Moonbow Escapes

UK England South West England Devon Holsworthy

  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Individual toilets per camping pitch
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Adults only
  • Adults Only
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Walking
A super-sized shepherd's hut with a wood-fired hot tub, set in the meadows of West Devon

Dr Who had the tardis. Glampers have Moonbow Escapes. In the countryside of West Devon, 25 minutes’ drive from both Dartmoor National Park and the North Cornwall coast, this glamping site, first opened in 2021, is home to just a single shepherd’s hut but it is one of oversized proportions. And while, from the outside, it retains its rustic charm – think wood-framed windows, curved corrugated roof and a chimney puffing smoke from the wood-burner – inside the extra space is a welcome addition. Forget the pokey digs of a regular shepherd’s hut, here there’s a table for two beneath the window, an en-suite shower room and the fitted king-sized bed still has room for a smart TV at one end. There’s room to swing several cats. Though cat swinging is strongly advised against.

The final mile to Moonbow is down a narrow, hedge-lined road before you turn off on to a track. It really feels as if you’re heading into a rural hinterland. The hut is in its own private meadow, with a wooden dining shelter alongside, a campfire-pit at the ready and, most invitingly of all, a wood-fired hot tub, specially designed in an oval shape for two people. Switch off your car engine and you quickly realise how calm and quiet the place feels, with the only noise coming from wildlife in the pinewood plantation to the north or from birds in the long grasses of the surrounding meadows.

Quiet and isolated though it may be, the reality is that this patch near the Devon-Cornwall border is still within reach of England’s hot spots. For many visitors that means the coast. The surf town of Bude, the popular beaches of Summerleaze, Widemouth Bay and National Trust-owned Sandymouth are all within around 25 or 30 minutes drive and walkers will enjoy some of the most dramatic sections of the South West Coast Path. Dartmoor National Park, too, is within half an hour's drive, with good walks around Meldon Quarry, Black-a-Tor and Watchet Hill – another good place to wear out your feet before letting them soak, of an evening, in the Moonbow Escapes’ hot tub.

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The hut is insulated and has oak floors, shuttered windows and a stable-style split door. There is a fitted king-sized bed (bedding, linen, towels and bathrobes provided), a wood-burning stove (as well as central heating), a kitchenette with hob, sink, full-sized fridge and microwave and all the crockery and utensils you'll need. The en-suite shower room has a shower, toilet and basin. There's also a smart TV and free WiFi. Outside there is a Kirami wood-fired hot tub, reclining chairs, a table, a firepit and a barbecue.

Suitable For

The Shepherds Hut is just for adults. 


Bude, Widemouth Bay and the North Cornwall Coast are around 12 miles away where their world-renowned beaches, scenery, coastal paths and surfing can be explored.

Dartmoor National Park is to the South and can be viewed in the distance.

Travelling further afield, The Eden Project is around an hour and a half’s drive away.

You can walk out from Moonbow Hut across our fields to Clawmoor Woods where a two-mile circular walk within the plantation taking in Claw Lake will prove rewarding for a gentle acclimatization.

Other immediate walks are a Cookbury Woods and the National Trust owned grounds at Dunsland house, both within a few minutes drive.

Food & Drink

The Market town of Holsworthy has a Waitrose and a M&S outlet at the local BP Station.

Local restaurants and takeaways are many and cater for most tastes and pockets.

Cycle tracks are well maintained and far-reaching and there are a few good quality fitness gyms and studios in the area. However, for those who wish not to indulge in such industrious pursuits relaxing at Moonbow Escapes with all its facilities will not be a disappointment.


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The Owner Says

Our luxurious Shepherds Hut that sleeps two is set within its own private field encompassed by thirteen little fields that make up our mini-estate.

We are situated in Devon a few miles from the traditional market town of Holsworthy and are a short drive to the North Cornwall coast to the west and Dartmoor to the southeast.

We have positioned the Shepherds Hut to encapture the view of the natural flora and fauna which is laid out before the backdrop of our local wood which can be accessed through our private entrance.

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A single shepherd's hut sleeping two people.

Moonbow Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
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.

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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 Holsworthy.
At the first mini roundabout take the first exit onto the A3079 again signposted to Holsworthy.
Take this road for approx. 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 only 600 metres from Moonbow Escapes, carry on down this road until you see the sign on your right, turn down the track and about one hundred metres later will be The Moonbow Shepherds Hut.


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Why book with Glampingly?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
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  • Trusted for over 10 years
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