Haldon Forest Lodge

Exeter, Devon

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Escape the rush of a busy life and embrace nature with a stay in this private luxury lodge, just a few minutes drive outside of Exeter

3 nights from £995 Book Now

key features

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Hot Tub

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Wi-Fi

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Pets Accepted

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Parking

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Garden/backyard

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Electric Car Charging Point

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Patio/balcony

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Children Welcome

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BBQ

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Family Friendly

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Bathtub

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Washing Machine

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Tumble Dryer

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Dishwasher

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Cot Available

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High Chair

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TV

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Hair Dryer

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Microwave

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Refrigerator

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Oven

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Overview

Tucked away in a secluded spot, surrounded by 3,500 acres of woodland, Haldon Forest Lodge is a tranquil retreat for families and friends looking for a relaxing escape. The lodge is at the end of a tree-lined track, with two woodland trails close by, one leading to Haldon Forest Centre and Go Ape.

It offers a quiet sanctuary where guests can relax and unwind in the hot tub taking in the scenery and varied wildlife that call the woods home. And, if you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the local deer or the many birds of prey that soar above the treetops. With a covered bike store alongside, you can explore the bike trails in one of Devon’s most popular mountain biking destinations.

Inside the lodge you will find everything you need in the kitchen to show off your culinary skills and prepare a delicious meal after a day of adventure in the forest. Although you may feel like you’re in the wilderness, there is a fully licensed American diner just a few hundred metres from the lodge which is open from breakfast until late.

Further afield the historic city of Exeter is a 10 minute drive away, great for a spot of retail therapy or taking in the varied history on offer, such as the cathedral and historic quay. If you are craving the fresh sea air and the feel of sand between your toes, Dawlish Warren and Exmouth are both close by, perfect for lazy days by the coast.

Whatever your perfect holiday looks like, once you get back to Haldon Forest Lodge you have the perfect space to relax and unwind in comfort.

## Two small dogs are permitted at the property.

Iif you do not require use of the hot tub, you can enter one of the following codes during the booking process for a discount: NOTUB3N24 to save £30 on a 3 night stay, NOTUB4N24 to save £40 on a 4 night stay, NOTUB7N24 to save £70 on a 7 night stay.
  • Things to know

    Check in time: 17:00
    Check out time: 10:00
    Security Deposit: We ask our guests for a £200 good housekeeping bond, which is pre-authorised against your card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved (held as a pending transaction) and then released afterwards if there is no damage or additional cleaning. This will be held on the card on file 7 days prior to your arrival.
    Pets: 2 pets allowed, £40 per pet per week, in line with our house rules we do ask that pets are not left alone in the property, do not use the furniture or go in the upstairs/bedroom areas
    Number of steps: 1 external step
    Type of heating: Central heating
    Linen & Towels: Bed linen is provided for your stay, however, if you require use of the travel cot you will need to bring your own cot linen. Each guest will be supplied with one hand towel and one bath towel for their stay. (if your holiday is longer than 10 days, please contact the Luxury Coastal team to discuss a mid-stay linen change)
    Wi-Fi: This property offers free Wi-Fi for guests, however, we cannot guarantee the speed and connectivity. Therefore, if you are planning to work during your holiday, we recommend bringing a wifi dongle.
    Hot Tub: Electric hot tub
    Smoking: All of our properties are non-smoking and we ask that any party member who smokes, do so off the premises.
    Additional Extras: A cot bed, travel cot and two high chairs can be supplied - please let us know if you would like any of these items for your stay
    Property surroundings: The owner lives next door and there is CCTV overlooking the parking area.
    Nearby Building works: Please note that Haldon Forest is currently undergoing sustainable logging and clear-felling so heavy machinery and vehicles are accessing the site daily and will be visible from the lodge. There is also noise from the associated logging work being carried out. This is due to finish sometime in July.

Room Information

  • Living
    Open plan with kitchen and dining areas
    Three sofas seating six including a sofa bed sleeping two guests
    32" Panasonic Smart TV and Amazon fire stick
  • Kitchen & Dining
    Kitchen
    Open plan with living and dining areas
    Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer / dryer
    Breakfast bar seating four

    Dining Area
    Open plan with kitchen and living areas
    Table and chairs seating six
  • Bedrooms
    Master Bedroom
    King size bed with bedside tables and lamps
    Dressing table and chair
    En suite bathroom

    Bedroom Two
    Twin beds (can be configured as a double upon request)
    Bed side table and lamp
  • Bathrooms
    Family Bathroom
    Shower cubicle, wash basin, heated towel rail and WC

    Bathroom 2
    En suite to master bedroom
    Shower cubicle, wash basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Outside
    Outside
    Hot tub
    Decked area with seating for four
    Pizza oven
    Bike storage area
  • Parking
    Parking for three cars with electric car charging point (type 2)
    Access to Haldon Forest

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We ask our guests for a £200 security deposit, pre-authorised against your credit card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved and then released afterwards if there is no damage. We will contact you nearer the time of your arrival to arrange this.

Haldon Forest Lodge is best suited for couples and families looking for a relaxing holiday in a peaceful setting. It’s not suitable for party groups. If your booking falls outside either of these groups, please get in touch before making your booking to discuss your requirements.

Please note this property accepts a maximum of 4 adults. Groups of 6 can be accepted but must be made up of 4 adults and 2 children. Over occupancy of infants is not allowed.

Please note that Haldon Forest is currently undergoing sustainable logging and clear-felling so heavy machinery and vehicles are accessing the site daily and will be visible from the lodge. There is also noise from the associated logging work being carried out. This is due to finish sometime in July.

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Welcome to Exeter

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Reviews

Great location, but spoilt by lack of attention to detail
3.7/5

Lodge was not clean by my wife & I's standards. Mould was apparent on all window reveals showing that it had been shut up over winter but not cleaned properly. Mould was discovered in the kitchen cupboard under items and general dirt was discovered in the utensils draws. Main bathroom had evidence of mould especially at front of shower door. there were 2 front doors to lodge and in the picture in the adverts, shows that this is open. However, was told we could not open it in fear of water from the hot tub going into the lodge. I called owner to talk about key collection 2 days prior to visit to be told that there would be some logging activity going on that he had only just been made aware of. However, on arrival at the lodge, there is a sign affixed to the gateway entering the forest stating that logging work would be starting in Dec and ending Mid March which begs the question of the owners integrity. Classed as a luxury lodge that had a premium price, this needs to be reviewed by Luxury Coastal as a matter of urgency. Reason for not bring these issues to the attention of the owner is that the idea of going away to a secluded lodge is not to be disturbed. These issues would not have been resolved in a few matters but days. We were not wanting to be disturbed. However, virtually everyday the owner was seen hanging around which made it uncomfortable for my wife and I. On the last night of our stay, I discovered a CCTV camera on a high pole that we assumed was directed at the forest entrance gateway. Unfortunately, I discovered that the camera panned around as I was moving. If this is the owners camera, this needs to be highlighted as such. Overall, not impressed with the cleanliness or integrity of the owners and would not recommend the high price it commands.

Barry, 22 Mar 2024

Hi Barry, Thank you for reviewing your experience. We are so sorry to hear of your disappointment, we have addressed these points with the owner and these will be looked into further. We have always stated there is CCTV at this property and have since discovered that when we upgraded our website in November this notification did not transfer across. Please rest assured this has now been relisted. We always look to be open and honest with all of our guests and would not wish to withhold such information knowingly. We do hope that despite this you still had a lovely time in this wonderful location. Best wishes, The Luxury Coastal team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 22 Mar 2024

Fantastic time at Haldon Forest Lodge
5/5

We had a lovely stay at Haldon Forest Lodge at the start of August 23. It's such a beautiful location. The lodge is very homely and has all the amenities we needed for our family of 6. The host, Adrian was very welcoming and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed our stay so much we immediately wanted to book to stay again later this year.

Amanda, 18 Aug 2023

Hi Amanda, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay at Haldon Forest Lodge. We are so happy to hear you had a lovely stay in this beautiful location and that it felt homely with all the needed amenities! We do hope to welcome you to stay with us again! Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 18 Aug 2023

August Summer break 2023
4.8/5

My wife and I enjoyed staying at Haldon Forest Lodge early August, it had every amenity you would need for a holiday. Having the nearby shops was a bonus for any forgotten items of food, BBQ coal etc. The hosts were very friendly and made us feel welcome from day 1 and were on hand for any issues should they arise (which they didn't) We would recommend this lodge for any couple or family up to 5-6 people - 5 stars

Wayne, 11 Aug 2023

Hi Wayne, Thank you for leaving a review on your stay at Haldon Forest Lodge. We are very please to hear both you and your wife enjoyed your stay and that it had all the amenities needed for a holiday. We do hope to welcome you to stay with us again in the future. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 11 Aug 2023

Amazing
5/5

not sure where to start. The lodge was beautiful, fully equipped, spotlessly clean and in a lovely setting. We received a very warm welcome from the hosts. The hot tub was hot and clean. Very relaxing place to be, got to see the Deer from the deck. Lots to see and do in the area if inclined. Great location for visiting the Moors or the coast, about a 30 min drive to the coast. Lots of places to eat in the vicinity although not walking distance.

Gail, 04 Jul 2023

Hi Gail, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! It is so wonderful to hear you had an amazing stay and had plenty to do in the area! We do hope to welcome you to stay with us at Luxury Coastal again in the future. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 04 Jul 2023

Warm and homely
5/5

A really beautiful homely place with such lovely scenery. The host were amazing, nothing was to much trouble for them

Denise, 12 May 2023

Hi Denise, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased to hear the property was warm and homely and we do hope to welcome you to stay with Luxury Coastal again in the future. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 12 May 2023

Cannot fault this lodge at all.everything was 1st class
5/5

This lodge was 1st class,furnishings,cleanliness and condition. The owners were always on hand if we needed them,it was so quiet and peaceful. I cannot rate this lodge highly enough

Linda, 13 Feb 2023

Hi Linda, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear you had a lovely peaceful stay at Haldon Forest Lodge and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Lois, Luxury Coastal

Lois - Luxury Coastal - 13 Feb 2023

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