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Benton View Shepherd's Hut: The fenced-off hut area

General

  • Single shepherd's hut on a small working farm on the edge of Exmoor
  • A short drive to Exmoor Zoo, Wistlandpound Reservoir and the coast
  • Join the Tarka Trail cycling route from the bottom of the farm

Right on the edge of Exmoor, peace, quiet, and fab views up to the moor and down towards the sea await at Benton View Shepherd Huts.

Benton View is a 14-acre farm site set just outside the Exmoor National Park and Dunkery and Horner Woods National Nature Reserve in Devon, with one cosy shepherd's hut in its own area among a grassy orchard field. Sheep and chickens wander the site – the tiddlies are welcome to say hi or go and meet some of the menagerie, which includes two miniature ponies along with sheep and chickens.

The handcrafted shepherd's hut sits in its own garden area, separated from the rest of the orchard field (and the wanderings of any friendly farm animals) by a little picket fence, with a barbecue area and a picnic bench. It's fully insulated and has a kitchenette with a gas burner and a sink, a table and chairs for two, a cosy double bed with fresh linen provided, and a log burner.

The hut also has a separate kitchen with a fridge, a freezer and a microwave; a proper flushing toilet and a hot shower are in the separate bathroom block.

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No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.


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Being on a working farm, amongst the animals is great.09/24/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter E.Confirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
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  • Liked: 

    Everything!
    The hosts are so welcoming and friendly. The personal little touches that Mandy adds to the Shepherd Hut made our stay perfect. She really does think of everything you could possibly need.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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What an absolutely incredible stay - a very special, and …09/12/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJessica D.Confirmed

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    What an absolutely incredible stay - a very special, and unique place which is perfect for de-stressing. They have everything you need, including a flushing loo, shower and USB ports for charging.
    I have never felt like crying before leaving somewhere and I genuinely felt like this upon having to leave the farm.

    Mandy and Andy are the most amazing people and truly made our visit one to remember. Thank you!!

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Beautiful area with animals, clean facilities and the kindest hosts.06/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaniel P.Confirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
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    Lovely cabin with beautiful scenery and company with all the friendly animals. Andy and Mandy were amazing hosts and could not have done any more to make our stay an amazing experience.
    Definitely coming back one day.

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What a wonderful place to visit and create memories.04/26/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKirsty W.Confirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
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    Everything - friendly hosts, comfy bed, toasty log burner, special area and views, baby lambs and goats, complimentary biscuits, cake and Prosecco :) Mandy and Andy greeted us and showed us around the farm introducing us to the animals. The shepherds hut was a peaceful little haven with the comfiest bedding and we loved chatting away next to the log burner in the evening while tucking into a cheeky little glass of wine. It was spotlessly clean and very Covid safe. Couldn't recommend a stay here more. You should definitely visit, you won't regret it!

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    You can't dislike this place. Not possible!

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Lovely, clean place, lush people and overall beautiful getaway .09/06/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJessica L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Mandy was lovely upon arrival, greeted and showed us around the area and answered any questions we had during the stay. The animals there were all super friendly and it was lush to walk around the fields meeting the ewes, Shetland ponies and pigs! The hut was perfect, not a single thing wrong or out of place, a few goodies were left on the table for us when we first arrived which was a lush touch.
    We will one hundred percent be returning hopefully for my birthday and for a longer amount of time!
    We got plenty of pictures! Just uploaded a few of my favourites

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    That we didn’t book more days!!

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Magical shepherd's hut stay in Devon08/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjames g.Confirmed

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    Everything! A wonderful location, great hosts, lovely hut.

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    There wasn't anything to dislike

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Thanks so much for staying with us glad you had a nice time and enjoyed your stay with us hope to see you again Mandy and Andy 😊

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitizing stations

Masks/gloves available

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Bar or club house

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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

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

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Location

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  • Benton Springs, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon, England, EX32 7LG
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1098°N 3.9196°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 10.2 kilometres
The Square — 11.8 kilometres
The Square — 11.9 kilometres
Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 10.8 kilometres
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 12.7 kilometres
Umberleigh Rail Station — 13.3 kilometres
Ferry ports
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 17.5 kilometres
Instow Ferry Landing — 19.5 kilometres
Appledore Ferry Landing — 20.0 kilometres
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 51.7 kilometres

Directions


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

For pedalling adventures, the Tarka Trail cycling route runs right alongside the site. Part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route, it's one of the longest traffic-free walking and cycling paths in the country, going past river valleys, bays, moorland and coastal cliffs.

Exmoor Zoo is also an easy four miles from base and well worth spending a day at to see the likes of armadillos, alpacas and the Exmoor Beast; the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is also a short drive away towards the coast. Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are all within 20 miles for days out by the sea.

Wistlandpound Reservoir, six miles away, is a popular spot for family days filled with nature trails, birdwatching and wildlife spotting. Set among the tors and moors of Devon and Exmoor and bordered by a conifer plantation, Wistlandpound is encircled by two wheelchair-accessible paths dotted with interpretation boards and activity stations, and a pergola goes right up to the water’s edge for views across the reservoir.

Take skater kids over to Barnstaple’s Rock Park for skateboard or play area action while you wander around the town's ancient Pannier Market and Butchers Row picking up local foodie supplies, handmade Devonshire crafts, art and antiques (handy souvenir fodder). If you feel like sticking around for an evening, check out what's on at Queen’s Theatre or tour the local pubs to sample local ales and maybe catch a bit of local live music while you're at it.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (24.0 kilometres)
  • Castle Drogo (46.7 kilometres)
  • The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (48.0 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (6.0 kilometres)
  • Heddon Valley (11.8 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Benton View Shepherd's Hut cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Benton View Shepherd's Hut will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Benton View Shepherd's Hut have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Benton View Shepherd's Hut dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Benton View Shepherd's Hut? For pedalling adventures, the Tarka Trail cycling route runs right alongside the site. Part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route, it's one of the longest traffic-free walking and cycling paths … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Benton View Shepherd's Hut?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Benton View Shepherd's Hut? From R2 025,85 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50,00 (R1 167,24) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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