Heddon LodgeBarnstaple, Devon
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Preferred changeover day Flexible
- Minimum stay 3 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 2
- Acorn rating 2 What's this?
About Heddon LodgeNext door to a pretty traditional country inn and only a mile away from a rocky beach, Heddon Lodge has everything you need for a fabulous coastal escape.
You’ll find this pretty apartment up a steep lane, right next door to the pub. Walkers and wildlife lovers will adore the rolling hills and rocky beaches of this part of north Devon, and with 2,000 acres of woodland, moorland and coastline which is home to red deer and otters, you’ll be spoilt for outdoor adventures.
Set within the buildings that make up the Hunter’s Inn, Exmoor, and only a mile away from the coast, this beautifully renovated apartment in a contemporary style is the perfect bolthole for couples or friends exploring the north Devon coast. Decorated in neutral colours with lovely high ceilings in the living area, there’s two bedrooms (one king and one twin), and a bathroom with both a walk in shower and a bath, perfect for soaking tired limbs after a coastal walk. Outside, the balcony overlooks the gorgeous garden of the Hunter’s Inn and beyond, the wooded Heddon Valley. Up to two dogs are welcome to stay and join in with your adventures too.
When you stay here, you’ll be right in the heart of Exmoor, surrounded by beautiful woodland, moorland and with the glorious north Devon coast on your doorstep too. The nearest beaches at Heddon’s Mouth and Woody Bay are only a mile away via footpaths. You’ll find family-friendly sandy beaches (and the towns) of Combe Martin and Lynmouth nearby as well. The walks don’t stop there however, and Woolacombe, Watersmeet and Mortenhoe are all within walking distance. While you’re exploring this unspoilt area around Hunter's Inn, keep your eyes peeled for the peacocks showing off.
Keen walkers can head inland to discover the Hangman Hills, with views over Combe Martin and the Bristol Channel. Or fans of the coast can hop on a ferry to explore the island of Lundy, with its populations of puffins, seals and Manx shearwater. If you’d rather ditch the boat, but still stay near the sea, then you’ll find surfers catching some waves at Croyde or Woolacombe. Further afield is bustling Barnstaple, and if you haven’t seen as many wild animals as you’d like, how about a day at Exmoor Zoo?
Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair not available
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer not available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine not available
- Tumble dryer not available
- Telephone not available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* available
- Open fire / wood burner not available
- Garden not available
- BBQ not available
Some wheelchair accessView Access statement (PDF 895 KB)
Kitchen, open plan sitting and dining room, bathroom with separate shower and two bedrooms (one double, one twin).
Notes for guests
Access: The access statement is for guidance use only. For up to date images please see those on the cottage webpage.
Please note: Heddon Lodge is adjacent to Hunter's Inn hotel. The hotel and lodge are managed for the National Trust by Bespoke Hotels.
Fishing: Open from 15 March until 31 September 2019, you can now enjoy catch and release trout fishing. Find out more about purchasing a fish pass.
Parking: The Hunter's Inn car park is a few hundred yards from the holiday cottage for guests to use during their stay.
Garden: The cottage has a small balcony area with a table and two chairs. The hotel next door has a garden to the rear which guests are welcome to use. Please note that there may be restricted access to the hotel garden on occasions, for example, if there is a wedding or private event at the hotel.
For our little explorers, why not try the wild play area close to Hunters Inn that winds its way alongside the river Heddon, through tall trees and past ponds. The play area has reused wood from beech trees that were felled in the Valley for safety reasons, and gives the timber a new life as a source of adventure and exploration for children.
Skilled wood carver Gary Orange has transformed the tree trunks of the play area by carving wild and wonderful animals into them, many of which can be spotted for real in the valley.
For more information about walking routes in and around Heddon Valley, see our walks section on the Heddon website, where you can discover route ideas and print out directions.