6.2 miles W of Dartmouth
From £24 per person per night
Sleeps 2 people
Cabin in Devon: Tardis-like, our superstar shack not only has all the mod cons you'll ever need for a rurally restorative getaway but is also a whole heap bigger inside than you'd ever imagine. Breathe in, breathe out; unwind.
So cute you want to pinch its cheeks, this gorgeous cabin is a cosy retreat with lovely views over a lake that's covered in water lilies during the summer. It's all about the great outdoors at Ashley's Shack - a sheltered patio means you can relax in the fresh air, busy doing nothing but drinking in the natural scenery, listening to the dawn chorus or the owls hooting in the woods of an evening. Watch the sun set and the stars start to twinkle - there's no light pollution here. Read a book, take a nap, or open a bottle and cook up something delicious on the barbie; isn't this what life's all about? From the moment you pull off the Totnes to Dartmouth Road (which can be busy during the day and there is some road noise) you'll start to switch off and slow down. Your woodland hideaway is reached by a lovely little path through a wildflower meadow (pack a torch for those darker nights) and, when you arrive, your luggage will be effortlessly transferred by tractor. Ashley's shares its idyllic surroundings of acres of wildflower meadows, woodlands, a stream and, of course, the lake, with Poppy Yurt - but never fear, you'll be perfectly private to do your own thing. Inside the charming cabin with its wood-panelled walls you'll find a large, comfy bed covered with gorgeous linens and throws. There's a sofa for snuggling up next to a roaring fire in the wood-burner, a proper dining table, and a sweet little kitchen with a Belfast sink - not to mention a dresser (in a shack? Yes, really!). And, of course, in the en suite you'll find your very own flushing loo, basin and shower, with hot and cold running water. A roomy home from home? You bet. The Owners even provide a box of scrummy locally-made goodies, including their own home-made honey and local cheeses.
Out and About
If you can tear yourself away from this fantastic place, there's heaps to do nearby, whether you want bucket-and-spade fun, a spot of shopping or something cultural. You're slap bang in between Totnes, with its fab Friday morning market and eco-friendly shops, and Dartmouth, which boasts yet more great shopping and a proud naval tradition. Blackpool Sands, one of the South Hams' most gloriously beautiful beaches, is just a short drive away, as is Greenway, once the holiday home of Agatha Christie and now a National Trust treasure.
Steps up to open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. King-size double bed (5'), wood-burner, 2 ring electric hob, combination microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle. Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.
Availability, reservations and pricing : £337 to £635 per week Powered by Classic Cottages
All prices are £ per week per cottage. Where applicable the prices are inclusive of VAT. The prices are specified for Saturday changeover dates.
For weekly holidays or short breaks beginning on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday the price for the following Saturday applies. For those beginning on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday the price for the previous week applies.
Bed linen and towels are included in the price. In addition, many cottages also include electricity and central heating within the price and this should be taken into consideration when comparing prices. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the Web site.
A non-refundable booking fee of £24 is payable per booking.
Seasons Book Now
|Dates 2018||Price Band (£337 to £635 )|
|1 Jan - 10 Feb||: 337|
|10 Feb - 24 Feb||: 356|
|24 Feb - 24 Mar||: 343|
|24 Mar - 31 Mar||: 384|
|31 Mar - 14 Apr||: 397|
|14 Apr - 28 Apr||: 368|
|28 Apr - 12 May||: 406|
|12 May - 26 May||: 425|
|26 May - 2 Jun||: 511|
|2 Jun - 16 Jun||: 489|
|16 Jun - 23 Jun||: 508|
|23 Jun - 30 Jun||: 546|
|30 Jun - 7 Jul||: 572|
|7 Jul - 14 Jul||: 616|
|14 Jul - 21 Jul||: 619|
|21 Jul - 25 Aug||: 635|
|25 Aug - 1 Sep||: 622|
|1 Sep - 8 Sep||: 552|
|8 Sep - 15 Sep||: 524|
|15 Sep - 22 Sep||: 505|
|22 Sep - 29 Sep||: 429|
|29 Sep - 20 Oct||: 425|
|20 Oct - 27 Oct||: 432|
|27 Oct - 15 Dec||: 368|
|15 Dec - 31 Dec||: 572|
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