View towards the barn
View towards the property with it's large garden and countryside views
Outside patio area with bi-folding doors into the living room
Country style kitchen/dining room
Dining area with French doors leading outside
Living room
Living room with access into the patio area
Attention to detail
Master bedroom with en-suite
Countryside views from the bedroom
Mast er bedroom with en-suite
En-suite bathroom
Twin bedroom with en-suite
View towards the property and surrounds countryside
Croyde is only 7 miles away
1 / 15  View towards the barn
2 / 15  View towards the property with it's large garden and countryside views
3 / 15  Outside patio area with bi-folding doors into the living room
4 / 15  Country style kitchen/dining room
5 / 15  Dining area with French doors leading outside
6 / 15  Living room
7 / 15  Living room with access into the patio area
8 / 15  Attention to detail
9 / 15  Master bedroom with en-suite
10 / 15  Countryside views from the bedroom
11 / 15  Mast er bedroom with en-suite
12 / 15  En-suite bathroom
13 / 15  Twin bedroom with en-suite
14 / 15  View towards the property and surrounds countryside
15 / 15  Croyde is only 7 miles away

The Cowshed - Greenhill

Croyde (7mls E), Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 4
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful barn conversation far from the hustle and bustle with large private enclosed garden enjoying far reaching views across the Devon countryside
  • A short drive to Exmoor National Park and the sandy beaches of Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe 
  • The South West Coastal path is within easy reach which offers an array of spectacular walks and views


Property code: GCOWS

This delightful, detached single storey barn conversion is an ideal base for families or couples seeking a relaxing break.

An abundance of cliff walks, sandy strolls and stick-chasing spots lie in wait of discovery at this glorious bolthole. Sitting peacefully in a secluded location, yet just 8 miles from the coast, this barn is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with both two and four legs. Adventure the days away before returning home to snuggle up by the wood burner or continue the fun and fire up the BBQ on delightful summer evenings.

Step foot inside this single-storey home where you are welcomed by classic charm and traditional features such as exposed beams. When you fancy a rest, the lounge is a wonderful space in which to put your feet up and tickle furry tummies in front of the warming wood burner. As appetites increase, step up into the kitchen/diner where culinary skills can be showcased in this well-equipped room. Rustle up tasty treats and savour every mouthful at the elegant dining table which sits next to French doors leading onto the patio. After dinner, head outside and enjoy an al fresco tipple as canine companions stretch their legs and wag their tails.Full of fresh seaside and countryside air, head to bed in the sophisticated bedrooms which are elegantly decorated and treated to en-suites.

Come rain or shine, put on your flip flops or wellies and take to the beach. Putsborough, Croyde and Saunton are all within an 8-mile journey from your door and have access onto the South West Coast Path where you can marvel at the dramatic ocean views and chase sticks. Exmoor National Park boasts historic tales, winding streams and wild ponies; the park’s edge lies 12 miles away from home.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size bedroom with TV/DVD and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC 1 zip-and-link twin (which can be made into a king-size on request at booking) with TV/DVD, en-suite shower room and WC
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included),
  • TV, DVD and hi-fi
  • Range oven with electric oven and gas hob, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in a separate cupboard
  • Large enclosed garden and patio area with BBQ Private
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 4 dogs welcome
  • Private water supply
  • Beach 6 miles, shop 4 miles and pub 2 miles
  • Arrival: 3pm

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 14th February 2020

We had a lovely comfortable and cosy stay in some very testing weather. The cottage is nicely isolated with some great local walks through country lanes and paths. Perfect for dogs with a fab large enclosed garden. Easy access by car to lots of beaches and local country side. Everything you would want is available including washing machine and tumbRead morele dryer. We look forward to returning hopefully when the weather might be a little kinder. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 20th December 2019

Excellent stay, beautiful cottage in excellent location.

Reviewed by Jenny 8th November 2019

We stayed at The Cowshed for a winter holiday with our 2 dogs, my mum and her dog. The property was a perfect size to be cosy on the colds nights but with enough space for the dogs. Underfloor heating was amazing, great size garden for the dogs to run around and a fantastic location to get to so many places. We had a great week and would definitelyRead more book again. Hide

Reviewed by Jenny 1st November 2019

For us the Cowshed and area was fantastic ... we booked for the firework week as our rescue is sound sensitive and we didnt hear one single firework ... fabulous ... weve already booked the cowshed for a full two weeks next November ..... it has a lovely cottage feeling to it and the garden was fantastic for our four dogs .... kitchen well equippedRead more too ... Hide

Reviewed by Joan 4th October 2019

Very comfortable cottage in good location. Perfect for dogs it has a large enclosed garden. Our 3 labradors and us had a great holiday.

Reviewed by Wendy 16th August 2019

Well equipped and comfortable cottage which made a very relaxing holiday home. Very remote location made a car essential but plenty of shops within a few miles and some nice pubs with good restaurants.

Reviewed by Karen 28th June 2019

Very comfortable and spacious cottage. Well equipped and clean. WiFi better than expected. Large secure garden, great if you have dogs, and sun trap of a patio. Very quiet location with great views of the countryside.

Reviewed by Sandi 14th June 2019

Lovely cottage. Thankful that when it said enclosed garden for dogs it really was. Superb property.

Reviewed by Grant 17th May 2019

Fantastic location, close to the Devon coast and the wonderful beaches. Dont delay and book this cottage. You wont regret it.

Reviewed by Tina 8th March 2019

We had a very wet and windy holiday, but it hasn't put us off. The cottage was lovely, the garden was great, and very secure for our three dogs. Lots of room for them to run around. Location was great - in the middle of nowhere. Great wifi reception. Cottage lovely and warm. Would highly recommend it and we hope to get back again later this year.

Reviewed by Erica 1st March 2019

The cottage is very comfortable and well furnished. It is located in a very rural area but within an easy drive of the various beauty spots of North Devon. It is fairly isolated in terms of pubs but is ideal for dog owners with local footpaths and access to the orchard on the opposite side of the lane. The garden is also dog-proof.

Reviewed by Anne 28th December 2018

Overall the cottage was comfortable and the location was fine.

Reviewed by betsy 26th October 2018

Loved it here. Great base for exploring North Devon. Dogs loved the huge garden. Everything you could want or need in the cottage including a massive pile of wood for fire. Very dog friendly. Will come back next year and explore some more.

Reviewed by Steven 19th October 2018

Great property, great location our 3rd visit and now planning next year. We've even recommended it to my parents who loved it as well. Garden is great for the dogs and totally secure so no issues with letting the beasts (Sky & Luna) run around to their hearts content:)

Reviewed by Lisa 5th October 2018

The property was very nice in a very peaceful, rural location. Very warm and confortable with everything we needed.

Reviewed by Gill 28th September 2018

Amazing place, everything was there bar from side plates. Set in glorious country side. The owners were lovely . Would definitely recommend this to friends x

Reviewed by M 10th August 2018

Cottage was lovely and well equipped - spacious rooms and lovely location.

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View towards the barn
View towards the property with it's large garden and countryside views
Outside patio area with bi-folding doors into the living room
Country style kitchen/dining room
Dining area with French doors leading outside
Living room
Living room with access into the patio area
Attention to detail
Master bedroom with en-suite
Countryside views from the bedroom
Mast er bedroom with en-suite
Show 3 moreEn-suite bathroom


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