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General

  • 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.

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Large motorhomes not fit through the local narrow lanes. Please check road guides.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 135 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely location, hut was clean and comfortable. The log burner ... 07/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andy D. Confirmed

  • Huck 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    Lovely location, hut was clean and comfortable. The log burner kept the whole place warm.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing - everything perfect.

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Serene spot, remote but well facilitated 10/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Victoria K. Confirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
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    The hut was great value for money with all the basics for a more than comfortable stay. The area where the huts are is really peaceful and beautiful. The location feels wonderfully remote and just a 10 minute walk along the bridleway to open moors. But there is also a good pub very close, fine to walk to in the evening with a torch.

    Disliked: 

    The huts are on lower ground and it was slightly cold this time of year as there is very little sun penetrates to the hut area, and a little damp when the mist settles. This is not a negative, but good to be prepared with some warm layers.

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Great out in the sticks 28/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Maria L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Huck 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    Loved it

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Great and happy site for families, singles and dogs! 16/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Deborah S. Confirmed

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    The site, the location and the hut which was warm with very comfy bed, also dog friendliness.Each site, camping and hut had a fire pit. Used mine nightly. Relaxed feel, flowers on table in hut as a welcome. Warm comfy sleep. Great to have utility fridge which included fridge and washing machine!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Overall very good experience so we will do it again 10/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert O. Confirmed

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    First time glamping was very successful - only problem was that the batteries powering the lights in the hut were very low so the light level was also low. However we had candles with us.

    Disliked: 

    See above about lights. We will take our camping gas lamps next time.

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A beautiful campsite. Natural and peaceful. Highly recommend. 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joanna C. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The beautiful surroundings. The peace and quiet. The fire pits. The friendly, relaxed staff. The price.

    Disliked: 

    Having to go home.

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Having a friendly welcome from the owner, a fire pit ... 01/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alison P. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Having a friendly welcome from the owner, a fire pit to have an evening campfire, clean and tidy site and facilities. The campsite was exactly what I was expecting / hoping for - I'd love to stay there again sometime.

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Such an amazing spot. The way the valley is shaped ... 31/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Catherine P. Confirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
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    Such an amazing spot. The way the valley is shaped means the campsite has such a good layout and feels like you have your own space and aren't too close to others. The hit was such good value for money with freshly made sheets, including linen! Free wood for the campfire too!

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Nice hut, clean but basic facilities, pretty, nice babbling brook 30/08/2018

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    Nice hut, clean but basic facilities, pretty, nice babbling brook and totally peaceful.

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Excellent value really pretty site. 30/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom john r. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Lovely site, nice and relaxed. Facilities were acceptable. The location is great with access to a beautiful part of the moors Close by. Local Co Op 10 mins away in buckfast for those bits you forgot.firewood available and nice permanent fire pits on each pitch.

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    Unclear on arrival as no meet and greet.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Higher Michelcombe Farm, Holne, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ13 7SP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.5056°N 3.8415°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Buckfastleigh: Station Approach Bus Stop — 3.5 miles
Ashburton: Bull Ring Bus Stop — 3.8 miles
Totnes: Royal Seven Stars Coach Stop — 8.7 miles
Train stations
Ivybridge Rail Station — 8.2 miles
Totnes Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Newton Abbot Rail Station — 10.8 miles
Ferry ports
Totnes Ferry Landing — 8.9 miles
Dittisham Ferry Landing — 13.8 miles
Greenway House Ferry Landing — 13.9 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 24.3 miles

Directions


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.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

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.

Must see

  • Buckfast Abbey (3.0 miles)
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (9.4 miles)
  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (12.6 miles)

National Trust

  • The Church House (5.0 miles)
  • Compton Castle (11.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

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.

Payment

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.

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