Shepherd's Oak

2.4 miles NE of Exeter

Sleeps 2 | dog friendly

From £94 per night

Shepherd’s hut in Devon with a hot tub: This wholesome hut is the perfect getaway for two. Soak in the heavenly wood-fired hot tub and admire breathtaking panoramic views of the sweeping Devonshire countryside.

Overview

Shepherd’s Oak is the most idyllic retreat, nestled beneath an ancient oak tree in a peaceful meadow. Boasting spellbinding views of rolling countryside hills and pretty green trees towards the east Devon coast. Dappled sunlight slips through the branches of the oak tree, creating a magical setting for your retreat back to nature. The outside space is truly special, with a wood-fired hot tub waiting for you on the deck and a lush green garden area for your beloved pooch to roam. There is also a lovely picnic bench, chiminea and barbecue… alfresco dining is an absolute must at this peaceful paradise in pretty Devon.

Step Inside

This lovely little hut is just the tonic for some quality time away with that special someone. Inside, you will find a cosy living space, designed perfectly for two. Full of countryside charm and thoughtful touches, you are bound to feel completely at home from the moment you arrive. The comfy double bed is nestled to the right of the hideaway, the most idyllic place to rest your head after a day of adventures. When morning arrives, embrace a slow start with breakfast in bed, open up the door to the hideaway and allow fresh countryside air to flow through with ease. Watch some TV or simply listen to the sound of birdsong and delve into a good book. To the left, there is a sweet wood-burner to keep you toasty throughout the seasons and a compact kitchen area complete with all the essentials. The shower room is beautifully presented, perfect for freshening up after a countryside ramble.

Outdoors

Step out onto the dreamy decking area and admire breathtaking views as far as the eye can see. Imagine blue skies and rolling countryside hills as the backdrop to your retreat back to nature… simply gorgeous! There is an enclosed area for your beloved pooch to roam and a further field where you can stroll to meet the resident family of friendly alpacas. Please be sure to keep your furry friend(s) on a lead around these lovely animals and any other livestock you may encounter on the farm. The pretty picnic bench is the most idyllic breakfast spot or why not rustle up some delicious holiday delights over the barbecue, to be enjoyed on a balmy summer eve. As the sun sets, head to the other secluded decking area to the left of the hideaway, the most idyllic spot for two! The heavenly wood-fired hot tub is such a special feature, positioned perfectly to marvel at the picturesque view. As dusk settles, pour a glass of bubbles and embrace a magical starlit dip with that special someone.

Explore

Shepherd's Oak is tucked away in tranquil seclusion, however you are just a short distance away from the Cathedral City of Exeter. Here, you can explore the historic quayside, boutique shops and lovely cafes. You can even hire a canoe and paddle to the two renowned canal-side pubs, The Double Locks and The Turf Hotel. After a day of exploring Exeter, pop to Darts Farm and pick up some delicious local produce to later be enjoyed over the barbecue. Alternatively, visit one of the traditional seaside towns, such as Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth or Beer.

You can explore the stunning Exe Valley by bicycle. Head to National Trust’s Killerton House with its gorgeous gardens, elegant 18th Century house and Iron Age fort. Or head to Dartmoor National Park and spend the day exploring the rugged moorland by foot or bike. We recommend visiting Lydford Gorge, Edworthy Mire and Fernworthy Reservoir during your visit to Dartmoor. Haldon Forest is also lovely to explore by bike with an array of picturesque trails to enjoy. If the coast is calling, take a trip to Dawlish Warren, Teignmouth or Exmouth and embrace a wild swim! After a day of exploring your beautiful surroundings, you will love nothing more than returning back to your peaceful haven for a relaxing dip in the dreamy hot tub.

Layout

Steps up to Shepherd's Hut with open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom area with TV, wood-burner, 2 ring electric hob, small fridge, toaster and double bed (4'6")

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.

Extra Information

If you are wishing to explore this lovely corner of Devon by bike, there is a sheltered area next to the hut to store your bike. Alternatively, you can ask the lovely owners to borrow a bike for your adventures. If you are kept inside by the weather, there is also a shared games room in one of the barns on the farm. This is shared with another hideaway onsite, Shepherd's Delight (2732). This hut is tucked away in woodland a few fields away and is totally out of sight. With all of this to enjoy and more, Shepherd’s Oak really does tick all the boxes.

Availability, reservations and pricing: £94 - £160 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 £35.00 is payable per booking.

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