Orchard Keepers Cottage
.....gold award self catering for 2
Quality self catering accommodation for two twix moors and the sea.
Orchard Keeper's Cottage is a tastefully reconstructed self-catering cottage architecturally designed for two. Situated off the beaten track on West Lake organic farm famous for its award winning West Lake apple juices. Enjoy panoramic views over the tranquil Devon countryside and a welcome basket on arrival of all our products to include juice, cider, honey and daily eggs from our rare breed poulty. West Lake Farm offers a self-catering holiday accommodation twix moors and sea with birdsong the only noise. This year 2012 the cottage was awarded 4 stars and a Gold Award from 'Visit England'.
There are 13 acres to explore with two large ponds with sitting areas. Wildflowers are in abundance. 2011 West Lake gained another 'Gold Award' for demonstrating that the farm is working for the benefit of Devon's wildlife. Our culm grasslands are part of a 'Potential County Wildlife Site' forming an area of significant wildlife interest. Walk the Farm trail there are printed guides to help you enjoy your stay at Orchard Keepers Cottage. Picnic by your own private lake in seclusion.
The cottage has an spacious open plan design with fully fitted kitchen, dining and lounge area as ground floor. Modern wet room with underfloor heating throughout. An oak staircase leads to the large mezzanine with Kingsize bed for ultimate comfort and pure cotton linen. High roof beams and open rafters give this area the 'wow' factor. A large patio window then opens onto a spacious balcony offering 180 degree views over Devon's unspoilt land where you can sit, dine or watch the night sky. A large telescope is available for those following the footseps of Brian Cox - there's a great night sky with no light pollution.
What's in the cottage?: In the kitchen: hob/oven, toaster, coffee plunger type, microwave, juicer/blender, Foremans Grill, Judge quality pans, Denby ware plates, Habitat bowls, Cutlery, carving knives etc. Dont pack any -Washing up liquid, salt and peppermills or olive oil, paper towels, toilet paper or soap -these are already supplied for you Luxury bedding and Egyption Cotton towels. Hairdryer, shaver plug, fridge freezer, washer/dryer/ extra large freezer. For your entertainment: tv/dvd with selection of dvd films, digital radio/dvd with selection of music mostly jazz!! Some books, a basket full of tourist/wheretogo/eat information, chess set/cards/dominos/ scrabble/ jigsaw. Available for your use are two reasonable road bikes, two body surf boards, beach mats. On request: Binoculars, and powerful computerised telescope for night viewing. Weather Station for up to the minute weather forecast. Internet access- power plug for laptops.
The cottage lies between moors and coast ideally situated for a variety of adventures. For walkers and cyclists there are miles of traffic free lanes, the challenging tors of Dartmoor and wonderful SW Coastal Path. Nearby Roadford Lake offers sailing and watersports with tuition. The North Coast has clean beaches and good surfing. There is trout and salmon fly fishing on local rivers - the River Taw and River Torridge. Opportunities for Coarse fishing are abundant in this area. The RHS Rosemoor is a haven for gardeners and idyllic lunch spot. Golfers can enjoy three well groomed courses and birdwatchers have easy access to Lundy Island from the ferry port of Bideford. Maps, books and advice are in the cottage and we are on site to help advise.