The Gallery Lodges

The 3 adult only lodges each sleep 2 in style and comfort to match the best hotels.

The Gallery Lodges

Full Description


Excellent choice for couples to get away and relax with beautiful beaches and coastline nearby.
Within easy reach of Saunton Sands and the famous Croyde Bay surf beach, Saunton Golf Club, the Tarka Trail for cycling, the South West Coast path. The Gallery Lodges are situated close to Braunton Burrows UNESCO biosphere an incredible area to discover, with sand dunes, wildflowers, remote beaches and estuary bird watching.
The 3 adult only lodges each sleep 2 in style and comfort to match the best hotels. Each lodge has one bedroom with a large comfortable bed, a gorgeous bathroom with walk in shower, as well as a well appointed kitchenette and living area leading to a deck with outdoor seating for dining. BBQs are available.
The lodges are located in the 7 acre grounds of Pete Caswell’s art studio 3/4 mile from the centre of Braunton village. They are generously spaced and overlook the meadow and newly planted orchard: nature is on your doorstep. Within walking distance of Braunton village with lots of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, surf and cycle hire.
Local maps and guide books are available in the lodges. Owners Pete and Julie are on hand to suggest ideas for walking, cycling, surfing and eating out, if you need us, otherwise we will be happy to leave you to enjoy your stay undisturbed.
Local walking highlights include Baggy Point at Croyde, Saunton Beach and Braunton Burrows sand dunes. The South West Coast Path from Westward Ho! to Ilfracombe is accessible by Stagecoach bus, for those planning stages of the route. The dramatic coastal scenery and ancient woodland on the western edges of Exmoor are less than 30 minutes drive away.
The lodges are popular with golfers coming to experience 2 of the famous Atlantic Links Golf courses, some of the finest in the UK. Saunton Golf Club is just 1.5 miles away on the Braunton Burrows and over the estuary at Westward Ho! is the oldest golf course in England, The Royal North Devon.
Surfers are spoiled for choice in North Devon. Saunton Sands is just 2 miles away and a great beach to have a go at surfing. With the endless stretch of beach there is plenty of room to enjoy the surf or just take in the expansive scene. Croyde Bay has a famous break, seasonally patrolled by Surf Lifesavers; this can be a challenging wave to surf. A little further away Putsborough and Woolacombe beaches have yet more rolling waves and beautiful sunsets to discover! High quality surf instruction is available locally.
The Tarka Trail follows the rivers Torridge and Taw on the disused railway lines and travels inland towards Barnstaple, a bustling town. The Cycle route is named after the novel Tarka the Otter, by Henry Williamson, which was based along the banks of these rivers and the estuary at Crow Point. The trail is well supplied with teashops and cycle hire is available locally. We have a lockable bike store for guests use.
From the lodges, bird-watchers can enjoy sightings of a barn owl and greater spotted woodpeckers, along with a host of smaller birds from greenfinches to dunnocks, not to mention our regular pheasant visitors! The area has an interesting variety of habitats from moorland and headlands, where stone chats and warblers can be spotted, to the beaches, dunes and estuary with birds such as the ‘clockwork’ sanderlings, curlews, oystercatchers and many more sea birds. Local to the lodges the lanes lead into the Braunton Marsh, which is a reclaimed land area with grazing, vegetable farming and managed ditches. Walking along the lane in summer you will soon see warblers defending their nest sites in the reed grasses, swans rearing their signets and occasionally the flash of the kingfisher. Butterflies such as the Gatekeeper can be seen in our meadows and other rarer species colonise the Braunton burrows. The National Trust, near Exmoor also manages some areas for rare Fritillary Butterflies.
Lodge facilities and features
Each lodge sleeps 2 adults. The lodges are adult only and we do have restrictions on extra visitors to help maintain the peaceful atmosphere for all our guests. (Check our House Rules before booking.)
The cedar clad lodges have tall sunny windows, which face south and benefit from sunshine throughout the day. The Gallery Lodges are decorated with Pete Caswell’s paintings of sea, surf and sunsets. There is car parking for one car next to each lodge and a further space for larger vehicles or a second car in the guest parking area. Each lodge has a deck with outdoor dining furniture, and a shade sail in the summer months. An outdoor tap and plenty of outdoor space makes washing down and storing surf equipment easy to do.
The bedrooms have king size, comfortable beds. Lodge 2 has a zip and link super-king bed with the option of being made up as two singles; you can request your preference on booking.
The bedrooms are spacious and include a wardrobe, dressing table or chest with chair, bedside tables, hairdryer and Bluetooth alarm.
All bed linen is included, as well as two bath towels and a hand towel per person. On stays of 5 nights or more a mid-stay towel change is offered, and linen change can also be arranged.
Next to the lounge is a gorgeous, modern bathroom with natural stone tiles, walk in shower, heated towel rail and mirror with de-mister and shaving socket. The lodge has electric under-floor heating throughout so you will always be comfortable and warm, whatever the weather.
The living/dining room at the centre of the lodge has a kitchenette and space to dine inside. There is also a sofa, Freeview TV, coffee table and bookshelf stocked with books, games, maps and local information. Free wifi throughout. The tall glass French doors make this a bright sunny space and the entrance leads out onto the decking area. (See each lodge for differences in furnishing details).
The thoughtfully equipped kitchenette includes wine glasses and cafetiere along with all the basics you need to self-cater – ideal for making breakfast and light meals. There is a 2 ring hob, microwave and fridge, with a small integral freezer compartment. Cleaning liquids, cloths etc are also included. We also provide a few little extras such as fresh flowers and milk, tea, biscuits and fresh filter coffee, to get you started. Pixie Dell corner shop and off licence is 10 minutes walk away, for basic groceries and newspapers. The village offers a great selection of delis, local supermarkets, a co-op and Tesco.
We take care to look after the lodges to a high standard and cleanliness. We’re on hand to deal with any questions or if you have any problems. North Devon is now part of the Plastic Free Coastlines campaign and so we ask all our guests to actively recycle and avoid single use plastics where they can.
Things to note: This accommodation is strictly for adults only. Sorry NO CHILDREN or INFANTS. NO PETS. No parties. No visitors after 10pm. Some lodges have 2 steps to the decking and entrance door. All are level inside and lodge 2 has some adaptations for those with lower mobility such as extra hand rails in the bathroom and a wheel in shower chair (please request).
 



Telephone Number

01271 816776

Facebook ID

thegallerylodges

Sleeps

2

Pets

not allowed

Wi-fi Internet Access

Available free of charge

Beach

Within a 10 minute drive

Pub

Within a short drive

Secure Cycle Storage

Under cover

Fishing

Within a 10 minute drive

Golf

Within a 10 minute drive

Scenic Walks

Direct from the door