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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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9.1

Overall rating based on 80 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

 

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Second stay here and we will definitely be back! 10/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jenny C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    It’s peaceful and beautiful even when full.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really

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Would definitely recommend this site. Will be returning, most relaxed 09/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom natasha_j685427 Confirmed

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

    The camp was small and friendly, you were able to pitch up where you wanted. Very relaxed, owners left you to it. The children loved the stream, the dogs were able to wander around so that made it great for them although they stayed within four little area. Really enjoyed our stay, very relaxed.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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An idyllic spot, in a wooded valley with a brook ... 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom guy l. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch
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    An idyllic spot, in a wooded valley with a brook running through the centre. Very much off the beaten track but all the ingredients are there. Showers are hot, decent kitchen with large fridge, toilets were clean and cleaned regularly. Firepits and decent-sized pitches. Exactly what we were looking for. Local pub and farm shop/convenience a relatively short walk away. Recommend.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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good site with good facilities 01/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom martin m. Confirmed

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

    liked site and near two moors way

    Disliked: 

    mud on road

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The area and campsite surroundings. 30/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sue W. Confirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The area and campsite surroundings.

    Disliked: 

    The huts and showers/ toilets could do with some tlc. All looking a little run down.

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Tranquillity 30/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rob L. Confirmed

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

    Tranquillity

    Disliked: 

    Lack of toilet roll!

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everything was lovely 27/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sebastian G. Confirmed

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

    everything was lovely

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I loved the stay here! Had a beautiful time with ... 17/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ben B. Confirmed

  • Huck 1 bedroom shepherd's hut
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  • Liked: 

    I loved the stay here! Had a beautiful time with my girlfriend and the puppy; location, area, noise, facilities, everything was great and well worth the money!

    Would highly recommend as a cheeky weekend getaway and will definitely be visiting again! I didn't really want to leave in all honesty...

    Would recommend bringing a few wall hangings for extra privacy and a cooler box.

    Disliked: 

    The shower was a bit temperamental and from the pictures it indicates that it's very remote but the huck hut was right next to the communal toilets but aside from that it was a beautiful few days :)

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Cosy shepherds hut, need to cross river to get to it. 09/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom julie_l281626 Confirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
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  • Liked: 

    Pod was lovely and cosy, handy to have running water in hut.
    Hanging space for clothes. Bed comfy, would need more pillows, but that’s a personal preference.

    Disliked: 

    A broom would’ve been good, to sweep out the hut.
    Our hut didn’t lock at all.
    Would’ve been good to have local information available ie pubs to eat at within walking distance. Tried Tradesman Arms at Scoriton on first night, was lovely, but on the Saturday night, went back there, and it was booked for a private function. Had already found that pub in Holne had closed 2years earlier, so stuck for where to go, on foot.
    We didn’t want to make too many trips across the river, to get from hut to ‘outside world’. Wasn’t aware we’d need to cross the river in our car.
    Ended up going home on Saturday night, rather than travel out to find a pub, and the thought of more rainfall flooding the rice was part reason.

From the manager...

Sorry you felt you couldn't cross the stream. Most people are happy to cross but there is room to park before the stream and cross over the stone bridge. If you choose not to cross, the walk is less than 1 minute! It's not far at all!

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Shepard’s hut was ok bed smelt damp and fosty 03/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sharon_g338226 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
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  • Liked: 

    Quiet

    Disliked: 

    Shower /toilet not private only one ! could not get car over stream no mention of it

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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

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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. 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 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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