly clean. Lovely scenery all around. Didn't want to leave. Very nice touch with the cream tea on arrival.
Mr Cole
August 2012
A superb secluded, quiet woodland setting. Good comfort of property - excellent bed and lounge suit. Warm welcome and advice from owner, plus cream tea! Initial inclusion of useful small items like washing up liquid, salt pepper and toilet rolls etc.
Mr Wood
October 2011
Location of cottage, plenty of walks on doorstep for dog. Cottage on the whole comfortable and lovely and warm.
Mrs Thomas
October 2011
Beautiful lodge and gardens, ideal for a quiet, relaxing holiday. The owners were very welcoming with cream tea, flowers and logs for the fire.
Mr Dickason
July 2012
A lovely lodge in quiet surroundings.
Mrs Carrington-Porter
July 2012
This was our first holiday with our 4 year old Spaniel and we were all made to feel very welcome. The cottage was lovely and perfect for the 3 of us. It was ideally located on the edge of the National Park and within a 30 minute drive to the long sandy beaches of the west coast. We've already recommended this cottage to friends.
Rev Seymour-Whiteley
September 2011
A really lovely place, both the situation and the accommodation itself. The weather wasn't the best but this made no difference to our enjoyment. The really thoughtful hosts had taken care of every last detail including wood for the wood burning stove and fluffy bathrobes. The decor, especially the kitchen and bathroom, would have done justice to a 5 star luxury hotel. Our dog thoroughly approved of the surrounding wooded garden area. The cottage was a real home from home even when pouring with rain.
May 2016
Ideal location, and an exceptionally beautiful place to stay - private, comfortable, and with all the little finishing touches that make a holiday or weekend away perfect. The grounds are just stunning, with incredible views of the gorgeous Devon countryside rolling away into the distance. It was so lovely to sit outside on the terrace eating the most delicious home-made scones, feeling as if you've stepped into another world, free of stress and traffic and all the strains of modern life. The hosts are incredibly thoughtful and considerate, going above and beyond to help out with everything, including picking me up from town when I couldn't get a taxi. The food is all home-made and locally sourced, from the crusty bread to the jam and those amazing scones! I've stayed here several times now, and I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be.
Jeremy L
July 2015
We had high hopes for this lodge and all were exceeded. Simply walking inside, you feel at home. There can be no negatives said of anything of this accommodation. The kitchen has absolutely everything you need, there is plenty of warmth both from heating and the fireplace and the grounds are lovely. We could have easily stayed longer and would recommend this as a stay. The Devon countryside is simply stunning and the location is ideally placed between things to see. The hosts are simply lovely people who made the stay exceptional. Thank you Mr & Mrs M!
Chris S
November 2014
We wanted / needed a break that was not too far from home (east Somerset), somewhere which was comfortable, would accept our very calm Labrador, and from where we could explore a variety of places; East Anstey, near Dulverton, and Knapp House specifically seemed to fit the bill - what a brilliant choice we made! Stapledon Lodge was exactly what we wanted - to describe it as shabby chik touches on its character but does it an enormous injustice at the same time as there's nothing shabby about this home - quiet, comfortable, very nicely appointed throughout, with the most accommodating hosts imaginable, always available but never 'in your face'. Being close, but not in any way troubled by, the owners' horses, sheep, and other signs of the 'Good Life' was an added unexpected bonus. An excellent touring base - easy access to Dunster, Porlock, Lynmouth, across to Clovelly and all points in between - this is a wonderful location. If there's a draw back, it's the lack of a good eating pub within easy walking distance, but Woods in Dulverton is very highly recommended!
December 2011
Ideal country cottage for walking - Devon was lovely and plenty to do and see. Good pub nearby in Dulverton - easy walk on nice day. Weather this year excellent - only summer we had in 2011 - which made the holiday. Lovely coastal walks. Cottage very clean and pretty well stocked.
May 2013
Couldn't have had a more friendly helpful welcome. The home is splendid with high ceilings and full of character and we found it very peaceful and relaxing. Location was good and central for visiting lots of places. There was nothing we didn't like about it an excellent place to stay.
June 2013
We had a great week at Stapledon Lodge. Accommodation very stylish and comfortable. A free supply of logs was most welcome as the weather was cool and it was good to cozy up in the evenings. The owners were very helpful and nothing too much trouble. The cream tea on arrival was a nice touch and proper loose leaf tea too! The lodge is in a great location for exploring Exmoor and with Dulverton on your doorstep it's just a short drive to the shops or to indulge in a meal at Woods, definitely our favourite bar/restaurant. I went riding at Pine Lodge stables a short distance away which was a very good experience, super horses etc. We often go to Exmoor and wouldn't hesitate to stay at Stapledon Lodge again.
August 2013
A beautiful lodge with accommodation which was on a par with a five star hotel. Hosts provided a welcoming cream tea and the week was very enjoyable indeed.
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