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The Old Mill Shepherd's Hut

Jacobstowe near Okehampton, Devon (Ref. 1021879)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely loved the place, a little treasure chest of tranquillity."

    The hospitality of our hosts was 2nd to none

    Reviewed by LeeOct 2021

  • "Wonderful hosts"

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2021

  • "Very warm welcome, brilliant starter breakfast pack, fresh cut flowers, white cotton bath wraps, idyllic location, everything we could possibly have needed was beautifully provided."

    Thankyou linda and kevin.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful setting, you are surrounded by nature, the owners a lovely couple Linda and Kevin have placed a bird table outside which on arrival was full of treats for the birds."

    The sheperds hut has everything you need and more. On arrival there was milk bread butter tomatoes eggs and a carton of juice so no need to go shopping straight away. If like us you want a relaxing break away from the present situation I can recommend the sheperds hut.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2020

  • "A very sweet place to stay."

    I stayed there alone with my dog for a much needed rest! Hosts were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JulietSep 2020

  • "Absolutely fab!"

    The owners are lovely too and provide some basics - tea, coffee, milk, fruit juice, some fresh tomatoes and a scrummy home baked loaf. The Hut is SO cute and romantic and so many little touches - my puppy loved the dog bed and leapt straight in! It’s lovely and quiet, with only the odd rumble of traffic if the wind blows towards you. It’s mainly the tweeting of birds and splashing of the river you’ll hear. There’s a couple of owls that hoot away every night and the cockerel will crow each morning. Blissful. If you don’t have a car, bear in mind that there are no facilities in Jacobstowe itself. Busses are every half hour or so, in either direction. The nearest supermarket is in Hatherleigh. Our one and only disappointment was the fact the nearest pub - in Exbourne - was closed due to Covid which is just unfortunate timing. We both really needed this total break from ‘real life’ and loved every minute. We were hoping for a new lockdown to be enforced before we could go home!! Even the puppy was sad to leave.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2020

  • "Had the most fantastic holiday in Devon staying at The Old Mill Shepherd's Hut."

    Full of lovely details and comforts that made it feel like so much thought had been put into a more than comfortable stay. And the location was stunning! Being by the river, seeing and hearing all the wildlife as we sat outside every morning eating breakfast was amazing! The owners were absolutely lovely and made sure our stay was as enjoyable as it was. The area was beautiful, we swam at Chagford Pool and Bude Seapool and walked on the moors. Would definitely visit both the area and stay at the hut again. Didn't want to leave our little home from home!

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "I can only describe it as A little bit of Paradise."

    The location was lovely and private, our hosts Linds and Kevin were really friendly and helpful, we couldn't have wanted for more. We're looking forward to returning to see how the gardens have grown at some point in the future. The hut was bigger than we expected and so cosy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by DianaAug 2020

  • "Linda & Kevin are wonderful hosts."

    We arrived for our stay on a Monday afternoon and were greeted by Linda who showed us to our private Shepherds Hut overlooking the river Okement. Inside our hut were a selection of home grown tomatoes, cucumber, butter and bread as well as complimentary tea and coffee, milk and juice etc. There was also a lovey little dog bed with towel and extras. The location of Jacobstowe is fantastic for visiting local attractions and we were able to visit both Devon and Cornish coastlines within a 30 to 40 mile radius. The weather was fantastic (August 2020) and we had such lovely evening walks. The river itself is great for a quick dip and we did have a swim or two in the lovely cool fresh waters. We couldn't fault this place and the wonderful history on the Mill. 100% recommend to all and we will most certainly be visiting again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by RyanAug 2020

  • "Where do I start!"

    The Shepherds Hut is amazing. Location is perfect for sightseeing and visiting Dartmoor. Accommodation is located next to The river and is very peaceful. Owners have put a bird feeder outside the hut, so you can watch the wildlife including naughty squirrels. Owners have thought of everything. They provided bedding and towels. We arrived to a fresh loaf that had been made for us plus they had put butter, milk and fruit juice In the fridge. Accommodation has its own garden area with bbq, fire pit, table and chairs and pretty lights. Lovely area to sit in the evening and watch the wildlife. Owners very welcoming and friendly. They recommended a local farm shop just up the road, which makes very nice cider. If you want a relaxing break we would recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by LizJul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Studio-style open-plan living room with kitchen, dining and sitting area with 1 x double bed and electric fire
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric heating with electric fire
  • Two ring hob, combi microwave/oven, fridge, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Off road parking for one car
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Although the property is all ground floor, there are a couple of steps up into the dwelling

The property

Hatherleigh 3.8 miles.

Surrounded by captivating countryside lands and riverside settings, this enticing hut is perfect for a romantic retreat in rural Devon.

Boasting a quirky and snug studio layout, there’s no better spot to retreat to after a day of exploring the village of Jacobstowe and beyond.

Stepping up into the cottage you will be greeted by a quaint area; with a double bed tucked away in a raised alcove, this area provides the perfect spot to catch up on your sleep.

Servicing the dwelling is a gleaming shower room, boasting all of the contemporary fixtures and fittings you could need for a refreshing soak after a day of rambling in the countryside.

The living space is modest, but holds everything you could need for your stay; home to a combi microwave, hob, and many more essentials, you’ll have no trouble cooking up a romantic meal for two here to be enjoyed around the dining table together.

Outside you will find your own secluded spot to enjoy the countryside views with a glass of wine in hand, let your furry friend roam the lands whilst you delve into a good book as the sun sets ahead.

The cottage benefits from a fabulous riverside location, offering a communal garden where you can bring a packed-lunch and walk down to the bridge and the river and immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings.

The dwelling also benefits from private river fishing, so you can enjoy a tranquil day next to the flowing river before exploring the immediate area.

Jacbostowe makes a charming spot to base your holiday, with luscious lands to roam, it’s perfect for the avid walker.

Within close reach you will also find Hatherleigh, home to an array of amenities from pubs and shops to an art gallery, it makes a lovely day trip for all tastes.

Enjoy a day of exploring the wonders of Dartmoor National Park, or head slightly further afield to Westward Ho! for a day of beachside fun and amusements.

Shepherd’s Hut makes a marvellous base for exploring the best of both the countryside and the coast of Devon.

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About the location


Exeter 23 miles.

Okehampton is a busy market town on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park and near the highest and most dramatic areas of the moor, where Yes Tor rises to a height above 2000 feet. To the north of Okehampton are some beautiful rolling Devon hills where small farming villages nestle amidst woods and fields with plenty of gently flowing rivers. The fabulous Roadford Reservoir offers a multitude of watersport activities and fishing opportunities. Okehampton has a prominent medieval castle overlooking a wooded river valley, the Museum of Dartmoor Life (where Tourist Information can be found) and Okehampton train station, which has been restored to its 1950s glory running trains along a scenic route to Meldon the highest station in southern England. The town also has spectacular views across Dartmoor, access to fabulous walks and Simmons Park where you’ll find a children’s adventure playground. This area of Devon has plenty of farm shops and country inns serving good food where visitors can spend time relaxing and unwinding amongst unspoilt countryside.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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