Shepherd Hut

UK England South West England Devon Ilfracombe Under the Milky Way

  • Sleeps 5 (max 2 adults, 3 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
The rural location of this family-sized shepherd’s hut in Devon makes it great for stargazing.

  • A cosy shepherd’s hut with proper beds and a woodburner
  • Separate covered outdoor kitchen and a private wet room
  • The only shepherd’s hut on this small glamping-only site

The Owner Says

Under the Milky Way is set in a beautiful rural area, nestled in about five acres of gently sloping and flat fields. It is a glorious sunny spot where the loudest sound is birdsong. At night there is no light pollution, so the stars really do shine. Our comfortable and secluded site is perfect for a family get-together around a campfire or as an enchanting and romantic setting for a couple’s retreat.

The Shepherd Hut is built along traditional lines with steel wheels and a curved tin roof. Inside there is a wood burning stove, comfortable double bed and bunk beds with a third trundle bed for an additional small one. The gently curving ceiling and old oak beams add a warm and cosy feel while the fold down table and chairs, solar lights, candles, coat hooks, rugs and general storage space makes your stay very comfortable.

It sits alongside a covered wooden decked area perfect for cooking and outdoor living equipped with a camping gas cooker, all the cooking utensils, pots & pans, crockery & cutlery you will need, cool box & icepacks, picnic table .

The Shepherd Hut has its own private bathroom/toilet with underfloor heating, so you can leave your toothbrush here for the duration of your stay.  The bathrooms are only a short away from the Hut up a gently sloping field. This is where you will also find the communal washing up area.

If you required bedding & towels, please choose as an extra.

Features & Facilities

3 Bell Tents and 1 Shepherd Hut, each with it's 'own private bathroom'.

Our tents are furnished with a wood burning stove, 1 low level double bed with a memory foam mattress and 2 single airbeds, furniture, rugs and lanterns. Outside there is covered decking area for cooking and outdoor living complete with a gas camping stove, crockery, pots & pans and picnic table for you to enjoy alfresco living. Each tent is suitable for 2–4 people (or 5 if your children are all young).

The shepherd's hut sleeps up to 5 people in 1 double bed and bunk beds, there is a wood burning stove, rugs and solar lanterns. Outside there is covered decking area for cooking and outdoor living complete with a gas camping stove, crockery, pots & pans and picnic table for you to enjoy alfresco living.

Each glamping unit has its own private bathroom located a short walk from the pitch. This is also where you'll find communal washing up facilities along with an electricity supply to charge phones (there is no electricity by the tent, only candles and solar lights, plenty of which are provided). Plenty of outdoor space, safe from cars, for children to play around in.


Nearby Combe Martin village is modestly sized but charming and has a pleasant beach, while surfing beaches such as Woolacombe Sands, Saunton Beach and Croyde are not too much further by car. The Victorian era Watermouth Castle (01271 867474 - £12 entry) is a stunningly located family attraction and theme park, while Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park (01271 882486 - £10-£14) is also close at hand. Broomhill Art Hotel (01271 850262) and Arlington Court (01271 850296) are also pleasant outdoor visits. With both the coast and Exmoor National Park close by, this is a great location to take advantage of various local footpaths and coastal walks. The town of Lynton and Lynmouth is also worth a visit.

Food & Drink

There are a handful of good pubs and cafe's in nearby Combe Martin.  Pack O' Cards (01271 882300) is a top choice for families, with good food and delicious cream teas. The Dolphin (01271 883424) is a traditional pub with fantastic views overlooking the Combe Martin beach. The Focsle (01271 883354) and The Castle Inn (01271 883706) are high on the list for real ale lovers. Further afield, the coastal towns offer plenty of options and an abundance of good seafood. There are a couple of farm shops not far from site, ideal if you want to make use of your BBQ & camping gas cooker.

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Getting There

It's pre-booked stays only here and the campsite will send you precise directions as soon as your booking is made.

Owing to its remote location a car is certainly advised if staying at this campsite. There is a good bus service from Combe Martin village that links all the main towns and villages so it is possible to leave it behind at times, especially if you aim to visit some of the great pubs or restaurants in the area. The nearest train station is in Barnstaple, 8 miles by road.