Mr West June 2018
The lake is a magnet for wildlife with excellent pleasure fishing
Miss Duxbury June 2018
The cabin was immaculate - the owners had provided everything you could wish for and more, the shower was brilliant and we always had plenty of electricity for our needs despite the cabin being off-grid. There was plenty of firewood for the chimnea and the little log burner kept the cabin toasty warm! The surroundings were wonderful and we were woken every morning to the sound of birdsong. wonderful peace and quiet - we cannot praise this holiday enough - very happy! :) Please could you also add my first comments on the page before to the review page - Thank you x
Miss Goss May 2018
Thank you so much for another lovely holiday. Shepard’s delight was a true delight, it’s lovely we could bring our dogs with us too they enjoyed every moment as much as we did. My husband really enjoyed fishing on the lake from the boat, he managed to catch some lovely fish. It was the perfect place to celebrate our first anniversary. Thanks again.
Mrs Swann April 2018
A wonderful hidey hole in a secluded, peaceful place. Even when weather was typically '"British" and the terrain got challenging (muddy!), we could still relax, fish, row the lake and climb the hill to see the spectacular views - completely switched off!
Mrs Colegate August 2017
Although the location was potentially idyllic the road noise spoilt the advertised " peaceful haven"
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for your review of Shepherd's Delight. The hut is tucked away from the small lane which is occasionally used as an alternative for people going into Exeter, though it's not a main road we're sorry that you were disturbed. Bryony, Customer Support
Mrs Withers July 2017
Fantastic place so peaceful out of the way, with everything we needed for a complete rest. Excellent fishing & exploring for the dog. Just perfect!
Mr Gough April 2017
Beautiful and tranquil getaway. Would highly recommend to those looking for a peaceful time away from it all.
Ms Patterson September 2016
Shepherd's Delight is a beautiful place to stay. The location is so close to all amenities, yet you are so secluded. Absolute peace and quiet and nothing nicer than to sit outside watching the lake. If you are lucky you will get to see the local deer walking by in the neighbouring field, which is amazing. The hut is incredibly comfortable and the addition of the wood burner makes it so cosy at night. Safe for dogs - with ours loving running around collecting sticks for us at every opportunity and investigating the area! This was a dream mini break and we will definitely return. Perfect location if you want to travel off and visit places such as Dartmoor or the like.
Mr France September 2016
Loved our short break here with our dog. Nights around the chiminea drinking wine and listening to the owls and days spent lounging in the hammock and pottering around the lake made for a perfect get-away-from-all holiday.
Ms Raunig August 2016
The hut was delightful, very clean throughout with lots of homey touches and lots of candles. All of the basics were provided and there was plenty of room for storage of supplies we brought with. We had rain one day but the awning over the front porch made it possible for us to still sit outdoors and enjoy the scenery. Couldn't have been more pleased with the place. The photos on the website make the place look amazing but don't tell all of the story. You must be there to truly appreciate the perfection of the setting...truly amazing, private, and tranquil. It is only about a 15 minute drive to take-away Greek, Chinese, and Indian,and a very well stocked store for supplies. Perfect!
Mrs Drage August 2016
We had an amazing time at this property and would highly recommend it to anyone.....the most peaceful and relaxing place. We will definitely be returning!
Mr Woods June 2016
I spent an idyllic few days at shepherds delight and was so pleased to be able to take my three small dogs with me, a fantastic holiday for all of us.PS. the fishing was great.
Mr Reece June 2016
An amazing place to stay if you want peace and quiet and the weather is good. If you like to fish then plenty for all.
Mrs Hill June 2016
A wonderfully unique place to stay. Such a relaxing getaway in an amazing, peaceful and secluded setting.
Mrs Waterfield March 2016
Shepherds Delight provide us with a fantastic getaway, we were given a lovely welcome and had a very peaceful and undisturbed stay in a beautiful tranquil setting. The evenings were very cosy with the log burnwr and we had everythi g we needed. Lovely to find somewhere that accommodated our dog too.
Mrs Hipkiss September 2015
Our dog loved the holiday- he didn't want to leave!! One of the most dog friendly places we have ever stayed in.
Miss Bussey August 2015
This cottage provided us with the most heavenly of holidays. If a break from it all in the county is what you are looking for then we could not recommend this enough. Perfection
Mrs Thomson August 2015
A real getaway from it all unique location. If you want peace and quiet shepherd's delight is the place to be.
Mrs Mercer July 2015
A wonderful experience in The beautiful Devon countryside. We were there for 3 nights and wished we'd booked for longer. The location was superb and we had our own private lake and rowing boat. Best of all it was dog friendly and our cockapoo pup, Dora had a safe and happy first taste of the countryside visiting the heifers, alpacas and farm dogs, Dylan and Gnasher.
Mrs Rusk June 2015
A wonderful place. A little slice of heaven in Devon. Truly relaxing, sheer bliss and our dog Charlie loved it!.
Mrs Francis May 2015
Our second visit - this time for our honeymoon. A perfect get away from it all location.
Mrs Keniston-Goble May 2015
Amazing venue that is hidden away and quiet but still very accessible from Exeter.
Mrs Swain May 2015
The most wonderful break celebrating my Husbands birthday, so quiet and relaxing - great freedom for the dog and the owners were very accommodating even brought her fresh eggs - definitely will return
Mr Jonckheer January 2015
Quirky hut set in wonderful surroundings. Posh camping with plenty of walks and heritage sites nearby. Paul & Barbara very accommodating. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.
Miss Joosten November 2014
We loved it...a perfect little corner of peace and tranquility. Highly recommended.
Miss Shearcroft August 2014
Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will definitely be back for own 1 year wedding anniversary.
Mrs Francis July 2014
Beautiful setting and lovely facilities. Had some success fishing, catching a decent size carp and tench. Stan (our springer spaniel) had a wonderful time
Mrs West April 2014
Most relaxing enjoyable experience. Totally left to yourself, idyllic. Great for dogs.
Mr Hutchison December 2013
it looked lovely and it was truly lovely despite the adverse weather. The owner David is a great guy; picked us up from exeter in his car, and dropped us off at the train station at the end of our stay. He made the trip even better. Would love to go back and stay (and maybe jam with him!)
Mrs Riley November 2013
book shepards delight you will no be disappointed its the best break we have had in the uk devon is amazing
Miss Chapman September 2013
Shepherds Delight is a beautiful place in a gorgeous location... everything you need is to hand and well thought through. I would definitely recommend this to everyone I know!
Dr Hartfield August 2013
A wonderful place to stay, away from the crowds. The hut is beautiful, solar powered with a fantastic power shower. Paul, the owner is lovely and made our stay perfect!
The location is great, only 2 miles from Exeter but in secluded farmland so you get fresh air and peace and quiet.
I would highly recommend people to stay here, it is so peaceful and relaxing :)
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