The Old Cow Shed

east portlemouth

From £319

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2 bedrooms

Up to 4 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: OLDCOW
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Garden or outside space
  • Short breaks available
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


The Old Cow Shed is a beautifully newly refurbished cottage offering tasteful, light and bright accommodation with a private garden, parking, and positioned on the far end of the owners’ property. The patio area has views out over the countryside and a dining table for 4, perfect for a summers evening meal. Guests can also source salad dressings and spicy nuts to nibble with a glass of wine from the owner, made next door to the cottage. Situated in a stunning location 1 mile from the delightful village of East Portlemouth and perfectly located for walking enthusiasts keen to explore the captivating scenery along the South West Coast path, or a family holiday with coves and beaches to explore.  A truly divine place to enjoy a cosy winter break or a base for a splendid summer holiday.

East Portlemouth is situated over the water from the popular town of Salcombe with shops, restaurants and cafes a passenger ferry to and from East Portlemouth. The village boasts some spectacular scenery over the estuary to Kingsbridge and South Pool. Situated on the South West Coast Path with all the scenery and history it has to offer. Beautiful sandy beaches are close by, most of which are dog friendly, this beautiful area has all the charm for a picturesque seaside holiday. The Gara Rock offers panoramic views out over the sea and the dramatic coastline and serving delicious responsibly sourced food and drink just half a mile away from this lovely cottage.

Front door from patio leads into open plan kitchen, dining and living area. Kitchen area with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with good size ice box, utility cupboard with washing machine. Dining table with seating for 4. Living area with sofa and armchair, Freeview TV with integral DVD player. Upstairs to landing with twin bedroom, 2 3’ beds (could be pushed together but not zip link). Master bedroom 4’6’’ double bed. Bathroom with sloping ceiling, small bath with hand held shower, WC and basin.

Private garden, patio area and gravelled garden area. Path around the side of the property to gated access. Guests also have use of the decked pontoon area with table and chairs by the pond. (Used at guests own risk and children to be supervised at all times).


Parking for one car in front of bank at the bottom of the drive

  • Included: Bed linen and towels, electricity, heating. Travel cot and high chair available, please advise at time of booking.
  • WiFi
  • No telephone, mobile reception mixed depending on network.
  • Dogs: 1 Well behaved dog. Pet charge £30.00 per week. 
  • Local Facilities: Beaches (sandy) at Gara Rock 0.75miles (Dog friendly), Mill Bay and  Sunny Cove 1.5 miles (Dog friendly). Gara Rock Restaurant 0.5 miles. Pigs Nose pub and Piglet cafe and shop (open March to end of October) in East Prawle. 
  • 1.5 miles. Millbrook Inn, South Pool 2 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants in Salcombe via passenger ferry, 1.5 miles. East Portlemouth 1 mile. Kingsbridge 9 miles.

August 2019

Immaculate cottage in a great location for walking. Short walk on the road takes you to the SW Coastal Path and lovely walks to the beaches of East Portlemouth and the ferry over to bustling Salcombe. Young children would enjoy meeting the animals on the owner's small holiding. Cottage was cosy and of a high standard. Both bedrooms spacious with comfy beds. Courtyard was nice for sitting outside in the afternoon or eating outdoors when fine. The enclosed courtyard was good for our small dog to wander freely . The owners were lovely and friendly and you also had privacy in the Old Cow Shed. Would recommend this cottage

August 2019

Our hosts were lovely and made us feel extremely welcome. Loved our little welcome treats too! Beautiful location with nice walks and Gara Beach has now got a place in our hearts.

July 2019

We had a fantastic week here, would love to stay again, the property was very well arranged and clean and eveything looked fresh, we loved the outdoor space and the owners were a pleasure to talk to.

May 2019

It's on a "hobby" farm very easy going and fresh eggs at the gate. Lovely.

November 2018

Instructions weren't quite good enough - should say 'turn down drive marked Meadow Barn'

September 2018

We loved staying here. Everything was spotless, comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen with a beautiful private garden. The beach towels were a lovely touch and the host were so nice too. It was great literally being 5 minutes away from all of the lovely beaches in Mill Bay and we were able to get the ferry across to Salcombe with ease. I would definitely stay here again!

September 2018

Everything excellent. The cottage was beautifully furnished but practical for families. There were lots of lovely extra touches and the hosts were really friendly and helpful. The location was great - we were able to watch the pigs and sheep being fed in the morning and we were within walking distance of a lovely beach at Gara rock. Our favourite beach: Mill bay , was also within an easy drive (about 15 mins away). Thanks for a fantastic stay!!

August 2018

It was delightful and the owners very welcoming.

August 2018

The owners next door were extremely helpful and friendly. excellent location close to superb beaches. We certainly would stay here again

July 2018

Lovely area, great beaches - really enjoyed my stay. My little dog, Flora, had a super time - thank you . The fish restaurant at Beesands was excellent - do try this.

July 2018

The owners were very hospitable and extremely welcoming. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend the location, as the area was very pet friendly.

July 2018

To prepare people for low ceilings in bedrooms and especially bathroom. However lovely relaxing accommodation and high standard of equipment.

June 2018

Really made us feel at home

May 2018

Excellent place to stay

May 2018

We loved the property and the owners were very friendly and accommodating. Thank you.

October 2017

A lovely cottage set in nice countryside, very close to some beautiful coastal locations and beaches.

October 2017

A fantastic week spent in the old cow shed, Cottage furnishing is very classy, all the rooms were spotless. and the kitchen looked like it had never been used. So quiet and very relaxing, nice walk down to mill bay. Missing it already!

September 2017

The Old Cow Shed was lovely and somewhat quirky. We were very impressed on how clean it was on arrival and the fact that it was very well equipped. The little welcome pack was a nice touch. We really enjoyed our stay.

September 2017

lovely cottage, ideally situated for coastal path and nearby beaches. Mill Bay is lovely.

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