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Coombe Valley Shepherd's Hut

(Ref. 1134824)

Combeinteignhead, near Shaldon, Devon Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely quiet time in the shepherd's hut."

    The weather was awful (January) but I was warm and safe in the hut. It is small, which I got used to, but I'm glad it was just me, particularly as I couldn't sit outside in that weather. I had a lovely hot bath outside under the stars, even in January. The owners have put a lot of care into all the amenities in the cabin. Great kitchenware! I was on a little retreat, and it was perfect for that. Walks down by the river and in the country lanes.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Dec 2023

  • "I had a lovely 2 nights in November with my young dog."

    I was concerned at first about how tiny it was and the long evening but it was lovely. Some lovely touches - orange juice, milk, scones and cream were there on arrival. Super comfy bed. I really enjoyed exploring the area, particularly the estuary and a coffee at the Woodshed, the tunnel to Ness Beach at Shaldon and the back beach at Teignmouth.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Nov 2023

  • "A torch would be useful if going out at night."

    Wasn’t a problem for me as i had one in my van. Thank you for your recommendations of where to visit. I loved Totnes bought new outfits and lots of xmas shopping

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful place to stay, really enjoyed our stay here."

    It was truly amazing, lovely area as well.Our little dog enjoyed the company of little Ted,the owner's dog.The three of us loved our stay in the shepherds hut.The owners were very friendly and helpful.Would definitely recommend this place for a quiet time away!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our time in the shepherd’s hut - such a beautiful setting and much to do in the area (can recommend the Wild Goose pub for great food and drinks, and the local beaches and walks are fantastic)."

    The hut is small but perfectly formed and equipped. The outside facilities are of real benefit in good weather - including the firepit, bbq and rolltop bath. And a very warm welcome too from the hosts Marc and Sarah.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days staying in this very attractive shepherd's hut, set in a delightful garden and beautiful area."

    It has perfect views, a gorgeous flower boarder just outside and feels very private. We really appreciated the sitting out area where we ate our meals and were luckily blessed by good weather. We had everything we needed inside and outside the hut. The availability of the croquet set was an unexpected bonus! The hut has all the cooking facilities we needed, a really comfortable bed, excellent shower and the outdoor bath with hot water on tap is an amazing luxury! The hut is located conveniently close to the village, wonderful walks and easy access to several very good beaches. Many thanks to Marc and Sarah for making this such a wonderful holiday venue.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Sep 2023

  • "Marc and Sarah are wonderful hosts and their little dog Ted is a real cutie."

    On arrival we were pleasantly surprised with our cream teas and milk, orange juice and water in the fridge. The location of the shepherds hut is beautiful and peaceful and you really do feel like you are getting away from it all. It is also ideally situated near to some very scenic views, in particular the small walk to the Coombe Cellars restaurant and pub offers beautiful views along the river Teign. During our stay we were mostly blessed with ok weather but one day we did have a downpour. This was the most challenging day for us as I’m a fairly big guy and struggled with having to stay in the hut during the evening. If I could offer one small suggestion for improvement it would be perhaps an awning or a small area that the outside seats could be put under so they could be kept dry and we could have still sat outside during the downpour. As it was we had to open the doors of the shepherds hut which attracted the insect wildlife. This really was a minor thing though and we certainly cannot blame Marc and Sarah for the British Summer. Overall we loved our stay here and we feel like we’ve had a great, relaxing holiday. Thanks Marc and Sarah, you have done a wonderful job with the shepherds hut and thought of pretty much everything that people would need in their stay.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2023

  • "Had a fabulous few nights in the shepherds hut with my son."

    He loved the hammocks, the BBQ and fire pit. I loved the outdoor bath tub. A stunning place with friendly and attentive owners. Would love to return. Thanks for a lovely stay. Ruth & Tom

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2023

  • "Superbly done."

    So romantic ( if only I were younger ! ) Outdoor bath an ingenious idea and very much enjoyed. Garden lovely, colourful flower bed, hammocks, fire pit and bbq. Hut has everything you need including egg cups and scrabble. Cream tea awaiting our arrival. Marc and Sarah very welcoming. On hand if needed but also discreet. Village pub does very good food. Short walk to estuary with views down to Shaldon and Teignmouth.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautifully kept hut and garden in a stunning location."

    A real serene spot with welcoming hosts. Highly recommended if you're looking for beautiful rolling countryside and some tranquility.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2023

  • "The weather is always the factor to consider and not one that is the gift of the owners."

    This is a beautiful, peaceful place with lovely hosts. Just note that a shepherd's hut is dimensionally challenging if its pouring with rain. Otherwise this is perfect.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2023

  • "We spent a lovely 4 nights at the shepherds hut!"

    The hut was comfortable for us (a couple and a small dog) and had everything we needed for our stay. The hosts were great and Teddy the dog was adorable

    Reviewed by Elena4.7Jul 2023

  • "Book it now!"

    I went with my little dog and we had the best little get away ever. Arrival instructions were very clear, the hut was immaculate with absolutely everything I needed. Incredibly comfortable stay, the bed is a 10/10 and the linen felt really high quality. The hosts are lush and made me feel incredibly welcome, gave fab recommendations for local walks and food. The hut feels very private, like your own little world with so many luxurious touches throughout. A lot of thought and effort has clearly gone into this holiday let and it shows. If I could give you 10 stars I would! Great stay, couldn’t have been better ❤️

    Reviewed by Jordan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had such a lovely time."

    Relaxing in a beautiful garden. The shepherds hut is small but delightful everything was beautiful. The blue tooth music system, bbq,outside bath and watching the stars at night just wonderful. Local pubs in walking distance. We had an amazing time and made lovely memories. Thankyou Marc and Sarah

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful stay here!"

    When we arrived the whole process was so easy and we was able to park up and check in with ease. The location is brilliant with lots to do in the village and a little beach/river a short 5/10 mins down the road. We took our dog with us for his first mini break and it was brilliant for him, he had the whole garden area to run around in and was no restricted at all. The owners were fantastic with contacting us to make sure everything was ok and putting us at ease about our dog and how he can venture anywhere. The Shepards hut itself was fantastic, so beautiful!! the pictures do not do it justice. The bed was so comfortable and cosy and we even had some welcome scones waiting for us. Couldn’t have been happier with our first mini break with the dog and definitely planning to return here in the near future!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Sarah and Marc were fantastic hosts."

    The hut is sited at the end of a wonderful garden, which is very private and peaceful. The hut is beautifully furnished and has everything you would ever need for a self catering holiday. We loved the many outdoor seating areas, fun outdoor bath, firepit and hammocks under the trees by the small stream. Perfectly located for walks to local pubs and an easy walk to Shaldon. We would love to return as there is so much to do in this quiet part of Devon.

    Thank you so much, we are really glad you enjoyed your stay and we also hope you can return :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely place to relax, incredibly peaceful."

    Gives you the opportunity for almost everything, water sports, local attractions etc with a really short drive. Perfect for couples. :)

    Thank you for your lovely comments . We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our Shepherd's Hut. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoltan5.0Jun 2023

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchenette and dining area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Wall mounted electric heater
  • Induction 2-ring hob, microwave, fridge with ice box
  • Hair dryer
  • Clother airer
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Blue-tooth sound system
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Private front garden with lawn, patio, furniture, outdoor double-ended bath and fire pit
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One small well-behaved dog allowed - £10 per pet per day
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 0.2 miles, river 0.2 miles
  • Note: The shower room is quite compact which may not be suitable for guests with lower mobility
  • Note: There are four steps up to the property
  • Note: The owners live in the property next door and are available for a chat, advice on the local area etc, but guests will be left to enjoy their own space and privacy. They do have a small dog - Ted - who might occasionally wander in your direction
  • Note: The garden is bordered by a stream and is not suitable for young children, but couples are welcome to bring a young baby and a travel cot but the dining table and chairs would have to be folded away to make room for this

The property

Shaldon 2 miles.

Combe Valley Shepherd's Hut is peacefully situated in its own garden area on the edge of the pretty Devon village of Combeinteignhead.

Coombe Valley Shepherd's Hut welcomes two guests: perfect for a couple who are looking to explore this stunning region and features ground-floor living, a front garden, stunning rural views and close proximity to the estuary and beaches. A tranquil nature-lover's paradise, it is ten minutes walk to the Teign Estuary with sailing, rowing and stand up paddle boards and to two lovely gastro pubs. It is just ten minutes drive to the seaside village of Shaldon with its sandy beaches, restaurants and cafes and to Maidencombe Cove with its red cliffs and cafe.

There are supermarkets and stations in Newton Abbot and Teignmouth and Dartmoor National Park is just half an hour away.

Coombe Valley Shepherds Hut is on the edge of a small village with two lovely gastro pubs: the cosy real-ale Wild Goose Inn with its open fires and pretty garden and Coombe Cellars with its stunning riverside setting, as well as the Woodshed Coffee Bar, all within ten minutes walking distance. The beach is approximately 2 miles away, as is the pretty coastal village of Shaldon.

This well-equipped Shepherd's hut is small but perfectly formed! The shaker style kitchen has a microwave, toaster, kettle, induction hob and a fridge with ice box as well as all the pans, utensils and crockery that you would expect. Take advantage of the neat dining space or dine alfresco with a glass of wine in hand, soaking in your serene surroundings.

The mattress is a luxury pocket sprung mattress and is raised up with a spacious area below to tuck away suitcases, shoes etc. The bistro table and chairs fold away if you would like a little more space. The hut is heated with a wall mounted convection electric heater - turn it on and it is toasty in minutes. There is also a built-in bluetooth sound system so you can play your favourite music and there is even an atmospheric light bar so you can adjust the lighting.

In a separate room there is a shower and toilet, on mains drainage.

The private area outside boasts a barbecue, a fire pit, a picnic table and a couple of adirondack chairs for you to kick back and soak in the country views across the pretty garden to the stream, the marsh and the rolling hills beyond. Regular visitors include woodpeckers, deer, egrets, buzzards and even the odd kingfisher has been known to stop by.

There are lanterns on the side of the hut and atmospheric solar lighting.

To the side of the hut there is a pretty enclosed, paved area with a roll top bath with hot and cold water. Guests can relax in the bath and admire the views across the valley and watch the sun set over the hill opposite.

The hut also has its own parking space up a gentle slope. Guests have their own private garden area. This is for your exclusive use but is not fenced and guests are welcome to wander into the owners’ large, well-stocked, stream-bordered gardens complete with croquet lawn and vegetable patch. This space is shared with the owners and occasionally their visiting family. Lie in the hammock by the stream under the horse chestnut tree or feel free to borrow the croquet set and play on the croquet lawn.

If you are after a day at the beach, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this lovely location, with the beautiful south Devon coastline only a short drive away. Spend your days relaxing upon Teignmouth Beach, Shaldon Beach or Ness Cove Beach, perfect for sinking your toes into the sandy trails, swimming or enjoying coastal walks.

From your doorstep, you can also explore the breathtaking landscapes of the Dartmoor National Park, admire pretty views over the River Teign or spend the day in Cockington Country Park, before taking a trip to the Greenway Estate, the former holiday home of famous crime novelist, Agatha Christie.

Whether you’re looking for adventure or to unwind, book a stay at Coombe Valley Shepherd's Hut.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

SHALDON

Torquay 4 miles; Paignton 9 miles.

Shaldon is a pretty Regency village on the opposite bank to the historic, seaside town of Teignmouth in South Devon, situated on the mouth of the Teign estuary and boasts a selection of pubs, shops, tea rooms for your amenities. Boasting a number of tourist attractions, including a small zoo, something your little ones will delight in, whilst you can explore the popular Shaldon Approach Golf Club and Shaldon Botanical Gardens. Due to its coastal location, you will have opportunities for those interested in watersporting activities, such as fishing and sailing. A popular village less than four miles away from the thriving seaside town of Torquay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas