An eco-friendly log cabin with a fenced-in verandah sits in the shade of mature trees.

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The Log Cabin
Sleeps 4

The Log Cabin

The authentic rustic charm of The Log Cabin, an eco holiday lodge in East Devon, offers guests the rare opportunity to enjoy genuine tranquillity while surrounded by nature. The idyllic two-bedroom remote cottage sits between a lake and woodland just outside the village of Sheldon near Honiton.

The pet-friendly property near Dunkeswell houses a double bedroom, a room with one adult bunk, a bathroom, and an open-plan living area with a fitted kitchen. The wood-burning stove in the large inglenook fireplace is the centrepiece of the dining and sitting area and draws together the cottage’s rustic ensemble. A covered veranda overlooks the garden and lake and contains a BBQ.

The property also provides ample parking and electric heating and groceries can be supplied to the cabin on request. Pets are welcome, and trout fishing can be arranged. Fishing is one of the many outdoor attractions of a property with a TV and no mobile reception. An escape from city life is this cottage’s true allure.

The Log Cain sits within the fabulous Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It offers guests many walks and nature exploration opportunities, while the surrounding region boasts attractions such as Exeter, the Jurassic Coast of East Devon and Dorset, and Dartmoor.




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The service we received was very good, the cabin was
lovely but.....the furniture left a lot to be
desired, very cheap, very low and very uncomfortable.
we could not relax very well in the evenings.
Otherwise it was great, a beautiful location

Liked best...Devon.

Liked least....that bloomin settee.

Liam Bennett

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I could highly recommend a stay at this log cabin

We had an excellent stay at the log cabin. The owners were very welcoming on arrival and were very helpful.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

An enjoyable experience.

This was our first time in log cabin.Very seculded spot,dog loved his freedom to roam on the long grass area,outside the cabin. Wonderful views from log cabin of fishing pools,and mountains. In a valley surrounded by woods. Lots of walking areas nearby and interesting old villages e.g Broadbenbury only short distance in vehicle with its thatched roof cottages very picturesque. Honiton is a lovley one street town with market stalls on the road side twice weekly. Cabin was spacious and comfortable with an outside porch area which we had our barbecues on.

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Wonderful secluded spot.

If you want somewhere quiet and peaceful this is the place for you.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Absolutely brilliant

Fantastic location literally in the middle of nowhere but close to loads of different places. The lodge was great, and the view from the veranda is stunning and the visting peacock kept the dog amused! Kids and dog loved it. Couldn't fault it. The people are really lovely and very helpful, and the freshly laid eggs were very tasty. Would highly recommend.


Wonderful experience not to be missed

Very friendly owners who could not do enough to ensure our stay was good. Wonderful views from all the windows of the lodge. Very peaceful and relaxing. Loved every minute we were there. Kitchen had everything we needed. Lodge was cosy and warm when cold outside. Location was good for all nearby towns and villages and exploring. Will go back soon. Thankyou.

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What a lovely little place, beautiful grounds, great for pets, log burner perfect in the autumn & winter. It's a great area as well for walks and wildlife. We will definitely come back, the owners were so helpful when we had a flat tyre, even though their grounds had flooded with the recent November rain.

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Peaceful and great to recharge

This was such a comfortable cabin, and friendly owners, with such beautiful surroundings for walking as well as just sitting watching the fishermen and listening to the birds.
Spotted so many wild flowers I hadn't seen for ages, glad I took my reference book.
We've recommended it to friends one couple have already booked it.
Great for the 'Stop the world I need to get off'

A FlipKey verified reviewer

A little slice of heaven in a hidden valley

The heat wave for the entire time at Sheldon obviously helped but this ranks as my favourite rental. Mega chill out - watching the local chickens amble about and the trout leaping in the nearby fish ponds. A few fishermen in the distance and that's it - you couldn't ask for a more relaxing location. The cabin itself is comfy and well equipped with all the basics you need and it doesn't look like a Country Living magazine copy (which is a real bonus for me!!). Really comfortable bed and a Devon cream tea waiting for you when you arrive! Nearby Honiton is lovely with a good range of local shops and markets and the a30 gives easy access to the rest of Devon and Dorset.

All in all a fab place - we loved it and will definitely be going back

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great holiday

we had a great time me my wife and the dog nice and quiet peaceful great base to tour from the farmer was great


Log Cabin in need of an overhaul, cramped kitchen for cooking, and poor white goods. View only from door or veranda and not inspiring. Sofa and beds uncomfortable poor illumination throughout. Not impressed. Single steep winding track down to trout farm uninviting. Only plus point good base for exploring area. Will not be returning.

Rosemary B

What an absolute joy

We have just arrived back home after a week away in this beautiful log cabin in Sheldon. The owners were so accommodating. Our dog could run around in a safe environment and he very much enjoyed it. The owners gave us a starter pack for the log burner which was fantastic. The photo's on the website do not do this log cabin any justice. The living area was lovely and cosy and the kitchen adequate for the four of us that stayed. The shower was heaven and very clean, as was the whole cabin. We didn't use the fishing facilities but this didn't matter as the facilities were there if we wanted to use them. We were lucky enough to have snow whilst we were there and it looked so beautiful. Will definitely book again and look forward to returning soon.


Very relaxing week



On arrival it was pouring with rain and we were told by owner we couldn't park next to lodge because of weather, we were eventually told no one is ever whatever the weather allowed to park by it as all men drivers are irresponsible and would drive on grass and land their car in the ditch. This ruined our holiday as we had to walk up a lane with all our belongings when we unpacked car. Every time we went out we got wet, dirty and cold. The lodge is lovely, but the inside needs a complete make over. The sofas are very flat and uncomfortable and also smelled of body odour and the single beds were very old and you could feel every coil spring. The electric would cut out if you turned the back right ring on, and unfortunately it could do with a good clean. I'm sure it was amazing when it was first built and decorated, but not now

jenny g

A real log cabin in the woods

This truly is a cabin made from logs! The dogs loved the freedom of the forest and we loved the freedom from wi-fi and mobile phones. It's an idyllic setting and how lovely to wake up to see a buzzard perched close by, squirrels scurrying past and to be lulled to sleep by the hooting of owls. The wood burner in the vast inglenook fireplace dooms warms the cabin up.
A good selection of maps and guides helped us plan our days. And we did park right by the cabin without any mishaps. A very relaxing birthday break.
Hazel P.

Hazel P

The woods to the rear of the cabin were a great source of adventure for the children. They loved the streams, hills and trails. Welly boots are a must!! The coarse lake was great for the 9 year old - he was able to catch 4 or 5 roach in an evening. For those warm evenings, sitting out on the grass with a glass of wine waiting for the BBQ - perfect

Mrs Forgan

The owners are really helpful and friendly people and have obviously taken care in restoring the Log Cabin. Using the woodburning stove, it was really warm at night and the back up convector heating wasn't needed during the night. I loved being able to walk out of the door and into the woods, the Blackdown Hills and the wonderful wildlife on the doorstep. The lake was also a great hit with my dog, and the area was really quiet, we met absolutely no-one when walking in the forests. Its a great holiday for people who want peace, quiet and nature.

Ms Lycett

Had a great time. Owners were very welcoming. My dog (Rosie) thought the Forest behind the cabin was brilliant. Very safe area for dogs as not near any roads. Lovely and peaceful and very pretty area.

Miss Ricketts

We had a brilliant time in the quiet surroundings. The peace and quiet was just what we needed. The owners were very helpful and friendly. All in all a week that seemed to last a month.

Mr Howlett

Local countryside was beautiful and the log cabin situated in a lovely spot with woodlands all around and a lovely lake to walk around, children enjoyed exploring in the woods. We received a warm welcome and the owners were really nice.

Mr & Mrs Matthews

The location of the Log Cabin was perfect, out of the way, peaceful etc. It was exactly what we needed. My husband enjoyed the fishing (caught his largest ever trout!). The owners were friendly and helpful. The Log burning stove/fire was great. The dog enjoyed his walks!

Mrs Harvey

Stunning views from every window. Beautiful surroundings. Peaceful.
Great woodland walks - didn't see a soul. Lots of wildlife. Inglenook fireplace with wood burner. Exactly what we were looking for.

Ms Kellough

We have just used your company for the first time and would like to let you know how much we enjoyed our break. The log cabin was just how you described it in your brochure, it was one of the most relaxing breaks we have had, and the owners were marvellous. We will definately be using you again in the future. Thank you for an excellent service.

Mr Hall

We loved our second stay at the log cabin. The setting is amazingly tranquil, the owners friendly and welcoming and the location perfect for visiting the many local attractions. The short journey to Branscombe beach and the whole Jurassic coast made the holiday great for myself, the children and even the dog. We can't wait to go back!

Miss Sargeant

The Log Cabin is an ideal get away from it all holiday. It is so relaxing, the surrounding woodlands are full of wild life and a squirrel likes to visit.

Mrs Hartley

Great place for the children (mind the lake!). Our dogs loved the woods.

Mrs Whitehouse

The surroundings are fantastic and the access to the fishing was an extra bonus.

Mr Bolger

Location is ideal for two adults and a dog. The surrounding woods are lovely and our dog enjoyed it thoroughly.

Mrs Downs

I liked the location; the seclusion and peacefulness.

Ms Toumi

It was excellent.

Mr Goodall

...Peace and quiet and friendly owners, nice walks for the dog.

Mr Hall

A lovely location, very peaceful. The owners were friendly and helpful. The dogs loved the woods and little streams. It was the perfect getaway location.

Mrs Paterson

The Log Cabin was just what I needed, peace, quiet and solitude. The owners are very friendly and can't do enough to help you if you need them. I'll be back.

Mr Miles

The Log Cabin was in an ideal setting. It was peaceful and quiet, a real 'break away'. The hosts are so happy to help and were friendly and approachable. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who likes to fish and wants to escape from everyone and everything for a few days.

Brilliant weekend, just brilliant !

Mrs Bradley

The owners were more than happy to help with any queries we had. Ten out of ten for the way they made our stay perfect. We hope to stay with one of your properties again.

Mr Scriven

Peaceful, beautiful surroundings.

Mr Cross

Nice and quite.

Mr Dodd

Tranquil, lovely countryside, friendly people, secure.

Mrs Davies

Setting of cabin very good, very quiet and peaceful.

Mr Spencer

The owners were very kind, helpful and accommodating. We were made to feel very welcome.

Mrs Spedding

Our experience at The Log Cabin was thoroughly enjoyable. The owners were incredibly helpful and attentive. Was in a great location. Highly recommended!

Mr Davies

Enjoyed the peace, and the owner was very welcoming. The grounds were lovely, and lots to do within a short drive. We will book again in future, thank you.

Miss Coslett

The absolute peace and quiet. We could take our family dog, and the surroundings were perfect. The owners were friendly and accommodating and very pleasant. We enjoyed it so much we have already booked 2 weeks next year!

Mrs Marston

We liked the quiet location, my son enjoyed the fishing and my dog loved it all.

Mrs Grainge

The Cabin is in a lovely, secluded, peaceful location, and very cosy. The people were very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely go back there again.

Mr Richardson

The area of Devon it was in. Great open space for the dogs.

Miss Woods

It was a stress free break - we were left to get on with it. The log cabin was beautiful and exactly as you would hope for so it had a 'wow' factor when we arrived. The area is near some great places which would make me want to return for a longer break with children.

Ms Powell

We loved every minute of our time there, the whole area was second to none. The dog loved it too and was just as sad to leave as we were.

Mr Lewis

The Cabin was set in a nice and secluded place, forestry all around, ideal for anyone with dogs. Owners were great, just left you to it and very helpful. All in all had a lovely time.

Mr Edgington

We had a great week and enjoyed it very much.

Mr Bennett

The wonderful, remote location - especially having the opportunity to be amongst the real farming community of Devon.The wood-burning stove was most welcome and the complimentary Devon cream tea on arrival was a lovely, thoughtful touch.

Mr & Mrs Catlin

The peace and quiet, and being away from it all. A very tranquil setting!

Mr Combes

The site is really nice. The welcome was warm and friendly and the owners did everything to make it a nice holiday.

Mr Worrall

Very remote, beautiful surroundings, nice touch to have scones on arrival and the pre order of champagne on ice very organised.

Mr Cosson

It was lovely and secluded. The cabin was really cosy and clean and we had a really relaxing time. The cream tea in the fridge for us when we arrived was a lovely touch.

Mrs Kay

Completely out of the way and peaceful, with Dartmoor and Exmoor on the doorstep. The place is naturally freezing in winter, but once the wood burner is roaring away it's snug as you like. The owners are a smashing couple and I dare say if I was into fishing and it was summer, I'd have liked their trout fishery too.

Mr Bell

The setting and surroundings were really nice. The Log Cabin was very homely.

Ms Goode

The position and solitude of the cabin. The rustic yet totally acceptable accommodation. The cabin was better than I expected. The owners were patient teachers of fly-fishing when faced with a city girl to teach.

Mrs Donnell

Quiet location, away from it all. The property allowed us to bring our dogs.

Mrs Moss

The rural setting, the grounds, fishing ponds, and surrounding forest. The log cabin itself is really cosy and the owners are friendly and helpful.

Mr Broomhead

Peace and quiet, the owners were there if you needed them but did not intrude on our holiday, very nice couple.

Mr Poxon

The owners were really helpful as we got snowed in! Lovely cabin in beautiful woodland, would definitely go there again.

Ms Rich

This was our second stay at the Log Cabin and we loved every minute. The cabin is cosy and the setting so peaceful. Perfect for a break from everything. Back next year!

Miss Evans

We had a great time. The owners are nice people and very helpful. There were so many places to visit and we just ran out of time.
5stars A+++ we will be back next year thats for sure.

Mr Fooks-Bale

The cream tea provided by the owners was appreciated after a long journey and was a nice welcome. The peace and quiet was wonderful. It was good that the owners left us to our own devices but were available if needed.

Mr Hadgraft

We enjoyed the peaceful tranquility, the sound of moving water, the lovely cream tea on arrival and the comfy double bed.

Mr Chorlton

The property was fantastic. Great freedom for the dog - we loved it!

Mrs Caine

Peace and quiet and the friendliness of the owners.

Mr Johnstone

The isolation! We hardly saw any one all week. It was so quiet I could've spent more time there; just me and my wife and the dogs. All together it was my idea of heaven. A great holiday. The cottage was set up for people with dogs. All together a wonderful time was had by all.

Mr Nelton

The woods,the peace, the quiet and the dogs had so much freedom.

Mr Sperling

It was really peaceful, a nice get away from everything - the dog loved it! There were scones in the fridge when we arrived :) I will definitely visit again :) we had the best time. The photos on the website don't show the best features.

Miss Smith

We enjoyed the solitude of our stay.

Mrs Shaw

The scenery from the top of the driveway hill was excellent. A really beautiful area. Lovely relaxing cabin - peaceful.

Mrs Tarelli

Location, views, peace and quiet. Owners terrific and friendly. Felt comfortable with The Log Cabin. c

Mrs Neville

We had a truly fantastic time at The Log Cabin. The owners are really great and friendly and make your stay wonderful. The Log Cabin is very well equipped for your stay and the peace and quiet and wonderful views of the pools are outstanding. Will be visiting again. Thank you.

Mrs Neville

Beautiful, secluded and quiet surroundings. We walked everyday with the dog and the children loved the woods. We will definitely be returning!

Mrs Pearce

Quiet location so able to relax and unwind. Helpful owners. Nearby fishing lake.

Mrs Pattle

This was totally what it said on the tin, lovely peaceful and quiet. Beautiful area, lovely people that run it and the surroundings were equally lovely. The cabin was very comfy and cosy for an evening and the bed was equally comfy.

Miss Tether

The cabin looked beautiful and the woods was amazing to walk through. Tourist places are close by and the town of Honnington has lots of antique shops with some good finds.

Miss Skinner

I can now see why its always booked up in advance!The owner was very pleasant and helpful. The log fire was also a lovely feature in the living room.

Miss Reed

This property ticked every box for me, it is a simple place for those who enjoy a simple quiet life. The location was exactly what I wanted and wished for; secluded, close to nature, quiet, a place to contemplate the important things in life and enjoy it.

Ms Dorje

The setting of the cabin was more than expected. Even though the owner was close by we were left to our selves which is what we wanted.

Mrs Taylor

The location of the cabin was fantastic, especially with our two very large dogs! The forest behind the cabin made great walks for us and the dogs, very peaceful and quiet. If it's relaxation, peace and quiet you are seeking, then this is the place for you.

Ms Dembski

This holiday was a complete break away from everything. The Log Cabin is in a very isolated spot which is perfect if you want peace and quiet. The surroundings were fabulous and you can just sit and enjoy the tranquillity. There are loads of dog walks around the property. For a complete break away from the stresses and strains of modern life I can't recommend it high enough.

Mrs Cummings

Very nice place and left to ourselves,
However owner on hand if we needed anything.

Mr Bell

The peace and quiet was lovely with wonderful walks in the woods.

Mrs Elton

The Log Cabin is a very cosy secluded break. Comfortable with great owner.

Miss Maynard

We had a lovely stay in The Cabin. We wanted a quiet weekend away from the world and that's what we got. It was in lovely peaceful surroundings and the log burner was lush! The shower was lovely too.

Miss Williams

The location and immediate surroundings. The owner was friendly & knowledgeable about all the birds & wildlife in the vicinity. We were left to our own devices but there was help at hand if we sought it.

Mr Clarke

We loved the location and the tranquillity, particularly some decent wildlife viewing! It's a great place to have as a base for exploring Devon.

Ms Van Decar

Another fabulous holiday here, excellent for exploring the forest. Clean, quiet retreat - bliss! Will be returning again next year.

Mrs Wood

Wonderful accommodation and scenery, very friendly owners. Just outstanding!

Mrs Chant

The setting was fabulous. We were able to just leave our cabin and walk through the woods behind us on a crazy wood adventure following the stream that led us to sheldon woods. We also loved the basicness of it and we really enjoyed the log fire and the whole back to nature feel. The owner was very friendly but left us to it. It was nice to not have any signal and just escape without the kids and just enjoy doing very little. I think anyone that visits here needs at least two nights as it takes a night and a day to fully appreciate the simplicity of the cabin. This is a superb place for dog walking and kids as the exploring we did was fantastic. We will visit again when the kids are a little older and they can explore the woods and stream safely.

Mrs Walland

What a great place! Hidden away, and nice and quiet. Hiking in the woods and fishing were great, and the owners were very kind. Look forward to return visits.

Mr Sendre

A perfect setting for a great fly-fishing holiday; it was everything we could possibly want and more; a fabulous easily accessible trout lake in superb surroundings. A comfortable cabin with ample space for fishing kit under veranda, also there's a great local eatery and well equipped shop.

Mrs Richardson

The Cabin is wonderfully isolated with everything you could need for a relaxing base in a beautiful area of the country. It is rustic and the grounds of the trout farm in which it is located are fabulous, with lots of grass areas for playing, access to the woods for exploring and no ambient light for star gazing! It is close enough to the main motorway to mean getting out and about is easy. A wonderful array of books, DVD's and magazines provided plenty of evening entertainment and the outdoor furniture and BBQ meant we could indulge in "out" as much as possible for meals.

Miss Keenan