A dog-friendly, boutique-style retreat with a wood fired hot tub, in the Devon countryside, and the coast in temptingly easy reach.
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights

Sleepy Owl Devon isn’t just set amongst 20 pure, tranquil acres of private countryside. The picture-perfect site is also on the border of the sweeping Devon and Cornwall coast, meaning you’ll have easy access to some of the country’s best-loved beaches (ideal if you’re into sunbathing, sailing, swimming, or surfing!)

Better still, it’s also the location of three luxurious, lovingly-styled retreats that are ideal for a romantic couple or small-family escape. And since you can also bring your best four-legged friends along, no-one has to stay behind.

Cosy Cowshed is one such retreat: a converted haven that’s furnished for sumptuous, boutique-style relaxation. Charm and care exude from every room, whether the lavish superking master bedroom with cinema projector or cosy, living space that opens out onto the terrace (making morning coffee an event to savour) or the lounge’s comforting log-burning stove that warms snuggly evenings in to perfection.

That’s before you’ve even ventured outside – to discover a sheltered dining area-with-a-view, dining space, lazy-afternoon-worthy day bed or hammocks in the garden, a wood-fired pizza oven and barbecue for supreme home-cooked suppers… and a hot tub to help you welcome the stars in style!

The kids, meanwhile, get to slumber a separate twin room with gorgeous canopied beds, and the dogs (you can bring up to two, at an additional charge per dog) wil get their own beds, blankets, towels, treats, and bowls. Cowshed has a secure huge garden for your doggies to play and there are on-site doggy showers with hot-and-cold water, and light-up collars on hand for night-time toilet trips.

If it’s raining outside, you can cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, where you’ll find a chilled bottle of bubbles and a welcome treat to make you smile just as soon as you arrive. Further treats – from hiring a private chef to holiday accompaniments that include celebration packages, massage, popcorn makers and marshmallow-toasting kits – can be pre-ordered to make your stay extra-special: just ask.

Entertainment comes in the form of a giant projector-screen for you to catch up on the latest blockbusters in the master bedroom, along with a thoughtful selection of board games, books, and magazines that suit kids and grown-ups. You’ll also have a telescope and binoculars for stargazing and nature-watching, and picnic bag packs to keep you nicely fuelled while exploring the site’s meandering woodland and wildflower-dotted trails.

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At a glance

  • A dog-friendly, boutique-style hideaway for two adults and up to two children, rich in luxury and set within 20 beautiful acres of countryside on the border of the Devon and Cornwall coast.
  • Also on site are Nest Treehouse and Hideout Treehouse.
  • There is a master bedroom with superking size bed and a children’s room with twin canopied beds.
  • Open plan living room and kitchen that opens out onto the terrace
  • Victorian-inspired bathroom with a clawfoot tub and rainfall shower over.
  • Outside awaits a sheltered dining area, huge outdoor terrace, wood-fired pizza oven and barbecue, and a wood fired hot tub for supreme stargazing!
  • Large enclosed garden with picnic bench and hammocks
  • Curl up with an evening movie – shown on your very own cinema-projector. Popcorn, along with a wide range of other treats and services, can be pre-ordered for your stay.
  • You will have all 20 acres of the site to explore, peppered with woodland, stream and wildflower-strewn paths. The local village is a 10-minute walk away, with pubs and restaurants within walking distance, Renowned beaches, including Sandymouth and Westward Ho!, are all within 15 miles of the site.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs
  • Seaside Breaks


Log-burning stove, pull-down cinema screen and projector, selection of games, books and magazines for adults and children, telescope and binoculars, well-equipped kitchen with gas oven and hob, Nespresso machine with pods, fresh coffee, selection of condiments, all cutlery, plates and bowls including children’s, welcome bubbles and treat, picnic bag packs, dining table and chairs, master superking bedroom with luxury bedding, children’s room with canopied twin beds, bathroom with clawfoot tub and rainfall shower over, complimentary toiletries, towels and robes. Terrace with dining area, day bed, sun loungers and wood fired hot tub, enclosed garden with two hammocks, barbecue, picnic table, wood-fired pizza oven and dedicated private parking by the barn for one car.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, nature-watching, riverside picnics, beaches, swimming, watersports, kayaking, shops, pubs, restaurants, historic sites.

More information

Relax awhile, armed with a good book and a glass of wine, or take a ten-minute stroll into the nearby village of Hartland for delicious dinner or lunch. You could also head along the coast path into Hartland Quay, with most spectacular views or visit some of those aforementioned amazing beaches, which include Summerleaze, Sandymouth, and Westward Ho!.

However you choose to while away your holiday time, the highlight of each day will no doubt be returning to Cosy Cowshed, for an indulgent bubble-soak in the clawfoot bath or a well-deserved glass of bubbles out in that hot tub tub… to toast another glorious golden sunset.

Things to note

Check in at 4:30pm, check out by 10am. If you are bringing a baby or very young children, a highchair, cot, potty, children’s toilet seat, baby bath, bath mat, and booster chair cushion can all be provided on request. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay at an extra charge per dog, which includes water bowls, treats, toys, towelsm blankets, beds, emergency poo bags, a first-aid kit and shampoo. There are dedicated doggy showers with hot-and-cold water, and light-up dog collars for late-night toilet trips!

Where you'll be staying

Hartland, Devon

What the guests of Cosy Cowshed say

“A truly beautiful place and so peaceful. We have loved every minute, from long walks, relaxing in the hot tub and watching movies in bed.”

“A perfect place to escape to. We had a fantastic weekend; it’s been beyond perfect.”

“Thank you, we have truly enjoyed taking a pause here. We cannot wait to come back.”

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