Otter's Holt with its wood-fired hot tub, pizza oven and patio-area with fabulous countryside views.
What a delightful retreat!
Enjoy a dip in the hot tub while the pizza is cooking in the oven - bliss!
What a great facility to have! Logs for the pizza oven can be purchased from the owner for £5 a bag.
The living space is surprisingly spacious.
There are fabulous views from every window (and the stable door too!).
The king-size double bed is positioned at one end.
The hut is very light and spacious and enjoys fabulous countryside views.
The kitchen window looks out over the patio and farmland beyond. There is a two-ring hob and mini oven and a gas fridge.
The quirky bunk beds are 2'6
The bunk-beds can be used as a sitting-area too (the top bunk lifts up).
Great views from every angle.
Including the en suite shower-room window too!
The en suite shower-room is beautifully fitted.
In true luxury glamping style, there is hot running water, shower and proper flushing loo.
The cosy little wood-burner will keep you warm on cooler days (logs are inclusive).
More lovely homely touches.
And decorative pieces.
The bunk beds even have reading lamps for your convenience.
The owner kindly provides a courtesy pack for stays of a week of more.
A gorgeous retreat (you can just see the roof of Otter Holt's neighbour Beaver's Lodge) both have been made very private from each other.
Cook up a scrummy pizza and dine al fresco.
There is a fire-pit barbecue provided too, perfect for toasting marshmallows!
Gather round together by day or night, this is a lovely feature.
These wooden steps lead from the glamping site down to the lower meadow, lake and network of footpaths beyond.
Take a picnic or relax in the lower meadow, it's such a beautiful setting.
There is an enclosed play-area in the lower meadow.
Lots of fun to be had here!
The natural wildlife lake is in the lower meadow and is fully fenced but please take care with children.
The lower meadow is such a beautiful, spacious setting.
The lower meadow is where you can see the lakes and trees, and the whole area around it is for guests' sole use. The glamp-site can be seen above with Ottery St Mary in the distance.
A fabulous setting, with both retreats enjoying lovely views, just a short drive from the east Devon coast.
An idyllic rural location for a luxury glamping holiday.
Follow the footpaths into Ottery St Mary - a pretty little local town with an excellent range of shops for local produce.
The World Heritage Jurassic Coast starts in east Devon - this is the beach at the western end of Sidmouth. There is sand at low tide!
This is the fabulous pebble beach at Budleigh Salterton - this place will be a favourite with all the familiy. Best Fish and Chips in east Devon too!

Otter's Holt Shepherd's Hut


Ottery St Mary / Sleeps 4 (no children under 3)

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Website easy to use, made looking for properties easy. Even had to call just to ask some extra questions, staff was so helpful and seemed happy to help.

We really enjoyed our stay at Otters Holt Shepherd's Hut. The hut was beautifully decorated, including details with Christmas decorations and lights, which made it very special. The beds were very comfortable and the hut was more spacious than I'd expected and the perfect size for our family of 2 adults and 2 children with a good sized shower and well-equipped kitchenette. The log burner warmed up the space very quickly and made a very cosy atmosphere. Vicki and Dave were excellent hosts. The hot tub was a lovely addition and was worth the wait whilst it heated up! The area is beautiful - peaceful and secluded, yet close to Ottery st Mary and some lovely walks. We had a delicious meal at the Golden Lion in Tipton-st-John and enjoyed our stay very much.

Thank you for a very enjoyable half term stay with my family. Look forward to visiting again in the future.

Fantastic location, fantastic hut, friendly and helpful owners. All in all a great experience that was also great value for money.

Lovely cosy hut we will definitely be returning ??

We enjoyed a fabulous week-long stay in the shepherds hut. The accommodation had everything you would ever need and the privacy and relaxing location close to the sea made the holiday.

Had such a lovely stay at Otters Holt! We were welcomed very well and found the bed so comfy! Hot tub and pizza oven made the stay even more memorable, it was the perfect escape.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your lovely review of Otter's Holt Shepherd's Hut - we are sure that the owners are thrilled that you felt so welcome! It sounds as if you made the most of the pizza oven and hot tub - what a lovely way to spend an evening. We so hope to welcome you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

Excellent place. Very accomodating and helpful owner.

Think more detailed instructions regarding how the pizza oven and hot tub work would be really helpful.

Great location and very nice setting. However, let down by the lack of electricity.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased that you enjoyed this lovely location. The solar-powered system is part of the quirky appeal of this wonderful glamping destination, we're sorry that you missed this information within the online description. Tanya, Customer Support

Beautiful location. Perfect for exploring the Jurassic Coast. The hut was clean and cosy. Space was very well utilised inside. We would definitely visit again.

This has been one of the best holidays and it’s all down to the amazing hosts at Otters Holt. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and truly part of the family. The shepherds hut was outstanding!! We can’t wait to go back!

We had a wonderful stay at the Shepherds Hut, all the little details and touches made all the difference. The location was beautiful, the owners were really helpful and we couldn’t fault the stay in any way. We’ll definitely be visiting again and recommending to our friends and family.

We had a truly wonderful stay, fantastic hosts and the most gorgeous place! Will definitely be recommending to friends and family!

The hut was lovely. My kids loved the space around it and what was to offer . A nice touch was to look around and Dave and Vicki farm. Would go again Thanks

Beautiful setting very relaxing and enjoyable stay

Really lovely relaxing stay. Beautiful hut

Lovely quiet location and beautiful shepherds hut.

The hut is cosy and very comfortable, in a stunning location. The owners were great vand very helpful, and you could tell there cared about us and our Comfort during the stay. It will be a Place we will happily come bak too.

Amazing family holiday with our two little ones, fully caters for all. We loved it and will definitely recommend and will return.

We want to say thank you to Dave and Vicki for letting us use your little retreat in the heart of Ottery St Mary, we had the most fantastic time and came away well and truly relaxed. The facilities at Otters Holt Sheperds Hut exceeded our expectations, the little hamper of necesssities is a cute added extra and was very unexpected. The bed was very comfortable and the jacuzzi was fabulous! We cannot wait to return.

Absolutely charming place and people, highly recommended!

My boyfriend and I stayed here and we had an amazing few days! The hut, surroundings, hot tub and surrounding towns were amazing! We enjoyed going over to the farm and seeing the general day to day running, it was very insightful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay st Otters Holt! Thank you so much for making our stay memorable!

Liked everything!! very accomodating and could not have asked for more.

Otter's Holt was a perfect setting for a weekend away with my boyfriend, we loved every second of being there and wished for it not to end! Vicki and Dave were very helpful and lovely hosts. The Hut was beautifully decorated and everything was thought of to cater for our basic needs. Only thing that would have been useful was a plug socket or adapter for my hairdryer :) the hot tub was a big bonus along with the beautiful country surroundings in which to explore and relax in. A really lovely and relaxed weekend in all!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your break in the shepherd's hut - it's great to be able to truly relax. The electricity is run from a solar panel system so quite happily powers the lights (the mini oven, hob and fridge are run on gas) but something like a hairdryer would be a little to much for the circuits so we ask guests to embrace the glamping lifestyle and go for the natural look during their stay! Tanya, Customer Support

We loved our stay! The hut was gorgeous and the perfect base for us and our little girl. It was well thought out and had relaxing, calming decor which perfectly complemented the idyllic countryside setting. The hot tub was a wonderful bonus as it enabled us to enjoy the surrounding views even though the weather wasn't as warm as we had hoped, but even so the weather didn't totally spoil our stay as the Hut was surprisingly warm and this made for a cosy feel! It shows that a Shepherd's Hut holiday need not depend on weather, despite being in the middle of a field! In fact, the location felt secluded and yet easily accessible from the road so it was perfect!

I'd like to have been able to plug my hairdryer in and the addition of a toaster or microwave for greater ease might have been handy but these are just minor points and didn't impact upon our enjoyment of our Shepherd's Hut experience!

We loved the Honesty Shop too - fab idea!

Have already recommended to friends! Classic Cottages made booking very easy and we felt confident with the process. It was good to receive a little printed pack in the post, for added reassurance.

Thumbs up for a very positive experience all round

Wonderful shepherds hut with everything you could possibly need. Set in a beautiuful quiet setting.

Amazing hosts who attended our every need. Supplied extra towles AND robes after a hot tub accident! Superb location. Love!

Wonderfully quirky accommodation with all the modern comforts. Beautifully decorated with a lovely country feel. A truly memorable stay.

Very cosy, very clean and well equipped hut... a very nice place to visit for a short break!

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