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Little Silver Owl

High Bickington, Devon (Ref. 1000434)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "A fantastic peaceful retreat with great views A hidden gem, we will return"

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2022

  • "The Little Silver shepherd's huts are wonderful - perfect for a relaxing, romantic, re-charging break."

    It was great to wake up to the amazing view each morning with everything you need on hand. It was cosy, comfy and secluded, and situated in beautiful countryside. The welcome basket of goodies including home made bread and honey from their own bees (which was delicious) is a marker of the owners' attention to detail. Hot-tub and golf buggy were fun to use.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing weekend the cottage is unreal, hot tub is incredible also we ..."

    Absolutely amazing weekend the cottage is unreal, hot tub is incredible also we had a welcome basket which had everything we needed, Lisa and Peter were so welcoming will definitely be back

    Reviewed by ToniJul 2022

  • "Amazing find."

    Attention to detail is spot on and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would love to come back

    Reviewed by CherylJun 2022

  • "This place is wonderful and one of our absolute favourite places in the world, especially after staying here after our wedding then again for our 1st wedding anniversary."

    The only main feedback I have to give (as everything is so perfect) is the check out time is extremely early. Considering check in is quite late in the day (4pm) a later check out of 11:00am, for example, would at least allow guests to have their last breakfast coffee or dip in the hot tub before having to leave. At the moment, the whole morning is taken up by packing, washing up and getting ready to leave, that it doesn’t leave you much time to take in the most amazing morning views last minute. Appreciate this was introduced for covid but it maybe a good time to relax these measures a little more to allow guests a chance to soak in all the time they have here.

    Reviewed by GemmaJun 2022

  • "Amazing. Perfectly appointed accommodation with style and thoughtfulness……."

    Can think of nothing to add to practicality and comfort.Views beautiful and wonderful sense of peace…birdsong and wind soughing in treetops. Generous hamper delightful and buggy driving had us in stitches …..a wonderful 3 days we hope to repeat…

    Reviewed by LesleyJun 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay at Silver Owl."

    We were greeted by Peter the owner who is friendly & welcoming. The golf buggy is such a good idea and such fun to take your luggage down to your shepherds hut. On arrival was a generous welcome pack which included homemade baked fresh bread their own honey & eggs. Such a lovely touch as well as wine, fresh milk, butter, the list goes on. The shepherds hut is lovely & spacious with a comfortable king size bed with an Alexa to listen to your favourite music, a Smart Tv and has an oven for cooking if you don’t want to eat out. Everything has been thought of. The hot tub is amazing to relax unwind and take in the lovely surroundings and views whilst listening to the birds tweeting to one another. We had a nice meal at the Bell at Chittlehampton which is only a couple of miles away but you will need to drive their. We defiantly would consider returning again one day.

    Reviewed by ChloeMay 2022

  • "Wow we stayed at Little Silver Owl hut for 7 nights from 25th March - 1st April 2022."

    It is amazing, so chilled. The electric car charging is just want we wanted no stress of finding local charging points. The hut was clean and had everything we needed. The welcome hamper was the best we have ever received including fresh baked bread, milk, eggs, butter, crisps, coffee, tea bags, a bottle of wine, fresh apple juice made from the apples in the orchard was amazing and we even had honey from the owners Bees. The hosts Peter & Lisa were great there if we needed them if not we were left alone. My husband loved the Golf buddy to use to get to and from the hut. Will definitely stay again one day. Thank you.

    Reviewed by YvonneMar 2022

  • "Fabulous little shepherds hut with everything you could possibly need and more provided."

    Golf buggy was a fun addition and the welcome hamper was really thoughtful.

    Reviewed by JustineMar 2022

  • "Little Silver House is a gorgeous place and a brilliant location for a romantic holiday away."

    The Silver Owl hut was immaculately clean when we arrived, and the little hamper with some supplies including bread, milk, eggs, coffee and even a bottle of wine was a lovely touch. Riding the golf buggy to and from the hut was a fun quirk and relaxing in the hot tub in the evening was bliss. We found the staff extremely friendly while also completely unobtrusive, they leave you alone and let you enjoy your holiday in peace. Guidelines for what to do during our stay and on departure were crystal clear and we never felt lost. Overall a brilliant experience and we would definitely recommend it. Top marks!

    Reviewed by MatthewNov 2021

  • "What an absolute GEM of a location and accommodation 10/10"

    Reviewed by KevinNov 2021

  • "We really enjoyed the whole of our stay, they made you feel comfortable from the very start, the addition of a golf kart to and from your hut was fantastic especially for moving luggage around, the pla e was very clean and tidy and had such a relaxing vibe to it, hot tub was perfect and being able to see the stars was great, also they gift you a basket filled with homemade bread, bottle of wine, crisps, tea & coffee, eggs from their chickens and milk and butter in the fridge so you really don't need to worry."

    I would highly recommend anyone to stay here and we are already thinking of a future trip back to the little silver owl

    Reviewed by DanielOct 2021

  • "We stayed at the little silver House (Owl) for our mini-moon at the beginning of September."

    From the early communication, instructions to finding the place, to being met on our arrival was perfect. The golf buggy is a great touch, and necessity given the distance and terrain to the cabins. The welcome gift basket we found in the cabin with home made produce was a beautiful touch. The cabin it self was amazing. So much thought had been put in to the layout. The outside area was lovely. Private, without restricting us from the beautiful views. The hot tub was also well maintained during our stay. An ideal location to stay, relax or explore the local areas. We would definitely recommend to others. Thank you for an amazing, relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "A very relaxing place to stay especially if you like peace & quiet just perfect"

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2021

  • "We had the best time at Little Silver Owl."

    The views are more than we could have ever expected, it’s just a stunning location. The owners are so lovely, knowing they are nearby but also feeling as if it was just the two of us was perfect. We genuinely felt as if we were on our honeymoon! The welcome hamper is such a lovely extra, no need to take milk/butter or any essentials as they are all provided, the small details are just fabulous. We also loved having the golf buggy, a super fun extra! During the day we visited Croyde and Sauton Sands, which was absolutely stunning and a perfect way to spend the day (particularly Croyde Bay). We then came back every night to our hot tub under the stars, it was truly the perfect retreat. I couldn’t recommend this enough!

    Reviewed by MeganJun 2021

  • "We had a short break at Little Silver Owl this June, the pictures did not do the location or the Shepherds Hut justice."

    The views were amazing and the facilities absolutely perfect. The welcome hamper with home produce was a beautiful touch that we were not expecting but was very well received. This is the perfect place for a peaceful and romantic stay, we can not recommend it enough and would definitely book to stay again.

    Reviewed by VictoriaJun 2021

  • "Amazing could not be better credit to owners"

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2021

  • "What a fantastic experience!"

    Beautiful stylish shepherds hut with every imaginable amenity. Amazing welcome basket with homemade items which was a brilliant bonus. Stunning surroundings. Just couldn’t fault it. Lovely hot hut with privacy just fab!

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2021

  • "Amazing trip staying in the Little Silver Owl."

    The owners really do manage to bring the luxury of a hotel room to the natural and outdoorsy experience of glamping. The views from the shepherd's hut and jacuzzi were breathtaking. The little touches from the golf cart to the welcome hamper with home made biscuits all added to what was a fabulous trip.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2021

  • "Everything was perfect, beautiful setting, friendly host and attention to every little detail."

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2021

  • "This place is unbelievable and a perfect place to relax with your loved one , so beautiful 100% will be returning"

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2020

  • "This holiday was amazing!"

    My partner and I stayed here for a weekend last year and loved it so much. We had everything we needed and the owners are so friendly. Such a cute little places and we will definitely be returning again!

    Reviewed by OliviaDec 2020

  • "Amazing romantic getaway."

    Reviewed by LoisDec 2020

  • "Perfect place to stay for rest and relaxation."

    Have already recommended to friends and family.

    Reviewed by ErikaDec 2020

  • "Oh my goodness, where to begin."

    We booked to stay at the Little Silver Owl for our 10 year anniversary (and to get away from the madness that is 2020) and we couldn’t have picked a more perfect place. The hut itself is immaculate and has everything you could possibly need...and more! The quality of everything is insane, from the Eve mattress, to the comfiest pillows I’ve ever slept on (I really need to find out what brand they were) the Nespresso machine and the shower!!! We couldn’t understand how a little hut in the middle of Devon has better heat and water pressure than our flat in London. The views, I haven’t seen anything quite like it, even on a rainy November day they were beautiful. The highlight of our trip was certainly sitting in the hot tub, looking at the stars and hearing the owls hoot to each other, there’s nothing quite like it. Peter and Lisa and the most amazing hosts, even before we arrived we had arranged a little celebration package to be waiting for us. When we arrived Peter told us “we like to leave you alone and give you your space, but if you need anything please give us a text or call”, which is just what we wanted. Peter and Lisa are so welcoming and friendly and as we were leaving we stopped to chat to a woman who worked there (sorry we didn’t manage to catch he name) and she was also so lovely, friendly and wished us a safe journey home. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left it was honestly perfection, I couldn’t fault a single thing. Thank you so much for our incredible stay, we can’t recommend the Little Silver Owl enough and we can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2020

  • "Had a great time at little silver owl."

    Everything you need and friendly staff. Rained all week so nice to get into the hot tub when returning from a day out.

    Reviewed by ThomasOct 2020

  • "Amazing setting tranquillity it's self."

    Wonderful people and welcome. Laid in the hot tub looking at the stars for hours Just what we needed to totally unwind. The lodge was very well equipped, even starter box of wood for log burner. Would definitely recommend. Thank you can't wait to return. Jules mason

    Reviewed by JulesSep 2020

  • "The ability to unwind and not be disturbed ."

    The seclusion and peace of little silver was just the retreat we needed . Would not hesitate to go back again .

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2020

  • "The photo's of little silver owl don’t do it justice and they look amazing."

    Lisa and Peter have thought of everything. It was my wife’s birthday while we were there and Lisa helped with advice on ordering flowers and recommended a lady who delivers 3 course meals. It made the day really special and my wife was so chuffed. They have thought of everything at little silver owl. The bed is very comfortable, the shower is powerful and despite everything being smaller than you’re used to, it all works perfectly and there was even ice trays so we could have a nice cold gin! Five stars!

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2020

  • "Amazing huts."

    .... Glamping with a defo capital G!!! The accommodation, view, Welcombe pack, golf buggy, hot tub, nespresso machine, Alexa, everything thought of. A piece of heaven in Devon

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2020

  • "What a beautiful and romantic setting!"

    We loved it and didn’t want to come home. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2020

  • "From start to finish it was absolutely amazing!"

    It was just what we needed, with the beautiful views and the hot tub! Highly recommended. Can’t wait to come back in the winter months and enjoy another break away!

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2020

  • "Simply and easy to book."

    Good communication with the owners of property. A stunning location. Attention to detail was amazing. A thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable stay. Highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2020

  • "Wonderful location, super shepherds hut, considerate hosts."

    We had a relaxing break, celebration my husbands 50th birthday, perfect :)

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2020

  • "Absolutely loved my stay and it extremely impressed the other half, would definitely recommend to other and already have!"

    Reviewed by ThomasFeb 2020

  • "The welcome, shepherds hut, golf buggy and location were all AMAZING, way beyond our expectations."

    Reviewed by StaceyJan 2020

  • "We stayed at Little Silver Owl for 4 nights in mid-January and it was truly unforgettable."

    Right from the moment we arrived we felt welcome and relaxed. The hot tub was gorgeous (even when it started to rain). The hut was warm and comfortable and is really well laid out so you have everything you need. We found that the oven/grill was a bit slow, so we didn’t attempt to cook anything too elaborate and ate out most nights. The hob, however worked perfectly well so we could boil the kettle and cook the delicious eggs that came in the welcome pack. The little added extras by the hosts made this holiday exceed our expectations and we are already planning on coming back to stay!

    Reviewed by RebeccaJan 2020

  • "A wonderfully idyllic setting with exceptionally well situated accomodation."

    The hosts are welcoming & gracious without being intrusive. It is a very relaxing retreat and I would have no hesitation booking again.

    Reviewed by DanielNov 2019

  • "Fabulous holiday from start to finish."

    Excellent hosts and facilities amazing. The friendly owners of this place had thought of everything...it was truly amazing. The most relaxing holiday in comfort we’ve had in a very long time. We loved going out in the day for a walk/hike along the coasts and coming back to the hot tub and log burner was just what was needed for the aching bones and to just chill and relax. We will definitely be returning. Thank you for helping us have a fabulous break!

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2019

  • "Its beyond perfect"

    Reviewed by TracyOct 2019

  • "Everything was perfect except the weather"

    Reviewed by BernardOct 2019

  • "The most amazing little place."

    My boyfriend and I loved it and will definitely be returning!!

    Reviewed by OliviaOct 2019

  • "We had a lovely long weekend here."

    Completely exceeded our expectations, the hut was perfect and the view is amazing. The owners are great and you can tell that nothing is too much trouble! Will definitely be booking again, it's our new favourite place! Obviously the hot tub was great as well - thank you!

    Reviewed by ChelseaSep 2019

  • "What a truly amazing place, loved every minute of it."

    will definitely be rebooking. you can’t beat the views, wildlife and the hot tub. host are extremely friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by DylanSep 2019

  • "We had such an amazing time, the view is absolutely beautiful, the jacuzzi was such a good touch!"

    Really enjoyed riding down to the little silver owl on the golf buggy, just makes it that extra bit quirky! The inside of the hut is also perfect, couldn’t fault anything about our stay and have recommended it too many of friends! Will definitely be returning here soon

    Reviewed by LiamAug 2019

  • "We had an amazing 2 night stay here."

    .. the host had thought of everything to make the stay so enjoyable and comfortable... would highly recommend and will definitely come back

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2019

  • "Was a beautiful and relaxing place to stay ."

    Reviewed by TracyJun 2019

  • "For a shepherd hut it was packed with comfy extras."

    Owners have obviously put a lot of thought into making visits perfect. Communication from booking to last day check out was friendly and helpful. We’re almost reluctant to leave a review because we know these huts are going to be very popular once word is out at what gems they are and we want to visit again. The uninterrupted views are stunning, taking them in from hot tub or chairs provided just relaxes the soul. The grounds are well maintained with attention to detail like the huts. Definitely recommended.

    Reviewed by DebbieJun 2019

  • "From the moment that Peter greeted us in the car park to the moment I parked the golf buggy back in the garage everything was perfect."

    The shepherds hut was fantastic with every detail catered for including a record player with your own vinyl to play. We loved the hot tub and the view was incredibly relaxing. We stayed at the hut to prepare a simple meal and this was a joy as we had everything we needed. Cannot find any faults! Thoroughly enjoyed.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2019

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at the Little Silver Owl."

    The facilities met all our expectations and more and are 100% looking to book again next year. The area is amazing with beautiful views of the Taw Valley. The property boasts all mod cons such as underfloor heating and Amazon Echo, and a hot tub that you can just sit back in and admire the view and the stars at night. The property gives you everything you need and there is no requirement to go out of the property if you don't want to. Peter & Lisa were fantastic hosts.

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2019

  • "Me and my wife were blown away with the beauty and tranquility that the Little Silver Owl gave us."

    It has everything that you need to have a wonderful romantic break. The shepherd hut is beautifully set up, clean and modern and come evening time sitting in the hot tub with a glass of wine as the sun sets is so relaxing and peaceful. It's close to Barnstable and if you want to venture a little further you've got the beaches of north Devon. I cannot recommend this place enough and we will be looking to book again.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2019

  • "Peaceful, quiet, stunning scenery."

    Superbly clean and tidy accommodation. Exceptional hosts. Easy to find. Have recommended to many already and will most certainly be returning. Perfect for a relaxing getaway, romantic weekend, exploring the surrounding countryside and villages, easy access to the coast and local shops. We loved having access to the golf buggies to take us to our hut. The hut was super comfy, cozy and clean. There isn't anything our hosts hadn't considered.

    Reviewed by GemmaApr 2019

  • "We loved the jacuzzi with the perfect views of the countryside, very cosy place would defiantly recommend to couples looking for a romantic getaway!"

    Reviewed by LaurenFeb 2019

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Summary

  • All ground floor (3 steps up)
  • Studio accommodation: 1 x king-size double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, seating with foldaway dining table and woodburning stove.
  • Electric under-floor heating and wood-burning stove
  • Electric oven and two ring hob, fridge with freezer compartment, Nespresso machine, Smart TV, Amazon Echo Plus, Audio-Technica vinyl record player, Grado and Sennheiser headphones,WiFi
  • Heating, power and supply of logs inc. in rent, additional logs available to purchase onsite
  • Bed linen, towels and bathrobes inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking in carpark with Tesla electric charging point (also provides type 2 connection) and free electric charging for guests
  • Golf Buggy for transport around site
  • Private lawned garden with patio area, furniture, Chiminea and hot tub
  • Communal grounds and seating areas
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: There are 3 steps up to this property, not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 at this property
  • Note: This property does not accept children or infants

The property

This lovely russet colour Shepherds’ Hut, nestles at the far end of the orchard; tiered and planted banks affording privacy for enjoying the superb views across the valley from your own private hot tub.

Inside you will discover a luxury king size bed, seating area with foldaway table next to a wood burning stove for romantic meals.

A fitted kitchen with Belling electric cooker and hob, Smeg fridge and a Nespresso machine for your morning coffee fix.

All mod cons including an Amazon Echo plus smart speaker pre-programmed with area guidance and those keen music enthusiasts you will even find a vinyl record player and a collection of records, with high quality hi-fi headphones from Grado & Sennheiser so you don’t disturb the peace!

A shower room with walk in shower is situated at the far end and completes the accommodation.

Outside there is a spacious patio to the side with your own private hot tub, Chiminea that doubles up as a BBQ, loveseat and table and chairs.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs 988227 and 1000432, sleeping six guests altogether.

Little Silver House & Shepherds Huts

Set in North Devon’s Tarka Country surrounded by fields and overlooking the Taw Valley, Little Silver House is the perfect setting for this group of four luxury shepherds’ huts and award winning holiday cottage Little Silver Nugget, each with their own private hot tub. A couple’s paradise for escaping the hustle and bustle of daily life. Little Silver Nugget nestles to the side of the owner’s own house, an offers the space and indulgence of a boutique holiday cottage for two, with parking outside and its own woodland hot tub a short walk away. If glamping is more your scene, choose from one of four individually styled Shepherd’s Hut where you will be afforded all the same extravagance in a sublime setting, surrounded by nature and trees. On arrival, park up and leave your car, collecting your very own private golf buggy, your transport to your hut and around this magical setting, lit by fairy-tale sensor lighting so as not to disturb the dark skies. Once inside, your hut boasts a deep, indulgent king-size bed with a luxury Eve mattress, wrapped in Egyptian cotton for blissful nights. Wake up warm and cosy at any time of year with underfloor heating. Each hut comes complete with a wood burning stove and all mod cons including Wifi and Smart TV, under-floor heating, Sonos 1 smart speaker with Alexa personal assistant, or Amazon Echos pre-programmed with area guidance, and a Nespresso machine for your early morning coffee. Finish your day under starlight whilst you sit back and gaze up at the Milkyway from your own private hot tub. If you can tear yourself away from this romantic setting, the magnificent sandy beaches and dramatic North Devon coast are less than a half hour drive. The villages of High Bickington and Umberleigh are within a 5-minute, drive each with their own pub. The windswept moorland of Exmoor makes for a perfect day’s exploring and the pretty market town of South Molton is within a 10 minute drive. Whatever time of year whether it’s a special celebration or an opportunity to experience a luxury glamping holiday with friends, a stay at either Little Silver Nugget or the Little Silver Shepherds’ Huts will leave you longing to return.

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

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About the location

HIGH BICKINGTON

Umberleigh 5 miles; Chulmleigh 9 miles; Barnstaple 9.5 miles.

The small rural North Devon village of High Bickington is set in the area known as 'Tarka country'. On a ridge above the Taw Valley boasting views towards Exmoor and Dartmoor, the village offers a Post Office, two pubs, a holistic beauty salon and Libbaton golf course. The small village of Umberleigh is only five miles away and has a railway station where trains run on the Tarka Line to Barnstaple or Exeter. Within driving distance is the historic town of Great Torrington, where you will find independent shops and Dartington glassworks where visitors can watch in wonder at the glassblowers, plus on the outskirts of town is Rosemoor, a garden of national importance with forty acres to delight and inspire a wide range of visitors. This area of North Devon has something for everyone including country walks, fishing and golf, as well as good access to a selection of wonderful beaches.

Region Information

Note: This property does not accept children or infants.
Note: The two closest pubs are temporarily closed. Please be aware of this when booking and contact the owners for more local information.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas