out of 10
These lodges are beautiful and we had a wonderful stay.
I visited with my boyfriend on Spring Bank Holiday weekend, we arrived late afternoon and followed signs to the Reception lodge to pick up our keys. We were delighted to see shelves full of DVDs and games we could borrow for free, so when you're in the lodge everyone is entertained.
The lodge is walking distance from two lovely pubs - Ye Olde Globe Inn and The Saw Mills Freehouse, it's also a quick ride in the car to a large Tesco to pick up food and drink.
Over the days we travelled to Ilfracombe Harbour, Woolacombe, Combe Martin and Lynton, all close drives. The lodges are perfectly placed in gorgeous countryside, with the best views that I have ever woken up to.
We had a sofa bed in the lounge and a little comfy chair. There was also a dining table with 4 seats, plus a little coffee table. The lounge has a TV with all the free channels and an inbuilt DVD player. The kitchen area had a small fridge with a freezer cupboard at the top, and an oven with four hobs on top. We were supplied with cups, glasses, plates, bowels, cutlery and washing up liquid. (Picking up a pack of sponges from Tesco helps with the cleaning.)
Our bedroom had a comfortable double bed, a side table, a small open wardrobe with drawers and hangers.
The wash room had a lovely shower, toilet and sink. There is hand wash soap and toilet roll but don't forget to bring your own towels and shampoo etc.
Everything was clean when we arrived and we cleaned it before we left it, it had a lovely home from home feel.
Outside of the lodge we had a small table and two chairs, it was lovely to sit out in the morning with our coffees and look at the stunning view.
We didn't see much of the hosts, as we arrived late in the afternoon and then spent a lot of time out and about or tucked away in our lodge. We did see one gentleman when we were returning our keys on our last day and he was very friendly and asked if we had a good stay, which we did!
I would HIGHLY recommend these lodges, they are in a beautiful location and very well looked after. Extra touches like the free loaning of DVD's and games gave it a really special feel.
I will definitely go back and next time probably for a week, I'd also like to go with my family as I know my parents, brothers and their partners would love it there too.
Only side note is the location has a lot of steep hills. This is absolutely fine as long as you're moderately fit but anyone who struggles with hills would probably need to drive to the local pubs. For us we felt like we earned our pint and we enjoyed the exercise! We are not very fit so if we managed it most average people could.
Thank you to the hosts and team behind Grattons Cedar Lodges. We had a wonderful break and will definitely be back!
Confirmed guest, 2017-05-29