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Bowbeer Barn

Drewsteignton, Devon (Ref. 975825)

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Best holiday Ever On a farm!!”
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    • “I can honestly say this is the best place in Dartmoor we have stayed On a working farm!! We are surrounded by animals, dogs, cows, calfs, bulls, sheep, lambs, pigs, ducks, geese hens and more!!! Property is beautiful cream tea on arrival, milk, fresh eggs, owners are friendly and let you walk about the farm and visit all the animals. We are a mile from castle Drogo, we will definitely be back!! I would recommend this place to anyone that loves animals, walking or just wants a quiet week away, although we are on a farm you would not know it as it's so quiet!! Thank you for having us. Emily and Steve”

    V6469RVemilym, Stourmouth, United Kingdom, February 2019

    • “Couldn't be better”
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    • “We are 2 days into a week long stay here but feel confident enough to write this now. We come to Dartmoor 3 - 4 times a yr either camping, b and b's or cottage let's. We spend 90% of the time out on the moors so want somewhere nice and relaxing to come home to. This has topped the list after 2 days so read into that what you will. We both leave feed back on trip advisor after every trip. This is a working farm, you need to take that into consideration if booking. There are people wandering about, working from dawn till dusk but in know way are they intrusive. You are left alone unless you start a conversation which we do. The owners are lovely people, they will never to busy out on the land to help you with anything should you need it but to be honest they have covered everything to start with. The cottage is spotless, nice big living room, kitchen big enough for two people to work in. The bedrooms and bathrooms are excellent. The bath is huge! Open fire with supplied logs, kindling and starters. We had a pint of fresh farm milk, half a dozen eggs and four scones were waiting when we arrived. Everything you need for cleaning, cooking plus tea and coffee is supplied to start with. Obviously if you run out of anything its good manners to replace it. The owners do not have an.issue with you walking around the grounds to see the sherp, cows, pigs, dogs, ducks and chickens, as well as a small carp pond which you can fish whilst you are here but just ask first so they are aware you are having a wander. As I've said, this is a working farm so there is heavy machinery in use. This has not had an impact on our sleep at all. We are laying in till 9am most mornings, not being woken up at all by anything. This is a little gem of a place, if you are an animal lover then you wont be disappointed. We will definitely be booking to come back! It goes without saying on dartmoor but bring a pair of wellies! Location is good, about a 15 minute drive to meldon Reservoir. Drogo castle is less than a mile away”

    Steve800000, Canterbury, United Kingdom, February 2019

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    • “We had a wonderful break at Bowbeer. We were greeted with a lovely surprise of fresh farm eggs and a warm homemade scones, jam and cream which was perfect after our journey. We were made to feel extremely welcome and were allowed to explore the farm and animals. My children were asked if they wanted to help feed the calves which was just super. The cottage was very clean, warm and homely and had everything we needed. It provided the perfect base to go exploring through the fabulous Dartmoor park and more. Highly recommend.”

    Mrs Oughton, Verwood, October 2018

    • “Beautiful peaceful position right in the middle of the farm and middle of nowhere. Despite the bad weather we loved being in countryside amongst a variety of animals. Enjoyed talking to the owner about their life on the farm. Well equipped cottage. Only criticism was an abundance of spider webs on the walls and a loose bathroom tap.”

    Mrs Masters, Winchester, October 2018

    • “We were looking for a property that was away from the hustle and bustle, and found it at Bowbeer Barn, In Devon. On a working farm, this barn conversion has everything you’d need. Lovely homemade scones with clotted cream and jam we’re waiting for us. 4 farm dogs love to come and say hello, and ducks cross the garden to get to their pond. Walks are all close by. The Eden Project is only an hours drive away. We’d recommend this lovely accommodation and hope to return.”

    Mrs Fryer, September 2018

    • “The beds were really comfortable. The hosts were really discreet and left you alone but were there if and when needed. Very peaceful, rural location.”

    Mrs Hamilton-gill, Swindon, July 2018

    • “It would have been useful to know that at this property you can not take your dog down to the bedroom area. I was of course aware as per your booking conditions that dogs are not allowed on the beds but we took her bed with us expecting to be able to have our dog in the room with us. We have had our dog for 11 years and she has never spent a night away from us, this resulted in one of us having to sleep on the sofa upstairs each night as she would not have stayed on her own.”

    Mrs Millward, Poole, June 2018

    • “Wonderful welcome from a very friendly family. Lovely setting on a real working farm, close to the moors. Good local pubs and facilities, great dog walking area. Would recommend this to anyone.”

    Mr Ward, St. Austell, June 2018

    • “Had a fantastic stay on a working farm. Lovely family, not intrusive at all but very friendly when you want to chat. Homemade scones, jam, clotted cream and some fresh farm milk on arrival for a Devon cream tea;delicious. Everything you could want had been provided even a towel for the dog with some bonios!. Would recommend this place to anyone. Close to Castle Drogo & Fingle Bridge and about an hours drive to beautiful Teignmouth. All in all we had a great time.”

    Mrs Renshaw, Bolsover, May 2018

    • “Property is beautiful in a lovely setting in a beautiful area”

    Ahern, Gravesend, May 2018

    • “Our second visit to the farm - lovely place, plenty of good walks and dog friendly pubs around. We'll be back! :-)”

    Mr Loynds, THATCHAM, April 2018

    • “It was a fabulous base for us to explore the area with lots of great walks within easy distance from the barn. The hosts were lovely and helpful. They provided some nice extra touches with fresh farm eggs and scones, cream and jam!! They made us and our dog very welcome and we will definitely come back again.”

    Mrs Warwick, HUNTINGDON, March 2018

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The Property

11/3 miles from Drewsteignton, on a large beef and sheep farm (which you are welcome to walk and explore, with care), an ‘upside down’ detached cottage converted from a handsome Victorian barn adjacent to the farmhouse. To one side and at the back, a neat enclosed garden (table/chairs, barbecue) with lovely long meadow views to Dartmoor. Carp fishing in small pond available (bring your own rods). Much thought and attention to detail has been given to this excellent cottage.From the garden, steps up to open-plan living/dining/kitchen (slimline dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven/gas hob) with oak floor, TV/DVD and woodburner. Stairs (stairgate) down to two bedrooms - a double (6' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath), and a twin with en suite shower-room (suite). Lobby with space for coats/boots and door to front. A great place to enjoy tranquillity and star-gaze.

Drewsteignton: exceptionally pretty village (pub, PO/shop, restaurant, church) on a ridge a mile from the most spectacular part of the River Teign valley (wooded river-bank and heathland walks). Marvellous scenery; fishing; extraordinary Castle Drogo (Nat. Trust); Chagford, 3 miles; the open moor, 6; Exeter, 14.


1st FloorGround Floor

Bathroom Bathroom Double Bedroom Twin Bedroom


Two downstairs bedrooms: 1 x super king double with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin, 1 x twin with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin. Lobby. Upstairs open plan space with sitting area with wood burning stove, kitchen area and dining area.


  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request, Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, the owner has friendly farm dogs
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

Drewsteignton Drewsteignton sits high above the River Teign as it meanders through a spectacular steep wooded Teign Gorge. It is a chocolate box village with a cluster of ancient cob and thatched cottages surrounding a square, complete with shop, ancient church, restaurant and very pretty pub.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.