What an amazing location . The lodges are spacious and well equipped . The good sized balcony just looks straight over the most beautiful view. Having breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening whilst watching the sun go down and listening to the distant owl hooting was incredible.
We did take our two well behaved working cocker spaniels on holiday as the website said dogs welcome. This is the only issue we would ever have with this holiday . Looking at the pictures I'd wrongly assumed the dogs could run freely but reality was if they put a paw outside the door without a lead the owners told us off quite sternly . There was An exercise paddock a few minutes walk away to be fair . They did point out that it is written in the rules when we arrived that dogs must be kept on leads at all times but we would absolutely not have chosen this location if we had been told BEFORE we had arrived. I totally understand that some properties would rather not have dogs .... But please don't pretend to be dog friendly when it obvious that isn't the case. After a slight argument with the owners they stormed off to phone the agency but later came back to apologise and said they would make it clear in the website and we could have our dogs off the lead this occasion however, knowing how much it was annoying them we didn't feel comfortable doing so even though they are extremely well behaved and we are very respectful of other people .
Saying this, we would totally recommend the property and have done already to anyone who doesn't have dogs or who doesn't mind the strict rules regarding dogs. It's the most beautiful peaceful location and so well kept.
Myself, my husband and our two teenage daughters stayed at Blagdon Farm for a week in July. Upon our arrival we were greeted with a very warm welcome from the owner, Karen, who showed us round our holiday lodge and had even set out a cream tea for us all! The lodge was incredibly well equipped and spacious. It included a dishwasher and washing machine which was great. The views from the balcony were stunning and it was lovely eating on the balcony overlooking the lake and wildlife. There was a small but perfectly adequate pool on site as well as a very well stocked games room. The bar was a lovely place to meet other guests and Karen and Ian (the owners) were very accommodating as always. Blagdon Farm is also ideally situated for exploring Cornwall and Devon.
Overall, I would highly recommend Blagdon Farm; a beautiful and tranquil setting with great hosts!
Karen and Ian fantastic hosts, the lodges clean and tidy, looking forward to next time, peaceful and relaxing, cant wait.
After a 300 mile drive to be able to relax in a beautiful bungalow that was extremely well presented and very clean yet homely was above expectations. The friendly and warm greeting from Karen made us feel like we were, not just guests but friends. The rather small swimming pool and changing rooms/toilet were,like the rest of the sight, cleaned to a high standard. A perfect place to stay if mobility is a problem (as in our case) with level access to all areas and one bungalow with low level units. Both course and fly fishing available in the area with the on sight lake holding low double figure carp although mainly in single figures. The views from the bungalow veranda were stunning and the wildlife close to hand a joy. East access to the coast and the local towns well worth a shopping trip.
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