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The Old Log Shed

(Ref. 976023)

Honiton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely/practical cottage whose owners had thought through what every self caterer needs."

    The result? Nothing else needed. A pity there are no footpaths to walk "from the door" but there are many excellent scenic walks within 4/5 miles and the coast is only 30 mins or so, away Loved Lyme Regis, Seaton, Sidmouth, Beer (particularly there Caves) Shall we return ? - Yes.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Oct 2023

  • "Spotless accommodation, comfortable and peaceful."

    Very helpful owner, even helping with our Tesco order when we were stuck in traffic! Could not establish why we had such a problem with flies in the property, even when there was no food out or other such items to attract them. Altogether, aside from the flies, we had a superb break.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Sep 2023

  • "Well equipped, spotlessly clean property in a lovely quiet location with the owners on site who were able to suggest places to visit and eat when asked to do so."

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in this fantastic property."

    It has been expertly converted into a lovely holiday let and the quality is obvious through out. It is the best holiday cottage we have stayed in. The lawn is also perfect and quiet for our kids to run around and burn off some energy! Thank you for letting us stay

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved the Old Log Shed, Jane and her mother was very welcoming."

    The house and grounds were beautifully maintained and having use of the tennis court was a real bonus. On arrival there was a lovely Victoria Sponge cake waiting for us - thanks

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely, finished to a very high standard with everything you could need for your stay."

    The garden area is a real bonus. It is in a good location, quiet but not too far a drive to get to a variety of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great location for lots to do with the kids."

    The facilities were excellent. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Tim4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in beautiful peaceful setting."

    Friendly owners who left delicious cake, milk and fresh flowers.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property was perfect - lovely decor and very clean."

    It’s a great location for lots of tourist hotspots and close to Honiton which has a train station. We will definitely return to The Old Log Shed again.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Apr 2023

  • "The very well-equipped cottage was great and in a lovely setting."

    The provision of some local milk, a delicious cake and a few tea bags was very welcome, especially as we flew from France and were unable to bring things from home. Despite rain every day of our week's holiday, we enjoyed a relaxing and comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent. Ideal and central to everything we wanted to do."

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect, just what we wanted!"


    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautifully presented cosy cottage with welcoming (cake and farm milk)hosts."

    We had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday, and would not hesitate to recommend it

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Extremely clean and tidy with first class quality equipment."

    The host, Jane is a very kind and helpful person, the welcome cake was delicious and the local milk an added bonus. Very comfortable accommodation set in a peaceful location. Can't fault it, would certainly recommend the location, and we will definitely be making a return visit.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this beautifully clean, well equipped cottage."

    We were very lucky with the weather so were able to spend lots of time in the wonderful garden too. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Lizi5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a really great holiday staying at The Old Log Shed."

    We could not fault the accommodation, it was extremely well equipped, and the owners were so friendly and helpful, and welcomed us with a delicious homemade cake! Our children loved playing tennis and in the garden, and it is in a great location for enjoying the seaside, as well as other local tourist attractions (including alpaca trekking, donkey sanctuary, fossil hunting, and Bicton Park and gardens). We would definitely stay again and would recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by Odette5.0May 2022

  • "This is a well thought design for a holiday property with all the equipment and facilities that you could wish for."

    The property is in a quiet farming setting and the owners are friendly and very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Had a relaxing week in this extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean property."

    Cottage was warm and cosy and very well equipped with everything you could need. It’s a lovely quiet spot with good access in a lovely location. Owners were very friendly and welcoming and left us a lovely home made cake and some beautiful flowers from their garden. All in all one of the best cottages we’ve stayed in and we are planning to book again for next year.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastically appointed cottage, with welcoming hosts who left Easter treats and a homemade cake!"

    Perfect location - ideal for exploring the Devon coast. 5 star.

    Reviewed by Eden5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage in a lovely, peaceful, scenic setting, with warm inviting owners who do not impose and let you get on with your holiday."

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Old Log Shed is easily the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Everything was high specification, welcoming and very comfortable and quiet. Our host Jane was very welcoming and we very much enjoyed the large cake left for us and the bottle of locally produced milk provided was greatly appreciated. A great holiday.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Old Log Shed is in a great location to visit both north and south Devon coasts."

    It’s a beautiful setting.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely warm welcome on arrival."

    Fresh flowers, local milk and a home made cake left for us. House was spotless. Quiet and peaceful. Children loved playing tennis, crochet and on the swing in the spacious garden. Plenty of places to explore.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Just to say that the owners could not have been more helpful and welcoming."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2021

  • "An amazing property, would highly recommend."

    Very high standard and spotlessly clean. Thanks to great hosts Jane and Phil, will definitely be booking again. Mick and Ros.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2021

  • "A well equipped and comfortable cottage maintained to a high standard ."

    Very clean and tidy with great care taken by the owners to make the property COVID safe.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "A very well equipped cottage with top of the range appliances in a lovely peaceful setting."

    A most welcome cake, milk and flowers on arrival. The cleanliness was excellent and most re-assuring in these Covid-19 times.There were plenty of cleaning products available for guests to use including plentiful hand wash.. The owner was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. This is our second visit and we hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was great to be able to have direct contact with the owners during our stay."

    This was an unusual opportunity and very welcoming. The property was one of the best that we have ever stayed at, and hope to make a return visit another year.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2020

  • "Given the current situation and having had our previous picked property cancelled by the owner Sykes did everything they could to get us a matching property on the same dates and of the same quality."

    They did not disapoint. The Old Log Shed was a fantastic property, lovely location, maintained to a very high standard and we would love to go back again in the future.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2020

  • "First class accommodation with high quality furnishings and equipment."

    Real home from home, and made to feel very welcome by the owners Jane, Phil and family. Idyllic location with extra attraction of full sized tennis court. Lovely little extras including fresh flowers and home made cake. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2020

  • "The Old Log Shed is a superb little house."

    It has everything you could possibly want in a holiday let, in fact I could quite easily live here! Well equipped, very clean and very comfortable, a large patio and lovely garden. Surrounded by beautiful views of the countryside and oh so peaceful. If there is a negative point to make it would be that if you’re a keen walker there are no walks to go on from the property, you need a car to get anywhere!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2019

  • "The property was stunning!"

    The owners made us feel truly welcome and the setting was bliss! The tennis court was amazing, the swing gave hours of fun and the property itself was just a dream.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fabulous"

    Reviewed by Deanne5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely modern barn reservation in a quiet location not to far from the quainte village of Honiton."

    Great base for the south east Devon coast. Plenty of outdoor space and fresh air! Wonderful place we will be back!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful place, would definately recommend if you are looking for a quiet getaway."

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful and very comfortable as well as immaculately clean."

    The surrounding property is surrounded by rolling hills and great views. We would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Dec 2018

  • "On arrival there was a lovely home baked cake in the kitchen, which was an unexpected treat."

    The cottage was extremely clean and beautifully furnished with high quality accessories. The Old Log Shed was exactly as described for our relaxing break from the hectic city. The owners of the cottage were very warm and friendly. We would definitely recommend this cottage for a very comfortable and peaceful stay.

    Reviewed by Onei5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had a wonderful short break at The Old Log Shed."

    A beautiful, very comfortable cottage with lovely owners. I would throughly recommendation this cottage.

    Reviewed by Geraint5.0Nov 2018

  • "Warm welcome, cleanliness of the highest level, beautiful setting and a cake on arrival."

    ...what more could you want!

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Sep 2018

  • "The Old Log Shed Honiton is the perfect cottage for anyone visiting Devon."

    It offers everything you could possibly want.The cottage was spotless and furnished to a very high standard.The family are very friendly and helpful.On arrival there were flowers and cake made by Jane which was delicious,where else would you get this.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Aug 2018

  • "OMG, The attention to detail to all the wood work when the shed was built is ..."

    OMG, The attention to detail to all the wood work when the shed was built is amazing, looking at the whole building you would think it has just been built it's so clean, it has everything you need, we will be booking up again,

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2018

  • "Loved our second stay at the Old Log Shed."

    Comfortable accommodation with a few touches of luxury, welcomed with cake and flowers, and the bonus of two dogs who were happy to keep our 5 and 9 year old entertained - what more could we ask for! Beautiful base for exploring the area, perfect for couples looking for a quiet spot or young families needing space for kids to run around. We’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Leanne4.7May 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with stacker beds (zip-linkable to 6’ double on request)
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower-room, with shower, basin and WC.
  • Central heating, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden with tennis court, barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: This property is best for maximum of 3 adults
  • Note: You have shared use of tennis court - please bring your own racquets/balls
  • Note: Shared use of laundry/drying room.

The property

Deep in leafy lanes 3½ miles from Honiton, tucked away at the end of a private tree-lined drive is The Old Log Shed.

This striking cottage has been smartly converted from stables on this former farmstead.

Two pairs of bi-fold doors bring the outside in and fill the cottage with light.

The living space comprises a snug living room with a wood burning stove and a neat kitchen with granite worktops and dining area.

On the first floor are two pretty bedrooms with lovely garden views – a double, and a twin.

Outside you have your own enclosed garden with a large level lawn, croquet and a swing, and a sun trap terrace with table, chairs and a barbecue.

You are also welcome to use the owners’ all-weather tennis court.

Why not head into Honiton and browse the antique shops or use the leisure centre and other town amenities.

For outdoor activity, walk the Blackdown Hills and the River Otter valley, fish in the river or head to the seaside at Sidmouth.

Exeter has cathedral city facilities aplenty.

Smart, stylish and peaceful, this is a great base for exploring east Devon.

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

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About the location


  • Ottery St Mary 5.6 miles
  • Lyme Regis 14.2 miles
  • Exeter 16.7 miles

Honiton is a delightful market town in East Devon, with plenty to offer visitors. It lies in the valley of the River Otter and is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and plenty of scattered farming villages. Honiton has an attractive High Street stretching almost 2 miles, and lined with individually owned shops, pubs and restaurants. Honiton has been famous for lacemaking since the reign of Elizabeth I and still has a few lacemakers in work today - visitors can see some fine examples of antique lace in the town’s Allhallows Museum. Honiton boasts the only public art gallery in East Devon; the Thelma Hulbert Gallery occupies an attractive Grade I listed Victorian house, and has links with the Hayward Gallery, London. Honiton is only a short drive from the dramatic 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. Resorts such as Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth are found along this stretch of coastline, and all have much to occupy the visitor. Near to Honiton is the cathedral city of Exeter with plenty of large shops, a wealth of museums, a theatre and fabulous restaurants.

Note: This property is best for maximum of 3 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas