Walk up the little path through three acres of grounds and woods and there you'll find delightful Ashley's Shack, sat in an idyllic spot up above a large lake. Painted a pretty pale blue inside with its own sheltered patio and beautiful views over the lake, this charming cabin is the perfect place for a romantic break in the South Hams.
Inside is just as special as outside, with all you could need - including a large comfy bed strewn with gorgeous linen, throws and cushions, a cosy wood-burner to cuddle up in front of, a galley kitchen for rustling up scrummy suppers and a small but perfectly formed shower-room.
The sheltered patio - with a barbecue, table and chairs - is a lovely place for an evening drink or meal on a summer's night. The owners even provide a lovely box of locally-made goodies, including their own home-made honey and local cheeses. You may well decide just to stay put, soaking up the sounds of the dawn chorus in the early morning and the owls to-whit ta-whooing across the woods in the evenings.
With little or no light pollution the stars can be amazing, however we would recommend bringing a torch as the walk up to Ashley's Shack from the car park can be quite dark if there's no moon. Be sure to also bring some bird books and possibly something on the stars, as you will no doubt consult them both.
Found on the main road between Totnes, with its interesting Friday morning market and eco-friendly shopping centre, and Dartmouth, with its proud naval tradition, this is a fantastic spot. There can be some road noise, but the site is just so gorgeous we have no doubt you will be enchanted.
There are some great beaches and coves to explore in the South Hams, not least Blackpool Sands - one of Devon's loveliest beaches - which is just a short drive. So do your exploring during the day knowing you will return to this wonderful spot in the evening to unwind and relax.
On arrival, don't worry about dragging your luggage along the path, the owners provide a tractor to carry all your supplies up to this lovely cabin. Poppy Yurt is found elsewhere on the same site but you will be quite private. This is a real piece of rural heaven and perfect for a truly relaxing break.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner. Electric 2 ring hob, combination microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle. King-size double bed (5')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Please take care with a young child due to the location near the lake. Please note, this property has a private water supply (tested regularly). *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and gas barbecue
- Logs for wood-burner
Welcome to Ashley's Shack!
Ashley's Shack tucked into the woodland with the pond below.
Ashley's Shack is a delightful cabin for two, in an equally delightful location.
The inside is gorgeous, with a soft blue and white colour scheme.
The inside is really roomy, with all you could need for a comfortable stay.
Throw open the double doors and enjoy inside-outside living.
Dining al fresco is a must - treat yourself to a scrummy breakfast whilst deciding the day's plans.
Sit back and relax in the great outdoors - bliss!
Ashley's is sat up above a large lake covered in water lilies in the summer months.
Stunning inside and out.
The king-size bed provides the perfect place to rest your head.
An idyllic place to spend a few days or more.
Pretty as a picture.
There's a squishy sofa and dining area too.
The warming wood-burner ensures year-round cosiness.
You are more than welcome to borrow a book.
Dramatic Dartmoor is well worth a visit.
Cosy up by the wood-burner of an evening.
Of course, in true luxury glamping style, there is an en suite shower-room.
Every little detail has been thoughtfully provided and put together.
In-keeping with the lovely blue colour scheme.
Charming details all-round.
Of course, there is hot and cold running water.
The lovely welcome hamper provided by the owners.
Your welcome to Ashley's Shack.
There is a combination microwave.
As well as a two-ring hob.
Or perhaps you will prefer to cook up a storm on the barbecue.
A perfect place to getaway from the everyday.
You have your own sheltered patio with a barbecue and table and chairs - lovely for an evening drink or meal on a summer's night.
Dine inside or out, the choice is yours.
Sit back and relax, a good book and your favourite tipple in-hand.
With little or no light pollution the stars can be amazing here.
The lovely owners keep cute sheep and chickens on-site.
Ashley's sits up above a lake, a lovely place to sit by for a while.
A haven for wildlife - what kinds of birds will you spot?
Looking from the other side of the lake - such beautiful grounds.
An aerial view of Ashley's Shack tucked into the woodland overlooking the pond. Here you can also see Poppy Yurt, they are both private from each other with plenty of space for all.
There are so many lovely places to visit along the beautiful River Dart, including the infamous naval town of Dartmouth and its castle.
There are some great beaches and coves to explore in the South Hams, not least Blackpool Sands - one of Devon's loveliest beaches - which is just a short drive.