Stargazy Sky has the most outstanding views across the countryside.
Sat in its very own meadow looking straight out at those stunning views.
A magical place to spend a few days or more.
Your very own little haven.
Stargazy is beautiful inside.
There's a small but perfectly formed kitchen.
And a warming wood-burner for the cooler months.
This cosy little wood-burner will keep you very warm and toasty.
The comfy double bed is tucked away at one end of the hut.
If you tire of the view (which we don't think you will!) the owners have provided a TV with DVD player and plenty of books too.
Pop the radio on over breakfast, and who knows what kinds of wildlife you will spot with the binoculars!
You are more than welcome to borrow a book to read.
Every delightful detail has been carefully and thoughtfully provided.
It has a little dining-area and kitchen-area with very clever use of storage (the combination microwave and toaster are hidden behind the cupboard doors).
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need including a toaster, kettle, two-ring hob, combination oven and fridge.
The other end of the hut houses the en suite shower-room.
Complete with wash-basin, WC and shower cubicle.
And, of course, hot and cold running water - this is luxury glamping, after all!
Lovely details everywhere you look.
The glorious views can be enjoyed from inside and out.
Sat in its own meadow to take advantage of the views, there is a patio-area with fire-pit barbecue, table and chairs.
Dining al fresco and taking in the stunning view is a must.
Cook up a scrummy supper on the fire-pit barbecue.
Just look at the setting of this lovely retreat.
The unique outside shower is fed by a spring.
Will you brave it? What an experience to have.
Sit back and relax in the sun lounger or swing seat, the choice is yours.
What a lovely place to sit and read a good book.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading out for the day.
The perfect accompaniment to a summer's evening.
An idyllic place to stay.
From above!
Easy to reach yet off the beaten track, Stargazy gives the perfect balance.
Sweet fairy lights surround the patio-area.
Stunning views for miles.
Just look at that gorgeous view.
You'll want to return time and time again.
Looking down from the top of the meadow.
To the hut!
You'll want to return time and time again.
Another shot of the view from Stargazy Sky.
Escape the stresses and strains of modern life and reconnect with one another.
You are welcome to wander the grounds of Wykeleigh which has the most fabulous views from most spots.
The Ruby Red Devon cows may sometimes be grazing in the field in front and are farmed on the land. A truly beautiful sight.
Your neighbours!
You will experience miles and miles of uninterrupted countryside.
What kinds of wildlife will you spot?
You may even by lucky enough to encounter a Roe Deer.
Just a short walk away is River Cottage HQ of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall fame.
River Cottage HQ is a walkable distance across the fields.
Trinity Hill Nature Reserve is within walking distance.
Millers farm shop on the A35 just outside of Axminster has some fabulous local produce and holiday treats.
Felicity's award-winning farm shop is just over the border into Dorset and has some delicious produce for the barbecue.
This tram travels between historic Colyton and Seaton following the Axe estuary through two nature resreves.
Lyme Regis has it all, the iconic Cobb, fossils, sand, great cafes. restaurants, pubs and ice cream.
Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis serves fabulous food with magnificent views. Hix offers a 10% discount to Classic Cottages guests for groups of 6 or less. Please show booking information.
The nearby fishing village of Beer is well worth a visit.
The cliffs that jut out between Beer and Branscombe - a great section of the South West Coast Path.

Stargazy Sky Shepherd's Hut


3.8 miles NW of Lyme Regis / Sleeps 2 + cot*

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7 Nights from £363

A lovely little place to stay in a secluded spot with wonderful views. The journey to find it is an adventure in itself too! The owners are very friendly and keep Stargazy well maintained and stocked with pretty much everything you could need (except the food, obviously). A little gem.

Our stay at Stargazy was beautiful, of the seven nights we were treated to five gorgeous sunsets. The other two evenings although chilly outside we were snug and cozy inside. If peace and tranquility are what's needed then this is the place. Lovely walks to Axminster and certainly a walk to River Cottage Café is deserving of the hearty breakfast. All in all we will certainly be returning ?? We gladly give it a five star rating ??????????

It was a wonderful experience, even the very cold outside shower!

Quite possibly the cosiest property and most peaceful location we have ever stayed.

We had a truly wonderful short break here. Stargazy is extremely comfortable and clean. The interior has been really well designed so that all your needs are catered for efficiently, leaving ample living space. The owners were really kind and helpful. Thoroughly recommended!

It was a lovely stay at the hut. The hosts Charles & Melanie are very kind and generous people. Only positive vibes at this place! A nice comfy bed. Kitchen & bathroom are perfect equipped. The woodburner did make the evenings realy cosy and the outside view is mindblowing.

Such a lovely location and hut! We had a two night stay at Stargazy Shepherds hut and it was just amazing, we will definitely be returning!!

A beautiful and peaceful place in which to take time off from the busy pace of modern life.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for the lovely recommendation - we are so pleased that you enjoyed the peaceful spot that this great property has to offer. We hope to welcome you back soon. Sarah, Customer Support

Perfect in every way. I'm pretty sure I could happily live out the rest of my days here. On the doorstep for River Cottage experiences, and Lyme Regis is such a beautiful seaside town with some lovely independent shops and beautiful coastal walks.

We loved staying here, it is a great spot, peaceful with a nice view. The hut is very thoughtfully equipped with everything we needed. The bed linen was lovely, there were sharp knives in the kitchen and so on (also its great to have a proper indoor toilet).
We very much hope to return.

Cosy pleasant holiday in a remote natural place on Earth

This little shepherd's hut is furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Cosy inside with a lovely comfy bed, and a pretty outdoor area complete with fire pit. A warm welcome from the owners, fresh farm eggs and plums were an added bonus. Perfectly positioned for a tranquil stay, ideal place to relax and unwind, but close enough to the hustle and bustle of the local seaside towns as well. We enjoyed every moment of our three night stay and hope to return to this little haven.

A wonderful holiday - just what was needed after the madness of the past 19 months. Mel, Charles and the Pups were the most welcoming hosts and we really enjoyed our stay.

The hut was clean, tidy, warm and spacious - the bed was incredibly comfortable and the facilities were super.

We enjoyed lots of day trips and yummy bbq's when the weather allowed us to!

Thanks Mel and Charles for everything- see you both next time :)

Jen and Lee xx

Beautiful and peaceful place with great comfort despite small size. Owners welcoming but not overwhelming. Lovely party of the country, tranquil and gentle. Could not have expected more. Could spend the whole summer there.

Lovely private location, very comfortable accommodation, high quality furnishings and fittings. We really enjoyed our stay.

Exceeded all expectations wished we could have stayed longer.

This Shepherds Hut is like a little slice of heaven. Small and compact, but perfectly cosy and comfortable for even the coolest nights. I stayed for a week but would have been happy to just live there permanently!

Loved, loved, loved it. We have recommended to friends and family and will definitely be returning. Tranquil, beautiful and nature at its best.

Very peaceful place with stunning views/sunsets. Away from everything but then also just a short drive to the town and other local places on the coast. Well equipped hut with all the mod cons so a nice little home from home. Definitely recommend!

I would have no doubt in recommending this beautiful shepherds hut and indeed already have to several friends and family. Beautiful location, great hosts and amazing produce available delivered to the hut from the hosts own land. Fantastically clean and has everything you could possibly need. Very cosy on a cool evening and enjoyable visits from the local deer.

A brilliant location and setting to stay in a shepherds hut that gives you peace from the madding crowds.

The stargazy shepherd's hut was lovely, stunning location with gorgeous sunsets every night and some lovely visits from Twiggy the very friendly & cuddly dog. Had a very relaxing fabulous stay

Stargazy Sky was quiet, peaceful and private with beautiful views. The owners were friendly but unobtrusive and their inquisitive dog was a delightful, unexpected added extra - so cute! Warm and cosy despite Storm Francis!!!


We loved our stay at the hut - the setting is lovely and peaceful, and we enjoyed cooking outside each evening. The location was a great base to explore local areas and the coast - would absolutely recommend staying here!

The perfect location for a getaway in the truest sense. Well kitted out and with great views. I'll be back.

Stargazy Sky was exactly how it looked in the pictures, beautifully kept and super cosy! It was perfect for a relaxed stay visiting the Jurassic coast every day and coming back to barbecue on the fire pit in the evenings. Well located for Lyme Regis and other seaside villages nearby with a useful Tesco 5mins drive from the hut. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for chilled holiday of walks, watching films and sitting out watching the sun go down.

We had a great time and Mel was so lovely and helpful. We couldn’t recommend this beautiful cottage and area enough. Thanks so much for having us! Hopefully we will be back.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your holiday and we would love to welcome you back again sometime. Alison, Customer Support

A wonderful, cosy, elegant retreat. Would recommend in a heartbeat

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted that you enjoyed a cosy glamping experience. Did you have chance to visit the River Cottage Store and Canteen? Jill, Customer Support

We had a lovely stay at Stargazy Sky shepherds Hut. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind. We loved the cosy feel, especially when the log burner was lit and for us the advantage of having a TV was the perfect excuse to snuggle up on the bed, watch Strictly Come Dancing regardless of the weather outside.

Perfect place for peace and tranquillity, the owners (Mel & Charles) were very warm & friendly and informative. Lovely to have the sound of nothing but wildlife especially our friendly owl! The hut is well equipped and very comfortable and having water from a spring to drink and bath in has been wonders for our skin. The duck eggs and fig preserve and apples that were left for us by the hosts were a lovely touch, fir preserve was amazing (made by the owners). The hut is on the grounds of the owners property, you are very secluded and left to enjoy your stay, and soak up the views, secluded, quiet and tranquil Thank you to Mel & Charles for a such a calm and relaxing break, you have a little heaven! Tracy & Sam (Surrey)

Just an excellent base to explore the surrounding area. We enjoyed our experience at River Cottage HQ and dining at River Cottage Canteen. Just a short drive to Lyme Regis and into Bridport where we experienced the Folk Festival and market stalls There was a lovely selection of produce at Millers Farm shop in Axminster

This experience was something new to us, and we were a little unsure when we booked. But wow, it was truly exceptional. One of the best, if not thee best, short vacation we have had. The setting is magnificent, made in heaven. The owners were perfect. And as for the Sheperd’s Hut, we instantly fell in love. The evenings were spectacular, watching the sun go down, then sitting by the fire pit under the stars. If you want to really get away from it all, then the Stargazy Sky Sheperd’s Hut is an absolute must.

Delightful rural location in complete privacy. Excellent centre for touring North Deven and Dorset. Just lovely.

Amazing place with everything you need!

Perfect little hut in a remote local but close enough to civilisation if you wanted it. Waking up and opening the stable doors to the valley below even on a wet day was perfect. We would have been happy enough to be rained in in such a snug and warm hut. Didn't want to leave and cant wait return.

The shepherds hut was wonderful. A delight to wake up seeing deer outside the window whilst enjoying a cup of coffee. The hut is fairly small but ideal for 2 people and because excellent use has been made of all space you had everything you could need for a self catering holiday in a peaceful location.

Rating at the Stargazer Shepherds Hut was a wonderful experience, ideally situated to access the Jurassic Coastline, set in beautiful surroundings, peace and tranquility assured. Cat say enough good things about our stay .

The Shepherds hut is a magical place. Well located for walks and near to beaches and towns to visit. Definitely would recommend Ford Abbey to wander around the lovely gardens and Rousden Village Bakery for a fabulous breakfast.

I also did a firepit cookery course and River Cottage which was great fun.

Amazing sunsets at the hut, peaceful and quiet. Wonderful place to recharge the batteries..... All perfect inside the hut and everything you need.Had a visit from a couple of beautiful deer!

I shall return as soon as I can......

Stargazy Sky Shepherds Hut is a little Gem . Everything was perfect and it is exactly how it looks in the pictures the Helen and Charles are really lovely people and there dogs are lovely as well .

Will be coming back , didn't really want to come home , came home with some steaks as well :)

A wonderful secluded, beautiful space both inside and outside the hut. Ideal for an individual’s or couple’s hideaway retreat.

Really lovely comfortable property in an idyllic location. Extremely we'll appointed with excellent quality furnishings and accessories.

The isolated location, friendliness of owners, the view and the outside woodburner. The inside was very well fitted out and, although small, everything that was needed was there. In addition, we were able to purchase some steaks (from the owner's rare breed cattle) which were positively delicious. Also there were complimentary eggs (duck and bantams) which were beautifully fresh. Lots of wildlife around and very quiet and restful. Within easy distance of a lot of excellent places to visit in Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

We had a really wonderful stay at Stargazy Sky. Welcoming, yet unintrusive hosts, the hut was the perfect place to get away from it all and unwind. It is small but perfectly formed. We would absolutely recommend a stay here!

We liked everything about this property and its owners. You can't ask for more!

It is very convenient for attending events at River Cottage HQ.

The Shepherd's hut was beautifully finished, clean, and it had everything and more than expected during our stay. The owners have really thought about what is needed and it really is a home away from home. The location is stunning, the views were just breathtaking. The farm situation is also lovely and very easily walkable into Axminster. I will definitely recommend this place to friends and family. We loved it so much we are returning for new years eve. The hosts are also really lovely and very accomodating and a real credit to themselves. Thank you so much!

Friendly approachable owners Photos do not do views justice Peaceful Comftable Great location Beautiful walk to Lyme regis

Hut is lovely, hosts excellent

Absolutely loved our stay at Stargazey hut - its small but perfectly formed and beautifully kitted out. The location is ideal for exploring the Jurassic coast and beyond.

Great place for a away from it all break, but near enough to shops and attractions too should you want them.

A beautifully designed and decorated shepherds hut hidden down country lanes. The perfect place to unwind and get away from it all. It was comfy and cosy and had everything we needed for a relaxing break. The nearby towns of Lyme Regis, Beer and Sidmouth were great seaside towns to visit for the day and to stock up with provisions. The evenings were spent by the fire pit and BBQ whilst watching the brown cows meaner through the fields. A truly great way to unwind.

Lovely Shepherds hut, in a great location. Excellently furnished with everything you need for your stay. Mel the owner is friendly and helpful - and her Duck eggs were perfect for breakfast !

Had a fantastic time at the Stargazy Sky Shepherd's Hut. Views and sunsets outstanding...majority of my photos were on the sunsets. All our friends and family were jealous of the secluded spot we had. Will be going back for more in the near future... Kevin & Julie Anne

I had a fantastic time at this property exploring the south coast. It was everything I was after and I would definitely return again. Thank you.

Wonderful views, great surroundings, helpful owners and local produce. Highly recommend the farm shop near by and the steak from the owners!!

Wow! Friendly welcome, Beautifully built furnished, comfortable, qwerky, lovely Shephard hut with cosey log fire, comfy bed. The stars at night and the views were magical. The owners made us feel like extended family living at the bottom of the garden, nothing was too much trouble. We arrived New Year's Day after a wonderful NYE in Lymme Regis. Waiting for us in the fridge were local produced beers/ciders, wine, champagne, bacon eggs, an Amazing beef provincial stew,home made from the gorgeous Red Cows. Even though it was frosty and cold being January the log burner kept us warm. It was so pretty and breathtaking going for walks. Definitely recommend a stay here and we will definitely be returning soon. Love Paul & Alex.

Beautifully furnished, cosy, comfy and well equipped. Location was peaceful and private with stunning views. Excellent information provided about the surrounding area. Absolutely loved it! Can't wait to go back!

A fantastic lodge which is maintained to a very high standard. Excellent for a secluded getaway.

The owners also sell high quality locally reared beef that is delicious, a must buy for anyone using the Stargazy Sky Hut.

Beautifully designed and finished hut in a peaceful rural location. Really lovely owners who were happy to help with anything we needed.

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