Driftwood Cabin

East Portlemouth, Devon, England

Beautiful log cabin set in a peaceful field with stunning views and within walking distance to the beach.

Key Points

  • Beautiful off-grid cabin in a peaceful setting within walking distance to the beach.
  • Large window in the cabin for you to enjoy the stunning views.
  • Outdoor picnic bench to enjoy some al-fresco dining.


Driftwood Cabin is a beautiful off-grid cabin set in a field known as 'The Meadow' in Holset Valley, it is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway for two, or for a small family escape. Your nearest neighbours at the cabin will be Morris & Mable (2 Devon Large Black pigs), some naughty chickens and a flock of Devon Closewool sheep. 

The cabin is off-grid with solar/battery powered lighting, built by local carpenters using local wood and as many reclaimed items as possible. Inside Driftwood Cabin there is a comfy double bed on a mezzanine level, this is accessed by a ladder and an interesting pulley system, if bringing children, two single futon bed mattresses which can be used on the floor are available. The kitchen area has all the essential cooking equipment, where you can enjoy making a meal whilst looking out to the stunning views through the large window. Sit back & relax on the comfy seating, there is a wood burning stove for chilly nights however you will find you rarely need it as the cabin is insulated with sheep's wool. You can also find a large hot shower cubicle, plus sink & a water-less loo in the tin bathroom.

Outside there is a covered veranda with seating, an ideal place for reading your book whilst enjoying the peace and the incredible views down the valley. Enjoy some al-fresco dining with outdoor picnic bench, plus fire area, perfect for keeping cosy & toasting some marshmallows of an evening. There are gorgeous nature trails for you to explore on the farm plus nearby woodlands to get lost in. 

Driftwood Cabin is set in an ideal location with everything you need within walking distance. A 25 minute walk will take you to East Portlemouth village, made up of a number of small beaches to enjoy, plus there is the passenger ferry to the popular resort town of Salcombe with plenty of shops, golden sand beaches and crystal blue waters. In the other direction, a 15 minute walk will take you to the Gara Rock hotel, restaurant, cafe and beach. 

This location is…….
A peaceful place in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (A.O.N.B). It is a rustic, off grid smallholding with resident children, chickens, sheep, pigs, dogs and guinea pigs. It is an environmentally friendly place; the loos are waterless, electricity is minimal and we run where we can off rechargeable batteries and solar power. Most importantly this is a place where you can spend much needed down time with your family and friends and create memories for a life time.

The farm is not………….

A party place, a techy place, a noisy place. It has free range animals.

Up to two children can be added at a cost of £10 per child per night.

One well behaved dog is welcome at an additional cost of £2 per night.

Parking is available however not outside the accommodation, you will have a short walk to the cabin but help can be provided with luggage. 

Minimum of 3 night stays with Monday & Friday arrivals, except August where there is a minimum of 7 nights stay with Friday arrivals. 

Closed season November-February. 

Please click Check Availability & select your dates to view the price of your stay.




Room Types




 Hot water





 Dining area




 Dining area

 Fire pit

 Private entrance

 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)


 Country walks


 Pub / Bar





 Quiet after 10pm


 WiFi - No access to WiFi

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

Safety & Security

 Carbon monoxide detector

 Fire extinguisher

 First aid kit

 Smoke alarm


 Drinking water





 Kitchenware / Utensils

Young Children

 Take care - Near water

 Welcome all ages


 Free parking

 Parking not alongside accom


 Set alone

 Small site (2-4 accoms)


How far are the beaches?

Gara Rock beach is about a 15-minute walk while the gorgeous sandy beaches of East Portlemouth are around a 25-minute walk away.

Are there places to eat and drink?

The nearest place for food and drink is the cafe and restaurant at the Gara Rock Hotel. For most of the year, there is a small cafe by the beach at East Portlemouth while slightly further afield is a huge choice of places to eat and drink.

Where is the nearest shop?

You can get supplies by going to Salcombe on the foot ferry where there are shops, or make the half-hour walk to Piglet Stores in East Prawle. Head by car to the amazing farm shop at Stokely, the garage at West Charleton or the supermarkets in Kingsbridge.

Can we bring bikes?

There are lots of opportunities to cycle down here so bring a bike if you like. The hills can be quite steep though, and the roads narrow. We also have a selection of refurbished bikes that you're welcome to borrow.

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 15th May 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with John Taylor from Driftwood Cabin