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Gara Mill, Slapton Devon

The Cabin

The Cabin is a beautiful Norwegian wooden lodge set in a secluded valley at the heart of The South Hams. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, it’s the perfect holiday retreat between the seaside and the rolling Devon hills and the towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe.
The Cabin is accessed via a steep woodland track which is not suitable for low-slung vehicles.

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Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family holiday in nature, The Cabin at Gara Mill has it all. A large sunny, south facing deck overlooks the treetops and hills of South Devon. You will hear birdsong and the sound of the Gara River rushing to the sea. Slapton Sands and Slapton Ley Nature Reserve are two miles away and the whole of the South Devon coast is your playground.

Nestled in the heart of the South Hams The Cabin is one of nine privately owned properties in a rare, hidden woodland valley with a river running through it. It has close and easy access to everything you could wish to enjoy a relaxing holiday. The Cabin comfortably sleeps 5 adults, the single trundle bed is only suitable for children. A cot and highchair are also provided at the property. One small dog is welcome.

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

The Cabin is designed to blend into its natural habitat. You will be able to escape the rush of daily life in this exceptional tranquil setting. The large sunny deck is ideal for dining al fresco, or relaxing with a book and a glass of wine. Stroll up to the meadow for a fire pit BBQ or a picnic.

Gara Mill is an ancient, wooded valley in the South Devon area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are oak, beech, sycamore, elder, willow and alder trees. There are rare orchids, blankets of bluebells, purple foxgloves, wild garlic and red campion. Nocturnal animals particularly depend on these disappearing British habitats: otters travel the river and owls call and swoop through the night sky. There are bats and moths, brown trout and slow worms, dragonflies and demoiselles. Gara Mill is a truly magical rural retreat.

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

Key Features

  • Large terrace: great for entertaining and al fresco dining
  • 2 miles from Slapton Beach and Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve
  • Central location for everything in The South Hams
  • Super Fast Starlink Wifi
  • A community fire pit in the woods to watch the stars
  • Scandi style log burner
  • A pet-friendly woodland retreat for one small dog
  • Sleeps up to 5 adults and one child
  • Basket of logs provided on arrival


Bedroom 1

  • King-sized bed

Bedroom 2

  • Twin-sized beds x2

Bedroom 3

  • Single bed with pull-out trundle bed
  • Cot and high chair available


Bathroom 1

  • Bath with overhead shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink

Bathroom 2

  • Shower unit
  • Toilet
  • Sink


  • Sleeps up to 5 adults


  • Pets welcome


    • Parking for 2 cars by the property.

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  • Parking for 2 cars by the property.

Reviews of The Cabin

What a stunning place to discover tucked away in a beautiful part of Devon! It is so close to the picturesque beaches, which the children were able to enjoy day after day being an easy ten minutes’ drive away. The Cabin itself is stylish and practical. It had everything we could need and more, even down to a hairdryer. The beds and pillows were comfortable, as were the sofas in the gorgeous kitchen-diner. The small garden area is secluded and not overlooked and the greenery all around can be enjoyed from both outside and in. The glass doors and large windows bring in lots of light. We highly recommend and will be sure to return again soon!
Frankie, Will, May and Molly
The Cabin is a beautiful spot for a family holiday. The lodge itself is immaculate, fully kitted out kitchen and very comfortable beds and sofas, with a large bath which suited our baby well. The surrounding woodlands and water is brilliant for exploring with little kids. Our three-year-old had endless fun paddling and playing. It’s a brilliant location for visiting beaches and local towns, all of which are very family friendly. We will definitely visit again. Highly recommended.
Alice, Paul, Stanley and Oscar
Gara Mill is a beautifully appointed treetop hideaway set in the glorious surroundings of a river valley. The large living area windows give a view into and over the trees and lead to a secluded decking area. The wood burner creates a cosy atmosphere on cooler days. Comfy beds and lovely décor give a feeling of luxury and the well-equipped kitchens means you have everything you need for a home-from-home feel. There are loads of lovely places to explore nearby and we will definitely be back!
Nikki and Anita
An idyllic woodland retreat with all the comforts of home. A perfect place to unwind, and to explore the local beaches, towns and lovely countryside.
Such a beautiful cabin in a wonderful location. The cabin was stocked with thoughtful basics too and my friends and I enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing weekend away. Thanks for having us!

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