2.8 miles NE of Exeter
Sleeps 2 | dog friendly
From £90 per night
Shepherd’s Hut in Devon: Nested in magical woodland, Shepherd’s Delight brings you peace and tranquillity. Unwind in the hammock listening to birdsong, then experience cooking alfresco! From cute, cosy interiors to its very own fishing lake, it truly is the sweetest escape back to nature.
Hidden amongst the trees, in a mystical woodland, you’ll find this dreamy little hut. Switch off from it all and experience a completely undisturbed retreat. Beautifully crafted with comfort in mind, you will instantly feel at home here.The outside space is nothing short of a dream, delve into your favourite book in the dappled shade beneath the trees, then enjoy a romantic starlit dinner. Your beloved pooch is welcome to come along for the adventure too, as the hut is dog friendly! Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave this slice of rural heaven.
Step into your humble abode to be greeted with a sense of calm. Its cosy interiors and lovely finishing touches complete the space. The wood burner will keep you toasty throughout the seasons. After a day exploring your beautiful surroundings, sink into the comfy double bed and watch the fairy lights glisten. The simple kitchen is equipped with everything you’ll need for two. Enjoy that all important morning coffee, accompanied by delicious fresh pastries on the veranda, watching the world go by.
The outside space is truly idyllic. Practice yoga on the jetty overlooking the lily-covered lake or sink into the hammock for a heavenly afternoon nap. There is so much wonderful space for you to enjoy! Whether it’s a light lunch or delicious barbecue, dining alfresco is a must when staying at Shepherd’s Delight. The serene lake makes this hideaway truly special, so hop in a rowing boat and be transported to a fairytale. Or why not try your hand at fishing?
Shepherd’s Delight is completely off-grid. Solar panels are used to power the lights at Shepherd’s Delight and there is no TV or WiFi. This allows you to truly embrace your retreat back to nature, spending quality time with the ones you love most.
If you can tear yourself away from this idyll, Exeter is just 10 minutes away. Explore the old Roman walls, shop for antiques, visit a quaint cafe or simply relax on the Cathedral green and watch the world go by. You can even hire a canoe and paddle to the two renowned canal-side pubs, The Double Locks and The Turf Hotel, for a jug of Pimms. Alternatively, grab your bucket and spade and make for the unspoilt East Devon coast, where there are a string of traditional seaside towns such as Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth and Beer and, of course, the stunning Jurassic cliffs.
Be kinder to the environment and leave the car behind to explore the Exe Valley by bicycle. Where you will find; National Trust's Killerton House, gorgeous gardens, an elegant 18th Century house and even an Iron Age fort. After a day of exploring, head back to your humble abode for a Devonshire cream tea… delicious!
Steps into open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas with double bed and wood-burner. Door to shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin. Outside: gas fridge and two-ring camping gas stove.
Shepherd’s Delight is situated on Pynes Farm. There is another hideaway a few fields away, Shepherd's Oak (3280). These huts can be booked together, if you wish to getaway with friends, but please note both hideaways have complete privacy.
Availability, reservations and pricing: £90 - £150 per night
Bed linen and towels are included in the price. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the website.
There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break.
A non-refundable booking fee of £40 is payable per booking.
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