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The Daffodil Shed

(Ref. 989995)

Bere Alston, Devon Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    Spotlessly clean. Tranquil setting. Fantastic hosts. Couldn't fault it.

    Thank you for your kind words. Glad that you had a good break. Best wishes, Ruth, Henry and Floss. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property, very clean, great directions, exceedingly comfortable bed, lovely owners, peaceful location and great stay."

    PS don't underestimate the 250 piece jigsaws- they are harder than they look!

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. Hope you had a good journey home. Best wishes Ruth and Henry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very hard to find at first, got nearly lost."

    It does help if you use the "what3words" app. Very neat and tidy. A short drive into the village.

    Hi there. We are switching to what 3 words as postcodes are misleading. Thank you for the positive feedback. Best wishes Ruth and Henry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "Dear Ruth and Henry, thank you so much for a wonderful week we had in your beautiful little cottage."

    Such a cosy place with everything you could wish for. And all the little Extras were very much appreciated. And it was so nice to have little chats with Ruth and Henry who are such nice hosts. You can feel that they want the very best for their guests and nothing is too much. And the little garden is so beautiful and a great place just to sit and relax and enjoy nature. And not to forget Floss. The most friendly dog who greeted us with so much happiness every time we came back home. The week went by way too fast and we didn't want to leave. We even got more applejuice from their own trees for the ride back to Germany. It was delicious. So hopefully we can return. We can highly recommend this wonderful place. Thanks again Ruth, Henry and Floss. Chris and Monika, Cologne Germany

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. Hope the trip back to Cologne wasn’t too arduous. We certainly enjoyed having you here. Maybe see you again one day. Best wishes, Ruth, Henry and Floss Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christoph5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely property, everything you could need and a secluded, quiet little garden to enjoy it in."

    Hosts were so welcoming and helpful, everything was spotless and the little extras on arrival were very much appreciated after the journey there. Loads on the doorstep so even though we took our kayaks we didn’t get chance to go out in them there were so many other things to do/see! Thank you very much

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at The Daffodil Shed."

    It’s so peaceful and a great place for days out. The little extra touches of homemade apple juice and shortbread went down very well

    Reviewed by Jan5.0May 2023

  • "My wife & I had a very enjoyable experience at the 'Daffodil Shed'."

    The owners have thought of everything from, labelling all the switches, providing loads of information about what to see in & around the area and even providing folding 'camping' chairs for use when you go out for the day! The lady looking after the property came & explained everything on our first day and was exceedingly helpful.

    Reviewed by Brent5.0May 2023

  • "Very friendly welcome from owners."

    Added personal touches and extras in property well received (apple juice from last year's apples delicious). Lovely secluded property, in a beautiful area on the Bere peninsula. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2022

  • "Peaceful location."

    So comfortable and clean. Walks from the front door. Firepit was great for evening BBQs. Hosts were friendly.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely people - we spoke with them and if there had been a problem it would have been no problem to fix it."

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    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was as described and delightful."

    Spotlessly clean, well equipped, large comfy bed, ample space, light, restful, homely.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2022

  • "A clean and beautifully kept property, perfect for a couple looking for a peaceful quiet break Plenty of country walks nearby and a nice little cafe by the Tamar just 10 minutes walk away."

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jun 2022

  • "We found the Daffodil shed spotlessly clean and comfortable and with all the facilities we needed."

    It is in a beautiful and tranquil setting and there was a lot of information about the local area provided by the owners. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and intend to go back there next year..

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a very pleasant stay at the daffodil shed and felt very welcome."

    It is not that Big but everything you can think of is there. It is very Clean and the bed sleeps perfect. It is a perfect place for the Tamarvalley, a visit to Plymouth and for walks in Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay all you'd ever need was supplied, the welcome pack was lovely with local produce from the area."

    The host we're very attentive and obliging. The property was set in a brilliant location, for walking and relaxing. We will return sometime soon. Andy & Debs

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday at the Daffodil Shed and were welcomed warmly by the owners of the property who have provided a comfortable, well equipped and homely holiday let in such a quiet and peaceful area."

    There is lots of information provided about walks and places to visit locally and it is situated in an area rich in industrial history with plenty of walking available, some of it directly from the holiday let or some a short journey in the car to the surrounding villages. It is necessary to drive to Bere Alston to catch a bus or train if you are intending visiting Plymouth or Tavistock. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Ernest John5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage with friendly, welcoming hosts."

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Aug 2021

  • "The hosts were extremely lovely people."

    Had a great break. The Daffodile shed was lovely and we really enjoyed sitting by and cooking on the fire pit

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Jul 2021

  • "A nice quiet and relaxing holiday."

    Nobody to bother you.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2021

  • "A lovely, quirky studio style property."

    Tastefully decorated and furnished. Great walking from the doorstep. Loads of maps and booklets supplied. Hosts really helpful.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2021

  • "A beautiful place to stay, so well equipped and cleaned to a really high ..."

    A beautiful place to stay, so well equipped and cleaned to a really high standard - so much to see and do in the local area too - would highly recommend to others

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2021

  • "An amazingly well resourced cottage (beach towels, folding chairs, ground coffee, pens, maps, local events' info to name a very few items of anything you could possibly want!"

    ) in a beautiful setting with friendly and helpful (but not interfering)owners. It's a delightful place to stay; exceptionally comfortable, cleverly designed with somewhere to relax indoors and outdoors with every need catered for, a place to which we will return when we need another holiday.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "An idyllic little cottage in the wonderful Devon countryside."

    The owners were extremely accommodating and helpful and the cottage exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0May 2021

  • "A beautifully peaceful location a stones throw from Weir Quay."

    Perfect for those seeking to recharge their batteries! A well equipped and superbly presented barn - a definite winner!

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Nov 2019

  • "The daffodil shed was perfect for us it is a beautiful place to stay ruth and henry were so nice and friendly."

    The daffodil shed is situated in a perfect location the surounding area is just great tranquil villages close to the coast eveything perfect.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation for two people."

    Ruth and Henry were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2019

  • "We have stayed in many self catering cottages, but this has to be one of the best."

    Beautifully clean and tastefully decorated, with everything we needed, and excellent location. Situated close by where the property owners lived themselves, but we never felt our privacy was compromised, and they were friendly and helpful in every way.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a great week at the Daffodil Shed."

    We spent most days sight-seeing around Devon and Cornwall. The highlight of each day was to come back to the Daffodil Shed and sit outside on the patio with the fire pit and locally sourced cider. The Daffodil Shed is a real gem. It feels a lot bigger than it looks in the images so there is plenty of room for two. It is extremely well kitted out, and everything is of good quality. Ruth and Henry were great hosts, went the extra mile, and were always on hand if we needed anything. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Meinir5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is a lovely place to stay - a beautifully decorated cottage with everything one could need for a comfortable stay."

    It is located in a peaceful part of Devon somewhat off the main tourist trails, but a local train connnects you with Plymouth and villages such as Calstock - if you wish to visit NT Cotehele/ the village itself. There are lots of interesting local walks from your doorstep too - and plenty of interesting places to go to if you wish to explore. I highly recommend it :))

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jun 2019

  • "Daffodil Shed is a perfect place to unwind and relax - so peaceful."

    The space has been very well thought out with everything you need for your stay and a few nice personal touches. It's well positioned to get out and explore the wonderful area - lots to do and see. We even went to the Eden Project which was only and hour away. We will defiantly return as there is still more to explore.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a brilliant week - Daffodil Shed was just delightful and a really lovely place to stay."

    Ruth and Henry have thought of everything - it was one of the best equipped cottages we've ever stayed in. The area was stunning - we did loads of walks straight from the cottage. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0May 2019

  • "With the promise of good weather we booked the Daffodil Shed at the very last minute and we hit the jackpot."

    We love, love, loved the ‘shed’ (a tasteful converted barn) and the beautiful area surrounding it, if you love walking then you won’t be disappointed. The delightful owner’s Ruth & Henry made us feel very welcome and we very much look forward to returning one day.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Apr 2019

  • "We were made very welcome on arrival with welcome pack in the cottage."

    Very friendly owners who maintained our privacy throughout the week but also offered any help with facilities or locations to visit should we request it. The cottage was really excellently equipped with every conceivable item, fresh and clean brand new decor. Nicely located in countryside with pleasant nearby evening walk to the week or short 2 mile drive to Here Ferrers where you can explore the ancient church, quay, 16th C pub, or leave the car FOC at the villagel railway station to catch a train to Tavistock or Plymouth to enjoy a traffic free excursion. I Would thoroughly recommend this cottage as either a nice place to unwind or also as a gateway location to explore nearby Dartmoor. A visit to Buckland Abbey and adjacent The Cottage Gardens is also an essential must do, located nearby.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Mar 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king size bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment
  • TV with Freeview, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hairdryer
  • Off-road parking
  • Lawned garden with patio
  • Fire pit with starter kit of logs available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: There is a step into the cottage entrance
  • Note: This property is not suitable for those with mobility issues due to a gravel driveway and steps to the entrance

The property

This converted detached former flower packing shed is situated between the village of Bere Alston and Weir Quay next to the owner's home; a lovely studio accommodation promising a peaceful stay for two.

Wander past the beautiful grounds and step into The Daffodil Shed, which comprises a wonderful open-plan living area with A-framed beams, and light, airy décor, which creates a vibrant atmosphere to relax in.

Among the layout, you will discover a contemporary kitchen/diner graced in a white and grey overtone, perfect for spending time with your loved one’s morning through to evening.

With comfy seating you can settle down in style throughout the day, then cosy up in the king size bed which lies adjacent, for a lovely night's sleep.

The fresh contemporary feel continues round to the shower room, which finishes the property to a standard of quality.

Once you have spent some time relaxing indoors, why not wander outside to the lawned garden, your chance to take in the location at its finest.

For adventurous types there is a public slipway onto the tidal River Tamar (with free parking) 0.5 miles away.

This is suitable for the launching of canoes, SUP’s etc..

Bere Alston has village stores, post office / bakery, chemist, butchers and pub.

Also a pleasant hours walk from the daffodil Shed there is a pleasant riverside pub The Olde Plough at Bere Ferrers.

Situated in the beautiful Tamar Valley AONB and West Devon mining UNESCO world heritage site, there are plenty of countryside walks, along quiet lanes and numerous footpaths.

Many walks can be taken from the Daffodil Shed doorstep.

Just upstream from Bere Alston on the river Tamar is Morwellham Quay, a tiny harbour where half the world’s copper travelled through in the 1860s, and which is now a popular visitor attraction telling the story of copper mining through history.

Here there is also the renowned Ship Inn.

Close to the Daffodil Shed there are two popular National Trust properties, Cotehele and Buckland Abbey.

Trains run between Bere Alston and Plymouth, on the picturesque Tamar Valley line, following the river for much of the route.

A modern place to stay with your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Tavistock 6 miles; Plymouth 12 miles.

Bere Alston is a small Devon village in a beautiful location between the rivers Tavy and Tamar, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village was once a thriving port shipping tin from Dartmoor. Just upstream from Bere Alston on the river Tamar is Morwellam Quay, a tiny harbour where half the world’s copper travelled through in the 1860s, and which is now a popular visitor attraction telling the story of copper mining through history. Trains run between Bere Alston and Plymouth, on the picturesque Tamar Valley line, following the river for much of the route. Bere Alston has a village shop and pub and there are plenty of stunning countryside walks. Two National Trust properties in the area are Cotehele, a Tudor manor house and glorious gardens stretching down to the river Tamar and Buckland Abbey, an estate on the river Tavy with craft workshops and family attractions.

Note: This property is not suitable for those with mobility issues due to a gravel driveway and steps to the entrance.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas