Pine Lodge is a stunning house with fabulous views of the estuary
Pine Lodge is an impressive five bedroom house near to Barnstaple in a wonderful central North Devon location. Comfortably accommodating up to 10, plus two infants, the large, bright and spacious house is the perfect retreat for families or friends when visiting this beautiful corner of the UK.
Totally refurbished, Pine Lodge in Bickington on the outskirts of Barnstaple is an attractively decorated house with something to offer all its guests no matter what the season or weather.
In the warm summer months, take advantage of the stunning views that stretch all the way to Saunton and Lundy Island from the comfort of the well maintained spacious garden complete with summer house and tree house.
When the weather turns chilly retreat to the warmth of the living room, and relax in front of the wood-burner, watching a DVD or playing games on the Nintendo Wii. Alternatively, the house has a hidden gem in its garage - a fully carpeted and heated games room with table football, table tennis and dart board.
Pine Lodge has a wonderful home-away-from-home atmosphere with a lovely mix of character and charm. The ground floor is made up of the living room, the dining room, the kitchen and the utility room, as well as a good sized double bedroom with en-suite shower room, which helps make the house suitable for guests with limited mobility.
Upstairs at Pine Lodge there are four further bedrooms, an impressive Master with en-suite shower room and private balcony, a double aspect double, a pretty twin, and a flexible double/twin with zip and link beds. There is also a large family bathroom with double ended bath and separate shower.
Pine Lodge is ideally located for exploring the local area. Accessed via its own private tree lined driveway it benefits from a quiet setting with a large open field to its rear, but the house is by no means isolated with the village of Bickington within walking distance and Barnstaple only a few minutes in the car.
Bickington and the neighbouring village of Fremington have a few pubs and restaurants, including Cedars, an Old English Inn; Han Court, a very good Chinese restaurant; and Graylings, an excellent place to get fish and chips. There is also a handy village shop for daily essentials.
Within the villages there are some very pleasant walks, a children's play area and the Tarka Trail, a traffic free path for cyclist and walkers, which runs alongside the estuary past Fremington Quay and the old railway station, which is now a pretty cafe.
For a larger range of pubs, restaurants and shops, Barnstaple is easily accessed via car or by bus. The town is also home to a theatre, historic pannier market, multi-screen cinema and leisure centre.
Pine Lodge is conveniently located for visiting North Devon's beautiful beaches. Instow with is wonderful pubs, sand dunes and beach is only a 10 minute drive and is a great place to enjoy a day with the family, whilst Westward Ho!, a lifeguard monitored, blue flag beach is just a little further along the coast. For surfing and other water sports, Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde can be accessed within 30-40 minutes.