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Traditional Hilltop Shepherd's Hut,peaceful,far reaching views,fire pit,rural!

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 129 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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! The hut is very private, not part of some big camp. You will have your very own fire pit for a bit of outdoor cooking and of course some story telling.

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 for cosy evenings in , a sink, a two ring hob and a surprising amount of storage space. You are welcome to put a tent up too if kids/you want extra 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!

20 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. There's also a ping pong table in a barn that is also home to a few seasonal swallows!

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

Owner
Jim Bremner
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

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!

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 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!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Barnstaple in North Devon District

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 129 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • 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.

Reviews

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Traditional Hilltop Shepherd's Hut,peaceful,far reaching views,fire pit,rural!
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
5

Ideal place to chill out

  • 5 of 5

tom Putt is a great place to relax and chill. We had a really nice break, although the weather could have been better. The scenery was lovely the hut was cosy and ample for our needs.

Jenny the owner was very welcoming and hospitable. We will definitely go back but when the weather is better. All in all well worth the visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheers
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The quiet life

  • 4 of 5

The shepherds hut was lovely! The area was so quiet and peaceful and we had a much needed rest. The pics are a bit deceptive though. The ground it sits in isn't as spacious as it looks, and we specifically asked if it was secure for our dogs to roam free, and were told it was enclosed by a fence. The fences enclosed the sheep fields and the adjoining cottage, but the land the hut sat on was open to all of the farm grounds and unsecured track that led to the road. We could not leave the door open.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Escape

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous Hut with good facilities. We all loved it, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time despite the interesting weather!
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely find, what more could you want , lovely clean cosy shepherds hut plenty of room. Just the sound of sheep and cows around you. We had such a great stay didn't want to leave will definitely be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time - all the best Jim
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5

An amazing escape in the country!

  • 5 of 5

If you love the peace and tranquility of the great outdoors then this is for you!

Set within beautiful North Devons countryside, this shepherds hut is a perfect getaway from the treadmill of life!

It encompasses all that is fab about country living - al fresco cooking and dining, fresh air and surrounded by nature.

The set up is perfect - everything you need to be independent but with the knowledge that Jenny and Alistaire are a stones throw away should you need them.

The facilities suit the experience - fire pit, tennis, ping pong, walks and beautiful Devon to explore on your bikes, with many cream tea stops not too far away!

You will leave feeling recharged and wanting to retire now for more of the same!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank guys! Good luck with your new lives. J & A
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Such a relaxing family break

  • 5 of 5

This Shepherd's Hut is perfect. It has a double bed and bunk beds so enough sleeping space for a family of four. There is plenty of storage too. The Hut was really well equipped. Showers/toilets extremely close by and were spotless. Water was lovely and hot!

We loved playing ping pong and cooking on the fire pit. Next time we come we'll make sure we have a game of tennis too!

The location is perfect - so tranquil. So lovely to hear nothing but the bleating of lambs/sheep and the birds singing!

We had such a lovely couple of days here - such a great place to escape the TV, PS4 and emails!!

We will definitely come back for another stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys Xx
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Barnstaple, 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
 
Spring
31 Mar 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
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£80
£350
 
 
Summer
3 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
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£85
£450
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
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£350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£160
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£350
 

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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