Welcome to our peaceful, lakeside haven.
Just look at this location, it is a complete dream!
We love the indoor, outdoor living style.
Simply the perfect spot to enjoy some much-needed downtime.
The cosy double bed offers a peaceful night's sleep.
And what a view to wake up to!
The little wood burner will keep you snug whatever the weather.
And the kitchen is well-equipped for your stay in nature.
Start your day by refreshing in the ensuite shower room.
Dining al fresco never looked so good.
Rustle up a delicious supper on the outdoor stove.
And enjoy a sundowner by the warmth of the chiminea.
This view is for your eyes only, complete seclusion, perfect for a romantic getaway.
Take to the water in the rowing boat... just like a scene out of the Notebook!
So many places to sit and watch the world go by.
Simply idyllic.
Nestled in nature with the most gorgeous surroundings.
Your four-legged friend is also welcome to join you on your glamping getaway.
Magical moments await.
Just the sweetest retreat in nature's paradise!
Around 30 minutes away, Woodbury Common, an area of unspoilt heathland, offers miles of walks with the sea sparkling in the distance.
This is Sidmouth, a wonderful Regency seaside town around 40 minutes away.
The far end of the beach at Budleigh Salterton (just over 30 minutes away), where the River Otter joins the sea. The river, banks and reed beds are wonderful places for nesting birds.
Take it easy and enjoy the beach at Budleigh Salterton!
Another view of the beach at Budleigh Salterton - you can follow the South West Coast Path from here.
Why not venture a little further (around an hour's drive) to the sheltered harbour at Lyme Regis on the east Devon/Dorset border.
Another view along the beach at Lyme Regis - this is a great place for a day out.
The National Trust estate at Killerton is just a bike ride away down the road - lovely walks, gardens, cafe, restaurant and shop.

Shepherd’s Delight


2.8 miles NE of Exeter / Sleeps 2 (no children under 2)

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From £90 per night

  • 69 Reviews

Our stay at Shepards Delight was amazing. Paul the host was great and very easy to chat to. Nothing was too much. Overall I would definitely recommend a stay here. You’re out of the way and don’t see a single soul if that’s what you want. If not, you’re so close to Exeter central and loads of amazing walks and woods nearby. ...

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Thank you so much for your recommendation. Wonderful to be in the heart of the countryside and take lots of relaxing walks. Sarah, Customer Support

Paul greeted us on arrival and showed us everything we needed. He was available if needed but left us alone to enjoy our peaceful break. I loved the hut and surrounding land. The lake was just gorgeous and the field was secure for our dog to run around and explore - she loved it. The hut had everything we needed. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking and we really loved using the outdoor hot plate and hob for our meals. I would recommend this stay to anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Thanks Paul :)...

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Beautiful venue, you will not be disappointed by the view, the central location or the facilities in and out of the hut!

This shepherds hut by a fish filled lake had spectacular views. Lovely reception from the host Paul. The hut itself was perfect-mod con bathroom extended on a traditional hut-so cosy at night and the views were amazing. Bring your wellies just in case (it’s the countryside after all). The lambs hopping in the fields and the sunrise over Devon and Dorset not to be missed. Also only 40 mins to beautiful beach in Exmouth along with local hikes ...

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Shepherds Delight is a beautiful piece of Paradise hidden away 2 miles from Exeter. The simplicity, stillness and the lovely small lake are wonderful additions to one of the best holidays we have had in a long time. Bed was comfy and the outside grill great for cooking. Our dog loved the place, very dog friendly. Thank you Paul for making this lovely place available to rent....

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