Trout River Lodge


Trout River Lodge

A self-catering holiday cottage in Dartmoor National Park.

13 Clifford Bridge Park, Clifford Bridge, Nr. Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park, Devon EX6 6QE


Trout River Lodge, Dartmoor, Devon

This luxurious lodge sits on the banks of the River Teign as it flows and tumbles on its way downstream from Fingle Bridge. The setting here in Clifford Bridge Park – awarded a gold David Bellamy Conservation Award – is idyllic and perfect for those who want to relax and enjoy the peace and seclusion of this virtually undiscovered part of the Dartmoor National Park.

Clifford Bridge Park

Clifford Bridge Park has only 19 privately owned lodges leaving acres of room for the abundant wildlife and a flower meadow. Numerous walks are possible directly from the lodges, upstream to Fingle Bridge & Castle Drogo or downstream to Steps Bridge and Dunsford Nature Reserve, through woods and gorges and along riverside paths. Bird lovers will enjoy seeing the buzzards soaring overhead or perching on a branch by the river, or spotting heron, dippers and other woodland birds. You may even see a kingfisher or an elusive otter, or fallow deer grazing on the meadow!

Although situated in this perfect setting away from it all the lodges are only 3 miles from the A30 junction at Cheriton Bishop making access from all parts of the country easy. Exeter is about 20 minutes away. The beautiful Dartmoor towns of Chagford and Moretonhampstead are close by in the other direction. Here you can find shops, banks, pubs and also doctors, dentist, vet and a small hospital. Nearby the High Moors and Tors are waiting to be explored along with Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Lustleigh, Dartmeet and Postbridge. Trout fishing, pony-trekking and golf are all available locally.

Trout River Lodge

Four steps lead up to the entrance door of this attractive lodge. From here you enter the internal hall and then the open plan spacious living area with its pine cladding and oak flooring.

A lovely room with leather reclining sofa and chairs, a dining table and four chairs, TV/DVD, gas central heating and flame effect wall heater.

Large patio doors open onto the sunny south-west facing enclosed verandah equipped with table and chairs. An ideal place to spend a summers’ evening while listening to the sounds of the river.

The kitchen leads off the living area and is equipped to a very high standard with oak flooring and pine clad walls. There is a dishwasher, fan oven, electric hob, fridge-freezer and ample storage space.

At the rear of the lodge is a large twin bedroom with en-suite wc and basin and with views of the river from its window. Very comfortable with hanging storage space for clothes, pine cladding, radiator and bedside chest of drawers.

Next to the bedroom is a large bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and wc. There is a wall mounted heated towel rail and washer/dryer. In the centre of the lodge is an oak spiral staircase which leads upstairs to the bedroom with king-size bed which also has views of the river. This room is also pine clad with plenty of storage space. Outside the bedroom there is a gallery which overlooks the downstairs living area and here there is additional storage space.

Trout River Lodge

Trout River Lodge is equipped to a very high standard and is very warm and cosy. There are parking spaces for two cars outside the lodge.

The Park is laid to grass with a flower meadow in the centre, and a small childrens’ play area. Please note that the on-site swimming pool is now closed.

Clifford Bridge Park is proud of its conservation award and the environmentally friendly way it is managed. Please note water is drawn from a private bore-hole and waste is treated naturally in a bio-sewage treatment plant. Because of this only the cleaning materials supplied can be used. The use of others, such as bleach, would destroy the delicate balance of the system and prevent it from working.

Trout River Lodge in Dartmoor