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- Modern stays in Dartmoor National Park
- Just outside a moorland village and with woodland views
- Dogs welcome
Had a baaaad week at work? Filled with shear determination to have a woolly good break overflowing with luxury and glamour? Flock to Dartmoor Shepherds Huts for a stay in Dartmoor National Park.
The huts here were added brandly new to the site in 2012 and are fully insulated with wool from the site’s own sheep, so remember to baaa thank you as you frolic past.
And, while they’re traditional in style, they're properly modern and up to date: timber-built, fully-equipped and sleeping up to four people (two in the double bed and another two on airbeds).
There are moor points here for the site’s location: pitches are in a peaceful Dartmoor valley with woodland views on one side and the Holy Brook on the other, just outside the moorland village of Holne and in an area packed with activities for all ages and tastes.
Naturally there are traditional Devonshire cream teas and the best of local produce around the area, but as it would be knit-picky to camp on Dartmoor and not cook over a traditional campfire too, all pitches have their own firepits and wood is available to buy from the friendly owners.
Dartmoor Shepherds Huts welcomes well-behaved dogs.
Tourist board rating
Large motorhomes not fit through the local narrow lanes. Please check road guides.
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Huck 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
Max. persons: 8 x
Dimensions: 3.0m width x 20.0m length (9.8ft width x 65.6ft length) Calculated area: 60.0m² (645.8ft²)
Hut with a double bed and bunk beds for the children.
The hut has an ensuite bathroom with toilet and shower, one woodburner and a private garden with firepit and a picnic table.
|Max. persons||8 x
3.0m width x 20.0m length
(9.8ft width x 65.6ft length)
Calculated area: 60.0m² (645.8ft²)
(ensuite, 1 x bunk bed, 1 x double airbed, 1 x double bed, 1 x shower, 1 x single sofa/futon, 1 x toilet)
|Bed linen||3 included, 3 max.|
|Car||3 included, 3 max.|
|Duvets and pillows||1 included, 1 max.|
|Fridge||1 included, 1 max.|
|Beds made up||yes|
|Car parking by pitch/unit||yes|
|Cot (1 max)||£5/€5.63/A$8.87/US$6.40/CA$8.51/CHF6.36/SEK58.18/DKK41.98/NOK54.91/ISK793/ARS231.36/CLP4,296/PEN21.63/NZ$9.42/ZAR90.36/PLN24.25/R$24.03/CZK146.42/RSD666/HUF1,808.18/RUB422.87/CN¥44.42 per night|
|Dog (1 max)||£5/€5.63/A$8.87/US$6.40/CA$8.51/CHF6.36/SEK58.18/DKK41.98/NOK54.91/ISK793/ARS231.36/CLP4,296/PEN21.63/NZ$9.42/ZAR90.36/PLN24.25/R$24.03/CZK146.42/RSD666/HUF1,808.18/RUB422.87/CN¥44.42 per night|
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Great out in the sticks
Maria L. Confirmed
Nice hut, clean but basic facilities, pretty, nice babbling brook
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
- Coach stations
Buckfastleigh: Station Approach Bus Stop
— 3.5 miles
3.5 miles Ashburton: Bull Ring Bus Stop — 3.8 miles
3.8 miles Totnes: Royal Seven Stars Coach Stop — 8.7 miles
- Train stations
Ivybridge Rail Station
— 8.2 miles
8.2 miles Totnes Rail Station — 8.3 miles
8.3 miles Newton Abbot Rail Station — 10.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Totnes Ferry Landing
— 8.9 miles
8.9 miles Dittisham Ferry Landing — 13.8 miles
13.8 miles Greenway House Ferry Landing — 13.9 miles
Exeter International Airport
— 24.3 miles
Leave the A38 at either Ashburton or Buckfastleigh junctions (depending which way you're coming from), and follow the signs for Holne.
When you arrive at Holne, pass the pub on your right and continue up a hill. The road takes a sharp right. Follow the road until you reach a sign for Michelcombe and take a left turn there. Then when you reach a small bridge, follow the sign to the bridle path. The farm is at the end of that road on the left. Take the lower gravelled track.
Large motorhomes not fit through the local narrow lanes. Please check road guides.
Food, glorious food...dive into the middle of the Westcountry’s larder to sample loads of local produce in the area’s restaurants and pubs: the Church House Inn a mile away at Holne shouldn’t prove to be too strenuous a walk back to base once you’ve munched your way through the fresh fish, Dartmoor venison or ploughman platters on offer.
If you decide that you need to walk off the Devonshire delights, you won’t be far away from plenty of scenic sights: there are heather-covered hills, wild Dartmoor ponies and walking routes all nearby, along with ancient archaeological landmarks such as stone circles, cairns and clapper bridges.
Climb a tor to have your breath taken away again by the scenery below: this is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a mix of woodland, reservoir, valley and cave habitats.
A few miles further afield, start off at the High Moorland Visitor Centre to find out everything you need to know about Dartmoor’s history, wildlife and culture, then go on a history tour to take in Buckfast Abbey and Devon’s castles or take a wildlife trip to the area’s farm attractions Pennywell Farm, Totnes Rare Breed Farm and the Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary.
If you’ve had one too many cream teas (it’s easily done) and prefer to take in the scenery while sitting down, steam along to the South Devon Railway for valley views from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.
There are baleloads of family attractions in the area for you all to flock to: let the kids walk on water at the award-winning River Dart Country Park, ape the baboons and gorillas at Paignton Zoo or goggle at the sharks at the UK’s biggest aquarium, the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth.
- Buckfast Abbey (3.0 miles)
- Dartmoor Zoological Park (9.4 miles)
- Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (12.6 miles)
- The Church House (5.0 miles)
- Compton Castle (11.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||11 p.m.|
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||Anytime|
We do not have a reception. The owner is on site most of the time but if this is not the case please take any available pitch.
If you are staying in a hut or cabin your name will be on the door.
Dartmoor Shepherd's Huts cancellation policy
No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Dartmoor Shepherd's Huts will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer