Relax on the balcony and enjoy the bubbles
Rural retreat
Cosy wooden cabin
Rustic features
Cosy up in front of the woodburner
Rustic rural retreat
Enjoy the warmth from the woodburner
Escape from the stresses of daily life
King size bed
Shower room with shower and WC
A doggy heaven
Fabulous woodland walks
Set on the edge of the owners farm
Springtime brings a carpet of bluebells
Set within 22.5 acres of ancient woodland
Entrance to the property
Private balcony surrounding the property
Located on a small farm
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3 / 18  Cosy wooden cabin
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6 / 18  Rustic rural retreat
7 / 18  Enjoy the warmth from the woodburner
8 / 18  Escape from the stresses of daily life
9 / 18  King size bed
10 / 18  Shower room with shower and WC
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12 / 18  Fabulous woodland walks
13 / 18  Set on the edge of the owners farm
14 / 18  Springtime brings a carpet of bluebells
15 / 18  Set within 22.5 acres of ancient woodland
16 / 18  Entrance to the property
17 / 18  Private balcony surrounding the property
18 / 18  Located on a small farm

Owls Roost Escape

Chulmleigh (2mls S), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Unique holiday experience in a comfortable yet rustic style, ideal for those looking to explore set within 22.5 acres of ancient woodland with direct access via to Eggesford Forest
  • Stunning views across ancient woodland with a riot of bluebells in the Springtime
  • Your own private lazy spa for that perfect romantic retreat 
  • Easy access to the Tarka Trail, for traffic free walking, cycling and river fishing
Property code: 74133

Simply superb and unique retreat close to many beaches and attractions of both the north and south coasts, take time to relax in the lazy spa or cosy up in front of the wood burner on chilly evenings.

Set within 22.5 acres of ancient woodland, with direct access to Eggesford Forest, is this rustic holiday experience, where you can live a simple life in a wooden glamping lodge. This property makes an ideal romantic retreat for those wanting to get away from it all. Two guests and their two dogs are welcome to stay in the one-bedroom home, located on a working farm with walking trails and bridle paths leading directly from the property.

Upon arrival, a gated decked area leads you to the entrance of your wooden cabin. The central area houses the open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining space where you can curl up by the wood burner and watch TV in a cosy ambience. The kitchen provides everything you need to whip up a meal, so if a reclusive retreat is what you’re after there’s no need to leave the home. The real charm of this property is the furniture, with the dining area incorporating a table made from the farm’s own oak trees; the ideal spot to share a romantic meal and a glass of wine or two. A lazy spa and loungers can be found on the enclosed deck area outside, adding to the relaxed theme running through the property.

If you can tear yourself away from this hidden gem, you can explore the wild expanses of Dartmoor and Exmoor with walks leading in both directions from the home. North and South Devon coasts provide a rugged coastline and sandy beaches where water sports can be enjoyed. You and your beau may prefer to stroll through picturesque flora and fauna at RHS Rosemoor (17 miles away) which has year-round events and a wonderful cafe for a quick bite to eat.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size with oil-filled radiator
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
  • Private lazy spa
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Electric included
  • Regret no washing machine
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, additional parking available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop 4 miles and pub within walking distance
  • TV in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available

This property is personally managed by Kerry.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ron 18th October 2019

An amazing dog friendly cabin on the edge of privately owned ancient woodland close enough to both North and South Devon beaches. The cabin has everything you need for a comfortable break like an outdoor hot tub and wood burner. My dog especially loved the woodland which is directly outside of the back door. John and Mary are particularly friendly Read moreand helpful hosts and they are great. Hide

Reviewed by Remi 4th October 2019

Really enjoyed our stay, the cabin is lovely and very well equipped. The hosts are super friendly. Would definetely recommend!

Reviewed by Rebecca 1st September 2019

Owls Roost Escape is a fantastic place as long as you like rustic and remote (which I do). The owners are friendly and helpful but maintained their distance. The cabin itself has a veranda with a view which would make you think you were in the trees. There are loads of adorable finishing touches which make the quirky cabin complete. I would go backRead more again and enjoy my time here. Great separate area from the dogs as well. If you are looking for piece and quiet this is your place. Hide

Reviewed by Cian 30th August 2019

Spotlessly clean, very comfortable and everything you could need for a lovely weekend away. Couldn't recommend any higher, will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Laura 19th August 2019

We had the most amazing three nights away and it was our first holiday away with our Beagle Jack. The location and facilities were perfect, with absolutely everything we needed and more. The hosts could not have been anymore fantastic they instantly made us feel extremely welcome and were so helpful with local information. It really was the perfectRead more little trip away. Thank you so much Mery & John - hopefully we will see you again soon! Hide

Reviewed by Neil 9th August 2019

Beautiful cottage in a superb private location, peaceful, surrounded by woodland. Walks literally at the gate. FULLY equipped. Lots of extras, hosts really friendly and couldn't be more helpful, we will definitely be returning and would highly recommend to anyone

Reviewed by Nicola 27th July 2019

The perfect rural getaway. Exquisite wooden cabin in the trees, so many well thought out features, and lots of little extra touches. Loved the peace and quiet. Human and canine visitors made very welcome by the hosts.

Reviewed by Bev 2nd July 2019

Such a peaceful, charming little place which feels like you are up in the trees in a rather posh Tree House! We went for our Wedding Anniversary and we loved it and were happy cooking in and enjoying the tranquility of getting away from it all. The hot tub was something that we didnt think we would use but in fact we enjoyed it very much.

Reviewed by Sarah 14th June 2019

Owls Roost is the most perfect property if you really want to wind down and relax away from work or the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This really isn't the place for you if you don't like long walks, fresh air and country life. John and Mary the owners have thought of everything and are on hand to help if you need them, but totally respected Read moreour privacy. We spent time sitting in the hot tub listening to the wood alive with wildlife - truely idyllic Hide

Reviewed by Jill 8th June 2019

Owls Roost is a gem of a place. Set in an ancient woodland, off the beaten track, if this is your type of holiday place, then this is the place to stay. Mary and John are generous and warm hosts who will make you feel very welcome.

Reviewed by Jane 20th May 2019

It was truly magical -everything and more !

Reviewed by Nicola 18th April 2019

Owners were extremely helpful. Lots of additional special touches. Dog biscuits, cider, biscuits for us. Very rural.difficult to walk everywhere but stunning.

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Relax on the balcony and enjoy the bubbles
Rural retreat
Cosy wooden cabin
Rustic features
Cosy up in front of the woodburner
Rustic rural retreat
Enjoy the warmth from the woodburner
Escape from the stresses of daily life
King size bed
Shower room with shower and WC
A doggy heaven
Show 6 moreFabulous woodland walks


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