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Dartmoor Shepherd's Huts: Swaledale

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

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).

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

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

This is a quiet campground: no music is allowed.

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

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


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9.1

Overall rating based on 266 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  75% described as Peaceful ?

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Location.28/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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Beautiful spot if you like barking dogs.26/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful secluded spot within walking distance of the moors. Two pubs within 20 minute walk but take a torch !

    Disliked: 

    Owners barking dog in a cage in the lane approaching the site. Relentless barking (and I mean relentless) until late at night whenever someone walked past that ruined the experience.
    Other dog owners being inconsiderate. Being dog friendly doesn’t mean you go and let your dog bark and yap at everything. We took our two spaniels with no barking at all but heard happy little dogs being allowed to bark unchallenged.

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Excellent site with great huts and good facilities25/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmy W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Huck 1 bedroom cabin
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    Lovely space, quiet peaceful location.

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Quiet. Nice showers and toilets.21/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Shepherd's hut (maximum 2 adults)
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    Quiet. Nice showers and toilets.

    Disliked: 

    Bins could do with emptying.

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We stayed in one of the swaledale huts. We had …19/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomaiyana c.Confirmed

  • Swaledale shepherd's hut
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    We stayed in one of the swaledale huts. We had stayed a few years ago and loved it but now they have new huts and renovated toilets and showers its even better.

    Its one of the most beautiful locations, with amazing views of the stars.

    Its lovely and peaceful but a great location for driving into dartmoor or out to south devon.

    You can walk up onto the moors from the campsite.

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    Nothing

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Good facilities which are kept clean, toilet and water supply near by.18/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRebecca H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent or trailer tent site
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    Being left alone to enjoy our holiday

    Disliked: 

    Not knowing when wood was available to buy as shelf was empty most of the day and had to keep going to check

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highly recommend16/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCara P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent or trailer tent site
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    quiet site, beautiful surroundings, wash room and toilet block, remote,

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very peaceful site. We were put in a slightly bigger …15/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEllie J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Shepherd's hut (maximum 2 adults)
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    very peaceful site. We were put in a slightly bigger hut than we booked which was a lovely surprise! Loved the log burner and outdoor area that was secluded from others. Facilities super clean and modern. We only came for one night but wish we could’ve stayed longer!

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    Nothing!

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Stayed in The Herdwick Hut, it's a well designed unit, …09/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBarbara B.Confirmed

  • Herdwick shepherd's hut
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    Stayed in The Herdwick Hut, it's a well designed unit, that is well equipped. A beautiful, peaceful location. Warm and comfortable. My wife and I shared the hut for a night with my parents, although the top bunk is accessible to adults, it's really only designed for children. None the less we all slept well.
    Highly recommended.

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Lovely!08/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKate T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Swaledale shepherd's hut
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    The Shepherds hut was very comfortable and stylish, they were positioned so that each one has an amount of privacy and it is in a beautiful area on Dartmoor. The site was so quiet and relaxing.
    Would definitely stay again, the things I didn't like are niggles and wouldn't put me off.

    Disliked: 

    Considering there were very few people staying, the showers could have been warmer.
    They need fairy lights or a lamp for evening as the overhead lights feel to harsh when it gets dark.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

No cash accepted on site

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Tents for hire

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Jumbo tent sites

Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Gastronomic delight

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback 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 +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.5056°N 3.8415°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Opposite Tourist Information Centre — 13.9 kilometres
Opposite Royal Seven Stars Hotel — 14.0 kilometres
BP Garage — 14.1 kilometres
Train stations
Ivybridge Rail Station — 13.2 kilometres
Totnes Rail Station — 13.3 kilometres
Newton Abbot Rail Station — 17.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Totnes Ferry Landing — 14.3 kilometres
Dittisham Ferry Landing — 22.2 kilometres
Greenway House Ferry Landing — 22.4 kilometres
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 39.2 kilometres

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 may 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 (4.9 kilometres)
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (15.1 kilometres)
  • Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (20.3 kilometres)

National Trust

  • The Church House (8.1 kilometres)
  • Compton Castle (17.6 kilometres)

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 caravan
Arrive:  noon –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
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.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

The campground/park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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 caravan
    Arrive:  noon –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    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 $42.84 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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