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Hembury Gate The Shepherds Hut

Great Torrington (7mls S), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5
star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully presented shepherd's hut offering spacious and comfortable accommodation throughout
  • Lovingly fitted and furnished in a gorgeous contemporary country style, with a wood-fired hot tub
  • Secluded paddock setting with a fabulous outside space and boasting direct access onto a public footpath
Property code: 82862

This spacious shepherd's hut boasts an array of creature comforts including a wood-fired hot tub, and is nestled in a quiet rural setting with the coast an easy drive. The perfect base for a relaxing retreat.

Conveniently located a short drive from the attractive village of Sheepwash and on the London to Land's End cycle trail, this is a great location from which to explore. Walkers and cyclists will also be in their element with the Tarka Trail nearby and stunning Dartmoor National Park is just a short drive away. Alternatively, head towards the coast and enjoy the spectacular beaches and picturesque fishing villages the area is famed for, including Westward Ho!, Hartland and Clovelly. There are also many traditional market towns and villages to explore in the surrounding area such as Bideford, where you can jump on the MS Oldenburg and take a day trip to Lundy. Other local attractions include RHS Rosemoor and Dartington Crystal.

Head up the small flight of steps and over the veranda into this beautiful shepherd's hut. The stunning open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner boasts a bay window with lovely countryside views, generously proportioned seating arranged around the dining table, and a warming wood burner; here, you can relax in style after a busy day exploring. Also perfectly crafted and presented is the kitchen area which boasts an electric oven, a two-ring gas hob, a microwave and also a fridge with an ice compartment. The next room is the cosy bedroom which includes a ladder leading to a gorgeous elevated double bed with a pretty porthole window offering lovely countryside views. Completing the property is the contemporary shower room with a shower and WC.

Venturing outside, further highlights await in the shape of a fabulous decked veranda with garden furniture. From here, steps lead down to a spacious lawn garden with garden furniture, an undercover outdoor cooking area with a charcoal BBQ, and a wood-fired hot tub. There is private off-road parking for one car provided directly outside.

  • 1 bedroom - double 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and 2-ring gas hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Regret no pets
  • Decked veranda with seating, lawn garden with garden furniture, undercover outdoor cooking area with charcoal BBQ, and a wood-fired hot tub
  • TV in the outdoor undercover area
  • Additional info - please kindly note that the double bed is elevated and accessed by a purpose- constructed ladder
  • Beach 18 miles, shop and pub 2 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Jolie Cleave

This property joined our collection in 2021 and is managed by Jolie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Zoe, 27th June 2022

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We visited for our wedding anniversary and we cannot fault the shepherds hut. Everything about it was stunning, the owners have gone above and beyond. Weather wasn't on our side so we didn't get to use everything as we wished to but still loved it nonetheless. The farm is surrounded by beautiful scenery and the donkeys in the field next door to us Read morewas a lovely bonus! Highly recommend to anyone who wants a peaceful, relaxing holiday. Hide

Reviewed by David, 17th June 2022

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We had the time of our lives at Shepherds Hut with total privacy and loads of laughs. We would strongly recommend it to anyone for a heavenly relaxing getaway. Our hosts Julie and Chris so welcoming, warm and friendly, an ace place to stay ­+ 'Corinne'

Reviewed by Michael, 29th May 2022

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The shepherd's hut at Hembury Gate Farm was wonderful! The photos did not do it justice its so much better! Everything we needed...well equipped, lovely views, peace and quiet, great hosts!

Reviewed by Rosemary, 21st May 2022

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Absolutely beautiful Shepherds Hut, they really have thought of all the little details. They've ensured you have all you need for your stay, including a wonderful wood burning hot tub from which to watch the stars. Your own secluded corner of Devon to relax.

Reviewed by Hayley, 17th May 2022

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Reviewed by Maxine, 2nd May 2022

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We had the most magical stay and will definitely come back very soon. We've never stayed in a shepherds hut before and were super excited to be arrive and explore. The accommodation was spotless, a bottle of fizz and treats were waiting for our arrival, which was really thoughtful. When we arrived the hot tub was warm and ready for us to get in. WeRead more didn't want to go home! The birds, the outdoors, the peace and quiet was just what we needed. Perfect little hideaway!! Hide

Reviewed by Lisa, 15th April 2022

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Would recommend the Shepherds Hut . We would like to say a big thank you to Julie & Chris for accommodating our request to arrive early.

Reviewed by Stephen, 18th March 2022

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Highly recommended the shepherd hut ,the location is great, also the hot tub was a nice way to relax in the evening

Reviewed by Megan, 14th February 2022

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I absolutely loved this shepherds hut, tucked away from everyone and just so peaceful. Owners were so accommodating even when they were away. Homemade cakes waiting for us along with a warm hot tub. Couldnt recommend it enough. Thank you.

Reviewed by Michelle, 8th February 2022

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We stayed in the hut not the cottage We loved our stay, really beautiful and relaxing . Recommendations to keep up the great work the owners are doing already . Great service xx

Reviewed by Laura, 3rd February 2022

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Reviewed by Chloe, 30th January 2022

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Reviewed by Emma, 28th January 2022

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We had a wonderful stay at the shepherds hut. Julie had been so accommodating and everything was easy to find on our arrival. The tea and treats were a lovely welcome, and the hot tub was hot for when we arrived. Everything was spotless and so cosy, and the hot tub was heavenly, and so peaceful. We had plenty of firewood for the tub and the drinks Read morehonestly box was a great idea! We had a terrific weekend away and will definitely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah, 24th December 2021

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Great location for a peaceful relaxing break spent Christmas in the hut it was very well equipped with everything you need plenty of wood for heating the hot tub log burner & pizza oven which was topped up daily by Chris. When we arrived we had been left homemade mince pies & a bottle of mulled wine such a nice touch and the hot tub already heated Read more. The hut is done to a very high standard with lovely furnishings very cosy it was perfect . Hide

Reviewed by Sadie, 10th December 2021

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Lovely place to stay, perfect little touches to make you feel welcome and cosy. Friendly hosts, clean and tidy. The hot tub was lit for when we arrived, wood was stocked up daily to ensure we had enough for the weekend. A really nice place for a short break away.

Reviewed by Eszter, 29th October 2021

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We had a fantastic time at the Shepherds Hut. Despite the weather being cooler we were able to stay warm inside utilising both wood burner and central heating available. Truly enjoyed the hot tub under the stars which was check daily for cleanliness by the owners. Plenty of fire wood provided. The Hut felt comfortable and very well equipped with adRead moreditional touches like the fresh flowers, cream tea and surprise birthday bubbly that were waiting on our arrival. We will be visiting again. Hide

Reviewed by Simon, 20th October 2021

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Reviewed by Kathryn, 4th October 2021

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Wow amazing The owners were very helpful and guided us through the details for the hot tub. Shepherds hut was more than we could have imagined, so cute and quaint. Well kitted out. Hot tub easy to use & situated in the perfect location overlooking the amazing view across the fields. Outdoor cooking area well equipped and lovely seating area. PeacefRead moreul with just the sound of the odd farming machinery and the owls. 100% recommend & would come back again Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Ethne, 28th September 2021

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We had a lovely mini-moon at Hembury Gate. A bottle of Prosecco on arrival and an already heated hot tub meant that we could dive right into holiday mode. A big thank you to Julie and Chris for being so lovely, would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Jamie, 26th September 2021

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We can only describe this stay as simply perfect. Such an lovely location, owners couldnt be more welcoming and even welcomed us with a chilled bottle of Bubbly and home made scones with cream and jam. Makes the perfect romantic escape and provides you with everything you need.

Reviewed by Keely, 17th September 2021

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Our stay was perfect.The warm welcome from Julie & Chris was appreciated as was the beautiful cream tea upon arrival. The hut is simply stunning and has everything you could wish for to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Such a high standard. The hot tub is perfect to relax in at night. We turned all the lights off to see the stars more clearRead morely. Finallythe donkeys were so friendly and very well looked after. We happily fed them carrots & apples everyday. Cant wait to return. Thankyou Hide

Reviewed by Tracey, 10th September 2021

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Great location and facilities available. Friendly owners and good for a couples quiet weekend. Dog made very welcomed with private woods to walk around.

Reviewed by Julie, 7th September 2021

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We stayed in the Shepherds Hut.It was beautiful and was in excellent condition with lovely little homely touches.We were greeted by our hosts Julie and Chris and a cream tea.Bed was really comfortable and we spent time relaxing in the hot tub under the stars.Nothing was too much trouble.Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Sarah, 3rd September 2021

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A lovely little Shepards hut located in a remote area in a private field. It was the perfect location to relax and unwind, and our puppy was able to roam freely! The wood fired hot tub is fab, although its difficult to maintain a good temperature. It takes a while to cool down, so I would advise getting a high temperature early to make sure its a nRead moreice temperature to enjoy in the evenings. The Morso oven is tricky to use if youre used to a charcoal bbq. Cream tea on arrival was delicious! :) Hide

Reviewed by Jessica, 27th August 2021

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We had an amazing and tranquil weekend away at the shepherd's hut, the host was very welcoming and there wasn't anything more we could have asked for. The location was gorgeous, very rural and peaceful yet not far to drive to more lively towns and the beach. We will definitely be returning!

Reviewed by Sarah, 18th August 2021

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Absolutely stunning shepherds hut, beautiful location and fabulous views. Loved it

Reviewed by Emily, 14th August 2021

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The shepherds hut is a brilliant place to stay for a quiet relaxing break. We stayed for 4 nights and we were so impressed from the moment we arrived. The hut has everything you could need, and everything is spotlessly clean. The hot tub was lovely to relax in on an evening after days out, and Julie and Chris were really attentive and welcoming. I Read morewould 100% stay here again and definitely recommend a visit, you wont be disappointed! Hide

Reviewed by Alan, 7th August 2021

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Brilliant place to stay, will recommend it to friends and family. And will book again next year

Reviewed by Kay, 30th July 2021

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Absolutely perfect 10/10. Excellent hosts. Will definitely be revisiting at some time in the near future.

Reviewed by DAVID, 23rd July 2021

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The Shepherds Hut is exceptional , location superb tranquil a place to relax . Facilities second to none everything you could want for your stay , inside the hut good kitchen facilities , great shower and bathroom and comfortable bed after a day exploring . Then you have outside covered veranda with seating , TV , pizza oven and additional seating Read moreby a fire pit with fantastic views. And if that is not enough a gorgeous hot tub to ease the limbs after a day walking . Top quality accommodation Hide

Reviewed by Terri, 19th July 2021

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We had an amazing few days in the Shepherd Hut, loads of open space and it was so well equipped for us to really chill out! Both Julie & Chris were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. A lovely stay and one we would go back to.

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