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- Number of Rooms / Units
|Room / Unit Type||Room / Unit Tariff*|
|Beech Cottage||from £995.00 to £1,995.00 per unit per week|
|Buttercup Cottage||from £895.00 to £1,695.00 per unit per week|
|Cider Press||from £795.00 to £1,395.00 per unit per week|
|Corner Cottage||from £995.00 to £1,975.00 per unit per week|
|Courtyard Cottage||from £755.00 to £1,295.00 per unit per week|
|Garden Cottage||from £795.00 to £1,395.00 per unit per week|
|Hayloft Cottage||from £995.00 to £1,975.00 per unit per week|
|Little Bowden Cottage||from £525.00 to £695.00 per unit per week|
|Oaktree Cottage||from £995.00 to £1,975.00 per unit per week|
|Rose Cottage||from £955.00 to £1,895.00 per unit per week|
|Waterfall Cottage||from £795.00 to £1,395.00 per unit per week|
|Wisteria Cottage||from £895.00 to £1,695.00 per unit per week|
|Yeoman's Cottage||from £755.00 to £1,295.00 per unit per week|
*As a guide, prices are per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
AboutHigher Bowden Holiday Cottages, lie in a spectacular south facing hillside at the top of the valley leading down to Blackpool Sands beach, South Devon and within 15 minutes drive is the pretty historic naval port of Dartmouth with its many notable restaurants.
*** On May 31st 2014 Higher Bowden was presented with a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. ****
This family run complex of thirteen cottages was developed from two adjoining 17th century farms set in 6.5 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, each cottage having its own individual character and providing a superb level of comfort and modern amenity. Children are particularly catered for with baclkout curtains, cots, high chairs, stair gates and booster seats provided free of charge.
All Cottages include:
• Either 26" or 32" (full HD) LCD TVs with Freeview & and selected Sky Sports channels plus DVD player. Selected cottage also have an Apple TV controller to view the owners iTunes film library.
• Wireless Broadband Internet.
• Are equipped to a high standard with fitted kitchens, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer etc. direct dial telephone and radio/cd player, log burning stoves in brick inglenooks, plus their own outdoor sitting area, mostly with a secure terrace or small garden
• The cottages are located across the spectacular landscaped 6.5 acre site and are very quiet due to the thick stone walls and our restriction on group/party bookings.
• Free access to superb facilities consisting of: Swimming pool, Gym, Sauna, Spa Bath, Games room, Snooker room, Under 5’s Play room, Tennis, Putting
. Our friendly goats, guinea pigs and ornamental fish pond are always an attraction for families especially feed time!
Open March through to October plus New Year Period (Dec 27th - Jan 4th) and February Half Term.
- Free Wi-Fi available
- Maximum group size
- In countryside
- Midweek breaks
- Weekend breaks
Children & Infants
- Accept children (Minimum age)
- Accept children all ages
- Children's play area
- Children's videos/DVDs available
- Facilities for children - Well equipped Under 5's playroom. Seperate games room for older children. DVD library. Free cots, high chairs, booster seats, stairgates & fire guards
Parking & Transport
- On site parking - From 1-3 places dependent on size of cottage.
- Access to golf course
- Arrangements for riding/pony trekking
- Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities
- Indoor pool
- Outdoor pool
- Spa bath
- Tennis court
- Water sports facilities - At nearby Blackpool Sands and sailing at Dartmouth.
- Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
- All major credit cards accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Visa accepted
Room / Unit Features
- Colour TV
- DVD Player
- Electric shaver point
- Free View TV
- iPod Dock
- Oven / Cooker
- Washing Machine
- Beach within 2km
- Broadband Internet Access
- Electricity inc in rate
- Garden/patio for guests' use
- Hot Tub/Spa Bath
- Linen provided
- Near coastal path
- Public telephone
- Short breaks available
- Wireless Broadband Internet Access
- Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
Room / Unit Features: Corner Cottage
- Central Heating
- Colour Television
- Drying Facilities
- DVD Player
- Ironing Facilities
- Non smoking units
- Real log/coal fire
- Washing Machine
Map & Directions
Please use our directions below rather than a satellite navigation system as these have been known to take you via a longer route. However if you do want to use your system the GPS co-ordinates for Higher Bowden are: West: 3.37.30 North: 50.19.50 and our postcode is TQ6 0LH.
From the South East – take the M3 then the A303 heading South West. Near Ilminster follow the signs to the M5 (which is a short detour that will help you avoid the very busy road through Honiton) then go South on the M5.
From the Midlands and the North – proceed to the M5 and continue south to the end of the motorway, just south of Exeter.
From the end of the M5, Higher Bowden is 40 miles and just over an hour away
At the southerly end of the M5 the road splits in two, bear to the right following the signs A38 Plymouth. After 15 miles, just past Ashburton, take the A384 left to TOTNES. You are now 35 minutes and 16 miles away from Higher Bowden. (If you wish to stop for shopping, there is a Morrisons Superstore in Totnes, open weekdays until 8.00 pm and Sundays until 4.00 pm – this is straight over the lights and towards the town centre, there is also a Sainsbury’s Superstore just 3 miles from Higher Bowden please see details on reverse of this page.)
If you do not make a shopping detour now, turn right at the lights in Totnes, following the signs to Dartmouth, and proceed straight on for 5 miles (ignore brown sign to ‘Bowden House’ – this is unconnected with Higher Bowden); go through Harbertonford to Halwell and turn left straight after the church up a steep hill, turn left, and again follow the signs to Dartmouth.
After two miles go past the Woodlands Leisure Park on your right and the Dartmouth Golf Club on your left and straight on just past the Garden Centre on your right; slow down here and take the first narrow turning right signposted ‘Ash’ just before the Sportsman’s Arms on your left. There is also a brown sign to ‘Fast Rabbit Farm’ which helps as a useful marker. Go 1 mile to the junction (Bugford Cross), turn right and immediately left. Go another mile to a blind crossroads – open windows to listen for traffic – and go straight over in the direction of ‘Ash Tree Farm’ (sign will be in front of you on the left) - there is a red post box in the wall on your right - for one final mile. If clear you can see the sea and Higher Bowden is on the right going down a very steep hill. If you have reserved one of the courtyard cottages, take the first entrance on the right; if you are staying in one of our 6 person cottages (Buttercup, Wisteria, Rose, Oaktree and Hayloft) take the second entrance on the right and park in the designated space(s) for your cottage.
If you approach from Torquay or Paignton – which we do not recommend – we can be reached from that direction by the following route:
Follow signs out of town to Dartmouth, bearing right to Kingswear and take the Higher Ferry (right at the junction). Please note there can be lengthy delays during main holiday times. Follow the one-way system off the ferry and up College Hill, past the Royal Naval College, taking the road signposted to Stoke Fleming and Blackpool Sands, which bears left at the top of the hill.
*Follow this road for about half a mile and, where the main road turns to the left, make a right turn – almost straight ahead – into a narrow road signposted to Bowden. Proceed for two miles downhill and straight over a crossroads; pass the row of cottages on your right, go up the hill past the two detached white houses and turn next right by a postbox and the ‘Higher Bowden Cottages’ sign. The lower cottages (Buttercup, Wisteria, Rose, Oaktree and Hayloft) are your first entrance on the left and the courtyard cottages are reached by the second, higher entrance
Public Transport Directions
The closest mainline station is Totnes (20 minutes away) which is serviced by South West Trains and First Great Western who run both local and national services.
The nearest regional airports are in Exeter & Plymouth, both about 1 hour away by car, where a range of UK & some International flights are available.
- 4-5 Visit England Stars Self Catering
- Visit England Gold 2013
- Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) 2012
- Visit England Families Welcome 2013
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013
|Open New Year|
|Open All Year|
|open (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)|