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Bench Tor

Holne, Dartmoor
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Working farm
Romantic
Quirky
Rustic
Glamping
Shepherd Hut
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully appointed Blackdown shepherds hut boasting hand crafted oak fixtures and fittings throughout
  • Nestling in an idyllic rural location offering stunning views on a family run sheep farm on Dartmoor National Park
  • Great range of amenities nearby in Ashburton and Buckfastleigh, and perfectly placed for touring South Devon
Property code: 78701

This gorgeous shepherds hut is one of two nesting on a 100 acre sheep farm with a trail and public footpath on site, boasts a lovely finish throughout and provides the perfect base for a truly relaxing couples retreat to Devon.

Nestled in the heart of Dartmoor National Park in the pretty village of Holne, this charming property promises an unforgettable escape to guests. Quaint and cosy, this little cabin is an opportunity to discover the rugged Devon countryside with riverside walks and tors galore. Wake up after a tranquil night’s sleep, grab your coffee and watch the morning unfold from the private garden area.

Whether you’re off down the footpaths along the River Dart or relaxing in front of the wood burner, you’ll find your own way to unwind here. The interiors boast fresh blue and yellow tones in a contemporary farmhouse style with hand-crafted oak fixtures and fittings dotted throughout. You’ll have no trouble dining in the lounge/diner area, but come bedtime it transforms into the bedroom with a clever pull-down bed. If you’d prefer to dine alfresco, sizzle up a BBQ and eat at the garden furniture with the fire pit burning away.

Take a picnic and explore the footpaths at Holne Wood (1 mile), or take a 4.5-mile walk along the River Dart that starts from New Bridge (3.5 miles) and moves through the woods. Enjoy the scenery in a more leisurely fashion from the South Devon Railway (7 miles) that takes you on a 7-mile journey from Buckfastleigh to Totnes along the river. If you’re looking for a day at the seaside, Paignton (19 miles) is the perfect choice to wander along the pier, grab some ice cream or sunbathe on the beach.

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Beach 19 miles, pub, tea room and village shop 1.5 miles
  • Fire-pit and gas BBQ
  • DAB radio in the living area
  • Regret no Wi-fi and Tv
  • Regret no infants/children due to the size of the property
  • If you wish to book both Bench Tor and Combestone Tor, please enquire for a discount

Sally Burt

This property is personally managed by Sally.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Alex 31st October 2020

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We were struck by the beauty of the area and the shepherds hut as soon as we arrived. The interior of the hut is done to an exceptionally high standard, and very cosy. Between the radiator and the log burner we were toasty the whole stay. There is a freedom that comes with the views and countless walks accessible - the moor 'next door', and Holne wRead moreoods was a favourite. The hosts were fantastic, many thanks for your hospitality. Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Madelaine 15th October 2020

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We had a brilliant time in Bench Tor. The huts have been finished to an exceptional standard and Lisa has really thought of everything we might need! Theres no need to bring salt, pepper or tea with you! It was a really relaxing couple of days and would highly recommend it! It was a really novel idea and a lovely change from a few nights in a hotelRead more. We stayed in autumn and really enjoyed coming in from a walk on the more and lighting the log burner! Hide

Reviewed by Annie 3rd October 2020

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This was an amazing getaway for an unmatched price. The hut is in the centre of the moors with sheep at the doorstep. The hut had everything we needed and more! The shower was hot, the job and kitchen equipment was all modern and new and the bed was very comfy. Every detail in the hut had been thought through carefully and it all really paid off! WRead moreould definitely recommend and hope to return! Hide

Reviewed by Imogen 29th September 2020

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Such a cosy little hut with everything you need in it! Would definitely stay again

Reviewed by Winyee 26th September 2020

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We absolutely loved our stay here! Everything about the hut has been well thought out and has everything you need. Lisa and Richard were so accommodating and have taken time to map out different walks in the area. Well be back for sure!

Reviewed by Adam 5th September 2020

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FAULTLESS!!! My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing week away at Bench Tor. The hut was immaculately clean and contained everything we needed including an amazing gas BBQ, detailed mapped out walks of the near by moor and information regarding things to do in the local area. Lisa and Rich where the most friendly and welcoming hosts and eRead moreven gave us a tour of their farm. We couldn't have asked for a better stay and can't wait to return!!! Hide

Reviewed by Dean 7th August 2020

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Perfect retreat with wonderful scenery a place to get away from everything . Immaculate shepherds hut beautifully decorated and great hosts.

Reviewed by Vikki 31st July 2020

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Rural location, hi-end spec and beautifully fitted out. Owners very welcoming and friendly and would make a romantic setting for couples all year round.

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1 more property at this location

Combestone Tor

Combestone Tor

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£398 - £895

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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