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Orchard Lodge

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 1228.69 to 3069.45 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Barney & Camila Fawcett

Member since Jul 2010
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:12 hours 27 minutes

BFB's Overview

The 45-acre Flear Estate is a picture-perfect country idyll with the added benefits of a host of the region's best beaches on the doorstep, a magnificent indoor pool & Spa complex, and a giant indoor Playbarn that has mini guests grinning from ear to ear come rain or shine. An acclaimed, and child-friendly, gastro-pub within a pleasant mile or so's walk.


Flear does family rejuvenation to a tee. Whether rambling through the woods, splashing about in the pool, messing about in the Playbarn or down by the stream, or even soaking in the views from the luxurious outdoor hot tub, the hectic pace of 'normal' daily life seems to melt away within a day or two of arrival, and that's before sampling the beauty and massage therapies in The treatment Room, or taking advantage of the local chef-made meal deliveries.


Owners Barney and Camilla are a young couple who have injected fresh energy and investment into Flear and, thanks to first-hand experiences with their own young boys ‘Roo and Percy, they have real insight into what it takes to make a successful break with tots in tow, plus handy tips and advice on exploring the area with little ones.

Accommodation Overview:

The aptly named Orchard Lodge at Flear overlooks the estate's apple orchard and is a large and luxurious solid Oak barn which sleeps 6 + infants in 1 king, 1 super king and 1 twin bedroom. Set in acres of beautiful countryside this detached property benefits from stunning country views along with an endless list of child friendly facilities. Guests enter into a huge open-plan living area with a stylish kitchen, complete with country-style range and granite worktops, a spacious dining area and a softly furnished lounge with with a log burner and a large TV stylishly inset into the wall above. As for the bedrooms each have an en-suite, however it is the master suite that is a real haven for frazzled parents, with a romantic two person shower and jacuzzi bath. Outside there is an extensive deck terrace with garden furniture and views out across the valley, perfect for whipping up dinner alfresco in the summer months.

Location Information

Although there's little but tranquil rolling countryside and a family-friendly good food pub within walking distance, Flear is actually pretty well connected, as the pretty market town of Kingsbridge is within 10 minutes drive and has a great range of pubs, shops and bistros. Highly recommended are the Old Bakery for its rustic chic, family friendly interiors excellent brunch and fabulous Paella nights (Weds) with fine dining on Fri and Sat. Also, the Treehouse for pizza. For a baby-sitting worthy night out try the art deco glamour of the Burgh Island hotel, the Oyster Shack in Salcombe, the Whitehouse in Chillington, Mitch Tonks' (of Fishworks fame) Seahorse or Michelin-star winner John Burton-Race's New Angel in Dartmouth. For chic cocktails and contemporary bistro-fayre try the waterside Wildfire Bistro at Dart Marina, or try its neighbour the Floating Bridge Pub for, reportedly, the best beer-battered fish and chips in Devon!

Kingsbridge is centrally located for exploring South Devon and ideal for those watching their carbon footprint since there's an excellent bus service and a ferry from the quay to the bustling yachting town of Salcombe which, along with some good restaurants (Captain Flint's is recommended for families) and boutiques, has a good beach.

For a spot of true indulgence try a half-day spa session at the small but very luxurious Dart Marina Spa and don't miss Pennywell Farm Park or Paignton Zoological Park, both of which appear to be very well run and have dedicated play areas for pre-schoolers. Blackpool Sands, Conde Nast Traveller readers’ top rated UK family beach, is also nearby and boasts a toddler sandpit area and a quality licensed beach cafe serving healthy organic kids meals, along with local wines and snacks for adults.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 7 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Rates

4 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : £1228.69 /week20 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020 : £2409.69 /week6 Feb - 13 Feb 2020 : £1338.53 /week14 Feb - 23 Feb 2020 : £1702.04 /week24 Feb - 27 Mar 2020 : £1338.53 /week28 Mar - 3 Apr 2020 : £1753.21 /week4 Apr - 19 Apr 2020 : £2167.88 /week20 Apr - 22 May 2020 : £1594.92 /week23 May - 29 May 2020 : £2389.37 /week30 May - 3 Jul 2020 : £2152.23 /week4 Jul - 10 Jul 2020 : £2814.28 /week11 Jul - 4 Sep 2020 : £3069.45 /week5 Sep - 25 Sep 2020 : £1652.22 /week26 Sep - 16 Oct 2020 : £1474.54 /week17 Oct - 1 Nov 2020 : £2219.64 /week2 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 : £1302.41 /week18 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021 : £2554.27 /week4 Nov - 19 Dec 2019 : €1435.061 /week20 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020 : €2814.422 /week6 Feb - 13 Feb 2020 : €1563.35 /week14 Feb - 23 Feb 2020 : €1987.915 /week24 Feb - 27 Mar 2020 : €1563.35 /week28 Mar - 3 Apr 2020 : €2047.679 /week4 Apr - 19 Apr 2020 : €2531.997 /week20 Apr - 22 May 2020 : €1862.803 /week23 May - 29 May 2020 : €2790.689 /week30 May - 3 Jul 2020 : €2513.719 /week4 Jul - 10 Jul 2020 : €3286.967 /week11 Jul - 4 Sep 2020 : €3584.995 /week5 Sep - 25 Sep 2020 : €1929.727 /week26 Sep - 16 Oct 2020 : €1722.204 /week17 Oct - 1 Nov 2020 : €2592.451 /week2 Nov - 17 Dec 2020 : €1521.163 /week18 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021 : €2983.285 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Discount Notes

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 7 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Who owns this place?

Flear Farm is family-owned and run by us, Camilla and Barney Fawcett, and assisted by our little boy, Reuben and baby Percy. We have always loved the country and after several years chasing our tails in London, we decided that we wanted us and our children to have greater exposure to nature and a more traditional pace of life.

Barney and Camilla with our boys Roo and Percy

What do they love about it?

Keeping the cottages and the estate looking beautiful has been challenging but very rewarding, and we get a lot of our satisfaction from giving our families a super holiday and seeing them come back again the next year!

What do the kids love about it?

From the moment kids arrive they are enchanted by Flear Farm, most are splashing about in the indoor pool within minutes of arriving!! There is a large indoor play barn equipped with large trampoline, wooden swing set, soft play area and toys galore - perfect for a rainy day! There are acres of outdoor space for children to enjoy together with a Davis cup tennis court, picnic area and pitch and putt and a great BBQUE area which is perfect for balmy summer evening sausage sizzles following a day of building sandcastles on one of the local blue flag beaches! The resident Flear Dartmoor ponies - Yara and Abbie are always more than happy to be fed a tasty tit-bit, and our duck's love attention (and bread) down at the Duck Pond. Swimming lessons can be arranged in advance with the Flear office. A selection of childrens DVD's are also available to borrow when little legs just need some time to relax!

Fast Facts

1 Queen 1 Twin 1 SuperKing

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

There are a range of lovely sandy beaches within 10/15 minutes drive.

Amenities within Walking Distance

The village of East Allington is within 1.5miles walk and boasts a respected and child friendly gastro pub in the form of the Fortescue Arms.

Any Pool

There is a large indoor swimming pool suitable for the whole family, along with a sauna and outdoor hot tub for frazzled parents. Swimming lessons can be arranged at extra cost.

Spa Onsite

There is a beauty and treatment room onsite where massages etc can be arranged.

Indoor Play Area

There is also an indoor play barn, with climbing frame and a children's play house ideal for if the british weather isn't behaving.

Private Chef

A private chef can be arranged at extra cost.

Babysitting

Babysitting can be arranged at extra cost.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Cots, highchairs and stair gates are provided.

Indoor Toys

Each cottage has a range of board games and DVDs for the whole family to enjoy.

Games Room

The indoor play room has table football, pool table and table tennis.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Meals created by a local chef can be pre-ordered for delivery. Prices from £2.95-£5.95 per course

Outdoor Toys

There is a shared outdoor play ground for tots to enjoy with picnic tables for supervising parents. There is also a large trampoline and pitch and putt course.

Visiting Spa Therapist

There's an onsite treatment room and massage and beauty therapy treatments can be pre-booked prior to arrival.

Stairgates / no stairs

stairgates provided

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The private outdoor area includes an expanse of decking with wooden garden furniture and a stylish outdoor cooking range. It overlooks a beautiful apple orchard

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Free Wi-Fi is provided in all cottages

Tennis Court(s)

There are all weather tennis courts onsite and tennis lessons can be arranged.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple baby equipment is available.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The cottage has an open fire in the lounge (fireguard provided) with an initial supply of logs.

Hot Tub

There's a sunken hot tub outside the communal pool offering lovely rural views

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 1 guests.



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