5.7 miles NW of Tavistock
Sleeps 2 | dog friendly
From £152 per night
Shepherd’s hut in Devon with an outdoor bathtub: Enter a romantic dreamland at our bespoke hideaway nestled between Dartmoor National Park and the Tamar Valley, where luxury living awaits, moonlit dips are promised and your beloved pooch is warmly welcomed.
Dreams do come true at this serene sanctuary in rural Devon. Nellie’s Nook is tucked away in nature’s paradise, with unbeatable views of sweeping countryside vistas. She provides luxury living at its finest, yet is completely in touch with the natural world. Soak in the streamy alfresco tub after a ramble across Dartmoor and watch as friendly farm animals quietly graze in the field beyond. Embrace romantic fireside moments; toast marshmallows, sip a warming hot chocolate or slowly enjoy your favourite glass of red… the choice is yours! After, head inside the hut and drift off into a sweet slumber.
Prepare to fall in love from the moment you step foot inside Nellie’s Nook. She greets you with a gorgeous open plan living space, styled to perfection. The kitchen area is complete with everything you could wish for and more. Including an electric oven, 2 ring ceramic hob, fridge with small ice-box, kettle and toaster. On those cooler eves, light the wood-burner and stay cosy on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate made from the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser - the lovely owners provide Hotel Chocolat sachets, so no need to bring your own! As the embers soften, it’s time to rest your head in the sumptuous king-size bed, situated to the left of the hideaway. Adorned with luxury linens, you are promised a dreamy nights rest here. As morning arrives, open the large double doors and let fresh air flow through the hideaway with ease. Freshen up in the sleek shower-room and feel ready for the day ahead.
The magic doesn’t end there.The outside space allows you to truly indulge yourself in all that nature has to offer, with mesmerising views over patchwork farmland. Cattle and sheep graze in the field beyond and you can even say hello to Harriet and Tony, the friendly rescued Dartmoor ponies! The wood-fired bathtub takes centre stage. Here, you can fully immerse yourself in nature like never before. Positioned perfectly to admire the view, pour a glass of your favourite and watch as the sunsets over the rural landscape. Once the sun has slipped away, pretty festoon lighting illuminates the outside space and your retreat becomes even more dream worthy. The sweet table makes for an idyllic breakfast spot or romantic dinner setting. You can even cook alfresco over the firepit and rustle up some culinary delights for that special someone. After, stay toasty beside the flickering flames until stars appear and reminisce over the day’s adventures.
We really wouldn’t blame you for wanting to spend your days in a romantic bubble, tucked up at Nellie’s Nook. But, if you did want to venture out, there is so much beauty waiting to be discovered right on your doorstep. Pop your walking boots on and head out on a countryside ramble, or bring your bikes as there are plenty of quiet country lanes for you to explore. The Drakes Trail is a lovely cycle route which starts in Tavistock and winds down the beautiful Tamar Valley. Tavistock is a charming town, with lovely shops, eateries and a wonderful farmers market on every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. We’d recommend stopping for lunch or dinner at The Cornish Arms for some delicious food in a friendly atmosphere.
You’ll also find Dartmoor National Park, just a stone’s throw away. Known for its rich history, rare wildlife and variety of walking routes, it is a must-visit for adventure seekers and lovers of the outdoors. You are also situated right by the Tamar Valley, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as being a UNESCO World Heritage site for its mining history. Here, you will find the charming village of Calstock on the river Tamar. It has a lovely pub, cafe and ice cream shop. You can also get the train or ferry to Plymouth from here or take a short walk along the river to Cotehele. Cotehele House is a National Trust owned tudor house, boasting gorgeous gardens and a historic quay, well worth a visit!
At Nellie’s Nook you are perfectly positioned to explore both Cornwall and Devon, including the north and south coastline. If the seaside is calling, head to the north coast to Bude and enjoy long days lazing on the sand or take a refreshing dip in the sea pool at Summerleaze Beach. Or a little further along to the likes of Polzeath, Rock and Daymer Bay. However you wish to spend your days, you will love nothing more than returning for a starlit soak in the dreamy wood-fired tub!
Open plan living room with dining, kitchen and bedroom areas. Wood-burner. King-size double bed (5’). Kitchen with electric oven, 2 ring ceramic hob, fridge with small ice-box, kettle, toaster, cafetiere and Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser.
En-suite shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.
Please note, there are two other huts on site. They are all spaced apart from one another with their own private areas to enjoy, so you can relax in total privacy.
Dogs: 1 small to medium-sized dog is welcome at Nellie's Nook. We please ask that you do not bring a dog larger than a Cockapoo to the hideaway.
Availability, reservations and pricing: £152 - £170 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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