General

Silver Birch is located at Stafford Moor in Winkleigh, North Devon. The lodges here are set amongst 67 acres of private fishing lakes and Devonshire countryside.

This brand new lodge is due to be completed by early June 2020 and will sleep up to 4 people in 2 ensuite bedrooms. There will be a cosy log burner in the open plan living area and a private hot tub to relax in. A maximum of 2 dogs will be accepted and there will be an enclosed garden area with dog washing facilities available.

This is the perfect location for those who enjoy coarse and carp fishing with 2 specimen lakes to choose from. Silver Birch has a private double swim in front of the lodge on Beatties specimen lake. Here a maximum of 2 anglers per lodge can fish for no extra charge however if an angler wanted to fish another swim on this lake then the normal specimen fishing charge would apply. For more information on the fishing, please see the fishing section.

Lovely walking and cycling opportunities are on your doorstep with the famous Tarka Trail just a short walk away.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Double bedroom with ensuite walk in shower, W/C & hand basin.

Twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom - bath with shower attachment, W/C & hand basin.

Sofa bed in the living area.

Separate W/C & hand basin.

Pets

Pet friendly - 2 dogs max.

Terms & Conditions

A £100 deposit is required on booking, balance is due 12 weeks beforehand.

£100 refundable security deposit.

Check in - 3pm & check out is 10am.

Electricity is included.

Sorry, no smoking in the lodges.

All bedding, bed linen, tea towels & bath towels are provided.

Same sex groups of up to 4 people are accepted.

Weekly breaks: Sat - Sat.

Location Information

Day fishing on Beatties Lake (specimen lake) - Here a maximum of 2 anglers per lodge can fish for no extra charge from the private double swim outside the lodge, however if an angler wanted to fish another swim on this lake then the normal specimen fishing charge would apply (£15 per day per person or £28 per person for every 24 hours).

Day fishing on Lodge Lake (specimen lake) - Fishing this lake is by prior arrangement only & there is an extra charge of £5. Pre booking on the specimen lakes is essential at the time of your booking to avoid disappointment.

Night fishing on the specimen lakes is by prior arrangement only & there is an extra charge of £15 for 24 hours.

There is a Tackle Shop onsite - Open from 9:30 - 5:00pm daily throughout the year. At weekends & on match days the shop will open at 8:30am, except for Mondays the shop is closed at 11am. We do not stock live bait.

Local Pubs - New Inn in Roburgh, Kings Arms in Winkleigh, The Duke of York at Iddesleigh, The Royal Oak & The Rams Head Inn in Dolton (The Duke of York at Iddlesleigh & Kings Arms in Winkleigh have free courtesy mini buses that can pick up guests & take them home after they have eaten).

Local Shops - Bakery, Off License & Post Office in Dolton.

Beaches - Westward Ho, Appledore & Clovelly are approx. 25 minutes away & the North Cornish resort of Bude is approx. 45 minutes away.

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Optional Extras

  • Cots & highchairs available upon request.

Terms & Conditions


Holidays Terms & Conditions

When booking a lodge a non-refundable deposit of £100.00 per week is required.

We will hold your reservation for up to five days, pending receipt of your written confirmation and initial payment.

The outstanding balance must be paid at least twelve weeks before arrival.

If your holiday is being arranged less than twelve weeks before arrival, payment must be paid in full.

Maximum of 2 dogs are allowed in our specimen lodges.

Our specimen lodges include fishing in front of your lodge with a maximum of 2 specimen anglers. If you wish to fish on another specimen swim on either Beatties or Lodge Lake there is the normal charge for this of £15 per day or £28 for every 24 hours which is to be paid and booked at the time of your booking.

No smoking in any of our lodges.

There will be a charge of an additional 15% for an extra man added to the maximum of four single males for the 6th man there will be an additional 10% extra charge.

A returnable deposit of £100.00 per lodge is required. This amount will be refunded to you one week after your departure providing everything has been left as you found it. An appropriate sum will be deducted for any damage or unnecessary damage left behind this also includes any missing items from the lodge, checks are made after your departure.

No Muddy boots/footwear to be worn inside the lodges.

The lodges and their contents must be left in the same condition as found on arrival and any damage must be paid for fully if in excess of returnable deposit taken.

All specimen lodges are equipped for a maximum of four persons. Please do not exceed this number.

We would ask you to bring a maximum of two vehicles as each lodge is only allocated two car parking spaces.

Please do not park on the grass.

Please place litter in the bins provided. We wish to keep Stafford Moor a tidy place for you all to enjoy.

No bait or tackle to be taken into accommodation, each lodge has a lockable tackle store.

Children up to the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult while fishing, NO swimming at any time, or entering the lakes at any time.

We do not accept any liability for any damage/injury or loss to any person of your group/party or for any vehicles/possessions, unless it was proven that we caused this to occur by a negligent act by ourselves or our employees here at Stafford Moor or by any contractors whilst acting in the course of employment.

Cancellation and Insurance

If you are forced to cancel your holiday we will endeavour to re-let the accommodation. Due to being a small family business, we regret all deposits are non-refundable.

We recommend you insure against cancellation of your booking through accident, illness or other unforeseen circumstances

Holiday Fishing Rules

In addition to normal Stafford Moor fishing rules:

Beattie's / Lodge Specimen Lake extra swims need to be reserved when booking your holiday to avoid disappointment. Day or night sessions available.

Property Features

  • Double bedroom with ensuite walk in shower, W/C & hand basin.
  • Twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom - bath with shower attachment, W/C & hand basin.
  • Separate W/C & hand basin.
  • Open plan living, dining & kitchen area.
  • Fully equipped kitchen - Dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, cooker with hob, toaster & kettle.
  • Kitchens are fully stocked with all of the equipment & utensils.
  • Dining area.
  • Living area furnished with sofas, coffee table & Free view TV with DVD player.
  • Sofa bed.
  • Cosy wood burning stove (logs available to buy onsite, charges apply).
  • Patio doors opening onto enclosed garden.
  • Private hot tub.
  • Dog washing facilities & dog bowls available.
  • Individual built in secure tackle & luggage stores.
  • Iron & ironing board provided.
  • All bedding, bed linen, tea towels & bath towels are provided.
  • Beds are made up for your arrival.
  • Parking available alongside.
  • All heating & electricity included.
  • Cots & highchairs available upon request.
  • WIFI available in the onsite shop.

Local Fishing Information



Stafford Moor Fishing

Important Information

  • BEATTIES LAKE:
  • Day fishing on Beatties Lake (specimen lake) - Here a maximum of 2 anglers per lodge can fish for no extra charge from the private double swim outside the lodge, however if an angler wanted to fish another swim on this lake then the normal specimen fishing charge would apply (£15 per day per person or £28 per person for every 24 hours).
  • 400 doubles with an average now around 20lbs and rising fast. 40+ twenties and thirties to 35lbs. Large eels nudging 10lbs and large perch to 4lbs.
  • 11 other swims available including the back bays, booking is essential.
  • All lodge guests will receive the key code for the gate to gain access to the specimen lakes.
  • LODGE LAKE:
  • Day fishing on Lodge Lake (specimen lake) - Fishing this lake is by prior arrangement only & there is an extra charge of £5. Pre booking on the specimen lakes is essential at the time of your booking to avoid disappointment.
  • Night fishing on the specimen lakes is by prior arrangement only & there is an extra charge of £15 for 24 hours.
  • Carp to 32LB Tench to 5lbs Eels and Perch over 5lb.
  • This lake is almost nine acres so plenty of water to go at ranging from deep water at the dam to 13 feet, to 2 acres of shallows at the westerly end.
  • All fishing must be pre-booked and paid for before going onto the lake. You can pay at reception/phone booking or using the self-service facility.
  • Children under 16 years of age are NOT permitted on our specimen lakes.

  • LAKE & FISHING RULES:
  • Beatties Specimen Lake swims need to be reserved to avoid disappointment. 12hr day or over night sessions available.
  • Carp mats /cradles are necessary on Beatties and Lodge Lake.
  • Anyone fishing on the specimen lakes must be in possession of Carp Care spray for wounds and abrasions. This is also for sale in our on site shop.
  • No sacking on Beatties or Lodge Lake at any time.
  • If using a bait boat on lodge or Beatties lake you must have an extra line attached, if your boat has to be retrieved by ourselves there is a £10 charge for this service.
  • Only Green/camouflage Bivvy's are allowed on our specimen lakes.
  • When taking any photos of fish here you must be low to the ground please do not take any photos while you are standing up.
  • Children are not permitted on the specimen lakes unless they are fishing with an adult which must be cleared with Jo first.
  • Any specimen angler wishing to bring along guests must book these guests in with Jo and pay the asking fee of £1.50 per day/£3 overnight charge per guest.
  • No Leadcore /no braided mainline allowed.
  • When fishing a float must be attached to the line (no overshotting).
  • Maximum of 8 pints of pellets to be used in any one day.
  • BARBLESS hooks only.
  • No lures or spinners to be used or treble hooks.
  • Pike fishing only permitted from 1st November - 1st March ONLY.
  • No method feeder/pellet feeders on pleasure lakes except from 31st October - 30th March (Guru X safe & Preston only).
  • Keep nets may be curtailed in warm weather.
  • 75 lbs maximum in a carp keep net, 30 lbs maximum in a silvers keep net.
  • Do not mix silver fish with carp in your nets they must be kept in separate keep nets.
  • A maximum of 3 rods on the specimen lake and 2 on pleasure lakes.
  • No peanuts or Tiger nuts.
  • No cat meat.
  • No live Bait.
  • No Elite/Halibut/High oil pellets allowed.
  • Only 2 tins of any meat (250g size) to be used in any one day minimum cube size 6mm only.
  • No loud music to be played on site at any time only radios on low permitted please be considerate to other anglers.
  • You must dip your keep nets, landing nets, unhooking mats, stink bags in the allocated bins at the site entrance before you fish, this motion is monitored by cctv cameras please help to protect our fish. (Please see notice board for start date).
  • Please be aware of ALL rules, if any rules are not abide with you will be asked to leave the fishery.
  • Please stretch out your keep nets 10 minutes before your nets enter the lake to allow the uv rays to kill any germs/bacteria.
  • All litter is to be placed in bins provided around the fishery failure to do so you would be asked to leave the fishery as we are passionate about keeping our fishery clean & tidy.
  • Fishing from marked pegs only.
  • We do not allow any reserving of pegs here at all, if you go to a peg you must fish that peg.
  • No gardening! If any plants/trees are causing you a problem please notify either Paul or Jo. Please do not attempt to cut/prune/damage the plants/trees.
  • Please treat fish with respect and enjoy your fishing.

Local Attractions

Exmoor

Dartmoor and Exmoor - The National Park of Dartmoor is close by with many attractions, Dartmoor Wildlife Park, Becky Falls, Otter Sanctuary and Pony Trekking.

Exmoor - is known as Lorna Doone land and in complete contrast to the vast open expanse of Dartmoor small valleys, gentle streams and huge trees make it hard to believe these two great moors can be so different but so close to each other in Devon.

Sea - Westward Ho, Appledore and Clovelly are some of the beautiful beaches of North Devon approximately 25 minutes away.

The English Riviera - is 1 hours drive away.

North Cornish resort of Bude - is approximately 45 minutes away with the more rugged coastline and surf.

Daily ferry - from Bideford to the wonderful Lundy Island to spot the puffins and the seals that live there.

For the children - there is Bideford's "Big Sheep", "Crealy Adventure Park" and "Milky Way Fun Park".

Golf - 18 hole Libbaton Golf Course.

Dartington Glass Factory - Based in Torrington this is the UK's only remaining glass factory.

RHS Rosemoor Gardens - Located in the beautiful Torridge Valley with an award winning restaurant. There are various activities and facilities for families including play areas and various sculptures, children’s trails and craft activities throughout school holidays.

Castle Drogo - National Trust dramatic castle overlooking the Teign Gorge.

Lydford Gorge - National Trust, the deepest gorge in the South West and has a spectacular 30m waterfall.