Shepherd's huts in Fernworthy Forest with climbing

Woodland walks, lakeside picnics, and Bronze Age ruins are the highlights of this Dartmoor forest.

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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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£35
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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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£140
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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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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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£115
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Rosie - situated in Poldark Country

1 unit · Glamping2 acres · Wadebridge, Cornwall, South West England
A self-contained shepherd’s hut for two in the Cornish countryside
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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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£112
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Nefoedd Shepherd's Hut

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Reynoldston, Wales
A shepherd’s hut with countryside views and a hot tub on the beach-fringed Gower Peninsula
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Trewithick Farm

2 units · Glamping8 acres · Porthleven, Cornwall, South West England
Shepherd’s huts and camping with views on a farm campsite in Cornwall
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Dulais Valley Meadow

1 unit · Glamping14 acres · Carmarthenshire, South Wales
'Highland Hut' is a traditional sized Shepherds Hut which was lovingly built in 2021 by a Lincolnshire Huts to the highest standard. Appropriately named after of our own fold of Highland Cattle, the hut is set in its own wild flower meadow completely private and with a beautiful view over the Dulais Valley. It is an ideal hideaway for couples with its cosy insulated interior, double size bed with luxury wood fired hot tub and private fire pit with a supply of logs and even a few outdoor duvets for those late nights outside under the stars. A converted vintage horse trailer acts as the washroom with a walk in shower, compost toilet and washbasin. For families who wish to bring their own tent and pitch up in the meadow alongside the hut as additional accommodation there is an additional charge.
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Andrea's Farm Breaks Keepers Hut

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Corfe Castle, Dorset, South West England
Andrea's Farm Breaks is Keepers Hut glamping accommodation run alongside a working farm campsite in the heart of Purbeck. Andrea is pleased to offer a little luxury for those who want to camp at Downshay Farm in a comfortable bed. Farm is a working farm in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, ideally located for exploring the stunning World Heritage Site coastline. The Pike family has farmed here since 1956. The farmhouse is largely Victorian although parts of the house and some farm buildings are much older. The accommodation looks out over the lovely views of Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Hills. The seaside town of Swanage is just over 4 miles away as are the sandy beaches of Studland Bay. Local footpaths and Swanage Steam Railway also make exploring Purbeck easy, and we are a few minutes’ walk from Harmans Cross Station. Enjoy the sandy beaches of Shell Bay, Studland and Swanage or go rock pooling or fossil hunting at Kimmeridge Bay. The Coastal Path will take you along the coast to Durlston Country Park, Dancing Ledge and Winspit. The deserted village of Tyneham and its own bay is a short drive away, then follow the scenic road over the Ranges to Lulworth and Durdle Door. Local attractions include Monkey World and Bovington Tank Museum, and a walk through the RSPB bird sanctuary at Arne to Poole Harbour is recommended.
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Higher Keigwin Organic Farm

7 units · Glamping5 acres · Penzance, Cornwall, South West England
Glamping and wild-ish camping on an organic farm in Cornwall
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Shepherd's huts in Fernworthy Forest with climbing guide

Overview

Set on the banks of the Fernworthy Reservoir at the heart of the Dartmoor National Park, Fernworthy Forest has some of the NP’s most rewarding short walks. Follow the lakeside trail, enjoy bird-watching or fish for brown trout around the lake, then stop for a picnic by the lakeside. Hikers can choose from a variety of forest trails. Explore Bronze Age stone circles, follow scenic woodland walks, and spot herds of native Dartmoor ponies grazing the moors. There are no campsites at Fernworthy Forest, but wild camping is permitted—pitch your tent beneath the trees for a real back-to-nature experience.

When to go

July and August are the peak season in Dartmoor National Park, and popular spots such as Fernworthy Forest can get crowded—parking is limited, so get there early. Forest walks can be enjoyed year-round, but it’s most magical in autumn, with its canopy of fall foliage. Dartmoor weather is notoriously changeable, so pack a sweater and raincoat even in summer.

Know before you go

  • Fernworthy Forest is located north of Dartmoor National Park, about a 15-minute drive southwest of Chagford. There is a pay and display car park by the entrance to the forest.
  • Restrooms are located at the forest car park, but there are no other facilities, so bring everything you need with you. The closest village is Chagford, which has a few pubs and small shops. 
  • Trout fishing is possible on the lake between March and October, and fishing permits can be purchased on-site. 
  • Parts of the lakeside trail are accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
  • Dartmoor National Park is one of the few places in the UK where wild camping is permitted. Tents must be pitched away from roads and attractions, and large group camping is not allowed. 
  • Dartmoor has free-roaming ponies, sheep, and cattle, and these animals have the right of way on moorland roads. There is a strict speed limit of 40 mph throughout. It is a fineable offense 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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