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- Luxury fully-equipped log cabin overlooking the South Hams
- Close to several beaches and 15 minutes from Dartmoor
- Observatory, one-acre lawn and barbecue
You might figure you could live here all year round... Yealm Cabin is a log cabin overlooking the Yealm valley in the spectacular South Hams, minutes from beaches, and fully equipped with all you need for a self-catering holiday lasting several months. It even accepts up to five dogs per stay (bring a blankie if you’re letting them up on the furniture), so no excuse for not going out for walkies all around: Dartmoor is just 15 minutes away.
You might want to stick around for a bit too for some starry gazing: Yealm Cabin is in an area of no light pollution and has its own observatory where guests can book an appointment to sky gaze with a local astronomy expert. (That’s what you call astronomically good service.)
The observatory is on the site’s one-acre lawn for the kids to cartwheel around at, among the tables and chairs for the more Siriusly-minded grownups to soak up the sun, as well as a barbecue for alfresco cooking. Cosmic.
Yealm Cabin has an open plan dining and living room so you can drink in the hill and field views along with your morning coffee or evening wine. A shower, toilet and wash area are a few steps away from the main bedroom through a private courtyard.
Wander along the lane through woodland to get to Yealmpton five minutes away (bring your wellies), a restaurant and a couple of friendly pubs serving food. There are also several shops and a farm shop, to pick up ingredients for a late Devon cream tea or barbecue back at base under the stars.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Leave the car at home
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
- Coach stations
— 3.1 miles
3.1 miles BP Garage — 3.1 miles
3.1 miles Plymouth Road Superstore — 5.5 miles
- Train stations
Ivybridge Rail Station
— 3.8 miles
3.8 miles Plymouth Rail Station — 7.6 miles
7.6 miles Devonport Rail Station — 8.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Newton Ferrers Ferry Landing
— 4.7 miles
4.7 miles Noss Mayo Ferry Landing — 4.8 miles
4.8 miles Warren Point Ferry Landing — 4.9 miles
Exeter International Airport
— 35.5 miles
Take the M4, then the M5 to Exeter. Continue onto the A38 leaving at the junction for Ugborough and Ermington. Follow the signs for the A379 to Yealmpton. Around 1 mile before Yealmpton, turn right at Dunstone Cross and travel approximately 1 mile to arrive at Yealm Cabin. Look out for a bungalow-style roofed house. Once you are here, you will see a narrow cobbled lane next to the house: turn down the lane and turn immediately left into the gate that leads into the cabin grounds.
From the north
Take the M5 to Bristol and continue on the M5 until signs for the A38 Devon. Continue down the A38 and leave at the junction for Ugborough and Ermington. Follow signs for the A379 to Yealmpton. Around 1 mile before Yealmpton, turn right at Dunstone Cross and travel approximately 1 mile to arrive at Yealm Cabin. Look out for a bungalow-style roofed house. Once you are here, you will see a narrow cobbled lane next to the house: turn down the lane and turn immediately left into the gate that leads into the cabin grounds.
From the south-west
Drive towards Plymouth, take the A379 to Kingsbridge and head towards Elburton/Brixton/Yealmpton. Around 1 mile after Yealmpton, turn left at Dunstone cross and travel approximately one mile before arriving at Yealm Cabin. Look out for a bungalow-style roofed house. Once you are here, you will see a narrow cobbled lane next to the house: turn down the lane and turn immediately left into the gate that leads into the cabin grounds.
In the South Hams, a few miles from south Devon beaches and about seven miles from Plymouth, Yealm Cabin is a stellar spot for Devon-based sightseeing, watersports, village hopping, city slicking, antique hunting, sauntering along the South West Coast Path and several holidays’ worth more. With several holidays’ worth of cream teas, freshly caught fish and pints of trad Devon ale along the way, of course…
Miles of country paths start from the doorstep of the Yealm Cabin site along the River Erme, where fisherfolk hang out too to land salmon and trout. The South West Coast Path’s 630 miles meander around these parts too: drive to Plymouth and take the Waterfront Walkway to Wembury Point, or have an easy access walk across Bolberry Down or from Start Point, both near Salcombe.
Beaches are a few minutes’ drive from Yealm Cabin: the closest in Mothercombe three miles away where Sense and Sensibility was filmed (Jane fans can detour to see nearby Saltram House, the Georgian mansion sensibly used in the film too).
- Dartmoor Zoological Park (3.5 miles)
- National Marine Aquarium (6.9 miles)
- Buckfast Abbey (12.6 miles)
- Saltram (5.0 miles)
- Salcombe: Thurlestone to Torcross (5.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- Does Yealm Cabin have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Yealm Cabin dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Yealm Cabin? In the South Hams, a few miles from south Devon beaches and about seven miles from Plymouth, Yealm Cabin is a stellar spot for Devon-based sightseeing, watersports, village hopping, city slicking, antique … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Yealm Cabin?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 2:30 p.m. – Anytime Depart by: 10:30 a.m.