Switch off from the pressures of daily life in this luxurious shepherd's hut, set in beautiful countryside, surrounded by nature and enjoying infinite night skies. With beautiful views over a tranquil lake, even a soak in the hot tub is a dream. One of a pair of bespoke-designed huts on this ancient farmland, Shepherd's Joy is a romantic retreat, boasting a double bed with lovely linen, under-floor heating, a wood-burner, a well-equipped kitchen and an en suite shower-room with hot running water and a proper flushing toilet. If you can tear yourself away, there is much to explore nearby, including a network of footpaths and country lanes, the Cathedral City of Exeter, Dartmoor National Park and the wonderful beaches of the north Devon coast.
It is the individual touches that make this gorgeous shepherd's hut a true glamping destination that celebrates its tranquil natural surroundings. Stylish green paintwork is echoed through the interior, from the pretty patchwork quilt on the bed to the kettle, toaster, crockery, cushions and comfy Lloyd Loom chair. Even the artwork and accessories have an appealing vintage vibe, but of course here you will find all mod-cons, including a flat-screen TV, WiFi, fridge, electric kettle, toaster and double power socket. As well as the under-floor heating and heated towel rail, there is a wood-burner (logs provided) to ensure you will be toasty all year round. Every detail has been well thought through. Step outside Shepherd's Joy (which shares a field with Shepherd's Bliss, but is placed to enjoy as much privacy as possible) and you will find a patio with outside seating, a barbecue and fire-pit, a hot tub and even a wrought iron welly stand. Car parking is at the bottom of the path that leads down the gently sloping field, ensuring peace and quiet for this lovely bolthole. Relax and you will breathe only fresh air, hear the sounds of owls, foxes, sheep and cattle, and perhaps spot a deer, a heron or a buzzard.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner, TV, electric cooker (2 ring hob and mini oven), fridge (with ice-box), toaster, kettle and double bed
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Please note due to the location near the lake and the steps up to the hut, Shepherd's Joy is not suitable for children under 10 although babies up to six months old (non crawlers) are welcome. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 3 miles
- Patio table and chairs, barbecue and fire-pit
- Under-floor heating and heated towel rail
- Logs for wood-burner
- Logs for fire-pit, first basket free thereafter pay Owner (At cost)
Sleeps 4 + 2 cots in 2 properties
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The gorgeous rural Devon countryside setting for these two fabulous shepherd's huts. Shepherd's Joy is the hut on the left, Shepherd's Bliss is on the right.
Shepherd's Joy - wow!
Gorgeous Shepherd's Joy with its private patio and hot tub situated in a beautiful meadow overlooking a lake and the countryside beyond.
The surprisingly spacious interior.
Beautifully fitted out.
Including underfloor heating and a cosy little wood-burner for the cooler days.
What a view from your bed!
A very comfortable double bed will ensure a good night's sleep in the countryside.
Looking towards the fully fitted kitchen-area with the door to the en suite shower-room at the far end.
Hot running water to your kitchen sink!
And equipped with everything you will need for your luxury glamping holiday.
Including an electric kettle and toaster!
And a mini-oven with double hob.
The cosy little wood-burner (logs inclusive) lets off plenty of heat for the cooler months (but don't forget you have underfloor heating too!).
The superbly fitted en suite shower-room.
With hot and cold water to the wash-basin and a proper flusing loo.
And a lovely good-sized shower too.
The very comfortable bed looks straight out over the lake and countryside beyond.
Picture windows throughout.
Anyone for a cream tea?
Piping hot water to your kitchen sink in the middle of a meadow in the countryside!
Time for a cuppa?
The spacious patio area with its hot tub, barbecue and table and chairs is private and sheltered and looks over the lovely countryside views.
You even have loungers for total relaxation!
Can there be a better way to spend relaxing days in the countryside?
The patio area sheltered by the fence and hut.
Welcome to Shepherd's Joy.
The little chimney for the wood-burner.
Looking across to Shepherd's Joy from the lake.
Shepherd's Joy - a fantastic place for a romantic, relaxing, get away from it all holiday.
Shepherd's Joy is on the left, Shepherd's Bliss is on the right.
The Owners have created farm walks for your pleasure - worth the climb for the most outstanding views across Devon. You can just see the huts in the middle of the photo.
And they have even provided a double swing at the top of the hill to swing away the views!