The Shepherd Hut

UK England South West England Devon Lynmouth & Lynton Westland Farm

  • Sleeps 3 (max 2 adults, 1 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
A charming Shepherds Hut with fantastic views overlooking the Wistlandpound Reservoir and the surrounding countryside
  • Private garden area with gated access to a stream and it's own firepit
  • Completely off grid with solar lights, running water and a gas hob
  • Wood burning stove to keep you warm on chilly nights
  • Hot tub

The Owner Says

Our handmade shepherd hut is ideal for an unforgettable break in the countryside for couples and small families alike.  There is ample room for two adults in a kingsize bed and a small bunk above for a child.   We supply all bedding, you only need to bring towels. 
NOW WITH A WOOD FIRED HOT TUB
We are happy for larger families to squeeze in to the shepherd hut, you are welcome to bring an airbed to sleep an extra child, there is not extra charge for extra people.  The shepherd hut garden has plenty of room for a tent for older children, or perhaps a family camping and granny and granddad sleeping in the shepherd hut.   Camping is charged at our camping rate and is bookable separately or you are welcome to contact us directly. 
The kitchen area comes with a range of appliances: a small sink with running water, single gas hob, pretty china crockery, kitchen and cooking utensils.
You can stay warm and toasty in front the wood burning stove.
The views from the stable door and garden toward Wistlandpound Reservoir are truly breathtaking.
Outside the hut boasts its own fenced garden, private fire pit, seating and gated access to the stream and just added for 2019 is a lovely wood fired hot tub with L.E.D lighting.
Dogs are welcome.  We are a working farm with livestock in all the surrounding fields, we like to be sure that you understand that dogs need to be kept on a lead or under close control at all times.  Please select on the extras list if you're bringing a dog with you.
We have a lovely toilet block a short walk from the shepherd hut.  It has roomy showers and toilets, is kept beautifully clean and toasty warm, with central heating which runs all year.  Also in the toilet block in an information desk, fridge freezer, honesty shop during school holidays and busy times and games to borrow and swap. 

Features & Facilities

Campfires allowed (Make your own fire pit), clean washrooms with 2 toilets and 2 showers all with central heating, fridge-freezer, mobile-charging point and fresh eggs available from the farm’s hens. Kids are welcome to help feed the pigs, lambs, hens and horses and collect eggs straight from the hens next boxes.   Farm produce available during high season.   There is also a glamping option, a yurt (sleeps up to 5), and two shepherd huts (Shepherd hut sleeps up to 3 and Drovers hut up to 5.  Drovers hut has a private hot tub.  All the camping and glamping is off grid, but there is a very clean well equipped, spacious toilet and shower block with all year round heating, free hot water, plenty electric points for phone charging, hair driers ect.  A large fridge freezer, laundry, and during high season a small farm shop working on an honesty box system. 

Activities

Exmoor Zoo (01598 76335) is close by, as is Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park (01271 882486). The beautiful towns of Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Lynton and Lynemouth all offer plenty to explore.

Food & Drink

The Black Venus Inn (01598 763251) in Challacombe, a 5-minute drive away, has superb home-cooked food in nice surroundings. The Old Station Inn (01598 763520) at Blackmoor Gate is also worth a look for its fine home-cooked food and atmospheric surroundings – good kids play area too. The Pyne Arms (01271 850055) at East Down offers locally produced food, some supplied by Westland Farm itself. If you’re looking to self cater, check out Barsntaple’s famous indoor Pannier Market (01271 379084), offering fresh local goods, flowers, crafts and more.  There is also a well stocked farm shop just down the road from Westland Farm https://besshillfarmshop.co.uk/  They are happy to take orders over the phone and deliver them here ready for your arrival or when you get home after a long day out.  

Family Friendly

What kind of farmer do your children want to be? A shepherd in his hut? A drover in his cabin? A farmer in his farmhouse? Or a, uhhh, Mongolian in his yurt? There's all sorts of accommodation at Westland Farm and they'll all make your little farmers happy.

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Getting There

Head down the A39 in North Devon, setting the sat nav for EX31 4SH. Keep the speed down, because it’s easy to miss the farm’s  sign when you’re close.