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.

Ashley's Shack

3008

6.2 miles W of Dartmouth / Sleeps 2 + cot*

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking

7 Nights from  £340

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

Nearest pub

The New Inn Morleigh (1 ½ miles)

This pub dates all the way back to the 17th century and was at one time the original courtroom for the Standborough Hundred District. These days traditional food is served seven evenings a week plus Sunday lunch. Booking is recommend even in the quieter months as they have a strong local reputation for good steaks and generous portions.

Nearest beach

Blackpool Sands (6 ¼ miles)

Just around the corner from Dartmouth, Blackpool Sands is known for its clear waters. Backed by heavily wooded cliffs, this crescent-shaped beach is one of the prettiest in the area and being privately managed means it is clean with good facilities.

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

August 2020

Not sand!

Shingley and crowded but well-managed. Nice cafe.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

A Great Beach

A beautiful privately managed beach with an excellent cafe. The beach is shingle with 2 sand pits for children (or adults) to make sand castles.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

A great cafe

A beautiful, well protected beach with a great cafe. Not a sand beach and forget the surf boards because it shelves steeply.

Nearest walk

Blackawton Walks (2 ¾ miles)

Blackawton is a quaint village situated in the rolling hills of South Devon. There are lots of options for walks in the area, many with views over Start Bay and surrounding moorland. Take a look at the community website which has a map of footpaths in the area.

Nearest town

Harbertonford (1 mile)

A working village set on a tributary of the River Dart, there are local shops, a church and pub all set around this brookside location. It was very much a cottage industry settlement as recently as the 1950s, with wool and edge tool mills. Now, it's a pretty little south Devon village, typical of the area and perfect for a stroll to appreciate the vernacular.

Also nearby

Greenway (5 ½ miles)

Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.

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

Miss Waller August 2020

Beautiful!

Amazing grounds and lovely views of the Dart.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lovely day out

This house is in the most beautiful spot, you could really imagine living there. The gardens are gorgeous and the walk beside the river is great for body and soul - look out for the resident seal!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pitty August 2019

Well worth a visit

The setting exquisite. Such lovely views. A walk to the boathouse a must. Trails for the children excellent.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Viv Chandler May 2012

Enjoyed by All

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

An inspirational place!

This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

'The Loveliest Place in the World'

Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

Bantham (11 miles)

Bantham Beach is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has numerous awards tucked under its sandy belt. Overlooking Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can take the famous sea tractor and head to the island or sit and enjoy the views from the shore. A great surfing beach, the huge swathes of sand and sea allow plenty of space for everyone. Well-provisioned and life guarded in the summer, Bantham is a fantastic family-friendly beach.

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

September 2008

Privately owned beach open to the public. A truly beautiful beach. Wide sands, surfing and wind-surfing, rock pools and a delightfully gentle introduction to the South West Coast Path with views over Burgh Island. No dogs allowed during the summer months. Charge made for car parking.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Great family fun beach

Lovely beach with little coves to hide away in, rock pools and lovely clean sandcastle sand; wide enough for kite buggies, best surfing beach on the south coast along with Bigbury on Sea beach opposite. Burgh Island out to sea with its restored evocative 1930's hotel clinging to the edge was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Island as well as a number of Agatha Christie novels! Dogs allowed on the beach Oct- April and then along the far right hand side (west) during the remainder of the year. Beach balls and skimboards etc plus coffees and teas available from the post office cafe back in the village- great estuary view while sipping away on the deck out back. Lunch or supper in the Sloop pub- best to pre book in season

Dartmouth (6 miles)

Historically, Dartmouth was of strategic importance as a port used in the crusades of 1147 and 1190. Dominated by Britannia Royal Naval College, it has two fortified castles protecting the mouth of the River Dart. There are many historical buildings, a cobbled market place, shops, galleries, gourmet restaurants and delicatessens. National Trust Gardens, the South West Coast Path and clean beaches are nearby.

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

Miss Waller August 2020

Lovely!

Travelled there by steam train and then went out on the steam paddle ship. Lovely town and great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Waller August 2020

Lovely!

Travelled there by steam train and then went out on the steam paddle ship. Lovely town and great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pitty August 2019

Brilliant

So much to do. Beautiful harbour. Good shopping, great eateries. Lots of boating/kayaking opportunities.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

Dartmouth

A bustling town with good shopping and art galleries and other galleries. If you want to park in Dartmouth town centre you will have to get there early or there is Park & Ride at the top of the town.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Clark April 2012

Dartmouth

Stunning location and very picturesque


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

A nice vibe

A bustling town with many good restaurants, some good shopping and a growing reputation for art galleries. Try tapas at Browns Hotel.

The Sportsman's Arms (3 ¼ miles)

A family pub with West Country ales and fresh local homecooked produce. Game is their specialty and they are apparently renowned for their Sunday carvery.

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

Mr Milne September 2019

Excellent evening meals

Carvery on Friday, Saturday and Sunday very good.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Childs October 2016

Mr and Mrs Childs.

We stayed close by Monday to Friday . We had an evening meal and a couple of drinks here. Just wanted to say what a fantastic meal, with a lovely, warm open fire and atmosphere, friendly staff and local ales. Thank You.

Woodlands Leisure Park (2 ¼ miles)

Lots of indoor play here plus some alarming looking rides outside. You'll need a full day here.

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

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A very good half day out and well worth it. My 7 & 9 year old loved it especially the one 'big' ride, The Pirate Boat. Some lovely animals including Raccoons, deer, Emus, Pygmy goats and of course the snakes in the reptile house. Good value food and drinks too. Grandmother really enjoyed it too and thought it was great value for money.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Bramworth June 2011

A mixture of activities to suit all ages (height restriction on many rides)…you will need a full day in here.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

A Great Day out

Woodlands has something for everyone, a very large 5 storey indoor play area where children of all ages can let off steam on a wet day. Lots of out door activities including a castle with a sand base and a play village with lots of little shops and schools for young children and lots of rides and watershoots for older kids. It is all nicely done within a wooded area and so many things to do it takes two days to see it all!

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