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7 Nights  

  • £863  to  £1309

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Short Breaks From

  • £145 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About Crownwheel Cottage

Crownwheel Cottage is a traditional Devon holiday cottage in a gorgeous waterside location in the South Hams, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty a mere ten minutes from the coast. It's ideal for families and friends, sleeping between six guests in three bedrooms with space for two extra beds or cots. The setting is idyllic, with grounds that include a private waterside patio, mill leat, bluebell wood, and shared lawns beside a clear flowing shallow stream. Children and dogs are very welcome here, where there is lots of space to explore, play and plan fun adventures. Downstairs bedrooms also make Crownwheel suitable for guests with limited mobility.

The cottage is one of three traditional properties dotted around the Watermill Estate. It's relaxingly rural yet reassuringly convenient for shops and other amenities. Slapton village is three miles away with a thriving village shop run by the community and a dog-friendly pub, the Queen's Arms, which serves food and local ales. It's a ten-minute walk from the centre of the village to beautiful Slapton Sands and the Slapton Ley Nature Reserve. The village of Strete is also within easy reach, also having a village shop and a welcoming dog-friendly pub with food and a children's play area.

In addition to days spent lazing on the beach, surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking and fishing, you can explore this scenic region via an extensive network of cycling routes and footpaths, including the famous South West Coast Path. You only have to step outside the door for the chance of seeing kingfishers, barn owls, woodpeckers and many more birds that thrive in this protected environment. There's a family of dippers resident on site, and a family of otters are occasionally spotted playing on the lawn. Wildflowers flourish in the garden and attract butterflies and bees, while the colours and diversity of the hedgerows make them an attractive haven for birds and wildlife all year round.

Days out can include shopping, eating and sightseeing in historic Dartmouth and Kingsbridge, six and eight miles respectively from Crownwheel Cottage. Twelve miles away, Salcombe is a favourite spot for sailing enthusiasts with a harbour, river and more impressive beaches and coastline. Alternatively, drive to Totnes, 11 miles from the Crownwheel Cottage, where you'll find excellent independent shops, cafes and restaurants. There's always something exciting happening in the South Hams, whether it's an annual festival celebrating the landscape, food or arts, specialist markets, or live music and entertainment.

Crownwheel Cottage welcomes guests all year round, so get your booking in the calendar now and look forward to a fantastic holiday with your favourite people.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Iain Stevenson joined Independent Cottages in October 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity
  • Eco / Green
  • Off Grid / Remote
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Crownwheel Cottage is a period timber and stone barn conversion with original charm and modern features. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Spacious sitting room with comfortable seating for six people on sofas and armchairs and a cosy wood-burning stove. There is no TV but the shelves are packed full of books and board games giving guests the chance to relax and get away from technology for a while.
  • Dining area separated from the living room with a half-height timber divider that forms bench seating for the extendable dining table.
  • Fitted kitchen with cupboards stocked with equipment and utensils necessary for cooking and clearing away after meals.There's also a washing machine for your convenience.
  • Master bedroom with an antique-style double brass bed, views overlooking Gara Brook and a slate window sill deep enough to sit and admire them from. Beds are made up for the arrival of guests.
  • Second bedroom with full-sized single bunk beds that can sleep children, teenagers or adults. The room is large enough to accommodate an extra single bed or a travel cot. The latter can be provided but guests will need to bring cot bedding.
  • Shower room, WC and a handbasin.
  • Separate WC with a handbasin.


  • Twin bedroom with two single beds and space for a third single or a travel cot.
  • Bathroom with bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: Crownwheel Cottage has an enclosed patio garden with outdoor seating and a barbecue. Open the gate onto a bridge where a path leads over a waterfall to bluebell woods, the leat and the stream. The shared six acres of woodlands, lawn and garden has more seating. There's also off-street parking.

Additional Information: Well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement and a small surcharge. Utilities, WiFi, and bed linen are included. Guests to bring bath towels, beach towels, dog towels, and cot bedding if they are required. Smoking is not permitted. Short breaks (minimum of three nights) are possible outside of school holidays, depending on availability. Prices quoted are for six people. There is an additional charge if you require two extra single beds. Changeover day is Friday during peak and flexible outside peak.

Crownwheel Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6+2 in 3 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Bunks, 2 extra single beds)
3 or more dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £863
To £1309
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Iain Stevenson
Member Since October 2021

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Crownwheel Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 29th May 2024
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