Bowden Croft

Bowden, Devon
+44 (0)1548 800500
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£110 - £250
per night
£770 - £1750
per week

Nestled next to the main house, this feels part cottage and part townhouse, making a cosy retreat just a couple of miles from the coast


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

£110 - £250 per night

£770 - £1750 per week

The Experience

The annexe is set slightly behind the owners’ house so you won’t feel overlooked. French doors open out from the dining room onto a small sunny patio with a table and chairs, but you are welcome to explore the rest, along with woodland carpeted with primroses, daffodils and bluebells in spring. Deer are frequent visitors as are owls and sparrow hawks.

Antique furniture sits alongside eclectic artwork and the whole house has a comfortable, relaxing feel. The kitchen is large enough for two to cook together and you’ll find seasonal veg from the walled garden, homemade chutney and jam, fresh eggs from Annie’s hens and a bottle of wine. The two bedrooms are on separate floors and both have sash windows for good views, plump beds and high ceilings.

You’re firmly in the countryside and walks from the door will take you through gentle hills and woodland filled with birdsong and the odd rumbling tractor. The sea is just out of sight.

Bowden Croft - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Evenings spent reading in the cosy sitting room
  • Exploring the south Devon coastline
  • Strolling to dinner at Michael Sutton's Cellar
Bowden Croft - Gallery

You should know

  • No dogs please
  • There are two neighbouring properties


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £110
Weekly price
from £770
Damage deposit
1 Annexe for 4
From £1102 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
4pm Fridays and Mondays
Check out
10am Fridays and Mondays
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights (from £200 p/n) October - March, Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon stays. 7 night minimum in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


We spent a really relaxing week in Bowden Croft. It is beautifully furnished, with a comprehensively equipped kitchen, a welcoming sitting room and extremely comfortable beds! We look forward to revisiting Bowden Croft in the future.

Jane, Nottingham

A very comfortable country retreat in a peaceful spot, surrounded by gently rolling hills and just a stone's throw from the coast. Start the day with a stroll along the shingle beach at Blackpool Sands, enjoy a riverside lunch in Dartmouth just a few minutes drive away, and return to Bowden Croft for an afternoon of reading on the sunny patio.

Claire, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Dartmouth is a 10-minute drive for tapas at Andria's, The Seahorse for freshly-caught Brixham seafood, and Rockfish for fish and chips overlooking the river. You can take boat trips and riverside walks. Blackpool Sands is a 10-minute drive for a riviera beach and breakfast or lunch at Venus Café. Take the car ferry from Dartmouth to Brixham, or NT house Greenway, once home to Agatha Christie.

Local points of interest from Annie Norton

  • Dartmouth is only 4 miles away but Bowden is a rural gem nestling in a beautiful valley, a mile from Blackpool Sands with its child friendly amenities, organic cafe and Blue Flag beach.
  • Easy access to many points along the South West Coastal Path, ranging from beautiful shingle and sandy beaches to rugged coastline vistas.
  • Walk up the Dart to enjoy pub lunches at Dittisham or Tuckenhay; or motor up the river as far as Totnes for beautiful river views.
  • Enjoy vintage steam train rides from Kingswear to Paignton via Agatha Christie's Greenway House (National Trust) or from Totnes up to Buckfastleigh, gateway to Dartmoor and its wild moorland.
  • Totnes has an enviable foodie scene with many independent cafés, shops and weekly markets.
  • Nearby Dartmouth with its castle, museum, ferries across the river and varied shops and cafês is a vibrant hub, with annual Food and Music Festivals and of course the famous, Royal Regatta.


Annie Norton

Annie and her family spent years living in India and Japan, then returned to England and began their search for a home in south Devon. They have carefully restored and renovated the house and grounds and love sharing it with friends and guests. Charlotte manages the bookings and then welcoming Annie will meet and greet, otherwise housekeeper Sarah is on hand.