Nestled in a tranquil rural meadow yet less than five miles from the Roman city of Exeter and very easy to reach, Apple Blossom really does have it all. This gorgeous shepherd's hut is wonderfully fitted inside with every detail thoughtfully put together and provided.
The small but beautifully formed wood-burner will keep you toasty in the cooler months and there is under-floor heating too! For cosy evenings in, snuggle up in front of the TV - with integrated DVD player, ideal for finishing that boxset or watching your favourite film. The cleverly-designed kitchen area has a two-ring gas hob, small oven, full-size fridge with ice-box, toaster and kettle, and the handy dining-area built into one end.
There is, of course, a sparkling white shower-room complete with hot and cold running water, flushing loo and heated towel rail. When it comes to turning in, the bed has a gorgeously thick mattress ensuring a good night's sleep after a day of exploring - speaking of which, WiFi is provided so you can research the best places to visit and plan your adventures.
Outside is just as special as inside at Apple Blossom - first and foremost there is a bubbling hot tub to sit back, relax and while away the hours in - bliss! A barbecue is provided for rustling up a scrumptious supper, served up at the lovely picnic table, and deck chairs are on-hand if you fancy reading a book al fresco (or a snooze in the sun!).
Also snuggled in this picture-perfect meadow bordered by a burbling stream is Apple Blossom's brother Cherry Blossom, although both have their own separate entrances and are very private from each other.
If you can bear to tear yourselves away from this idyllic retreat, there is so much to see and do nearby. For eating out, the pretty village of Kenn is just a five minute walk away and has a renowned pub, the Ley Arms, serving delicious food.
If you jump in the car, a five minute drive will take you to the village of Kenton where there are a few eateries on offer, including a Chinese restaurant and takeaway. For picking up the essentials, the friendly family-run shop and Post Office in Kennford is open seven days a week from early until late and, for local and artisan products, there are plenty of regular farmers' markets - Exeter and Ashburton to name a couple.
If it's a bit of retail therapy you're after, the historic Cathedral City Of Exeter is well worth a visit and is really easy to access too - there is a park and ride station just under a 10 minute drive away, with buses to and from the city every 10 minutes. For avid walkers, Dartmoor is within a 20 minute drive away, for golfers both the Exeter and Exminster golf clubs are close by and the owners even have bikes available for hire.
For days out, the magnificent Powderham Castle is located in a unique, picturesque setting beside the Exe Estuary just five miles away and often holds events such as food festivals. Although you are very close to the city, there are also beaches within easy reach - Dawlish Warren, Teignmouth and Dawlish are all under 10 miles away and perfect for bucket and spade days. Beautiful Canonteign Falls (England's highest manmade waterfall!) is around 15 minutes away and great fishing is available at nearby Kennick Reservoir.
All in all, there is so much to see and do here that one stay won't be enough - you will want to return to this fabulous shepherd's hut time and time again.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. TV/DVD player, wood-burner, electric cooker (2 ring hob and mini oven), fridge, toaster, kettle and double bed (4'6'')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
*A baby up to six months old (non crawler) is welcome, please bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Under-floor heating and heated towel rail
The fabulous Apple Blossom with its luxury hot tub!
Sat in a tree-lined meadow overlooking glorious countryside.
A perfect setting for a romantic getaway.
Your own private hot tub, fire-pit and beautifully equipped Shepherd's Hut awaits.
Spacious and very comfortable inside.
With a wood-burner for those chillier evenings but there is underfloor heating too!
The comfortable bed has lovely linens.
Where better to relax and enjoy the sounds of the countryside.
Looking through the hut from the double bed. The en suite shower-room is at the far end.
Lovely views from all angles.
The wood-burner will bring a special feel to the hut during the cooler months.
The fully fitted kitchen-area with all the equipment you will need including a toaster!
Just look at that view!
There is a little mini-oven with two ring hob for cooking.
Logs are provided for the wood-burner.
Another glorious view.
The en suite shower-room with heated towel rail too.
Apple Blossom set in its own private space in the tree-lined meadow.
Enjoy the hot tub.
Apple Blossom has its own private entrance.
The little path leading to Apple Blossom.
Looking up from the river to Apple Blossom.
You are welcome to have a paddle - please take care.
Wildlife abounds in this beautiful setting.
The views down by the river are lovely.
Just a five minute stroll will take you into the lovely village of Kenn.
With its popular pub serving great food.
And the church is pretty impressive too.
The little lane to the left takes you to Apple Blossom's meadow.
So close to many lovely villages and towns to visit.
Sidmouth is a picturesque seaside town only a short drive away.
Your hideaway is close to the picturesque city of Exeter. With brilliant shops, an array of eateries and a gorgeous riverside walk, this vibrant city is well worth a visit.
Exmouth beach looking towards Dawlish.
Killerton House is a fabulous day out. Walking around these stunning gardens, followed by a cream tea in the cafe - perfect!
The far end of the beach at Budleigh Salterton, where the River Otter joins the sea. The river, banks and reed beds are wonderful places for nesting birds.
This is the sheltered harbour at Lyme Regis on the east Devon/Dorset border.