We had a lovely time, the house is beautiful in an amazing setting !!

We did lots of activities ....... and followed your recommendations for the Ship and Cali pubs which where both great. Our favs where the aquarium at Plymouth and the Eden Project.
— Franklin family, Reading, June 2019
We had the most amazing holiday, thank you! Home from home.
The weather was kind to us, so we were able to have an adventure every day. We visited Dartmoor Zoo, Woodlands theme park, Trago Mill, Plymouth and Bigbury-on-Sea!
The pool and tennis courts were used daily!
The California Inn and The Avon Inn were fab places to eat and had a lovely atmosphere.
— House family, Dorset, April 2019
What a great cottage !! - we had fantastic time - enough room to have our family over. And our nieces loved the pool, as did we - the cottage provided everything we needed and we were sad to be leaving.

We really did have a wonderful time and as Jeff said we LOVED the Lodge! The food and service at the local pub “ The Cali” was great and it certainly was handy having the petrol station and the Spar shop right on the corner.
We really were quite sad to leave The Lodge, although we were looking forward to getting home to our own bed and pick up our cats! The pool was great and we really did explore and enjoy every inch of the Colmer Estate!!!
— Fidler family, Canada, Christmas 2018
Lovely first holiday together as a family - we enjoyed trips to Saltram House (NT) and Salcombe, as well as the steam train from Paignton. Fun times in the pool and cake and coffee at the lazy cow - sad to be heading home but wonderful memories !
— Rothwell family, Leicestershire (Sept 2018)
We had a fantastic time thank you, lucky with the weather too which really helped, kids were in & out of the pools as usual, spent a few days on South Milton sands, Slapton, and ventured in to Dartmouth which was v busy due to the regatta week but fun none the less ! - We were very impressed with the cottage, very homely and had everything we needed for our stay ....... we’ve stayed in another property at Colmer before and The Lodge beats it by a long stretch, it’s very clean and well maintained.
— O'Connell family, Sussex (August 2018)
We had a really lovely week at Colmer Lodge. The lodge was perfect, it had everything we needed, was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed using the indoor and outdoor pools and exploring the grounds. No complaints at all! Only thing we couldn’t find was a pizza cutter!
— Annys family, Surrey (August 2018)
Big thank you for a lovely week in your cottage it was excellent, the cottage was super the facilities in the cottage were great everything we needed and on the estate too. The swimming pools were a extra bonus the boys loved them . we all had a wonderful week and had amazing weather too. Everyone was so friendly too!
— - Rowlands family, Leicester (July 2018)
What a wonderful week ! - home from home. There was loads to do with our 4 year old both inside and outside the estate - indoor pool and walled garden a particular hit, as was feeding the fish in the lake.
— Humm family, Essex (May 2018)
Just wanted to let you know what a fabulous time we had. The Lodge was perfect and I am now a wood burner convert and want one ! Enjoyed swimming daily and the table tennis tournaments became very competitive, but great fun.

Location was perfect we visited all the local beaches and kids even did Go Ape.
— McIntyre family, Leicester (Sept 2017)
Loved it - loved it, loved it !!
— David & family, Northampton (Aug 17)
A lovely week which went all too quickly. We walked on Dartmoor, visited old favourites like Thurlestone and Hope Cove - also visited the Oyster Shack which was AMAZING !
— Lovering family (& Bungo !) - London (July 17)
Another fab week at The Lodge ! Plenty of surfing, body boarding, sea kayaking, swimming and relaxing - perfect !!
— Gupwell family, West Midlands (June 17)
Hi Rob , just to let you know we had an amazing two weeks at Colmer in the Lodge. The “new “ tennis court was amazing and Harvey and the boys spent a lot of time down there between swims. The gardener and the lady looking after the pool facilities were very friendly and helpful and everything worked very well.
— Andy & Julie, Ascot (June 2017)
Hi just got back after a lovely week at the Lodge. Really enjoyed staying there...a lovely spot! Explored a lot and made good use of the Tennis Court. Many Thanks!
— Roberts family, Winchester (April 2017)
We have enjoyed staying at Colmer - used the pool and tennis quite a lot - visited the local beaches and have even been surfing :) - many thanks
— Schluter family - Liverpool (April 2017)
A relaxing stay with plenty to do for all members of the family. We loved the pool. Until next time ! thank you
— Grinnall family + dog (New Year 2016/17)
We had the most lovely Christmas at the Lodge …… the wood burner made it so cosy. There was a Christmas tree all set up, and every morning the room smelt of pine ! We made Christmas dinner in the well equipped kitchen - lots of fun time spent in the indoor pool - the walks are lovely and we went to the local pub - the local shop is well stocked.
— Taylor family - Christmas 2016
We had the most awesome stay at The Lodge for 4 nights. The grounds were stunning and the pool was a hit for our daughters (4 & 8) The Lodge is well equipped and so comfy ! We loved the log fire.
— The Haystaffs & boarder collie, Hampshire - Nov 2016
We found the Lodge very comfortable and it worked well for the ‘four’ of us. We did use the wood-burner on a couple of nights, when it seemed a bit chillier than usual, and it made the sitting room beautifully cosy. The new bathroom and cloakroom are wonderful, and we enjoyed using them. It really was like a home from home. All in all, we love Devon and really enjoyed our time there. I’m sure we shall be back at some stage, and will certainly recommend.
— Nicky, Hugh & Anna and Bella the dogs, Bath - October 2016
Thanks Rob and Nikki, we did truly have the most relaxing stay at the Lodge, a weekend away from the kids for my birthday was so special - we did think we should have brought the kids they would have absolutely loved it here, more than enough room for all of us.

The cottage was exceptionally clean on arrival and the welcome pack was very appreciated. We had a cream tea for breakfast! Worked it off on the tennis court and gym and swim afterwards!
We were very lucky with the unseasonal weather and had the most lovely day in Salcombe on our last day. I felt like I was in the South of France !
— Susie P - London, September 2016
We had a lovely time, thank you, and were lucky with the weather. My personal favourite activity was a walk to Wonwell beach, starting from Kingston - a huge expanse of sand at low tide and the dogs loved it. Of course South Hams is a beautiful area and we went for many lovely walks locally.
— Penny H & family, Potten End, Aug 2016
We have had a wonderful, memorable family week in your lovely, comfortable lodge. Thank you for the goodies, that was a lovely surprise and we really enjoyed them. The estate is beautiful with something for everyone to enjoy. We loved it all, thank you.
— Anne & Steve - Staines - July 2016
I loved the Lodge I think it was extremely peaceful and had lots of things to do I never want to go home
(Connie, 7)
We have had a lovely time, great facilities - we loved the pool ! - the Lodge is very comfortable - a home from home !
— Mike R & family - Bolton - May 2016
Wonderful to find a dog friendly lodge that is superbly located for all that South Hams and Dartmoor has to offer. It was lovely and clean on arrival and very well equipped with everything you could need. Rob and Nicky very kindly left a hamper of tasty treats, including Easter Eggs for the children; a thoughtful touch. The Lodge is in the perfect spot opposite the warm Indoor Pool and next to the Walled Garden and has it’s own private garden and parking which was very handy. We liked the California Inn, just a five minute stroll down the lane and would highly recommend the The Ship Inn at Ugborough.
— Clare C & family - Harpenden - April 2016
We had a great time at the lodge and managed to get out every day. Thank you for the easter eggs Grace and Felix loved them and yes we did find the milk, once again thank you.

The children used the pool, tennis court and table tennis every day and their Grandad has now gone back to work for a rest ! Hopefully we will be coming back to Colmer next year !
— Andrea J and family - Dudley - March 2016
Lovely stay over Christmas. Great facilities, loved the swimming pool and even managed a game of tennis ! Super communications, thanks .....
— Kerry S & family - Staffordshire - Dec 2015
..... we had a lovely time, thank you. In spite of the weather in true British style we insisted on using the outdoor pool (and the indoor) every day, ha! Madness. Plus we made use of table tennis and tennis - thank you for the equipment.
— Karen F & family - Stroud - Sept 2015
We had a really lovely time. Thank you. Super how it was so adult, child and dog friendly rolled into one and we found enough dog friendly beaches etc. The Lodge was all super and really well equipped ...... we would definitely recommend it/stay again.
— Sarah JG & family - Harpenden - Sept 2015
We had a lovely week and thoroughly enjoyed the Lodge, thank you.
South Milton Sands was wonderful for swimming and has a fabulous little lunchtime/snack shack just nearby with excellent reviews. As suggested we also ate at the Oyster Shack which served the most incredible sea food, oysters and mussels some of the best ever eaten.
— Mr & Mrs Harris, Rutland - August 2015
..... again we would just like to say thank you so much for a lovely week.
The Lodge & Colmer Estate are so beautiful & relaxing we were all really sad we had to come home.Thank you also for the lovely gift basket a really lovely, thoughtful gesture & was much enjoyed & appreciated.
We also enjoyed spending time in the swimming pool & the walled garden - a really amazing place - we hope to be back soon !
— Sarah S & family, Yorkshire - July 2015
... we had a great time at the Lodge, it suited us brilliantly - we loved Bigbury on Sea, perfect for kids & Pennywell farm was great. Fantastic meal in the Ship Inn at Ugborough and Winking Prawn in Salcome. All in all a great holiday - games, balls etc you left out were really appreciated too
— Sophie R & family, London, July 2015
In the main the weather has been glorious although we did have a couple of days where umbrellas were needed.
Been to Bigbury on Sea and Burgh Island a couple of times ( our favourite beach) Slapton, Salcombe and Kingsbridge. Had a few evening meals at the California Inn.
Colmer Estate is stunning. It has been really quiet this week, only seen 3 or 4 families. We really enjoyed our morning and evening walks around the estate with Maisie ....even met the estate gardener! Had swims in both pools. The Lodge was a home from home, it had all we needed for a relaxing holiday
— Ian, Terri and woof from Maisie ! - Hampshire, June 2015
..... just wanted to say we had a lovely holiday last week, everything with the Lodge was excellent and the complimentary items on arrival were much appreciated thank you ....... I would like to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Colmer. Our son and family stayed at the Lodge and really appreciated the accommodation, the BBQ was well used as the weather was good and our daughter in law being a chef, made use of the cooking facilities. The ladies in our party enjoyed a cream tea at the Cali and we all enjoyed a Chinese takeaway having ordered by phone from the Lodge as we couldn’t get a signal on mobiles. Our grandson Alfie was particularly excited on the last day as he landed a 3lb carp his first carp ever. The rest of our family had hired the Coachouse and all the children enjoyed the swimming and the tennis court and are keen to come back again
— Beryl R, London, May 2015
The Lodge really was a home from home with everything we needed. The kids loved the pool and we used it every day. Thank-you so much for the kids Easter eggs..... they were delighted. The wine was also a very good choice and I enjoyed it in the evening sun on your swinging seat.
All in all a fab holiday. Thanks very much
— Mrs C - Winchester
A lovely holiday in your lovely cottage. Fantastic trips to Salcombe, Bigbury & Burgh Island, Totnes and Plymouth. The children thoroughly enjoyed the beach at Bigbury as well as the sandy cove in Dartmouth. Very friendly service in Menu opposite Old Custom House, Plymouth. Thank you!
— Jo T, Kent
Very enjoyable week in your lovely cottage. It was like ‘home from home’ with everything you could possibly ask for supplied. We all had a great time.
— Amanda, London
First time here and we really enjoyed it and hope to be back soon! Loved both pools. Mill Bay was fantastic with a fabulous walk to Gara Rock. We also enjoyed an organic lunch at the Riverford Farm and a day out at Paignton Zoo.
— Lucy, Cardiff