New Devon holiday resort will bring California to the West Country

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Posted Monday, June 14, 2021 - 12:21pm

Bookings are now being taken for the newly refurbished Clawford Lakes Resort and Spa, a stunning 80-acre holiday destination that is set to be one of the most desirable leisure locations in the UK. 

Currently in development following major planning permission being secured, and set to open to its first guests in Autumn 2021, the exclusive Clawford Lakes Resort and Spa will be home to a selection of high-end holiday accommodation, carefully nestled around its 17 lakes to create one of the most beautiful escapes in the country. 

Exclusive Accommodation at Clawford Lakes 

Accommodation types will include luxury self-catering lodges, complete with private hot tubs, floating lodges which are built right over the lakes with a private floating terrace, angling pods and the special and unique luxury cocoons. The cocoons boast an exclusive-to-the-UK design, with the only others currently located in Big Sur, California and Auckland, New Zealand, provided by the manufacturer ‘Autonomous Tents’. The structures are built from a tensile skin and feature a beautiful wooden frame design at one end with huge floor-to-ceiling windows that give guests a breath-taking view over the lake. They come complete with all home comforts, including a bathroom and equipped cooking facilities. 

One-of-a-Kind Facilities 

Easily accessible by car, despite its remote location, Clawford Lakes Resort and Spa will offer a range of luxury holiday accommodation and leisure options that are currently unavailable in this part of Devon. 

As well as providing spectacular high-quality accommodation, from Spring 2022 Clawford Lakes Resort and Spa will also feature a Honka-built swimming pool and spa facility right on one of the lakes. The Scandinavian design will perfectly marry with the remote countryside and will be made with the highest-spec raw materials to create a calm and sophisticated leisure centre, complete with sauna, treatment rooms and infinity pool right on the lakeside. 

Guests will also be able to take advantage of Clawford Lakes’ excellent waterside location, with course fishing, paddle boarding, cycling, leisure walks and bushcraft activities all available from Spring 2022.  

The site will also include a quality restaurant and bar, providing an exclusive menu created using the very best local produce. 

Perfect for Short- and Long-Term Stays 

The site is 22 miles north of Dartmoor National Park, and just a 30-minute drive from Cornwall’s north coast, making it a perfect base for visitors who want to spend time in Devon as well as exploring Bude, Padstow and St. Ives. 

Whilst some of Clawford Lakes’ accommodation is available for short holiday rentals, the luxury lodges with hot tubs are also available for holiday home purchase. The lodges will be on sale as pre-furnished holiday homes available to use year-round for personal use, as well as offering the opportunity for owners to generate an income from letting out their lodge. Clawford Lakes offer letting management, and a cleaning and laundry service between lettings to make the transitions as easy as possible and as hands-off as desired for owners, and excellent ground management is included in the site fees. 

Stephen Twiss, CEO at Lakeshore Leisure Group commented:  “Set in this incredible rural valley, Clawford Lakes Resort and Spa has an amazing 30 acres of lakes and is quite simply the perfect canvas to design a very special self-catering holiday experience.  

With UK holidays growing in popularity, we wanted to offer a new benchmark of quality for Devon’s visitors and holiday homeowners. By being incredibly sensitive to the beautiful natural site we have, respecting the habitats of the wildlife and supporting the local community, we’ve created a holiday destination that rivals the fashionable outdoor getaways typically seen outside the UK.  

Clawford Lakes Resort and Spa is all about connecting with the outdoors, taking time to take a breath and enjoy the natural world, whilst enjoying stunning well-designed accommodation and facilities that really make the most of the views surrounding you.” 

Sensitive to the Local Community  

Clawford Lakes Resort and Spa will be a fantastic economic driver for North Devon, helping support local communities, not just in the holiday season, but from Spring 2022 onwards will be open all year round. The site is generating nearly 100 jobs for people in the local area and the company is passionate about reducing the number of second-home purchases in the nearby towns and villages. By providing new luxury lodges for those who want to buy a holiday home in the South West, at a fraction of the price for comparable waterside properties in nearby towns, Clawford Lakes Resort and Spa is promoting the reduction of second home purchases and leaving local housing for existing residents.  

Book Now 

Clawford Lakes Resort and Spa will open in Autumn 2021. Bookings can be made for holiday lets at and luxury holiday lodges will be available for viewing and purchase from Summer 2021. Lodge purchase prices range from £125k to £240k for a generous 50 year lease.  

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