Dreamhuts Retreat, James Barn, Kerswell, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2ES
It seems fitting that this brand new Devon glamping site, set in the hedge-ribbonned countryside of the Culm Valley, plays host to two thoroughly modern shepherd’s huts. After all, on the edge of the Blackdown Hills AONB, this is traditional sheep farming country through and through. Yet, just as, today, the agriculture has modernised – tractors work the local fields and sheep have been usurped by horses (you can even bring your own on holiday with you!) – these shepherd’s huts are anything but old fashioned.
Each accompanied by its own private hot tub, the huts offer a wealth of space inside, with a king-sized bed at one end and luxurious en-suite bathrooms that feature powerful showers and a beautiful slate-tile finish. There’s under-floor heating throughout, a wall-mounted digital television beside the bed and a classic wood-burning stove, so you can lose yourself staring into the flames on a rainy day. For an extra extravagant touch, both huts also have the shared use of a wood-clad, steamy sauna, shaped like an over-sized barrel with its glass door peeping out across the meadow setting. You can also book in-house 'pamper packages', including massage, facials and manicures.
If don’t have a horse to bring with you (there’s stabling, turnout and guides to show you the best bridleways), then you needn’t worry. The local footpaths weave their way to the nearest good pub or, from the village, along the banks of the tiny River Weaver, which eventually joins the Culm and runs all the way to Exmouth (a half hour drive away). There’s a fishery in the village, too, for keen anglers, while a visit to the beach or to one of the national parks – Dartmoor or Exmoor – is all easily achievable by car. Return via the traditional town of Honiton and pick up some locally made cheeses from the market. It'll be the perfect addition to your evening pizza... cooked in your hut's private pizza oven, naturally.
The Owner SaysDreamhuts Retreat offer beautifully hand crafted, luxury shepherds hut breaks, tucked away in the heart of Devon. Complete with stunning views, personal hot tubs, firepit BBQ with pizza oven, outdoor dining area, shared use of the barrel sauna & endless trails and gentle strolls to the local pub.
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