Shepherd's huts near Exeter with horseback riding

The busy Devon city of Exeter isn't known for its campsites – the 12th century cathedral, the Exeter Guildhall and the city-centre buzz has a far more urban appeal – but the surrounding countryside is awash with good places to pitch if you want to spend a day or two in town.

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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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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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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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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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Romantic Country Glamping

2 units · Glamping2 acres · Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, South West England
A pair of self-contained glamping getaways in Wiltshire
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The busy Devon city of Exeter isn't known for its campsites – the 12th century cathedral, the Exeter Guildhall and the city-centre buzz has a far more urban appeal – but the surrounding countryside is awash with good places to pitch if you want to spend a day or two in town.

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