Welcome to Bowhay Shepherd's hut, complete with bubbling hot tub and far-reaching countryside views across the Dart Valley.
A truly gorgeous place to spend a few days or more.
Bowhay is sat within its own patio area.
Inside is just as special as outside, with all you could need for a comfortable stay.
The open plan living area includes a bedroom area (that cleverly folds up to reveal the dining area) and well-equipped kitchen.
Enjoy a yummy breakfast before heading out exploring.
The warming wood-burner ensures cosiness whatever the time of year.
The interior really is delightful.
Looking out to the gorgeous views.
Dine inside or out, the choice is yours.
The washing up won't feel like a chore in these surroundings!
Light, bright and open plan.
Rest your heads in the comfy double bed after a day out and about.
The beautiful view from the bed - lazy mornings are a must!
Of course, you can enjoy this view from the dining set-up too.
The shower-room sits at the opposite end of the hut to the bed.
Towels are, of course, provided.
Lovely features throughout.
A shepherd's hut makes a fantastic place for a holiday.
A selection of books and a radio for you to use as you please.
The unique light feature in the living area.
There's even a record player!
Pretty flowers surround the hut.
Sit back and relax al fresco.
Why not toast some marshmallows on the fire-pit?
Bowhay in all its glory.
A true getaway.
Just gorgeous.
A shot from above, showing the fabulous setting.
You'll want to return time and time again.
Rural bliss.
Another shot from above.
The owners keep chickens on-site.
As well as alpacas.
They are very cute!
There are so many lovely places to visit along the beautiful River Dart, including the infamous naval town of Dartmouth and its castle.
Bigbury Bay, looking over to Burgh Island.
Slapton Sands is a great beach.
Postcard pretty Brixham is well worth a visit.

Bowhay Shepherd's Hut

4402

2.7 miles E of Totnes / Sleeps 2 (no children under 14)

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7 Nights from  £391

Quiet and peaceful location with a wonderful hot tub great after a walk to the Millpond.


We had the most amazing stay over the weekend. There was personal touches which I look forward to staying somewhere and the tranquility of the space was perfect


We had a lovely stay in the Shepherd’s hut. It exceeded our expectations in every way. We especially enjoyed the beautiful views and of course the hot tub. We can’t wait to come back and explore more of this beautiful part of the country.


Beautiful hut, spotlessly clean, very peaceful area, fabulous hot tub. Many lovely places to visit nearby. We had a fabulous week.


We had the most amazing break! Such a well thought and designed place to stay. By far the best place we've stayed at! So pretty and we definately had holiday blues!! Thanks for a lovely staycation x

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your review of your stay at Bowhay Shepherds Hut. We are delighted that you had an amazing break. We hope that you get through the holiday blues! Sarah, Customer Support


We had a wonderful 5 days in Bowhay Shepherds Hut - like many others Covid19 meant we had to cancel several holidays (overseas and UK), so this was our first trip away this year. We were absolutely delighted from the moment we arrived until the moment we left - it was exactly what we needed! The views from the hut are beautiful and the location is excellent for walking. The hosts have equipped the hut extremely well and the outdoor hot tub is an added bonus. We fully intend to revisit next year.


This is a beautiful place to stay for a holiday. It's a great base from which to explore Devon. The hut is really comfortable and has spectacular views. This is the perfect holiday hut for a couple.


The Bowhay shepherd hut was a delight to stay at and the location and views are second to none. Shops and facilities are all within a short drive and there is plenty to do around the hut.

We used the hot tub nearly every night and the views come alive when it is a clear night and all the stars come out.

The hosts were excellent and more than accommodating, especially given the COVID pandemic. Fresh eggs, milk and orange juice were a lovely addition. Likewise a large store or kindling and logs for the indoor fire and firepit gave us several uses throughout the week.

We'd highly recommend the hut to anyone thinking about an escape to the country and some relaxation time.


The Shepherds Hut at Bowhay is finished to an exceptionally high standard, complete with hot tub and amazing views. It exceeded all expectation, the added touch of providing fresh milk, eggs, orange juice and biscuits on arrival was a lovely gesture.

The hut itself is very well set out and offers ample storage areas, kitchen facilities and everything you can possibly need. The kitchen area was well stocked with utensils, cutlery and cleaning products. There is a selection of books/maps of the local area, tourist attraction information and board games also provided. Outside the hut, is a well placed hot tub, fire pit and seating area offering incredible views.

The location itself is great for exploring the local area and neighbouring towns/villages.

The accommodation and setting is a credit to the owners, both of who are very attentive and welcoming. We would not hesitate in recommending Bowhay and hope to return again in the future.


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