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.
Another shot from above.
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!
The shower-room sits at the opposite end of the hut to the bed.
Towels are, of course, provided.
Bowhay is sat within its own patio 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.
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


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

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7 Nights from £530

The Bowhay Shepherds Hut far exceeded our expectations! Absolutely perfect for a relaxing break. Looking out at the view from the hot tub was the perfect way to start and end each day. The bed was incredibly easy to use and also extremely comfortable. We will definitely book again!

The most perfect escape. Stunning views from the hut and hot tub, beautifully kept with a high standard of cleanliness and attention to detail. Love love love it here!

The property was amazing, the hut was so nice and cute! Everything we needed and more was there! The hot tub was lovely and the bed was so comfy! All the little touches like a cup and bottle holder next to the hot tub was a great touch and all the little added details added to the character of the hut. The hosts were lovely and respected our privacy but made sure we were happy and that we had everything we needed. The location was stunning, in the middle of one of the most beautiful and quiet farms in the country, all you could hear were the animals which makes such a nice change from home! We didn't want to leave and we have already recommend Bowhay Shepherds hut to all of our friends and shared the link like crazy! Thank you so much!

2nd time we have stayed and never been disappointed, location is perfect , hosts are lovely and hot tub perfect, a pure piece of Devon paradise

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are so glad to read that you have found your very own bolthole and look forward to welcoming you back for your third visit. Sarah, Customer Support

We had a wonderful stay at Bowhay Shepherds hut. Relaxing and enjoyable. We would love to come back!!

Some things are just perfect. Bowhay Shepherd's Hut is one of them. Very well appointed indeed, and so cosy; lovely location; peaceful; views to enrich the eye; and that hot tub! What a dip; so good and smoothing to relax in each evening. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks to the very friendly owners for providing such a delightful haven with which to explore this part of Devon. David & Galina Siveter, Leicestershire.

Amazing place to stay, lovely finishes throughout the hut with a hot tub looking out towards superb views.

Location very good for Dartmouth, Brixham, Torquay etc.

Such a lovely peaceful place wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again highly recommend it, thank you to the hosts.

Bowhay far exceeded our expectations! The property was spotlessly clean and the owners had thought of everything. The location was outstanding and it was the most relaxing holiday we’ve ever had.

I have never before found myself wishing I was an artist ! The hut, it's cosy terrace, the hot tub with champagne bottle stand and filled glasses, the colourful flowers bordering the pathway, the chickens pecking away at the bottom of your own lawn, the views across the landscape from your commanding perch in any light or weather and of course the smiling Alpacas on welcoming duties at the gate.....all so pretty you will find it difficult to tear yourself away at times.

Beautiful accommodation. Spotlessly clean. Stunning views. Loved the hot tub & the fire pit. Highly recommend.

We were very pleased beyond words, we had a fantastic time and the owners of the shepherd's hut just put unique personal touches and it was so clean and fantastic. Location was fantastic, would highly recommend.

Ingeniously designed stylish Shepherds Hut with gorgeous touches. Expectations met and surpassed in terms of accommodation and location with a view to die for. Not to mention the hot tub. Cannot recommend highly enough and have done so already to friends.

Idyllic location, with breathtaking views to wake up to each morning. Will definitely be returning!

Loved everything about it Would highly recommend.

Had an amazing getaway to Bowhay Shepherd’s Hut. Only regret was that we did not book for longer! The Hut was exceptionally clean, with everything you would need provided. An extremely peaceful setting and exactly what we had wanted! Beautiful views from the hot tub as well - would definitely recommend!

This is a beautiful property and we would love to stay again in the future. The location is extremely tranquil and the property is of a very high standard. I would (and have) wholeheartedly recommend this property to others.

Absolutely stunning location. Immaculate accommodation.

It was the perfect escape for some peace & tranquility. The hut was lovely & so well equipped. The hot tub was perfect & the view when in it was beautiful. The hosts were friendly & helpful & the fresh eggs each morning, just lovely. A great location for a retreat, with lots to explore & do near by. Just lovely.

We had such a lovely, relaxing stay here. Excellent base for day trips to explore South Devon. Hot tub was great and the views were stunning. We’ll be back! Marian & Chris

The Bowhay shepherd's hut is a seamless craftsmanship threading the right balance of retro and luxury. The hot tub is perfect for relaxing after a long hike. Alpacas are always happy to greet you when you arrive. We definitely plan on visiting again.

Just a magical place to be everything you need is there for you to enjoy do not hesitate to get into the hot tub you can unpack and eat later WOW!!!!!!

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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