Jabba the Hut

UK England South West England Devon Okehampton Hideaway Camping

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 1 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
A shepherds hut for two with a setting that's great for wildlife watching overlooking a stream on the edge of Dartmoor.
  • A bed with bedding and log burner make this sleeping space comfy and cosy
  • Campfires allowed and first bag of logs provided
  • One of four glamping options on a 24-acre camping and glamping site

The Owner Says

Our Shepherd's Hut is spacious, cosy and full of rustic charm. It has a separate bedroom, table and chairs, storage and a gas heater to keep you snug. The hut overlooks the trees, with a short walk down to the steam, so you can relax, watch the buzzards and ravens, and soak up the tranquil atmosphere. Everything you need is provided - you just need to pack your clothes, towels and toiletries to enjoy an alternative glamping holiday! There's even a solar-powered USB charger to keep your phone topped up.
Below is a list of what is provided to help you plan your stay:
  • All bedding plus spare blankets
  • Gas heater
  • Complementary bag of wood (£4 per bag after)
  • Matches/lighter/firelighters
  • Electric candles
  • Torch
  • Camping cooker
  • Crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and basic kitchen utensils for 2 people
  • Kettle
  • Tea towels
  • Table and two chairs

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Hideaway Camping with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

Click here to read the full terms

About Hideaway Camping

Suitable For

Campers, glampers, tents, small campervans, families, couples – yes. Caravans, motorhomes, dogs – no.

Nearby

The top of the campsite's track meets a bridleway which runs through countryside from Okehampton to Holsworthy. It makes for a pleasant walk or cycling route directly from the site. The castle in Okehampton is a worthy destination too. It's the largest castle remains in Devon (03703 331181), set on a wooded spur above the rushing River Okement. It was originally a stone keep, built after the Norman conquest, but was transformed into a residence for the Earl of Devon in the 1300s. There is a riverside picnic area and beautiful woodland walks nearby. From Okehampton, it's easy to dive into Dartmoor National Park for walking, mountain biking and more. Visit Lydford Gorge (01822 820320), the deepest gorge in the South West with a spectacular 30m waterfall, or climb up the banks of impressive Meldon Reservoir. In the opposite direction it's an 35-minute drive to Bude and the beaches of the North Devon and Cornwall coast.

Food & Drink

The campsite is at the end of a long, private track, so it's a bit of a shlep to find the nearest pub. It's just under 4 miles to the excellent Clovelly Inn (01837 871447) in Bratton Clovelly but most things can be covered in Okehampton, including a superb fish and chippie (Kempley's Catch; 01837 52503). There are also 3 supermarkets, a butchers, grocers and newsagents, amongst other independent stores.

Search All Availability at Hideaway Camping

Site Reviews

Add Your Review

Rated ★★★★★ over 32 reviews

★★★★★

Really lovely night

Stayed in Jabba which was lovely, warm and comfortable. Pity we could only stay one night.

Response from Hideaway Camping

Thanjs Richard for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Jabba the hut. Hope to see again done time! 
★★★★★

A perfect, rural hideaway

Despite camping for two days in almost constant rain we absolutely loved this site. We had it all to ourselves and even got a personal welcome from Kevin the pig. The family couldn’t have been friendlier and we really hope all their plans for the site come to fruition. We’ll be back in the sunshine one day!
Oct 9, 2020 by Kate

Response from Hideaway Camping

Hi Kate, thanks so much for your lovely review! It was great to meet you and hope to see you again in the sunshine!! 
★★★★★

Peaceful minimalist retreat

We spent two nights in a tent and it was just perfect. The name says it all really, secluded site, well spaced pitches, with the right balance of minimalist facilities. There's covered seating areas, a large communal fire pit, with clean showers and toilets. It's very peaceful, with just the chorus of livestock in the background. Loved it

Response from Hideaway Camping

Thank you Sam for taking the time to give us a review  we really appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed it here and hope ti see you again ! 
★★★★★

Attention to detail spot on

We haven’t been camping much and really didn’t want a big commercial place with loads of campervans and mobile homes. From the well positioned pitches, to the showers and little walks, this place was perfect and so individual. We went as a couple and enjoyed peace and nature. A family would be equally at home and have a great time. Thank you Hideaway Camping!

Response from Hideaway Camping

Thank you Charlotte for your lovely review, we really appreciate it. So pleased you had a good time here and we hope to see you again! 
★★★★★

Great site

Had a great time at the hideaway was there for only 4 nights wish I could have stayed longer , the hideaway is a nice quiet site no load music, nice to be able to have a fire ( £5 a bucket for logs) . Great dark sky’s enjoyed looking at the stars, the shower/ toilets are good do the job you need. Private road down to site a bit bumpy just need to take your time and Take on the sites, will be going again

Response from Hideaway Camping

Thank you George for leaving us a lovely review, we really appreciate it. So glad you had a good time and hope to see you again. 
See all reviews at Hideaway Camping

Location

Hideaway Camping is located at Higher Melbury, Northlew, Okehampton, Devon EX20 3PG

Show Map

Getting There

From the Exeter direction, follow the A30, go past the first Okehampton turning then come off at the Sourton Cross turn-off towards Holsworthy. Turn right at the junction onto A386. Go past the Shell garage on your left and keep going straight until you reach the roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout and keep going straight along the A3079 (for approx 5 miles). You will go through Thorndon Cross and a few minutes later will see The Railway Cottages on your right and a sign for Hideaway Camping. Turn here, go over the little bridge, bear left, then bear right and keep on going until you find the campsite car park.

From Launceston direction, follow the A30 and turn off at Sourton Cross. Turn left onto the A386 and keep going (past the Shell garage on your left) until you reach the roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout and keep going straight along the A3079 (for approx 5 miles). You will go through Thorndon Cross and a few minutes later will see The Railway Cottages on your right and a sign for Hideaway Camping. Turn here, go over the little bridge, bear left, then bear right and keep on going until you find the campsite car park.