This gorgeous and luxurious barn conversion has a huge open plan living, cooking, dining-area with French windows that open out onto the terrace... and of course the hot tub !
The Cow Shed is a superb top quality barn conversion with a contemporary interior, views for miles from the terrace and a great hot tub.
The terrace has wonderful rural views and a table and chairs as well as this relaxed seating for perfect outdoor living on a sunny day.
Dine in style! Why not order a delicious home-cooked meal from the owners? Special catering for celebrations can also be arranged.
Your four-legged friends will love that they have their own paddock to race around in, right next to the terrace.
This is the view across the terrace from the other direction - showing the table and chairs for al fresco dining. A gate in the wooden fence leads to the paddock
The comfy sofas and stylish armchairs flank the wood-burner. There is a short bannister to one side of the steps leading down into this room.
Imaginative details will surprise and delight you throughout the whole property.
Even the wall units in the kitchen are an ingenious and unique design.
The spacious entrance hall really sets the scene when you arrive
This is the master bedroom with its sumptuous super-king sized bed.
Laze in bed with views out over the surrounding countryside through the window
Every detail has been thought of - and all with  a touch of luxury.
The quality here speaks for itself.
The family bathroom on the first floor with a deep double-ended bath as well as a shower cubicle. The hand held shower attachment has been removed.
The shower in the family bathroom has a wonderful rainfall shower head.
This is the second first floor bedroom This room can also be made up as a king-sized double if you wish.
Bright colours balance with the gentle greys and soft whites.
Another view of this bedroom made up as twin beds.
Cool contemporary colours flow through the whole house
This is the ground floor double bedroom. Another very individually styled room
There are full length windows in this room and stylish plantation-style white blinds.
This is the en suite shower-room for the ground floor double bedroom.
Sink into this luxurious bed at the end of a strenuous day lounging in the hot tub.
This is the twin bedroom with its own style - spot the bedside tables!
This twin bedroom is also on the ground floor. The L shape of the room allows plenty of space for two guests sharing this room.
The views, the space and the style - The Cow Shed has it all.
You cannot help but be in the best of holiday moods here.
If you want to head for the coast, the famous Jurassic Coast is an easy drive from this property.

The Cow Shed

3198

9.3 miles NE of Honiton / Sleeps 8 + cot*

7 Nights from £686 - £1880

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

Nearest pub

Candlelight Inn (¼ mile)

A country pub in the heart of the Blackdown Hills, you can enjoy 'pints, pies & pork scratchings - or a nice glass of wine', as well as their locally produced menu.

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

March 2018

Without a doubt Best Pub in the Area

Excellent food and service, cosy atmosphere, proper pub, within easy walking distance of the Cowshed

Nearest beach

Lyme Regis Beach (15 miles)

A classic English seaside town with a flat and sandy beach. Lyme Regis’ most famous landmark is The Cobb, a pier that was immortalised by the John Fowles novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman.

Nearest walk

Castle Neroche (2 ¼ miles)

Visit this Forestry Commission site and you will be enchanted by the ancient history and stunning walks with breathtaking views over the Quantock Hills and Exmoor.

Nearest town

Chard (5 ¼ miles)

Surrounded by rich farming countryside, Chard is a classic Somerset market town with a distinct sense of history. Nearby attractions include the breathtaking Forde Abbey, a medieval masterpiece imbued with over 900 years of history and with 30 acres of stunning gardens. A little further afield you’ll find the wildlife park at Cricket St Thomas, with all manner of exotic animals.

Also nearby

The Cotley Inn (4 ¼ miles)

A traditional country pub offering a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Food is locally sourced and Sunday lunch is very popular. In summer, dine alfresco and enjoy the views from the raised terrace and beer garden.

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

Mrs Rigby November 2013

The Cotley Inn

Fabulous Sunday lunch, also good mid week menu. Food is locally sourced where possible, but this is very popular place to eat so best to book, for Sunday lunch you would definitely need to. Nice staff and atmosphere too.

The River Cottage Store and Canteen (9 ½ miles)

Local, ethical produce is the ethos at the River Cottage Local Produce Store. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, of Channel 4's River Cottage, and team, source the best local produce from South West producers for the store, where regular tasting evenings and events are held.
With a different menu every day, reflecting what's in season, The Canteen also showcases the best of the South West, with mouthwatering meals and a wicked selection of cakes and cream teas. Reservations recommended for evenings and Sunday lunch.

River Cottage HQ Cookery School
Nearby, on the Devon Dorset border is the famous River Cottage HQ where you can dig deeper into the River Cottage philosophy and learn how to recreate some of those fabulous dishes. Hugh and the team run a wide range of events and day courses including bread baking, chicken rearing and meat curing at Park Farm between Axminster and Lyme Regis.

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

May 2013

Stopped off for breakfast and a coffee, nice down to earth cafe, if you ignore all the self promotional books everywhere! I was expecting rip off prices due to the celebratory name but it was a very fair price for a lovely breakfast.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Hamshere August 2012

Great place to go and enjoy some of the best food and drink that Devon has to offer. No fuss and bother with linen tablecloths and the like, so you can focus on the food. Not the cheapest option in town, but the experience is well worth it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2010

New for July 2010: 'Cabaret Kitchen'

From the end of July Head Chef Tim and his team will be producing typically River Cottage fare using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients in front of your very eyes.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Chown March 2010

Exciting and unassuming

I have always been a big fan of the River Cottage brand so as soon as I was in the area I arranged to have lunch with a friend here. We were both travelling from opposite sides of the country to meet there, by which time it was about one thirty. You cannot book so we were concerned we might not get in, but we only had to wait a couple of minutes before being seated at a very rustic (possibly recycled/reused) wooden table in what felt like a barn/outhouse. It definately wasn't posh, but it was light and airy and very 'countrified'. The menu each day is written on a big chalk board and by the time we got there the choice was somewhat limited as lots of things had run out. However, what we chose was tasty, not too overpriced, and a twist on a classic. We very much enjoyed our lunch there and had a good mooch around the deli/shop afterwards (which you walk through to get to the restaurant), having a good friendly chat with the staff who treated you like an old friend (and ran to get you a glass of water after sampling one of the chilli jams!) I would definately choose it as top of my list for lunch when visiting the area in future, although perhaps not go out of my way to visit it on purpose.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

A wide range of day courses and evening events are run, providing an insight into the humane and local production of food, and its preparation and cooking.
- H Minter


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Brazendale February 2009

A sunday lunch to die for!

We go to the River Cottage Canteen whenever we are visiting Devon. The restaurent (as the name suggests) does not stand on ceremony, but it is homely and welcoming and you can turn up in walking boots! We've taken family and friends and it is suitable for an impromptu lunch or big family celebration. However what makes it particularly special is the quality of the food, which, thanks to the rearing of the meat by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his team, and the cooking of the chefs in the canteen, makes for a truly delicious meal. It won't be the cheapest food you've ever eaten, but you can relax in the knowledge that all the food is truly organic and responsibly farmed and that all the ingredients taste just like they should. Highly recommended!

Half Moon Inn Clayhidon (5 ¾ miles)

With stunning views over the Culm Valley, The Half Moon is certainly worth a visit for its traditional homemade food and Real Ales. In the cooler months there is a lovely log fire to welcome you!

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

Mrs Gottwald August 2014

Lovely country Pub with a breathtaking view

good selection of beers and ciders. food is scrumptious and the sunday roasts delicous. nice atmosphere with friendly chatty people

Hix Oyster and Fish House (15 miles)

Overlooking the fishing port of Lyme Regis and The Cobb, Hix Oyster and Fish House is blessed with uninterrupted views of the Jurassic Coast. Simplicity of food is key here. The very best ingredients are used; make your choice from the blackboard of the day's landings and a small menu of house dishes. Award-winning restaurateur Mark Hix mastered his trade in London restaurants such as The Ivy. Just 45 covers means it is advisable to book.

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

Mrs James May 2013

Hix Oyster and Fish House

We ate at Hix twice during our week at Sea Glympse. The fish was delightful - one of the highlights was the grilled whole fish. Oysters were delicious. Staff very friendly. The first time we ate inside - the weather was not very good - and the second time we had lunch on the terrace and took Dusty our Jack Russell. Dusty was made very welcome and the waiter even brought her a bowl of water without us asking. There was nothing to criticize on either visit. Also, I was readily offered 10% discount when I mentioned that we were staying in a Classic cottage!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Anna H November 2012

Our Wedding Anniversary

Our visit to the HIX Oyster & Fish House proved to be much more than just a lovely Sunday lunch out. Two things struck us as soon as we walked in - Lyme Bay stretching out as far as the eye can see and the truly friendly atmosphere. Everyone was enjoying being there, staff and guests alike. It was very lovely and very unusual to chat naturally with the people sitting at the tables closest to ours. Some guests were local, some had driven for miles to treat a friend, it was our 29th wedding anniversary.
Then came the food - I am not a food critic but am determined to do justice to it! We started with a Hix House Cocktail to set the scene – Somerset cherries soaked in Apple Eau de Vie and topped up with Nyetimber – an English fizz to compete with most Champagnes. For starters my husband had the partridge on Yorkshire toast – yes it IS the Fish House but you can choose a locally reared beef steak too! – and I had deep fried sprats with watercress and caper mayonnaise ( even though we had already had the restaurant’s own smoked salmon with our cocktails ), then the most deliciously creamy House Fish Pie and the most incredible ‘real’ fish fingers on crushed fresh peas with mint. I didn’t know which wine to choose and so gave that responsibility to Assistant Manager Tom Cook who chose a gorgeous soft La Flor, Sauvignon Blanc. My husband, a veteran cider drinker, had Julian Temperley’s Somerset cider – in a lovely ceramic flask made by a local potter – what a great touch. I am afraid that pudding just had to follow – burnt cream with its crispy glazed top and a Hix Fix jelly to bring back the taste of that champagne!
We loved meeting the Chef, Phil, who showed us the kitchens and the KitchenTable where guests can sit to watch the kitchens in full swing and really savour the commitment here. Phil explained that The Fish House has a licence to bring fresh fish straight from the boats in the harbour below to the kitchen. This restaurant really ‘belongs’ there.
The feel-good factor of eating delicious food with a panoramic view of the Jurassic Coast will last for a long time. We had a lovely sunny day but it would be pretty exciting to eat here whilst watching a wild stormy sea battering the historic Cobb.
We will be going back again.... and again !


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Hamshere August 2012

We had a really enjoyable meal. The location is so beautiful, and every table enjoys the views out over the harbour. Its well worth coming early evening or for lunch so you can really appreciate the views, as as it got dark I felt I was missing out! The food was really special, we had a great spelt rissotto to share. Our starters were delicious, I had a plate of oysters. The champagne cocktails weren't bad either. They offer great lunch deals which I want to try next time. Would go back every week if I could!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Food: Excellent
Service: Very attentive
Value: Not cheap or bountiful but the quality made it worth every penny!
Ambience: Very pleasant
Situation: Superb views over the sea


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2010

Great restaurant and hopefully I will still be able to get a table now it has been voted the 27th best restaurant in the country at the National Restaurant Awards 2010


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Brazendale February 2009

Simply sumptuous!

The Hix Oyster house is a must visit eatery - book a babysitter and get a really good evening out. And don't worry, you don't need to like oysters, but you might be missing a trick if you don't even try just one!

Royal Oak Farm (6 ¼ miles)

You will find something for everyone here with pretty gardens to sit in and enjoy a cream tea to pick your own fruit to keep the kids occupied. The farm shop serves local produce including home made pies and of course pasties!

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

Miss Hamshere October 2012

Brilliant local treasure!

Royal Oak serves really great home made lunches and cream teas. The farm shop is small but perfectly formed, making sure you can stock up on everything from very locally produced meat to biscuits and fruit and veg grown on site. They also do pick your own, a great way to entertain the kids.

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