Stunning Self Catering Holiday Cottage in Devon, Tiverton

This is such a little treasure. It was so peaceful and beautiful. We would love to stay again.
Nicola, The Owlet, July 2020

The Lake House -  a stunning 3 bedroom retreat with private lake set in over 1/2 acre of glorious countryside

The Lake House is pefect for peace seekers and nature lovers who want to stay somewhere a little bit different. Memories of wild swimming with the children, friends around the table, spotting a kingfisher or gazing at the amazing stars will be treasured. We love this gorgeous house in its amazing setting!  The Lake House really lets you get away from it all and is hidden away in beautiful rolling Devon countryside. You'll have your own private paradise yet we are close to many tourist attractions.  For days out there is plenty to do within 30 minutes drive such as two National Trust properties, Haddon Hill, Devon Railway Centre, Bickleigh Mill, Quince Honey Farm, Exmoor Pony Centre (combine this with a visit to Dulverton for cream tea) and Tiverton has a canal with a cafe, horse drawn barge, a museum and castle.  There is also an excellent riding stables that takes riders along Exmoor. The beaches of North Devon are about an hour away.

The house itself was a family project and has 3 bedrooms: a master with king sized bed and french doors opening onto the decking, a second bedroom which can either be made up as a king or twin beds and a small  children's room with bunk beds. The top bunk is only suitable for children.  The Lake House is ideal for couples wanting a private retreat or for families and friends of up to 4 adults and 2 children.  The bedrooms are decorated in a simple and understated style to provide a restful environment. They all have bedside tables with drawers and hooks or a rail for hanging clothes. Unfortunately there is no space in the bedrooms for a travel cot or extra bed.

There is a beautifully bijou bathroom with a large shower and a well equipped kitchen with microwave and Dolce Gusto coffee maker.  The large open plan living area has a Smart TV with DVD, 4G hub and overlooks the lake. There is a beautiful homemade dining table and the large glass sliding door opens onto the decking so you can always admire the magnificent view and feel part of the great outdoors.

We are an eco friendly destination and promote biodiversity as much as possible. The areas around The Lake House reflect this and the flora and fauna provide an unofficial nature reserve which leads to an abundance of wildlife for you to enjoy. You may see otters, deer and badgers to name a few as well as a myriad of butterflies and dragonflies.

We hope children and adults alike will love this unique place and enjoy the opportunity to be surrounded by the magic of nature. We have provided lots of games and wildlife spotting/mini beast hunting activities for younger children.

As the house is virtually on the lake, parking for a maximum of 2 cars is just above the house and there is a short walk of approximately 50m along the grass and is slightly sloped. There are 3 steps to the decking and once inside it is all on one level. Wellies are essential in winter!

Please note the lake, and the streams around it, are unfenced. Guests are welcome to swim in the lake at their own risk. It is stocked with a mixture of rainbow and brown trout as well as carp. It is ideal for some family fun - for the more serious fly fishermen we recommend purchasing tickets and fishing Bellbrook's well stocked lakes.   

All reservations are subject to the following conditions.

  • Full payment to be taken at time of booking.
  • Bookings commence at 4.00pm on check in day and terminate at 9:00am on check out day.
  • All bookings are self check in.
  • The number of people in the accomodation must not exceed the number when booking.
  • We reserve the right to refuse or terminate any booking due to unreasonable behaviour from tenants without refund.
  • Tenants must pay for or replace any damage or loss/breakage of contents.
  • Bookings cannot be accepted from persons under the age of 25 years.
  • One dog is permitted in The Owlet and The Burrow only for an additional charge of £25.00 per visit. Any additional cleaning or damage by pets must be paid for in full before departure.
  • Cancellations due to government imposed restrictions or a positive covid test (proof required) will be moved or refunded in full without quibble. Cancellations for any othe reason are refunded in full up to 30 days before departure. After this point no refunds or transfers are possible.

Conditions of Stay for All Visitors

  • Dogs must be kept on leads. Under no circumstances can animals be left inside during their owners’ absence during the day or night.
  • We cannot be held responsible for any personal injury, or loss or damage to personal property, including vehicles.
  • Parents are asked to see that their children behave appropriately while on the property. As a trout fishery there is deep water with no guard rails or warnings. All visitors are expected to respect the tranquility and other visitors.
  • There is no cycling, ball games or music allowed on site.
  • Swimming is only permitted at The Lake House and is at the guests own risk; recognising the hazards of wild swimming.