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Secluded Log Cabin Built from Norwegian Pine With Fine Views Over a Devon Valley



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
Log Cabin near the South Devon Coast Set in Farm Land with a double and a twin bedroom

The log cabin is set in its garden surrounded by lawn and sheltered by trees and hedges. It overlooks an unspoilt valley of pasture and woodland.

The building is entirely of solid pine,the varnished wood giving the.accommodation a welcoming atmosphere. All electric heating keeps the interior warm even in wintry weather. The shower room has underfloor heating and a heated towel rail.

A galley style kitchen while compact has a combination oven/grill/microwave, a slimline dishwasher and a large fridge and freezer..

The spacious living is furnished with two feather filled sofas, a TV and a dining table and chairs. It overlooks a typical devon valley of pasture and woodland.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Sarah and I met while working on charter yachts in the Caribbean. 31 years ago, we bought Lower Merrifield in South Devon and eventually settled down here with our two sons and two dogs. The family loves the open air life here, enjoying tennis, cricket, rugby, golf, boating, swimming, horse riding and sometimes just sitting in the garden with a glass of something cool.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wonderful to return to South Hams after too many years. Everything about your log cabin is idyllic. Don't change a thing."

"A lovely log cabin in a beautiful and peaceful position"

"Our first visit to South Devon which we have very much enjoyed. Loved the log cabin, loved the sun rises, loved the views."

"We have very much enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable log cabin."
Sep 2014
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based on 1 holidaymaker reviews


Comfortable, warm, beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

The log cabin was wonderful, it was comfortable, warm and very cozy.

The views around the cabin are lovely, we took our dog and he loved running around the area, the owners are not far from the cabin but you don't get disturbed.

I would go down again with a few friends in the summer, the only thing was the reception on our phones that didn't work, but then again why do you need to be on the phone when you have everything around you.

Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I designed this log cabin to be comfortable accommodation for young families as well as older people who will find it warm, bright and peaceful . The location has fine fine views of the surrounding Devon farmland. The deck, sheltered by trees, enjoys the sun from breakfast time to sundown.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Tower Inn at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 25 Miles Nearest Golf : Dartmouth Country club at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Totnes at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : A38 at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Tower Inn, Queens Arms, Start Bay Inn, at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Slapton Sands at 2 Miles Car: necessary


There are beaches to suit everyone from toddler to serious surfer within 20 minutes drive. Slapton Sands is the nearest beach just over two miles away, streching to the village of Torcross. Refreshments and ice creams are sold in the carparks and from local shops. The popular beaches are watched by RNLI lifeguards during the holiday season. Some beaches do not allow dogs during the holiday season but there are a good number where dogs are welcome.


The Log Cabin is situated amongst farmland, accessed along the famous Devon lanes. A car is essential unless you are passionate walkers or cyclists.

Totnes mainline rail station is 8 miles.

Exeter airport is 45 miles.

Plymouth ferry terminal is 25miles

There are buses between Dartmouth and Kingsbridge that stop near Slapton.


Slapton is 1.5 miles away.

Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Totnes are about 10 miles away.

There are many wonderful beaches with a 10 mile radius.

Great walking on Dartmoor or along the South West Coastal footpath.

Further Details:

There are spectacular walks along the coastline and on Dartmoor

Good pubs in all the villages nearby. Local beers and excellent food are served in many, most are children and dog friendly.

The nearby towns have all the major supermarkets most of whom will deliver an internet order.

There are also excellent local bakeries, butchers and grocers.

Village shops nearby keep a wide range of fresh, frozen and preserved foods.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Autumn
4 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Holidays
23 Dec 2016 - 12 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Please email me your booking enquiry through this website. When we have agreed on dates and rental fee I ask for a payment of 50% to confirm. I prefer a BACS transfer direct to my bank account. Pay by slow cheque if you wish. When the funds have cleared I will confirm your booking. The balance plus a £100 security deposit will be due 6 weeks before the start of your holiday. I will return the deposit, less any agreed expenses, using electronic transfer within 7 days of the end of your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday during holiday periods. Alternative starting days or shorter breaks can be arranged during the less busy times of the year. Please arrive after 1500 and make sure you are ready to leave by 1000.

Notes on prices:
Note that there is NO extra charge for heating, please keep that in mind when comparing prices with other properties.
For an extra £25 each your first dog is welcome, more dogs are £10 each
Email to arrange shorter breaks which are priced by arrangement.

I ask for a payment of 50% to confirm your booking. I prefer a BACS transfer direct to my bank account. Pay by slow cheque if you wish. When the funds have cleared I will confirm your booking. The balance plus a £100 security deposit will be due 6 weeks before the start of your holiday.

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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The Log Cabin is within easy reach of Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Totnes and Dartmouth. Nearby there is a choice of beaches to suit all ages and abilities.There are splendid walks along the South West Coastal path or on Dartmoor. in the surrounding villages there are pubs where good food is served, and some very tasty beers brewed in small local breweries.

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Away From It All
  • Family


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


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a slightly higher than usual WC, specially convenient for the elderly, and a handbasin. The electric shower delivers hot water on demand. There is a heated towel rail and underfloor heating.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom has a divan double bed with a duvet. Beside each bed is a small chest of drawers each with a bedside lamp. The twin bedroom has two divan beds with duvets, a shared bedside table and table lamp.


  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Snug and cosy, the cabin's Norwegian origins show in the friendliness and warmth of the solid pine construction. The timber's natural glow adds to the sense of comfort and well being. Even when the weather is grey, inside, the light has a welcoming quality. When the sun is shining, throw open the doors and let the outdoors in. Outside: Sundeck and garden area with outside picnic table and a gas BBQ, and a bench and some outdoor chairs. Utility Room: The compact utility room holds a washer and tumble dryer and a warmed linen cupboard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and bath towels are provided, please bring your own beach towels. There will be a couple of tea towels and an oven cloth in the kitchen. We clean the rooms before guests arrive and offer a change of linen half way through a two week stay.

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