8.4 miles SW of Tiverton
From £28 per person per night
Sleeps 2 people
Shepherd's hut with a hot tub in Devon: Ever felt the need to check out, switch off and completely recharge? Shepherd's Joy is a back-to-nature retreat that comes complete with hot-tub happiness. This very special place is totally tranquil and utterly irresistible. But don't just take our word for it - give it a try yourself.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Nothing but sky, stars, the sound of silence and the freshest of fresh air. This, my friend, is the epitome of the get-away-from-it-all escape.
Tucked away right off (and we really do mean right off) the beaten track in Devon's ruralest of rural countryside, Shepherd's Joy is a step back in time where you can get up close and ever so personal with nature - think watching herons settle on the lake, buzzards circling overhead and deer tip toeing across the valley in the early morning mist. At night, as you sit by your fire pit watching the flames dance, you might hear a fox calling, an owl hooting along the valley or the farm's sheep and cattle gently settling down for the evening.
Binneford Farm, where the same family has worked the land for generations, is the setting for this year-round luxury glamping bolthole. In a large, gently sloping field overlooking a tranquil lake, along the path from the car parking area, Shepherd's Joy has just one neighbour, another shepherd's hut called Shepherd's Bliss. Both are wonderfully private and feature their own patios with outside seating, a fire pit, barbecues and even wrought iron wellie stands (they truly have thought of everything here). As if all this wasn't enough, at Shepherd's Joy you even have your own hot tub, sat right beside the hut and perfectly placed for romantic relaxation.
Your beautifully hand-crafted, traditionally styled hut is just as fabulous inside as you'd expect. No compromise on comfort here. There's a double bed with the sweetest patchwork quilt and handy storage space beneath, a cleverly designed kitchen with all the culinary kit you could want and, it goes without saying, a separate bathroom with flushing loo and hot shower. With underfloor heating you'll be warm as toast whatever the weather outside, while a wood-burning stove adds that extra atmosphere, and there's even a flat screen TV to relax in front of. And, should you wish to switch on any gadgets, the hut has WiFi too. This really is a rural idyll with all mod cons on tap.
Out and About
This area in the heart of historic Devon is all rolling hills, winding country lanes, tiny hamlets and tucked-away farmsteads, with views of sheep grazing on hillsides, ancient hedgerows and dramatic lines of trees. But although you may feel as though you're in the middle of nowhere, it's just a hop, skip and jump to the local community store and off licence at Kennerleigh, where you'll find everything you need to cook up a storm, from local meat to free range eggs and cider. And while walking, cycling, fishing and horse riding are all available, you're also just eight miles south west of Tiverton, with its castle, museum and canal country park, and even closer to the historic market town of Crediton, where you'll find shops, pubs and a lively farmer's market.
Steps up to open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas with double bed, wood-burner, TV, electric cooker (2 ring hob and mini oven), fridge, kettle and toaster. Door to Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.
Please note due to the location near the lake and the steps up to the hut, Shepherd's Joy is not suitable for children under ten although babies up to six months old (non crawlers) are welcome.
Availability, reservations and pricing : £386 to £729 per week Powered by Classic CottagesMake Your Reservation with Our partners at Classic Cottages
All prices are £ per week per cottage. Where applicable the prices are inclusive of VAT. The prices are specified for Saturday changeover dates.
For weekly holidays or short breaks beginning on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday the price for the following Saturday applies. For those beginning on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday the price for the previous week applies.
Bed linen and towels are included in the price. In addition, many cottages also include electricity and central heating within the price and this should be taken into consideration when comparing prices. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the Web site.
A non-refundable booking fee of £24 is payable per booking.
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