Shepherd's Oak sits in a fabulous spot with far reaching views and sheltered by a gorgeous old oak tree.
The hot tub could not be in a more stunning position - valley views as far as you can see, with a lovely decked area for al fresco dining.
The hot tub has now been added but this photo shows you the decking area at the front of the shepherd's hut at this wonderful organic farm.
Enjoy! What a place to switch off and truly relax.
The welcoming stable door takes you into Shepherd's Oak.
Simply but beautifully fitted inside.
With a sweet little kitchen-area with a small fridge and toaster.
You can even enjoy the fabulous view from your bed.
The cosy little wood-burner will keep you warm and toasy on cooler days.
A little kitchen area with hot and cold water to your kitchen sink.
There's an electric two ring hob.
All the equipment you will need.
Time for tea?
If you tire of the view, there's a TV too!
The en suite shower-room.
With its shower.
Proper flushing toilet and wash-basin.
The very cosy interior is simple and comfortable.
Al fresco dining at its very best.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner with the most fabulous views.
Not only is this delightful hut sheltered by the oak tree, the Owner has even installed a sail shelter for extra outdoor living space.
Just gorgeous!
Tthere is another surprise through the little gate to the side of the hut.
Your own private sunset deck.
Created for you to sit and enjoy the evening sun and unspoilt rural views.
This wood-fired hot tub is newly installed (March 2017). What a great way to end the day, under the starry sky.
The newly installed wood-fired hot tub.
Your logs are provided.
And you will even have some food to feed the Alpacas!
They will keep you entertained (please keep your dog(s) on the lead around any livestock).
Alpaca faces!

Shepherd's Oak


2.4 miles NE of Exeter / Sleeps 2 (no children under 10)

7 Nights from £331 - £625

September 2018

A must visit - the hot tub and views are incredible

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.

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

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

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

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 !

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.

June 2018

Would highly recommend staying here- you will not disappointed with the lovely hot tub and superb view.

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!

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.

October 2017

Perfect romantic getaway!

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

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!

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!

October 2016

beautiful location very cosy shepherds hut.

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 ...

July 2016

The Shepherds hut was brilliantly laid out boy inside and out.

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