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Review of EVERGREEN LODGE

South facing Evergreen Lodge showing verandah for enjoying Al fresco dining.
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South facing Evergreen Lodge showing verandah for enjoying Al fresco dining.
Parking is very close by. Bright, spacious lounge.
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South facing Evergreen Lodge showing verandah for enjoying Al fresco dining.
Parking is very close by.
Bright, spacious lounge.
Roomy lounge with dining area.
Sunny lounge with two sofas, feature fireplace and flat screen TV.
Well equipped kitchen, with dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
Main bedroom with king size bed and ensuite shower room.
Ensuite in main bedroom.
Twin bedroom with fitted wardrobe.
Wall art in bathroom.  ( Inspiration for all you fishermen!)
Enjoy some Al Fresco dining here.
One of the adjacent fishing lakes, where fishing is free to guests at Evergreen.
Nearby, picturesque Clovelly harbour, just a short drive away.
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Woolsery, Devon, England

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M C
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A home from home with everything that you would need (and more)”
Reviewed 13 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We wanted a base to explore the area that had safe space for the kids to play outside and that was close to North Devon and North Cornwall for beaches, coastal walks and other entertainment in case it rained.
Evergreen surpassed our expectations. The lodge had all the every day essentials and more that we didn't realise that we might need. After a day at the beach or a trip to the Big Sheep the Lodge was lovely to come back to and cosy in the evenings.
The kids said that they enjoyed the peaceful surroundings of the Lodge and being able to explore.
We opted for no wi-fi, which was lovely. The Lodge had a selection of games and age appropriate DVDs which made the odd rainy day quite enjoyable!
It seems a lot of thought has gone in to the Lodge.
Access was good however you do need a car.

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Liked best: Clotted cream, scones, jam and fresh strawberries in the welcome pack
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Aug 2015
I really appreciate you taking the time to write such a great, helpful review, thank you so much. I hope you decide to return one day.
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Joe C
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great holiday.”
Reviewed 12 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Having not stayed in a lodge before we didn't know what to expect but were very pleased with where we stayed. Evergreen Lodge was lovely, comfortable and clean. The facilities in the lodge were excellent, with two bathrooms, a great kitchen with everything you need and comfortable bedrooms. On the morning when it rained we were perfectly happy relaxing in the lodge without feeling cooped up. We took our two children, aged 5 and 2, and they thoroughly enjoyed it (although we did have to hide a few ornaments that were tempting them!)

The lodge is in a very quiet countryside location amongst similar properties. It is a good base to explore North Devon and Cornwall and we spent most of our time on the beach in Bude which is about a twenty minutes drive away.

All in all a great holiday and we hope to return in the future.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
13 Aug 2015
Thank you for your lovely comments and for choosing to stay in Evergreen as your first lodge experience! I look forward to being able to welcome you back sometime.
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spindlepi...
East Preston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Quality accommodation in tranquil setting with great fishing”
Reviewed 6 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This lodge is perfect for either couples (like us) who want to get away from it all or for families who want to visit the local attractions (Big Sheep, Milky Way Adventure Park etc) or North Devon's/North Cornwall's excellent beaches - however you will need a car to get around. The holiday park is situated 10 minutes drive from the A39 down narrow country lanes. The accommodation was immaculate and spotlessly clean with everything we wanted - and we have stayed in a fair few self catering cottages over our years. There are no amenities on site but that for us wasn't a problem as the lodge had absolutely everything. A nice sitting area on a veranda was perfect to enjoy morning breakfast or an evening meal.
During our weeks stay we found excellent sandy beaches at Bude (30 mins away) that was great for bodyboarding or mucking around in the surf and very safe with RNLI lifeguards in situ. There are also ice cream and snack shops plus those selling and hiring surf boards/wet suits etc.Bearing in mind we are of "Saga" age we found ourselves acting like kids in the water!
Other great local beaches include WestwoodHo.
The Coastal Footpath has some cracking views of the rugged coastline and rock formations We walked around the Hartland Quay/Point area where you can park in one of the National Trust car parks for free or pay a couple of quid at the Quay where there is a pub/tea shop that was welcome after a long walk.
If you want a pleasant garden with a cracking cafe then we found Docton Mill Gardens (www.doctonmill.co.uk) - the lunch/afternoon tea menu was superb, reasonably priced and high quality. A Devon Cream tea is a must or a local Crab sandwich. After visiting the gardens we walked from here to the headland to see the dramatic Spekes Mill Mouth Waterfall and some truly dramatic coastline. If you pay to enter the garden and mill you can leave your car here for the walk.
Appledore is a must - a quaint seaside village with a few nice gift shops and many eateries/pubs - we ate at the Beaver Inn which had a patio overlooking the river where we watched the world go by whilst eating a sunday lunch. Clovelly is a also a must and very picturesque by the small harbour. Our best find for a pub that was only 10 minutes drive away from the lodge down the country lanes was the Bradworthy Inn at Bradworthy. This is what you think a country pub should be like! Don't be fooled by the exterior. Inside the staff and locals were so pleasant, very homely and with some high quality food for a decent price. One of their specials is homemade pies. They have a more formal restaurant but we ate in the bar.
If you are keen cyclists this is a great area to explore around the country lanes but you may have to face some hills and cross a few main roads. We cycled on the Tarka Trail (you can hire bikes at Torrington Station (no longer in use) and cycled all day having lunch at Instow. very safe and would be great for kids as this is a disused railway made into a cycle track.
For me, as a keen coarse fisherman one of the best features of this lodge was the private fishing lake just 5 minutes from the lodge. I'm a keen carp angler and what a find this lake was. The lake has many carp between 5lb and 15lb and I took the opportunity to go very early morning and return to the lodge at breakfast time and get the best out of the day. In one session i caught about 15 fish up to 15lb in 3 hours - no sophisticated fishing tactics required, just breadcrust or dog biscuits and so much fun. This would be great place for a family with kids who want to catch fish! I often returned in the evening as it was so peaceful and I was often the only person on the lake.
Overall this Lodge is a great find and the owner has gone out of their way to make it home from home. It would suit a couple like us who wanted to get away from it all or a family who wants to visit the local beaches/attractions and if like coarse fishing, book it now!
There is a lot to do in the area and we will be definitely be back.

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Liked best: Quality of Lodge, tranquility, fishing, much to do in the area.
Liked least: Coming home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Jul 2015
Wow! What a smashing review, thank you so much. So informative and full of helpful advice for prospective guests. I really look forward to your return visit.
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