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The Woodshed

(Ref. 976084)

Upton Pyne, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Half term week break to help family in Exeter with child care."

    Perfect base to relax in the evenings. Managed a long walk along the beach in Exemouth and a train journey to Dawlish between childcare duties. Very much enjoyed watching the birds feeding!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay with all the facilities we wished for."

    Fantastic views from the lounge balcony which is on the first floor. Bob our host could not have been more helpful and we had some good chats, he was very kind and helpful.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property with everything we needed."

    Especially enjoyed the balcony with views across the countryside.

    Reviewed by June4.7Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful place to stay - thank you."

    The kitchen was very well equipped and we had everything we needed for our stay. The bed was really comfortable and I’ve now even ordered the same bedding to have at home!!! Our little boy slept well in the travel cot provided and it was really helpful to have the stair gate and highchair, too. The location is so peaceful but we were able to drive out to access lots of great days out. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely time all round."

    Instantly relaxing as you sit on the balcony watching the amazing variety of birdlife. Owner Bob naturally friendly made us feel at home. One of the best getaways for relaxing we’ve found in a long time I can see why people return to this place. Gavin and Chris

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Wood shed was wonderful!"

    Perfect for our 3 night stay for a wedding nearby. It would be fab for a week too! The views are beautiful, overlooking fields of barley and rolling hills, with the only sound being birds. So relaxing and calm. The woodshed has everything you need in the kitchen/dining area with a good music system too. Upstairs is relaxing and comfy...and binoculars to see the pigs enjoying life in the far field!! Bedrooms are good and perfect for a family. The whole place was spotless!! Thankyou to Bob for the friendly approach and eggs, milk, tea, coffee!!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very nice place to both stay and explore the region and stay in and take in the peace and views."

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property in beautiful location."

    Very well appointed, clean and comfortable. Host could not have been nicer or more welcoming. We took our lively cocker spaniel and she was also made very welcome. However, we needed to be careful about taking her out because, although garden was lovely, it was not entirely pet secure.

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2023

  • "Amazing cottage with wonderful owners."

    Nothing too much trouble. Had a wonderful week. Beautiful views and walks. Hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Woodshed was amazing, our 2 teenagers said if felt like home and we have to agree."

    Our dog enjoyed his stay and the walks directly at the front door. The facilities and hosts were amazing. Can't wait to return in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "WOW, what a great place."

    .. The owners (Bob & Izzy) greeted us on arrival and went through everything... Milk and eggs in the fridge waiting for us. The cottage was kitted out with everything you need and quality of utensils / crockery etc... was superb. The whole place was spotless. Lovely, quiet location with a nice pub circa 1 mile away. I would definitely recommend if you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful retreat...

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Woodshed is lovely and set in stunning countryside with views."

    The accommodation had everything you would need and more. We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Woodshed was just what we hoped for, the accommodation was excellent and having a dog walk right outside was brilliant."

    I hope to go back to the Woodshed next spring.

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely and comfortable, well furnished and equipped holiday home - suited us perfectly as a family with 2 teenage boys."

    Very peaceful with no passing traffic, so a good retreat at the end of days out. The Woodshed overlooked owners’ garden (which you can use too - benches, washing line, bbq area) and countryside. Easy access with car to East Devon area and more. Friendly owners on hand to help with places to go.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2019

  • "The accommodation was fantastic."

    Very comfortable, exceptionally clean and very quiet

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2019

  • "The woodshed is an amazing place, so peaceful and tranquil with heavenly views across the rolling Devonshire hills and patchwork fields ."

    The property is small but incredibly well equipped, very comfortable beds, cosy lounge and all beautifully handcrafted. The only problem we had seems to be a little misunderstanding with the garden which I was told was dog friendly and fully enclosed, not quite the case if you have a dog with a tendency to squeeze through hedges after rabbits or likes to chase chickens!! A fabulous place for a couple, not much in the village but Exeter only a few miles away. Second bedroom very small but probably well suited to younger children. Local pub was closed when we visited but looked beautiful, and Bob and Issy have put together a fantastic and comprehensive guide to Devon, pubs, beaches, attractions for walkers, children etc. Absolutely idyllic.

    Reviewed by Carly4.7Aug 2019

  • "The stairs were a bit awkward for us being aged But we found it alll very comfortable"

    Reviewed by Annie5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cosy escape."

    Perfect for being close to the city yet unbelievably quiet and peaceful rural location. Fabulous hosts who were on hand throughout but not intrusive at all. Well equipped and clean. Would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Louisa4.4Feb 2019

  • "The woodshed cottage was just perfect in every way!"

    A beautiful cottage with amazing facilities Ava very friendly and kind owners who go out of their wAy to make you feel welcome

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a wonderfully relaxing time at the Woodshed, it's tranquil setting and stunning surroundings makes for a beautiful place to recharge."

    Our hosts were outstanding, their little welcoming touches really helped our holiday get off to a great start.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2018

  • "The Woodshed is an absolute haven, a real rural retreat ."

    The only sounds are birdsong and clucking chickens in the garden. Our hosts were very kind, helpful and welcoming, leaving us milk, flowers and a bottle of wine. All were much appreciated and our week was was a great,success. We can thoroughly recommend this cottage to get away from it all and relax.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2018

  • "The Woodshed is a hidden gem in Devon and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone."

    Our hosts were incredibly helpful throughout our stay and we had an amazing time in a tranquil and comfortable environment.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0May 2018

  • "The Woodshed is a beautiful place."

    It overlooks gorgeous countryside and you can go for walks direct from the front door. The balcony is lovely and inside is very clean and cosy. It's hard to believe you're only a few miles from Exeter because it's so peaceful. Pretty garden to sit out in and friendly owners. Loads to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2018

  • "Very friendly hosts who couldn't do enough for you if there was a problem."

    Spotlessly clean accommodation in a beautifully relaxing setting.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Apr 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x 2ft 6' twin
  • Shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Upper floor sitting room with wood burning stove and balcony
  • Lower floor kitchen with dining area.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart 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 two cars
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note:This property sleeps a maximum of 4, including babies
  • Note:This property accepts a maximum of 2 week bookings
  • Note:Washing machine and tumble dryer in garage shared with owner.

The property

This cottage has been converted from the end of the owner's oak-framed barn at the end of a no through lane on the edge of Upton Pyne.

With lovely views over the Exe Valley as far as the Killerton estate, this is a great base for anyone in need of some rest and relaxation in beautiful surroundings.

Take a couple of steps up into the spacious kitchen, well equipped with a dining area, then head on upstairs to your fabulous airy sitting room under the eaves with its elm floor and cosy wood burning stove.

On a sunny day, open the French windows to the balcony where you can admire those views over Devon countryside.

A couple of steps take you down to the two bedrooms sharing a smart family shower room.

Wander down the gravel path to your outdoor seating area where you can eat alfresco, or you are welcome to enjoy the owners' garden where hens and cats roam free.

For a refreshing drink, a footpath will lead you to a good pub in less than a mile.

The National Trust house and garden at Killerton are spectacular, or head to Dartmoor to admire some natural beauty.

The coast is within easy reach at Exmouth or Dawlish, as well as the bright lights of the cathedral city of Exeter.

The Woodshed is in a brilliant central location for coast, countryside and city or for simply chilling out.

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

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About the location


Exeter is a lively city in south Devon with a magnificent cathedral, historic quayside area with artisan shops and cafes, guided tours of the maze of underground passages and a wealth of bars, shops and restaurants. There is a good choice of excellent museums tracing the city’s lengthy history including an interesting medieval building The Tucker’s Hall, built for the Company of Weavers, Tuckers and Shearman which houses exceptional carved panelling, rare silver and a 4 feet long pair of fulling shears. Nearby Parliament Street claims to be the world’s narrowest street – less than 25 inches at its narrowest. The gatehouse and tower of Rougemont castle still stand in the city, surrounded by Rougemont gardens with a backdrop of Roman wall ruins - a tranquil haven. Exeter’s one time importance as a port is reflected in the Custom House, now the centrepiece of the Quayside, a fascinating complex of antique shops and cafes. Within a 15 minute drive of the city, there are some fabulous beaches at Sidmouth and Exmouth, and the start of the 95 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, all of which provide ample opportunities for relaxation, sport and exploration. Exeter is an ideal south Devon base from which to explore pretty countryside and Heritage Coast.

Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 4, including babies.
Note: This property accepts a maximum of 2 week bookings

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas