Escape the every-day at Crannaford Shepherd's Hut.
The wide open meadow in front of the hut is all yours, stretching out to the field boundary and the view beyond.
This idyllic retreat is beautifully hand-crafted and is gorgeous both inside and out.
The living-area is open plan and has all you could need for a comfortable stay.
The super-comfy king-size bed......
...complete with lovely linens, a true home-from-home.
A perfect space for resting your head after a day out and about exploring the joys of east Devon.
The kitchen is compact but well-equipped, featuring a two-ring hob, fridge, kettle and toaster.
There are lovely touches throughout.
The warming wood-burner means out-of-season breaks are a must (there's under-floor heating too).
Crannaford is beautifully styled inside.
Looking in through the double doors - perfect for throwing open on a sunny day.
The handy dining-table folds down with ease, and can be popped away when not needed.
The chairs also fold up and can be stored away to create more space.
Surprise! There is a TV hidden away in front of the bed - perfect for lazy mornings.
The en suite shower-room includes a wash-basin and WC.
And, of course, on tap hot water too.
A handy shelf for popping your bits and bobs on.
Let the outside in and take in the fresh air - bliss!
The raised deck overlooks the pretty patio-area and the huge meadow beyond.
Treat yourself to breakfast al fresco.
Or perhaps a glass of wine or two.
Before a dip in the bubbling hot tub.
This is such a wonderful setting.
What a super place for a getaway.
Fire up the barbecue and cook up a yummy supper.
The solar park, just behind the high border of trees, provides electricity to the nearby town of Cranbrook, which is being built along inspiring environmental lines.
A modern shepherd's hut with traditional features.
Offering a fresh take on what a real escape means.
The countryside stretches out in front of the meadow.
You even have your very own pitch and putt course here!
Clubs and plenty of balls are provided - such fun!
All in all, Crannaford Shepherd's Hut is in an ideal location of a mini-holiday where you can break away from life's hectic pace.
Nearby Woodbury Common, an area of unspoilt heathland, criss-crossed with miles of walks with the sea sparkling in the distance.
This is Sidmouth. A wonderful Regency seaside town.
This is 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 far end of the beach at Budleigh Salterton, where the River Otter joins the sea. The river, banks and reed beds are wonderful places for nesting birds.
Another view of the beach at Budleigh Salterton - you can follow the South West Coast Path from here.
Take it easy and enjoy the beach at Budleigh Salterton!

Crannaford Shepherd's Hut


5.8 miles E of Exeter / Sleeps 2 + cot*

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7 Nights from £442

Lovely hut in a quiet, peaceful and beautiful location. The hosts were lovely and showed us around when we arrived and they’d even left some chocolates and a bottle of Prosecco for us which was appreciated. The hut was clean, and had everything we needed for our 5 night stay. The hot tub was so nice to use after a long day of exploring. If you’re looking for some time away in a secluded area, this is a great choice. Thank you!

We had a lovely stay, the Shepherds Hut, facilities, hosts we all fantastic…Highly recommended…thank you!

Would 100% recommend to everyone I see. The cottage it’s self looks and feels amazing in every way. If you are thinking about a nice relaxing stay away then book here. Thank you so much for a lovely weekend.

Stayed here with my grandson, so much space and privacy, the perfect getaway.

Had absolutely everything! Games, drinks, food, fire etc. Such lovely people and beautiful location. Definitely will be coming back

Reply from Classic Cottages

It sounds like you had a wonderful time here with all of your needs catered for. We really do hope you will come back again in the not too distant future! Donna, Customer Support

Lovely shepherds hut would highly recommend. Would come back again and again if funds allowed me.

Fantastic stay at this lovely private Shepard’s hut with hot tub. Very clean and beautiful grounds. Owners very welcoming. Highly recommended.

Wonderful surroundings and very relaxing stay with the high spec hot tub with relaxing water jets. Hosts are great and it feels very private.

The hosts, location, the hot tub, Shepards hut and just everything was perfect for my partners birthday weekend! Everything exceed beyond expectations and cannot fault it in the slightest. Two night’s genuinely wasn’t long enough and we both wished we stayed longer. If you are ever wanting somewhere to just get away, it is worth the travel!

We spent a lovely peaceful Easter weekend at Crannaford shepherds hut. The hut and the surrounding area was beautiful . The hot tub was a perfect way to relax especially in the evening with all the lights. Robert and Tina were the perfect hosts who thought of everything even down to the little extras ( bottle of Prosecco in the fridge and some Easter treats) I would highly recommend coming here.

A beautiful finished shepherds hut in a peaceful location. The hot tub and garden area are a lovely addition and the hosts were very welcoming and helpful. Would definitely return.

What a beautiful shepherds hut with the addition of a lovely hot tub, which we made full use of. Hosts were so friendly. Would return without doubt.

Fabulous 5 days at this stunning hut. The hut has everything that you could need for a wonderful stay. The facilities are great, the hot tub was especially good at nighttime and the lighting outside of the hut at night was magical. Star gazing is a must here, there were so many and we even captured the milky way. The location is really peaceful and both pubs in the area are within walking distance. We shopped at GreenDale Farm Shop, this is must for anyone…it will not disappoint, this is about 12mins by car. Robert and Tina are wonderful hosts and their hospitality was greatly appreciated. Can’t wait to return soon

What a magical spot. Set within its own orchard. This Shepherds hut has everything you need. A brilliant hot tub and lovely outdoor seating. A perfect spot for a relaxing break.

An amazing place for a relaxing holiday.

I highly recommend this wonderful little shepherds hut. It’s beautiful and the setting is idyllic. We had the most wonderful time and will definitely come back!

We had a brilliant stay. The hosts were really helpful and lovely. The Shepherd's hut is beautiful and well equipped and in a lovely setting. Perfect.

What a superb Shepherds Hut this is, beautifully designed and perfectly presented; we enjoyed such a wonderful holiday here. The setting is so peaceful and private with lots of wildlife to enjoy, Crannaford Shepherds Hut is a truely rare find. There is so much nearby to enjoy in this beautiful area, with a visit to the unspoilt Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth a must. However, we found little incentive to leave this wonderful haven, which is a testiment to the relaxing setting and quality presentation of this little hut. The Hot Tub, Firepit, BBQ and Sunbeds all add to the quality holiday experience with the added bonus of well thought out extras such as logs, BBQ coals and arm chairs perfect for sitting around the firepit. Thank you Tina and Robert for a truely magical stay

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We're sure the owners will be delighted as are we. We're so pleased you enjoyed the beautiful area and especially liked the hot tub, firepit, barbecue and sunbeds that added to a quality holiday experience. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kelsey, Customer Support

Could not recommend staying here more, we had a romantic four night stay here and didn't want to leave. The hosts, hut, location and everything else we're amazing. Would highly recommend!!!

Was absolutely amazing few days. We definitely overpacked as everything was provided from coal, wood and firelighters right down to cleaning supplies and tissues beside the bed. Best holiday experience for two.

We chose this as a romantic weekend getaway without the children. It was perfect! A beautiful private space with everything you could wish for in and out of the Shepherd's hut. Huge attention to detail and everything was beautifully presented and in impeccable condition. An utterly delightful find which we definitely be returning to!

We couldn’t have asked for more. The hut itself was brilliantly equipped considering its size and felt rather spacious once inside. The ability to be able to open the doors to extend your living space right into the garden area was a lovely touch. We felt very welcomed by the hosts and were told if we need anything all we had do was ask. There were some great recommendations in the welcome pack for things to do which in return lead to some wonderful days out.
If you’re looking for a different kind of get away, this is perfect. We had originally booked for our honeymoon, having had to reschedule a couple of times I can honestly say it was worth the wait!

The hut is in a lovely quiet location, which gives you complete privacy and feels very relaxed. The hut itself is absolutely gorgeous and the hottub is lush. The owners greeted us on arrival, showed us around and were really friendly. Although not close to any local shops that we discovered, it's only a 15 minute drive into town. We didn't need to use it, but the little log burner inside the hut would be very cosy on a winter's night and was all set up ready to go. We have already recommended the hut to family!

We had a wonderful stay. Robert and Tina are excellent hosts. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area and some wonderful restaurants in the local area.

We would definitely go back for another stay. You have everything you need and so my privacy in a beautiful setting.

We loved the hut and very helpful owners who supplied a lot of extra resources to start the holiday off with which we were not expecting and had indeed brought with us in some cases, so this was a very nice surprise. We used all the facilities including the tennis, pitch(not much putting) holes the BBQ every day, firepit and of course the excellent hot tub. The explanations by the owners of all the facilities and fixtures was informative and we had no issues with using these.

We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to all plus we would love to come back again.

We’ve found a little gem!! Fantastic property, exceptionally clean and very private. We loved the outdoor space, especially of an evening - barbecuing, hot tub and drinks on the patio area.

For such a compact space, the property contained everything you need, plus a few extras. The owners were there to greet us and provided recommendations for eateries and day trips.

A perfect week away

Lovely stay! Everything we could have hoped for and more. Lovely hosts, very welcoming and happy to help. Would definitely recommend.

Couldn’t have asked for anything more!

This property exceeded our expectations, it was amazing. The owners were very friendly but not intrusive. They supplied tea coffee sugar milk orange juice and Prosecco. The hot tub was perfect and the the area was very relaxing.

The Shepherds Hut was out of this world, exceeded on expectations on all counts. The setting was beautiful, clean and may I say more spacious than expected bearing in mind it was a shepherds hut. The owners were amazing, friendly and often helped us out as and when required. They even came to the rescue when we need an HDMI cable (left at home) for our outdoor projector. We could not fault our stay, weather or location. We will definitely be back. Many thanks to Robert & Tina for an outstanding holiday home.

The most beautiful shephards hut, every detail was so well though out. Such a cosy and comfortable hut, highly recommended. The owners are a joy to talk to aswell, very welcoming and take pride in what they offer.

A beautiful area! Lots of lovely restaurants around the area. Stunning beaches (Elberry Cove was a favourite) There's an amazing model village nearby and the zoo isn't far either. The hot tub is great especially at night time. Loved cooking in the shepherd's hut and not having an oven wasn't a problem. There's nice takeaways around the area too. The shepherd's hut is so cute in the way it's furnished it's a perfect spot! Would highly recommend for holidays. We went for our honeymoon and it felt so relaxed!

Me and my boyfriend had a lovely break away, was truly needed. This was the best Shepard’s hut we have stayed in, everything provided even things you didn’t think you’d end up needing! It was very clean, and loved the hut, very airy and clean feeling in the day. Very cosy at night. Hot tub and bbq were very good. Excellent hosts. Would defiantly recommend to anyone and would come back.

Great location for exploring that part of Devon.

This property is a gem ??

We had a wonderful time, it was the perfect escape for the weekend. The hosts exceeded our expectations! We would definitely visit again.

We booked our stay at Crannaford Shepherds Hut as a child free break (to celebrate surviving the past 12 months of lockdowns and home schooling)!

Our stay was wonderful and we were given a very warm welcome and great little tour by the owner, Robert. The Sheperds Hut is so well equipped and cosy, especially with the mini log burner on in the evenings. We managed to dodge the showers when touring the area and made our way back to spend sometime relaxing in the hot tub, it was a fantastic experience watching the wonderful wildlife until the stars came out and we were surrounded by the pretty led lights.

If your looking for a relaxing break with a difference then Crannaford Sheperds Hut is the place for you.

Crannaford Shepherd's hut is delightful set in a peaceful, private location. The hot tub is the perfect place to unwind. I would highly recommend this as a great place to stay.

Crannaford Shepherds hut was everything that we could have hoped for and more. The little extras like the fire pit and basic amenities in the fridge added a great touch. Lovely hosts, great surroundings and privacy. We couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing holiday. I’m grateful to have spent so much time on choosing our holiday destination, as the Crannaford Shepherds hut is a true hidden gem.

A gem in the Devon countryside. Great value for money. Fabulous views all round.

10/10 for this Shepard’s hut, finished to a high standard and in a fantastic secluded location. Very welcoming hosts who would go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I would recommend this hut to anyone and we will definitely be staying again in the near future. Fantastic all round

Massive thanks to Tina and Robert, fantastic hosts, there if you need them, leave you to relax in there fabulous shepherd's hut, in lovely quiet surroundings. Everything you need and all exceptional quality. Location, quiet and private. log burner, wood and coal for bbq. Lovely hot shower. The Jacuzzi was great, so good to relax

Absolutely stunning Shepherd's Hut with all the necessary facilities and more ! The location is stunning and the hosts are extremely accommodating and friendly whilst allowing for you privacy during your stay. We had a very relaxing time in this very clean and cosy accommodation. We look forward to visiting again!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted that you had a chance to 'recharge the batteries'. Thanks so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed it. Tanya, Customer Support

The property was perfect and exceeded our expectations. The hosts were lovely and made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The hot tub, was a fantastic addition and we really enjoyed our experience at the cottage. I would highly recommend.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are thrilled to read your lovely review! We are sure the hosts will be delighted to read that you had a lovely stay and that you had everything you needed. We totally agree, the hot tub must have been a welcome treat! We so hope to welcome you back in the future and should you need any assistance making a booking please do let us know. Sarah, Customer Support

The couple who own it were lovely really helpful and welcoming. Left us to do what we pleased but we’re around if we needed to ask something.

A warm welcome on arrival, spotlessly clean and lots of attention to detail. Perfect! Loved the very generous welcome pack (fudge, biscuits, cereal, milk, prosecco, orange juice, water). Hot tub was perfect too and large beach towels provided. Happy to recommend!

A fantastically relaxing few days away. Great location with easy access to tourist spots and visits to Dartmoor, the hosts were really friendly and very accommodating, keeping the essential wood for the wood burner and fire pit fully stocked. Highly recommended break

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your lovely review on Crannaford Shepherd's Hut. We are really happy to read that you had some relaxing days away and enjoyed exploring the local area. We are delighted to read that you would recommend and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

We absolutely loved everything about the Shepherds Hut. We are booking to go back as soon as we can and we’re very sad to leave after a two night break.

Amazing Shepherd's Hut, hot tub is a lovely treat! Everything is catered for, would recommend to anyone.

We had a wonderful stay at Crannaford Shepherds Hut. Everything had been thought of and provided for us to have a fantastic stay. We would highly recommend for anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway

A perfect little hideaway with everything you need.

We booked this for our first wedding anniversary. We had such a beautiful stay. It was very peaceful and quiet. The hosts were friendly and very welcoming. All our needs were catered for, it was spotlessly clean and we could not have chosen a more perfect place to stay. Thank you. Chris & Carina

WOW! This fabulous property, along with it's charming hosts is absolutely wonderful in every way. The Shepherd's Hut is set in a stunning location which is both private and peaceful and it is beautifully made and spotlessly clean. The hosts have thought of everything to make your stay as perfect as possible. We had a wonderful 4 night stay here and have already recommended to friends and we look forward to returning ourselves. We enjoyed every second of our stay and even bought some binoculars while we were there to enable us to identify the many birds that we saw. Thank you for everything including the Prosecco and treats!

An excellent all round stay with beautiful views/location/hot tub and very friendly owners!

Excellent time away! We stayed for 3 nights and couldn’t of had a warmer welcome and better stay!! Would encourage anyone to stay here. Very secluded and excellent shepherds hut. Would hight recommend!!

So glad we found this gem of a property, ideally located for Exeter, coast and countryside. Charming hosts, the warmest welcome we've had anywhere! Attention to detail was excellent with lovely touches throughout.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted you had such a wonderful stay - thanks so much for sharing your experience. Tanya, Customer Support

Great stay at the Crannaford Shepherds Hut. Would highly recommend for a quiet weekend away. Lovely place.

Lovely welcoming hosts. Beautiful shepherds hut with everything you need. Lovely peaceful setting. Would love to visit again. Highly recommend.

Super, fantastic, terrific place to stay

Shepherds Hut was such a beautiful relaxing place to have as our first family holiday. Loved every minute

We lived Crannaford shepherds hut the location was perfect and the standard of the hut was excellent. We have a superb weeks holiday. The owners were really helpful

Wonderful shepherds hut we were very pleasantly surprised, we couldn’t of asked for anything more.

a beautiful and tranquil setting. We were not in the least bothered by noise which we had been told might be possible from the nearby solar panels. It was wonderful to wake up to birdsong each morning and to see so many varieties of wildlife literally from my bed.

Our hosts were welcoming, an excellent introduction to all the interior workings of the shepherds hut and a lovely welcome package of Prosecco, strawberries, bread, milk, butter cream and biscuits.

We were left in peace but knew our hosts were nearby to deal with any problems - of which there were none! Very happy with this break and would definitely recommend.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review and we're so pleased that you had a peaceful stay. What a treat to see lots of wildlife - this shepherd's hut really is in an amazing location. Tressa, Customer Support

The Shepherds hut is a beautiful retreat, superbly equipped and certainly more luxurious than we expected from a 'hut'! The hosts are friendly and welcoming without being interfering or over-eager. they are more than happy to explain any part of the hut that might be unusual to some - the hobbit log burner, the induction hob, the camping toilet, the hot-tub! There are a few local places to visit which are definitely worthwhile, so I'd certainly stay again without hesitation.

We had the most wonderful time at Crannaford, the accommodation was everything we were looking for and more, the hosts were incredibly generous and welcoming providing numerous added extras that were a lovely touch, and being available if anything was needed. All we needed to do was turn up and relax. We've stayed in many similar places and there are always a few disappointments but this place exceeded our expectations. We'd highly recommend it!

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