The Cartshed is everything you might expect from visiting Devon. Located within one hundred acres of organic pasture, orchards, and woodlands, it is simply idyllic.
The Cartshed is everything you might expect from visiting Devon. Located within one hundred acres of organic pasture, orchards, and woodlands, it is simply idyllic. Enjoy a retreat in the heart of Devon’s countryside in comfort in this recently converted property. The Cartshed allows you an opportunity to enjoy what the county has to offer. Whether it be a romantic getaway, anniversary or just a space to unwind and relax, it won’t disappoint.
Twenty minutes from the A38, the farm itself dates back over one thousand years but the current owners converted the old Cartshed into what it is today in 2021. It is now a superb retreat or romantic getaway, with room for up to four guests (only one child) to unwind and enjoy.
The property projects a warm, relaxing, and peaceful atmosphere. Enjoy an open-planned layout with comfy sofas, a well-equipped kitchen (portable oven) and dining area. There is a wood-burning stove that is just a delight to sit alongside. The kitchen will be supplied with t-towels and a sundry pack, and the bathroom with both toilet rolls and hand soap. Gaze out across the valley and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple.
Upstairs, the mezzanine floor is home to the bedroom with a view of the Valley behind and a balcony providing an overview to the living area below. There is also a sofa bed that can be made available if required for extra guests. We ask you to confirm if it is required when booking.
There is a private and enclosed rear garden area, accessed from the French doors in the kitchen which provides you with the perfect place to start your day. Enjoy a morning coffee whilst watching the cows wander by. The pond next to the property is naturally sourced by the stream in the upper woods, so the water levels can fluctuate depending on the rainfall. Look out for wild herons, ducks and kingfishers that like to visit the pond during their travels. Children MUST be always supervised.
At dusk and dawn, keep an eye out for deer in the steep fields and barn owls that occasionally nest in the cider barn. During the summer months, buzzards’ nest in the valley and dozens of swallows that swoop through fields before having a good natter on the telegraph line (we counted sixty-seven on the line last year!)
Stepping out of The Cartshed, there are several local walks to enjoy (don’t forget your wellies). The local pub is just a couple of miles away along with a convenience shop and local fuel garage. The towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe are a twenty-minute drive, and the nearest beaches are Slapton Sands and Blackpool Sands, a nine- and ten-mile drive away respectively.
Originally, The Cartshed was where the horse-drawn carts and machinery were stored. Opposite is the cider barn, which was used to house a very large apple crusher and press used to make the cider and stable the farm horses. If you’re here in Autumn, you’re welcome to help yourself to the apples and blackberries that fall from the trees!
Please Note: The Farm has an abundance of natural wildlife, which is what makes it so special. The owners birds Kath & Kim the peahens, Rex the chicken (sadly, lost Camilla to Mr Fox), Effy the black Pollie dog are very friendly and will like to say hello but the owners will do their best to minimise their visits. There is also two new additions to the family, Muffin and Sheeba the rescue cats, both are very shy and like to stay in the farmhouse. The animals are not allowed in the Cartshed to avoid any issues with guests with pet allergies.