The Log Cabin

Sheldon, Blackdown Hills, Devon (Ref. 1164)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
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The property

Sheldon 0.5 miles. A real rustic retreat! An atmospheric log cabin in a valley on the edge of peaceful woodland, within the grounds of the owner's trout farm, half a mile from the picturesque hamlet of Sheldon, and 7 miles from Honiton. Situated within the Blackdown Hills, and made from weathered pine logs, this unusual holiday home has an open plan living area, a woodburner in a large inglenook fireplace, and a covered veranda ideal for an evening drink and BBQ. Walk the woods and country lanes in peace, explore the region's beautiful countryside and visitor attractions, or fish in the nearby lake and enjoy grilled trout for supper on the veranda, before being lulled to sleep by the sound of running water. It's the perfect country escape.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with shower cubicle, basin & WC. Open plan living area with compact fitted kitchen, dining area & sitting area with woodburning stove in large inglenook fireplace. Covered veranda.


Electric convector heaters with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV. All electricity inc. in rent, starter pack for woodburning stove provided (extra logs available for purchase). Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Covered veranda with garden furniture, leading to large lawned area (unfenced lake 15 yards, children to be supervised). Two well-behaved pets welcome. Private trout fishing available in lake at extra charge (phone Sykes office for information on cost - 10% reduction for guests). Ample off road parking. Shop & pub 3 miles. (Owner can do basic shop before arrival on request). Note: As this property is situated in a valley, there is no mobile reception.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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Guest Reviews


    • “What an absolute joy”
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    • “We have just arrived back home after a week away in this beautiful log cabin in Sheldon. The owners were so accommodating. Our dog could run around in a safe environment and he very much enjoyed it. The owners gave us a starter pack for the log burner which was fantastic. The photo's on the website do not do this log cabin any justice. The living area was lovely and cosy and the kitchen adequate for the four of us that stayed. The shower was heaven and very clean, as was the whole cabin. We didn't use the fishing facilities but this didn't matter as the facilities were there if we wanted to use them. We were lucky enough to have snow whilst we were there and it looked so beautiful. Will definitely book again and look forward to returning soon.”

    TaniaDowner, Basingstoke, United Kingdom, February 2015

    • “great holiday”
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    • “we had a great time me my wife and the dog nice and quiet peaceful great base to tour from the farmer was great”

    August 2014

    • “A little slice of heaven in a hidden valley”
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    • “The heat wave for the entire time at Sheldon obviously helped but this ranks as my favourite rental. Mega chill out - watching the local chickens amble about and the trout leaping in the nearby fish ponds. A few fishermen in the distance and that's it - you couldn't ask for a more relaxing location. The cabin itself is comfy and well equipped with all the basics you need and it doesn't look like a Country Living magazine copy (which is a real bonus for me!!). Really comfortable bed and a Devon cream tea waiting for you when you arrive! Nearby Honiton is lovely with a good range of local shops and markets and the a30 gives easy access to the rest of Devon and Dorset. All in all a fab place - we loved it and will definitely be going back”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leicestershire, October 2013

    • “Peaceful and great to recharge”
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    • “This was such a comfortable cabin, and friendly owners, with such beautiful surroundings for walking as well as just sitting watching the fishermen and listening to the birds. Spotted so many wild flowers I hadn't seen for ages, glad I took my reference book. We've recommended it to friends one couple have already booked it. Great for the 'Stop the world I need to get off'”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Somerton, July 2013

    • “Lovely!”
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    • “What a lovely little place, beautiful grounds, great for pets, log burner perfect in the autumn & winter. It's a great area as well for walks and wildlife. We will definitely come back, the owners were so helpful when we had a flat tyre, even though their grounds had flooded with the recent November rain.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Portsmouth, January 2013

    • “Wonderful experience not to be missed”
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    • “Very friendly owners who could not do enough to ensure our stay was good. Wonderful views from all the windows of the lodge. Very peaceful and relaxing. Loved every minute we were there. Kitchen had everything we needed. Lodge was cosy and warm when cold outside. Location was good for all nearby towns and villages and exploring. Will go back soon. Thankyou.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Rugeley Staffordshire, December 2012

    • “Absolutely brilliant”
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    • “Fantastic location literally in the middle of nowhere but close to loads of different places. The lodge was great, and the view from the veranda is stunning and the visting peacock kept the dog amused! Kids and dog loved it. Couldn't fault it. The people are really lovely and very helpful, and the freshly laid eggs were very tasty. Would highly recommend.”

    Sarah, Staffordshire, September 2011

    • “I could highly recommend a stay at this log cabin”
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    • “We had an excellent stay at the log cabin. The owners were very welcoming on arrival and were very helpful.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Gosport Hampshire, May 2010

    • “Very relaxing week”
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    • “We booked this log cabin to enable my husband to fish for a couple of days, do some coastal path walking and to relax by a "real" fire. We achieved all this and more!! It is very quiet as location is very rural! There were a couple of small negatives. There was no information book so we had no idea of the nearest shop or garage; no instructions for the cooker or TV (handset missing); no idea where best to eat etc. This could be easily rectified. One of the frying pans had a handle missing and the other frying pan had a lot of the non stick coating missing; no collander provided. As we mostly ate in, this was only a slight problem. The owner kindly provided a large bin of logs for the woodburner and then you could buy a bag of logs for £4. We had our dogs with us so took chair throws and throws for the carpet!! There were two 2-seater settees which were ok in comfort level. The double bed was very soft but i cannot comment on the bunk beds. There is a heater in every room so the cabin was always warm. You need to put lights on in the lounge as it is quite dark. As we had dogs, we were able to let them run in the small copse behind the log cabin which was helpful as there were no footpaths except the narrow road leading to the trout farm. All in all a very enjoyable week. We would not hesitate in staying there again.”

    Trudy-uk, Bath, United Kingdom, March 2015

    • “Wonderful secluded spot.”
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    • “If you want somewhere quiet and peaceful this is the place for you.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Waterlooville, September 2011

    • “An enjoyable experience.”
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    • “This was our first time in log cabin.Very seculded spot,dog loved his freedom to roam on the long grass area,outside the cabin. Wonderful views from log cabin of fishing pools,and mountains. In a valley surrounded by woods. Lots of walking areas nearby and interesting old villages e.g Broadbenbury only short distance in vehicle with its thatched roof cottages very picturesque. Honiton is a lovley one street town with market stalls on the road side twice weekly. Cabin was spacious and comfortable with an outside porch area which we had our barbecues on.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, STAFFORD, September 2010

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    • “Wonderful accommodation and scenery, very friendly owners. Just outstanding!”

    Mrs Chant, Yeovil, October 2015

    • “Another fabulous holiday here, excellent for exploring the forest. Clean, quiet retreat - bliss! Will be returning again next year.”

    Mrs Wood, Littlehampton, August 2015

    • “We loved the location and the tranquillity, particularly some decent wildlife viewing! It's a great place to have as a base for exploring Devon.”

    Ms Van Decar, Lauder, June 2015

    • “The location and immediate surroundings. The owner was friendly & knowledgeable about all the birds & wildlife in the vicinity. We were left to our own devices but there was help at hand if we sought it.”

    Mr Clarke, Tavistock, May 2015

    • “We had a lovely stay in The Cabin. We wanted a quiet weekend away from the world and that's what we got. It was in lovely peaceful surroundings and the log burner was lush! The shower was lovely too.”

    Miss Williams, Radstock, February 2015

    • “The Log Cabin is a very cosy secluded break. Comfortable with great owner.”

    Miss Maynard, Tonbridge, November 2014

    • “The peace and quiet was lovely with wonderful walks in the woods.”

    Mrs Elton, Nuneaton, September 2014

    • “Very nice place and left to ourselves, However owner on hand if we needed anything.”

    Mr Bell, Ossett, August 2014

    • “This holiday was a complete break away from everything. The Log Cabin is in a very isolated spot which is perfect if you want peace and quiet. The surroundings were fabulous and you can just sit and enjoy the tranquillity. There are loads of dog walks around the property. For a complete break away from the stresses and strains of modern life I can't recommend it high enough.”

    Mrs Cummings, Staines, June 2014

    • “The location of the cabin was fantastic, especially with our two very large dogs! The forest behind the cabin made great walks for us and the dogs, very peaceful and quiet. If it's relaxation, peace and quiet you are seeking, then this is the place for you.”

    Ms Dembski, LUTON, March 2014

    • “The setting of the cabin was more than expected. Even though the owner was close by we were left to our selves which is what we wanted.”

    Mrs Taylor, Poole, February 2014

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About the location


Honiton 7 miles; Exeter 20 miles.

On the edge of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with deeply wooded valleys, lush green fields and winding country lanes, Sheldon is the typically peaceful and picturesque country hamlet. A collection of natural stone cottages, the village attracts those who love peace and quiet. Foxes, badgers, deer and a varied birdlife will share your stay here, and yet the Cathedral city of Exeter, with its shops, restaurants and good pubs is just a short drive away. Close at hand, too, is the Heritage Coast of East Devon and Dorset, with the beautiful fishing village of Lyme Regis making a splendid day out. Ottery St Mary, the coastal resort of Sidmouth and the lace-making town of Honiton are all within easy reach. The rocky tors and wild open spaces of Dartmoor, a must for anyone visiting Devon, are only 30 miles away.

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