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The Bothy

(Ref. 995264)

Slapton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous place to stay."

    A beautifully renovated building the perfect location for peace and quiet. Very well equipped and very comfortable. If you were going to choose a ‘bolt-hole’ and build it to a perfect specification this would be it!

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Apr 2024

  • "It was a lovely place as described."

    Isolated amongst fields. The Brothy was well maintained with good quality amenities. Loved the hot tub. Really recommend for anyone wanting a quiet time to relax.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2024

  • "A wonderful property equipped with absolutely everything we could have possibly hoped for, for a quiet, restful and enjoyable stay."

    The location is second to none, both in good and bad weather - with dry moments presenting the opportunity to enjoy the surroundings whilst in colder, wet weather, the log-burner turns the Bothy into a lovely cozy space to watch the weather from. We will most certainly be back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "Every thing fantastic"

    Reviewed by Loraine5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Bothy has everything we look for in a holiday property."

    The situation is fantastic being as rural as we could possibly wish for and yet very convenient for lovely towns, villages and seaside. We are always happy when we stay at the Bothy. It is now our third stay. We love the peace and quiet and especially watching the sheep. The property itself has been very tastefully renovated, all we have to do is move in and make ourselves at home. Thank you very much Sarah. Kathy and Derek

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2023

  • "Loved it! The peace & tranquility are second to none."

    A Unique & Contemporary Cottage set in the most beautiful countryside. What’s not to like. My wife was reading on the Deck when a Barn Owl landed on the fence not 10 feet away. The only issue is I wouldn’t like to keep opening the two gates in the rain. All in all a wonderful experience.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jun 2023

  • "This was our third stay at The Bothy, and sadly our last."

    We have had two exceptionally great holidays here in the past, but it seems the general care for the property is not obviously a priority for the owners anymore. We can not fault the location and setting of The Bothy, which is just so unique and the perfect place to get away for a relaxing break. Sadly, the bedding was very unclean on arrival along with generally everything in the house, we had to wash all the bedding and mattress protectors. Everything in the kitchen cupboards was really grubby, and had to be washed up. Not only was the cleanliness dreadful throughout, but a lot of things in the house don’t work properly or are broken, the list is endless! A real shame as it used to be our favourite place to stay and was always immaculately clean and well cared for, but unfortunately the location and setting do not make up for these issues.

    Reviewed by Nick2.2May 2023

  • "The Bothy is a very comfortable, clean cottage with all mod-cons in a beautiful rural location near Slapton."

    If you are seeking a quiet location in the countryside, surrounded by sheep, wild birds, and fine country views, this is the cottage for you. You will need a car to get around, although you will be a short drive from the village and the coast at Slapton Ley. Great coastal walks at Start Point and Little Dartmouth are within easy reach. We had a minor problem with low water pressure and the owners sorted it out very quickly.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0May 2023

  • "Such a relaxing peaceful place to stay at The Bothy."

    Everything you need for your holiday in the barn. So clean, quiet and a bonus with the hot tub. Listening to the sheep and wildlife is what a holiday is all about. A real good find and will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2023

  • "We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Bothy, despite the weather although that did mean we got to use the wood burner which we probably would not have done otherwise."

    We found the whole place clean, tidy and very comfortable especially the beds and everything worked perfectly. I would have only two minor suggestions, i) in terms of rubbish, apart from the "blue" cardboard bag it was not clear what could and should or could be put in the clear and black waste bags, so some comments in the cottage notes would be useful; ii) we were also not sure what bowls could be used in the microwave and whilst there were sufficient pans there were not any specific microwavable containers. But as I say very minor points and the Bothy is certainly somewhere we would use again if visiting Devon.

    Reviewed by Eamonn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful property."

    It was extremely comfortable and well maintained.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had an amazing time staying here."

    The Bothy is in a great location with wonderful views. The owners have thought of everything for the property and the house was very well equipped and beautifully furnished. Having a hot tub was a bonus and it was lovely sitting out and looking up at the stars. We highly recommend staying here and can’t wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday at the bothy, and particularly loved the views, the sheep and the hot tub."

    Unfortunately, hours of barking by an out of control sheep dog prevented us from booking again for the summer. The underfloor heating is not sufficient for the cold winter months. The bothy is tastefully furnished, but could do with some window dressing to keep out the dark. The place was superficially clean, but could do with a more thorough dusting. Please, replace the very dirty toilet brush.

    Reviewed by Monika4.1Dec 2022

  • "This was our second stay at The Bothy."

    It has everything we look for in a holiday cottage. It is in a fantastic position with panoramic views all around. We particularly enjoyed sitting on the patio watching the sheep and simply the peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful holiday at The Bothy."

    A beautiful property and stunning views! The hot tub was an added bonus and we enjoyed relaxing in it at the end of the day with a nice glass of wine whilst stargazing. The property was very clean, beautifully furnished and well equipped. The bed was very comfortable and the storage for clothes was the best we've ever had. We will certainly be booking again!

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Sep 2022

  • "If you love tranquility then this is the place for you."

    It is peaceful with gorgeous views across sheep filled fields. The property has been beautifully renovated with everything you need and more. Hot tub is in a lovely spot to relax and the outside dining and sun loungers catch sun all day. Perfect for your morning coffee/tea and then basking in the sun come afternoon and evening. Only 5 minutes away from slapton sands by car and situated perfectly for visiting the English riviera as well as the South Hams

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Bothy was everything we had hoped for and more."

    For us, the combination of the quality of the property coupled with the peace, quiet and remoteness was perfect. Yes you need a car to get everywhere, but that is a small price to pay in my opinion. The central location enables you to access many of the wonders of the South Hams with ease. The owners of the property are on hand if needed, nothing is too much trouble for them. The Bothy is decorated, furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Lovely touches abound including a night light in the bathroom, timed outside fairy lights above the hot tub area and plenty of logs for the fire pit for barbecuing or simply enjoying an evening outside with a glass or two watching the sunset. No surprise then that we have already rebooked for the same week next year.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Bothy is really well equipped with everything we needed for our holiday."

    the fact there were tablets for the washing machine and dishwasher just made everything really easy. The property is clean and has more than enough space for 4 people (we are a family of 4 with two late teenage sons). The fact the property is away from anything else was fantastic, real peace and quiet (apart from the odd bah of a sheep!). We have two kayaks with us and there was more than enough room to leave them outside, plus about 20 more! Just in case it helps a few people as Sat Nav wasn't much use, what three words location is

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely stone cottage, furnished to a very high standard in a very quiet location close to beach at Slapton (5 minutes by car, or 1/2 hour walk)."

    Reviewed by Sav5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful holiday home with fantastic views."

    Very modern and clean. Very comfortable. Only one thing that spoiled the holiday was the sheep farmers dogs that barked continuously.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2022

  • "We loved our stay at the Bothy."

    The location is quiet and peaceful - a fabulous base for a very active week, my husband sea kayaking and I walking sections of the sw coastal path. The property is appointed with everything you could possibly need and finished to an extremely high standard. Slapton is a great village and we enjoyed both of the friendly pubs - a bonus was happening on open gardens weekend. The hot tub and the fire pit were particularly welcome. Thank you! We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by W5.0Jun 2022

  • "A better description on the approach to the property would be more beneficial."

    Although the view is beautiful from the property some window dressings would be ideal at night. Better welcome pack on how to use things, only discovered the downstairs bedroom window fully opens which is ideal when using the Hot Tub. No instructions on how the cooker extractor works!

    Reviewed by Jon3.1Jun 2022

  • "We had an amazing chilled week at the Bothy."

    Everything you need was there. Great to have the sheep in the fields too. It’s a Lovely part of Devon. Would definitely recommend and will be back!!!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 2022

  • "Hello Sarah and Robin Thank you very much for a very enjoyable holiday."

    We loved staying at The Bothy. We appreciated the peace and quiet, the beautiful views and watching the sheep. It is a lovely comfortable place to stay, we would highly recommend it. We would like very much to come back again one day, there was so much we didn't see. Thank you again. Kathy and Derek

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful property in a wonderful tranquil and peaceful location."

    Comfy beds, good shower with lots of hot water, views of the fields and valley from every side of the living area and a hot tub to relax in. There was nothing to complain about, it was a truly relaxing and rejuvinating week at the Bothy, we hope to be back next year.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property is lovely, well equipped and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Bothy."

    Absolutely beautiful location and views. The new hot tub was very much enjoyed as were the very comfortable beds and log burner. Couldn’t fault it whatsoever apart from we couldn’t see that we were able to alter the heating and found it a bit stifling in the mornings. But better than way round than being cold! Wonderful base for walking and getting to Salcombe and Dartmouth. I must apologise - a wine glass was chipped in the dish washer. I believe my friend left a note. Thank you so much for having us! Will definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Evie4.7Feb 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2021

  • "We really enjoyed staying at The Bothy."

    Having no near neighbours really enhanced the experience. Seeing the sheep being herded by the sheep dog was amazing. We would love to come back again sometime. Jackie, Thomas and Tim

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Nov 2021

  • "The Bothy is a fantastic well designed and well equipped cottage."

    It has real charm and provides excellent inside and outdoor space to relax in. On a personal note it would have been a little nicer to have been closer to Slapton Village and the Ley but this is compensated by the stunning views and tranquility of the surroundings offered by The Bothy

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Bothy."

    The location is fantastic - so convenient and peaceful. The property is beautifully done, with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, peaceful location and within driving distance to our favourite beaches."

    The cottage was perfect, very comfortable with all the mod cons that you need for a relaxing stay. Had a wonderful 2 weeks with my family xx

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a quality barn conversion in a picturesque setting."

    We enjoyed an excellent and very comfortable week here in peace and tranquility. Highly recommended. The owners provide dishwasher tablets, washing capsules, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, washing up liquid and so on. Suggest these useful things are added to the description.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "Outstanding property in a beautiful location."

    Perfect hideaway to relax in .

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really warm and welcoming to return to each day as we had very poor weather while we were there."

    Really lovely property with beautiful views over the countryside.

    Reviewed by Alethea4.1May 2021

  • "The Bothy is a wonderful place that we have thoroughly enjoyed staying at on a couple of occasions."

    The owner is helpful and easy to communicate with. Unfortunately the same can not be said of Sykes. We have tried ringing on four occasions - total waiting time an hour and a quarter - to ask a simple query and never got to speak to anyone. We then wrote a letter to their postal address as no email contact was findable and still no answer. We are still waiting and ask please for a representative from Sykes to contact us ASAP. We have used Helpful Holidays and then Sykes for 20 + years and will not book with them again unless we can speak to someone about our query. Their level of customer care is shocking compared to Helpful Holidays which we loved.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Bothy, which we agree is a wonderful place! We are sorry to hear that you had trouble contacting us with your query. We have seen unprecedented volumes of calls this season due to the government travel restrictions, however both our head office and local offices strive to reply to any queries as quickly as possible. We have tried to contact you to discuss your feedback and will continue trying to get hold of you. We apologise again for any inconvenience or delays. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at The Bothy!"

    The house is beautiful, very well equipt and the views exceptional. We had some wonderful days out in Dartmouth, Torcross and enjoyed some fantastic views from the coastal footpath. I would highly recommend The Bothy as a base for exploring the area, the house is everything you could want in a holiday home! Hopefully we will be able to return soon!

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    The location was amazing, so tranquil and in beautiful surroundings. Hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2020

  • "Everything new including a complete reverb even had heat pump operating under floor heating."

    No worries about the virus well off the beaten track with sheep for neighbours but has easy access to road.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful place."

    It was so peaceful and quiet. The cottage is so well equipped. We would highly recommend it

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Bothy is in a superb isolated position with beautiful views of rolling countryside - from the driveway there is also a tantilising view of the sea."

    The cottage is extremely comfortable and beautifully furnished. The owners thoughtfully provided an ample supply of shampoos , shower gel,dishwasher tablets, washing powder etc in fact anything you could possibly want. The welcome pack was much appreciated too. We arrived just before the government requested that we self isolate due to the coronavirus epidemic. I cannot think of a better place to be - we spent the last four days of our holiday in the cottage relaxing and enjoying watching the wildlife including a pair of hawks and a family of rabbits. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Mar 2020

  • "There were initial difficulties with heating the owner or proprietor dealt with this efficiently."

    They communicated well because they you know what was going on and then it was all sorted. Very well equipped kitchen including sharp knives. The first gate could have a better place for the pole to keep it in place when open.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Feb 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at the beginning of February."

    The cottage is beautiful-amazing views, peaceful and great location. It was also spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you would need. Thank you for a great holiday, we will be returning soon!

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Bothy exceeded all our expectations."

    A beautiful location and luxurious accomodation and facilities. We even picked fresh mushrooms in the field for breakfast. The only problem was the narrow lane into the village and beyond if you wanted to go anywhere - but that's Devon!

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Sep 2019

  • "What a lovely place, Spotlessly clean, and so well equipped."

    It is true to say that in the 360 degree view of rolling hills, not a wind turbine, pylon or road can be seen. A perfect spot to appreciate nature and wind down from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Jean and co.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Sep 2019

  • "The Bothy is a great property for a couple."

    We have stayed there three times and will probably go back again. We would however prefer a different changeover day. Fridays are very busy on the M5 and M6 motorways and long delays are normal on Friday afternoons. Any other day of the week would work better! We find the slow broadband a nuisance at this property too (especially as there is no mobile phone signal) but appreciate there may be nothing the owners can do about it at the moment.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Aug 2019

  • "Excellent house in lovely location just outside Slapton village (be aware that driving through the narrow village can be tricky)."

    Beautifully designed and well equipped. Spotlessly clean. Helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2019

  • "If you're looking for peace and tranquility on your holidays, look no further."

    The Bothy is surrounded by rolling Devon hills (and sheep). In the evenings there were no lights from other properties to be seen in a 360 degree circle. Maybe too isolated for some people but we loved it! And bear in mind that, although you can walk into Slapton village, it is a very steep walk back. South Devon is all about those hills! The property was spotlessly clean, and the owners liaised with us by text re. our choice of time for them to come in to clean and change bedding at the end of our first week. We have already booked again for next year, but will be taking far less with us next time as the property is so well equipped. All in all a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2019

  • "This was an absolutely amazing property, finished to a very high standard & had everything you could ever want."

    In a beautiful location with stunning views, we would definitely recommend it. The whole family had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, everything was so well thought out, catering for our every need!"

    Stunning views and great location! We really appreciated the log burner after a day out, very homely. It was a nice touch to find milk, bread and biscuits on our arrival, Very well equipped, couldn’t ask for more!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2019

  • "We stayed at The Bothy for a week and had a really special holiday."

    The setting was idyllic and in a really good location for exploring all the villages around Start Bay. The accommodation was absolutely wonderful and ideally sized for 4 people. We were very impressed with the quality of everything in the property particularly the appliances and bedding. We would love to go back!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2019

  • "Stayed at the Bothy for a week in early march and loved every minute, even though the weather was hit and miss we still managed to walk along Slapton sands and down to Blackpool sands."

    The cottage its self was fantastic and had everything we needed. and was in a very peaceful and relaxing position. Slapton also had two good pubs that do excellent meals and a small shop that had most things you may need. All in all a fantastic week and we will definately return. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Mar 2019

  • "A fantastic 7 days in an absolutely beautiful cottage, with incredibly pretty scenery, in a wonderful area !"

    ! We could not have asked for anything more - Well done.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Feb 2019

  • "What a wonderful place!"

    Spent 5 days in this fantastic little 'bothy' for a little break in November. Stunning location and complete peace and quiet. Great little getaway from everyday life! The place itself is really well laid out, modern and well equipped. Very cosy and warm in the evenings with the log stove! Very comfortable beds and a lovely bathroom. Will definitely book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2018

  • "The Bothy is wonderful place to stay, secluded and nestled into the side of a hill with great views."

    So many small details add up to make the cottage warm, cosy and very comfortable. Very weather-proof ( we had bright,clear and cold weather) and cleverly designed to maximise light, we loved our stay there and are going to return. We hope to have warmer weather next time so we can take advantage of the outdoor seating/eating areas too.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2018

  • "Absolute peace - just what we needed."

    High quality furnishings and equipment. Very friendly owner.

    Sep 2018

  • "The Bothy is a fantastic cottage very tastefully refurbished with a modern interior."

    The views from the decking and the cottage are amazing. If like me you like a clean modern place to stay where you don't see a single soul from your cottage the whole week then this cottage is for you. You are surrounded by sheep in the adjacent fields and we particularly loved the friendly Alpaca. Yes, the wifi is slow, but who cares? If you have come on holiday to stare at your phone or tablet all week instead of the countryside, you may as well stay at home..

    Mr Garren NeighbourSep 2018

  • "Excellent"

    Aug 2018


    It's a joke among people I know that I have the most ridiculous standards for holiday homes - I usually look at about 500 (only a slight exaggeration!) before I find one I like. The Bothy is both beautifully modern and full of character - the views are stunning and the outside area is lovely. There's a firepit, beautiful sun loungers and a table and chairs. Beds very comfy, kitchen wonderful including more than the standard 4 coffee pods! We had a wonderful stay, the area is beautiful and the price was fantastic. Only slight thing to mention was that the internet isn't fast enough to stream TV, which is to be expected but we thought it maybe as advertised as smart TV. Thanks for a fab stay in Devon.

    Mrs Hannah OnslowAug 2018

  • "A terrific property - clean/comfortable/well stocked with a few lovely little unexpected touches for self caterers/amazingly quite with views to die for/surrounded by sheep giving birth to very late lambkins."

    We were told the Ram jumped the hedge for a second round! It was lovely, hilarious and a joy to see the lambs gambling around! Wholeheartedly recommend you go stay and see for yourself

    Miss Tina SweetserJul 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x Super king bedroom (beds can be unzipped to create two single beds on request)
  • 1 x King size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, w.c
  • and heated towel rail
  • Kitchen/sitting/dining room.
  • Underfloor heating Oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster TV
  • Wifi available
  • Parking for up to four cars
  • Large decked terrace with outdoor furniture and Hot Tub
  • Children over 7 years old only
  • Bed linen and towels supplied
  • Strictly No Smoking

The property

The Bothy is a superb barn conversion presented and equipped to an excellent standard throughout, with wonderful open countryside views.

This outstanding property is located with the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and lies on the outskirts of the village of Slapton, with Torcross and the unspoilt shingle beach close by.

The front door opens directly into a wonderful open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room with a high quality fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and separate utility room, two two seater sofas and a co-ordinating wooden dining table and four chairs.

There are delightful rural views from two floor to ceiling windows with Juliet balconies and a wood burning stove. On the lower ground floor there are two double bedrooms.

Bedroom one is furnished with a zip and link super king-size bed (which can be separated into two singles beds on request) and bedroom two is furnished with a king-size bed.

The fully tiled shower room is fitted to a high standard with large walk-in shower cubicle with rain-head shower and separate hand -held attachment, wash handbasin and wc. Outside there is a large decked terrace with a glass balcony and outdoor furniture with a further gravelled sitting out area with firepit and a hot tub Both areas enjoy wonderful countryside views across the valley.

There is also ample parking for up to four cars on the gravelled drive.

The property is located in a self-enclosed area of a field used for livestock – usually sheep.

Access is across a field where there are instructions to make sure that the gates are always closed.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Torcross 2.2 miles; Kingsbridge 7.5 miles

The unspoiled little village of Slapton lies just inland from the nature reserve at Slapton Ley and the two mile-long beach at Slapton Sands in the heart of the South Hams in South Devon. A picturesque and peaceful village with a two excellent foodie pubs, The Queens Arms. Visitors come from far and wide to observe the wildlife that live in the nature reserve and the beach stretches as far as the village of Torcross and is popular with families being patrolled in summer months by the RNLI. Nearby popular towns of Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Salcombe can all be easily reached. A lovely destination for a beach holiday or simply exploring on foot.

The Hot Tub is available from the 5th November 2021

Strictly No Smoking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter