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“WOW! Simply wonderful.”
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The front of the lodge
From the kitchen through to the dining room
The kitchen
Dining room
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Living room out to the front lawn and view
Living room though to the kitchen
View from the back lawn
View from the front lawn
View from the back lawn orchard
Driveway through to the Lodge
Front lawns down to the lodge
Bluebell wood just outside the lodge gates
Evening view from the lodge over looking the River Exe
Exe Estuary from Lympstone
Exe Estuary at dusk from Lympstone
The old road sign outside the lodge, on the lane
Summer view from the lodge
Exe Estuary from Starcross railway station
The lodge in 1912
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Exeter, Devon, England

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Mrsheathe...
Bath, United Kingdom
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346 reviews
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“WOW! Simply wonderful.”
Reviewed 16 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This was a perfect place for a long weekend away with friends. We were blessed with wonderful weather which made the view one of the best we have seen from any holiday property. Inside the lodge has a dream like quality and it wraps its arms around you and makes you smile. On the practical side the beds were very comfortable and the linen lovely to the touch. The hot tub was great and enjoyed daily by all of us...twice daily by me! We saw the deer and walked in the woods through carpets of bluebells. We sat outside at night to listen to the owls and watch the bats put on a great display. The Ley Arms at Kenn has free wi-fi if needed as well as good beer. We visited Teignmouth and loved it. The owners are charming and have two delightful children and Nicki was great at replying to queries...we wish we could have stayed longer but we will definitely return.

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Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Brian C
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great place, fantastic views particularly from the hot tub at sunrise !!!!”
Reviewed 3 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Had a great week, travelled with 4 with kids ranging from 8 to 16.. They all had a great time. Its a beautiful Lodge set in a tranquil and peaceful setting. Seeing the sunrise over the river Exe whilst sat in the hot tub is just fantastic. The property is well equipped and the hosts are nearby should you need any help or advice. I would recommend this Lodge to anyone looking for a peaceful location and a great base to explore South Devon.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Celinda R
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Relaxing retreat”
Reviewed 11 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We were warmly welcomed to Exeter Lodge and immediately fell in love with the view. The lodge catered for our every need and although there were 6 of us, it was spacious for our weekend break. Highlights were early mornings in the hot tub and watching deer walking in the field. It's a 10 minute drive to Haldon forest which is a great place for kids/dogs/cyclists/walkers. A perfect, relaxing break.

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Stephen W
Fareham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent place, Lovely area, fantastic owners.”
Reviewed 2 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We have just had five fantastic days in the Exeter Lodge in Oxton. The owners Graham and Nicky have turned one of the old gatehouses to Oxton House into a really high spec place to stay, the views are just fantastic and I really could not find a fault in anything.
The owners are a really nice couple who went out ofthere way to make sure we had a great stay and we thank them for coming to our assistance when arriving.
The property has a lovely garden, a secluded Jaccuzzi with stunning views and is in easy reach of the motorway to be able to explore some of the most picturesque villagers in the UK. We loved it and cant wait to re visit.

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Liked best: The stunning views, the fantastic property.
Liked least: Nothing bad to say.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Claire R
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely location, high standard lodge...great getaway!”
Reviewed 15 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The lodge was of a very high standard. Great facilities, remote location set in lovely grounds. Fantastic views but we were so disappointed that there was no hot tub as advertised. We had difficulty finding the lodge using the postcode and sat nav but the owner sent great directions with photographs which were very useful!

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Liked best: Location & standard of the lodge
Liked least: No hot tub!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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