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Blackbird

Near Holsworthy, Devon

Luxury on the lake in this elegant North Devon houseboat with a waterside bathhouse for indulgent soaks.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
SAVE TO WISHLIST
£800-1400 per week

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

How to book

Blackbird Blackbird is managed by Bonny Shanks.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Bonny Shanks.

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£800-1400 per week
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The highlights
  • The lake is well-stocked with fish, bring a rod and enjoy days quietly fishing the waters.
  • Outdoor table and chairs and barbecue for outdoor cooking and dining.
  • Leave the laptop at home - Blackbird is off grid. Let nature entertain you.
  • Luxurious REN bathroom goodies supplied for guests.
  • Gorgeous additional bathhouse, with free standing bath tub.
  • Guests will find firelighters, kindling and logs for the wood burner on their arrival.

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You should know
  • Due to the abundant birdlife by the lake - dogs are sadly not welcome.
  • Blackbird is designed and built for just 2 adults - sorry not for children.

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The detail

Elegant and eclectic, this wonderful houseboat sits on the edge of a private lake where guests enjoy peace and tranquility in this most private and exclusive location.
Relax by the water and absorb the quiet - interrupted only by the calls from the abundant birdlife living by the lake. This former canal barge has been renovated and refurbished in the most thoughtful way. Chic and elegant, the owners have thoughtfully utilised the space to create a luxurious environment where every comfort is catered for.

Guests arrive at the boat after traversing a bumpy country track taking them to the three-acre lake which is surrounded by 20 more acres of woodland that's teaming with wildlife. A gravel track and tin planters sit on a grassed garden area and beyond it the Blackbird sits majestic on the waters.

Visitors enter the vessel through double doors which take them directly into the kitchen area of the open plan space. Chic grey cupboards sit amongst modern appliances in this well-equipped kitchen where guests will enjoy putting together meals whilst enjoying the surrounding views.

A separate dining area is situated opposite the kitchen and next to the unbelievably cosy living space where a bench style corner sofa sits by a wood burning fire. Large scatter cushions invite guests to pour a drink, kick their shoes off and enjoy the sight of the flickering flames. Warming and relaxing, an evening by the fire is great way to unwind before hitting the sheets.

The large double bed, dressed in crisp linens, is cleverly positioned behind the sofa so is out of sight. There is a beautiful en-suite shower room but guests may want to walk the gangplank to the lakeshore and into the stylish bathhouse where visitors find a free-standing, slipper bath where lengthy soaks can be enjoyed while taking in the splendid views. Throughout the boat there is lots of smart, space saving storage, so despite the boat being bijoux there are plenty of places to stash belongings.

Blackbird is situated near the Atlantic coastline of North Devon. Surfers will want to get in the waves while novices will find plenty of surf schools offering lessons. For days away from the beach, excellent hiking can be enjoyed on one of the famous neighbouring moors, choose from Exmoor, Dartmoor or Bodmin.

Features
Essential
  • No Smoking
  • Strictly No Single Night Stays
  • Heating
  • No Dogs
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/freezer
Bed/Bath
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Towels (beach)
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Sonos/Smart Speaker
  • Stereo music system
Outside
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Cleaning service
Nearby
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Markets
  • Beach (sea)
  • Golf
  • Boat trips
  • Bird watching
  • Tennis
  • Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • Cycling
  • Wildlife
  • Wellbeing
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
£800-1400 per week
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
Availability
How to book

Blackbird Blackbird is managed by Bonny Shanks.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Bonny Shanks.

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

Low Season
January, February (excluding half term), March, October (excluding half term), November, December.
Week £800
Mon-Thu £400
Fri-Sun £503

Mid-Season
February Spring half term, April, May (excluding half term and bank holiday). September, October Autumn half term
Week £1000
Mon-Thu £500
Fri-Sun £629

High Season
Easter Weekend, Early Bank Holiday May, Summer half term incorporating second May bank holiday, June, early July
Week £1200
Mon-Thu £600
Fri-Sun £754

Peak Season
July school holiday, August, Christmas and New Year.
Week £1400
Mon-Thu £700
Fri-Sun £880


Fridays and Mondays are arrival and departure days
Check in is 3pm
Check out is 10am

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