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Orchard Retreat

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East Worlington near Witheridge, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "What a find, this place is just what we needed after a tough year."

    It’s secluded, quiet, just perfect. The hot tub is the icing on the cake. The hut has everything you would need. The summer house is lovely and has games a radio and in the summer would be a great place to unwind. Lots of grounds around the hut that is yous and it’s well lit at night with lights along the path. The hosts are fantastic, really friendly and nothing is too much, you ask and it’s not an issue. Prosecco, cookies, posh crisps, milk and eggs are waiting for you on arrival. Owners have 3 great dogs that are friendly and greet you daily. We will look to return in the bigger River View with our kids. Oh the games room such fun. Cant recommend enough.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful shepherds hut with great facilities."

    Very private location which made for quiet and relaxing time. The provisions that were left was a nice touch and the eggs were delicious

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had lovely stay Samantha and Jason were welcoming people, the welcome basket was a lovely touch too, went walking during the day then a nice relaxing drink in the hot tub in the evening, the bed was so comfy, Thank you both."

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really lovely property exactly what was listed and what we were expecting."

    The Shepherds Hut and the summer house were decorated and furnished to very high quality. We were thrilled with the secluded area and the spectacular views we saw lots of wildlife during our stay was fabulous thank you Samantha and Jason .

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cabin and the hosts were amazing!"

    Would definitely recommend and would go again

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Apr 2023

  • "Stayed here for a week for my 50th Birthday in Feb 2023."

    Absolutely Perfect

    Reviewed by Kelly-anne5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a beautiful place to stay and relax."

    The Shepherds hut is so comfy with everything you could need including herbs and spices and our welcome munchies ,wine,eggs and fresh flowers. We couldn't have asked for more. You have complete privacy but our lovely hosts were there to help if needed. Laying in the hot tub looking at the stars with a fire in the fire pit to warm you when you get out of the tub it doesn't get any better than this,a little slice of heaven. I couldn't recommend Orchard retreat enough. Thankyou for having us ,we will be back x

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful, comfortable and peaceful place for a break."

    Stunning scenery! Watched the sheep being rounded up by sheepdogs, saw shooting stars and woke up to rainbows on two mornings - beautiful! Extremely welcoming owners who couldn’t do enough to ensure our holiday was perfect - thank you!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

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  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchen and dining area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • External sitting area and summer house
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge, sink
  • Smart TV, WiFi, radio with bluetooth
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available at entrance to the orchard
  • Enclosed patio with wire fencing with hot tub, patio and furniture, access to additional field
  • Shared Games Room
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, £25 charge per pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.2 miles, pub 4.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 5pm, check-out by 11am

The property

Witheridge 3.6 miles.

A lovely studio-style shepherd’s hut resting in East Worlington near Witheridge, Devon.

Enjoying a fantastic and secluded location within a private orchard, Orchard Retreat is a superb dog-friendly choice for couples seeking a romantic getaway.

The property benefits from off-road parking at the entrance to the Orchard, a private enclosed patio area with dining furniture and hot tub, so you can soak up the views of the surrounding countryside and sunsets, and access to an additional field for walking your pooch.

Guests will have access to a newly added games room (shared with another property within the grounds) between 10.00hrs and 22.00hrs daily - there is a pool table, darts and Air Hockey (please note there is a small charge for Air Hockey).

Inside, you will find a lovely open-plan layout with a well-equipped kitchen for whipping up homemade favourites ready to enjoy at the dining table for two over a bottle of wine.

After dinner, head over to the summerhouse, where you can kick-back and relax on the leather sofas as you play a game or listen to your favourite tunes.

Why not wander over to the hot tub to relax with a view of the stars.

Head back to your hut, where you can wash away the day in the well-appointed shower room, before retreating to the sumptuous double bed to watch your favourite shows or curl up with a good book.

Your local amenities can be found in nearby Witheridge where you can dine at the welcoming eateries of The Mitre Inn, the Mangetout Supper Club, and La Petite Bouchée, stock up on essentials at the two convenience stores and post office, or enjoy leisurely riverside walks.

Visit the ancient village of Lapford where you can enjoy a Meal in the 16th century pub The Old Malt Scoop Inn.

Next stop is Chulmleigh, where you can test out your swing at the excellent Chulmleigh Golf Course and enjoy a scenic afternoon tea on the veranda, overlooking the course.Or treat your loved one to a meal at The Red Lion or The Old Dairy - Tearoom and Deli.

Continue onto South Molton, where you can purchase local goods at the South Molton Pannier Market, hook your catch of the day at Hacche Moor Fishery, or spend a day outdoors with Rock and Rapid Adventures, where you can try your hand at climbing, archery, abseiling and watersports.

Further afield, you’ll find Tiverton, home to a remarkable castle, National Trust - Knightshayes Court with its formal gardens and woods, and Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life.

The city of Exeter offers attractions such as the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, the Underground Passages and the 11th century Exeter Castle.

Exeter Quayside boasts an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants as well as the opportunity for scenic walks and cycling along the river.

All this and more awaits at Orchard Retreat.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Kings Nympton 9 miles; Chulmleigh 9.5 miles; South Molton 10 miles; Tiverton 10.5 miles.

The quaint little village of Witheridge sits amongst beautiful Devon countryside, with lots of little old houses, a pub, convenience store, a newsagents an even a visiting pizza van, The travelling Pizzeria, which serves wood-fired pizzas fresh from its van in the village each Wednesday, or the fish and chip van, which calls on the village each Friday. The beautiful thatched village of Kings Nympton is just a short drive away and was voted Devon Village of the Year in 1999 by the Campaign for the Preservation of Rural England. Quintessentially English, the village is home to the award-winning thatched and beamed The Grove Inn, which serves excellent home-cooked food and a wonderful range of ale and cider all year round. Chulmleigh to the west offers a couple of pubs, restaurants and takeaways, along with convenience stores and an excellent butchers and bakery, whilst the historic town of Tiverton to the west boasts a selection of interesting boutiques, farm shops, along with lovely walks along the River Exe.
With Exmoor and Dartmoor so close, there is great walking in the area, and within an hour's drive you can reach the coast at a number of lovely beaches.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas