Miss Cheesley October 2023
Lovely shepherds hut, located in a peaceful and private, undisturbed area. Local shops within 5-10 minutes drive, as well as pubs. Paul was friendly, approachable and very easy to contact. He explained everything clearly and was happy to help. Paul even let us check in early and check out late, and provided us with extra material for the hot tub and log burner. We had difficulty in getting the fires going (would recommend bringing a lighter - match sticks are provided however we went through ALOT), but this may be due to the time of year we went (end of October). Shepherds hut was cosy, 2 ringing electric hob with small fridge, basic kitchen appliances provided. Hot water intermittently worked due to the flame outside going out (We did go to Shepherds oak when there was a storm). Llamas were in a field opposite the hut and we were able to feed them. Overall lovely experience and would recommend this shepherds hut to family and friends!
Mrs Griggs October 2023
This was a beautiful getaway!
Paul was a super host, he met us on arrival at a time convenient to us. Showed us around the grounds and hut. The location is perfect, the morning views are picture worthy and it is so peaceful. The Alpacas made a great interaction, Paul left some food to feed them.
He was on hand when we needed some help lighting the fire for the hot tub, but he was with us in 5 mins to help and stayed so the us until he was happy that it fully going.
The locations is also fantastic. You are 10/15 mins from the city amenities but when you are at The Shepards Oak it is extremely peaceful and you feel remote.
Overall, the getaway was just perfect. I would highly recommend to anyone, we will be returning!
Miss Dinnis October 2023
On arrival we were met by lovely friendly owners who explained everything regarding the wood fired hot tub etc . The Shepherds hut was so cosy and clean. Food was supplied to feed the Alpacas which was a lovely experience. The views of the countryside were amazing. It was so quiet and peaceful. If you want to stay somewhere and switch off from the outside world then this is the place for you.
Mrs Robinson September 2023
Expensive for what it is.
miss Tongue August 2023
So lovely! Really enjoyed our stay here very cosy. Paul was lovely and was very accommodating. 10/10 recommend
Mrs Alexander August 2023
Cosy, comfortable shepards hut. Secluded and peaceful. Paul was lovely and helpful,
Was nice to wake up to alpacas everymorning ??
Beautiful setting. Would definitely come back!
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you for leaving a lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in this cosy and comfortable shepherds - how amazing that you got to wake up to the alpaca's every morning! We can't wait to welcome you back in the future. Meg, Customer Support
Mr Cochrane July 2023
Lovely relaxing break at Shepherds Oak. Hosts Paul and Barbara are super friendly and helpful as were the team at classic cottages. Will definitely return in the future. Great views from the hut. Far enough away from everything to feel secluded and private, but just a short drive to lovely beaches, villages.
Mrs Joyce July 2023
Beautifully peaceful location overlooking stunning countryside. Very cosy hut with everything you needed and great bathroom.
Mr Graham July 2023
Shepherd’s Oak is simply wonderful - from the very comfortable and cosy interior to the great outside spaces and the hot tub with fabulous views over the valley. A superb idyllic stay close to nature but with everything we needed. Beautifully quiet and private but the hosts were available if we needed anything (which we didn’t!)
It’s a perfect place!
Mrs Picken June 2023
Really enjoyable weekend
Miss Hoskin October 2022
Great location, pub only 5 min drive, shops about a 10 min drive. Peaceful, host didn’t bother us once, it’s great for a relaxing get away.
Miss Henderson September 2022
The hut is clean, comfortable and perfectly situated. It’s easy to get to and the owners are on hand via text if you need anything. Great for visiting the city of Exeter and nearby local farm shops. The facilities are great for cooking (hob, bbq, toaster, kettle) and every utensil you need is supplied in the kitchen. The hot tub absolutely makes the stay so wonderful. The view is amazing! And the alpacas that visit every morning and allow you to feed them with the food provided is an absolute joy. A total pleasure to stay here.
Mr Dopson September 2022
This is our 2nd stay here and we absolutely love the property and its location, we had a fantastic stay, calm peaceful and relaxing. The hot tub was great in the evenings for star gazing too.
Well equipped and clean and tidy. The host is super and very accomodating - thank you Paul we'll see you again soon
Mrs Mullett July 2022
Shepherds oak exceeded our expectations. We had 3 lovely days there - a real escape from the world with beautiful views and wonderful alpacas. We would definitely like to return.
Mrs Rogers July 2022
Cute shepherds hut in a beautiful location with wonderful outdoor space to bbq and enjoy the wood fired hot tub.
Mr Dopson June 2022
This property is a real gem! The location and views are stunning, and the hut was very well equipped with all that you need, the hot tub was fantastic! all the ingredients are there for a great relaxing retreat. The owner Paul was very attentitive and a great host.
My partner and I loved our stay and didn't want to leave, so we've booked up to go back again in a few months, thank you Paul for all your help and we'll be seeing you soon
Mr Simpson May 2022
This shepherd's hut is in a private and idyllic location and we had a lovely relaxing time here. However, we were not as comfortable as we would have expected and feel that the accommodation would really benefit from being upgraded. For the money we paid, it did not feel the special experience we had hoped for.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We are happy to read that you enjoyed the location - it's a great spot to truly get away from it all. We are sorry that it wasn't quite to your tastes but have shared your feedback with the owners to take into consideration for the future. We hope to welcome you another property in the future. Sarah, Customer Support
Mrs Mitchell May 2022
Fantastic shepherds hut and very friendly and helpful owner. It was a relaxing and very enjoyable experience that I will remember fondly. Beautiful location and a real experience to spend the evening in the hot tub chatting and looking at the stars. The dog loved it too! I recommend opening the door in the morning and having a cup of tea in bed enjoying the amazing scenery.
Miss Evans April 2022
Beautiful farm with privacy and comfort. Hot tub was amazing and was lovely to have the smell of the wood burner too. Perfect location for Exeter with a taxi fare of only £10 making it very affordable. Very modern pod, total glamming experience!
Ms Pryce March 2022
The setting was absolutely beautiful with plenty of wood provided to sit in the hot tub and looks out into the rolling countryside. Brilliantly comfortable good sized bed for a small space. Friendly family dogs who came to say hello was a bonus! Lovely farmshop a 30 min walk away selling plants and snacks! The alpaca were very curious and entertaining, and a quick text to owner Paul meant we were able to feed them! Three nights was not enough - I could live here!!! Would highly recommend if you want to switch off entirely and take in the calmness and simplicity existence sometimes lends us.
miss poyser October 2021
Overall a really nice stay. Beautiful views, cute looking hut, comfy bed, friendly animals. Paul was more than happy to help if we needed anything. We had a couple of hiccups on our stay like the hot tub not heating up and our hot water turning off one night. But we stayed at the end of October and it was very cold and windy so that could have been why. I would definitely stay again, probably in the summer though.
Miss Hayfield August 2021
Thank you so much, we had a lovely time here on our honeymoon :) It's just beautiful here with everything we needed. Highlights for us were: The hot tub! Surprisingly big bathroom Super comfy bed The animals including Dylan the collie :) The amazing views Friendly owners
Mrs Simpson June 2021
A treat and retreat for the soul. Magical beautiful Shepherds Oak truly was absolutely wonderful.
Mr Russon June 2021
It was a lovely experience and would recommend to our family and friends!
Mr King June 2021
So peaceful and relaxing, Paul was really welcoming and ensured we knew we could go anywhere on the property.
Sunrise in a wood fired hot tub was stunning and so close to the moors / beach.
Thank you for an amazing holiday break, the reset was much needed!
Mrs Pearson May 2021
Warm welcome from owner. Peaceful setting with stunning views across the Devon countryside. Very friendly alpacas to chat with. Shepherd hut had everything we needed, including great relaxing outside space usable in all weather. Thanks
Ms Firmin May 2021
Spent a lovely five days in Shepherds Oak. Such a comfy cosy little space. Owners were lovely and helpful. Would love to visit again
Miss Brown May 2021
Lovely shephards hut and get away from busy life. Great location and surroundings were perfect. Only slight disappointment was the host, looking at other reviews we were expecting very welcoming and helpful hosts however we met one man who was friendly enough but only showed us around for 5 minutes, told us to leave the keys in the door when we go, and didn’t reply to our message saying we left!
Ms Bond May 2021
Loved our stay at Shepard's Oak. Overall it was a pleasure to stay here and I would love to return. Waking up to the sound of birds and a beautiful sunrise was a lovely treat and I will miss it.
Mr Linale April 2021
The cottage is located in the most perfect setting with fields and woodland all around.
Inside the hut we had everything we could have asked for. The hut was also spotlessly clean and very well laid out.
The host was very friendly, polite and professional. he was always on hand to help answer any questions we had.
We would highly recommend this place to anyone!
Miss Hornby April 2021
We stayed at the Shepards hut for a long weekend and we loved it! The location is beautiful! The log fired hot tub is a perfect way to relax! It's close enough to Exeter town centre to venture out but far enough to feel like your in the middle of nowhere! I would honestly recommend this to anyone wanting a great staycation! :)
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're delighted that you had such a great break and made the most of the lovely hot tub! Thanks so much for sharing your positive review. Tanya, Customer Support
Mr Athersuch October 2020
Clean, tidy and well presented shepherd's hut with the luxury of a hot tub and some amazing countryside views. A perfect get away from the city life.
Miss Fice October 2020
A perfect little hideaway from busy life! Really lovely and helpful hosts. We loved every second there!!
Miss Salter August 2020
We had the most amazing time at Shepherd’s Oak. We only left the property a couple of times to go for walks. Spent a lot of time in the gorgeous hot tub. Amazing to admire the beautiful views.
Mrs Van Dyck August 2020
Shepherds oak is the perfect place to stay for a relaxing break, the views are stunning and the hot tub is really lovely.
Mr Cochrane July 2020
A beautiful romantic retreat. The hut is perfect with everything you need and more for a relaxing recharge. The hot tub is wonderful whether at night watching the stars or in the day with the amazing view. Paul and his wife, the owners are really friendly and helpful making you feel welcome and relaxed. A lovely spot of Devon.
Mrs. Langham July 2020
Mrs Gomes November 2019
This is really a nice, small but lovely place to go and relax in and to get away from the city life. All you need is there for a good short stay. The views are amazing.
Miss Dyer October 2019
We had an amazing weekend loved every minute of it such a beautiful place will definitely be recommending thank you very much
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time in this lovely little retreat - sometimes a weekend is all you need to rest and recharge. We hope we can welcome you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Scott September 2019
Amazing location, outstanding outside spaces and hot tub facility. Totally relaxed vibe but so close to Exeter and surrounding coastal towns. Loved it!
Ms Harrhy September 2019
Fantastic location, peaceful and very quiet albeit so close to Exeter and other attractions. If you are looking for some peace and quiet in unspoilt location then this is it.
Mrs Andrews August 2019
Wonderful stay at Shepherds Oak, we stayed 5 nights and could have stayed more. The hot tub was a dream & we loved watching the alpacas! A real little gem!
Mrs Gardiner July 2019
Lovely relaxing stay in a cosy Shepherds Hut
Mr Wright July 2019
The shepherds hut is in a wonderful, idyllic, peaceful location. You have no idea Exeter is so close. The Alpacas and hot tub made the stay extra special and watching the view at night with a cold drink on the veranda, proper chilled us out. If staying trips to beautiful Sidmouth and Dartmoor are a must. Thankyou
Mr Wyatt July 2019
Great break away if you enjoy peace and quiet with lots of dog friendly walks and pubs should you like that.
Mrs Keller-Arroo June 2019
Paul and Barbara are very friendly hosts and very helpful.
Ms White May 2019
Wonderful little hut! Very cute space with a few basic amenities. The hot tub is wonderful and being surrounded by alpacas is certainly an experience.
Miss Poulter March 2019
We had a lovely stay at shepherds Oak. The hut is extremely cosy and has everything you need for a little break away. The views are beautiful and the surrounding area is lovely with a great walk through the woods across the road. We had an extremely peaceful stay aside from the wind but that only added to the cosy feeling. Thank you for a wonderful stay and we will be sure to recommend.
Mr Jones February 2019
Fantastic property in a amazing location. The scenic views are truly breathtaking. Perfect to fully relax but close enough to explore Exeter town. If you are intending to enter Exeter town, download an app called OlaCabs. Set your location to Stoke Hill (5 minute walk left out of farm entrance). This will pick you up from the location alsmost immediately and cost us £3.80 with the 50% joining discount on the first 5 trips. The taxi back on the app will then take you straight to the farm for a similar price. Highly recommend this place and cannot wait to return at some point in the future.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for the great tip about the taxi - really useful. We so glad you got to explore the area and look forward to helping you book another stay in the future. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Penney February 2019
The perfect retreat. Great respectful and quiet neighbours (alpacas!). The hut was clean, comfortable and cosy with all you could want provided. Paul the owner was great and very helpful when we needed instructions to light the hot tub. A huge thank you!
Mr Britton September 2018
A must visit - the hot tub and views are incredible
Mrs Clarke August 2018
Our hosts gave us food to the feed the alpacas on the next field and brought us a freshly caught mackerel. It was little touches like this that made the whole experience a memory to last forever.
Mrs Bodley August 2018
Absolutely fantastic short break! We felt like we were in the middle of nowhere and were never disturbed. The hot tub was lush and so were the gorgeous alpacas! We will recommend and definitely returning the future
Mr Waldron August 2018
Great location with nice countryside views, the hut had a lovely comfy bed and dressing gowns.
The issues raised after our holiday could have been dealt with better both mr & mrs Smail and classic.co.uk
I am still awaiting a response...
Reply from Classic Cottages
It's great to hear that you did enjoy your break, as you confirmed to the owner. We're sorry that you felt unhappy with the owner's request for reimbursement for the damage caused to the hot tub during your stay, and that we were not able to provide an answer to your query as quickly as you would have liked - we do always try to be prompt and efficient but sometimes we need to speak with other parties which can prolong the situation. As detailed in our email, we'll continue our correspondence directly. Classic Cottages
Mrs Ross July 2018
Absolutely brilliant stay, welcoming owners, beautiful setting, facilities were above and beyond, cosey but everything you need, the log fire hot tub was great to relax in, beautiful views and close to everything you might need should you wish to leave. We were more than happy enjoying shepherds oak and all or had to offer. Can’t wait to come back !
Mrs Churches July 2018
Beautiful setting. Helpful owners. Had everything we needed. Can't believe it was only 2 miles from busy Exeter. It was just what we needed.
Miss Irving June 2018
Would highly recommend staying here- you will not disappointed with the lovely hot tub and superb view.
Mr Yorke May 2018
Shepherds oak was a dream! Booked for my girlfriends holiday which landed on a bank holiday, I thought would be a night mare however booking through classic cottages and the hosts Paul and Barbara were amazing! Will defenitly return! The place was clean and had everything you wanted for a short break and the hot tub was amazing!
Mr Lumb December 2017
Sheppards Oak is a fantastic place to unwind. Cosy and warm. Paul the owner is welcoming and was very helpful with advice of things to do around the area.
Miss Thorley October 2017
Perfect romantic getaway!
Miss Febry July 2017
Shepard's Oak was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. The hot tub and chiminea were used every day of our stay and the views are amazing day or night! Couldn't of asked for a more relaxing, cosy place to spend our week. The owners were very helpful and friendly, we would definitely recommend Shepard's Oak! Thanks x
Mrs Smith July 2017
Shepherd's Oak is wonderful! Beautiful location and amazing interior. Highly recommend for a romantic break away or a holiday base to explore the local surroundings!
Mrs Banks July 2017
Lovely hut in a fabulous location. Bed was very comfy and the surrounding area was so peaceful. Hot tub was a really nice touch and the dog had lots of space to run around in!
Mrs White October 2016
beautiful location very cosy shepherds hut.
Mrs Bamborough September 2016
amazing experience , shepherds oak was so cosy. nothing was too much trouble for the owners. lovely walks for the dogs. peace and quite was sheer bliss ...
Mr Garland July 2016
The Shepherds hut was brilliantly laid out boy inside and out.
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