Welcome to your idyllic hideaway...
Tucked away in its own private orchard with a blissful hot tub.
The hut is a beautifully crafted, charming retreat.
The open plan living space is utterly delightful.
Tranquillity awaits.
Horseshoe is just as special inside as outside.
The kitchen is well-equipped and includes an electric oven and induction hob, perfect for rustling up supper.
Treat yourself to afternoon tea and a bottle of fizz, with this fantastic backdrop.
The sumptuous king size bed is perfect for a blissful sleep.
Super spacious with all you could need for a comfortable stay.
You may never want to leave.
The stylish shower room.
Lots of beautiful touches throughout.
The handmade soap is simply divine.
Evening treats after a day of adventures.
The outside space is rather special.
Slow afternoons are best spent in this sun-dappled spot.
The orchard is private and all yours to make the most of.
Sink into the hot tub and enjoy romantic moments under the stars.
The most perfect, tranquil setting.
Supper under the stars.
Horseshoe Shepherd's Hut has a very handy electric car charging point.
The location is pretty magical.
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.
Explore your glorious surroundings.
Soak up the magic of the countryside.
Discover the stunning walks from your doorstep.
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.
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.
Discover beautiful Dartmoor either by bike or on foot (about an hours drive away).
The pretty market town of Barnstaple.
The north coast has some stunning beaches, this is Westward Ho!

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 £549

Another fantastic stay for us, location is perfect, wouldn’t change a thing. Brilliant hosts.

Gorgeous shepherd hut in beautiful surroundings. The hut was very clean and very well equipped. Larger than the usual shepherd hut. We loved relaxing in the hot tub in the peaceful surroundings. The owners are very friendly and close by if needed by they didn't disturb our privacy. It is a beautiful place to relax and recharge your batteries. Will definitely return.

My partner and I had a lovely few days in the Shepherd’s hut over the jubilee bank holiday. It was so relaxing and comfortable. Our hosts were extremely welcoming and we loved everything about it. We would definitely go back, and will definitely recommend. Thank you!

Wonderful Shepherds Hut, If you’re reading this review and are thinking of booking, don’t hesitate, book it, we had a wonderful w/e and the hot tub was the icing on the cake

5 million stars. Truly exceptional. The shepherds hut is situated in a beautiful orchard just above some picturesque woodland in a peaceful rural village with a great pub and local walks . Having booked somewhere before through classic we thought it would be really lovely but horseshoe still exceeded our expectations by a long way. The shepherds hut itself is spacious, taller than I was expecting and beautifully kitted out. The hot tub is lush we must have spent hours out there. The owners have really gone the extra mile to make guests feel completely comfortable and pampered and they are very friendly but seem to have got the perfect balance between hospitality when you arrive and leave and perfect privacy during your stay. Thank you for all the treats and for the most blissful long weekend. It feels like a dream now. When we next have the opportunity we will be booking again and if we can deal with the envy then we will recommend to everyone we know. Thanks again.

This was the best Shepherd's Hut we have stayed in - the quality and comfort of the accommodation was excellent, the location beautiful and the welcome very warm. Everything was perfect and we will be back - thank you

Our second visit, absolutely love this shepherd's hut, within minutes of arrival we found ourselves completely chilled. So many extra special touches, hot tub ready to jump into, and prosecco chilling in the fridge, what more could we ask for. We will definitely book again

Horseshoe Shepherds Hut is beautiful inside and out. It is well equipped and finished to a really high standard. Nikki and Spence have decorated and furnished the hut perfectly. You feel at home as soon as you arrive. Strongly recommend! Mike and Jan

Owners were exceptionally helpful and the Shepherds hut was so cosy and warm and set in beautiful surroundings. The pub two doors away has very friendly Landlord and serves excellent food and lovely atmosphere.

We had a lovely stay over the Christmas period, Nikki and Spencer made sure we had a good time with extra Christmas decorations, a lovely small tree and a card and gift for us, we would definitely come back again if we decide to holiday in the area again. The property was ideal for two, we had access to Netflix which was ideal for Christmas Day as it rained all day and most things were shut of course so we didn’t venture out, the hot tub was a plus too !

absolutely amazing, beautiful place, beautiful people and beautiful settings. a perfect peaceful getaway, would definitely recommend. only regret is self inflected as we didn't book longer...

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are so thrilled to read that you had such a great time and enjoyed your peaceful getaway. What an accolade, that your only regret is not booking longer! We so hope to welcome you back again in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

Lovely place for a getaway. Both Nicki and Spencer were so accommodating and happy to help to make our stay comfortable. We will definitely be returning xx

We absolutely loved our stay at the Shepherds Hut and have already recommended it to family and friends. It was the perfect relaxing birthday break, and we are so pleased we got there finally after several changes due to COVID! We couldn't fault anything; the hut was so warm and cosey; the hosts lovely and friendly and really cared about the little details and us enjoying our stay; the amenities were perfect - we loved the hot tub and log burner in the evenings and exploring during the day. Already looking forward to a visit in 2022!

Simply the best! Still!!

Wow, what an amazing place. We had the best time and cannot wait to re-book for next year. The hut was so comfortable, we loved the hot tub, log burner and outdoor fire pit. The affectionate cat Zeus stayed over a couple of nights for sleepovers, we loved the snuggles! We felt so at home here, Nikki and Spence are great hosts, the Prosecco and scones provided were a lovely treat. See you next year!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and that you were given an especially friendly welcome by Zeus the cat! We very much look forward to seeing you again in 2022. Tanya, Customer Support

Lovely peaceful tranquil place for couples. The hot tub is lovely at the end of a day out and about.

Very friendly welcoming. The hut is finished very nicely with great decor. Very peaceful. A great, relaxing holiday. Would recommend to anyone.

We absolutely loved our stay at horseshoe, we were so sad to leave. We booked it as a staycation for our honey moon, and it didn’t disappoint. Nicki and Spence were so welcoming, and their extra touches were so appreciated by us. Zeus the cat adds that bit more ‘homely’ feel as he turns up every time you get back from a day out. The location is amazing, it’s around 50 minutes away from Lynmouth, which is honestly the most breathtaking walk we’ve ever been on, absolutely blown away. We will miss our evenings on the swing chair, and in the hot tub watching the stars, and will certainly be back! Thanks so much again To Nicki and Spence, and classic for the best location. We will certainly be back!

Pictures do not do the accommodation justice. This is a location where you can chill and relax away from the hustle and bushels of everyday life.

Rarely do you come across a property, where someone has thought about almost everything you are likely to need. Unique property in a unique location. Excellent! We will certainly be back.

The owners Nikki and Spence were really nice hosts and were available if we had any questions.

We both thought this shepherds hut was absolutely stunning, everything was of high quality. The location was brilliant, plenty of walks and a local pub and shop. Definitely rebooking, felt totally rejuvenated after our stay. These owners have got it spot on

A true gem in North Devon. We cannot speak highly enough of the Horseshoe Shepherds Hut and the welcoming homely atmosphere that Nikki and Spence have created.

The generosity shown, with homemade scones, biscuits and bubble on arrival was second to none. A detailed pack of walks and pubs around the area was very much appreciated, whilst the secluded hot tub to look at the stars each night was so special.

This really is a unique and beautiful location in Devon, matched only by its hosts. We look forward to many more adventures here.

such a lovely place, so many little touches and attention to detail.

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,

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!

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

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

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!

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

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

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.

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!

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

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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