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The Log Cabin

Sheldon, Blackdown Hills, Devon (Ref. 1164)

3.8

Good

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio

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117 Customer Review(s)

  • “The furnishings were very outdated.”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 ...

    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.

    - Joanne, August 2021

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.

Summary

  • 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

SHELDON

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
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