The Cow Shed is a fabulous brand new barn conversion in a beautiful setting, with a huge patio, meadow and far reaching views.
The patio is fully enclosed and beyond is the meadow, which is a wonderful space for you to enjoy.
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.
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 is plenty of room on the comfortable sofas for everyone to snuggle up and relax after a long day exploring your holiday destination.
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.
Enjoy a refreshing beverage in the sunshine.
Such a relaxing space to soak up the sun, or enjoy the shade, and breathe in the countryside air.
A perfect quiet corner to read a book...
...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.
This is the second double bedroom - with a 'zip and link' bed in case you want it to be set up as twin beds.
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.
Cook up a storm on the barbecue.
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.
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.
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.

The Cow Shed

2977

4.3 miles N of Okehampton / Sleeps 4 + cot

7 Nights from £434 - £998

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Red Lion Exbourne (250 yards)

A traditional pub in the heart of the village. It's a great place to visit for decent beer but sadly no longer serves food.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2017

Great pub, and they serve a fantastic Sunday lunch - highly recommended!

Nearest beach

Instow Beach (20 miles)

A great beach for children with acres of sand at low tide, shallow waters and usually calm seas. There are plenty of facilities nearby in the village. Dog restrictions apply so please check locally.

Nearest walk

Broadwoodkelly Walk (2 ½ miles)

A four mile ramble on quiet country lanes, tracks and footpaths over fields (watch out for the mud in inclement weather!) Full route details are available on the Web site and limited parking is available outside the church or village hall.

Nearest town

Hatherleigh (4 miles)

Set on the Tarka Trail just north of Okehampton, Dartmoor, bury yourself in the local way of life by staying in a quaint little Devon town. And by little we mean the smallest tow in Devon. But don't worry, it's got three pubs.

Also nearby

The Granite Way (4 ¾ miles)

This cycle and walking route runs for 11 miles between Lydford and Okehampton along a disused railway line. The route forms part of the National Cycle network with Okehampton the most popular start point where bicycles can be hired locally. The off road track has the advantage of being mostly traffic free. Meldon Viaduct offers spectacular views across the moors.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Allen March 2018

Ahh the sound of traffic!

I love walking, but I couldn't wait to get off this one. We made it from Okehampton to the Meldon Viaduct before abandoning The Granite Way and heading to the moors - it was the only way to escape the A30's roaring traffic! The subsequent walk through the valley to Meldon reservoir and over the moors to Shortacombe was great though!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Mearns September 2015

Kid friendly cycle

Start from the station where you can hire bikes ( we bought our own) there is a youth hostel there in case you need to pick up basic supplies like chocolate and water! I did this with my 5 year old boy- it was not great weather but we cycled to meld on viaduct and back in less than an hour ( total of about 4 miles) and it was enjoyed by both of us - some lovely views and a nice safe easy ride- the only bit on the road is from the very quiet station to the start of the path ( we did this on a rainy day in August)


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe February 2015

Great for the average cyclist

The cycleway starts at the old Okehampton Station (you can park right there) and is very easy to follow. There are a few gentle hills - nothing that strenuous - so it really is suitable for all ages and abilities. The scenery is beautiful - I'd recommend stopping off at the Bearslake Inn for a swift refreshment! - and it's very easy for an averagely fit cyclist to ride from Okehampton down to Lydford Gorge and back in around 4 hours with time for stop offs.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Warburton November 2011

From Okehampton station join the Granite Way Walk (cycle route 27) which follows the Dartmoor railway line. It is predominantly tarmac so no dirty puddles to avoid and ideal for bike riders of all ages, with only gentle inclines. A comfortable 3 mile walk will take you to Meldon Viaduct which gives stunning views over the moor and Meldon Reservoir Dam. Another mile or so gets you to the reservoir. At the Viaduct there is a converted railway carriage which provides a small cafe - seems only to be open at weekends which is a real shame as mid week in half term there were plenty of walkers and cyclists who I'm sure would have stopped for a welcome cuppa !

Farmer Luxtons Farm Shop (4 miles)

Local produce, keeping food miles to a minimum.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Bishop August 2011

Farmer Luxtons Friendly First Class Food

Stuart Luxton and his family and team pride themselves on quality produce, properly hung meat and friendly, knowledgeable service. Purchasing meat from here isn't just a trip to the butchers, but a truly first class customer service experience. Sellers of veg, pies, proper butter, milk, ice-cream etc, we would thoroughly recommend Farmer Luxtons.

The Burrow underground shop and cafe (250 yards)

When their only local shop closed, the residents formed a committee and raised the funds for a new build that wouldn't look out of place on 'Grand Designs'. Go for the architectural experience, stay for the cafe, come away with local produce.

RHS Rosemoor (12 miles)

Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Roses Galore!

The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.

Castle Drogo (11 miles)

England's youngest castle, designed by Lutyens and built of Dartmoor granite with all the mod-cons of the 1920's. At 300 metres high, it catches the wildest of Dartmoor’s weather. Try a spot of croquet on the croquet lawn or amble through the garden and miles of walks in the Teign Gorge.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ms Robson June 2013

Beautiful gardens, but castle is a bit of a building site

Visited Castle Drogo on a beautiful sunny warm day. The gardens are superb and the castle very interesting but as extensive building works are in progress, it is difficult to judge how it would look in normal times.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Burns September 2012

castle drogo to fingle bridge

Although only built in 1910 well worth visit, a real reminder of past living with contents on display with handy guide book. The walk down to Fingle Bridge and return via the river is a must.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Bennett June 2012

Last great manor house built in England

This grand house can be seen by a superb and fascinating tour. The history of Castle Drogo and its owners is a marvellous tale. Very pleasant walking offered as well.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

The last castle to be built in England. This remarkable 20th Century fortress stands high above the Teign Gorge on Dartmoor.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe March 2010

Fabulous walks

Although the castle itself is closed at some times out of season (for cleaning, maintenance etc) the beautiful walks around the estate are always open. The walk down through the woodland and along the bottom of the gorge are breathtaking (literally, on the way back up!) - but there is the option of popping into the pub halfway around!

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