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Bench Tor

Holne, Dartmoor
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Working farm
Romantic
Quirky
Rustic
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully appointed Blackdown shepherds hut boasting hand crafted oak fixtures and fittings throughout
  • Nestling in an idyllic rural location offering stunning views on a family run sheep farm on Dartmoor National Park
  • Great range of amenities nearby in Ashburton and Buckfastleigh, and perfectly placed for touring South Devon
Property code: 78701

This gorgeous shepherds hut is one of two nesting on a 100 acre sheep farm with a trail and public footpath on site, boasts a lovely finish throughout and provides the perfect base for a truly relaxing couples retreat to Devon.

The property sits near the pretty village of Holne which is right in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, a location to rival any other with days of adventuring and exploring the area, rugged tors and open countryside where the Dartmoor ponies roam in their natural surroundings, traditional pubs and fabulous dark skies. The accommodation is ideal for great getaways whether a romantic retreat or none stop exploring and rambling the trails and tors. A perfect spot within Dartmoor National Park, a central position between both North and South coast making it a great base for land and sea lovers.

Step inside this beautiful shepherds hut and into the perfectly designed and comfortable living area. This brilliantly flexible space includes ample room to lounge and dine, and the wood burner and natural wool insulation keeps things warm and cosy whatever the weather. Also included here is the compact yet perfectly appointed kitchen which boasts all the essentials including a two ring electric hob and fridge, and here you can prepare fresh ingredients sourced from one of the many local farmers markets. At the end of the day the dining area cleverly transforms into a bedroom given the brilliant feature of a pull-down double bed. Completing the offering and providing further creature comforts in this lovely rustic environment is a perfectly appointed shower room with shower and WC.

Venture outside and further highlights await in the form of a private gravelled patio area with garden furniture, fire-pit and a gas BBQ. Here is the perfect place to dine alfresco or just relax with a glass of your favourite tipple after a day exploring the moor, and whilst watching the sun set over the farm. Off-road parking for one car is also provided directly outside.

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Beach 19 miles, pub, tea room and village shop 1.5 miles
  • Fire-pit and gas BBQ
  • DAB radio in the living area
  • Regret no Wi-fi and Tv
  • Regret no infants/children due to the size of the property
  • If you wish to book both Bench Tor and Combestone Tor, please enquire for a discount

Sally Burt

This property joined our collection in 2020 and is managed by Sally.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jacqui, 26th June 2021

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Fantastic location and really lovely shepherds hut. Finished to a very high standard and very comfortable. We didnt need to use the log burner as the hut soon heated up when we were both in it. Lisa was a lovely hostess welcoming us and checking everything was ok. Some thoughtful extras such as milk cookies and a nice bottle of bubbly along with soRead moreme walking routes over the moors. Highly recommend couples try these shepherds huts in a stunning location. Thank you for a lovely holiday Hide

Reviewed by Debbie, 13th June 2021

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Beautiful hut in lovely peaceful surroundings, spotlessly clean with high quality fixtures and fittings. The owners attention to detail is amazing she thought of everything you would need for a comfortable stay. Lots of lovely walks on the moor right on your doorstep. Thank you we will be back

Reviewed by Georgina, 10th June 2021

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This is the most wonderful place! The Shepherds hut is cleverly designed, aesthetically pleasing, comfortable and well equipped. The owners are lovely, everything you need is provided - it is both simple and luxurious. We had three days of truly getting away from it all - complete relaxation & quiet, sitting under dark skies by the fire pit with noRead morething but some nearby sheep for company ... BLISS! Cant recommend highly enough Hide

Reviewed by Molly, 3rd June 2021

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We absolutely loved our stay in Bench Tor! The views are stunning, the hosts are lovely, the shepherds huts are beautiful, and honestly we couldnt recommend this place enough. Cannot wait till we can go back!

Reviewed by Bethan, 31st May 2021

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We had a fantastic stay in Bench Tor. The location, accommodation, hosts and facilities were amazing. We stayed here for our honeymoon and will definitely be returning. Such a nice alternative to be staying in a shepherds hut. Was so quirky yet luxurious.

Reviewed by Jacqueline, 25th May 2021

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Reviewed by Claire, 23rd May 2021

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Lovely welcome when we arrived and everything beautifully clean and a lovely area to sit outside if the weather is good

Reviewed by Mai, 15th May 2021

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Amazing place to stay, so clean and cozy. Was supplied with lots of utensils and cooking equipment. Will definitely go again!

Reviewed by Jackie, 11th May 2021

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This is the perfect getaway . Rural yet luxury and a Shepherds Hut isnt an experience you dont get everyday. Planning a return trip already

Reviewed by Dawn, 8th May 2021

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Absolutely perfect in every single way! We couldnt have asked for more and were very very impressed with the quality of the hut and everything that went with it. Gets a massive 5 from us. Would highly recommend treating yourselves to this gem in a beautiful part of the world, you will not be disappointed. Lovely touches from Lisa on arrival too! FaRead morentastic accommodation, fantastic facilities inside and out and a stunning location, just perfect x Hide

Reviewed by Scott, 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Jane, 18th April 2021

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The shepherds hut is in an idyllic location with the sea, the moor and nice towns all within easy driving distance. The hut itself is amazing - a beautifully finished, well equipped and comfortable little home. The owners are welcoming and friendly and have thought of every comfort. Sitting outside by the fire pit with a glass of wine and listeningRead more to the silence and the odd bleat of a sheep was a perfect end to each of our 4 nights there. I would highly recommend this holiday accommodation! Hide

Reviewed by Alex, 31st October 2020

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We were struck by the beauty of the area and the shepherds hut as soon as we arrived. The interior of the hut is done to an exceptionally high standard, and very cosy. Between the radiator and the log burner we were toasty the whole stay. There is a freedom that comes with the views and countless walks accessible - the moor 'next door', and Holne wRead moreoods was a favourite. The hosts were fantastic, many thanks for your hospitality. Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Madelaine, 15th October 2020

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We had a brilliant time in Bench Tor. The huts have been finished to an exceptional standard and Lisa has really thought of everything we might need! Theres no need to bring salt, pepper or tea with you! It was a really relaxing couple of days and would highly recommend it! It was a really novel idea and a lovely change from a few nights in a hotelRead more. We stayed in autumn and really enjoyed coming in from a walk on the more and lighting the log burner! Hide

Reviewed by Annie, 3rd October 2020

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This was an amazing getaway for an unmatched price. The hut is in the centre of the moors with sheep at the doorstep. The hut had everything we needed and more! The shower was hot, the job and kitchen equipment was all modern and new and the bed was very comfy. Every detail in the hut had been thought through carefully and it all really paid off! WRead moreould definitely recommend and hope to return! Hide

Reviewed by Imogen, 29th September 2020

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Such a cosy little hut with everything you need in it! Would definitely stay again

Reviewed by Winyee, 26th September 2020

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We absolutely loved our stay here! Everything about the hut has been well thought out and has everything you need. Lisa and Richard were so accommodating and have taken time to map out different walks in the area. Well be back for sure!

Reviewed by Adam, 5th September 2020

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FAULTLESS!!! My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing week away at Bench Tor. The hut was immaculately clean and contained everything we needed including an amazing gas BBQ, detailed mapped out walks of the near by moor and information regarding things to do in the local area. Lisa and Rich where the most friendly and welcoming hosts and eRead moreven gave us a tour of their farm. We couldn't have asked for a better stay and can't wait to return!!! Hide

Reviewed by Dean, 7th August 2020

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Perfect retreat with wonderful scenery a place to get away from everything . Immaculate shepherds hut beautifully decorated and great hosts.

Reviewed by Vikki, 31st July 2020

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Rural location, hi-end spec and beautifully fitted out. Owners very welcoming and friendly and would make a romantic setting for couples all year round.

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Combestone Tor

Combestone Tor

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£398 - £895

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