Otter's Holt Shepherd's Hut

Ottery St Mary

Sleeps 4

From £61 per night

Shepherd’s Hut in Devon with a hot tub: Nestled amongst tranquil woodland, sits the beautifully crafted Otter’s Holt. Perfect for a family retreat back to nature, without compromising the little luxuries.


Otter’s Holt has everything you need and more. The inside space has been cleverly crafted to accommodate a family of four, complete with a comfy king-size bed and cute bunk beds for the little ones. The peaceful outside space has its own wood-fired hot tub and delightful pizza oven to enjoy al fresco dining. You may be lucky enough to spot a variety of wildlife from deer to otters. It is truly an unforgettable escape to nature.

You’ll find this heavenly haven in a little valley above the winding River Otter at Knightstone Farm. Once you arrive, transfer your belongings into a wheelbarrow for the last few steps, embracing the true glamping experience. Step inside and you will fall in love with the hut’s gorgeous wooden interior with a contemporary touch. There is a sumptuous king-size bed, along with a clever pull-down and push up bunk bed. This clever design utilises the wonderful space to reveal a comfy seating area. The superbly equipped kitchen has everything you’ll need to rustle up a delicious meal including; a fridge, Belfast sink and a mini gas oven with double hob. This hideaway is the perfect all year round getaway, with its stunning wood burner, for a cosy night in. There is also an en suite shower-room with a lovely hot shower, for freshening up after a day of adventures.

The outside area is complete with plenty of luxurious touches. Your spacious patio looks over the idyllic valley, with rolling countryside hills and unspoilt woodland. Just at the bottom of the meadow is a gate leading to a stream that joins a wildlife lake. Immerse yourself in Otter’s Holt natural surroundings and see what wildlife you can spot. Dairy cattle graze in nearby fields, but herons, deer, badgers, otters and beavers are known to have made a secret home by the river bank. The luxurious wood-fired hot tub is the most tranquil spot to unwind under the stars. Rustle up delicious pizzas in the wood-fired pizza oven, followed by toasted marshmallows over the rustic firepit. There is even a little cabin, complete with book exchange, games to play and a wood store. The quiet beauty of this unique haven will definitely capture your heart.


Otter’s Holt is solar-powered, there is no mains electricity, which makes it the perfect hideaway for an undisturbed retreat back to nature. However, there is enough power for the lights and to charge a phone. The owner has kindly provided an in-car hair dryer for guests’ use.

Out and About

You may wish to wander through Knightsone’s fields, which has a beautiful meadow, idyllic lake, enclosed play area and picnic table. From here, you can pick up the ancient riverside ’ path to the historic Ottery St Mary, birthplace of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Ottery St Mary sits on the River Otter, this offers walks down to the estuary in picturesque Budleigh Salterton. Alternatively, head in the opposite direction to the traditional village of Tipton St John and enjoy a refreshing local ale at the Golden Lion. There are plenty of small surrounding villages, with narrow streets and thatched cottages to explore and you are just a few miles inland from the stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Visit the historic Iron Age fort of Woodbury Castle or take a trip to the bustling city of Exeter. There is plenty for you to explore during your stay at Otter’s Holt.


Steps up to open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas with king-size double bed, pull down bunk-beds (2'6" recommended for children only), wood-burner, gas cooker (2 ring hob and mini oven) and mini gas fridge. Door to Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.

Extra Information

This picture perfect shepherd's hut is nestled on the same site as Beaver's Lodge Safari Tent (2767). Both hideaways are positioned in a way to ensure complete privacy.

Please note that the hut may be unsuitable for a baby during the months of October to April due to the colder weather. Otter's Holt can comfortably sleep 2 plus a cot, or 4 persons without a cot (due to limited space).

Availability, reservations and pricing: From £61 - £133 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.

A non-refundable booking fee of £40 is payable per booking.

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