The Cow Shed offers space and tranquillity the patio is fully enclosed and beyond is the meadow, which is a wonderful space for you and your hound to enjoy.
There is plenty of room on the comfortable sofas for everyone to snuggle up and relax after a long day exploring your holiday destination.
The contemporary kitchen/dining-room not only suits the cottage perfectly, but has everything you need to enjoy your holiday here, with plenty of worktop space too.
This is the second double bedroom - with a 'zip and link' bed in case you want it to be set up as twin beds.
This wonderful space is all for you. The meadow spreads out directly in front of the cottage - there is even a hammock at the far end.
The Cow Shed is a fabulous barn conversion in a beautiful setting, with a huge patio, meadow and far reaching views.
This is the edge of village setting. The owners' farmhouse is set back from the cottage and so you will have plenty of privacy. The village has a CAMRA pub and a wonderful village shop/cafe.
Even the utility-room between the kitchen and the downstairs bathroom has style!
This home-from-home is the perfect place to enjoy a sweet treat.
Enjoy a relaxing meal with stunning countryside views.
There's also a beautiful wooden desk to write postcards to loved ones.
The living-room has fabulous French windows out onto the patio - with that great view beyond.
Such a relaxing space to soak up the sun, or enjoy the shade, and breathe in the countryside air.
...or just put your feet up with a glass in hand!
The downstairs bathroom has been beautifully designed, with a lovely deep bath as well as a walk-in shower.
This gorgeous bedroom has a wonderful sleigh bed. Elegant and stylish, it is the perfect space to curl up and enjoy a peaceful night's sleep.
There is plenty of light and all the other touches make this a really welcoming room.
Luxurious soft furnishings and bedding add to the experience here.
The option of twin beds adds flexibility to this wonderful home.
There is a very useful separate shower-room on the first floor.
The little touches really make this feel like home.
Authentic features add to the charm of this barn conversion.
Rustic but sylish, this property finds the perfect balance between the two.
The setting is just lovely for al fresco meals with a panoramic view.
Enjoy a refreshing beverage in the sunshine.
Cook up a storm on the barbecue.
The amazing view directly in front of the cottage and its patio. Yours to make the most of.
There is plenty of parking right next to the cottage and there is also an undercover parking space if you wish to use it.
Discover delightful Dartmoor either by bike or on foot.
Cuteness overload!
The pretty river Dart.
The north coast has some stunning beaches, this is Bude.
Walk for miles along the coast path of north Devon.

The Cow Shed


4.3 miles N of Okehampton / Sleeps 4 + cot

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7 Nights from £550

It's a lovely property. It's ideally positioned on the North of Dartmoor with beautiful access to the North and South of Devon. The property has amazing aspect and views. Richard and Kerry were the perfect hosts.

We booked a short three night stay very last minute for over New Years, and so glad we did. The cottage was very well furnished and comfortable. As another reviewer had said, it feels like it's been thought about rather than just using old furniture. The location is great, whilst we didn't go to any of the local pubs, it only a short way to get onto some fantastic walks. Our dogs relaxed immediately and adored the under floor did we! It was also good having the enclosed patio so that they could go outside without worrying. The cake and prosecco was a wonderful touch. We loved it so much we're going to book another stay in Feb and again for next Christmas.

We had a super stay at the cow shed - they’ve thought of everything you need and it’s decorated in a cosy neutral palette to help you relax and unwind.

We stayed in the Cowshed for 5 nights in early October 2021, and loved the place. It has a calm warm feeling about the place and is ideally located for visits across Devon and Cornwall. The local shop is very well stocked and met all of our needs. The weather was very kind to us but have no doubt the central heating (under floor heating downstairs) is more than capable of keeping even the coldest person warm and toasty. We thoroughly enjoyed the Cowshed and happily recommend it.

A perfect country location, ideal for holidaying with a dog. Beautifully equipped, very comfy beds, great views and everything you need for a relaxing time.

We enjoyed our stay at this cottage very much. Beautiful views and peaceful setting near a friendly village.

What a gem of a cottage! Setting beautiful, and ambiance divine. We loved our week there despite the weather! John, Roz & Alice the dog

If you are looking for a quiet, comfortable place with good views to spend a week or so, this is perfect.

We had a great stay with Pete and Sam - the house was immaculate and beautifully presented - could not fault it in any way. The coffee and walnut cake was also excellent!

Returning here for our second visit, we we’re more than happy to be able to enjoy this secluded retreat given that COVID-19 is on the rise again. The setting is at the edge of the village, so we were able to keep ourselves out of the way of the locals, which we felt was our responsibility to do in the current state of pandemic. We ventured to the beach at Bude in the early mornings to walk the dog a couple of times, but mostly we tried to respect the fact that we had travelled into an area with a very low infection rate and keep ourselves to ourselves.
The weather was extremely kind to us and we enjoyed having the doors open wide to soak up the sunshine as well as the peace and quiet most days. Millie the dog enjoyed having the field to run in and watching the many House Martins which were in abundance this year.

A beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings.

It was actually better than the photos. Beautiful little barn in a stunning location. Central location so could get to most attractions relatively quickly. We will definately return.

Lovely stay in beautiful accommodation despite the weather but then it was the beginning of November. Loved the under floor heating as did our dog and all the board games Many thanks Viv & Andy (+ Maisy the dog)

It was very peaceful.Our furry friend loved it ??.The field in front of cottage was lovely for our dog he certainly loved his walkies in It .

Stunning property and very comfortable. The grounds are well kept and underfloor heating is amazing

This was our second stay in the cottage and we would be happy to stay there again.

Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and spacious, amazing view and Raffles, my cocker spaniel, loved his private meadow for the week. Plan to return next year.

This is an amazing property as I have said it is like staying in a "Homes and Gardens" palace - loved the peace and tranquility, the owls and hedgehogs at night and the birds and rabbits during the day. Couldn't fault it!

Perfect cottage for a relaxing get away with dogs. Lovely secure field in front of cottage for dogs to play in. Owners were friendly and gave us a very warm welcome. Ideal location for visiting Dartmoor and east and west coasts.

The Cow Shed was lovely one of the best we have stayed in. The attached meadow was wonderful for our dog she loved it. This is the property we will be returning to next year.

This house is very well located in an area of silence. The owners are giving you a warm welcome with cake and cider and during the stay they provide you full privacy. The house is lovely and perfect. We visited e.g. Clovelly, Salcombe, Torquay, Lydford Gorge and various filmlocation of Poldark in Cornwall. The Cow Shed house and the amazing area of Devon and Cornwall gave us an unforgettable vacation!!

Lovely cottage, couldn't fault it, lovely cake and cider waiting for us when we arrived

The cow shed had the wow factor, it had a very secure garden so Archie our dog was safe. The view from the property was amazing. The inside was decorated very tastefully and to a high standard. The beds were very comfy.

Accomidation spot on amenities high standard

reflection in the price against the offering of cottage, its over priced

Reply from Classic Cottages

We were interested in your thoughts on pricing, although we'd have to disagree. We do carefully consider each individual cottage's price for every week of the year, and we feel that The Cow Shed is very accurately priced and provides a good quality and well located holiday base. We're sorry that it wasn't quite what you were looking for. Tanya, Customer Support

This is truly a super cottage and grounds. Thank you also to the owners for warm welcome on arrival with home-made cake and local cider. Decorated tastefully throughout - everything is of high quality and in great condition. Extremely thoughtfully designed with our enjoyment, comfort and needs in mind. Very dog-friendly too with enclosed patio as well as huge field, dog treats, toys, poo bags, food and water bowls. Guests should know that the local pub, The Red Lion, is a good beer pub but, sadly, no longer serves food.

Reply from Classic Cottages

It's great to hear that you and your pooch enjoyed your stay so much and that you were made to feel welcome. What a shame to hear that the local pub no longer serves food - we'll update our description. Alison, Customer Support

The Cow Shed is set in a lovely position, very peaceful. It is very well equipped and the beds are really comfortable. The field to the front is very well kept and is great if you are taking a dog, with lots of space to chase after a ball. We had a lovely relaxing holiday and would definitely like to visit again.

Excellent property in a great location that has fantastic views. If your looking for a dog friendly property that is fantastic inside look no further.

Excellent property exactly as described in the brochure. It worked perfectly for us and our dog. We expect to return.

This was the most relaxing break away. Made to feel very welcome by the locals at the Red Lion Pub. Gorgeous place which has been furnished to a very high standard.

Lovely and cozy excellent underfloor heating.

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the cottage, really relaxing in fabulous surroundings. Absolutely fabulous for dogs with the large field for them to run whilst you relax on the terrace. Would love to return, many thanks.

Very cosy clean & comfortable.

Beautiful and stylish renovation. Attention to detail and high quality property.

Everything about The Cow Shed endorses the level of thought and attention to detail that has gone into producing this beautiful accommodation. It is furnished to a very high standard and is both welcoming and relaxing. The Cow Shed is a fabulous place to unwind, in a quiet village location with walks on the doorstep as well as stunning countryside surrounding you. Would definitely recommend this slice of Devonshire heaven!

Excellent cottage, easily in the top 3 or 4 we've had from Classic and we've had a lot. Wonderful location and cottage was faultless. I've a feeling we may be returning.

Lovely property and a lovely quiet location, would stay again!

It was home from home, everything we needed for a great holiday, pity about the weather but that's the UK for you! We had a lovely time and hope to return some day, thanks Kerry and Martin from Staffordshire...

You arrive and can immediately settle in with tea/coffee. What more can you want after travelling. Salt/pepper/washing up liquid may not seem of concern until you need them...but not an issue at the Cow Shed.

Lovely stylish and comfortable cottage which is dog friendly in a great little village.

A well-equipped cottage, with a huge garden. It's location is very quiet, yet easily accessible and makes for an excellent gateway to many activities around Devon; walks, cycling, Dartmoor, beaches, and the family's favourite - Dragon Archery that can be found on the route out to Bude. We would be very happy to stay here again.

This is a lovely cottage that we really felt at home in. It is decorated and furnished brilliantly and has all you need, including a very good book and music library! We recommend booking ahead for the Dragon Archery - a lot of fun 20 minutes drive away.

A beautiful cottage in peaceful and tranquil surroundings. The local people are extremely friendly. A good deal of joviality was had in the local pub to make us welcome as well, when we arrived having our first meal there.

Location is very peaceful The kitchen is well stocked with plenty of pots and pans Good size bedrooms Plenty of books and dvd's for rainy days

Beautifully decorated and just as lovely as the pictures look. Fully enclosed patio area for the dogs with stones and slabs. The grassy area is huge and the weather was warm and sunny for us so nice to sit out on the deck chairs with a glass of wine in the evening. You need to have well-trained dogs in the field area as that part is not fully enclosed. The shower was amazing and powerful and the bedrooms were very large with plenty of storage space for your clothes. The beds were comfortable and it was quiet out in the country. Only a short stroll to nice pub just up the lane with very friendly staff and the pub accepts dogs inside. The furnishings looked like they were planned by an interior designer, very pretty. You didn't feel like you were just given all the left-over stuff that the owners no longer wanted like you find in some cottages. The only thing to be aware of is that the cottage is immediately behind the owner's house and you can see them in their back garden from every aspect of the back of the cottage. Perfect location for exploring Dartmoor park with some beautiful walks. Waitrose just a 7 minute drive from the cottage in Okehampton and there were some really nice walks and a pretty park in that town as well. Would definitely recommend.

Fantastic views over breath taking countryside.

We had a lovely stay, The Cow Shed is beautiful and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. I would highly recommend a stay here!

The Cow Shed is finished to the highest of standards and is so lovely you might never want to leave.

Liked everything.

Perfect! Lovely comfortable cottage with a well equipped kitchen and beautiful views across the Devon countryside. The fully enclosed patio is perfect and the meadow beyond ideal for dog walking or playing. Superb location for exploring Devon and the village has an excellent community shop and cafe.

It's clear a lot of thought ( and love) has gone into this. Loved the accommodation the great open field for the kids and the nice quiet village location and Rosie the cat was a great hit.

It was fantastic. We absolutely can't fault it.

The beds were very comfy, and although we didn't make use of the kitchen as we were mainly eating out, it did seem very well equipped. The two bathrooms are much appreciated and the rooms are light and airy.

The large field was superb and our girls loved running around and using the hammock.

It's location was perfect; being in a village with an excellent community shop/cafe and a pub which serves good meals ( ideal after the long trip on arrival day)- both of which are just 2 minutes walk, as well as being well situated for days out.

Good location for exploring Devon, beautifully restored property to a very high standard in a lovely village.

The property exceeded our expectations. It was beautiful, stylish classic and modern all at the same time. It was like a home away from home, warm and cozy. The kids loved it and so did the dog. What's not to like!

We had a Fabulous Honey Moon and we thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Cow Shed! The cottage was just how it was described and it was very clean and comfortable very well located for exploring devon and Cornwall, with fantastic views from the cottage... a very relaxing place with very nice home comforts. We will be recommending Classic Cottages to our friends and family.. very easy to book and efficient service. Many Thanks for Making our Honey Moon so memorable! The little touches of cake and ballon and bubbles made our day!! Lisa and Jim

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