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 gorgeous inside and out.
The living area is open plan and has all you could need for a comfortable stay.
Including a super-comfy king-size bed.
Complete with lovely linens, a true home-from-home.
Perfect 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 nehind the high border of trees, provides electricity to the nearby town of Cranbrook, which is being 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 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  £351

September 2019

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

August 2019

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

July 2019

Super, fantastic, terrific place to stay

July 2019

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

July 2019

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

June 2019

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

June 2019

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

May 2019

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.

May 2019

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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