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!
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


8.4 miles SW of Tiverton / Sleeps 2 + cot* (no children from 1 to 9)

7 Nights from £386 - £729

Nearest pub

The Cross Inn (2 miles)

A traditional pub in the heart of the village. There's a restaurant with new menu and snacks are available at the bar. Check their website before you visit as, at the time of writing they are closed on Mondays.

Nearest beach

Dawlish Warren Beach (21 miles)

The Blue Flag Dawlish Warren beach is an internationally recognised nature reserve. Famed for its ecological importance, Dawlish Warren beach is backed by dunes and sprawls for over a mile of sand and sea. As popular amongst wildfowl as it is amongst men, the beach is also protected by RNLI lifeguards in the summer. Can get busy in summer.

Nearest walk

Kennerleigh and Woolfardisworthy (¾ mile)

We've found this lovely little walk (courtesy of DevonLife), through the gentle, rolling hills of mid Devon. Follow the details on their website and enjoy a three and a half mile ramble.

Nearest town

Black Dog (2 miles)

A lovely little name for a lovely little village, based on the not-so-lovely legend of a ghost, it's perched on a high ridge connecting Dartmoor with Exmoor, so wherever you look there are moorland views for miles. Make sure you stop off at The Black Dog Inn for the best views of Dartmoor.

Also nearby

The Lamb Inn (3 ¼ miles)

An old 16th Century coach house with low ceilings, open fires, comfy sofas, a sheltered garden and a great reputation for food. Listed in the Michelin Pub Guide and the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, 2010.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gordon March 2010

Fantastic Food

Wonderful, friendly pub, fantastic food. Go there and see for yourself! Look round the Church too while you are there.

Knightshayes Court (9 ¼ miles)

A wonderful Gothic pile with stunning formal gardens and beautiful interiors. The walled garden provides produce for the Stables restaurant where you can watch the gardeners at work or explore the woodland walks.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs George May 2014

Free parking and walk for dog

We couldn't go in as we had the dog with us, but the car park was free and there's a nice woodland walk off the car park where dogs can walk off the lead. Nice setting and surrounding countryside.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Drewett September 2012


One of the best national trust properties we've ever been to, something for all ages. The gardens are fantastic and offer both formal and woodland styles. Well worth a visit!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Beautiful gardens!

The gardens are the jewel of this property, with many different areas; woodland, formal garden, meadow, parkland and a stunning restored kitchen garden which provides produce for the lovely stables restaurant. Highly recommended and really easy access from the M5.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

One of the finest surviving Gothic Revival houses, this rare example of the work of eccentric architect William Burges has extraordinary medieval romantic interiors. The beautiful garden includes a kitchen garden.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Glorious garden. Monster house, but interesting contents.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Good National Trust property

Interesting house and gardens, even kept the kids going for two hours.

Treloars Delicatessen (4 ½ miles)

Local cheese and deli items all freshly prepared on the premises.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Fabulous. Try the Game Pie!

Tiverton Castle (8 ¼ miles)

Originally built for Henry I, this castle encompasses 900 years of history. Worth a visit to see the romantic ruins and beautiful walled gardens and you can book a stay through Classic Cottages as there are several cottages and apartments available. Tours can be booked in advance, with limited availability.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2010

You can even stay here through Classic Cottages!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2009

A really nice place for children to visit, very hands on. Visitors can try on Civil War armour, see the medieval loos, learn about the 900 years of history, the ghosts, secret passages; beautiful garden. Very moderate admission prices, and excellent value for money. Free visitor parking inside.

The Aviator Coffee Bar and Restaurant (19 miles)

If you're an aviation fanatic, this modern coffee bar and restaurant suitated on the edge of Dunkeswell Airfield, will be right up your street! It's also popular with families as it offers a warm welcome and extensive menu with something to suit everyone. Check out their live music events and themed nights if you fancy something different.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Hopkins April 2017

Very impressive

As my partner is a pilot it was inevitable we would need to visit the airfield.... usually these places are quite basic and food is obligatory greasy spoon type fare....but not here in Dunkeswell! Very impressed and very helpful staff. Food great and very reasonably priced too and dogs are welcome. The location of the outdoor seating also means you get an excellent view of aircraft both landing, taking off and parking up....

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