Portmile Lodges is a collection of contemporary lodges nestled close to a pretty little harbour near Dawlish. Set in the picturesque village of Cockwood in South Devon, the lodges are within easy reach of the local sandy beaches, and the landscaped grounds mean every lodge is the perfect place to unwind.
Open plan designs and elegant decors mean every lodge feels like a home from home, and features such as hot tubs, private decking and crackling woodburners make them all the more inviting. If you’re content just to stay close to your lodge, you’ll have views of the surrounding countryside to help you feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of home, and for those days when you want to explore South Devon you’ll find beaches, attractions and walks within easy reach.
In fact, between Easter and the end of October you can catch the passenger ferry from Starcross to the beach resort of Exmouth on the other side of the estuary. Home to a sandy beach that rolls on for two miles, Exmouth's a popular spot with kite surfers, kayakers and windsurfers, or if you're not feeling energetic just pick a spot on the sand and enjoy the atmosphere.
Welcoming hot tubs
Picture this…lying back in the bubbles of your own private hot tub with the breeze in your hair and nothing for miles but countryside...several of our Portmile lodges offer the little luxury of a bubbling hot tub just outside, so it’s as easy as stepping outside to sink beneath the water and let the troubles of home wash away. If you’re going to be spending long days out exploring the rest of South Devon, the hot tubs make a welcoming sight for the weary, and the views look all the better from inside the tub!
The little touches make all the difference don’t they? And that’s why every lodge has its own woodburner inside to make evenings at Portmile cosy affairs. Whether you’re relaxing with friends or curling up with a special someone, the crackling woodburner adds a homely feel to each lodge that makes a stay even more special. You’ll be free to watch the evening close in from the warmth of your hot tub before stepping inside to the glow of the woodburner…now that’s country living…
Discover South Devon
One of the things we love most about Portmile Lodges is that they’re within easy reach of some of the finest beaches in South Devon. Dawlish Warren is just a five minute drive away, and it’s home to so many fairground-style attractions the kids will be entertained even before they see the sand. Dawlish is just a few minutes further along the coast, and it’s the kind of long sandy beach where there’s even space for the whole family on the warmest of days.
The little village of Cockwood has the kind of harbour you only see on postcards, and the historic pub right beside it makes the perfect spot to sit outside and watch the boats come and go.