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The Log Cabin

Sheldon, Blackdown Hills, Devon (Ref. 1164)


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118 Customer Reviews

  • "Very enjoyable, clean and comfy, will defenitely book again in the future."

    Reviewed by MauriceOct 2021

  • "The furnishings were very outdated."

    They looked and felt like they had been in there for 50 years. The sofa looked like it was second-hand to start with and was not comfortable. The sheet for the duvet was practically threadbare and had poppers missing at the bottom. The bunk bed was very unstable and visibly rocked when climbing to the top. The shower's drain didn't work well and so your feet would be in a constant puddle. We did alert the owner to this who came and did something which helped a little. The windows had not been cleaned for a long time and so obscured the view when looking out of them. The description of the log cabin's location in relation to the trout lake was very misleading. The log cabin does not lead onto the trout lake at all, but two nursery ponds with a high wire fence surrounding them. It also said that you could walk in the woods behind the cabin, however the woods were inaccessible from any place at the location - we looked thoroughly. We expected there to be paths into the woods where you could go for a walk, but to access the woods with safe parking, was quite a drive away and not at all the woods on the location. There were also two other holiday accommodations on site which was very surprising as there was no mention of the other accommodations in the description. One of the other accommodations did face the trout lake and have the woods behind it and felt more like the description for the log cabin, and so was disappointing to feel we had been mislead. The cleanliness was the worst part of the stay. We found previous people's possession's in the drawers and rubbish under the bed. There was a mouldy banana skin in the bread bin. I called to ask the owner if they had bbq tongs, which he assured me he did, however there were none provided and the knives were so blunt their blades were rounded and did not cut through anything.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2021

  • "No WiFi at all which didn’t go down with the youngster !"

    Very peaceful setting. Lovely walks around the area for the dogs. Garden area could have been fenced in to keep the dogs away from the hens. Sofas were a bit low for our old Knees. We didn’t realise it was so far away from the main road and the access road was very narrow. We enjoyed watching the trout being feed and moved.

    Reviewed by PatMay 2021

  • "Such a beautiful place and the owners were lovely."

    Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by KatieMay 2021

  • "This location and cabin was a perfect quiet relaxing location, which was exactly what we were after."

    Reviewed by AntonyOct 2020

  • "If you want to get away from everyday life, this is perfect ."

    Just make sure you stock up on food, as the nearest shop is 3.5 miles or 7 miles away.

    Reviewed by RobinOct 2020

  • "The photo's for the cabin or the location do not do this little haven justice."

    The drive down is beautiful, you feel like you are leaving the world behind. The dense tree cover is comforting and embracing and once within the cabin, I could have stayed there forever.! If you are after peace and quiet, no phone signal and a place to reset, relax, read and just "be" this is the place to come. The family, where friendly, welcoming and attentive. I did not partake with the fly fishing, but I did sit and admire the gentleman using the beautifully clean lakes. I, with my dog, maximised the walking options from here - breath-taking, both literally and figuratively (you need to be a mountain goat for some of the roads hahah). I will be back :)

    Reviewed by JoannaSep 2020

  • "It was OK I can’t complain, owners didn’t greet us nor ask if everything was ok."

    The place was beautiful and the area was lovely. Nothing local, had to drive to everything but the peace was great It was lovely to watch the fish jump in the ponds Got attacked by a bat on the last night, can’t really moan about it that’s the country isn’t it

    Reviewed by OliverAug 2020

  • "After our teenagers had had weeks in lockdown and as myself and my husband are keyworkers we were looking for a break and a change of scenery."

    The Log Cabin did not disappoint! A bit off the beaten track, the cabin was in a beautiful location and had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. The owner and his family could not have been more welcoming. We will definitely look at staying again in the future.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2020

  • "Nice little break away from it all, the log cabin is what it says it is, a log cabin."

    That said I have to say that Rob and his wife have the place to a very homely and comfortable standard. Myself my wife and 2 grown up grand daughters spent a week there and would have been happy to stay another week. If there has to be a downside, it is that the very narrow road leading down hill to the fishery can be a little challenging, but that’s not going to change anytime soon so give it a go, but keep an eye out for oncoming traffic and be prepared to reverse. Phil W.

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2020

  • "We had a wonderful few days at the log cabin despite the weather."

    The kids and the dog enjoyed exploring and the grounds were absolutely stunning. Mr. Snaith was a fantastic host and made us feel very welcome indeed. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by KellyFeb 2020

  • "Previous reviewers were right, the photos don't do it justice."

    It was a lovely log cabin that was well laid out... The fire is amazing and makes the place so cosy. There is no interenet or phone signal so is a real retreat from the world, but the cabin has everything you need. I loved sitting on the deck watching nature even in the rain The road in and out is very steep but you soon get used to it and is worth it for the tranquillity of the place. The owners were lovely and on hand if you need anything. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by AliceOct 2019

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful, peaceful setting and comfortable & well-appointed."

    The owners were really friendly & helpful and made us feel very welcome, with freshly-baked scones and flowers on arrival. We also really enjoyed having great trout fishing on our doorstep, with on-hand advice from the owner when needed and he also kindly lent us a rod for the kids to try. We had a great stay and would love to return again.

    Reviewed by ShelleyJul 2019

  • "The Log cabin was very difficult to find following owners' directions."

    It was in a very nice setting and there were fresh flowers and a cream tea as described in other reviews.The inside of the cabin was very dark and gloomy compared with the sunshine outside. The sofas were old and saggy and not at all restful, and all the bed linen was very tired and pilled. I slept in the double bed which was fine, but my friend slept in the tiny claustrophobic room with the bunk bed which was extremely hard and uncomfortable. Utensils were adequate but basic (no spare loo roll!). The TV was small and lost reception regularly. The cabin might be an 'adventure' for a young family but was a disappointment for two active pensioners! We never saw our hosts, but left a day early putting the key and note in their letter box. Our two dogs were quite content with the break, even if we were disappointed.

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2019

  • "Lovely location."

    Cottage has everything you need. Owners leave you to enjoy your holiday without interference. A lovely welcome of scones, cream and Jam in the fridge.

    Reviewed by LApr 2019

  • "Lovely peaceful location and friendly host."

    Just the ticket for a 'get away from it all' sort of break. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DeborahMar 2019

  • "We stayed there as a family and it's a pitty there weren't more pics as the cabin is a perfect get away if you want to get away from it all."

    We loved it there so we're booking it again as can't wait to see everything in bloom. You can even sit and watch the fish jumping in the ponds from the veranda which is also lovely on an evening. The cabin has a real rustic feeling which was lovely with old wooden doors, the owners are lovely but we were really made to feel welcome with fresh flowers and proper Devon scones with jam and cream waiting for us. Roll on next time we're too as can't wait.

    Reviewed by GailMar 2019

  • "This is the 6th time we’ve been to stay at the Log Cabin."

    My boys love it.

    Reviewed by ClareFeb 2019

  • "The photos on the website do not do this accommodation justice."

    The log cabin was gorgeous and the beautiful surroundings even better. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again.

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2019

  • "The Log Cabin was lovely."

    A great base for exploring Devon. Host was available but not intrusive and very helpful. Fresh flowers and cream tea on arrival was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2018

  • "Log cabin had everything we needed for a great holiday."

    Clotted cream scones and jam on arrival were great. Even had a pot of fresh flowers on table which was a nice touch. Kitchen is well equipped with every thing you need. Wood burner means you could visit out of season. Being a log cabin holds heat well. We loved the log cabin and will definitely return, watching the wildlife outside was great. We saw herons, an owl, a dear , an otter, a fox and a mixture of wild birds. Looking out onto the lake was great. Photos on website does not do it justice, really cosy inside. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by TinaOct 2018

  • "The cabin itself was nice although the fire needed a good clean."

    it is set on the owners property but we didn’t see them much at all. the main downside was we were or certainly seemed to be miles from anything else, we drove everywhere and the road surrounding are very narrow. if you like quite and secluded this is perfect for you it was just a bit to rural for us.

    Reviewed by Amanda-jayneSep 2018

  • "Really relaxing, peaceful area by trout lakes and a forestry area."

    Could see myself living there the. I had a virus 2 days before our getaway so i did spend tge first couple days nursing that so I didnt get the full potential out of our break but the kids and our 2 dogs did. Would love to return to the same cabin in the near future.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2018

  • "It was exactly how we expected the cabin to be , set in a beautiful valley surrounded by the forest , owner was there when we arrived and was friendly and helpful, they had left us some delicious scones to enjoy which was a lovely gesture, we enjoyed the peace and quiet and even saw a baby deer outside the cabin on several mornings, our dog loved the freedom to explore outside ."

    All in all a lovely place and we had an amazing weeks holiday , so thank you x

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2018

  • "Very good value accommodation."

    Internal space larger than expected from picture. Good if you want to get away from phone, WiFi or 4g communications. Cream tea on arrival very thoughtful and welcome.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2018

  • "The Log Cabin provided a quiet and peaceful base set on this attractive trout farm."

    You really felt at one with nature here. Deer and Kingfishers shared our surroundings as well as the fly fishers patiently hunting that elusive trout.

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2018

  • "It was very nice solitary we werent bothered at all"

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2018

  • "We had a lovely time with the feeling of privacy within nature listening to the birds all day long which was lovely."

    It is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. We felt totally relaxed and it is a great place if you are taking dogs. The cabin had everything you required and had all the space you needed. Definitely a great holiday destination.

    Reviewed by SerenaMay 2018

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my recent stay at the log cabin."

    The suroundings were very peaceful and quiet. The Cabin itself is far enough away from the other buildings that you have your own sense of seclusion and privacy. It has a covered veranda so you can sit out when the weather is good, and if the weather is bad then there's the ideal opportunity to have a log fire (logs etc provided). The kitchen has everything you would need - the owners even supplied me with fresh scones on arrival! I enjoyed walking around the grounds and fishing lake. Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2018

  • "Really lovely place to stay."

    ... the owners were there if you needed anything but left us to enjoy our stay ... very nice people. Would recommend... very relaxing... our dogs had a great time too.

    Reviewed by PaulineMar 2018

  • "Beautiful surroundings around a beautiful cabin."

    The owners are extremely friendly and accommodating. I would definitely consider booking the cabin again.

    Reviewed by NicholasFeb 2018

  • "We love it at the log cabin we’ve been back 5 times now and just booked for the 6th time our boys love it."

    Reviewed by ClareFeb 2018

  • "Beautifully rural location."

    Great area for walking and relaxing.

    Reviewed by KathOct 2017

  • "Great place to holiday with dogs and perfect location for a rest."

    The owners are really helpful but at the same time respectful of your holiday time. Have been before and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2017

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in the log cabin."

    Stunning scenery, very friendly owners. Would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2017

  • "Second time staying here."

    Perfect for a relaxing holiday. Great woods to walk the dog. Very spacious cabin with friendly owners.

    Reviewed by KirstinJan 2017

  • "The log cabin was an 'away from technology' dream."

    No Wi-fi, no mobile signal, barely any television reception. So, if you're happy to read, walk, have squirrels, buzzards,bats and owls share your space, this is the holiday for you. We loved it, the dogs loved it and it's close to lovely Honiton, Beer, Lyme Regis and Sidmouth. The only downside is that the cabin was constantly in the shade, which is probably great in hot weather, but we missed out on the autumn sunshine,. No matter though, the wood burner was bright and cosy in the evening.

    Reviewed by HazelSep 2016

  • "This was our second time staying at the Log Cabin and we will definitely be returning next year."

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2016

  • "The Cabin is wonderfully isolated with everything you could need for a relaxing base in a beautiful area of the country."

    It is rustic and the grounds of the trout farm in which it is located are fabulous, with lots of grass areas for playing, access to the woods for exploring and no ambient light for star gazing! It is close enough to the main motorway to mean getting out and about is easy. A wonderful array of books, DVD's and magazines provided plenty of evening entertainment and the outdoor furniture and BBQ meant we could indulge in "out" as much as possible for meals.

    Reviewed by GailJul 2016

  • "A perfect setting for a great fly-fishing holiday; it was everything we could possibly want and more; a fabulous easily accessible trout lake in superb surroundings."

    A comfortable cabin with ample space for fishing kit under veranda, also there's a great local eatery and well equipped shop.

    Reviewed by SilviaJun 2016

  • "What a great place!"

    Hidden away, and nice and quiet. Hiking in the woods and fishing were great, and the owners were very kind. Look forward to return visits.

    Reviewed by ToddApr 2016

  • "The setting was fabulous."

    We were able to just leave our cabin and walk through the woods behind us on a crazy wood adventure following the stream that led us to sheldon woods. We also loved the basicness of it and we really enjoyed the log fire and the whole back to nature feel. The owner was very friendly but left us to it. It was nice to not have any signal and just escape without the kids and just enjoy doing very little. I think anyone that visits here needs at least two nights as it takes a night and a day to fully appreciate the simplicity of the cabin. This is a superb place for dog walking and kids as the exploring we did was fantastic. We will visit again when the kids are a little older and they can explore the woods and stream safely.

    Reviewed by NicoleFeb 2016

  • "Wonderful accommodation and scenery, very friendly owners."

    Just outstanding!

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2015

  • "Another fabulous holiday here, excellent for exploring the forest."

    Clean, quiet retreat - bliss! Will be returning again next year.

    Reviewed by ClareAug 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.

    Reviewed by SheriJun 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.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 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.

    Reviewed by SandyFeb 2015

  • "The Log Cabin is a very cosy secluded break."

    Comfortable with great owner.

    Reviewed by KatyNov 2014

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

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2014

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

    Reviewed by ThomasAug 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.

    Reviewed by StephanieJun 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.

    Reviewed by VivienneMar 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.

    Reviewed by SharonFeb 2014

  • "This property ticked every box for me, it is a simple place for those who enjoy a simple quiet life."

    The location was exactly what I wanted and wished for; secluded, close to nature, quiet, a place to contemplate the important things in life and enjoy it.

    Reviewed by PaldenOct 2013

  • "I can now see why its always booked up in advance!"

    The owner was very pleasant and helpful. The log fire was also a lovely feature in the living room.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2013

  • "The cabin looked beautiful and the woods was amazing to walk through."

    Tourist places are close by and the town of Honnington has lots of antique shops with some good finds.

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2013

  • "This was totally what it said on the tin, lovely peaceful and quiet."

    Beautiful area, lovely people that run it and the surroundings were equally lovely. The cabin was very comfy and cosy for an evening and the bed was equally comfy.

    Reviewed by CarolynMay 2013

  • "Quiet location so able to relax and unwind."

    Helpful owners. Nearby fishing lake.

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2013

  • "Beautiful, secluded and quiet surroundings."

    We walked everyday with the dog and the children loved the woods. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2012

  • "Location, views, peace and quiet."

    Owners terrific and friendly. Felt comfortable with The Log Cabin. c

    Reviewed by LesleyannSep 2012

  • "We enjoyed the solitude of our stay."

    Reviewed by JeanetteMay 2012

  • "The scenery from the top of the driveway hill was excellent."

    A really beautiful area. Lovely relaxing cabin - peaceful.

    Reviewed by JeanetteMar 2012

  • "It was really peaceful, a nice get away from everything - the dog loved it!"

    There were scones in the fridge when we arrived :) I will definitely visit again :) we had the best time. The photos on the website don't show the best features.

    Reviewed by MarieFeb 2012

  • "The woods,the peace, the quiet and the dogs had so much freedom."

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2011

  • "The isolation!"

    We hardly saw any one all week. It was so quiet I could've spent more time there; just me and my wife and the dogs. All together it was my idea of heaven. A great holiday. The cottage was set up for people with dogs. All together a wonderful time was had by all.

    Mr NeltonOct 2011

  • "Peace and quiet and the friendliness of the owners."

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2011

  • "The property was fantastic."

    Great freedom for the dog - we loved it!

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2011

  • "We enjoyed the peaceful tranquility, the sound of moving water, the lovely cream tea on arrival and the comfy double bed."

    Reviewed by RaymondJun 2011

  • "The cream tea provided by the owners was appreciated after a long journey and was a nice welcome."

    The peace and quiet was wonderful. It was good that the owners left us to our own devices but were available if needed.

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2011

  • "We had a great time."

    The owners are nice people and very helpful. There were so many places to visit and we just ran out of time. 5stars A+++ we will be back next year thats for sure.

    Reviewed by ChristopherApr 2011

  • "This was our second stay at the Log Cabin and we loved every minute."

    The cabin is cosy and the setting so peaceful. Perfect for a break from everything. Back next year!

    Reviewed by KirstenMar 2011

  • "The owners were really helpful as we got snowed in!"

    Lovely cabin in beautiful woodland, would definitely go there again.

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2010

  • "Peace and quiet, the owners were there if you needed them but did not intrude on our holiday, very nice couple."

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2010

  • "The rural setting, the grounds, fishing ponds, and surrounding forest."

    The log cabin itself is really cosy and the owners are friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by GeoffSep 2010

  • "Quiet location, away from it all."

    The property allowed us to bring our dogs.

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2010

  • "The position and solitude of the cabin."

    The rustic yet totally acceptable accommodation. The cabin was better than I expected. The owners were patient teachers of fly-fishing when faced with a city girl to teach.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2010

  • "The setting and surroundings were really nice."

    The Log Cabin was very homely.

    Reviewed by KimMar 2010

  • "Completely out of the way and peaceful, with Dartmoor and Exmoor on the doorstep."

    The place is naturally freezing in winter, but once the wood burner is roaring away it's snug as you like. The owners are a smashing couple and I dare say if I was into fishing and it was summer, I'd have liked their trout fishery too.

    Reviewed by DuncanDec 2009

  • "Very remote, beautiful surroundings, nice touch to have scones on arrival and the pre order of champagne on ice very organised."

    Reviewed by JonDec 2009

  • "It was lovely and secluded."

    The cabin was really cosy and clean and we had a really relaxing time. The cream tea in the fridge for us when we arrived was a lovely touch.

    Mrs KayDec 2009

  • "The site is really nice."

    The welcome was warm and friendly and the owners did everything to make it a nice holiday.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2009

  • "The peace and quiet, and being away from it all."

    A very tranquil setting!

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2009

  • "The wonderful, remote location - especially having the opportunity to be amongst the real farming community of Devon."

    The wood-burning stove was most welcome and the complimentary Devon cream tea on arrival was a lovely, thoughtful touch.

    Mr & Mrs CatlinJul 2009

  • "We had a great week and enjoyed it very much."

    Mr BennettMay 2009

  • "The Cabin was set in a nice and secluded place, forestry all around, ideal for anyone with dogs."

    Owners were great, just left you to it and very helpful. All in all had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2009

  • "We loved every minute of our time there, the whole area was second to none."

    The dog loved it too and was just as sad to leave as we were.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2009

  • "It was a stress free break - we were left to get on with it."

    The log cabin was beautiful and exactly as you would hope for so it had a 'wow' factor when we arrived. The area is near some great places which would make me want to return for a longer break with children.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2009

  • "The area of Devon it was in."

    Great open space for the dogs.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2008

  • "The Cabin is in a lovely, secluded, peaceful location, and very cosy."

    The people were very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely go back there again.

    Reviewed by MartinNov 2008

  • "We liked the quiet location, my son enjoyed the fishing and my dog loved it all."

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2008

  • "The absolute peace and quiet."

    We could take our family dog, and the surroundings were perfect. The owners were friendly and accommodating and very pleasant. We enjoyed it so much we have already booked 2 weeks next year!

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2008

  • "Enjoyed the peace, and the owner was very welcoming."

    The grounds were lovely, and lots to do within a short drive. We will book again in future, thank you.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2008

  • "Our experience at The Log Cabin was thoroughly enjoyable."

    The owners were incredibly helpful and attentive. Was in a great location. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by GarethJun 2008

  • "The owners were very kind, helpful and accommodating."

    We were made to feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by GabriellaSep 2007

  • "Setting of cabin very good, very quiet and peaceful."

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2007

  • "Tranquil, lovely countryside, friendly people, secure."

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2007

  • "Nice and quite."

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2007

  • "Peaceful, beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2007

  • "The owners were more than happy to help with any queries we had."

    Ten out of ten for the way they made our stay perfect. We hope to stay with one of your properties again.

    Reviewed by CliveDec 2006

  • "The Log Cabin was in an ideal setting."

    It was peaceful and quiet, a real 'break away'. The hosts are so happy to help and were friendly and approachable. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who likes to fish and wants to escape from everyone and everything for a few days. Brilliant weekend, just brilliant !

    Reviewed by FayDec 2006

  • "The Log Cabin was just what I needed, peace, quiet and solitude."

    The owners are very friendly and can't do enough to help you if you need them. I'll be back.

    Reviewed by DeanNov 2006

  • "A lovely location, very peaceful."

    The owners were friendly and helpful. The dogs loved the woods and little streams. It was the perfect getaway location.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2006

  • "...Peace and quiet and friendly owners, nice walks for the dog"


    Reviewed by JohnOct 2006

  • "It was excellent."

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2006

  • "I liked the location; the seclusion and peacefulness."

    Reviewed by KimAug 2006

  • "Location is ideal for two adults and a dog."

    The surrounding woods are lovely and our dog enjoyed it thoroughly.

    Reviewed by CathJul 2006

  • "The surroundings are fantastic and the access to the fishing was an extra bonus."

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2006

  • "The Log Cabin is an ideal get away from it all holiday."

    It is so relaxing, the surrounding woodlands are full of wild life and a squirrel likes to visit.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2006

  • "Great place for the children (mind the lake!"

    ). Our dogs loved the woods.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2006

  • "We loved our second stay at the log cabin."

    The setting is amazingly tranquil, the owners friendly and welcoming and the location perfect for visiting the many local attractions. The short journey to Branscombe beach and the whole Jurassic coast made the holiday great for myself, the children and even the dog. We can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed by JulietApr 2006

  • "Stunning views from every window."

    Beautiful surroundings. Peaceful. Great woodland walks - didn't see a soul. Lots of wildlife. Inglenook fireplace with wood burner. Exactly what we were looking for.

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2006

  • "We have just used your company for the first time and would like to let you know how much we enjoyed our break."

    The log cabin was just how you described it in your brochure, it was one of the most relaxing breaks we have had, and the owners were marvellous. We will definately be using you again in the future. Thank you for an excellent service.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2006

  • "The location of the Log Cabin was perfect, out of the way, peaceful etc."

    It was exactly what we needed. My husband enjoyed the fishing (caught his largest ever trout!). The owners were friendly and helpful. The Log burning stove/fire was great. The dog enjoyed his walks!

    Mrs HarveyNov 2005

  • "Local countryside was beautiful and the log cabin situated in a lovely spot with woodlands all around and a lovely lake to walk around, children enjoyed exploring in the woods."

    We received a warm welcome and the owners were really nice.

    Reviewed by DarrenAug 2005

  • "We had a brilliant time in the quiet surroundings."

    The peace and quiet was just what we needed. The owners were very helpful and friendly. All in all a week that seemed to last a month.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2005

  • "Had a great time."

    Owners were very welcoming. My dog (Rosie) thought the Forest behind the cabin was brilliant. Very safe area for dogs as not near any roads. Lovely and peaceful and very pretty area.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2005

  • "The owners are really helpful and friendly people and have obviously taken care in restoring the Log Cabin."

    Using the woodburning stove, it was really warm at night and the back up convector heating wasn't needed during the night. I loved being able to walk out of the door and into the woods, the Blackdown Hills and the wonderful wildlife on the doorstep. The lake was also a great hit with my dog, and the area was really quiet, we met absolutely no-one when walking in the forests. Its a great holiday for people who want peace, quiet and nature.

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2005

  • "The woods to the rear of the cabin were a great source of adventure for the children."

    They loved the streams, hills and trails. Welly boots are a must!! The coarse lake was great for the 9 year old - he was able to catch 4 or 5 roach in an evening. For those warm evenings, sitting out on the grass with a glass of wine waiting for the BBQ - perfect

    Reviewed by DorcasAug 2004

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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 from owner direct - £3.50 for a large net bag)
  • 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 dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • 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
  • Note: The garden in not enclosed, pet will need to be supervised when outdoors

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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