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 cold 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 where you could try out one of their Saturday lunches or monthly seasonal treats or head to the 300 acre organic Trill Farm, 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, however there is unfortunately not enough room for a travel cot in the shepherd's hut and therefore it cannot accommodate 2 adults plus a baby over the age of 12 months (although a single adult is welcome to stay with a baby/child over this age, if they are happy to share the double bed). *A cot is not provided, please bring your own Moses basket.
- No pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- 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
Welcome to Stargazy Sky, our magical hideout boasting spellbinding vistas.
There's plenty of spots to sit back and watch the natural world go by.
Wholesome interiors adorn the inside space.
The cute kitchenette is superbly equipped with all the essentials.
Tucked away in a peaceful paradise...
Your very own little haven.
The warming wood-burner will keep you toasty during those out of season escapes.
A lovely little feature!
The comfy double bed is snuggled to the right of the hideaway.
There's also a TV and an array of books to get lost in.
Pop the radio on over breakfast, then enjoy wildlife spotting!
The sweet table is perfect for intimate dining.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need including a toaster, kettle, two-ring hob, combination oven and fridge.
The shower-room sits to the right of the hut.
Perfect for freshening up after the day's adventures.
The glorious views can be enjoyed from inside and out.
Dining al fresco and taking in the stunning view is a must.
Just look at the setting of this lovely retreat.
The unique outside shower is fed by a spring.
Sit back and relax in the sun lounger or swing seat, the choice is yours.
Just look at that gorgeous view.
As dusk settles, pretty festoon lighting illuminates the outside space.
Your friendly neighbours quietly graze in the fields beyond.
You may even by lucky enough to encounter a Roe Deer.
River Cottage HQ is a walkable distance across the fields.
Trinity Hill Nature Reserve is within walking distance.
The cliffs between Beer and Branscombe - a great section of the South West Coast Path.
The nearby fishing village of Beer is well worth a visit.
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.
Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis serves fabulous food with magnificent views. Hix offers a 10% discount to Classic Cottages and Unique hideaways guests for groups of 6 or less. Please show booking information.