Frequently Asked Questions
In our experience guests appreciate knowing what they can expect from the accommodation and this section aims to provide useful information to answer some of the most common queries
Apart from the second bedroom, all accomodation is on one level. We have a step in shower with grab rail and can provide a shower seat on request for additional safety. Parking is directly outside and there is a level access into the property. There are two steps down to the courtyard garden and handrails are provided.
In the main season changeover day for weekly stays is a Friday, for short stays please refer to the calendar to see the latest availability and changeover day.
The Lodge will be ready for you from 3pm and we ask that you check out by 10am on the day of departure.
Linen and bath towels are included as standard as are tea towels. You will need to bring your own beach towels however.
We have a travel cot available with sheets, please bring your own additional bedding, ie duvet or blankets.(we send you details of important info regarding use of travel cots), a highchair, a baby bath with hooded baby towel, children’s plastic cups/plates/bowls and cutlery and a selection of toys and games for use whilst with us
We also have a highchair, stairgates at the top and bottom of the stairs and a motion sensor night light in the hallway downstairs. The upstairs bedroom window has a restricted opener on for added safety and a dimmer touch lamp which doubles as a night light.
Yes we accept up to two well behaved dogs at no additional charge. If you have three dogs we will consider accepting the third after a discussion. There is an additional charge of £20. Please take a look at the Dog Friendly Stays section for more information. Cornwall Council have now simplified and relaxed their rules for taking dogs on beaches. Check out the dog friendly page for more details.
We do not allow dogs to be left unattended in the property or the garden whilst you are out, however we have teamed up with an experienced, insured pet sitter who lives in the village and she can provide care for your dog should you wish at additional cost. Please ask us for details.
We provide you with a cream tea, as well as an immediate supply of milk, sugar, tea and coffee and fresh eggs from our hens (in the laying season!). If you have any special dietary requirements please do let us know before your stay and we will alter the welcome pack accordingly. The Lodge also has salt and pepper, some spices/herbs, cooking oil, 2 loo rolls, kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and sponge as well as a spare bin liner.
There is a village community shop in Week St Mary which is open every day of the week. The times of opening are in the information pack provided. The shop is staffed mostly by volunteers from the village who are happy to welcome visitors and it offers a good selection of groceries, including locally sourced meat and dairy products, fresh bakery goods from the Week St Mary bakery, wines and beers, newspapers etc. There is also a post office counter for cashback should you need it. Please check with the shop for the PO opening times.
Further afield, in Bude, there is a Morrisons, Lidl’s, Sainsbury’s and a Co-Op with a Waitrose in Holsworthy so all tastes are catered for!
In addition to the shops, a mobile fish and chip van visits the village every Thursday evening from 5 – 6pm parking outside the shop. The same van goes to the next village Marhamchurch on a Friday night.
There is a pub in the village called the Orchard Inn whose opening hours vary dependent on the time of year. In the next village, Marhamchurch, some 5 minutes drive away there is pub which has regular opening hours.
In Bude there is an abundance of places to eat with something to suit all tastes, many of which allow dogs, some of these allow them in outside eating areas only. We provide details of some of these in the leaflets provided as part of the guest information.
They do and if you wish to book a grocery delivery prior to your stay please let us know in advance the slot time (between 12 and 3) and we will take the order in for you putting away the fresh/frozen produce prior to your arrival. NB please make sure you tell the driver NOT to try and go past the second set of gates as the road is not built for delivery vans past that point!
Yes, in the kitchen there is a full oven as well as a separate induction hob and microwave with all the cooking utensils you need to create your own meals if you so wish. You will also find a fridge freezer, washing machine, tassimo coffee machine,. We also provide an iron and ironing board as well as a small vacuum cleaner.
The owners are more than happy to help with any questions during your stay. Let us know your expected time of arrival and we will be available to “meet and greet” the guests to personally hand over the keys and explain how things work etc.
The property has satin glass in the majority of the windows to the front which allow light in whilst at the same time affording you privacy at all times.
Yes, there is parking for two cars directly outside the property. The “in and out” driveway means its easy to enter and exit the property and the gates and stable doors ensure that children and pets are safely contained whilst you unload!
The nearest beaches are Summerleaze or Crooklets in Bude or Widemouth Bay. All are within a 15 minute drive of the Lodge and offer a wide range of places to eat overlooking the sea in the evening as the sun sets. There are restrictions for dogs at certain times of the year for certain beaches, more information is provided in the leaflets in the lodge. This enables families with children to choose which ones best suit their sandcastle building needs!