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Exmoor National Park just a few miles away
Combe Martin beach just a few miles away
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Benton View

Barnstaple (6.5mls NE), Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Cot available
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful stand alone Scandinavian lodge with private hot tub boasting views across the rolling fields and in the distance Dartmoor and the North Devon coast
  • The perfect romantic getaway, set within 14 acres of private farmland
  • Located in the tiny hamlet of Benton, just a short drive to the rugged beauty of Exmoor National Park
Property code: 90190

Perfectly poised at the gateway to Exmoor National Park, a stone’s throw from a bustling market town and the long sandy stretches North Devon is famous for, this bolthole is perfect for a rural, cosmopolitan or coastal retreat.

After a day exploring your surroundings, no better welcome is the Scandinavian aesthetic of this studio-style pod, featuring an open plan living/dining/kitchen/sleeping area beneath a characterful wooden-clad arched roof. Snuggle into the comfy corner sofa (can pull out as a king-size sofa bed upon request) and catch the latest blockbuster on the Smart TV. Grab all the local goodies you’ve collected and whip up a hearty meal in the well-equipped kitchen, and enjoy dining romantically around the contemporary table tucked away beside the kitchen. As day turns to night, retreat to the endlessly cosy king-size bed at the rear featuring wonderful views over the surrounding farmland. Outside, enjoy dining alfresco on the decking or take a stroll around the owner’s farm, home to a friendly array of miniature horses, chickens, goats and pigs. The pod also benefits from a storage shed with an additional fridge/freezer if required.

Situated on 14 acres of private farmland, the pod sits at the mouth of Exmoor National Park, a wonderland full of heather-clad moors, steep-sided valleys and challenging hilltops for you to conquer on foot or two wheels. Join up with the Tarka Trail, following the route of the disused railway line along the estuary, passing through the historic market town of Barnstaple (6.5 miles), which features a wide range of high street shops interspersed with some quaint independent cafes and restaurants. A little further afield you’ll arrive at the infamous rugged North Devon coastline; the sandy stretches of Saunton (16.5 miles) and Westward Ho! (19.5 miles) offer perfect surfing conditions and miles of golden sand.

  • 1 king-size bed
  • 1 shower room with shower, wash basin and WC
  • 2-ring electric hob, combination microwave and small fridge
  • Additional fridge/freezer in storage shed directly outside of pod
  • Stand alone lodge (not part of a complex)
  • Large gated enclosed garden surrounds the lodge
  • Lazy spa hot tub
  • Due to animals on the farm, dogs are not allowed to explore the grounds
  • Smart TV in the lounge area
  • Highchair and travel cot available upon request
  • Outdoor decking area with bench seating and gas BBQ
  • Ample private gated parking
  • Beach 16 miles, shop 1.8 miles and pub 6.4 miles
  • Sofa can be turned into a double bed upon request
  • Arrival: 15:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Rachel Loosemore

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Eleanor 8th May 2024

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Fantastic location and wonderfully compact and comfortable little 'pod'. We were very happy there, Splendid views across the valley. Thank you.

Reviewed by Kawther 8th April 2024

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Amazing pod, romantic, cosy and peacefulm not far from town and lovely walks around. Its a Place where you can visit and enjoy on rainy day or sunny day.. Thank you and we will pay a visit again.

Reviewed by Isobel 2nd April 2024

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Such a lovely stay, everything was perfect! Owners were really considerate, views and location were incredible, and the pod was beautifully kept. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Ella 29th March 2024

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My partner and I stayed here on a long weekend, it is a lovely lodge in a very quiet area but easy to get to many places with a car. Our hosts were lovely and it looked great for our arrival, having a hot tub under the stars and fairy lights round the bed gave the perfect romantic touch. We also met a very friendly resident lamb which made my day! Read moreThe only thing I wished is that we booked longer but would happily book again! Hide

Reviewed by Renna 17th March 2024

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Absolutely amazing 5 night stay! The owners are so lovely and very thoughtful! The pod is very well equipped and the views are unreal its so peaceful and secluded to unwind! We cannot wait to re book we loved it so much!!!

Reviewed by Nicola 9th March 2024

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The luxury lodge was lovely and clean. Owners, Mandy and Andy were really friendly and helpful. It was great visiting their farm and spending time with the lambs.

Reviewed by Connor 4th March 2024

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We really enjoyed our stay at Benton View, very cosy and the views when the sky was clear are beautiful. Barnstaple not too far along with plenty of other places to go, farm shops, national trust walks and more.

Reviewed by Megan 2nd February 2024

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A fantastic get away, very private and easy to access! A perfect holiday with wonderful hosts!

Reviewed by Christopher 26th January 2024

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We had a wonderful long weekend at Benton View, the accommodation had everything we needed. It was very relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Beautiful coastline to explore not too far away. The hot tub and fire pit were a real treat. Care has been taken by the owners to ensure you enjoy your stay.

Reviewed by Rostyslav 31st December 2023

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Reviewed by RIZWANA 24th December 2023

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Beautiful location with stunning views. Private pod, compact and cozy. Lovely host. Great hot tub. Would definitely recommend for a romantic getaway.

Reviewed by Mark 12th November 2023

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Absolutely lovely lodge, very clean & comfortable with great facilities. Hot tub was so relaxing, I would definitely book again.

Reviewed by Stuart 10th November 2023

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A very smart and cosy get away! Nice and recluse. The pod had everything you needed and also a small shed next to it had other features such as a freezer etc. The owner was very hospitable and the free bottle of wine and scones were a nice touch. Exmoor Zoo was a nice attraction only a 10 minute drive away! Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Paul 3rd November 2023

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The hosts were really good and attentive, they left us a little welcome pack which was much appreciated. The Pod was really cute and had everything we could ever need to enjoy our break

Reviewed by Leanne 27th October 2023

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Lovely hut , exactly what we needed for a weekend break from every day life! View was amazing and very peaceful. Mandy was very welcoming and left us some little treats for us to enjoy. Will definitely be booking again for the future

Reviewed by Ben 21st October 2023

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Beautiful place with lovely views of both the sunrise and sunset. The pod has everything you need in it including little extras like torches if you wanted to go for a late walk. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful get away in the countryside.

Reviewed by Diane 6th October 2023

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The Pod is in a beautiful location and is well equipped. We had the most peaceful and luxurious break.

Reviewed by Dawn 1st September 2023

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Absolutely beautiful Pod.. the owners Andy and Mandy were so lovely and literally catered for everything. The hot tub is fantastic at night for star gazing. Loads of space outside for our dog and fully fenced off. The pod is ideally situated for easy access to some of the most wonderful places we have ever been to. Lynmouth and Lynton especially beRead moreautiful.. woolacombe, Ilfracombe and Saunton sands were also worth a day out. Will definitely return, and will recommend to friends and family. Hide

Reviewed by Frances 19th August 2023

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Reviewed by Fatmir 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Lisa 23rd June 2023

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Idyllic setting, a very stylish and comfortable place to stay. Everything well thought out, just so lovely using the hot tub it's so peaceful with such amazing views. Great hosts would highly recommend. Thank you.

Reviewed by Bethan 9th June 2023

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This was the perfect get away! We had the best week and had everything we needed. The hosts were brilliant and included so many little extras and details. We will definitely be coming back for another say!

Reviewed by Maurice 6th June 2023

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Great place to stay. Lovely clean accommodation excellent little bathroom. The outdoor area is extremely large but fully fence off so you dog cannot escape. Brilliant for watching the stars at night as you don't have any neighbours only fields of sheep. Probably the best place we have stayed at in a very long time.

Reviewed by Sylwia 30th May 2023

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We had a great time at Benton View. We would definitely visit again and recommend to our friends.

Reviewed by Sarah 25th May 2023

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Reviewed by Kevin 15th May 2023

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Just wow, stunning location, great accommodation with everything you need, very clean and tidy and a perfect relaxing holiday. Thanks Andy and Mandy for the lovely welcome gifts and will certainly be returning and recommending to family and friends Thanks again Kev and Trace and little Belle the bichon

Reviewed by Jessica 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Nathan 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Raewyn 19th April 2023

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Had a very lovely stay here. The pod was very cozy and the location was very peaceful. Mandy and Andy are very welcoming and helpful hosts. My only complaint is that we didn't book to stay for longer!

Reviewed by Shannon 14th April 2023

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Perfect getaway with lovely views! Enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub whilst watching all the farm animals and playing music from the installed speakers within the cabin! Met Andy upon arrival and he was very kind and welcoming, and also had a goodies package when we arrived which was extra thoughtful!

Reviewed by Alexandra 4th April 2023

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This short getaway was exactly we needed over the Easter break! When we arrived, everything was perfect - from the pre-heated hot tub, to the homemade scones, jam and clotted cream, from the cheeky bottle of fizz to the warm welcome of Mandy and Andy! The pod is utterly delightful and there were so many useful additions (e.g.: two little torches; tRead morerays for muddy shoes and board games for rainy evenings)! Watching the sunset from the fire pit was a highlight. This place really is wonderful! Hide

Reviewed by Dmytro 18th March 2023

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Just returned from spending 4 nights in this amazing cabin. The spacious cabin is equipped with everything you need whilst staying in a remote location without compromising on comfort. Outside views across the farm and further out are great in combination with the hot tub that is located right on front deck. Loads to do locally: walks, beaches, pubRead mores in nearby towns, horse riding 5 mins away from the farm etc. You wont be bored or disappointed! Thanks again for accommodating us! Hide

Reviewed by Natasha 13th March 2023

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Very much enjoyed staying in the pod with its own lazy spa and amazing views. The pod was incredibly cosy and also felt big enough for the two of us and our dog. I would happily stay here again. Loved the welcome gifts from the owners and was lovely to meet them both. Thank you for providing a wonderful place to stay.

Reviewed by Kevin 10th March 2023

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Great accommodation cosy clean everything you needed complementary bottle of prosecco and milk and milk. Great views from hot tub and hosts very friendly and helpful Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Bryony 7th March 2023

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Everything you need for a relaxing little break

Reviewed by Phil 18th February 2023

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The pod at Benton View is superb, with lovely rural views. Inside the pod is well appointed and was spotlessly clean upon arrival. I needed an escape from the hamster wheel of life and it ticked all the boxes. Highly recommended.

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