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Mole End. A sheltered riverside lodge on Dartmoor, Devon’s National park.

Mole End, a wooden cabin in a sheltered valley in Devon's , Dartmoor National park
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19 reviews
Mole End, a wooden cabin in a sheltered valley in Devon's , Dartmoor National park
The sitting room with sofa and dining area beyond, with adjoining sociable kitchen.
Mole End is a cosy little wooden cabin. It has Television,DVD + CD players and free WIFI connection.
Sitting room with staircase to balcony with sofa bed , and twin bedroom overlooking the river.
Sitting room with electric fire for instant heat and night storage heaters.
Well equipped kitchen
Kitchen with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, cooker, microwave, kettle , toaster and bread machine.
Ground floor double bedroom with 4ft 6 inch bed. Window looks over the river. Plenty of storage.
Full sized bath  with over bath shower. WC. Washbasin. Washing machine + tumble dryer. River views.
The Twin room under the eaves overlooking the river, where ducks and dippers are often seen .
The bed for 'occasional' guests on the balcony
View of river from the bedroom window. The only sound you can hear is that of the water + birdsong.
Hillside covered in bluebells which come after daffodil time
The hillside covered in foxgloves which follow on from the bluebells which come after the daffodils.
The river along from the lodge.
The river Teign in Autumn. Wonderful walks through woodland right from the door.
Mole End in winter, with an efficient heating system , it is warm and cosy whatever the weather.
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England
Mole End is one of a small group of wooden lodges built in a quiet valley right on the banks of the river Teign. It is surrounded by National Park woodland which is managed by the National Trust in partnership with the Woodland Trust.
The poet Rupert Brooke is said to have camped here with a group of friends including Virginia Woolf.
Wild flowers, birds,catch and return fishing ( day/week permit can be bought locally). Fallow deer seen regularly from the window and kingfishers and dippers are often seen on the riverbank. Starry skies.Small children's play area.
The lodge is 2 storey, with the living room having a sociable kitchen leading off, dining area and good sized sunny veranda perfect for using the gas barbecue .
The double bedroom overlooks the river with bathroom adjoining. Upstairs there is a gallery with single sofa be...
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Listing #HL7056671
About the Owner
Joy E
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Access to the lodge is via a key safe , the code of which will be given on confirmation of booking. This means that guests can arrive anytime after 3.00 to suit themselves.
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Excellent - based on 19 reviews
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Lymington, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in April 2018

A thoroughly enjoyable week in a fantastic location. Wild daffodils in the river valley and pied flycatchers returning to nest. The location is very rural and ideal for escaping the pressures of today's world. Excellent location on level ground with plenty of space for couples or families to enjoy games or go for walks along the riverside. Strongly recommend this...

Management response:

Thank you Richard for taking the time to write a review. I am so glad that you both had a wonderfully restful stay and that you caught daffodil time. The bluebells are spectacular in the woods now, but maybe you can see them next time. Your always welcome.


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New Forest, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2018 for a stay in June 2017

A truly magical first family holiday for my husband & I with our then 9 month old baby. Firstly when arriving the scenery is truly amazing, so peaceful & all you can hear is the river trickling and wildlife. A walk along the river is a must. The lodge itself is instantly very homely, clean and baby proof! He had...

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Thank you Amy for your thoughts. I am glad that you found out how to send in your review and I am sure other new parents will find it useful. I cannot guarantee the same fabulous hot weather for your next planned trip but whatever the weather Mole End is a great base from which to explore or just to...


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Lymington, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Perfect stay in cosy, charming log cabin. Comfortable beds, and sofa to doze on. So many books to read, especially enjoyed the extensive bird, flora and fauna books. Stream below bedroom window, gurlgled merrily to add to the woodland scenery and walks on your doorstep.

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I am so glad that you had the time to browse through the books, and to make use of the bird and nature books.That is what holidays are for. Watching the birds that come to the feeder can be fascinating. I love to see ducks and other water birds swim past the bedroom and bathroom window too. Thank you for...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We do not encourage pets. We ask that guests bring their own bedlinen and towels, though arrangements can be made in exceptional circumstances. There is only room for 5...
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    3 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
R 833
R 5 831
25 May 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
3 nights
R 1 166
R 8 247
30 Jun 2018 -
13 Jul 2018
Almost High Season
3 nights
R 1 250
R 8 747
14 Jul 2018 -
2 Sep 2018
High season
3 nights
R 1 649
R 11 580
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 833 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning: R 333 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
A car is needed unless you are a keen walker. Some guests have caught a train to Exeter, taxi the 20 mins from the station and then walked.
The lodge is only 3 mls from the junction of the A30, and the city of Exeter is 20 mins by car, with its rail network and airport.
Plymouth is a swift drive and the beaches of Devon and Cornwall, the Dart Valley steam railway and picturesque coastal towns such as Dartmouth, Salcombe and Exmouth are easily accessible by car. Shops are found nearby at Moretonhampstead and Chagford, with a convenience shop 10 mins drive. Various supermarkets also deliver to the lodge.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Exeter: 26.0 km
Railway: Exeter: 21.0 km
Ferry: Plymouth: 42.0 km
At end of M5 motorway at Exeter, junction 31, take A30 to 'Bodmin + Oakhampton'.
After 10 miles you arrive at 'Woodleigh junction' turn left off here signposted to 'Cheriton Bishop'. In half a mile you enter the village,take 1st left immediately before the 'Old Thatch Inn', signed 'Clifford Bridge'.
Follow the lane for 2 miles Turn right to 'Clifford Bridge'
The road descends for about a mile to the crossroads at Clifford Cross, Go straight on and in a few yards you arrive at the bridge.Immediately after the bridge turn left and there is the phone box and 5bar gate to the park. There is no sign.
Follow the drive through the meadow and no 14 is the 2nd lodge on the left.
Please park in the parking area .
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 20.0 km.
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