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

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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
Listed Since:February 2016
Interaction with guests
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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Reviewed 19 November 2018

Perfect in everyway. You couldn't ask for more. And Joy is more than helpful with any questions or concerns. Our new "forever holiday" xxx

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank A9989XWsimones
Companion631825, VR Owner at Mole End. A sheltered riverside lodge on Dartmoor, Devon’s National park., responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

Thank you for your review, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Let me know when you want to come again. Warmest wishes from joy

Reviewed 3 November 2018

The cabin is so well equipped with everything that you could possibly need and more. We simply loved the layout and the cosy and warm environment with our kids loving the upstairs balcony seating area and bedroom. There are so many lovely touches that Joy...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank juliebaxter1
Companion631825, VR Owner at Mole End. A sheltered riverside lodge on Dartmoor, Devon’s National park., responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

What a lovely review. Thank you for giving such useful information for any other families looking for somewhere for a holiday. I am glad you had a chance to enjoy the lodge and also to explore the surrounding area. You will be welcome back anytime

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Reviewed 27 October 2018

The Lodge is fully equipped with everything needed, and cosy even when the temperature is cold outside. Clean and comfortable, tastefully decorated. Quiet location, lots of amazing walks from the site and nearby. Birds, flowers, trees, river - all to enjoy, and the chance to...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank anne0019755
Companion631825, VR Owner at Mole End. A sheltered riverside lodge on Dartmoor, Devon’s National park., responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

I am pleased that you enjoyed Mole End in several different weathers, and that you made use of the books in the lodge. Those Dippers on the river are an absolute delight!

  • 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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  • Cleaning: R 355 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: R 886 / stay - Deposit
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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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