- Riverside / Waterfront
- Village / Rural
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
Static widebeam barge with summerhouse and picnic area on private lake in northwest Devon. Sleeps 4 (+1) in two ensuite cabins. Superb widlife and trout fishing. Less than 20 minutes to Atlantic coast and the moors.
One of the great joys of a holiday on a houseboat is the feeling that you are doing something different from the crowd, something that is fun and to be remembered. If like most people you are unfamiliar with boats you will be surprised at how effortlessly you settle into life onboard a static houseboat. Three static boats share the lake, but don't overlook each other.
Devon is considered to be one of the most unspoilt rural environments in England. Blagdon Water is located in northwest Devon on the border with Cornwall. To the north lies the Atlantic coast with its spectacular beaches and rugged cliff walks. The Atlantic Highway which is approximately ten miles away provides easy access to north Cornwall. Blagdon Water is an excellent base from which to enjoy local walking and off-road cycling routes.
Located on the North Devon/Cornwall boarder. Exeter & M5 motorway is one hour. The local town of Holsworthy is 2 miles. The North Coast (Bude) is 20 minutes. Dartmoor National Park is 20 minutes. Tarka off-road cycle / walking trail is 20 minutes. The local town of Holsworthy has a butcher, greengrocer, health food shop, chemist, bakery, cheese shop etc in the town. Waitrose and a small Co-Op provide open from 8.00am to 10.00pm There is a farmers market every Wednesday with fishmongers, fruit and vegetable stalls and other local produce.
Exeter 45 miles
Nearest Train Station:
Exeter St Davids 45 miles
Nearest Bus Stop:
Holsworthy 2 miles
Plymouth 55 miles
Bude, North Cornwall 9 miles
Our wide-beam barges are 16 metres long by 3 metres wide. Each barge sleeps 4 - 5 people in two en-suite cabins, one double cabin and one twin cabin which can also be a single. Spacious open-plan galley and main salon with large windows overlooking the lake. Each barge also an onshore summerhouse and picnic area.
Our boats are moored over a hundred metres apart on private jetties. Each boat has its own barbecue and picnic area which lends to a definite sense of privacy. The boats each have a spacious lakeside boat house onshore which forms an integral part of the accommodation. Painted Lady has two small deck areas (one leading off each cabin). Swallow Tail has a large sunny aft deck which is perfect for outdoor dining or for enjoying the evening sun across the lake.
Blagdon Water, the setting for your boat holiday, comprises 35 acres of rural countryside, set in the heart of the West Country. The environmental site is dedicated to providing a natural habitat in which the local wildlife is free to flourish without having to compete with the needs of modern agriculture. Fifteen acres are set aside for the newly planted woodland of oak, ash, alder and rowan. This young woodland site, which remains undisturbed for most of the year, provides a natural habitat for field mice, voles and rabbits. These small animals can damage the young trees but their numbers are controlled by kestrels, barn owls and buzzards. It is a wonderful sight to watch a predatory bird hover silently, high overhead, as it prepares to swoop on its unsuspecting prey. The remaining 20 acres is dedicated to open parkland of grass, gorse and rushes. Here the wild flowers, of the type associated with Culm Grassland, flourish in early summer. Butterflies abound in this rich natural environment. The lower parkland is bordered by a brook which meanders at the foot of mature oaks. The lake and surrounding wetland form the centrepiece of this environmental site. The lake is well stocked with trout and the wetland provides a superb habitat for a diverse selection of wildlife. For those who like fishing there is great satisfaction to be had from landing a fighting fish while those who enjoy good food will savour the taste of organic rainbow trout.
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