Welcome to your idyllic hideaway...
Tucked away in its own private orchard with a blissful hot tub.
The hut is a beautifully crafted, charming retreat.
The open plan living space is utterly delightful.
Tranquillity awaits.
Dreamy.
Horseshoe is just as special inside as outside.
The kitchen is well-equipped and includes an electric oven and induction hob, perfect for rustling up supper.
Treat yourself to afternoon tea and a bottle of fizz, with this fantastic backdrop.
The sumptuous king size bed is perfect for a blissful sleep.
Super spacious with all you could need for a comfortable stay.
You may never want to leave.
The stylish shower room.
Lots of beautiful touches throughout.
The handmade soap is simply divine.
Evening treats after a day of adventures.
The outside space is rather special.
Slow afternoons are best spent in this sun-dappled spot.
The orchard is private and all yours to make the most of.
Sink into the hot tub and enjoy romantic moments under the stars.
The most perfect, tranquil setting.
Supper under the stars.
Horseshoe Shepherd's Hut has a very handy electric car charging point.
The location is pretty magical.
Horseshoe sits just a short stroll from the delightful village of Chittlehamholt which is a welcoming rural community with a community shop and a lovely local pub.
Sitting at the top of its own private orchard, there are 200 acres of ancient unspoilt woodland to explore just a stroll away down a green track.
The owners' chickens live at the bottom of the orchard.
The owners also have some sheep, who live in a nearby paddock.
Explore your glorious surroundings.
Soak up the magic of the countryside.
Discover the stunning walks from your doorstep.
Horseshoe Shepherd's Hut resides in the delightful village of Chittlehamholt.
The welcoming local pub is within walking distance.
And there's a community shop for provisions too.
Treat yourself to some local produce.
For a highly recommended blast of sea air, the nearest beach on the north Devon coast is just over half an hour away - miles of golden sand at Instow.
Across the estuary from Instow, you can use the little seasonal passenger ferry, is the historic fishing village of Appledore.
If walking is your thing, infamous Exmoor National Park is just half an hour away by car.
Discover beautiful Dartmoor either by bike or on foot (about an hours drive away).
The pretty market town of Barnstaple.
The north coast has some stunning beaches, this is Westward Ho!

Horseshoe Shepherd's Hut

4325

5.1 miles SW of South Molton / Sleeps 2 + cot* (no children from 1 to 15)

Book or Reserve Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking

7 Nights from £549

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Exeter Inn Umberleigh (150 yards)

Under new ownership as of August 2019, this traditional thatched roofed pub offers a warm welcome and pleasant outdoor seating. An ideal place to pop in for refreshments whilst exploring the local area.

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

October 2019

Brilliant.

We had to go back for the burgers 3 times because they where so amazing! It's all hand made from local produce! Love love love! Definitely worth a trip and the staff are really helpful! We turned up very late after a long journey down and they still made us food!

Nearest beach

Instow Beach (13 miles)

A great beach for children with acres of sand at low tide, shallow waters and usually calm seas. There are plenty of facilities nearby in the village. Dog restrictions apply so please check locally.

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

November 2021

A dog’s paradise

We came in November and there were so many dogs and owners on the beach. My little dog was in her element.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2021

Great to visit whatever the weather

Great walks based around a village with good pubs, a fantastic deli (John's) and an amazing fish shack near the beach and car park The Glorious Oyster, serving great no fuss fish dishes


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Instow John's deli near the beach

Great deli for picnic boxes, fresh crab sourdough roll. Amazing cakes


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Instow John's deli near the beach

Great deli for picnic boxes, fresh crab sourdough roll. Amazing cakes


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

John's of Instow

Chocolate brownies to die for. Melt In the mouth and very chocolatey.

Nearest walk

Umberleigh to Barnstaple Walk (3 ¼ miles)

You will find lots of lovely walks in this area however this one in particular is a lovely day out. Follow the River Taw downstream from Umberleigh through beautiful Devon countryside towards Barnstaple for about eight miles. The return journey can be made by train on the Tarka railway.

Nearest town

South Molton (5 miles)

South Molton offers a great base from which to explore Devon. To the north is Exmoor; heaven for those who love untamed wilderness walks. Go west and you’ll find some of the country’s best surfing beaches, including Croyde and Woolacombe. There is plenty to keep golfing and fishing enthusiasts entertained or if that seems too energetic, you might like to browse the art galleries or visit the honey farm to see the bees in action.

Also nearby

The Grove Inn (2 ¼ miles)

The Sunday lunch here is something to behold - meats from Devon’s best farms are the star of the show.

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

August 2021

Stokes 2021

Amazing country pub in a very pretty village setting. Good selection of
local beers and food was to a very high standard. Not to be missed!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Superb Pub!

Super pub in a remote location. Good selection of beers and excellent food in friendly surroundings. Excellent!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

Cosy friendly proper pub

Gorgeous village pub which had a lovely feeling about it. The landlord was so geniune and the locals so friendly. The Sunday lunch was divine.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2010

A real find - delicious food in a friendly pub in the middle of nowhere.

Heal Farm Fine Food (1 ½ miles)

Situated in the heart of the Devon countryside. The Heal Farm story started in the 1970s, when Anne Petch received a piglet for her 16th birthday. Now, more than 30 years on, Heal Farm is a thriving family business at the forefront of the movement to use traditional farming methods in the rearing of rare breeds. The farm's activities have now diversified to include rare breeds of lamb and beef as well as stocking non-meat products including locally reared smoked fish and wonderful traditional cheeses.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2010


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2010

Heal Farm

Fantastic food, I always look forward to my visits. I would recommend the sirloin steaks to anyone some of the finest i have tasted.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2009

Well worth a visit - you will not be disappointed!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2009

Unusual cuts of beef

The butchers here really know thier stuff and you can get traditional cuts of beef that you won't find elsewhere - perfect for old-school Mrs Beeton recipes or for recreating classic dishes like granny used to make!

RHS Rosemoor (9 ½ miles)

Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.

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

August 2021

Stunning gardens

Beautiful selection of show gardens and fabulous fruit and vegetable gardens. Well worth a visit and a cream tea


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Rosemoor RHS

Well worth a visit and 25 minutes from Forest View. Beautiful well kept gardens.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Mr

Lovely


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Roses Galore!

The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.

The Bell Inn Chittlehampton (3 miles)

A traditional pub offering a menu created using locally sourced foods and great ales. Children and dogs are welcome and there's a play area and outdoor seating for use in the warmer months.

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

July 2021

Lovely Pub

Friendly staff and lovely food. Very dog friendly too.

Castle Inn (3 ¼ miles)

A traditional Victorian pub which offers home cooked food and local ales. With easy access to Exmoor, Dartmoor and the North Devon coast, this is the ideal please to stop off for a well deserved meal.

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

December 2019

lily and Lee

staff were extremely helpful and polite food was immaculate and fairly priced lovely cosey pub.

Articles | From around the area

Things to do

Miracle Theatre