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Riverside lodge on Dartmoor, Devon’s National Park . Mole End,

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Mole End, a wooden cabin in a sheltered valley in Devon's , Dartmoor National park
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1 of 20Mole End, a wooden cabin in a sheltered valley in Devon's , Dartmoor National park
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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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. U...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 bed for occasional use, and a twin room under the eaves which looks out to the river. An excellent base for exploring Dartmoor by foot, bicycle or car but also the beaches of South Devon with picturesque towns such as Dartmouth and Salcombe within 1hr away. The Dart valley railway is close by. Exeter with rail and airport links is 20 mins drive and Plymouth and Cornwall are perfect for a day trip. Locally there are plenty of traditional pubs to visit with the inn at Fingle bridge an easy riverside walk through the woodland. Mole End is a low risk from the Covid 19 virus as it is built in a sparsely populated area ,and all the lodges in the park have a good amount of space between them and plenty of fresh air. The cleaners and I have put an improved cleaning and sanitising programme in place to ensure everyone’s safety ,and equipment is supplied to help guests maintain a safe environment. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We are not able to accept 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 staying. No smoking allowed as it is a wooden building. List of minor rules available in the lodge
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Joy E
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2016
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Reviewed 4 January 2020

We stayed at Mole end for a week in December and had a fantastic time. The lodge is warm, cosy, well equipped and in beautiful surrounds. We spread the family across three lodges and it worked perfectly. The children have lots of space to play,...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank talltine
Reviewed 4 January 2020

We've stayed at Mole End during the summer before, but this was my first winter stay - and it was lovely! The lodge was warm and cosy, the early evenings allowed for extra stargazing, and I slept well every night to the gentle sound of...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Elphie14
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Reviewed 4 January 2020

We had a brilliant stay at 'Mole End' over Christmas. Despite damp miserable weather the lodge was cozy and warm. We had a good walk to The Dingle Bridge Inn for lunch, as well as a short drive another day across the moor to The...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Carriepops100
Reviewed 26 October 2019

Amazing stay, so relaxing and cosy. Going to sleep listening to the stream gong by was magical, have not slept so well in ages. A special treat was to see the kingfisher darting about on the stream on our walk to the pub. Thank you...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Lesley E
Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at Mole End. The lodge is fantastic and has everything we needed - including a thoughtful supply of a bed guard for our 5 year old daughter. Joy was an excellent host and had many suggestions of places to visit......More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Carriepops100
Companion631825, VR Owner at Riverside lodge on Dartmoor, Devon’s National Park . Mole End,, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2019

I am glad that you enjoyed your stay despite every sort of weather. You are welcome back anytime

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Microwave
Parking
Playground
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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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 miles 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.
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