Exciting and fun activities are for many the main reason why they come to Skern Lodge, but your stay with us is carefully planned to ensure that all your basic needs are met. With comfortable accommodation and healthy, tasty meals, we ensure that each day you will get up with the energy you require to get the most from your stay.
When Skern moved from its original site at Diddywell in 1982; it took over the buildings and land of Watertown Farm which was established in 1705. Over the years the old buildings have been developed and new ones added to form todays centre.
The Lodge is a comfortable and practical centre and our accommodation reflects this. There are three separate accommodation areas, all with central heating, plenty of showers and comfy beds. Many of the rooms have expansive views across Northam Burrows and over the water. All the rooms have warm bedding and are made up ready for you. And of course staff and group leaders have their own en-suite room near their party group.
Back on site, we accommodate for over 200 people at one time, as well as the option of attending on a daily basis. We see over 10,000 people come through the door every year, with an average of 150 people per day that need at least one shower, toilet facilities, clean bedding, transportation, healthy feeding and watering. Therefore we try and reduce our impact in many ways. Whether it's the environmentally friendly cleaning materials, our investment in solar heating and solar power or buying locally produced or sourced food where possible.
At Skern Lodge we try and recycle as much as we can and encourage our guests to do the same. With plenty of recycling bins for plastic, cans and paper along with weekly collections for cardboard and glass, our waste reduction has improved year on year.
With 22 acres of land we also have a wide diversity of wildlife living and visiting the site. From flocks of curlews feeding in the front fields, swallows nesting in the eaves to many species of lichen growing on the stone walls. Working with the North Devon Wildlife Trust we have been able to increase the biodiversity of the wildlife within the grounds and provide safe havens for plants and animals to thrive.
Skern is not just a place for now, but with sustainability on site and at our activity locations, Skern is a place for the future.
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Menus are tailored to the clients staying with us each week. For corporate groups later meal times are arranged to fit in with a busy programme. For those who require, waited service can be quoted for. Whatever you choose, you will not go hungry.