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The Cosy Cowshed

Dalwood, Devon (Ref. 1060217)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

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

    We recommend it.

    Reviewed by EllaMay 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 JenniferMar 2022

  • "Beautiful setting."

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

    Reviewed by TerryMar 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 RobertMar 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 YvonneNov 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 AnnNov 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 JanNov 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 ThelmaOct 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 PaulSep 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 LizAug 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 JAJul 2021

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

    Reviewed by GeraldJun 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 JoannaMay 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 LawrenceApr 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (Can be made into 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.

Region Information

Please note: In addition to the patio area, there is a lawned garden. However this has not yet been landscaped and is not accessible to guests. There is also a step coming off the patio onto this lawned area so please take care.

Please note: The TV at the property is a 24".

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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