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Jacobs Hut

At Jacob's Hut

Jacob's Hut, Thrushelball, Lewdown, Okehampton, Devon EX20 4QY

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 1 children)
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
A lovingly hand-crafted hut which offers you the chance to try Glamping in a beautiful part of Devon.
  • Sixty paces from your private shower room, plus access to power points
  • Warmed by a wood-burning stove and lit with tea lights and candles
  • Firepit in front of the summerhouse, perfect for toasting marshmallows

Jacob's Hut is a Shepherd's Hut on the Devon/Cornwall border which comfortably sleeps 2 people. An ideal place to escape with breakfast available if required for an easier start to your day. From the stable door you look out to the pond and to Thrushelton Church on the opposite hill. It's even lovelier outside where you can have a picnic by the pond or relax in the summerhouse which gets the evening sun. There is a firepit in front of the summerhouse for rustling up a meal in the dutch oven or simply for toasting marshmallows. (Toasting fork supplied!) For cooler evenings you have a woodburner in the hut and lighting is by LED storm lanterns.

We provide you with pots, pans, plates, cutlery, utensils, mugs, glasses, can opener & bottle opener. We also provide you with store cupboard goods that are essential to pull a good meal together, along with freshly grown herbs which are readily accessible near our cottage for you to help yourselves to. We also provide you with bedding and also towels but if you are planning a trip to the beach please bring your own beach towel. We also give you your first bag of wood, any extra are at an additional charge to be purchased onsite, please also purchase breakfast on arrival with the campsite.

There is no electricity in the Shepherds Hut but electric sockets are available in the Boot Room. This is adjacent to your private shower room which is 60 paces away, plus access to power points and Wi-Fi should you need them and a hairdryer. Cooking is available at the side of Jacobs Hut and is under canvas. There is a gas barbecue that has a single boiling ring or just a few steps away the aforementioned fire pit with Dutch Oven. You have access to a fridge and deep freeze with ice cubes and wine coolers in Grumpy's Shed plus plenty of tea lights, candles and fairy lights for a romantic break.

The immediate surroundings are very peaceful, with a pond and plenty of birdsong (and stars at night), whilst its situation in Devon it is perfect for branching out and visiting all manner of scenic spots.

It's a great base for visiting numerous National Trust properties. Lydford Gorge is 7 miles, Castle Drogo, Cotehele, and Lanhydrock are approximately half an hours drive and there are plenty of other National Trust properties under an hours drive away.

About Jacob's Hut

Romantic, luxury glamping for two in a quiet Devon valley, well-placed for making the most of the South West

The Owner Says

Jacob's Hut is a Shepherd's Hut on the Devon/Cornwall border which sleeps 2.  An ideal place to escape with breakfast available if required for an easier start to your day. From the stable door you look out to the pond and to Thrushelton Church on the opposite hill.  It's even lovelier outside where you can have a picnic by the pond or relax in the summerhouse which gets the evening sun.  There is a firepit in front of the summerhouse for rustling up a meal in the dutch oven or simply for toasting marshmallows. (Toasting fork supplied!)  For cooler evenings you have a wood burner in the hut and lighting is by LED storm lanterns.

Site Facilities

The hut sleeps 2 in a fitted double bed (bedding and towels supplied). A wood-burner keeps you warm (initial bag of wood supplied), there is a gas BBQ and ring hob, and candles, tea lights and solar-powered lamps provide lighting. There is no electricity in the hut. Pots, pans, plates, cutlery, crockery and utensils are all provided and there is a selection of books, board games, cards and dominoes and binoculars for bird watching. Direct access to a private, modern shower room (60 paces away, we measured it!) in an extension on the owner's cottage, where you also have access to their boot room, with electric sockets, a hairdryer and mirror, plus, in Grumpy's Shed, a fridge and deep freeze with ice cubes and wine coolers. There is also a summerhouse with a table and chairs and an outside firepit (dutch oven provided for al fresco cooking). WiFi available in the boot room only.

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