Sunset over meadow at Heron Lodge at Roadford Lake

Escape to a delightful Devon lodge holiday this summer

Why choose Roadford Lake for your Devon Lodge holiday?

Experience the ultimate summer escape with a delightful Devon Lodge holiday at Roadford Lake. Immerse yourself in the serenity of lakeside sunsets, revel in the joy of picking your own juicy Devon strawberries, and enjoy a wide array of exciting water activities right at your doorstep. Our charming lodges at Roadford Lake offer the perfect sanctuary for your summer retreat, conveniently located just five minutes off the A30, between Launceston and Okehampton.

Indulge in pure relaxation within our comfortable Devon lodges, thoughtfully designed to accommodate up to six people. With three generously-sized bedrooms, including a master en-suite, a family bathroom, and Smart TVs in each bedroom. The spacious living area and well-equipped kitchen provide a welcoming space for quality time with loved ones. Most importantly, during the long hot summer days, each lodge features double doors that open onto a south-facing, sun-drenched patio, complete with comfortable furniture, a BBQ base, and a luxurious hot tub—an oasis of tranquillity where you can unwind and soak in the summer vibes. And the best part? We’re just a short drive away from the spectacular beaches of North Devon and Cornwall, allowing you to easily explore the captivating coastal wonders.

There are countless things to do and see, which make Roadford Lake the perfect base for a remarkable Devon Lodge holiday, central to so much across the breathtaking counties of Devon and Cornwall.

Child picking strawberries on her summer holiday

Fun-Filled family adventures on a Devon Lodge Summer holiday

Roadford Lake is a hop, skip and a jump away!

From the moment you arrive, a world of adventure awaits just steps from your lodge. Discover the magnificent Roadford Lake, surrounded by unspoiled woodland walks and scenic cycle paths. Unleash your inner explorer and make memories with family and friends of all ages. And don’t miss the inviting Roadford Lake café, located a short two-minute walk from the lodges.  It serves customers from breakfast til late afternoon – a comfortable, friendly and relaxed space offering delicious food and drink whilst you enjoy outstanding views of the lake. Families will be delighted by the attractively designed “natural” children’s play area next door, a real bonus for those with younger ones. For those with dogs, there is there’s a dedicated dog walk area for off-the-lead exercise.

Smart phone image of Roadford Lake

Watersports at Roadford Lake

A Devon Lodge holiday wouldn’t be complete without some watersport action! The lake’s Activity Centre, open 7 days a week is located just a stone’s throw away. It offers rental (or launch) options for kayaks, paddleboards, sailing, wing surf/foil, canoeing, mega SUP, and rowing. You can also try your hand at fishing, archery, or the exhilarating high ropes course. Don’t miss the fantastic “Have a Go” Sessions offered during June and July which we love! Make sure to book your activities in advance as they do get booked up. Wetsuits and compulsory life jackets can be hired as well.

Dartmoor on your doorstep for family walks

Venture into Dartmoor National Park, only a short 10-minute drive away, and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring wonders of the ever-changing Dartmoor landscape.

  • Discover the awe-inspiring 4.5-mile circuit, taking in the impressive Meldon Reservoir and its breathtaking Viaduct, an architectural gem dating back to 1874.
  • Walk up to the stunning Widgery Cross accessed from the moor car park just up the lane from the highly recommended Dartmoor Inn at Lydford.
  • Alternatively, clamber up the iconic Brentor and discover the 12th-century St Michael’s Church, offering panoramic views that will leave you in awe.

With countless other captivating walks many with wild water swimming spots, Dartmoor promises endless exploration. Our lodges provide walking books to help you plan your adventure, and for a guided experience, consider joining a local expert like ‘Dartmoor’s Daughter.’

Indulge in the natural wonders surrounding us, including the breathtaking Lydford Gorge. Step into a world that feels straight out of a prehistoric landscape, where awe-inspiring sights await. Prepare to be captivated by the photogenic White Lady waterfall, a true marvel of nature. Plus, if you’re a National Trust member, enjoy free entry to this lovely attraction.

Discover Strawberry Fields: a must-visit farm shop near our Devon Lodges

Located just a short 10-minute drive west down the A30 from our Devon Lodges, Strawberry Fields farm shop is an absolute must-visit. This impressive farm shop offers a delightful selection of homegrown produce, mouthwatering home-cooked ready-meals, and other irresistible goodies. Indulge in their superb restaurant/café, where you can savour delicious dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.

What makes this season even more exciting for guests staying at Roadford during the summer is the range of ‘Pick your Own’ opportunities available at Strawberry Fields. Starting from mid-June, you can enjoy the pleasure of “pick your own” fresh, juicy strawberries, straight from the fields. Additionally, immerse yourself in the beauty of Devon’s wildflowers with their stunning PYO Devon Wild Flowers experience.

If you’re planning your visit in July, you’re in for a treat! Strawberry Fields Farm shop is hosting a Lavender Festival, celebrating the enchanting lavender fields they boast. During this event, which takes place on the 1st/2nd and 8th/9th of July, you can participate in the unique experience of picking your own fragrant lavender. The Lavender Festival promises plenty of free parking, endless fun, and superb photo opportunities to capture the beauty of the surroundings.

Experience the magic of Lydford Gorge Alpacas

Indulge in unforgettable experiences during your Devon lake lodge holiday at Roadford Lake. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature and uplift your spirits with an up-close encounter with the friendly alpaca team at Lydford Gorge Alpacas. These delightful creatures, including Batman, Joker, Bubbles, Barney, Penfold, Macca, Mr Sharps, Jasper, Clifton, Ocado, Tucker, and Mr T, eagerly await to offer you a warm Devon welcome.

Riding adventures at Cholwell Riding Stables

Discover the joy of riding at Cholwell across the dramatic landscape of Dartmoor, a fantastic riding stable conveniently located on the route to the vibrant market town of Tavistock. They cater to riders of all ages and skill levels, ensuring a memorable experience for everyone.

Thrilling outdoor fun at Tamar Trails

For a captivating outdoor adventure, venture to Tamar Trails on the other side of Tavistock. Immerse yourself in the fresh air, picturesque scenery, and a wide range of activities, from cycling and walking trails to thrilling tree surfing. Rent bikes and embark on safe and spectacular routes in Dartmoor, such as the renowned ‘The Granite and Gears’ Princetown Railway route or the nearby Granite Way. Along the way, relish the breathtaking landscapes and enjoy a delightful lunch at picturesque establishments like the Castle Inn in Lydford or the friendly Bearslake Inn in Lake.

Explore Dartmoor’s spectacular cycling routes

If you’re a cycling enthusiast, Dartmoor offers a plethora of safe and breathtaking routes to explore. For more information, visit our walking and cycling page. Alternatively, you can find wonderful routes like ‘The Granite and Gears’ Princetown Railway route or the Granite Way, which is even closer to the lodges. Check out the Dartmoor page for detailed guidance.

The Granite Way is an 11-mile, easily accessible track that stretches from Okehampton to Lydford, catering to both cyclists and walkers. Begin your journey by parking at the Pump and Pedal café and cycle shop in Sourton, where you can rent bicycles and equipment. Embark on a delightful ride, soaking in the spectacular scenery along the way. Treat yourself to a scrumptious lunch at the picturesque Castle Inn in Lydford or the friendly Bearslake Inn in Lake. Alternatively, enjoy a pasty and refreshing drink at the Pump and Pedal either during or after your ride.

Convenient Bike Rentals: Devon Cycle Hire at Sourton

Don’t worry about bringing your own bikes on holiday —Devon Cycle Hire, just a short 10-minute drive from the lodges in Sourton, offers convenient cycle and equipment rentals.

A day at the beach

There are some of the most stunning beaches in North Devon and Cornwall just a short drive away for surfing, rock pooling, or coastal walking.

Fun-filled family adventures at Trethorne Leisure Park

If you’re searching for additional entertainment options to keep the kids entertained during your Devon lodge holiday, Trethorne Leisure Park is an absolute must-visit. Located just 11 miles down the A30, this delightful park offers a fun-filled day for younger children. Open seven days a week throughout the summer, it guarantees excellent entertainment in all weathers. Discover more.

Tranquil Delights and Scenic Wonders

For a more peaceful experience, we highly recommend visiting The Garden House in Yelverton. This charity-run property, with its stunning garden, is open six days a week, every day except Monday. During the months of June, July, and August, the garden hosts a variety of events, ranging from concerts to scarecrow trails. We assure you that a visit to The Garden House is well worth it.

Fishing in Devon

If fishing is your passion, you’re in luck! Roadford Lake, walking distance from the lodge is an excellent starting point. Additionally, you can find more ideas and information about fishing in Devon and Cornwall or explore the opportunities for fly fishing rainbow trout at Tinhay Lake.

Fly fishing at Tinhay Lake in Devon

Escape the rain: exciting indoor and nearby attractions for your Devon Lodge Holiday

While we can’t control the weather, our Devon lodges provide a cosy and inviting haven if the weather isn’t ideal. With spacious living rooms, generously sized TVs for streaming a good film, and a cupboard filled with games, you’ll have everything you need to stay entertained indoors. So, if you’re not keen on braving Dartmoor’s true weather, here are some enticing options nearby:

  1. Dingles Fairground Museum offers a truly unique and enjoyable experience for all ages. Step into an indoor fairground filled with rides and nostalgic memorabilia that will transport you back in time. Discover more about this captivating attraction at https://devonlakelodge.co.uk. Additionally, Trethorne (mentioned above) provides plenty of opportunities for undercover fun, particularly for young children.
  2. Alternatively, delve into the history and charm of nearby towns like Okehampton, Tavistock, and Launceston, or venture further to explore the vibrant cities of Plymouth and Exeter. In Plymouth, you can indulge in theatrical performances at Theatre Royal, explore the beautiful Barbican area, and visit the renowned National Marine Aquarium. In Exeter, immerse yourself in the cultural delights of the Northcott Theatre, the inspiring RAMM museum and art gallery, and enjoy a shopping spree in their inviting shops and more. Discover more about these destinations.
  3. Of course, rain or shine, there’s an abundance of exciting activities within an hour’s drive from the lodges for summer fun in the South West. From the famous Dartmoor Zoo to the awe-inspiring Eden Project you’ll find endless wonders to explore. Marvel at the vibrant summer flowers at the Eden Project or delve into the diverse wildlife at Dartmoor Zoo. Both destinations offer so much more than can be detailed here, so be sure to visit their websites for more information.

These are just a few of the many reasons why our Roadford Lake Lodges make an ideal base for your Devon Lodge summer holiday. We wish you a delightful summer filled with fresh air, fun, and unforgettable memories.

Dingles Fairground Museum carrousel

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