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Traditional Hilltop Shepherd's Hut,peaceful,far Reaching Views,tennis court

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
cabin
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cabin in Barnstaple - Shepherd's Hut

A Chance To Stay Somewhere Different! Sleeps 4,1 Double + 2 Bunks , Stove.

Come and get away from it all in this lovely shepherd's hut - (he's called Tom Putt's) In a quiet spot on an old Devon hilltop Farm with far reaching views and the occasional sheep! There is the Shepherd's cottage (prop number 1046935/E6907 4 beds) near by (but very separate) which you can also rent . Tom Putt sleeps 4 (one double bed and 2 bunks). He has a small wood stove , a sink and a cooker and a surprising amount of storage space.

Right outside your door are 10 acres of fields and trees to roam amongst. The hut certainly is away from it all which means its quiet but equally you can make as much noise as you like!

30 paces away is a spacious shower and loo in an old barn, 30 paces in the opposite direction is where you park your car, it's safe and off road, just next to the tennis court which you have free use of.

Provisions can be bought in the charming market town of Torrington (3miles). It has real bakers (with possibly the best home baked chelsea buns in the world),grocers,butchers as well as some lovely pubs selling real Devon Ale .There is also a small but trendy cinema and arts centre (The Plough) which has regular live music,comedy and theatre.

Close to the Atlantic coast (5miles) yet away from the traffic , staying in Tom Putt's means you get the best of both worlds. There are miles of fabulous sandy beaches nearby Instow, Westward Ho! Saunton Sands, Croyde to name a few. There is great surf for the pros (and kite surfing should you wish) as well as tuition for those that wish to learn but you may just like to roll your trouser legs up and paddle!

The Shepherd's hut lies In the heart of Devon countryside between Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks , away from the tourists yet close enough to beaches as well as miles of free National Trust coastline ( great walking and stunning views!).

Popular nearby attractions include the magnificent R.H.S. Rosemoor Gardens (3 miles), Dartington Crystal Glass Factory (2 miles), the Barnstaple and Bideford Pannier market ( food and antiques), Torrington 1646 (civil war re-enactments) and for the more active the Tarka Trail cycle route (30 miles of scenic cycle path, bikes can be hired nearby), North Devon Surf School, kite surfing,sailing, golf (9 beautiful courses), PGL and Skern Lodge out door adventure centres, quad biking, paint ball survival, fishing (freshwater and sea), climbing wall, the Milk way indoor children's adventure centre , The Big Sheep farm experience for kids and grown-ups!

There is plenty of outdoor and indoor entertainment to suit all age groups and all weather and a lot of it is free!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Jim Bremner
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
26 November, 2016
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About Jim Bremner

We came to live in Devon in 1994. We had lived in London and wanted to find somewhere quieter to bring up our children! There are 4 of us in the nearby farm house: Jenny, Alastair, Cathy and Jim. We all play musical instruments and must nearly have a full orchestra between us. So don't be surprised if you hear the distant sound of a flute or a cello on occasion. Jim has been known to give the odd drum lesson if he's around ( if he's in the mood!).

Alastair likes to paint and is into woodwork in a big way. Cathy is the linguist amongst us, having studied French, Spanish and Portuguese. Jenny is general household dog's body although the others wouldn't agree but then they haven't read this !

Jim Bremner purchased this cabin in 1994

Why Jim Bremner chose North Devon

We wanted to live in an old farm house away from it all.North Devon is perfect. It's not really been fully discovered by people yet. We have miles of coastal pathways,we are between Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, there are National Trust properties, Rosemoor Royal horticultural Garden (3 miles), beaches galore (close enough for an after work dip!), Tarka trail bike track, our own Theatre and Arts Centre (The Plough). There are loads of things for kids to do indoor and outdoor whatever the weather (horse riding, fishing, surfing,golf, kite surfing, go carting , quad biking, horrible paint ball games, farm animal parks ,water parks , mountain wall climbing). Oh and there are lovely pubs selling lovely beer!

What makes this cabin unique

We fell in love with the farm, partly because of it's hilltop location but also because of the romance of it's old buildings. When we first arrived we uncovered the original old cooking pot which was used to cook over the open fires!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Traditional Hilltop Shepherd's Hut,peaceful,far Reaching Views,tennis court
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Fantastic setting with wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Booked this for some getaway time and to celebrate my partners 50th birthday. We had the most relaxing of times and the hosts Jenny and Jim could not be more helpful. The setting is idyllic and so so peaceful. Although we planned most evenings to go to a local pub we ended up staying on site as we just struggled to draw ourselves away. When it was time to leave Pippa our wee dog refused to get in the car! We know exactly how she felt! Fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah, we miss little Pippa she seemed to belong somehow!
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5

Old fashioned family fun

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED our week in Tom Putt the shepherd's hut! It's not glamorous, but cosy and comfortable with everything we needed....and nothing we didn't. There are wonderful rain showers and clean WCs in the adjacent stable building, along with a fridge freezer and big washing-up sinks. Our two boys (13 and 11) and big lollopy dog had the run of the field, tennis court and huge enclosed meadow, and it was great to see them getting lots of fresh air. Without a TV or WiFi we were all able to completely disconnect from out hectic everyday lives and enjoy the peace and quiet. Even a trip to the loo in the small hours was no hardship when I looked up and saw more stars than I've ever seen before!

The fire pit was used every night - even in the rain - to cook dinners and chill out by.

The children really enjoyed their first ever surf lesson in Saunton, and we all went wild swimming in Lyn. Sitting on the quay in Appledore to eat our Fish and chips from Sylvester's was another highlight.

Overall, we had a fantastic week and will definitely return some day.......thank you for everything :-D

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ahh so pleased you had a happy time, we loved your big lollopy dog !
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5

absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a really fantastic few days in this beautiful shepherds hut. Everything was so carefully thought through but also relaxed and we were made really welcome. a lovely part of the world too and the most magnificent dawn chorus I've ever heard. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes the dawn chorus ! and the swallows have fledged . Thankyou.
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5

A small corner of heaven ...

  • 5 of 5

A heavenly few nights away, in a beautiful setting , surrounded by beautiful countryside, sheep & stars. Waking up to birdsong was just lovely.

It was immaculate & the owners very welcoming, friendly & helpful.

I've already recommended friends to visit here, a get away from it all break!

The shepherds hut & facilities were completely gorgeous & we will be back to stay again !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you my dears!
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5

Peaceful country retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful spot to get away from it all! The Shepherd's Hut is set overlooking rolling Devon farmland, with plenty of outside space to relax in. Wake up listening to the birdsong and the sheep bleating before heading out for walks or trips to the coast. Great location for beaches, gardens and market towns. The Hut itself is beautifully furnished, very comfortable and all details covered. For our 3 days there we had everything we needed - I could have spent the days in the hammock and not gone anywhere! We look forward to coming back here.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, we are hoping to have another hut soon right down in the valley and even more away from it all!
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5

Beautiful hut, beautiful views and oh so quiet!

  • 5 of 5

The hut is located on a working farm, however in the 4 days we were there we heard a car 4 times! Definitely more cows and sheep than tractors and machinery.

The hut is beautifully finished on the inside and out, no detail has been overlooked with everything well thought out. When they say just bring towels they really mean it, they even provided a torch for late night trips to the toilets.

The toilets where clean and finished to a high standard, water was lovely and hot at any time of day or night.

Beds were comfortable and they'd provided loads of blankets.

Owners came to see if we'd everything we needed when we arrived and popped over in the evening before our departure day to see if we'd enjoyed our stay. Saying that we never felt like they might turn up at anytime and it frl really secluded and private. At the same time felt we could ring them at anytime if we needed too. Brilliant service!

Cannot recommend the shepherds hut enough!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Come again soon !
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Exteter
Nearest Barpub
3.3 Miles
Black Horse
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Instow
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Torrington
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Umberleigh
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
B3227
Nearest Restaurant
3.3 Miles
Black Horse
Nearest Ski
1000 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Instow
Car: necessary

Tom Putt the shepherd's hut lies In the heart of Devon countryside between Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks , five miles from the Atlantic coast , away from the tourists yet close enough to beaches and surf ( Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands , Instow, Croyde ) as well as miles of free National Trust coastline ( great walking and stunning views!)

Close by, the pretty market town of Great Torrington still has family butchers , grocers and bakers (oh the aroma of fresh baked buns!) as well as pubs and cafes and its own small market. There is also the lively Plough Arts Centre with live music, theatre and film and it's own restaurant.

Popular nearby attractions include the magnificent R.H.S. Rosemoor Gardens, Dartington Crystal Glass Factory, the Barnstaple and Bideford Pannier market ( food and antiques), Torrington 1646 (civil war re-enactments) and for the more active the Tarka Trail cycle route (30 miles of scenic cycle path), North Devon Surf School, kite surfing,sailing, golf (9 beautiful courses), PGL and Skern Lodge out door adventure centres, quad biking, paint ball survival, fishing (freshwater and sea), climbing wall, the Milk way indoor children's adventure centre , The Big Sheep farm experience for kids and grown-ups!

There is plenty of outdoor and indoor entertainment to suit all age groups and all weather and a lot of it is free!

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Barnstaple, North Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 5 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£140
for 2 nights
From
£70
£399
 
 
spring 2017
6 Mar 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£140
for 2 nights
From
£70
£399
 
 
summer 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£399
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£140
for 2 nights
From
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£300
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We're pretty flexible about change over days apart from high season when Saturdays are best . Just ask and we will try to help.
Check in anytime after 2pm and checkout by 10am but this can be flexible out of season.
No extra fees for pets , there is no secure enclosure for pets but there is a fence between you and any farm animals and the hut is far from any busy roads.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Barnstaple in Devon

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 12 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Private hot shower and a loo in next door converted stable.
  • So 20 paces away from the shepherd's hut is an old stable which houses your very own spacious hot water shower, the loo, as well as a large washing up sink. There is a handy fridge/freezer for you to use there as well. It's all quite arty!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , It's all open plan, there's a double and 2 adult sized bunks
  • Well it's open plan! There are 2 bunk beds (big enough for adults) and a double bed. Those in the bunk beds can't immediately see those in the double without peering around the corner! The mattresses are new and I would say firm but comfy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Basically , it's a bit different and a fun way to take a break. It can be quiet and romantic or an adventure for a family of 4. It's glamping. Near by is the shepherd's cottage also for a hire so maybe the grandparents could come too! It's a peaceful , get away from it all spot with the occasional baaa and chirp - it's the country afterall. Let life stand still for a moment.

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