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Chagford luxury self-catering cottage in Dartmoor, Devon
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Effortlessly stylish, The Cowshed is the epitome of contemporary country chic cottage living. This bucolic haven is nestled in a sleepy hamlet on the fringe of Chagford in Devon; the jewel within the wilds of Dartmoor. Beneath its stone and vine façade, this former cowshed has been exquisitely redesigned into a luxury cottage, idyllic for those wanting a decadent self-catering escape.

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The sought-after town of Chagford melds a traditional Devonshire charm with a lustrous vibrancy, luring visitors from far and wide who come to explore the vast and varied terrains of Dartmoor. Set within a private horseshoe courtyard of five Grade II-listed properties, The Cowshed is a luxury cottage offering small groups a sublime holiday retreat. Within the creeping fig and grapevine camouflage, clean lines and natural hues provide the neutral backdrop for soft furs, country tweed and vintage railway prints, giving this elegant abode a touch of rustic luxe.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

This topsy-turvy Devon cottage has two beautifully-appointed bedrooms and a separate WC on the ground floor. The first double bedroom includes an en suite shower room, with a nod to the nautical through reclaimed wood effect wallpaper, a porthole mirror and rustic rope accessories. The other features an en suite bathroom and super-king zip-and-link bed which is countrified with studded wool and adorned with a chunky cable knit throw for keeping cosy on those crisp winter nights.


Set in the heart of Devon's ambrosial countryside, The Cowshed is perfectly positioned for those wanting to explore the rugged terrain of Dartmoor, with no less than 250 square miles of beautiful open moorland waiting to be discovered. From gentle rambles in wildflower pastures on clement days to horseback gallops and challenging hikes through the infamous Dartmoor mists; there are adventures for all. The Cowshed has its own small private terrace at the front of the house where you can sit back and enjoy a fresh morning coffee under the shade of the lofty rowan tree.

For Relaxation

Explore the delights of this quintessential stannary town, bursting with charm and full to the brim with quaint shops, tearooms and traditional pubs offering a warm welcome to all who pass through. Chagford is riddled with folklore and the handsome 15th and 16th century buildings bring it back to life, whispering tales of times past. With Gidleigh Park less than three miles away, don your finest evening attire and head to this stunning country house, voted the UK's number one restaurant by the Sunday Times Food List 2014. To top off a five-star dining experience, retreat back to the cottage and pour yourself a nightcap to savour by the roaring log fire; country living at its finest!


There is parking for two cars in the courtyard. This luxury self-catering cottage is well equipped with combined washer dryer, dishwasher, microwave, American style fridge freezer and electric Aga.


  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
  • Your Home Stay Includes Linen, towels and logs Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • Personally VisitedYes
  • BedroomsDoubles: One double bedroomZip Link Beds: One super-king zip-and-link bedroom
  • BathroomsOn the ground floor there is one en suite bathroom with WC, one en suite shower room with rain shower and WC and a separate WC
  • FamilyChildren: Sorry, no children or babies
  • BBQYes, a BBQ is provided
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60.00 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsHD TV with Freeview and DVD playerInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Arrival day is FridayArrival Time: Arrival is at 4pmDeparture Time: Departure is at 10am
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Style: Reindeer hides, wood floors and strong lines give the cottage a Scandinavian focus. An imaginative array of woodland wallpapers have been laid over the neutral canvas of natural materials to bring the outdoors in.

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Our Take

Property Owner Gemma says

I fell in love with The Cowshed at first sight; its tiny Juliette balconies, porthole windows and charisma in abundance made it just perfect! Close enough to civilisation so that you can walk to the pub for supper, but far enough away to be blissfully peaceful, the cottage is a true cocoon hideaway.

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The well-equipped kitchen is splendidly stylish and makes dinners a delight to prepare. The Aga provides the ultimate country cooking experience, so challenge your culinary skills with a hearty Devonshire roast dinner for the whole family, who can get started with a class of champagne and smoked salmon appetisers by the crackling fire.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).  

Eating Out

For that special occasion, look no further than the famous Gidleigh Park, just two and a half miles away, and let two Michelin starred chef Michael Caines wow you with his award-winning dining. For good home-cooked pub grub, there is a great selection of traditional inns within easy reach. Each bursting with character, take your pick from The Globe Inn, The Ring O' Bells or The Fingle Bridge Inn nearby.

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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