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- Off-grid site in a secluded Exmoor valley
- Shepherd's hut lit by oil lamp and candle
- Woodburning stove and firepit
Thron Farm is in a secluded valley on Exmoor with freedom to roam in woods and fields on the farm. The site is situated in a valley which is not accessible by car; however, mountain bikes could easily be ridden down.
Guests are recommended to either walk down or, as is more often the case, staff can take you down with your bags. It is only a five-minute walk down but being quite steep, it takes a little longer to get back up. Staff will transport you and your bags down to the hut (approximately a ten-minute walk from the house) and will bring you back up on the day of departure.
The shepherd's hut is clean, comfortably furnished, and has small kitchen facilities. It has a woodburning stove for heating or cooking purposes. There is also a firepit for cooking with fuel (extra fuel can be collected from the woods) and a gas ring for those who don't want to bother with campfires.
There is no electricity and light is by oil lamp, gas, or candle. Spring water is available at a nearby standpipe and 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; however, you will be able to buy eggs and milk.
Please be aware that you may require wellies, boots, a head torch or a rucksack. 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.
Open from 03/05/2019 to 24/09/2019
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.
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 separate and located a short walk away. Please note the toilet is an eco-toilet.
|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)
|Bed linen||1 included, 1 max.|
|Car||2 included, 2 max.|
|Duvets and pillows||1 included, 1 max.|
|Fridge||1 included, 1 max.|
|Dog(s) allowed||2 included, 2 max.|
|Beds made up||yes|
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Charlotte B. Confirmed
A wonderful experience of off grid tranquility
Anne M. Confirmed
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
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
The best way to find the site is on the A39 to Dunster; come through the village taking the Luxborough and Nutcombe Bottom turning just outside of the village on the left hand side. Come up through the woods towards Luxborough and you will see us as you reach the top of the hill, on the right hand side. At the gate is a white beehive I use as my letter box and opposite there are two boxes with chickens painted on the fronts from which I sell my eggs.
The nearest pub is two miles along a rough footpath, probably possible by mountain bike if you have commando-like tendencies. There is another pub in the opposite direction, along the same footpath but about three miles away. If you walk or ride your bike, staff can always pick you up and bring you back if asked beforehand.
The accommodation and surrounding area is ideal for walkers, mountain bikers and birdwatchers. There are lots of outdoor activities available in the area like canoeing, fishing and pony trekking.
Public transport is available three miles from the site (Dunster). Pick up by prior arrangement from bus and train stations available are available and there are also good taxi services in the area.
- 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.|
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash