Driftwood Cottage

Deep in the South West Devon Countryside in the most magical valley lives this idyllic retreat. A glorious barn converted to cottage, that’s as stunning on the inside as it’s surroundings on the outside. This is one for lovers of the good life, a countryside escape away from it all. Set in the remarkably pretty Tamar Valley, Driftwood Cottage is the quintessentially picture perfect retreat away from it all. With only the sounds of birds and owls for company.


Up to 5 guests

The space

Perfect place for kayaking and small boating. In addition fishing here for salmon, trout and sea bass.


Dogs are welcomed! We do charge 5£ per night per dog. Note that we have free-range (and well-loved!) chickens and ducks roaming about the farm, and we gently request that you keep your pet(s) from disturbing them.

Guest access

You will have the whole cottage to your selves, with a small garden to the front side and back. There is a footpath that takes you across the salt marsh to the river. The river is a tidal estuary and is ideal for fishing and launching small boats. You can even leave a small boat tied up during your stay.


The River Tamar is one of the best salmon and sea trout rivers in the southwest of England, with a recorded catch of 298 in 2008. There is excellent fly water on its middle and lower reaches fishing from June to October onwards.


We are perfectly situated in the Tamar River with plenty of public footpaths on our door step. Explore the local surroundings, great views and interesting wild life. Use the grounds or the local area to take your group out after dark, to explore your surroundings under the stars.

Small boating or kayaking

Bring your own small boat or kayak and enjoy the stunning view of nature. Our cottage has exclusive access to water.

Exploring bee’s life

Learn about the intriguing world of honey bees in a way that few get to experience: through the hands­-on exploration of an active, living beehive! Your tour, led by a professional beekeeper, will include suiting up in protective gear, lighting a bee smoker, and getting up close with more than 100,000 bees. Each tour is providing you an intimate experience of this fascinating species. Guided tours include protective gear.