Den in the Woods, Devon


Gorgeous Scandi-style cabin in the woods, close to sandy beaches and seaside towns (sleeps 4)

2 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

Child friendly

Close to a beach

Dog friendly

Eco conscious

EV charging




Space & setting.

*Brand new*

Live out your hygge fantasy in this cosy cabin on Devon’s stunning south coast. Inside, it’s all earthy tones, rustic textures and warm wood accents. The lounge is particularly cocooning, thanks to floor-length curtains and a perfectly worn leather sofa next to a well-stocked wood-burning stove. Sheepskin throws and hand-poured natural candles are the icing on the cosy cake while in the master bedroom a beautiful oval bathtub invites long luxurious soaks; leave the window open and listen to birdsong as you read.

Tucked away in a wooded valley beside a little river, it’s the perfect balance of off-the-beaten-track without being totally isolated. Totnes and Dartmouth offer colourful markets, indie cafés and art galleries, and you’re only a short drive from some of Devon’s best beaches; Blackpool Sands is the closest, a huge swathe of sand that’s often empty outside high season. Come for a creative retreat and browse the owner’s selection of crafts and interiors books, hole up à-deux for a romantic weekend or bring the kids for an activity-packed holiday in the West Country.

Getting here: you’ll need to drive.

“I moved from London to Devon 20 years ago. My work as a Creative Director has taken me all over the world, but the more I travel the more I appreciate the unspoilt, natural beauty of South Devon. When I discovered a beautiful woodland above a river with 9 cabins hidden in the trees. I fell in love with the location; the cabins had been there for over 20 years. I happened to be in the right place at the right time and was lucky enough to buy one. I worked with wonderful local specialist craftsmen, Huti, to totally transform the interior, using local ash to make the kitchen doors and skirting boards, and sourcing reclaimed and repurposed things wherever I could. I love spending time here.” Owner, Fiona

My Kip favourites

She loves
“The peace and quiet, the rush of the river and the whispers of the wild.”

We love
The moody landscape paintings by local artist Rose Raine.

You may not love
There are 2 neighbouring cabins, so whilst secluded and quiet, this doesn’t offer total isolation. You’ll need a car here.

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  • “We had an absolutely amazing stay at South Devon Den. It was such a relaxing break and the cabin was styled to perfection. We especially loved the bath in the master bedroom and curling up on the sofa in the evenings with the fire lit. The kitchen had everything we needed and the welcome basket was a lovely touch. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and we will definitely be returning.”

    Jay, Nov 2023


Defra Approved Energy Efficient Class A+ woodburner. Eco cleaning products. Full recycling. Powerpoint for EV charging.


  • Dartmouth © Zach Pickering via Unsplash
    Dartmouth © Zach Pickering via Unsplash
  • Greenway House © National Trust
    Greenway House © National Trust
  • River Dart © Jack French via Unsplash
    River Dart © Jack French via Unsplash
  • Burgh Island, Bantham © George Hiles via Unsplash
    Burgh Island, Bantham © George Hiles via Unsplash
  • Take a wildfire cooking course in a nearby meadow; enquire for details.
  • Enjoy beach days on beautiful Blackpool Sands.
  • Bring walking boots and explore the rugged SW coastal path. Pack a picnic from the Deli at Dartmouth or Stokely Farm Shop; there are plenty of spots en route (we like Dartmouth Castle).
  • Have a long, lazy lunch at Gara Rock Hotel, a stunning clifftop retreat just across the estuary from Salcombe. Go early, park up and walk down to the beach before heading back up for cocktails on the terrace – book a table with a view!
  • Go kayaking or paddleboarding on the River Dart.
  • Catch the ferry from Dartmouth to pretty Dittisham for a wander, then go for a drink at the famous Ferry Boat Inn.
  • Book a surf lesson at Bantham Beach followed by coffee and cake at locals’ hangout The Outside (30 mins’ drive).
  • Hire a river boat from Dartmouth and chugg up to Greenway House, the holiday home of Agatha Christie. Follow in her literal footsteps on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail, a walking trail that takes you through the landmarks of her time in Torquay.
  • On fairweather days, head to quirky Totnes for a seasonal pub lunch at The Bull, followed by a matinee viewing at the unique, independent Romany Cinema (30 mins’ drive).
  • Spend a day with the passionate team at Manna from Devon, the UK’s leading wood-fired school, and learn to bake your own bread.


  • Standalone cabin in a wooded valley
  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king with in-room tub, and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms: master bedroom ensuite + second bathroom with shower; toiletries provided
  • Beautiful fully equipped kitchen including fridge, freezer, oven, hob, Nespresso and Nutribullet; basics provided
  • Cosy lounge warmed by a woodburner with books, board games, art materials, yoga mat and Fire TV; colouring pencils and kids’ books
  • Outside decking with chairs and low table
  • High chair and travel cot available on request
  • Backpack and cool box for days out
  • Dog friendly
  • Parking right outside
  • The owner is available by phone should you need anything
  • Drive to farm shop, cafés and pubs (15 mins)
  • Hire bikes locally
  • Booking conditions: 2-night minimum stay in low season; 3-night minimum at all other times
  • Remember to pack: beach towels and swimmers, walking boots

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30% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.

8+ weeks prior to stay: deposit refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
6-8 weeks prior to stay: deposit retained, 70% balance refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
4-6 weeks prior to stay: 50% of the total booking fee retained, 50% refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 4 weeks of stay.
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Gas hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Nespresso machine, cafetière and Nutribullet.

Yes, there’s Starlink high speed internet.

Yes – there’s an additional cost of £45 for a dog. Please bring your own dog towels.

Tea and coffee pods; please bring your own preferred fresh milk & bread. For fresh, local provisions Stokeley Farm Shop is a 15- minute drive.

There are enough logs and kindling for your first fire; after that you can stock up locally.

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