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Shepherd's Hut


The Old Orchard Shepherd’s Hut is the epitome of simple, homely elegance, with its hand-stitched plum curtains and roses entwined around the door. It’s an entirely local project, made from local timber, and even the wrought iron curtain rods were forged on site. The shepherd’s hut is at the top of the hill looking down over the orchard, which at the right time of year is carpeted with gorgeous pink apple blossom.

There’s a standard double bed in the hut and a wood-burner to keep you cosy. There's also a small fire pit just outside the door with a bench just for two, where you can warm your fingers in the evening and watch the sun go down behind the Chillies Copse on the other side of the valley. There's a fire pit for cooking al fresco, as well as a shed-come-kitchen with a kettle, double ring gas hob, toaster, crockery and sink. There's a dinner table in the kitchen, which can also be carried outside, weather-permitting! The electric shower is in the bathroom hut just 50ft away.

If you'd like to explore the farm, there is a signposted farm walk. Once you've worked up an appetite, you can make your way to one of the many excellent local eateries – two are within walking distance.


Alternatively, if you fancy getting out and about, being just outside Exeter makes the West Town Farm a great place from which to explore the rest of Devon, whether you want walks in Dartmoor, local swimming spots or surfing off the coast.

You can book your stay through the Canopy and Stars website just click the link  here.