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

Features & Facilities

All tent pitches have their own firepit. Communal cabin space with sofas, electric heater, books, board games, kids corner, local info and ablutions (3 showers and 2 flushing loos). Extra, composting loos around the site. Shared kitchen with a cooker, microwave, fridge, pots and pans and basic utensils. Pond and wildlife area, nature trails, picnic benches and 'Hideaway Henge'. Recycling. Small shop selling logs for your campfire and other essentials. Range of 1-hour therapies on offer (reflexology, reiki, massage) costing £30 (half price for under-16s). All glamping accommodation is fully furnished (including bedding and linen), with heaters, cooking facilities, real beds and more. See 'Accommodation' for further individual furnishing details.

Activities

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.

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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.