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- Off-grid site with a shepherd’s hut in a secluded Exmoor valley
- A 15-minute drive from Dunster beach and South West Coast Path
- Eco-friendly unit with woodburning stove, firepit and kitchen
Fancy having the freedom to roam in the woods and fields of a peaceful area with barely another soul in sight? Then throw yourself into a break at Thron Farm – this park is in a secluded Somerset valley on Exmoor that isn’t accessible by car.
Mountain bikes could easily be ridden down to the shepherd’s hut and it’s reachable in five minutes on foot too (but as it's quite steep it may take a little longer to get back up…). Staff will transport you there with your bags from the main house and will collect you on the day you leave as well.
Now on to that hut: the accommodation is clean, comfortably furnished and has a small kitchen area, plus there’s a woodburning stove for heating or cooking, a firepit for whipping up food alfresco (extra fuel can be collected from the woods) and a gas ring for those who don't want to bother with building a blaze.
If you’re up for an off-grid getaway, this space three miles from Dunster really is top-notch. There’s no electricity, so light is provided by oil lamps, gas or candles, and spring water is available at a nearby standpipe. There are also composting toilet facilities and an outdoor shower with hot water. The hut is stocked with the basics for making tea and coffee, and it's possible to buy eggs and milk too.
Just make sure to bring wellies or boots, a head torch and a rucksack along with you and keep in mind that there’s no phone signal at the hut, but limited reception is available if you walk back up to the house. The stroll to and from the accommodation requires a basic level of fitness.
Open from 17/05/2021 to 13/09/2021
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
There is no phone signal at the hut but limited reception is available if you walk back up to the house.
The walk to and from the hut requires a basic level of fitness.
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Max. persons: 2 x
Dimensions: 3.0m width x 4.0m length (9.8ft width x 13.1ft length) Calculated area: 12.0m² (129.2ft²)
There is no electricity and light is by oil lamp, gas, or candle.
Spring water is available at a standpipe and toilet/shower facilities are located a short walk away.
|Max. persons||2 x
3.0m width x 4.0m length
(9.8ft width x 13.1ft length)
Calculated area: 12.0m² (129.2ft²)
(1 x double sofa/futon)
Bathroom (1 x eco toilet, 1 x shower)
|Duvets and pillows|
|Beds made up|
|Shower room with WC|
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A fabulous place to stay for peace and tranquillity.
Georgia Jo Anne T.Confirmed
A perfectly secluded retreat, loved every moment x
It contained everything you need. So well thought out!
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Dunster: Dunster Steep Bus Stop
— 3.1 miles
3.1 miles Minehead: Parade Coach Stop — 3.8 miles
3.8 miles Minehead: Butlins Coach Stop — 4.0 miles
- Train stations
— 14.2 miles
14.2 miles Tiverton Parkway Rail Station — 17.0 miles
17.0 miles Rhoose Rail Station — 17.3 miles
- Ferry ports
— 4.3 miles
4.3 miles Barry Waterfront Ferry Terminal — 19.4 miles
19.4 miles Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 21.3 miles
Cardiff International Airport
— 18.2 miles
18.2 miles Exeter International Airport — 29.2 miles
An off-grid stay doesn’t mean you’ll have no access to entertainment. The nearest pub is two miles along a rough footpath (possible by mountain bike if you have commando-like tendencies). There's another pub in the opposite direction, along the same footpath about three miles away, and if you walk or ride your bike there then staff can bring you back if asked in advance.
Being rural, the surrounds are excellent for walkers, mountain bikers and birdwatchers, plus outdoor activities like canoeing, fishing and pony trekking are available. Craving the beach? It’s a 15-minute drive to the sands of Dunster and the stellar South West Coast Path.
If you'd like to include the odd attraction among your countryside explores, aim for Minehead (15 minutes' drive) to board a heritage train on the West Somerset Railway, soak up some history at Cleeve Abbey (20 minutes) or admire the floral displays at Greencombe Gardens (25 minutes).
- Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (19.6 miles)
- St Fagans: National History Museum (24.8 miles)
- The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (24.9 miles)
- Dunster Working Watermill (2.5 miles)
- Dunster Castle (2.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
Thorn Farm 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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Thorn Farm 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.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Thorn Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Thorn Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Thorn Farm? An off-grid stay doesn’t mean you’ll have no access to entertainment. The nearest pub is two miles along a rough footpath (possible by mountain bike if you have commando-like tendencies). There's another … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Thorn Farm?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Thorn Farm? From £60 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability