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6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Appledore, Devon, England

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“It’s another world!”
Reviewed 6 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018
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The location is stunning, the house is amazingly spacious and welcoming. There is a real expert eye for detail and very comfortable. The comfort includes the beds, the lovely fluffy towels and robes! Truly a wonderful place to stay.

The views are unbelievably stunning and refresh your senses and make the world a better place to be!

Enjoy a touch of luxury and relaxation. I totally enjoyed my stay.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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tim b
Reading, United Kingdom
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“The Most beautifully undersold place i have ever stayed”
Reviewed 23 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We traveled to Surf bay lodge as quite a large group. 3 couples of 25-26 years old and one child of 7. We stayed Saturday 6th to Saturday 13th of august. 2016.

When we arrived we were met by the owners son, who's name escapes me but he was delightfully informed and very helpful.

the property looked quite spectacular on arrival, probably more so than the pictures do it justice really. That was my general impression throughout. the cost of staying was trivial compared to the beauty and quality of the service provided. the main host (Neil) certainly wasn't looking to make a massive profit from us.

We all had excellent sized rooms with comfortable beds, including one with a TV that pops out of the bottom.
The kitchen was excellently stocked, including champagne on arrival, and was adequately equipped for all the meals we prepared.

The real highlight of this property is the outdoor space, there is a large pool (12m in length & 1.5m deep) heated to a pleasant temperature.
there is ample seating and there is the Hot-Tub. which at the end of every evening allowed us to basque in the beauty that the hill-top views had to offer.

The owner was tentative to our needs and responded promptly to suggestions, he also visited on occasion to make sure everything was OK.

if you are looking for a base to explore Appledore, Westward-ho , or anywhere in north Devon really, i couldn't think of somewhere anymore suited and with ample facilities in walking distance you don't need to go far if you desire.

i will most definitely be trying to stay here again as i was totally blown away by how beautiful it was an how reasonably priced.

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Liked best: The views from the Hot-Tub
Liked least: having to leave on the last day
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
24 Aug 2016
Dear Tim
Thank you for your very positive and excellent review of SURF BAY LODGE. The owner and the agent really appreciate the details, which past and future guests value best.
Best Regards from CHOICE COTTAGES
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Kirsty Lo...
1 review
“The perfect holiday!”
Reviewed 15 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Surf bay is a must!

Surf bay is in a beautiful location only a walk away from the town and beach. There is fun to do with all ages and so many surrounding places to see and things to do. The weather was loverly we couldn't have asked for better and a great little sun trap.

We had an amazing stay and the host was fantastic and accommodated for all of our needs we felt very welcome and if anything was needed he was just a message away. It was great to have him check in and also suggested some loverly things to do. Yet still within it all it still felt very private.

The accommodation itself is very updated and new. The decor is beautiful and design is flawless. Everything is clean and tidy with enough space for everyone to feel comfortable.

We couldn't have found a better location, accommodation and host. It was a holiday to remember. We are most certainly looking forward to going again next year.

Thank you for everything!

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Jade W
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“Amazing place with beautiful views”
Reviewed 10 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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person found this review helpful

The location of the lodge is perfect with beautiful views, close to the beach and near local amenities.
The accommodation had everything we could ask for very clean, tidy and set out ready for an amazing stay with nice added touches.
The owner Neil greeted us on the first day he was approachable, easy to talk to, gave us information on the area and made us feel at ease.
The pool was heated, great size and the hot tub was perfectly positioned to look out a the beautiful of the town and sea.
We will definitely recommend to anybody and we will be booking to stay again.
The perfect place to relax and have fun with friends.
Thank you for a great holiday destination perfect for what our group needed.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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“Mrs”
Reviewed 6 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We have just come back from the most amazing stay in Appledore, north Devon.
The accommodation itself had everything you could ask for very clean, tidy and set out ready for an amazing stay.
We were welcomed personally by the owner Neil he was approachable, easy to talk to, gave us information on the area and what was more lovely is Neil personally brought us up a bottle of champagne and was welcomed with a box of chocolates, breakfast and many more luxuries.
He also text to see if everything was ok on a regular basis.
The pool was heated, our children 7 and 10 had amazing fun in the pool and the hot tub was lovely over looking the sea. There was also an Xbox with a wide variety of games to choose from.
The area itself was so pretty the sea views from the lodge were stunning.
We will defiantly recommend to anybody and we will be booking to stay again very soon.
The perfect place to relax and unwind.
Thank you Neil for a great holiday.

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