at Heron Lodge

We offer all-year-round luxury family-friendly holidays in our stunning lodge which sleeps up to 6 guests in 3 rooms, with a high-spec ensuite and a large family bathroom. Set within the exclusive landscaped gardens of Roadford Lake Lodge park, Heron Lodge is tucked away, just 100m from the edge of Roadford Lake and its surrounding woodland, nature trails and abundant walks, bursting with wildlife and birdsong. Heron Lodge boasts stunning views across the meadow from a private hot tub and a south-facing patio. What makes it unique among most lodges is that its patio and hot tub are at the back, out of view of other guests, which is why we chose it.

We look forward to sharing Heron Lodge with you, it has an open plan layout, a light and airy feel and is furnished to an exceptional standard with everything you could want for a relaxing holiday, with friends or family. We welcome little people and have a travel cot and highchair waiting as well as water and food bowls for your four-legged friend. We hope we have thought of everything, but if not, just let us know.

Heron Lodge has a large driveway for 2 cars. A completely private south-facing patio with your own hot tub and stunning views across the meadow.

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Lodge details at a glance

  • Sleeps up to 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms, (1 double & 2 twins)
  • 2 luxury bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Spacious open-plan living
  • Large smart TV in the sitting room with soundbar and speaker that also links with Bluetooth music
  • Smart TVs in every bedroom
  • High-speed fibre broadband
  • Charming views across open fields
  • Completely private south-facing patio
  • Exclusive hot tub not overlooked by other guests
  • Private driveway for 2 cars
  • Professionally-landscaped gardens
  • EV car charging available
  • BBQ stand for disposable BBQs
  • Free use of an exceptional gym
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • Well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Dog wash.

Availability for Heron Lodge

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Arrival time is from 4 pm and departure is by 10 am allowing new guests to arrive on the same day as departing guests.


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Open-plan sitting and dining room

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The front door leads you into the open-plan sitting and dining room with views across the meadow. The sitting room has 2 comfy sofas to enjoy watching the large smart TV, so don’t forget your login details if you want to stream from Netflix or Amazon Prime. The TV has a separate soundbar and subwoofer for great sound, which can also double up as your smartphone speakers, with a quick link via Bluetooth.

For the cooler evenings, there is an electric wood-effect fire which can be controlled manually or via an app on your phone.

The dining room has a large table with 6 comfy chairs and a sideboard containing a selection of family games, cards and a few guide books of the area, mostly on Dartmoor, a place we love and easy reach from Heron Lodge. We provide a foldaway highchair which you will find in the twin room wardrobe if required.

Luxurious Kitchen

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Our kitchen has a large electric range oven and a five-ringed gas hob, with saucepans, frying pan, pyrex dishes and oven trays, so it’s equipped if you want to cook a full meal or just heat up a pizza (and yes, there is also a pizza cutter!). There is a decent-sized microwave, a 4-slice toaster, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, a fridge and a separate freezer. In addition, we have the all-important wine fridge which will also fit in the odd beer or two!

We are fully stocked with glasses both breakable and good quality plastic so that you can take your wine or prosecco into the hot tub as you enjoy the sun setting across the meadow. We provide a cafetiere, so if you enjoy fresh coffee, don’t forget to pack it!

We supply plastic cups, cutlery and baby plates for our younger guests, and we haven’t forgotten your 4-legged friend, there’s a water and food bowl if required. There is a double bin to make recycling easier in the park.

Master Bedroom and Ensuite

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The Master bedroom has a king-sized bed with bedside tables with plenty of storage for bits and pieces and two reading lamps. There is a large double wardrobe with plenty of space to hide your suitcases. Here you will find a hairdryer and your own smart TV which is connected to the internet.

The en suite has a wonderful double shower, electric towel rail, a large double-doored bathroom cabinet with overhead light and a separate bathroom caddy for additional storage. We also supply a rubber shower mat for those who wish to have extra stability in the shower.

A bath and hand towel are provided along with a towelling robe and slippers for your trips to and from the hot tub.

Two Twin Bedrooms and Family Bathroom

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We have two twin rooms, both with a bedside table and reading lamp. Both have their own smart TVs which are connected to the internet. There is a large double wardrobe where suitcases can be placed. Here you find the baby’s high chair and foldout travel cot, there is an iron and ironing board if you are so inclined to use it on holiday!

The family bathroom has tons of storage space, in the cupboards we have placed a first aid kit, just in case! There is a good shower over the bath and we provide a rubber bathmat for extra stability. there is a heated towel rack to dry off all the towels so they are toasty when next required.

A bath and hand towel are provided along with a towelling robe and slippers for your trips to and from the hot tub.

Completely private patio, hot tub and views around the Lodge

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Double patio doors from the dining area lead out to the completely private, south-facing patio with views across the meadow. Enjoy all your meals outside at our table and chairs with comfy cushions. If the sun is too much we have provided a parasol which can be moved around. There is space for a small paddling pool if you wish to bring one for the younger members of the family to enjoy a splash around.

Savour a BBQ on our special metal holder which has enough space for 2 disposable BBQs at a time which you will need to provide, but there are BBQ implements in the kitchen.

The hot tub is heated all year round and is not overlooked by anyone else. We provide freshly laundered robes and slippers which you can hang on the hooks attached to the surrounding wooden panelling, we have thought of everything. Relax in the bubbles with a glass (plastic of course) of something cool and refreshing and enjoy the peace and tranquillity at Roadford Lake. The hot tub is the ideal place to ease tired muscles after a long day’s hiking or cycling in the autumn, winter or spring as well as a wonderful place to catch up with your friends.

The lodge is surrounded by grass and newly-planted, beautifully landscaped gardens to give privacy from our neighbours, with patches of meadow left to encourage wildlife. Our section has the wildlife pond, just below us where the ducks go about their lives. The path leading to the nature trails and the cafe is a few minutes walk for a cream tea, refreshing ice cream or a lazy breakfast. Next door to the cafe is a new, absolutely outstanding children’s play park.

Around Roadford Lake Lodges Park

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Heron Lodge is situated in a quiet gated park of unique luxury holiday lodges set out in landscaped gardens. The lodges are all privately owned, with some rented to guests on the edge of Roadford lake, set within approximately 250 acres of natural woodland.

The owners’ vision is to put wildlife at the heart of the park with a rare breed wildlife pond, wildflower meadows and many protected areas supporting a variety of native lizards, insects, mammals and birds.

Upon arriving you are struck by how beautifully peaceful it is, a sanctuary in which to relax and unwind. Staff are there to greet you and show you to the lodge through the automatic gates. To the left of the reception is the fantastic gym, packed with all the latest equipment to counterbalance the consumption of delicious Devon cream teas!

If you are bringing your dog, there is a dog wash positioned just off the path leading into the woods and the nature trails surrounding Roadford Lake. The park provides an EV charging point by the gate, a hop, skip and a jump from the lodge.

The lodges are sectioned into 3 areas, with Heron Lodge being in the second section, having just 9 neighbours with views across the meadow and to trees towards the lake.

The Park is very safe for children, lit at night, with gates to all paths leading to the Lake, and a fenced wildlife pond. The Roadford Lake Lodges Park staff are hugely friendly but unobtrusive and only a phone call away should you need them out of hours. Each lodge is monitored to ensure that quiet times are respected so you will never be disturbed by noisy neighbours in the small hours still enjoying the hot tub!

We are captivated by Roadford and we hope you will be too!

Read Heron Lodge reviews


Relaxing stay

We’ve had a relaxing stay at Heron Lodge. The hot tub and lovely surroundings have been very enjoyable and we loved seeing the sheep, starlings and a lone pheasant. The lodge was comfortable and well-equipped. Thank you for the lovely welcome… Read more “Relaxing stay”

Amusu Family, February 2024

2nd stay

Back for our 2nd stay – such a lovely relaxing place to retreat to. Hubby braved the hot tub! Looking forward to our next stay. – Thank you for the welcome pack! Happy New… Read more “2nd stay”

Jai and Gail, New Year's Eve to January 2024

I wanted a little more privacy

Away from the Christmas Period 22nd – 29th Dec – Quiet time out I was pleasantly surprised with the overall experience, communication and care from booking with Luxury Coastal and with the owners too – from start to finish. The accommodation I chose carefully being on a site that is open plan with other lodges.… Read more “I wanted a little more privacy”

Review left with Luxury Coastal, December 23

Loved the lodge

Loved the lodge, very welcoming and clean. Very peaceful area, would recommend to… Read more “Loved the lodge”

Nicky, Christmas stay 2023

Gorgeous few days!

Had a gorgeous few days basking in the tub and breathing the FRESHEST air, we were blessed by the sun! Highlights – flashing multi-coloured tub lights and hugging some Dartmoor Tors! Thank you for having… Read more “Gorgeous few days!”

Cecily, Lucy, Jake, Nik, Jack. DFL's (Down from London), November 23

Gorgeous Lodge

We loved our stay in this gorgeous lodge. Welcome pack was lovely. We’ve enjoyed Strawberry Fields and Bodmin Jail – thanks for the discount code found in the drawer! We’ve loved the hot tub even though the weather hasn’t been great. We will definitely be… Read more “Gorgeous Lodge”

Jai & Gail from Kent, November 23

Will be returning

We recently stayed in Heron lodge and it was very welcoming. Privately owned which had the extra touches and made it feel very homely. We will be returning to this lodge next… Read more “Will be returning”

Review left with Luxury Coastal, November 23

Loved the extra Halloween decorations!

Thank you Mel and Chris for such a wonderful stay. The lodge was a luxurious yet homely break from London. We loved the extra Halloween decorations! The rain didn’t stop us from enjoying a dip in the hot tub and a beautiful walk around the lake. The recommendation to visit the Arundel Arms was spot… Read more “Loved the extra Halloween decorations!”

Tom & Hannah, November 23

Not overlooked by anybody

A lovely lodge with everything we needed and more. So peaceful and relaxing. Lovely views from the hot tub, very private not overlooked by anybody. Thank you for the welcome pack a lovely touch. Hope to come back… Read more “Not overlooked by anybody”

The Turner family, 3 generations, October 23

The Best Lodge

The Best Lodge we have ever stayed in. Wonderful location. loved the Road Ford cafe and the walks.Wonderful… Read more “The Best Lodge”

Review left with Luxury Coastal, September 23

Attention to detail

What a wonderful retreat. Attention to detail in every room. High quality contents. Very peaceful location loved the walks and lovely café, have been to many lodges but nothing like this one. We will be back if weare welcome! Thank you cleaners it was spotless. You have done an excellent Job Chris & Melanie. Thank… Read more “Attention to detail”

Joy Porter, September 23

Lovely stay once again at Heron

A lovely stay once again at Heron Lodge. Thank you Mel and Chris for the welcome pack – much appreciated after a long drive! We managed some great days out (despite the awful weather!!) and the hot tub was a delight even in the rain! Leaving with a heavier heart as the sun is shining… Read more “Lovely stay once again at Heron”

The Evans Family, N. Wales, September 23

Already planning a return!

We’ve had such a wonderful stay here in Heron Lodge. The surrounding areas are beautiful, we simply didn’t have enough time, already planning our return! The lodge had all we needed and more, thank you Mel and Chris, we can’t wait to return. Thank you for letting us have Heron Lodge, we’ve had so much… Read more “Already planning a return!”

The Salters, East Sussex, August 23

Stunning lodge

Stunning lodge with everything we need. We had a great stay and would definitely come back in the future. Thank… Read more “Stunning lodge”

The Bojangs from Telford, Shropshire, August 23

Fabulous position on the site

Just had the most amazing stay here in Heron. The lodge was stunning, a real home from home. It has a fabulous position on the site as the patio was private. Beautiful welcome basket also. Will 100% be returning in the future. Thank you to all… Read more “Fabulous position on the site”

Simon, Michelle, Bettie and Hastings, East Sussex


We stayed in Heron Lodge during the summer, we had a fantastic stay, we couldn’t have asked for more. The booking process was quick and easy and the owners were so accommodating and kind. We’ve never stayed in a more equipped lodge. The location is stunning and there is so much to do within a… Read more “Perfection!”

Review left with Luxury Coastal, September 23

A must visit

What a lodge, spotlessly clean on arrival. Everything you needed was there. Great hot tub, lodge was very large plenty of room and big bedrooms. locatio was great for touring. Will be again later this year. A must… Read more “A must visit”

Review from TripAdvisor - Jean G

So private

Beautiful lodge, everything top quality and so comfortable. Everything that we could of possibly needed was here. The position of the lodge is amazing, so private, the patio is not overlooked by anybody. We loved our daily walks to the lake, so nice to have this right on your doorstep. We spent the week chasing… Read more “So private”

Alison and Neil, Aylesbury, July 23

Top quality finish

Stunning accommodation, top quality finish. Made good use of the hot tub, would… Read more “Top quality finish”

D. Holmes, June 23

Beautiful Lodge

Beautiful lodge, 2nd best we have had and we have had many, well equipped, clean. Lovely location. Very private, looking out onto the wild meadow, lovely walks, used hot tub every day. Did mention to Melanie could do with blinds in bedroom windows. Which she did agree, lovely lady anything we needed just ask. They… Read more “Beautiful Lodge”

Roy and Rosemary, June 23

Absolutely stunning lodge

Absolutely stunning lodge, peaceful and quiet location, hardly a noise from neighbouring lodges. Lodge furnished to a high level, looks as good if not better than photos. Private hot tub looking out over the fields. Customer service was spot on, 2 small issues sorted promptly and without fuss or detriment to my stay. Would definitely… Read more “Absolutely stunning lodge”

Darren, via Airbnb, June 23

So private and peaceful

Thank you – we have had a fabulous few days. Your birthday decoration for our daughter’s birthday were very much appreciated. The lodge is beautiful, homely, comfortable and very well-equipped. We enjoyed walks with the dog around the lake and we loved sitting outside in the sun. We also made good use of the hot… Read more “So private and peaceful”

Rawlins & Sexton Family, plus "Willow", May 23

Recommending Heron Lodge

Lovely lodge, we had a wonderful bank holiday weekend. The welcome pack on arrival was very nice. Lodge is very well equipped and very clean and tidy. The weather was hot all weekend and we enjoyed sitting out on the patio all day/night. Loved the hot tub too – very private. Lovely walks around the… Read more “Recommending Heron Lodge”

The Marshalls from Hertfordshire, May 23


Lovely lodge in a lovely position. All we needed was in the lodge. It was very close to the lake. Well placed for Dartmoor & the north Cornwall… Read more “Excellent”

Review left with Luxury Coastal, May 23

A beautiful lodge

A beautiful lodge for a lovely relaxing few days. So well equipped and clean and lovely furnishings. Our second time on the site and love the privacy of this lodge. Fantastic hot… Read more “A beautiful lodge”

Jones family & Rosie the dog from Shrewsbury, Apr 23

What a perfect stay

What a perfect stay…. A beautiful lodge tucked away in the peaceful countryside! We had the best time in the hot tub, eating delicious scones and going on refreshing walks.… Read more “What a perfect stay”

Katie, Lucy, Honor, March, Sam, Wiktor & Mallow 🐾, Mar 23

10th Wedding Anniversary

On our 10th wedding anniversary tour of the UK (we are from France) we could have not asked for a more perfect bolt hole. True English countryside! Local gin tasting, canoeing on the lake and early morning hot tubs. We’ve already booked again for the Summer! Au Revoir Roadford… Read more “10th Wedding Anniversary”

Magdelené and Ivar, Mar 23

Excellent location on site

Lovely lodge, excellent location on site as hot tub very private. Lodge had everything we needed and we also had lovely weather which is rare for this time of year. Enjoyed days out to Bude, Dartmoor Prison Museum, Lydford Gorge and general walking. Second time to Roadford Lake Lodges would return again. PS Paddy enjoyed… Read more “Excellent location on site”

The Whitlers from Wigan & Paddy the dog, Feb 23

Brilliant Stay

What a lodge. Spotlessly clean on arrival. Everything you needed was there. Great hot tub, lodge was very large plenty of room and big bedrooms. location was great for touring. Will be again later this year. A must… Read more “Brilliant Stay”

Review left with Luxury Coastal, February 23

This one just beats them all!

Just returned from a fantastic 4 night break staying in the 3 bedroom Heron Lodge. What a lodge, it was spotless on arrival 10/10 to the cleaners, there was everything you needed even some goodies on arrival. the 3 bedrooms were huge all with tv if you wanted it on, and a great hot tub… Read more “This one just beats them all!”

TripAdvisor -Mick and family, Jan 23

Wonderful long weekend!

Happy New Year! We had a wonderful long weekend celebrating a 40th Birthday. Weather was awful, but thanks to the beautiful lodge and hot tub, it didn’t matter at all. Thanks… Read more “Wonderful long weekend!”

The Delves', Jan 23

A surprise birthday getaway

I booked a stay at Heron Lodge as a big birthday gift for my husband’s 40th. We had a wonderful long weekend. The weather was awful, but it didn’t matter in the slightest! Between the hot tub and the wonderfully cosy lodge, we couldn’t have asked for anything… Read more “A surprise birthday getaway”

Review left with Luxury Coastal, January 23

Gorgeously clean and modern

Had a wonderful stay, celebrating a 40th birthday! The lodge was gorgeously clean & modern. We loved the hot tub & muddy, we walks with the dogs. Hoping to come back for New… Read more “Gorgeously clean and modern”

The Beamish's & Thomas' from Bristol, Nov 22

We’ll definitely come again!

We had a wonderful stay in your beautiful lodge, thank you! The walks around the lake are stunning and the hot tub was perfect at the end of some fantastic days out. We’ll definitely come… Read more “We’ll definitely come again!”

The Skipp Family, Oct 22

Loved the hot tub!

Lovely 18th birthday spent here. The lodge was amazing and we all loved the hot tub! Lovely setup and location. Thanks for having… Read more “Loved the hot tub!”

Porter Family, Oct 22

Luxurious stay

A beautiful and luxurious stay. We had a fabulous time and gorgeous weather. We spent most of our time walking, rowing and of course – drinking in the hot… Read more “Luxurious stay”

Emily, Will and friends, Oct 22

Total peace and quiet

What a wonderful lodge! We felt so lucky to escape the city and have some much-needed fresh air in such beautiful scenery. We went on some wonderful walks, enjoyed the lake and had a delicious dinner in Lifton. Thank you so much for such a comfortable stay – we had everything we needed and slept… Read more “Total peace and quiet”

The Morris Family, Oct 22

A memorable holiday!

We had such a lovely stay at Heron Lodge! The scenery was beautiful and the lodge itself had everything we needed. We enjoyed walks, canoeing, hot rubbing and plenty of eating. Thank you for a memorable… Read more “A memorable holiday!”

Leonora & family, Oct 22

Relaxing but fabulously fun stay!

What an amazing time! Heron Lodge is beautiful and had everything we could need & more. The hot tub was such a treat & it was lovely to have such beautiful walks around the lake! A very peaceful, relaxing but fabulously fun stay! Thank you & will definitely… Read more “Relaxing but fabulously fun stay!”

Allie & friend, Oct 22

Beautiful lodge

Beautiful lodge. Immaculately clean….. Really nice with all the extras i.e. toilet rolls, D washer tab, washing up liquid, handwash etc. Lovely site. Beautiful… Read more “Beautiful lodge”

The Giles Family, Sep 22

Thank you for a lovely holiday!

What a relaxing week! A beautiful lodge – very clean and bright. We all loved the hot tub. Visited lots of lovely places including Sandymouth beach – a real gem! Thank you for a lovely holiday!… Read more “Thank you for a lovely holiday!”

The Evans family, Aug 22

Very luxurious lodges

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very luxurious lodges and the “Hot tub” was a “win” for all of us. The area is beautiful and most places are within an hour’s reach. Everything needed for self-catering is here – Tesco’s delivered which was great too. All in All a great week which we will recommend… Read more “Very luxurious lodges”

The Ingoldby's & Hughes, Aug 22

We will definitely be back!

Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay in your beautiful lodge. Everything we needed you had, the whole family loved the hot tub and the peaceful surroundings. We will definitely be back!!! See you… Read more “We will definitely be back!”

The Trought Family, Aug 22

Will certainly be looking forward to coming back

We have relaxed and rested at Roadford Lake Lodges. The lodge was lovely to arrive to, well appointed and kitted out. The spa was our favourite aspect to our stay and the nighttime star gazing was special. The area was peaceful …We thank you for our stay and will certainly be looking forward to coming… Read more “Will certainly be looking forward to coming back”

The Malinowski Family, Aug 22

Most impressive!

Thanks so much Chris and Melanie! We’ve stayed in numerous lodges over the years and this one is the most impressive! Very spacious, beautiful furnishings and everything you could possibly need apart from perhaps tea bags! We forgot to bring ours 🙂 We loved relaxing in the hot tub and watching the wind turbine, would… Read more “Most impressive!”

The Barrands, Aug 22

What a wonderful stay we have had

What a wonderful stay we have had. Just perfect for the whole family. Chris and Melanie have thought of everything, the lodge is well-equipped, beautiful and very comfortable. The lodge is in a perfect location, we have thoroughly enjoyed the hot-tub, beautiful walks and the gym has been an added bous. The staff on site… Read more “What a wonderful stay we have had”

Thompson family, Jul 22

Extremely well equipped

Beautiful lodge, extremely well equipped and the location on the site was very private. Interesting early morning call from a crow that banged on the dining room window everyday…. tried all sorts to deter him but he was very persistent! Had wonderful weather, so enjoyed the outside furniture and visited lots of lovely places. Recommend… Read more “Extremely well equipped”

Allison, Ian and Millie (the dog), Jul 22

Fab place

Thank you for allowing us to stay, fab place, everything we needed, lots of walks and a chill out. Thank you again, we will be… Read more “Fab place”

The Owens, Jul 22

Spotlessly clean

Lovely new lodge, spotlessly clean and very well furnished with all the essentials provided.Great hot tub. Nice quiet location for a getaway, with watersports nearby. some construction noise due to ongoing… Read more “Spotlessly clean”

Gary via Airbnb, September 22

Loved It

Luxury lodge stay with everything you could need whilst you either keep active on site and around the lake, explore the great outdoors a short drive away, visit the close by small villages and towns, or just relax in a hot tub. We did it all and loved it… Read more “Loved It”

Nick, via Airbnb, August 22

Highly recommend

Beautiful place amazing staff will be back highly… Read more “Highly recommend”

Sarah via Airbnb, August 22

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