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Dartmoor Shepherd's Huts: Outside view

General

  • Glamping 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 Shepherd's Huts for a stay in Dartmoor National Park.

The huts here 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 Shepherd's Huts welcomes well-behaved dogs.

Please note

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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


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8.9

Overall rating based on 231 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

  77% described as Peaceful ?

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Lovely Shepherd's hut. Electric light and mains water. Good toilets.15/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Lovely setting with a stream running through. Beautiful countryside. Lovely walks for my dog.

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Booked for 1 night and stayed for 3 in the end! Love it!04/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Easy to book, value for money, well kept, peaceful...

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From the manager...

Thank you!! Hopefully see you again soon!!

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A lucky find, hoping to return one day.03/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Quiet tranquil setting, very small, friendly. Level pitches, spacious. New facilities block. Kids loved the swing, stream, paddling etc. Very safe.

    Disliked: 

    Showers slightly unpredictable - hot, then freezing, water very unstable which was a shame.

From the manager...

I’m glad your children enjoyed the stream and woods!! It’s nice to see children enjoying nature!! Really sorry you experienced a problem with the showers! We had a problem with the boiler! But all fixed now!!

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Beautiful site with very clean facilities, great for kids.09/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCatherine C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Loved this campsite - best we've ever stayed in. The kids loved playing in the stream and the wooded area behind it. The shower block was new and kept very clean. We had some fun with the hot/cold showers, but not a big deal.

    Disliked: 

    This is a very minor thing, but the logs for sale had a little too high moisture content, so it took a while to get the fire going. In the end we got drier logs from elsewhere which burnt much better.

From the manager...

Thank you for your positive comments. Im glad the children enjoyed playing in the streams and woodland here. Sorry we were having a problem with one of our boilers last week. But all fixed now! Hopefully see you again!

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Just perfect !02/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNick A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Just perfect !

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Glad you enjoyed your stay in one of our shepherds huts!!

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It was sheltered and well drained! Vitally important in the …21/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTim S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    It was sheltered and well drained! Vitally important in the weather we had.

    Disliked: 

    The showers. The sign said we had to keep poking the control button on brand new showers to avoid the water running cold. Definitely sub standard.

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Perfect weekend away10/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The scenery was amazing. Checking in was straight forward and very efficient. Shepheard hut was very clean and cozy and had cooking and washing up facilities inside.

    Disliked: 

    Didn’t have curtain on the door or at the window next to the bed.

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Glad you had a cosy stay! Good idea about the curtain...I have now put one up!! Thank you!!

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Clean site tucked away with easy access to the Moors (up a steep hill)10/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTom M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Scenery, stream, toilet/shower block, fire pit, size of pitch, friendly peoples

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Would stay again06/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    lovely surroundings, great for access to the Moors. New toilet block which was clean and fresh. I was worried about the mixed reviews but we loved it. Green field camping at it's best.

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    Nothing

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Great campsite will be back05/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Great campsite will be back

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

No cash accepted on site

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Jumbo tent pitches

Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

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

Location

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  • Higher Michelcombe Farm, Holne, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, TQ13 7SP
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   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


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 by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The site does 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.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash
Cheque

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Dartmoor Shepherd's Huts have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Dartmoor Shepherd's Huts dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Dartmoor Shepherd's Huts? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Dartmoor Shepherd's Huts?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    The site does 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.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Dartmoor Shepherd's Huts? From £18 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the notice board instead.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £10.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Vehicles
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

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

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