For us, the biggest luxury is time.
Time to get lost amid rolling countryside, peaceful woods and verdant riverbanks. Time to enjoy a dinner with friends and family that stretches long into the evening. Time to finish that book which has sat unopened on your nightstand for weeks.
Surrounded by tranquil gardens with stunning views across the East Devon coast and countryside, The Orangery is the ideal spot to take some time out – whether you want to explore the great outdoors or just enjoy some well-earned rest and relaxation.
Tucked away in a private woodland glade, with nothing but the sounds of nature for company, the lakehouse is a place where time seems to stand still. A truly magical setting for your stay.
The lake itself was designed by Britain’s greatest gardener, Lancelot “Capability” Brown, and creates an incredible ambience, particularly at sunrise and sunset when light and colour are reflected across the clearing.
Appearing to float above the lake, the decked veranda is the perfect spot for your morning yoga session or to enjoy a sundowner after a long, hard day at the beach.
Inside, the open-plan kitchen and dining space have a minimalist bohemian style, while the panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows give spellbinding views across the lake.
The whole house comes complete with modern high-spec fittings, including a luxury wetroom and kitchen. In fact, the only thing you won’t find is an alarm clock – we think it’s much more agreeable to be woken by the birds’ dawn chorus coming through the window.
- Sleeps up to 6 people
- 1 double bedroom
- 1 twin bedroom with 4 bunks
- 1 family bathroom
- Open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room, with full length glass doors that open to veranda and views over lake
- washer/dryer, flat screen TV, DVD player, MP3 player and Wi-Fi
- outdoor eating, chaise lounges, row boat
The lakehouse has central heating, induction hob and oven, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, iron and ironing board, bed linen and towels supplied. Baby cots and high chairs on request.
PRICES FROM: 2016 HIGH/LOW SEASON
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Things to do nearby
Sandwiched between the red cliffs of the East Devon coastline and the open wilderness of Dartmoor national park, you'll find some of Britain's most picturesque landscapes on our doorstep.
There are many wonderful walking trails running directly past The Orangery. The Mamhead Sensory Trail, for example, leads you to a towering woodland obelisk where you can look out across miles of unspoilt coastal pastures. A little further afield, the granite tours and rolling hills of Dartmoor provide endless options with walks of all lengths. You’ll also find plenty of traditional pubs dotted about the countryside for a bit of refreshment.
The Orangery overlooks the Jurassic Coast, a world heritage site famous for its ancient red cliffs, sandy beaches and glistening waters. Whether you want vast golden sands or secluded little coves, you really can take your pick - and we’ll be delighted to tell you about a few secret spots only the locals know.
Devon is a haven for watersports enthusiasts and well worth a trip if you enjoy getting out on the water. You’ll often see white sails off the coast at nearby Exmouth, Teignmouth and Dartmouth. There are options for hiring boats at various spots up and down the coast. Alternatively, you can try your hand at windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand up paddleboarding, surfing and sea kayaking, all within a half-hour drive.
Whether on a bicycle or horseback, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to hopping in the saddle. Nearby Haldon Forest has some excellent mountain bike trails while keen road cyclists will be in their element surrounded by Dartmoor’s rolling hills, smooth B-roads and breath-taking scenery. If you’d like to work on your rising trot, canter and gallop, East Devon’s many equestrian centres open up a world of stunning countryside to explore on guided rides.
Towns and cities
The charming coastal towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe, traditional market settlements of Totnes and Asburton, and historic cathedral city of Exeter are all just a short drive away from The Orangery. All are worth a visit to explore streets full of independent cafes, delightful boutiques and brilliant antiques shops.
Devon has a thriving restaurant scene. Thanks to our thriving harbour towns, we have some of the finest seafood restaurants in Europe. And with innovative producers like The Orangery championing high-quality ingredients, many of the country’s finest chefs and restaurateurs have opened establishments in the area.
Make a booking
View available dates for our Lakehouse on the calendar below.
The lakehouse can be booked for a:
- Midweek (Monday to Friday)
- Weekend (Friday to Monday)
- Week (Monday to Monday)
Minimum stay, three nights. Arrival 4pm onwards. Departure by 10am.
High season: Apr-Oct, Easter & Xmas
Low season: Nov-Mar
Dates marked red are fully booked.
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