OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Luxury Log Cabin and 4 Unique Stone Cottages, Heated Indoor Swimming Pool, Quiet - Tarka's Holt Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms)



Updated: 09-Dec-2016
Cabin and cottages near Great Torrington, North Devon, England - Set Within 6 Acres Of Private Land,1/4 Mile From The Tarka Trail,Unspoilt Views Of Devon Countryside

Tarka's Holt log cabin is a Friday changeover and Tarquol, Warren, Halcyon and Old Nog are Saturday changeovers. Stowford Lodge in gorgeous North Devon is a beautiful holiday location set within our private gardens consisting of approximately 6 acres. All of our accommodation has immediate access to our gardens consisting of a large play/picnic area, a 1 acre games field and a short walk around our young trees. Stowford Lodge offers a perfect place to relax and unwind or enjoy long walks in the North Devon countryside or on our nearby beaches. The famous Tarka Trail is 1/4 mile away and bikes are available for hire locally, or we have under cover storage should you wish to bring your own. There's plenty of space to keep the children happy and a selection of farm animals to see;ducks, hens, sheep and ponies. Should you wish to stay in contact with the outside world during your stay, free WiFi is also available.

Details for holiday cabin Tarka's Holt Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

A stunning, luxury 4 star log cabin set within our beautiful grounds with breathtaking views overlooking gorgeous North Devon. Bedroom 1 is a double room with double bed with an ensuite shower room with WC and wash hand basin. Bedroom 2 is a twin bedded room. Bedroom 3 has a single bed with an additional pull out full sized wooden single bed underneath.

Family sized bathroom with bath, hand held shower, WC and hand wash basin

Open plan kitchen with a gas hob with an electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washer drier. Overlooks one acre field and unspoilt countryside views beyond. Clear view of children's play area.

The open plan living room consists of two sofas, a 32" flat screen digital TV with in built DVD player. The open plan dining area consists of an oak dining table and chairs. Free use of our swimming pool, all linen and tea towels are included in the booking price. An additional bath/hand towel service is available.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Our business is a family run business. We believe in providing the personal touch. So much holiday accommodation has become over commercialised whereby you often end up in a accommodation where you never get the chance to meet the owners.

We aim to meet and greet all of our guests and we make ourselves available for any questions at any time. By being available, we are also able to resolve any problems that may arise as soon as possible and offer local advice when needed.

We aim to make our guests stay as comfortable as possible and a high proportion of our visitors return year after year.

If you are looking for a comfortable, peaceful and relaxing stay, with the knowledge that someone is always on hand to help make your holiday as enjoyable as possible, then look no further.

Call Owner
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wow! What a fantastic place-a little bit of Heaven on earth. Thumbs up all round."

" Accommodation and Devon at its best."

" Great short stay, very quiet. I can't remember the last time we were somewhere so dark. The kids love the trampolines and the swimming pool kept the kids happy"

"We found the cabin delightful with everything we could possibly need for our comfort. The comfy beds and Devon air ensure a good night's sleep. The gardens and play areas are lovely, so are the lambs and ponies. Rich and Di have done a wonderful job with the cabin and grounds."

"Superbly run accommodation, very tidy and well kept."
Apr 2013
  • 1 of 1

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


Excellent family holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

A really nice family cottage in the countryside with some lovely views. The cottage was comfortable and clean with all the equipment needed for a good stay. There is a wonderful amount of outdoor space for children to play in, which included a small football pitch, trampolines, and climbing frames. Plus ponied, sheep and chickens to visit. The swimming pool was clean and lovely and warm - especially in the morning. There is a lot for families to do in the local area in fine or wet weather: we enjoyed a number of local beaches, particularly enjoying Westward Ho!, went horseriding in Croyde, and on a wildlife boat trip seeing seals. The nearest town of Great Torrington had a small supermarket (there is a large supermarket in Bideford), there was also a really good Fish and Chip shop in Great Torrington.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vicky, Thank you for your review. We're so pleased that you had a lovely stay with us and you had all that you needed. We're pleased that you were able to enjoy the outside space and the animals and that the pool was fun to use too. We hope that you will come and visit us again at Stowford Lodge soon. Kind regards, Rich and Di
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


From the Owner

It is simply stunning. On a clear day you can see the hills of Dartmoor. Quiet yet so convenient for exploring North Devon. No light pollution at night. The stars are so bright. Why choose anywhere else?

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Black Horse Great Torrington at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Great Torrington at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Great Torrington at 3 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

North Devon is a great location for walking and cycling enthusiasts.

Ideal for astronomers as our sky is so dark.


Our nearest beach is approximate 10 miles (25 mins) away and plenty of other beaches in North Devon are only a short drive away.


Use of a car is essential as our property is accessed via a narrow country lane off the A386. Further detailed directions will be given on request and at the time of booking.

Exeter airport is approximately 50 miles (1 hour away).


Great Torrington is 3 miles away.

Bideford is approximately 10 miles away.

Barnstaple is approximately 15 miles away.

Further Details:

Great Torrington has a vast choice of shops and the famous Dartington Crystal is only a 5 minute drive from Tarka's Holt log cabin. The Tarka Trail is 1/4 mile down the road and there are many varied walks and cycle routes available on the doorstep. Dartmoor National Park is a short drive away as too is Exmoor. The central location offers a vast variety of choice.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2016 Rates
16 Sep 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2016 Rates
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas Week 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year 2016
30 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
6 Jan 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
24 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
21 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please telephone or email us to enquire about latest availability and to initiate booking procedure. A deposit of 25% will be required on booking.

Changeover Day:
For Tarka's Holt, Friday is our preferred changeover day. Both Tarquol and Warren Cottages' usual changeover day is Saturday but please do enquire if an alternative day is needed, as we can be more flexible at certain times of the year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now


From the Owner

Personal service. Central, convenient location to explore North Devon. Peaceful situation, a chance to recharge batteries and enjoy a relaxing holiday.

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Holiday Complex


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Our cottages and log cabin are in the heart of rural North Devon's Tarka-the-Otter country, set in 6 acres of private land comprising of an orchard,with a safe and spacious children's play area and a one acre field ideal for kite flying and football. There's also a small wooded walk amongst numerous young trees running alongside our pony paddock and sheep field. There are also hens and ducks to be seen and fed.… and an indoor heated swimming pool only a few metres away. Who could ask for more?

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot