07841 288 168 | 07976 393 432 info@wolfordlodge.com

Blackdown Hills, Honiton, East Devon | 6 Bedrooms | Sleeps 14

Wolford Lodge was built in 1929 to architectural acclaim and is set in a spectacular valley in the Blackdown Hills (an area of outstanding natural beauty). The house faces due South over mature woodlands inhabited by an abundance of wildlife including Roe deer, woodcock and buzzards. From the top of the valley there are distant sea views towards Budleigh Salterton on the Jurassic Coast. This beautiful and secluded unique house has extensive mature private gardens and woodlands that total 158 acres. A private drive leads to the house which also benefits from a tennis court. Extensively modernised in 2014, this charming family home is full of character and is built on the site of an original house owned by Lt-Gen John Simcoe, the first Governor of Upper Canada, whose private chapel is still in the grounds. Conveniently located 2 hours from London Paddington station to Tiverton Parkway and Waterloo to Honiton.

The large entrance hall leads to a spacious drawing room, with an open woodburnng fireplace and grand piano. French doors open onto the terrace and the garden. The study and kitchen/ breakfast room lead off from the hall. The kitchen is fully equipped with high quality gas and electric appliances, under floor heating and an open fireplace. Also on the ground floor is a utility room, larder and downstairs loo. Upstairs there are 6 double bedrooms one of which has two bunk beds, two fabulously appointed bathrooms with hand-made mosaic Moroccan tiles and Lefroy Brooks fittings with window fabrics supplied by Carolina Irving. One of the bathrooms has an integral large walk-in power shower with an amazing spray shower head. An original 1920s, recently re-enamelled roll top bath is still in situ.

Ground Floor
  • Porch hallway
  • Guest loo
  • Study with TV and childrens games and books
  • Drawing room grand Piano open log fire
  • Kitchen Bosch oven dishwasher gas hob open wood fireplace under floor heating
  • Utility room Bosch oven clothes washer
  • larder
  • Boiler room / drying room
First Floor
  • Bedroom one double bed
  • Bedroom two double bed and wash hand basin
  • Bedroom three double bed
  • Bedroom four four bunk beds
  • Bedroom five double bed and wash hand basin
  • Bedroom six Double bed



Oil fired central heating


TV, DVD player & telephone

Meet and greet service

158 acre private woodland

Well behaved dogs welcome

2 open wood fireplaces

Sonos music system

On-site caretaker

Private parking for 10 cars

Linen, towels & toiletries provided

4 miles to The historic town and main line station of Honiton

17 Miles to Exeter airport daily flights to london with flybe

14 Miles to the unique coastal village of Beer

14 Miles to Tiverton Parkway two hours by train to London Paddington

Easy access to both A30 and M5

Local attractions

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  • Walk to the Drewe Arms Pub in Broadhembury through the stunning Blackdown Hills – an area of outstanding natural beauty and only a thirty minute stroll
  • Find the child inside Crealy Great Adventure family theme park, just a twenty minute drive
  • Reward yourself with a feast at the Pig at Combe Gittisham. www.thepighotel.com atmospheric bar restaurant and folly. Exceptional food sourced locally and home grown vegetables. Ten minute drive. Also offering treatments and massages
  • For the boy racers, rent a kart at Mansell Raceway, Dunkeswell airfield – Seven minute drive
  • Dunkeswell airfield learn to fly Cesna planes / microlights / gliding / skydiving for the adrenalin junkies. Local beech beer world famous and an ideal place to rent a boat and go mackerel fishing – twenty minute drive
  • Lyme Regis for fossil hunting and a slap up lunch at Hix. Followed by a ride in the 500hp Rib. Check out www.lymeribrides.com – twenty eight minute drive
  • Historic Exeter, a short fifteen minute drive. Great for shoppers and voted best farm shop in the uk www.dartsfarm.co.uk
  • The boys must make it to the Tunnel Target Sports Centre. The indoor range offers the opportunity to shoot a variety of high powered rifles and pistols www.thetunnel.co.uk
  • Go Ape is available in Exeter
  • Exmouth for wake boarding and sailing. Also the floating restaurant is a must (three month lead in time for bookings). Seasonal – forty minute drive
  • Michael Caine MBE celebrated and Michelin stared chef can entertain you royally at Lympstone Manor which overlooks the Exe Estuary. Thirty minute drive
  • Riding with Earl on Exmoor www.westansteystables.co.uk A choice of forty lovely horses to suit all abilities and ages. The moor is a very special place to ride. Forty five minutes drive
  • Thirty minutes drive to Dartmoor and Exmoor, two national parks of exceptional beauty.What more can you need or want to a perfect stay with us
  • We’ve partnered up with a local caterer to provide stunning dishes from The Travelling Chef.

Contact us

Caroline 07841 288 168 | Rupert – 07976 393 432

Amazing place and the grounds are just incredible. Our toddler had the best time exploring the grounds and came across a zip line, trampoline and old tree house…… he didn’t want to come home.

The hosts were amazing and I can’t thank them enough for the great hospitality



This is a great house for a large multi generational family. There were 12 of us aged from 4 to 79 and we absolutely loved the house and gardens. Rupert communicated well and we had lots of interesting trips – going to Lyme Regis, Exeter and even the county show. Our thanks to Rupert for allowing us to use this splendid house.

Wolford Lodge has it all! It combines fantastic grounds, stunning views, impeccable styled house with bags of charm, very practical yet very cosy and elegant: We could not have asked for more!! We had a fantastic two night stay.
Maxime Beaugrand

Devon was wonderful, the house was absolutely perfect, the kids and ferd were over the moon. Thank you so much

Stunning home, surrounding woodland & views. We had a very special time with our family all under one roof in such a beautiful location and home. Will definitely book again. William Clarke


This is a lovely home in the country, it has lots of space and is decorated beautifully throughout. The gardens are stunning and there is lots of outdoor space for little ones to run about. If you take children be aware that there is no microwave. We had a wonderful weekend in a stunning location x


Rupert was a brilliant host, very commiunicative and easy to deal with. The house was stunning and we had a wonderful time here. Highly recommend!


We had an absolutely fantastic time and Penny was superb. Very kind, flexible and available. The house was a dream as were the grounds as an added bonus. Well worth a walk! Very much appreciated the added touches of luxury such as hand soaps, candles and items! The small things go a long way.