The Old Stable

The Old Stable Cottage apartments and Zingaro Wagon is set in a wonderfully rural and peaceful area of mid/north Devon. Set deep in the countryside this is somewhere you can totally relax and take time to breathe in the fresh air.  If you are looking for spend your time shopping and going out to bars and lots of restaurants then this is not the place for you. Here you can wander along quiet lanes, watch deer feeding in the field next door, listen to the abundance of bird song and gaze at the myriad of stars on a clear night. The perfect place to recharge and relax.

The cottage and wagon are set in the grounds of the owners’ house but are very private. There are just three properties in all, sleeping 2-3 in the apartments and 2 (plus 2 small children) in the wagon, so it is never noisy or overcrowded.

Our spa is just the icing on the cake!  Here you can use the cedar hot tub and sauna to ease aching muscles after a day out exploring and even book an amazing treatment with our visiting beauticians. A real The Old Stable treat.

Dowland is a small hamlet and we have some lovely pubs within a mile and a half, so it is easy to eat out in the evening if you don’t fancy cooking. The Old Stable is well situated to explore much of the delights of Devon, situated as it is between Dartmoor and Exmoor.  The beautiful coastlines of north Devon and Cornwall are about 45 minutes to an hour’s drive away, a good destination for a bracing walk. RHS Rosemoor is just a 15 minute drive and is well worth a visit; wander through the gardens and enjoy a delicious lunch in the cafe.

Take time to unwind and sample life in the slow lane, we look forward to meeting you.