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The Cowshed

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7 Nights See prices

  • £560  to  £770

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Short Breaks From

  • £80 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £110 p/night
    Peak season
    (4 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    4 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About The Cowshed

The Cowshed is in a beautiful location on the outskirts of Moretonhampstead, only a 15-minute stroll from a deli, bakery, cafes and friendly pubs like The Horse and The Union Inn. The converted barn is perfect for a couples self-catering holiday in Dartmoor National Park, although the addition of a sofa bed in the spacious bedroom means that it can sleep up to four people.

Moretonhampstead is a pretty Dartmoor town with excellent amenities and beautiful views. Its proximity to the moors makes it ideal for people visiting the area to walk, mountain bike or explore the leafy lanes by bike. Cycling is superb with some of the best trails in the national park, including the 90-mile Dartmoor Way circular route and the Moretonhampstead to Bovey Tracey cycling trail, either starting in or passing through the town, making it easy to explore (bike storage available at The Cowshed). Dartmoor's varied terrain offers something for everyone in every season. When the weather is fine, the high moors provide panoramic views and a challenging climb, while lower down the forest offers sheltered conditions. Haldon Forest has bike hire as well as a graded route for all abilities, while experienced riders can test their technical skills on the trail between North Bovey and Lustleigh Cleve. The Moretonhampstead Visitor Centre on New Street has more information and maps of local footpaths and bridleways.

Outside of town, the rugged wilderness of Dartmoor beckons. In addition to walking and mountain biking, favourite activities include horse riding, climbing, golf, fishing and wild swimming in the River Teign. Local attractions are many and varied but include Castle Drogo, Bovey Castle Hotel and Golf Course (open to non-residents), the Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, the Miniature Pony Centre, and Parke Estate. Further afield, other Dartmoor attractions include the South Devon Railway, Dartmoor Zoo, Buckfast Abbey, stately homes, beautiful gardens and National Trust properties.

Dartmoor is a beautiful choice for a holiday at any time of the year, especially when you stay somewhere as peaceful and comfortable as The Cowshed.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Wendy Head joined Independent Cottages in May 2020

Enquire online:


Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Stables/ Livery Onsite
  • WiFi

Location (Dartmoor)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Cowshed blends original stone with natural oak and neutral colours to create a calm atmosphere where guests can easily relax. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Apart from the shower room, the entire downstairs space is open-plan with solid pine floors.
  • Living space with one two-seater and one three-seater sofa, a TV with a DVD player, a log burner in the original stone fireplace, and a choice of books and information about the local area to help guests plan their stay.
  • A circular glass dining table seats four people.
  • Modern kitchen with an electric oven and wall-mounted stove, ceramic hob, as well as an island worktop and plenty of cupboard space. The owners have provided all the crockery, cutlery and utensils needed to cater for up to four people.
  • Tiled wet room with a heated floor, walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • The entire upstairs level is one spacious bedroom with exposed beams and glazed French doors that open onto a wooden balcony where you can enjoy a morning cup of tea in the sunshine. The room has a king-sized bed and a sofa that opens into a small double bed which is ideal for children with a screen to separate the room if necessary. There is also a TV and proper storage.

Outside: The Cowshed has a private courtyard with a table, chairs and a parasol. There is off-street parking next to the cottage.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and towels are provided, with a small surcharge for bedding for the sofa bed. Short breaks are possible in low and mid-season, depending on availability. Pets are not allowed in the house but the owner can accommodate pets used to living outside in their stable or shed onsite. Stabling (not livery) can be provided for guests who want to bring their horse for an extra cost - please enquire before booking. Smoking is not permitted.

The Cowshed Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 15th Jul 2022 - Mon, 5th Sep 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 4
Short break prices:
4 nights: £440 | 5 nights: £550 | 6 nights: £660
Additional Notes: Supplement for sofa bed linen

7 Nights

4 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2+2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double bedroom with sofa bed in same space)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7803 195092 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Wendy Head
Member Since May 2020

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EV charging possible by arrangement/cost 13 amp from property adjacent to parking area

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The Cowshed 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 6th July 2022
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