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Gara Mill, Slapton, Devon

Den In The Woods

A tranquil retreat in the woods with the bubbling sound of the brook below. Renovated to a high specification. The perfect getaway for a romantic holiday or a place to paint, read, write and explore the South Hams. Only 2 miles away from Slapton Beach and Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve.

Nestled in the heart of the South Hams The Den is one of nine privately owned properties in a rare, hidden woodland valley with a river running through it. It has easy access to everything you could wish for, (including super-fast internet) to enjoy a relaxing holiday. You are welcome to charge your car with the outside three-pin plug.

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Newly renovated, this tranquil retreat is only 2 miles away from Slapton Village, Slapton Beach and Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve, and has easy access to everything you could wish for to enjoy a relaxing getaway. One of nine privately owned rental cottages, this 2 bedroom home is hidden in a secluded woodland valley, complete with a river running through it.

Enjoy all the natural surroundings that this rental accommodation has to offer by exploring the rivers and brooks nearby, kicking back in the terrace hammock with a book, or relaxing with a cold beverage by the fire pit in a shared meadow with close friends and family.

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  • Wifi
  • Private Parking
  • Bedlinen and Towels Provided
  • Terrace/Balcony

Gara Mill is renowned for its incredible woodlands providing stunning walks right from your step and is only 2 miles from Slapton Beach and Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve.

With close and easy access to the South West Coastal Path and the local village and restaurants, The Den has something for everyone and is perfect for small groups of friends or families.

Key Features

  • A luxury holiday located in the heart of South Hams
  • Newly renovated 2-bedroom, woodland retreat with designer decor
  • Large terrace with hammock, outdoor seating & fire pit in shared meadow
  • 2 miles from Slapton Beach and Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve
  • Starlink broadband


Bedroom 1

  • King sized bed
  • Bath with ensuite toilet and sink

Bedroom 2

  • Twin beds x 2


Bathroom 1 

  • Bath in bedroom 1
  • Ensuite toilet and sink

Bathroom 2

  • Walk in shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink


  • Sleeps 4


  • Pets welcome


    • Parking for one space outside the property

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  • Parking for one space outside the property

Reviews of Den In The Woods

The 'Den in the woods' was the perfect place to stay for a few days in Devon. The cabin sits between the trees in a beautiful, rural setting. Everything was provided for us upon arrival alleviating any stress which meant we could really relax and enjoy our time in Devon. We would certainly recommend this Airbnb for anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing break.
The 'Den in the woods' is just that. A luxury log cabin beautifully styled with every detail thought about. You don't need a thing apart from food and the desire to relax and recuperate. It was special to be there over Christmas. Within close proximity to Slapton Sands and Dartmouth, it's perfectly located. Loads of walks locally to the Den too. I will definitely go back to The Den for future getaways.
The Den was everything and more. Every little detail was thought about. Thank you. I will come again with friends and family.
We've had the most wonderful stay at 'Den in the woods'. We were blown away by the interior and exterior of this beautiful cabin and location! The cabin has everything you need to relax including the lovely fire, books, and games. We'd love to come back again in the summer but very much enjoyed our winter stay.
Sarah and George
Den instantly reminded us of Koyasan in Japan. This place is like a hidden paradise in a valley inside a forest. We frequently visit Devon and this stay was the most memorable (so far). We recommend all the nearby beaches and Dartmoor National Park. We look forward to coming again. Thank you for helping us to unwind and rejuvenate during these uncertain times.
Reena, Anji, Prabesh and Kiki the dog.
The Den exceeded our exceeded our expectations. The lodge is situated in a beautifully secluded location amongst a river and woods. It is spacious, clean and all the equipment and facilities are kept at the highest standards. We mainly loved the Scandi-meets-Japanese style interior and exterior. We hope to come back to this cosy and charming place again.
We had an absolutely amazing stay at the Den in the Woods. It was such a relaxing break away and the cabin was styled to perfection. The attention to detail in the interior furnishings gave it such a 'Hygge’ Scandinavian feel. 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
Highly recommend Den in the Woods, it’s a stunning lodge with everything you could possibly need in a beautiful part of the country! Really lovely, can’t wait to go back!
Den in the Woods is a gorgeous place to properly chill out and enjoy the surrounding area. We loved being surrounded by trees and listening to the nearby river. Getting cosy with the woodburner was a real treat. Our dog had a great time, bouncing up the track to the little meadow where you can just sit with a coffee and look out over beautiful countryside. We really appreciated the generous touches and luxuries (welcome hamper that includes nespresso capsules, so no need to bring your own) and the thoughtful instructions and notes on how to get the best out of our stay. Plus there's a hose for sorting out mucky puppies! It's a very inspiring retreat with beautiful artworks and furnishings that make it feel very special.
An idyllic retreat, in a beautiful setting, enveloped in utter style and grace. I would thoroughly recommend. But a word of warning, do not be surprised if you find yourself struggling to leave for the beach or other holiday activities on a daily basis, as you simply will not want to!
We enjoyed a magical stay here. The Den is so lovely and comfortable. In a good position for heading out in the car to explore South Devon. We loved every minute and were sad to leave.

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