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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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8.7

Overall rating based on 90 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

 
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Excellent campsite great facilities and very child friendly 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Natalie J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The peacefulness of the campsite we were able to let the kids play together in the woods and the stream they loved it 😀
    The facilities were simple but clean and just what was needed.
    The owner was fab and really helpful we had a fab time and we will definitely be back soon.

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    Nothing

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Lovely countryside retreat. Quiet. Driving down the narrow lanes was ... 24/07/2017

Reviewer's country: France Blandine W. Confirmed

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

    Lovely countryside retreat. Quiet. Driving down the narrow lanes was interesting.

    Disliked: 

    Light in the toilet block did not all work. Water did not run at the tap if someone used the shower. Otherwise the facilities were quite decent.

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Small venue, small river running in the night was lovely ... 23/07/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Small venue, small river running in the night was lovely to listen too, secluded wooded area

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peaceful clean facilities and beautiful, lots of local activities 20/07/2017

ada_m Confirmed

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very pretty setting and campsite, good pub a short walk away and a local shop that was very friendly. Loved the fire pits too!

    Disliked: 

    nothing, everything was perfect :)

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What a lovely experience and it was perfect getaway! With ... 13/07/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    What a lovely experience and it was perfect getaway! With the stream flowing, the birds chirping and provisions to cook outside, it was a complete break.

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Clean facilities, beautiful scenes, lovely stream for kids to explore 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom tracey_l102644 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Huck 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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    We stayed as a family with friends 5 adults and 2 children. The pod was excellent and very comfy. There's so much to do around Devon. We loved sitting by the BBQ in the evening watching the stars in our private garden after a busy day. Hot running water and electric was an added bonus.

    Disliked: 

    No play area for the kids, didn't see/feed lambs

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Friendly staff, great location 11/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Iwona C. Confirmed

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

    Friendly staff, great location, fire possibilities (every tent has own fire place), nice and quiet surroundings

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Secluded, small, quiet site with all the necessary amenities. 08/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephanie E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
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    The hut was so clean and cosy with running water, camping stove and lighting. Loved the fire pit and seating area outside, we were lucky enough to stay in the hut nearest the little stream so it was very cute! Showers and toilets were kept very clean! Secluded setting and laid back owners! Would definitely stay again!

    Disliked: 

    The only thing I can think of was not being able to lock the hut from the outside whilst we were out, however if we were staying in a tent we wouldn't be able to anyway so definitely not a big concern at all! Virtually no signal there either, probably a problem for others but I was happy to get away from the phone for a few days!

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Clean and easy going. Good fire pits and level pitches spaced well apa 07/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom peter K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Friendliness, location and facilities clean and friendly

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Laid back, rural camping with large pitches. Just as it ... 28/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alastair B. Confirmed

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

    Laid back, rural camping with large pitches. Just as it should be.

    Disliked: 

    Has basic shower block, not that it bothered us. Was still clean and worked.

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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

Bell tents

Camping pods

Jumbo tent pitches

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 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


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. Our farm is at the end of that road on the left. Take the lower gravelled track.

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 1 week 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 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

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