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The Shepherds Hut by the Pond

 

Shepard's Hut

The Shepherd's Hut, is set remotely in traditional farmland of small enclosures mostly with the ancient hedges still intact. We are also adjacent to a large woodland and the whole area is a haven for a wonderfully wide variety of wildlife. The pond acts as a magnet for all manner of creatures from frogs to deer and everything in-between.

 

The Hut is set in the corner of a small field adjacent to and overlooking a beautiful  pond, well away from the farmhouse any other buildings it is totally secluded and private, the site looks out over the beautiful Otter Valley which makes this a most tranquil and relaxing setting.

Only twenty five minutes drive from the Jurassic coast at Beer and Branscombe and within easy reach of both Dartmoor and Exmoor, Tiphayes is an ideal spot for discovering Devon.

Shepard's Hut

 

 

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Shepard's Hut

 

 

 

 

 

 

The interior is warm and cosy even in the coldest weather as there is a super efficient wood burning stove and a supply of logs. The stove can also be used for cooking. The hut is fitted out with everything you need including solar lighting, cool-box, cooking utensils, plates, cutlery washing bowls, storage boxes etc.

The bed has a pocket sprung mattress and is very comfortable, sheets, pillows, cases, duvet and cover are all supplied and it is all made up freshly for your arrival.

 

Shepard's Hut

 

There is fresh water just outside the door and the private composting loo (which is totally non scary, clean and fragrant) is just a few steps away.

There is also an outdoor camping shower tucked away behind the hut suspended from a tree with a small deck to stand on, to my amazement every one of my first six guest couples have used it, even in the rain! You fill the black container with water and leave it out in the sun all day and when you return (hopefully) the water is warm, you then hoist it up into the tree and hey presto!

This view is to the East looking out of the main window across the Otter valley. The Shepherds Hut is carefully positioned so as to enjoy total privacy and is completely surrounded by fields

 

 

Shepard's Hut

 

When you arrive you will be greeted in my office in the garden at The Shippen where there is electricity and a small fridge which you are welcome to use to freeze cooler packs as there is a cool box in the Hut. There is also a Campingaz Burner in the Hut for fast boiling of the kettle when the stove is not alight and spare gaz containers are available, along with fire-lighters and charcoal for the Barbecue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The renovation of the old chassis and the building of the Shephed's Hut