4.9★ Sykes rating 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Pets No Features Hot tub Off road parking Ground floor bedroom Open fire Garden / Patio Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews hut (32) place (22) beautiful (22) lovely (21) perfect (21) hot (19) 60 Customer Reviews "A most beautiful peaceful and relaxing place to stay." So private and quiet. I almost don't want to tell anyone about this little gem in case it gets too booked up and I can't rebook Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0★Sep 2023 "Absolutely beautiful place would recommend to anyone very peaceful for just me nd the partner lovely location host was very welcoming and nice anything you needed they were right there to help." Reviewed by Robert5.0★Aug 2023 "Thank you Nick & Karen for a lovely weekend." Couldn’t ask for a nicer greeting & a lovely stay. Will definitely be back for another visit. Reviewed by Nick5.0★Aug 2023 "Me and my wife went for our honeymoon, an absolutely amazing place and would reccommend it to anyone, Nick and Karen are so welcoming and the location is out of this world." A perfect break, if you love forrests and nature then this is the place for you! We had 4G internet the whole time there so signal etc wasn't an issue, has a grill fire incase you want a bbq, a peaceful swinging hammock and a lovely relaxing log fueled hot tub, it's definately a 10/10 from us! Reviewed by Aidan5.0★May 2023 "Rock view shepherds hut is one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed!" We did not want to leave! As soon as you walk down the path on your first day, you are greeted by trees, the hot tub, pond, fire pit and birds singing. What’s not to like! Nick and Karen communicated well with us leading up to our stay, and Nick showed us around the hut when we arrived. He checked the hot tub for us half way through the holiday (which we enjoyed 6/7 nights we stayed) and even suggested local hot spots including the nearest beaches. We were amazed with the creative storage space in the hut (lots of room under the dining room seating for coats, shoes etc) with plenty of kitchenware such as pots, pans and even Tupperware which came in handy for our sandwiches when out walking. Little extras in the drawers included a torch, first aid kit and washing up bits etc. this all makes a difference! Good shower with plenty of power and hot water. Towels provided for shower and hot tub. Large and super soft. It is cosy inside the hut, only needing to use the log fire once. There is a heater in the cupboard if you get cold, plus a nifty little hoover which came in handy. The outside area is simply magic!!! Sitting in the hot tub after a day of exploring was bliss. We both felt relaxed after using it. Probably our favourite bit about the accommodation. We did not realise how close it is to Tamar trails, which makes a lovely walk. Here is where I spotted a deer. Lots of squirrels to watch, which made great entertainment whilst sat in the hot tub. Honestly, if you want to get away from the world and feel relaxed this is the place to go. Your be amazed at how spacious the shepherds hut is. We were surprised to get 4G in the area, which came in handy for wanting to check out local areas. But if you don’t get signal, Nick and Karen have organised a fab folder full of local places to visit. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We would now like to buy and live in a shepherds hut… We will be back asap!! Reviewed by Carolyn4.7★Apr 2023 "A delight from start to finish." We enjoyed sitting by the log burner, snuggling up in the gorgeously comfortable bed, exploring Dartmoor (so close) and beaches (longer drive but worth it), the fire pit, the hot tub, the woodland and the local pubs and Tavistock. Without a doubt best place I have ever stayed. Nick is wonderful, warm and welcoming and if he built three more of these huts they would all be full! Outstanding and have booked again already. Reviewed by Claire5.0★Mar 2023 "We stayed at Rock View Shepherd's Hut as a treat for my husband's birthday." We arrived late in the evening and it was dark and wet, however the owner was extremely welcoming and even had the hot tub ready for us! The hut was absolutely perfect, clean, tidy and there were lots of clever storage solutions. Everything had been thought of and the little personal touches made it feel very special. The location was fantastic. Not only did it feel secluded and peaceful, but we were able to go on beautiful walks right from the front door. Walking books/maps were provided, which were really useful. We were also only a short drive to other places of interest and amenities. It was an absolute joy waking up to the birds singing and only being able to see trees and then sitting in the hot tub under the stars. We didn't miss having a TV at all and came away feeling that we'd had some real quality time. I can't recommend enough and we will certainly be looking to stay again. Reviewed by Sian5.0★Mar 2023 "Idyllic ingenious gem of a place." Even more luxurious than we could imagine. Absolutely loved the hot tub. The thoughtfulness & hospitality of our host Nick was second to none. The hut was full of high quality fixtures and fittings right down to le creuset mugs. We had total privacy and loved peace & tranquility of the location. We are looking forward to returning to this 5 star shepherds hut Reviewed by Chris5.0★Dec 2022 "A truly magical place to stay!" The location is so serene you feel like you're a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of civilisation. The hut is very cosy and perfect for a romantic getaway; relaxing in the hot tub at night, listening to the owls in the woods whilst gazing at the stars above, was an unforgettable experience, we will definitely be booking another holiday here in the future. Reviewed by Simon5.0★Sep 2022 "A beautiful tucked away location." Cosy and welcoming ! Very helpful hosts. A truly lovely experience. Look forward to returning in the future. Reviewed by Glenis5.0★Sep 2022 "The perfect relaxing weekend away." All aspects of our stay were given thought and care; the tidiness & order, the little gifts & recommendations. It was beautifully presented, and we can’t wait to come back again soon! Thank you Reviewed by Galilee5.0★Aug 2022 "Absolutely perfect This is now our regular holiday home We couldn’t think ..." Absolutely perfect This is now our regular holiday home We couldn’t think of being anywhere else to unwind and switch off, this is a very special place to us… Perfect accommodation, perfect location, perfect host Already looking forward to our next holiday Thank you Nick and Karen as always it’s been an absolute pleasure staying at your beautiful shepherds hut See you again soon Robin and Miranda Reviewed by Miranda5.0★Jul 2022 "What a hidden little gem rock view shepherd hut is!" This is the place to go for a peaceful and relaxing escape away from the world. The owners are really lovely and welcoming. Will be back to stay at the shepherd hut again for sure. Reviewed by Laura4.7★Jul 2022 "We had an amazing stay at the shepherds hut." It was so private and secluded, in a beautiful woodland setting with beautiful walks very close by. The hut was beautiful and had everything we needed, the hot tub was amazing and our hosts were excellent. We can't wait to book our next stay! Reviewed by Mitchell5.0★Jun 2022 "We have just booked to go back for the 5th time so that says it all." Our favourite place to escape and unwind. It’s just perfect. Reviewed by Miranda5.0★May 2022 "We had a wonderful three night stay at The Shepherd’s Hut and we are hugely grateful to Karen and Nick for making everything so amazing." We had a very warm welcome on arrival. Everything was explained very clearly, from how to use the log burner to how to warm the hot tub. Standards were very high all round. The flowers that had been left were beautiful, the handmade card was a lovely touch, and the Prosecco was a lovely gift for our anniversary. This break was everything we needed, and the location was stunningly peaceful. We loved the local walks which were steeped in history, and the distance to nearby Gunnislake and Tavistock was ideal. Everything was just perfect, and everything had been thought of, from extra towels for the hot tub to the Bluetooth stereo, we couldn’t have wanted more. I think we shall remember sitting on the decking just listening to the birdsong forever, it was just so beautiful. We even saw a few squirrels, and heard a couple of owls one night. We really did have the perfect relaxing stay. Thank you so much Karen and Nick! Reviewed by Daniel5.0★Apr 2022 "From the moment we arrived Nick made us welcome showed us the hut and how to use the hot tub If you are looking for some time to simply recharge this is the place." The Shepard’s hut has all the facilities you could need, surprisingly having no tv actually made the holiday that much more special. Surrounding area is good for exploring and lots of history Reviewed by Stephen5.0★Mar 2022 "This is our 3rd visit back to the beautiful Shepherds Hut, the most peaceful and perfect holiday we have ever experienced." Gorgeous hut in the middle of the woods, ready to book to go back again. We absolutely love it. Reviewed by Miranda5.0★Feb 2022 "This was our second visit to the beautiful shepherds hut, it was as lovely as ever, so well equipped, so clean and peaceful." Nick and Karen are so wonderfully helpful. Thank you for a relaxing visit Reviewed by Kathy5.0★Feb 2022 "We had a lovely break at the Shepard’s hut!" The hut was outstanding, super clean and cosy! The hot tub was the icing on the cake! We’re definitely coming back next year! Thank you!! Reviewed by Jemma5.0★Dec 2021 "This is the loveliest little hide away that we have now booked for the 3rd time Just perfect" Reviewed by Miranda5.0★Oct 2021 "We booked for the week in October and had a fantastic time We loved the ..." We booked for the week in October and had a fantastic time We loved the Shepherds hut and the lovely location so secluded and quiet and the hot tub was a perfect addition, great to climb into after walking around Dartmoor Everything was held to high standard and we would love to come back Reviewed by Glen5.0★Oct 2021 "Absolutely perfect,thank you" Reviewed by Kathy5.0★Oct 2021 "We had a lovely time here with lots of travels, and unwinds in the hot tub." Cosy and quiet environment with an amazing forest that has squirrels flying around. Perfect place to absolutely abandon a busy environment (in our case C London). I CAN HIGHLY RECOMMEND and will definitely book again in the upcoming future. Thanks for everything Nick! All the best, Joe Reviewed by Jozsef5.0★Sep 2021 "Was fun. Pretty good like." Definitely would cop that holiday AGAIN! Reviewed by Kieran4.7★Aug 2021 "What a wonderful and healing place!" We relished in the opportunity to take a brake from the busy world of the internet and gadgets, while being cuddled by the forest. Loved making fires and cooking outdoor. It's a great place to disconnect from everyday life and reconnect with nature, yourself and your loved one. We got lucky and it rained while we enjoyed the hot tub - bucket list experience. The hosts are lovely and always available for whatever you need or helpful advice. Reviewed by Alex5.0★Jul 2021 "After a couple of very busy, stressfull years and not having any breaks for a few years, i just needed to switch off from the world for a much needed re-charge/re-fresh." Rock view hut was the perfect brain tonic i needed, very secluded and private set in a beautiful woodland, as a lone traveller i was a little hesitant being there alone, but after the first night in the hut i knew this was just perfect for me. There is much to do nearby (a short drive) to cater for all tastes. I did venture out on one of the days and I can recommend the "Avon Dam" walk at "Dartmoor national park" very impressive. My day normally consisted of having a lay in till 10am ish, cooking a breakfast (sometimes on firepit grill) lazing on the hammock (so comfy),short walks in the immediate vicinity, I drove to local shops a couple of times 3-4 miles away for essentials, but mainly just stayed at the hut and switched off, not worrying about makeup or outfits, this really was a perfect break and i will return for sure,(maybe in autum) Karen and Nick are very friendly and helpful and only a short distance away if needed, quickly answering any queries i had whilst there, after arrival Nick gave me a quick tutorial on how to use/heat the hot tub, which is very easy to use and i used it at least once per day, normally used it late at night,just laying back and looking at the stars, (pure bliss) with a G & T in hand, i did have 2 days of unsettled weather but used that time to go to shops. Overall the break was a PERFECT 10 outve 10 and exceeded my expectations. If you want peace and quiet this is the location you need but there is alot to do nearby if wanted, perfect for couples or if u are alone like myself, safe ,secure and beautiful. Thanks Karen,Nick & Sykes Reviewed by Jessie-renee5.0★Jun 2021 "The peace and tranquillity although it was not clear that I would get these before I went as it wasn't clear if the hut was situated close to any roads, footpaths etc." Reviewed by Andrew4.7★Jun 2021 "I booked rockview shepherds hut for 4 nights for my wedding anniversary, my wife almost cried when she saw the photos, it looked perfect." From the first contact with Nick & Karen via email we were made to feel special, the couple of questions we had were answered almost immediately. We didn’t arrive until after 9pm and Nick had got the hot tub ready for us. Nick and Karen are wonderful hosts and nothing was too much for them. Nick explained how everything worked and immediately made us feel at home. The location was idyllic surrounded by a beautiful old wood, the hut is stunning inside and out and is of a very high standard. When we arrived there’s was a vase of tulips on the table, a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge and a personalised anniversary card with some chocolates and fresh strawberries. After spending nearly 18 months at home it was the perfect location for our romantic getaway. I would highly recommend rockview shepherds hut and have actually passed the details to several friends. Nick and Karen thank you so much for letting us stay we had a wonderful, relaxed stay. Janet & Niki Reviewed by Janet5.0★May 2021 "All as described and perfect for what we wanted Nice and cosy with peace and ..." All as described and perfect for what we wanted Nice and cosy with peace and quiet, plus interesting immediate surroundings to explore Very pleasant experience Reviewed by Kevin5.0★May 2021 "Absolutely amazing weekend away." We were able to switch of completely. Highly recommend this tranquil spot. Reviewed by Claudette5.0★Apr 2021 "Stunningly beautiful location, with amazing hot tub." Nick and Karen are lovely hosts. Wonderful land and deep relaxation to be found here. Reviewed by Ali5.0★Dec 2020 "Spotlessly clean." Beautiful quality Shepherds Hut. Lovely hosts. Very relaxing week! Reviewed by Emily4.4★Oct 2020 "Absolutely amazing place to stay!" On arrival Nick was there to greet us and showed us everything we needed like how to use the hot tub and where the logs were kept for the fire. He was very welcoming and informative. The photos don't do the hut justice and it was actually bigger than we thought it was going to be with enough storage for everything we took with us. The location of the hut is very private and not overlooked at all so it felt like we were deep in the woods but our hosts were close enough should we need anything. The hut and hot tub was spotless when we got there plenty of towels and everything we needed was provided. We loved watching the squirrels and bats and birds wich we saw daily, we also saw deer close by! We also had a hammock wich was a great bonus, super comfy and really nice to relax in while your waiting for the hot tub to warm up. We are definitely going to be returning soon, couldn't recommend staying here enough! Definitely worth what we paid and more! Thank you so much Nick and Karen! Reviewed by Nicole5.0★Sep 2020 "Amazing hut in lovely surroundings." Internally the hut has everything you need with both a wiid burner plus electric heater for colder nights. If you want a real away from ut all type holiday this is the one for you. Recomended Reviewed by Robert4.4★Sep 2020 "This is a little gem of a place!" !! We didn’t want to leave!!! Beautiful surroundings so quiet, Tamar trails on your doorstep. Nick and Karen are a lovely couple, we will be returning in the future. Reviewed by Susan5.0★Sep 2020 "We had an amazing break at the Rock View Shepherds Hut, it was rainy over our stay but still got to use the hot tub and the surroundings, as well as the hut, are beautiful." We will definitely be booking to come back again soon :) Reviewed by Emily5.0★Aug 2020 "It was a lovely peaceful break away from every day life." The hosts were very welcoming and answered any questions. The hut was well equipped and comfortable. Reviewed by Carmen5.0★Aug 2020 "Such a lovely little place, excellent for spending quality time with one another, would definitely recommend to a couple who just need to get away from everyday life." Reviewed by Jamie5.0★Jul 2020 "Everything went brilliantly, from booking our holiday all the way through to the end of stay." We have used Sykes Cottages before and surely will again. The Shepard's Hut we stayed in was idyllic and the surrounding area beautiful to explore. Reviewed by Peter5.0★Feb 2020 "We have stayed in this shepherds hut before, so we already knew just how peaceful it is to be totally surrounded by trees, about the woodland walks from the front door and that the accommodation would be spotlessly clean." The new hot tub was a wonderful surprise and really helped to make this most recent stay the most relaxing Christmas we've had for over a decade! I would recommend this holiday to anyone looking to get away from it all. It is exactly like the photos, but a stay at the Rock View Shepherd's Huts is a multi-sensory experience and you really need to be there to enjoy seeing squirrels right outside the door, hearing the owls at night and, if you are really lucky, catching a fleeting glimpse of the deer as they move almost silently through the forest! Reviewed by Lesley5.0★Dec 2019 "Amazing place, ideally located, the owners are amazing - making the stay as comfortable as possible." Couldn't have asked for any more! Reviewed by Heather5.0★Oct 2019 "We had a wonderful break at rock view, it exceeded expectation." The hosts were very friendly and welcoming and the accommodation was immaculate. We will definitely return. Reviewed by Katie5.0★Sep 2019 "Such a quiet peaceful place, very private." Fantastic country walks, rivers and friendly pubs. We slepted so well. Enjoyed the sound of the trees, star gazeing and following the moon. Loved the fire pit. Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0★Sep 2019 "Wonderful experience Amazing atmosphere Excellent care Highly recommended Fabulous time" Reviewed by Mehdi5.0★Aug 2019 "Beautiful setting in the Devon Woodlands!" The hut is gorgeous, has modern facilities I.e a dab radio, decent shower, modern taps, not a lot of storage space so if going for a weekend you might want to pack light. Bottle of prosecco chilled on arrival, a personal welcome card and chocolates was a good touch. Everything was pristine and like new. Absolutely worth the money! Walking trails with a good couple of hours trek that starts and ends just five minute walk from the property. Had a warm welcome and had everything explained clearly by Nick. Had a perfect weekend away here with so much peace and quiet. Loved the fire pit for the evening and bbq. Left to our own devices and enjoyed the long nights beside the fire with just the bird song and a dab radio. Highly recommend just a shame it's so far away for us. Reviewed by Gareth4.1★Jun 2019 "Amazing retreat,loved everything especially the setting." Reviewed by Charles5.0★May 2019 "I can't think of a nicer place to stay that this beautiful little shepherd's hut in a verdant woodland in Devon in May." It's a repeat visit, and one we have already recommended to friends. If you just want to get away from it all, read, walk and appreciate windows full of green leaves, this is the perfect spot. Curl up in front of the woodburner, watch the wildlife, or enjoy the stunning countryside. Lydford Gorge and Cothele are special places nearby too. Friendly and helpful hosts. Would definitely go again. Reviewed by Sarah5.0★May 2019 "The best bonus was the feeling of privacy and seclusion yet safely close to the owners property." The bed is extraordinarily comfortable, top notch. The hut is beautifully finished and very well equipped, and the personal touches appreciated (woodburner lit etc.) There is no defined boundary and we felt we could have just wandered through the woods if we had chosen to. Lots of logs supplied, lovely towels and plenty of hidden storage. It's location on top of a large disused mine is intriguing too. The Copper Penny Inn nearby served very local Venison and Lamb at the carvery. Reviewed by Emma5.0★Mar 2019 "An amazing Shepherds hut in a beautiful setting." The host and service was wonderful. We spent our wedding night here and it was idyllic. I love that there is no television but there are great facilities. We would definitely come back again. Reviewed by Claire5.0★Feb 2019 "I’m giving positive feedback for the quality of the let, it was great." But you’re questionnaire, even though you are just agents, seems to want to take credit for that. I would recommend the venue and the owner, whereas Sykes? Dunno, only used you once. Reviewed by Steve5.0★Sep 2018 "Wow what a wonderful peaceful and relaxing place, it was perfect and every bit as good as it said in the brochure, in fact better!" The fittings were of a very high quality. I feel in love with the Shepherd Hut and the location and will most certainly return. Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0★Sep 2018 "Helpful friendly owners Met with a bunch of flowers, prosecco and a hand written card which was such a lovely touch Everything spotlessly clean Crockery bedding towels etc were of excellent standard Fire pit near the hut which we used and cooked the most delicious chicken!" !! Reviewed by Karen5.0★Sep 2018 "The industrial history and related geology right outside the hut, and in the surrounding the area, was unexpected and fascinating." With respect to the accommodation, it was 5 star in miniature - simply brilliant. Reviewed by Caroline5.0★Sep 2018 "Perfect in everyway peaceful surroundings excellent facilities nick and Karen ..." Perfect in everyway peaceful surroundings excellent facilities nick and Karen are lovely people and we had a wonderful welcome with flowers lovely card and a bottle pf prosecco what a wonderful start to our holiday the bed is so comfortable if you need to get away it is the perfect place a piece of heaven thank you Shirley steven johnson Reviewed by Shirley5.0★Aug 2018 "A totally perfect place to stay The shepherds hut was just fantastic will definately go again" Reviewed by Timothy5.0★Aug 2018 "A wonderful secluded area with the forest right on your doorstep!" Wonderful hosts and a cozy setting, absolutely wonderful for our holiday, and with Tavistock and other wonderful towns only down the road there were still lots of things to do when not roasting marsh mellows on the fire or watching the local wildlife (such as deer and squirrels). I would highly recommend this beautiful holiday to any couple, as long as they are taller than me so it is easier to get on the bed :) Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0★Aug 2018 "We had a very enjoyable week at The shepherds Hut, it is in a beautiful private location, with a Comfortable double pull down bed, a kitchen area that you can make a decent meal in, a bathroom with walk in shower, it has everything you need for a most pleasant stay, you can relax in a beautiful setting with woodland walks and if you are lucky you will even see deer in the woodland, or from the kitchen window as I did one morning while making tea." in the evening you can either relax by the fire, have a barbecue or just chill on the decked area by the pond. for supplies or a nice day out The town of Tavistock is only a 10 minute drive away. You wont want to go home. Reviewed by Julie4.7★Jul 2018 "Perfect, simply perfect." It was a golden getaway. Wonderful hospitality, every detail and more had been set up. All we had to do was relax and enjoy the surroundings! Reviewed by Nicholas5.0★Jul 2018 "Superb location, helpful hosts, the very quintessence of glamping." Reviewed by Sarah5.0★May 2018 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Hide all This property is part of the Helpful Holidays collection. Let Helpful Holidays be in your plans for your next Holiday Summary All ground floor (5 steps up) Studio accommodation: 1 x fold-up double Shower room Open-plan living area with kitchen and dining area with woodburning stove. Electric heating, woodburning stove Electric hob, microwave, fridge, Bluetooth speaker Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Ample off-road parking Surrounding woodland, decking with furniture, fire pit, wood-fired hot tub, unfenced pond Sorry, no pets and no smoking Shop and pub 3.5 miles. The property About three miles from the village of Gunnislake, surrounded by serene woodland, is Rock View Shepherd's Hut. This beautiful retreat is set within broad-leafed woodland, close to Wheal Josiah, the now abandoned, but former richest copper mine in Europe. Wander through this lovely land towards the hut and step up into the romantic studio accommodation. On your left sits a lovely dining area, which can be transformed into a cosy double bed come night-time. Perfect for two adults. With no TV or WiFi, this really is a relaxing retreat for you and your other half to get away from it all. A compact yet nicely appointed kitchen also comes nearby, while the layout benefits charmingly from a woodburning stove and a flutter of delightful copper features indicating the copper mine grounds that the property rests on. Completing this unique bolthole is a fresh white shower room. Outside is a private woodland garden with a table, chairs and a fire pit - an idyllic spot to unwind. Also for your enjoyment a private wood-fired hot tub for two. Beyond the garden are acres of woodland and the Tamar Trails activity centre for walking and cycling, which is around a 20-minute walk away. Nearby are the historic market town of Tavistock, the National Trust's Cotehele House, Buckland Abbey and Morwellham Quay, the location of the BBC's Edwardian Farm. Further afield, Plymouth has shops, theatres, the National Marine Aquarium and historic Barbican. Rock View Shepherd’s Hut is a peaceful and picturesque retreat where you can choose to do as little or as much as you wish. View on map About the location GUNNISLAKE Tavistock 5 miles Plymouth 18 miles The small rural village of Gunnislake lies on the steeply wooded banks of the River Tamar. It has village pubs and a small selection of shops. Notably, the village sits at one end of the scenic Tamar Valley Railway - with regular services along the river bank to Plymouth. The area is perfect for exploring Dartmoor, the south and north coast beaches and the attractions of Cornwall’s far west. Close to hand, the Dartmoor town of Tavistock with its pannier market, pubs and restaurants is a must, as well as the popular fishing village of Calstock, renowned for its crafts and festivals, while the Donkey Sanctuary and Cotehele House and Gardens (NT) are just 10 minutes away. Enjoy a round of golf at St Mellion (8 miles), explore the restored Victorian mining village at Morwellham Quay (4 miles), search for otters and deer along the Tamar Valley footpath, visit the National Trust owned Lydford Gorge, or take a trip to the beach and picturesque harbour at Looe (25 miles) - there’s something for everyone. For something really different, why not ride the scenic Tamar Valley Railway into Plymouth and spend the day in the fabulous Marine Aquarium or strolling the historic Plymouth Hoe? View more holiday cottages in Gunnislake Note: Use of washing machine, by arrangement. Spring water.