Rower Fort gallery

Rower Fort is a unique property comprising of a thatched farmhouse and gothic style folly. 

In the House the accommodation is arranged over 3 floors, whilst the Tower has 6 levels.

The house and tower have separate staircases, and access between the Tower and House is through the ground and second floors.

Guests love the quirky nature of the layout.  Always a favourite with kids for playing hide and seek, adults too find they can escape undetected to a corner of the house or tower and then reconvene in the large living room or kitchen with the rest of the party.

Each bedroom is individual in style. And as one of our guests describes;  Every room has at least one funky feature which MASSIVELY reduced the aggressiveness of room selection!”

Read on to learn more about each room.


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Gather with friends and family in our superb kitchen with a large farmhouse table seating 16. Always a big hit with our guests, who can enjoy the opportunity to sit, chat and socialise with friends and family, without being 'stuck' at the end of the table. The kitchen is well equipped with an Aga, electric oven, American style fridge freezer and additional large larder fridge, dishwasher and microwave.

Tower Living Room


An enormous grand stone open fireplace and fireman’s pole sets the tone for this room!  Leather chesterfield sofa and chairs, travertine tiled floor and grand oak door, makes this an impressive living area. TV, DVD and PS2.

Farmhouse Living Room


This large room is well equipped with comfy seating arranged around a large oak beamed inglenook open fireplace.   TV and DVD

Tower TV Room


On the 2nd floor of the Tower, this double height mezzanine style TV room is equiped with sofas, music system, home cinema.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Each room in Rower Fort has been thoughtfully designed and built by the ownesr Mark & Georgina. Each bedroom is individual in style. As one guest describes  “Every room has at least one funky feature which MASSIVELY reduced the aggressiveness of room selection!”

Please note that bedrooms 4, 5 & 6 on the second floor are located in the eaves of the house, and have low beams.

1st floor

Bedroom 1 at Rower Fort

The Drake Bedroom
  From the Tower’s oak spiral staircase, enter this king sized bedroom through a prison door!   CD player and MP3 facility.   


Ensuite bathroom includes roll top double ended bath, restored Victorian toilet, Italian marble tiles and colourful Mexican hand painted sink. 



Bedroom 2 at Rower Fort

The Balinese Bedroom
  From the farmhouse staircase, this largest bedroom offers twin beds with a stunning hand carved Balanese headboard.  CD player and MP3 facility

Bedroom 3 at Rower Fort

The Library Bedroom   Across the landing from The Balinese Bedroom, this super king spaceous bedroom with dramatic arched window, and handmade Indian wall covering.








Bathroom.  Wacky ‘Thunderbirds’ pictures on the walls, Moroccan towel rail, restored Victorian toilet, Mexican handpainted sink, and roll top bath complete this unusual bathroom. 





2nd floor

Bedroom 4 at Rower Fort
The Grand Platform Bedroom


Steps provided. Double raised platform bed in the eaves of the house, with steps to help you climb into bed!



Bathroom.  Travertine low beamed room in the eaves with roll top bath and antique handbasin.



The Skylight Bedroom.  In the eaves of the house (low beams), this bed is our highest bed - steps definitely needed!







Ensuite bathroom with roll top cast iron bath,  Moroccan brass bathrail, and unusual ‘elephant’ stained glass window to bedroom.

Rower Fort bedroom 6





The Moroccan Bedroom  Accessed through the Skylight Bedroom or the Tower TV Room, this Moroccan style double bedroom has Indian doors and hand carved headboard. In the eaves (low beams).

Telephone Box Bedroom  Adjoining the Tower TV Room, this is our smallest but some would argue quirkiest bedroom – with 2 telephone boxes! - one for your clothes and the other which has been converted into a shower!  Access to the bed is from one side.





3rd floor

Bedroom 8 at Rower FortThe Rapunzel Bedroom  Above the second floor tower TV room this bedroom has Chinese style mahogany screening overlooking the TV room below, with curtains to provide privacy.  A Victorian wrought iron double bedstead set on Travertine tiles (access to bed on one side)  Headroom 5’10’’.

Ensuite at Rower Fort Stockland DevonEnsuite bathroomVictorian cast iron roll top bath


Floor Plan

Click here on the image to view a more detailed plan our Rower Fort.

From the top of the spiral staircase on the 3rd floor, through a bolted prison door, access to the battlements and all-year-round hot tub and stunning 360° across the valley and towards the sea.

Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi


Relax in our heated indoor swimming pool. From our travels abroad to Marrakesh and its splendid Riyads, we have used -  Moroccan arches with handmade glass mosaics, huge oak beams, waterfalls from Jaiselmer sandstone and handworked brass ornamental fittings. The pool interior has a large decking area to relax in with its own showers and toilet facilities using inlaid marble and travertine tiles. it is like no other swimming pool you have seen! It is super efficient energy saving using the latest ground source heat pump technology and energy conservation techniques.




Roof Top Jacuzzi

As one guest describes "the best placed jacuzzi on planet earth"! Relax and unwind in our battlement roof top jacuzzi, sit back to admire the breathtaking views during daytime, or find the milkyway and spot shooting stars by night.


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