An idyllic retreat in an equally idyllic spot.
Tucked away in its own private orchard with a bubbling hot tub.
There is so much gorgeous outside space here, all yours to enjoy.
Horseshoe is just as special inside as outside.
The open plan living space is totally and utterly delightful.
Super spacious with all you could need for a comfortable stay.
The toasty wood-burner ensures cosiness all year-round (there's under-floor heating too!).
Dining al fresco is a must.
The kitchen is well-equipped and includes an electric oven and induction hob, perfect for rustling up a scrummy supper.
Beautiful wallpaper adorns the end wall.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast whilst looking out onto the orchard.
The comfy king-size bed provides the perfect place to rest your head.
This is the view from your bed, looking out to the plum tree and bird table - what kinds of wildlife will you spot?
In true luxury glamping style, there is of course an en suite shower-room, and a gorgeous one at that!
Complete with WC, wash-basin and heated towel rail.
Lovely details all around.
There's a large walk-in shower.
Towels are, of course, provided.
The owners have thoughtfully put together every single detail.
The orchard is private and all yours to make the most of.
A dip in the hot tub is a must.
A gorgeous bag purchased in the lovely local village, raising money for charity.
Such a pretty design.
There are lovely touches everywhere you look.
Cuppa, anyone?
Why not head out for a picnic.
A glass of your favourite tipple is the perfect holiday accompaniment.
There is so much to see and do nearby.
Fresh eggs are kindly provided by the owners.
A nod to this fabulous hut's name.
And another!
Chill out on the sun loungers with a good book - bliss.
The gorgeous features and details continue outside.
The perfect place to enjoy the sunset from.
There's a fire-pit, ideal for toasting marshmallows over.
The fire-pit adds a lovely atmosphere to an evening.
An idyllic retreat to escape to for a few days or more.
Horseshoe sits just a short stroll from the delightful village of Chittlehamholt which is a welcoming rural community with a community shop and a lovely local pub.
Sitting at the top of its own private orchard, there are 200 acres of ancient unspoilt woodland to explore just a stroll away down a green track.
The owners' chickens live at the bottom of the orchard.
The owners also have some sheep, who live in a nearby paddock.
Horseshoe Shepherd's Hut resides in the delightful village of Chittlehamholt.
The welcoming local pub is within walking distance.
And there's a community shop for provisions too.
Treat yourself to some local produce.
Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to choose from.
For a highly recommended blast of sea air, the nearest beach on the north Devon coast is just over half an hour away - miles of golden sand at Instow.
Across the estuary from Instow, you can use the little seasonal passenger ferry, is the historic fishing village of Appledore.
If walking is your thing, infamous Exmoor National Park is just half an hour away by car.
Dramatic Dartmoor can be easily reached too (around an hour's drive).

Horseshoe Shepherd's Hut


5.1 miles SW of South Molton / Sleeps 2 + cot* (no children from 1 to 15)

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7 Nights from  £407

September 2020

We had a lovely stay at the Shepherds Hut. It is set in a beautiful location and was the perfect place to relax and unwind. The hot tub and BBQ were lovely additions. We would definitely recommend and hope to return,

September 2020

We had an absolutely lovely stay at the Shepherds Hut. Nikki and Spence the owners were so welcoming and they’ve really built a little slice of heaven in the countryside. The pictures don’t do it justice. Exactly what we wanted for our week away, and we’re sure we’ll be looking to stay again!

September 2020

It felt like a little piece of heaven. So beautiful& tranquil.

August 2020

Don’t know where to start! The place and everything about it was just amazing!! Nikki and Spence were super hosts, really lovely couple. The hot tub was great after a day of exploring. Every little detail was spot on, everything you would need was there. The bathroom was so spacious and the bed was very comfy. I would highly recommend and will definitely be going back

July 2020

We had a truly wonderful stay at The Horseshoe. It exceeded our expectations more than we could have imagined and Nikki & Spence went above and beyond to make our trip a very special one. We had booked this trip as a substitute for what should have been our wedding day and honestly couldnt have asked for a better way to spend it, all our wedding blues were banished from the start right up until the end of our stay.

We cannot recommend The horseshoe enough and Nikki and Spence were the ultimate super hosts. We will be sure to return!

July 2020

We had the most lovely, relaxing and special break at your beautiful lodge. Nicki and Spence were so hospitable and friendly which made us feel very at home. Also, very kindly they left us some lovely treats (Prosecco, scones & chocolates) to start our break which were very well received : ) We did some lovely walks and runs to the river, and the local pub does amazing pizza on a Wednesday..! The hot tub and the beautiful garden made the lodge stand out for us. And we really enjoyed our daily visit from Zeus the family cat. Would highly recommend and hope to make it back there again :) Caroline & Dean xx

February 2020

We had a lovely stay in February at Nikki & Spence's beautiful secluded hut. Its the best hut we have stayed at and we plan to go back when the weather is better. Great location for cycling, walking and running so was perfect for us! The Exeter Inn (very close by) is a lovely cosy pub, we enjoyed good service and a lovely meal for two. James & Rachael

December 2019

The hosts were amazing. Prosecco and tiffin on arrival. Lovely varied selection of teas and coffees available too. Fab hot tub. Great pub serving food 200m away. It was our birthday and they even made us a cake. Couldn’t fault them. Would love to visit again.

October 2019

This was better than we could ever have imagined! And the owners are the nicest people you will ever meet. We will one thousand present be back and I recommend to All! The attention to details is insane! And there are woods at the end of the garden with a beautiful stream and we even got to see deer. I wish we could give this place more stars because we have never been anywhere nearly as good as this!

August 2019

Likely to be the best SH you've ever stayed in - definitely better than the average.........................:)

August 2019

The Horseshoe Shepherd’s hut was truly delightful and we felt very privileged to be its first guests. Set in a lovely orchard we relished the tranquility and peace of the countryside and watching the birds and other wildlife surrounding us. The owners Nikki and Spence could not have been more friendly and helpful. The hut itself is beautifully finished to the highest standard and the hugely generous welcome pack of goodies included home made scones and bread and lots more besides. The village and surrounding area is stunning with several lovely pubs to eat out and despite being so rural it’s not far from the beaches and other popular tourist attractions should you wish to strike out. Would definitely recommend.

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