Sheltered in a little copse of trees.
Hayley's Hut is an exceptional shepherd's hut in a simply unbeatable setting.
This idyllic rural retreat even has its very own lake, full of cold-water fish (i.e. carp) - the owners are happy for you to bring a fishing rod.
And there's a bubbling hot tub to relax in and enjoy the scenery from.
Dine al fresco in the sunshine, with the sights and sounds of nature all around.
There are a few places to sit out in the great outdoors here - the choice is yours!
The view out to the lake and beyond is just stunning.
There are no words for how beautiful this setting is!
The small but well-equipped kitchen-area includes a kettle and 2-ring hob.
So cleverly designed, the pull-down bed converts with ease into the dining-area.
Enjoy a yummy breakfast before heading out and about exploring, or perhaps you will prefer to stay at the hut and chill out - your holiday, your choice!
Surprisingly roomy inside with everything you could need.
Here is the dining-area cleverly converted into the comfy bed.
With lovely linen, in-keeping with the delightful design of the rest of the hut.
The lake views can even be enjoyed from the bed - the perfect accompaniment to a morning cuppa.
Lazy mornings are a must!
Just wow - the place for a special holiday.
The window in the roof makes stargazing super easy and is a must!
The hot tub sits just to the right of the hut, facing the lake.
The warming wood-burner keeps the hut toasty in the cooler months.
Snuggle up in this wonderful retreat!
Being set on a working dairy farm, you will spot lots of cows during your stay!
Quirky prints hang on the wall.
Everywhere you look there are lovely details.
Complete with walk-in shower, wash-basin and proper flushing WC.
The en suite shower-room puts the glam into glamping.
There's on-tap hot water too!
Robes are provided - perfect for when using the hot tub.
An unbeatable setting for an unforgettable holiday.
What a place to hide away from the world.
Pour yourself a drink, sit back and relax.
Here, the cows are your only neighbours!
You can cook up a storm on the fire-pit barbecue and dine al fresco.
There is a fabulous outside kitchen behind the hut.
A great place to chill out of an evening.
Built by the clever owner, what a lovely space to spend some time in.
There's a solid fuel Rayburn for cooking, toasting marshmallows or warmth (or all three!).
Sit back and relax with a drink or too, enjoying the rural surroundings.
The owners really have thought of everything here, going above and beyond to create the best holiday for their guests.
By day or by night, cook up a yummy meal and chill out.
You'll want to return time and time again.
Award winning Hayley's Hut is the 2019 GOLD winner for Devon's Tourism Awards - New Tourism Business Award.
Catch the passenger ferry from Bideford Quay to Lundy Island.
Clovelly is a magical unspoilt fishing village where donkeys still pull the cart loads of provisions up and down the cobbled streets - not a car in sight.
Instow beach has miles of sand and dog friendly year round.
The pretty village of Appledore, across the estuary from Instow.
Discover the delights of Dartmoor either by bike or on foot.
The pretty market town of Barnstaple.
At Westward Ho! there is plenty of sand at low tide.

Hayley's Hut


7.7 miles S of Bideford / Sleeps 2 + cot* (no children from 1 to 11)

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This little shepherds hut is the most beautiful place to stay for a well earned rest. It’s so peaceful & the lake makes it extra special, we loved going for a row in the sunshine. This is the 2nd time we have stayed here & loved the new addition of the cookhouse & the new path around the lake. Hot tub is bliss & loved using it, especially in the evenings watching the bats swooping down over the lake. This place is so special & romantic & will be returning again next year.

Our stay at Hayleys Hut was absolutely wonderful. This really is a special retreat. Everything is just perfect with lots of nice touches. The location is so peaceful and ideal if you fancy seeing the local area, but we found it hard to leave the hut as we loved every minute of our time there.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted to hear you enjoyed a wonderful stay at Hayley's Hut. It really is a peaceful retreat and we can understand why you found it hard to leave! We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support

Beautiful shepherds hut in a fantastic location! The lake is a real wow! Much bigger than we expected too! Loved watching all the wildlife, it was so peaceful and relaxing! The hot tub is a real bonus! A lovely place to relax, especially in an evening looking up at the stars! Would highly recommend! Our first experience of glamping and not sure anywhere else will live up to Hayley’s Hut!

This is the most perfect place. We absolutely love it and have already booked to return. It’s so peaceful and beautiful, and the walk around the lake is a great addition. We can’t wait to come back!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed the lovely tranquil setting and we are looking forward to your return visit. Sarah R, Customer Support

Genuinely a superb place to stay.

Hayley’s Hut was absolutely beautiful & we loved our stay here - a bit disappointed with how the hot tub was not ready on arrival although it does say in the description that it would be so we missed out a day of using that. Other than that, everything was lovely & we enjoyed spending some time relaxing here.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for letting us know what a fabulous time you had at Hayley's Hut; it really is a peaceful retreat. The owners work hard to ensure the hot tub is drained and fully cleaned during each changeover and unfortunately it can sometimes take a little while to get up to full temperature. I'm sure it was worth waiting for and it's great to hear that you enjoyed a thoroughly relaxing stay. Julie, Customer Support

Hayley's Hut is one of the most magical places I have ever stayed in. It is in such a peaceful and private location, and even on a break there in January we were able to spend most of our time outdoors. We were in and out of the hot tub all weekend, cooked both nights in the cookhouse, and paddled our way across the lake on the rowboat! The hut itself was very cosy once we got the log burner going, and plenty of logs were supplied. A lovely cream tea was waiting for us, and even a nice selection of fruit teas etc. The bed was comfortable and the shower was great. The place was immaculate and had plenty of books and games and even local maps, though we didn't explore the area as much as we thought we were enjoying ourselves too much at the hut ??

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your amazing recommendation of Hayley's Hut. We are sure that your review will be useful to future guests and are thrilled that you had such a great time (and even paddled across the lake on the rowboat!). We so hope to welcome you back. Sarah, Customer Support

A tranquil,private location. Beautifully furnished Shepard’s hut with a star gazing window above the bed . All in all magical place .

This place was absolutely amazing and surpassed all expectations. The accommodation, surroundings and hosts were all remarkable. Loved every minute of our stay. A real gem

This is the most beautiful, peaceful, perfect place we have stayed with Classic. We loved it so much we already booked our return before we left.

Beautiful, amazing place stay. The only down side for us is there are no walks so you have to drive everywhere

Peace quiet and nature watching. Many an hour spent watching the moorhens, ducks, bats, heron, fox......I could go on.......

The hut was absolutely perfect for our honeymoon, we couldn’t have asked for more. Since being home we have recommended it to all family and friends. Who needs to go abroad when you have Hayley’s Hut? Thank you for our stay

We had the most amazing time, the hut is so peaceful and beautiful. The location of the hut is secluded but still not too far from amenities. We’re planning our next visit!

Amazing stay!!! Beautiful location and so relaxing!! Would highly recommend.

Enjoyed our stay at Hayleys Hut, amazing place! Location is beautiful and so peaceful. Loved the different areas to use - from the hot tub to the outdoor cookhouse. Everything about it is perfect.

It is rare that a property surpasses expectations from the description and the photos - Hayley's Hut does! It was perfect in every way.

This is the most relaxing, peaceful place to stay. The facilities available makes it even more special - a boat you can use, hot tub, cook house & cosey accommodation. Perfect.

Lovely and peaceful, perfect getaway

Hayleys hut exceeded our expectations, even with awful weather, the interior of the hut itself was so homely, clean and comfortable, we set up camp in there and played with the board games provided which were great fun. In the evenings we cosied ourselves up in the little cooking shack and watched the rain pour, and listened to the river roaring; we never wanted to leave- will definitely be back soon! The perfect couples getaway.

The best surprise belated 30th birthday getaway. I couldn't have chosen somewhere more perfect. I didn't want to leave! We will definitely be booking again and I have recommended here to so many people! We are going to use the decor in the hut as inspiration to our new house. Hayley has put so much thought into the location, the facilities, decoration and extras to make Hayleys Hut such a perfect staycation. It was especially nice getting into the hot tub when it was a bit chilly outside and we watched the sunset from the hot tub. The beat staycation I've ever had!

Great place to unwind, outside cooking makes eating fun, fishing and hot tub just adds to the pleasure.

Hayleys hut was fabulous and even exceeded our very high expectations.

Amazing place. Better than the pictures. Owners really nice welcoming and friendly. Stunning place. Immaculately clean. Better than the pictures. Fishing was great and caught over 40 fish. Owners very friendly and helpful. Already reserved for next year holiday.

Amazing place to stay lovely location and the hut well the only word I can use is WOW, the little touches were spot on and it was so clean and tidy, would highly recommend this to anyone and can’t wait to return

Probably the best of this type of accommodation we have stayed in. Attention to detail was excellent and we definitely be returning.

Hayley has very clearly thought of everything you could possibly want when designing and creating this fantastic retreat. We had a wonderful time relaxing in the hut, cooking in the outdoor kitchen and having at the stars from the hot tub. We will definitely be making a return trip

Fantastic setting ,shepherds hut was stunning, loved everything about Haley’s hut. Haley met us on arrival with a big smile and told us that if we needed anything just call her , nothing would be too much trouble.

Exceeded expectations. Very clean, amazing decoration. We had such a wonderful and relaxing time. The jacuzi was amazing and to be able to row the boat on the lake was so relaxing. We were only sad that we couldn't stay longer!

If you are looking for privacy, isolation and tranquility then this is the best cottage. The whole lake and a boat is at your freedom to use and explore. Brilliant, cozy place.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Hayley's Hut. There's no other word other than 'magical' to describe its unique setting overlooking that gorgeous private lake and what better way to enjoy it than by hopping in the hot tub under the stars. Bryony, Customer Support

We had a brilliant time staying at the hut! Although the weather worked against for us for our first couple of days, the hut had everything we needed and more.. and when the sun came out? WOW! We stayed up all night with the BBQ enjoying the sun and went for a soak in the jacuzzi late at night, it was heavenly. The location was perfect AND we had never been to this part of Devon - there are beautiful beaches, walks, pubs, restaurants and views to be seen!

The hosts were fantastic and answered every question promptly as well as giving us a warm welcome. Small little touches made the trip - I won't ruin the surprise for when anyone else goes!

Highly recommend.

Hayley's Hut is simply amazing - the location, the cosiness, the comfy bed with that incredible view of the lake, the cream tea on arrival and most importantly the perfectly placed Hot Tub. We could not have picked a more relaxing location and cannot wait to return.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for sharing your review - it sounds as though you had a wonderful time and we're very much looking forward to welcoming you back. Tanya, Customer Support

A lovely hut, well appointed, private and picturesque. Great fun & SO relaxing. Thank you.

We never wanted to leave. The most perfect mini break. All the little touches in the hut make this stay so magical. On arrival we were greeted with an amazing breakfast hamper, cream tea with home made clotted cream, a bottle of prosecco and a birthday cake and balloon for my fiance;. You can never get bored in the hut with the choice of sitting in the hot tub under the stars, playing some of the great board games in the hut, going out on the rowing boat or cooking on the fire pit bbq. Lots of lovely things to do around the area too - we walked appledore to northam burrows, visited Clovelly and walked the coastal path from Bude. We loved the privacy of the hut and that you get to drive through all the cows to get to it!! The bed was super comfy and easily fitted my 6'2" partner. We will definitely definitely be back!!!!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for sharing your experience - it all sounds so wonderful, I may have to book a stay myself... Happy Birthday to your fiance, and wishing you both many happy returns - to Hayley's Hut! Tanya, Customer Support

The hut was everything we had hoped for - cosy and relaxing. We spend the time playing board games, stargazing in the hot tub, BBQing at the fire and a short lived attempt boating on the late. It was a perfect start to 2020 and we will definitely be back!

An amazing place to stay. Everything about it was lovely. Hut was so cute! Hot tub amazing. The best place to relax and unwind.

If you want too get away from normal life for peace and quite this is the place to be. Fishing is good, watching the stars was great on clear nights. And just watching the small birds eating off the feeders was relaxing.

Hayley's Hut was truly gorgeous, totally private and such a tranquil spot. Hayley has thought of everything to make your stay special and the hut was super clean and cosy. We loved watching the red sky and bats from the hot tub every evening. We totally recommend Hayley's Hut for anyone who wants a relaxing quiet, romantic get away from it all!!

Stunning shepherds hut in a stunning location. Couldn’t have asked for a better view in the mornings. Extremely tranquil & so relaxing. Definitely going back.

Wonderful place for a break from the real world. And the jacuzzi is just that cherry on top. We loved our stay and definitely would go back. Many thanks.

We had an absolutely beautiful honeymoon at Hayley's Hut. Hayley was brilliant at showing us around and had put lots of "Mr and Mrs" decoration touches which was really thoughtful. The hut has everything you could ever need and is beautifully decorated. The bed is really comfy and has a great view out over the lake. It was a beautiful place to relax, fish and cook over the fire pit. The hot tub and cream tea on arrival were a fabulous bonus!

A lovely self catered accommodation that is perfect for a couples weekend away. Location was very good and couldn’t fault the morning view from bed or stargazing at night. Jacuzzi was an excellent feature and was perfect for releaxing in the evenings. Hayley and Tom were very hospitable and helpful. Throughly enjoyed our stay and will recommend to family and friends. A weekend never to forget!

Our stay at Hayley's Hut exceeded all expectations. The attention to detail was faultless and we feel that this was one of the best breaks that we have ever had. We had bought some extras with us thinking that we would need things like dressing gowns, hair dryer, games and the like but on arriving at the hut found that all these items were already there. The surrounding area, even being on a working dairy farm, was calm and tranquil. The hot tub was ready to go as soon as we arrived and many an evening was spent submerged in it whilst star gazing and watching the bats swooping over the lake. The cream tea that was waiting for us on arrival was wonderful and the breakfast that we had book in advance was also waiting for us and included: bacon, sausages, eggs, a loaf of bread, granola and good old Heinz ketchup, did not disappoint . I really can not praise Hayley's Hut highly enough. We didn't even need to bring equipment for our dog (even though we did) as there was a feeding bowl. water bowl, a towel, blankets, a chain, treats.....the list goes on. The bed is very cleverly designed so that you can near enough store it away already made so that as soon as you are ready to snuggle up it was there and you didn't have to spend ages getting it ready. Oh and waking up to a view looking up the lake was sublime :) First class accommodation, a delightful little haven nestled away in North Devon. We will definitely be back. SOON. Thank you to Hayley and Tom for a magical stay. From Adele, Andy and Timba xx

Couldn’t have picked a better glamping escape! The hut itself had everything you needed and more... with so many lovely little touches. Peaceful location, with the lake full of Roach for anyone looking to fish. Couldn’t recommend a visit enough!

Perfect place to go and relax and the perfect level of interaction from the hosts.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review - It's great to hear that you had such a lovely stay. We'd certainly agree, the setting of Hayley's Hut is unbeatable and the owners are incredibly welcoming. We'd love to see you again soon. Kari, Customer Support

Beautiful isolated hut in amazing surroundings. The view from the hot tub is amazing. The hut is of the highest standard I have ever seen.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts - that lovely hot tub is a real treat and we'd have to agree, the view is pretty special! Maybe you'll be able to sneak a return visit in soon...? Tanya, Customer Support

Beautiful quiet location on a farm with private lake, hot tub and fire pit! Perfect for the dog!

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