Moonbow Hut

UK England South West England Devon Holsworthy Moonbow Escapes

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
  • Electricity
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • In room Wifi
Plankbridge designed and handcrafted traditional Shepherds Hut but with the refined comforts of boutique-quality accommodation. The size of the hut is 22ft long and 9ft 6inc wide. This is larger than many Shepherds Huts but from the outside retains its traditional charm.

The Owner Says

The interior is finished beautifully throughout with oak flooring, windows and shutters, a king-sized bed, bathroom with shower and central heating to compliment the log burning stove. The well-equipped kitchen includes hob, full-sized fridge, and microwave.

A smart tv and Wi-Fi are found at the foot end of the bed.

Luxurious sheets, fluffy towels and bathrobes are all provided.

We have endeavored to maintain the glamping qualities that are expected with a Shepherds Hut experience along with the qualities and refinement of Alfresco living.

A Kirami woodfired hot tub is situated in front of the Hut to help soothe and restore tranquility.

Outside dining and relaxation at any time of the day is enhanced by reclining chairs, table, firepit and bbq.  However, to enable full year outside use a covered area with chairs, table, woodburning stove and sink has been installed.

A complimentary bundle of firelighters, kindling, logs and bbq coals are provided. Extra logs and kindling can be ordered and delivered upon request.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Moonbow Escapes 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 not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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About Moonbow Escapes

Suitable For

Glamping only. The hut sleeps two. Camping in your own tent, campervan or caravan is not permitted and this site does not accommodate children, dogs or pets.


Moonbow is pretty much equidistant from the coast and Dartmoor National Park (about 25 minutes' drive to each), so you can take your pick from a day on the beach or walking in the wilds and on the moors. The nearest beaches also happen to be some of the best. Bude, Widemouth Bay and Sandymouth Bay are all hugely popular for surfing, as well as general sun lounging, and there are surf schools where you can hire boards or book lessons if you're new to it. Closer to home there are good local footpaths to explore, with a number of Forestry England and Woodland Trust woods within striking distance of the campsite – there are good trails in Cookbury Woods, just south of Moonbow Escapes, and it's also just a five-minute drive to National Trust-owned Dunsland (01237 441976), where there was once a grand manor house that was burnt down but you can still discover ponds, gardens, coach-houses and the out-buildings of the estate. It's a 10-minute drive to Holsworthy, the nearest sizeable settlement, where there are supermarkets for stocking up and also a local museum (01409 259337).

Food & Drink

It's 10 minutes' to Holsworthy where there's a Waitrose, Co-Op and M&S, as well as a petrol station. The town is also home to several pubs – The Old Market Inn (01409 254666) being perhaps the pick of the bunch – but the closest pub to the campsite is actually the country pub, The Bickford Arms (01409 221318) a couple of miles away. Rebuilt after a fire in 2003, the 17th-century coaching inn has flagstone flooring, low beams, two wood-burning stoves and historic photos of the pub before, during and after the fire. There are real ales on tap and it's well known for its Sunday carveries.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 4 reviews


Relaxing little get away

Thank you so much for such a wonderful weekend. The location was completely stunning. Nestled amongst the fields, tucked away from everything. Loved the hot tub, watching the sunset and waking up to a family of deer in the bottom field. The hut was spacious and immaculate, beautifully decorated and equipped with everything we needed. Hosts were on hand if there were any issues. Was pure luxury. We will be back again!
Oct 7, 2021 by Amelia Puckey

Response from Moonbow Escapes

I’m so glad you had a lovely time and thank you for your kind review. Look forward to your return.

A little piece of rural bliss

We really enjoyed recent our stay at Moonbow Escapes, valuing the peace and quiet of having our own country estate (well a separate field, but felt very spoilt). We were treated to some wonderful wildlife, from a couple of deer on the first night, to acrobatic bat displays as they wolfed down insects attracted by our lights and flocks of goldfinches flying at low level across the field. The accommodation is very spacious, with no expense spared to make it feel both comfortable and luxurious. There is ample outside seating, both covered and uncovered allowing a full appreciation of the peace and quiet of the surrounding, particularly at night. Sylvia was also a very considerate host. We had no power one morning and after investigating Sylvia found it had been turned off for repair works but with no prior notice. She left us a gift to make up for the inconvenience even though this was something that was obviously beyond her control. We would strongly recommend Moonbow Escapes.

Lovely weekend getaway

Myself and my partner booked for the weekend (Friday-Sunday) we arrived late due to work commitments the owner was very accommodating leaving the key in a lock box and even putting a solar light on the gate to help us find it in the dark. The hut was perfectly clean and beautiful inside and out. Very well equipped the hot tub was lovely we can't wait to visit again! Only down side was we had to go home 🤣

Fun and tranquil stay

We had such a lovely stay at the shepherds hut. We had come from busy St Ives so it was very refreshing to be in the peace and quiet, surrounded by lovely views. The hut was very clean, well equipped and all the towels and bedding smelled amazing and felt so luxurious! The smart tv was a great addition so we could chill out and watch movies in the evening. We really enjoyed the wood fired hot tub, it was such a novelty and fun to relax and enjoy the surrounding views. The host was very accommodating and helpful, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and getting away from it all. Thank you!
Aug 10, 2021 by Emma Lloyd Verified Review

Response from Moonbow Escapes

Thank you for writing a lovely review.  We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our new Shepherds Hut. We look forward to having you back with us again someday.


Moonbow Escapes is located at Moonbow Escapes, Clawmoor, Ashwater, Beaworthy, Devon EX21 5DW

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Getting There

Heading from the east or west take the A30 at Exeter (junction 31). Just west of Okehampton, turn off the A30 at Sourton and take the A386 signposted to Holsworthy. At the first mini roundabout take the first exit onto the A3079, again signposted to Holsworthy. Follow this road for eight miles, through the village of Halwill Junction, then past the left turn for Halwill, staying on the A3079. About a mile and a half later, take a left turn at Morecombe Cross, signposted 'Ashwater'. If you miss this junction and reach the T junction with the A3072 then turn back on yourself and take the first right (again, at Morecombe Cross). You are now half a mile from Moonbow Escapes. Carry on down this road until you see the sign on your right. Turn down the track and 200 yards later you will be the Moonbow shepherd's hut.