Shepherd's huts in Bellever Forest with horseback riding

This Dartmoor forest has wild ponies, woodland walks, and moorland views.

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12 top shepherd's huts sites in Bellever Forest with horseback riding

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Diddylake Shepherd Huts

1 unit · Glamping15 acres · Bodmin Moor, England
Two handcrafted shepherd huts in a very private, tranquil location on Bodmin Moor. The huts are off grid and have a low environmental impact. We're 3.5 miles away from the picturesque village of St Neot and 8 miles away from the historic market town of Liskeard. The North and South coasts are easily accessible offering some of the best surfing, swimming and cliff walks. The huts are cosy and homely with logburner and comfortable bed! The spring fed hot/cold shower is next to a compost loo. It’s not often you get to live in the heart of a Site of Special Scientific Interest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or a Dark Sky Reserve, but Diddylake is in the middle of all three. The two huts set by Diddylake house (the ruin) on the rolling moors feel a world away from just about anything. One hut is your bedroom, with wood-burning stove and thick blankets keeping it cosy in any weather, and the other is your kitchen with hobs and a dining table and the BBQ and fire pit just outside. The shower and compost loo are in their own wooden hut down by the old house. The whole site has been done out by Jackson with recycled finds and local timber, giving the spaces a soft woody smell and a homely feel. There might be a chilly stroll to the loo or a dash between the huts here and there, but it all gives you a sense of living in a different age and in real wilderness. Jacksons home is a few hundred metres away, and doesn’t intrude on you at all, but it’s still close enough that you can wander up for assistance or to visit the livestock. The rest of your time you have the whole of Bodmin Moor on your doorstep and the coast within easy reach. Split your days between rambling in the hills, trips to surfing beaches or the marked hiking trails round nearby Colliford Lake. Even lounging at the huts you’ll not want for wildlife encounters. There's lots of wildlife to observe, birds include buzzards, duck, swallows, skylarks and cuckoos just to mention a few. Listen carefully and you could hear a red kite. Deer and fox are frequent visitors and keep an eye open for butterflies, dragonflies, newts and frogs. Keep your camera to hand! At night, the seclusion is brought home by spectacular starry skies.
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Shepherd Hut at Little Sheepham

1 unit · Glamping25 acres · Modbury, England
The Shepherd Hut at Little Sheepham, is perfectly situated equidistant between the fabulous South Devon coast and glorious Dartmoor so for those of you who find it difficult to decide whether to go for a country holiday or a coastal holiday, this is perfect; you can have both! Our pretty local town of Modbury has a Co-op, butchers and delicatessen and is a lovely place to wander and explore the interesting shops, galleries, cafes and pubs. Treat yourself to coffee and cake at one of the cafes or visit the ancient Exeter Inn for lunch. Spend time at our favourite beach ( 15 minutes away) at the entrance to the Erme Estuary, part of the Flete Estate where parts of the films Sense and Sensibility and International Velvet were filmed. Bantham and Bigbury Beaches are 20 minutes away. The beautiful coastal town of Dartmouth is only 25 minutes drive away. It is easy to spend at least a day looking around the eclectic collection of shops or taking a boat trip up the River Dart to Dittisham or as far as Totnes. Dartmouth has some great restaurants and pubs. The pretty harbour town of Salcombe is a mere 20 minutes drive. If the sun is shining, take the passenger ferry across to Mill bay beach. Totnes makes for an interesting day's shopping in particular on Fridays when there is a colourful market in the morning. There are some wonderful coastal walks locally, some in particular offer the opportunity for a circular walk with a lunch stop at a pub! Take a trip onto Dartmoor and enjoy the wilderness but drive carefully as the native ponies, sheep and cattle roam freely. There are some amazing walks on the moor for all abilities from a short gentle stroll to a decent day's hike. There are some lovely villages to visit on the moors and some great cafes, farm shops and pubs to grab refreshments. We are only 10 minutes from the A38, making us not only easy to get to but also making a day trip to Exeter or a lunch at Rick Stein's in Padstow, Cornwall a real possibility.
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Strawfields Cabins and Camping

8 units · Glamping, Tents4 acres · Titching Park Lane, England
Camping and rustic glamping with campfires on an idyllic smallholding close to North Devon’s best-loved beaches
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The Hive

1 unit · Glamping144 acres · Bude, England
Beautiful larger than average modern equipped Shepherds Hut nestled in a conservation farm of 144 acres within the glorious Devon countryside but within short distance of the Cornish coastline and its stunning beaches and coves, Dartmoor Exmoor and Bodmin Moor. Hiking, walking, fishing, bird and wild life watching, farm animals, orchards, stunning views and peace.
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The Shepherdess Hut

1 unit · Glamping15 acres · Ilfracombe, Devon, South West England
Set in a hilltop near Ilfracombe in North Devon, Fullabrook Farm Retreat is home to The Shepherdess shepherd’s hut. Based on a family-run working farm, this romantic hut is ideal for a couples’ holiday amid spectacular woodland views – plus the chance to have the place to yourselves – apart from the grazing sheep in nearby fields of course. Built from scratch by the site owners, the hut is decked out with a kingsize bed, dining and living space, plus an en-suite bathroom with a powerful, hot shower. Thoughtful extras here include robes and toiletries, plus a TV for chilling. There’s a gas oven and hob in the modern kitchenette, alongside a fridge with freezer and a stylish Belfast sink. There’s no danger of you feeling the cold on chillier evenings, as the hut has its own central heating. For those sunny evenings, the private patio has a barbecue, tables and a firepit, so you can dine outside and cosy up around the fire as the night sets in – look out for some spectacular sunsets and starry displays on clear evenings. If you can manage to drag yourselves from this lovely little spot, the local village is West Down (five minutes’ drive), which has a community-run shop for stocking up on barbecue essentials, as well as a foodie pub if you fancy a change of scenery.
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Brackenwood Glamping

1 unit · Glamping7 acres · Devon, South West England
The Hedgehog Hideaway at Brackenwood is a unique, lakeside glamping hut, providing a luxurious idyllic escape within an active 7.5 acre re-wilding project in rural Devon, close to the Cornish coast. With a focus on sustainability and comfort, the hut features a full size double bed and sofa, a woodturning stove, decked area, fire pit, BBQ, and rattan outdoor seating. The lighting is solar and there is a choice of TWO private bathrooms with composting toilets - 1 off grid, right beside the hut itself and the other mains connected, just a short stroll away. Natural, local materials have been provided and used where possible, natural firelighters, natural luxury toiletries, and the welcome hamper contains a range of locally-sourced produce. With lakeside views even from the bed, relaxing is easy here. Wildflower meadows lead down to the lake whilst easy to follow mown paths and plenty of benches giving the opportunity to explore and just chill. The surrounding countryside is home to deer, otter, stoat, swallows, barn owls and more local wildlife. A hot breakfast (delivered to the hedgehog hideaway) looking over the lake is available for an extra cost. Fresh eggs are available from the smallholding daily, where pygmy goats, hens and ducks can be found.There is plenty of car parking - but we do not permit vehicles on the land, so guests are provided with barrows or carts to transport luggage. All wood is provided free of charge
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Penlea Retreat

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Polperro, Cornwall, South West England
A neat little shepherd’s hut with a hot tub, just five minute’s walk from Polperro
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Under the Milky Way

4 units · Glamping5 acres · Combe Martin, Devon, South West England
A charming glamping getaway on the North Devon Heritage Coast near some of the finest beaches in the south-west.
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Longview and Combe Cottage

3 units · Glamping6 acres · Minehead, England
This secret holiday retreat is found over half a mile up a private farm track in the middle of nowhere with only wildlife and farm animals as neighbours. There are two B and B rooms in the main house and a self catering shepherds hut. The self catering Shepherd's hut, Longview, is situated away from the house in its own paddock and from the top of the Brendon Hills has extensive views across Exmoor to Dartmoor. The hut is more than the normal shepherds hut it is luxurious !; comfortable and cosy with a wood burning stove and underfloor heating, its own shower room with flushable loo. In addition there is a kitchen facility with fridge/freezer, a sink and coffee making facilities. This hut has the benefit of an additional room in an adjacent stable and although basic is cosy and comfortable and provides day accommodation with additional cooking facilities including a 2 ring hob and small combination microwave oven. The space also has an additional table and chairs and a dog bed providing accommodation for them too. The stable provides storage space for bicycles, wet weather gear, muddy boots and a heated clothes rack for drying wet clothes so practical throughout the year,. Outside there is a firepit and a gas barbecue The dark skies of Exmoor National Park at night allow visitors to look at the stars and there is a telescope available for hire with stargazing handbook. There is an annual stargazing festival on Exmoor every September . There are adventures on your doorstep and directly from the house and hut there are wonderful walks on footpaths across farmland with more rugged walks on the High Moor where herds of Exmoor ponies and red deer can be regularly seen. The rivers and streams with otters, dippers and kingfishers are plentiful with friendly pubs in many of the Exmoor villages. The north Somerset and Devon coast line is beautiful. Wimbleball Lake is within walking distance where there is a sailing club and other watersports. In the main house at least 500m away there are two double B and B's with ensuite shower rooms where the hosts Nick and Jane live. These have been recently decorated to a high standard. Coffee making facilities are in each room and breakfast is included in the price. There is a garden room where the guests can comfortably rest in the evenings after their active day with access onto a terrace. There are games, jigsaws, books and a small television available. The hut can be rented individually or with the B and B rooms. Either way the privacy of the hut is not compromised by the B and B accommodation in the main house as they are very distinct areas.
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Tunnel Glamping

1 unit · Glamping15 acres · Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, South Wales
Blaennantygroes Farm is fifteen acres of peaceful uplands which includes a four acres broadlleaf wood and a field which is part of a large Site of Special Scientific Interest. Our elevated position gives a spectacular view across the valley, and behind is forestry and open countryside leading to the top station of Bike Park Wales. We are 100 metres from the mouth of the closed Merthyr Tunnel, hence we are known locally as 'Tunnel Farm'. The line of the disused track now proves a level walk through woodland which starts at the bottom of our drive and continues past the Rhoswenallt Inn, 1 mile, and on to Llwydcoed, a further 2 miles.
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Exmoor Wellbeing Centre

1 unit · Glamping3 acres · Minehead, England
The shepherd's hut is tucked away in a corner of the grounds of Exmoor Wellbeing Centre at Periton House - a beautiful Arts and Crafts residence, being restored by the resident family. The house itself offers light and airy treatment rooms and a well-proportioned ex-billiard room which now hosts regular yoga classes, sound baths and meditation classes, as well as seasonal events. The site itself borders Exmoor National Park and although hidden away, it is conveniently situated just a few minutes outside of Minehead town centre. The local area offers stunning walks, coastal exploration and unspoilt scenery. Days out to Lynton and Lynmouth, Dulverton, Porlock Weir, Dunster and Watchet Harbour are all within easy reach. Minehead offers something for everyone: For keen walkers, the South West Coast Path begins from Minehead Harbour and for golfers, the Minehead and West Somerset Golf club links course offers an opportunity to play on one of the oldest courses in England. For steam enthusiasts, the West Somerset Heritage Steam Railway runs a regular service from Minehead through to Bishop's Lydeard. Mountain biking is popular locally, with tracks within easy reach of the Wellbeing Centre. Watersports are easily found in Minehead and surrounding areas from Porlock Bay to Wimbleball Lake, with equipment hire or courses available from Channel Adventures.
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Greenwood Huts

1 unit · Glamping3 acres · Taunton, England
Greenwood huts are nestled on a beautiful working sheep farm in the Brendon Hills, on the edge of glorious Exmoor. A natural habitat for wildlife in a spectacular landscape with dark starry skies provide a truly unique escape. Private, exclusive use of 2 huts and the whole site for up to 10 people. (There will be no other guests on site)
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Shepherd's huts in Bellever Forest with horseback riding guide

Overview

Tree-lined trails lie along the banks of the East Dart River in Bellever Forest at the centre of Dartmoor National Park. Enjoy short walks through the woodlands, stop for a picnic by the riverside, then climb up to Bellever Tor for magnificent views across the moors. Seasoned hikers can set out along the 11-mile Lich Way from Bellever, and wildlife lovers will be in their element—the forest is a popular grazing spot for the park’s free-roaming herds of Dartmoor ponies. Camping is not permitted within the forest, but campers will find plenty of options throughout the national park.

When to go

Summer, especially July and August, is peak season in Dartmoor National Park and popular spots such as Bellever Forest can get crowded—get there early to snag a picnic bench. Forest walks are enjoyable at any time of year, but autumn is particularly beautiful, with its rainbow of fall foliage. Dartmoor weather is notoriously changeable, so bring your raincoat and something warm, even in summer.

Know before you go

  • Bellever Forest is located in Dartmoor National Park, a 5-minute drive south of Postbridge. There are pay and display car parks (payment by card only) at Bellever village, by the entrance to the forest, and at Postbridge village, a 1-mile walk. 
  • Both car parks have restrooms, but there are no other facilities, so bring everything you need with you. The closest village is Postbridge, home to a pub and a few small shops. 
  • Some walking trails at Bellever Forest are accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
  • Dartmoor has free-roaming ponies, sheep, and cattle, and these animals have right of way on moorland roads. There is a strict speed limit of 40 mph throughout. It is a fineable offence to feed any of the animals in the park, and visitors are also advised to keep a distance for their own safety—these are feral animals and may kick or bite.

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