From the Exeter direction: drive through the village of Starcross, turn right on to New Road opposite Cockwood Harbour, turn left opposite the golf course, and the turning for Hunters Lodge can be found after approximately 200m on the right-hand side. Look out for the white Hunters Lodge sign. NO VEHICULAR ACCESS VIA STAPLAKE LANE.
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Set in 10 acres of its own ground Hunters Lodge is the ideal location for a quiet getaway with excellent transport links to explore the local area.
Hunters Lodge is home to free range chickens (Free Range Eggs Available). Enjoy being close to nature whilst listening to the babbling brook, keep an eye out for the Kingsisher or the owls that can be heard at night, deer can even be spotted in the opposite field.
Facilities include Chemical Disposal Point, Recycling Point, Drinking Water Taps, Hardstanding Pitches (brick paver with awning on grass), Level Grass Pitches, 16 Amp Electric Hook-up points, Shower Facilities (small charge) and a Washroom with Toilet and Wash Hand Basin. We also have a small Launderette with Washing Machine, deep sink and local tourist information leaflets. We have a Coarse Fishing Lake onsite available at a small extra charge.
Hunters Lodge is dog friendly and there are plenty of places to explore nearby. Ask about the popular Horseshoe Dog Walk from the site, a circular walk which takes approx. 45 minutes is also popular with locals with panoramic views of the Exe Estuary and out to sea.
The local village of Starcross has a Train Station, Spar Shop, Fish and Chip Shop, Atmospheric Pub, Galleon Pub and Cafe, British Legion & Chemist. The nearest large supermarket is Sainsbury's in Dawlish. Dawlish Town is a few miles away has lots of local shops.
We are conveniently located with a bus stop at the end of Staplake Lane, a level 5 minute walk, buses travel to Exeter or Newton Abbot & Torquay. Trains run regularly from Starcross Station (15 mins walk) going down to Paignton or Exeter City Centre and beyond.
The Exe Estuary Cycle Trail goes through Starcross and onto Dawlish Warren and Dawlish one way or towards Exeter and around the Exmouth. Why not cycle to Exmouth and catch the Starcross Ferry back. The cycle trail is a level easy ride and even follows the canal into Exeter City Centre.
The nearest beach is Dawlish Warren with large car parks and the beach is dog friendly. Dawlish Warren is a large sandy beach with a Nature Reserve on site too. You can walk to Dawlish Warren along the Exe Estuary Cycle Trail which takes around 45 minutes.
Cockwood harbour is a short 15 minute walk and is home to two very popular local traditional Devonshire pubs The Anchor Inn and the Ship Inn. The Anchor is a traditional Ole-Worlde pub over 450 years old overlooking the harbour and was once a haven for seamen and smugglers, you can choose to eat in the pub or restaurant, specialising in seafood and famous for it's mussels is well worth a visit. The Ship Inn is just a few steps from the Harbour and is a Traditional Village Pub offering delicious home-cooked food very popular with the locals.
Powderham Castle, historic home to the Earl of Devon is walking distance from the site. Open Easter until the end of October a lovely day out for the whole family. Powderham also hosts many popular concerts and events, Hunters Lodge is the closest camping site only a 30 min level walk. Open all year round is a Farm Shop, Cafe, Garden centre and gift shop.