Dreamhuts Retreat

UK England South West England Devon Cullompton

  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A pair of super-luxury shepherd's huts in the rural Culm Valley countryside, where good walks and welcoming pubs abound

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.

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Facilities

Huts are individually designed to have their own ambience but both feature underfloor heating, wood burner, hand-crafted kitchen area with full size oven hob and fridge, LCD TV, king-sized bed, en-suite shower room, and bedding and towels provided. One hut also has 2 single bunks, while the other has a double sofa bed. Each hut has its own private hot tub, firepit BBQ with pizza oven and outdoor dining area. There is a shared barrel sauna. In-house treatment and pamper packages available, including massage, facials, manicures and pedicures. Guests can also bring their horse with them for an additional charge, with stabling, turnout and guides for the local bridleways provided.

Suitable For

Glamping only. So no campervans, caravans or tents. Well behaved dogs welcome (1 per booking; additional charge) and groups welcome to book both huts.

Nearby

Dreamhuts Retreat is right on the edge of the Blackdown hills AONB and offers excellent walking (and mountain biking if you bing your own bikes). The traditional market town of Honiton is well worth a visit – the market is held along the wide High Street of this historic lace town every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – while it takes just over half an hour to reach the cathedral city of Exeter (and the same amount of time to the nearest beach). Closer to home, the local bird of prey centre (3 miles; 01884 277297) is a novel attraction where you can try your hand at falconry. For history, try the National Trust-owned properties of Killerton House (7 miles) and Knightshayes Court (16 miles).

Food & Drink

Pre-order luxury welcome hampers, breakfast hampers and tasty BBQ hampers before you arrive at the site or check out the local pubs. There are three great spots within a 30 minute walk. The Keepers Cottage Inn (1¼ miles; 01884 266247) is closest, while Broadhembury (1½ miles) is home to a delightful tearooms and a good village shop for essentials, plus the second pub, The Drewe Arms (01404 841267). The third good local is the Wyndham Arms in Kentisbeare (1½ miles; 01884 266327) where there is also a village shop.

Opening Times

All year.

Family Friendly

It's 6 miles to Diggerland (08712 277007), the popular, digger-themed theme park that's "bucket's of fun" and 4½ miles to an award-winning family attraction called The Bear Trail (01392 881780), where you can take on a long and often muddy adventure course.

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The Owner Says

Dreamhuts 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.

Accommodation

2 shepherd's huts, one sleeping up to 2 adults and 2 children (plus a third child in a cot) and the other sleeping 2 adults. Check Availability

Location

Contact Dreamhuts Retreat, Dreamhuts Retreat, James Barn, Kerswell, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2ES

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Getting There

From M5 Junction 28 head east on the A373 toward Honiton. After approximately 3 miles you pass the ‘Keepers Cottage’ pub on your right. After the pub, take your first left onto Broad Road, then take your third right (at Orway crossroads), then your first right (at Windwhistle crossroads). The entrance to Dreamhuts Retreat is about 200 metres down the road on your left. The nearest train station is in Feniton (6¼ miles), with Honiton (8 miles) and Tiverton Parkway (10 miles) also nearby. Buses don't get you much nearer but a collection service from these transport links can be arranged. Contact Dreamhuts Retreat for further info.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 4 reviews

★★★★★

Great location lovely shepherd hut

We visited for 4 nights. The hut was ideal for our stay. We loved the hot tub and the sauna. The hut had everything we needed. We hope to return.
Jun 23, 2019 by Jane Jeffers
★★★★★

Amazing getaway!!! 5*

Fantastic little getaway! As described and much more :-) Lovely views from the hot tub and the sauna was an added bonus along with the dressing gowns!! Everything had so much thought put into it with the fudge and milk left for us and tea. Was lovely and clean and everything was in the lodge that was needed!! The nearby beaches were amazing. Such clear waters during paddling boarding with active escape adventure. The fire burner was also an added extra that made the lodge that bit more special. Thank you very much! Xx
Aug 18, 2018 by Lauren & Alex
★★★★★

Idyllic romantic retreat

The brand new hut was exactly as described, facilities excellent and the wet room was impressive, with a super comfy bed. The views over the fields were superb, and watching the sunset from the hot tub brilliant, as was the visit to the sauna. We had a lovely BBQ on the fire-pit on two of the nights with the well seasoned wood supplied by Michelle and Matthew, with some left over for the wood burner inside. We spent a really nice day exploring Beer beach, quite close by, and Exmoor is not much further. Already planning when we can visit again!
May 23, 2018 by Adrian
★★★★★

Pefect rural bolt hole

A beautiful place to stay away from it all - perfect for a long weekend - great amenities with lots of attention to detail - hot tub was a bonus and the spa treatments were lovely - would highly recommend this little gem of a place!
May 22, 2018 by LinseyM

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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