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The Cosy Cowshed

(Ref. 1060217)

Dalwood, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Second stay here."

    Nice bright accommodation, fantastic views through bi-fold doors. Two things. Firstly, I will never understand why, you have a four berth place, but only a small two slot toaster , also a microwave so small you cannot fit a plate in it. This is not just a criticism of this place, but a lot of two bedroom places. Petty I know, but needed! Could also do with more comfortable chairs in the lounge area. I also think basic cleaning could have been better, there were a few cobwebs about the place. Also had an issue with smelly drains in one of the bathrooms.

    Reviewed by Robert3.4Mar 2024

  • "Great cottage modern, clean and warm with lovely views."

    Cosy Only negative was a double bed instead of the two singles as shown in the photos

    Hello Keith, thanks very much for your feedback regarding the beds and we’re glad you otherwise enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jan 2024

  • "Fantastic property in a beautiful location."

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback - we hope to welcome you back at The Cosy Cow Shed in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jan 2024

  • "We stayed here for our first family break with our baby."

    We had a great time, the views are stunning and the property has been well designed to make the most of this. It was clean and well decorated throughout. The garden is a good size and well maintained, we didn’t make the most of this due to the weather, but the dog loved it and we felt it was secure enough for her. The local pub was a short walk across the fields and was friendly, but worth noting that it closes for a few hours in the late afternoon. We look forward to booking a return visit.

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback - we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the Cosy Cow Shed and look forward to welcoming you back - hopefully with some better weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2023

  • "This was a really lovely cottage in a great location to explore this area."

    Only a short drive to the beach and set in fab countryside. The refurbishment, bathrooms and beds/linen are to a very high standard. The only minor comment is the fencing is not secure at the bottom for smaller dogs and there are sheep in the adjoining fields so dog owners should take care. Also in the second bathroom at the time of our visit there was a bit of a drain smell which requires investigation. Despite those 2 minor items we had a wonderful stay and would recommend this cottage.

    Thanks very much for your feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We’ll definitely take a look at your suggestions which we really appreciate Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Nov 2023

  • "Very well-appointed, clean and well-equipped property."

    Fabulous views and definitely somewhere we would return to.

    Thanks very much for your feedback - we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Cosy Cowshed is a high quality holiday home in a beautiful peaceful setting with far reaching views."

    It's very well equipped with everything you need for self catering including tea coffee and sugar, with milk and a bottle of local wine in the fridge! Overall it's very clean and comfortable. Our dog enjoyed the large enclosed garden. The village shop and pub are very good, and only a short walk away. We really enjoyed our stay and have already booked to come back again. Unfortunately there were a few negatives. The entrance gate needs adjustment as it's not easy to open and close. We had to clean the patio furniture, then discovered the cushions in the storage box were stained and felt damp, so we didn't use them. We also didn't use the clothes rack in one of the bedrooms, as this had lots of cobwebs and spiders. On the carpet under the rack were several dead "insects" in cocoons of web. I'm sure this was just missed by the cleaner as the rest of the property was fine.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2023

  • "Our stay in the Cosy Cowshed was extremely comfortable & restful."

    The views from the living area are outstanding & the interior decor very smart. It was a pleasure to walk into such a welcoming environment & find everything one would expect for an enjoyable holiday. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful setting and lovely cottage."

    Millie the housekeeper went above and beyond to get us in as early as possible. Lounge area could do with a bigger tele and bit more comfort in the furniture but the bedrooms and bathrooms were very nice. We personally found the location too remote down very narrow lanes which aren't made for the modern car. All in all, fab cottage wrong location for us.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.1Aug 2023

  • "Quality property in quality condition"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2023

  • "We were so pleased we chose this holiday home."

    Absolutely stunning! Very tastefully finished all round, and easily up there with the very few favourites we have with Sykes. We had a lovely week in the CCS, enjoying the views, the birdsong, and the peacefulness. We’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a problem with the lights in the bedroom."

    Electrician came when we were not there and said lights were fine. He obviously switched them on once and they worked but they were not working when we came in. It was an intermittent fault which I text back to the manager but not mended before we left. We were told that they were a dimmer switch and I had not turned it up! I am not stupid I know what a dimmer switch is and I did not have a problem with the other switches. Quite a lot of cobwebs about, loads behind the head board of our bed, obviously not cleaned for a long time. Apart from this we enjoyed our stay, the cottage is decorated to a nice standard, everything you would want in the kitchen, beds extremely comfortable and beautiful views. Would I stay again or recommend, yes I would.

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at the Cosy Cowshed."

    The accommodation is excellent (including the comfy beds) and the views are wonderful! We hope to be back, many thanks.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay and would love to return."

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0May 2023

  • "This was our third stay - that says it all!"

    Perfect, thanks Terry & Jane

    Hi Terry & Jane, Thanks so much for your feedback and for staying again the Cosy Cow Shed! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Mark & Jacobijn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is our second stay at the Cosy Cow Shed."

    It is a beautiful little property in the most idyllic of settings. Everything is beautifully clean it is a joy to stay here. Terry and Jane

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2022

  • "Overall we enjoyed the holiday and the barn was in an idyllic spot and had everything we needed."

    Unfortunately, the family that live/rent next door to the have young children that constantly shout, scream and fight which often spoilt the peaceful location. A couple of things I would mention that we thought needed attention 1, the drive needs to be tidied as a lot of tall stinging nettles and weeds 2, the hedge on the right hand side when you pull out into the road is overgrown and you have to pull out blind, which is quite dangerous and 3, the large tree in the garden could do with a trim as its very overgrown.

    Reviewed by Allison4.7Jul 2022

  • "The property was beautiful, a gorgeous rural and peaceful location, lovely views from all the rooms."

    It was very clean and very well equipped. We had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Jun 2022

  • "The property was comfortable and well equipped."

    We particularly enjoyed the walk-in showers and the beds were excellent. The location was beautiful with lovely views across the valley and the stars at night were spectacular. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility. Near by towns of Seaton and Lyme Regis were both delightful and not too crowded at this time of year.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2022

  • "Second stay within a year."

    We must come back to explore more of the Devonshire and Dorset area. We are at home now missing the wonderful views from the cow shed patio. Paul & Marian

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic views Quiet comfortable Beds Everything there we needed Ideal ..."

    Fantastic views Quiet comfortable Beds Everything there we needed Ideal location for coast and inland Would book again

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really lovely property with fantastic views, we would happily stay again ."

    We recommend it.

    Reviewed by Ella4.4May 2022

  • "Just one suggestion re tv placement."

    Our dog a golden retriever knocked the table a few times and the table seems quite lightweight not very stable. I would like to suggest it would be better on a bracket higher on the wall. This is a suggestion no complaints thoroughly enjoyed our stay in cosy cowshed and will return. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Quality build. Quiet, comfortable. Will be returning - what else needs to be said!!! Terry & Jane

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Mar 2022

  • "Nice modern property, in a good location."

    Plenty of daylight coming through the bi folds, and Velux windows. Had a couple of issues, but quickly rectified by the owner. Not certain if the garden is completely enclosed, I’m sure our little beagle could have got through the hedge and onto the road. Also, could have done with a bigger toaster and microwave, and some dishwasher tablets! Had good weather for March. This is a good property to stay in, could be a bit on the pricey side though, did enjoy our holiday, though.

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Mar 2022

  • "One of the best places I’ve ever stayed in."

    Quality of everything in the cottage of really high standard. Would recommend it highly to anyone.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Nov 2021

  • "I am an amputee and a wheelchair user."

    Your property was quite accessible to me. A grab handle in the shower would be useful for many people not just amputees! The heating system worked well.

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Nov 2021

  • "An absolute delight, beautiful views across the valley, quiet and peaceful."

    Quick response from contact number………a sheep was caught in the brambles and wire fence in the field at the bottom of the garden…..rescued very quickly. We will certainly return

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Nov 2021

  • "The location, high standard of accommodation, the welcoming card and bottle of wine, milk made a great start to a lovely holiday in a beautiful area of Devon."

    Reviewed by Thelma4.1Oct 2021

  • "The property is furnished to a very high standard with many modern fittings."

    Good to see that an air pump heating system is installed to "save the planet". All the comforts you could need in a great country setting with stunning views over the valley. A short walk brings you to an idyllic pub - The Tuckers Arms. Excellent food and good local beers. The village people are very welcoming and the community store is run by volunteers and stocks all that you would need. We will return.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "Two minor points, which are to do with sharing our holiday with our family next door (which was lovely!"

    ) Bathroom needs opaque glass or a blind as potentially one could be on loo / in shower when visitors pass window. When going to house next door, several times hit head on overhanging branch - didn’t use path at it stopped one slab short and ended in a plant.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very clean cottage, very comfortable with everything provided that we wanted."

    Superb views from outside seating area of through the bi-fold doors. So hot during the visit that lighter-weight duvets would have been appreciated as would a parasol for the outside eating area.

    Reviewed by JA5.0Jul 2021

  • "Location, views and the accommodation all of which made our stay most enjoyable."

    Reviewed by Gerald4.7Jun 2021

  • "What an amazing conversion, so comfortable, beautifully thought out, as though it was for the owners' comfort rather than ours!"

    You can walk in all directions too, from the front door.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0May 2021

  • "An exceptional staycation."

    Cosy Cowshed is a spacious, thoughtfully designed, well-equipped and comfortable property. Both living room and bedroom(s) enjoy marvellous views across the valley and a variety of rural walks enable full appreciation of Dorset countryside.

    Reviewed by George Lawrence5.0Apr 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x King Size, 1 x twin (Can be made into a king-size on request), both with ensuite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer
  • WiFi
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available for 2 cars
  • Outdoor patio area with seating
  • One well behaved small/medium sized dog welcome at a cost of £21 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 5 mins drive
  • Note: This property can be booked along with property reference 994151 if you require additional accommodation for your party

The property

Lying in the magnificent landscapes of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cosy Cowshed is an idyllic cottage providing the ultimate base from which a family or group of four can discover the true delights of Devon.

Set over the ground floor, this attractive abode has been beautifully renovated with stylish and contemporary interiors throughout, retaining its countryside charm through eye-catching rustic features, such as the traditional woodburning stove and high-vaulted ceilings.

Be welcomed into the commodious open-plan living space, brightly decorated with a plush yellow sofa and a striking blue feature wall, where you can rest and recuperate following an action-packed day exploring the local area.

Wander across to the chic grey kitchen and utilise the plethora of sleek electrical appliances that lie within, as you begin to prepare a heart-warming meal for the whole group to enjoy as you gather at the pretty oak dining table.

Open up the large patio doors and continue the evening out on the patio, indulging in a refreshing glass of fizz on the inviting outdoor sofa or indulging in dessert alfresco at the outdoor dining table, whilst watching as the sun sets on another incredible day with your loved ones.

When you begin to feel yourself tire, retreat to one of the two gorgeous bedrooms including a double and a twin, each complete with fresh and colourful linens and both served by a sophisticated shower room with tasteful wall-to-floor tiling.

Surrounded by luscious open fields the cottage is perfect for avid ramblers and outdoor enthusiasts, with an abundance of exhilarating hiking routes to be explored throughout your stay.

Climb the imposing Staple Hill or see the beautiful bluebells that line the scenic trail at Combe Wood, before venturing into the breath-taking nature preserve of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for a day on the vast stretch of Jurassic Coast with unrivalled views of the English Channel.

See the picturesque stone dwelling of the National Trust owned Loughwood Meeting House or make your way over to Axminister, stopping off at the Axe Valley Wildlife Park for a fun-filled day spotting exotic animals with the family.

A pleasant drive away lies the vibrant seaside town of Seaton Down, home to a soft sandy beach and arresting cliff tops that make a great setting for an adventure along the coast.

Tour the ancient Beer Quarry Caves or spend the afternoon in the National Trust owned Branscombe, before heading off to Weston Plats and indulging in a tasty bite to eat in one of the many cafés in Sidmouth.

Take the kids along to Diggerland Devon, or ride thrilling roller coasters over at Crealy Theme Park & Resort.

With so much to offer, The Cosy Cowshed is an excellent choice for your next getaway to Devon.

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About the location


Axminster 4 miles; Honiton 6 miles; Seaton 10.5 miles

Dalwood is a small rural village resting in East Devon, among the idyllic Blackdown Hills AONB. Its facilities include a traditional pub serving food as well as a general store. Close by are some of Devon's most popular attractions. The market town of Axminster, lined with fine buildings, offers much to the visitor including an excellent range of amenities and a fascinating museum. To the western side of the Blackdown Hills you will find another market town, Honiton also holds much charm along with a museum and an art gallery. After your dose of undulating countryside, walking and cycling, you may wish to head to the coast, nearby there is a choice of wonderful seaside spots including Seaton, Lyme Regis and Sidmouth. All come which their own individual character and promise a fun-packed day trip to the beach with their activities and opportunities on offer.

Please note: The TV at the property is a 24".
Note: Property is adjacent to Culverwells 994151 which you may consider booking alongside The Cosy Cowshed.

7 night stays only for October and May half term

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