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Shepherd's Hut

Honiton, Devon (Ref. 1001625)

4.4

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "The hut is very quaint and is in a lovely, relaxing setting."

    Great if you're looking to detach from the rat race for a while. I would however recommend that the owners consider buying a new mattress as it is very uncomfortable. The bedding, towels and kitchen towels could do with a refresh too.

    Reviewed by JoaniAug 2021

  • "This Shepherd's Hut is exactly as it is described."

    It's down a small road into a valley where the Trout Farm is located and is very quiet, during the day there are some fisherpeople but you wouldn't really notice them unless walking around and saying a quick hello to them. They leave in the middle of the afternoon. The hut is well maintained and comfortable. I enjoyed a quiet week here. The closest shop is a few miles away so do take provisions with you.

    Reviewed by ClareApr 2021

  • "Lovely experience in the shepherds hut!"

    Exactly what myself and my partner needed. We arrived when it was dark so it was a little hard to find but that was due to us running later than expected. Very easy and relaxing experience! Beautiful scenery.. woke up to squirrels running around outside in the morning!

    Reviewed by KathrynOct 2020

  • "Beautiful but simple."

    In this horrid COVID/19 year this hut was a much needed retreat from madness. The hut had a fab shower, the tap on the sink was a little to powerful for the little basin but not a problem. There is no tv or oven (convector/microwave) but didn’t feel confident in cooking a chicken on it (haha). The specialness of this hut is its vista, the trout farm with its lakes and trees with birds and squirrels is beautiful. Lovely afternoons wrapped in blankets spent on the veranda with a book was heaven. We had lots of rain but again tucked beneath the veranda was able to still enjoy nature. Evenings of a drop of whisky and silly games we played as kids (where one draws a head fold the paper then the next draws a body until you get to the feet and reveal your creature creation) was simple fun. The hut was cold at night, there is a little blow heater but didn’t like to keep it on in case of a fire. (But this was our choice). We had took blankets with us so were cozy. The owner was friendly and would highly recommend if you want to escape life. Honiton is around 4 miles away if you wanted shops and people, to be honest we went to a farm shop got butter, cheese & bread then to m&s for salads and crackers and just stayed around the hut as didn’t want to mix with people. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2020

  • "The location added to the excitement of the accommodation."

    The host was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the area and trout fishing. We loved our short stay so much we are going to be booking again!

    Reviewed by ClifflynnAug 2020

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double studio style bedroom/sitting room/kitchen
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric convector heaters with outdoor Swedish candles
  • Electric hob, microwave, fridge, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Covered veranda with furniture, leading to large lawn area and unfenced lake 15 yards from property
  • Trout fishing at lake open to the public 7am -5pm (10% reduction for guests)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking/vaping allowed
  • Pub within 4 miles and shop within 3
  • Note: This property is situated in a valley, there is no mobile reception
  • Note: Due to the unfenced lake, children should be supervised at all times
  • Note: There are steps up to the Shepherd's Hut

The property

Shepherd’s Hut can be found tucked away within a woodland setting in the picturesque hamlet of Sheldon, eight miles away from the thriving market town of Honiton.

After a busy day exploring the surrounding Devon hills, you and your loved one will be delighted to come back to this romantic retreat.

Be charmed by the quaint dwelling that awaits your arrival, where you can enjoy a morning coffee on your private veranda whilst enjoying the lake and countryside views.

Stepping into the property, you will find a small, yet well-appointed kitchen area which covers your culinary needs for a weekend getaway for two, as well as a dining area and a double bed.

During a summer’s evening, you and your loved one can enjoy a glass of wine outside, where Swedish candles will provide you with warmth whilst also doubling up as a cooking area to rustle up some tasty treats.

For local amenities, you will find a pub within 4 miles and a convenient shop within 3 miles which is ideal for picking any holiday essentials.

Situated within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you and your loved one will find miles of wonderful countryside walks to explore, as well as a breath-taking coastline to spend a few hours soaking up the sun.

Alternatively, head into the thriving market town of Honiton, where you will find a wealth of independent shops, antique shops, pubs and restaurants to suit all ages and tastes, in addition to an area steeped with history to explore.

Whilst here, you can wonder around the award-winning Thelma Hulbert Gallery, visit the local beauty spot of Age Hembury Fort and Blackborough Camp or if you are feeling active, head to the coast to try one of South Devon’s many water sport activities.

Shepherd's Hut promises a charming retreat for a couple looking to explore this corner of Devon.

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About the location

HONITON

Ottery St Mary 6 miles; Lyme Regis 14.5 miles; Exeter 22 miles.

Honiton is a delightful market town in East Devon, with plenty to offer visitors. It lies in the valley of the River Otter and is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and plenty of scattered farming villages. Honiton has an attractive High Street stretching almost 2 miles, and lined with individually owned shops, pubs and restaurants. Honiton has been famous for lacemaking since the reign of Elizabeth I and still has a few lacemakers in work today - visitors can see some fine examples of antique lace in the town’s Allhallows Museum. Honiton boasts the only public art gallery in East Devon; the Thelma Hulbert Gallery occupies an attractive Grade I listed Victorian house, and has links with the Hayward Gallery, London. Honiton is only a short drive from the dramatic 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. Resorts such as Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth are found along this stretch of coastline, and all have much to occupy the visitor. Near to Honiton is the cathedral city of Exeter with plenty of large shops, a wealth of museums, a theatre and fabulous restaurants.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas