Bowden Wood

Bowden, Devon
+44 (0)1548 800500
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£135 - £295
per night
£945 - £2065
per week

A bright and spacious cottage set against a backdrop of woodland for days spent happily reading by the wood-burner or lunch on the sun deck


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

£135 - £295 per night

£945 - £2065 per week

The Experience

This wooden cottage was originally built for the 1922 Ideal Home Exhibition and carefully renovated to modernise it and make the most of the wonderful views. Inside there is plenty of room for four with an open plan living space and two good-sized bedrooms, each with doors to the outside decking. White walls and sash windows keep it bright and there are some beautiful design features, with good artwork.

The kitchen runs along the back wall of the cottage and is modern and well stocked. There’s also a snug with a double sofa bed, and a useful utility room by the front door with a big freezer and wine chiller. Annie leaves you a hamper of seasonal veg from the garden, homemade jam and chutney, fresh eggs from her hens and a bottle of wine from Michael Sutton’s Cellar.

You have a choice of outdoor spaces including small, covered porches with white picket fences at the front overlooking a neat lawn, a sun deck for drinks and dining and a children’s play area to the side.

Bowden Wood - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Walks in the woods before morning coffee on the porch
  • Rainy days reading by the wood-burner
  • Spotting stars in the clear night sky
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You should know

  • No dogs please
  • You can't walk to a shop


  • 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 £135
Weekly price
from £945
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 4
From £1352 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


A beautiful blue wooden cottage set against a backdrop of woodland and filled with natural light, Bowden Wood makes for a perfectly relaxing home-from-home. Spend early mornings on the covered front porch listening to birdsong, set out to explore the south Devon coast which is just minutes away, and enjoy a leisurely evening on the deck as the sun goes down, taking in the wonderful views.

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The neighbourhood

Michael Sutton's Cellar is a short walk along the lane and has regular pop-up dining events as well as wine tastings. Dartmouth is a 10-minute drive for food shops, restaurants, riverside walks and scenic boat trips. Totnes is half an hour away for lovely independents and a weekly market. A wonderful stretch of coastline is a short drive, along with an AONB and access to the South West Coast Path.

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.