The location high above the Axe Valley as it heads to the Jurassic Coast just a few miles away could not be more magical. Easy to reach, yet off the beaten track for the last adventurous mile, classic Devon hedgerows, majestic trees and then a sweep of meadow grazed by the Wykeleigh herd – all the perfect complement to a traditional Shepherd's Hut.
Stargazy Sky Shepherd's Hut is in its very own meadow, within the owners' grounds, with a copse of mature trees to one side, fields stretching downhill in front and even a tiny brook close by. This sort of tranquility is so rare these days and you will relax the moment you arrive.
The bespoke hut has a wood-burning stove inside for evenings feeling snug and a fire-pit outside for romantic evenings beneath a star studded sky. There is a lovely comfortable bed with a fully sprung mattress and top quality bed linens, a proper hot shower and all the kitchen and cooking facilities you will need for your luxury glamping experience.
Wake up bright and early and brave the unique outside spring-fed shower! Put on the coffee pot and listen to the sounds of the countryside. Head off on foot, the farmland here borders the wonderful Trinity Hill nature reserve, and it's just a short walk to the inspirational River Cottage and to the 300 acre organic Trill Farm. Try out one of their Saturday lunches or monthly seasonal feasts, and then stroll back through the beautiful landscape to your perfect bolthole. In season, the owner can offer barbecue packs of their own beef or pork, and fruit, vegetables and eggs when available too.
If you can tear yourselves away, Lyme Regis is a just a five mile drive and along the coast to the east, Seaton's pebbled beach is the nearest, and stretching to the west along the east Devon coast you will find a chain of wonderfully classic seaside villages and towns – Beer, Branscombe, Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner, TV/DVD player, 2 ring induction hob, combination oven (microwave and grill), fridge (with ice-box), toaster, kettle, radio and double bed (4'6'')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
A baby under the age of 12 months in a Moses basket is welcome. *A cot is not provided, please bring your own Moses basket.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Patio furniture and fire-pit barbecue
- 1 electric heater and heated towel rail
- Logs for wood-burner
Stargazy Sky has the most outstanding views across the countryside.
Sat in its very own meadow looking straight out at those stunning views.
A magical place to spend a few days or more.
Your very own little haven.
Stargazy is beautiful inside.
There's a small but perfectly formed kitchen.
And a warming wood-burner for the cooler months.
This cosy little wood-burner will keep you very warm and toasty.
The comfy double bed is tucked away at one end of the hut.
If you tire of the view (which we don't think you will!) the owners have provided a TV with DVD player and plenty of books too.
Pop the radio on over breakfast, and who knows what kinds of wildlife you will spot with the binoculars!
You are more than welcome to borrow a book to read.
Every delightful detail has been carefully and thoughtfully provided.
It has a little dining-area and kitchen-area with very clever use of storage (the combination microwave and toaster are hidden behind the cupboard doors).
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need including a toaster, kettle, two-ring hob, combination oven and fridge.
The other end of the hut houses the en suite shower-room.
Complete with wash-basin, WC and shower cubicle.
And, of course, hot and cold running water - this is luxury glamping, after all!
Lovely details everywhere you look.
Sat right in the meadow to take advantage of the views, there is a patio-area with fire-pit barbecue, table and chairs.
Dining al fresco and taking in the stunning view is a must.
Cook up a scrummy supper on the fire-pit barbecue.
Just look at the setting of this lovely retreat.
The unique outside shower is fed by a spring.
Will you brave it? What an experience to have.
Sit back and relax in the sun lounger or swing seat, the choice is yours.
What a lovely place to sit and read a good book.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading out for the day.
The perfect accompaniment to a summer's evening.
An idyllic place to stay.
Easy to reach yet off the beaten track, Stargazy gives the perfect balance.
Sweet fairy lights surround the patio-area.
Escape the stresses and strains of modern life and reconnect with one another.
Looking down from the top of the meadow.
To the hut!
You'll want to return time and time again.
Another shot of the view from Stargazy Sky.
You are welcome to wander the grounds of Wykeleigh which has the most fabulous views from most spots.
You will experience miles and miles of uninterrupted countryside.
The Ruby Red Devon cows may sometimes be grazing in the field in front and are farmed on the land. A truly beautiful sight.
Just a short walk away is River Cottage HQ of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall fame.
River Cottage HQ is a walkable distance across the fields.
Trinity Hill Nature Reserve is within walking distance.
Millers farm shop on the A35 just outside of Axminster has some fabulous local produce and holiday treats.
Felicity's award-winning farm shop is just over the border into Dorset and has some delicious produce for the barbecue.
This tram travels between historic Colyton and Seaton following the Axe estuary through two nature resreves.
Lyme Regis has it all, the iconic Cobb, fossils, sand, great cafes. restaurants, pubs and ice cream.
Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis serves fabulous food with magnificent views. Hix offers a 10% discount to Classic Cottages guests for groups of 6 or less. Please show booking information.
The nearby fishing village of Beer is well worth a visit.
The cliffs that jut out between Beer and Branscombe - a great section of the South West Coast Path.