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The Shepherd's Retreat

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The Shepherd's Retreat.

Open from April to November.

For that romantic getaway, some quality time with your loved one, or just a break from the bustles of life, the Shepherd's Retreat is the place for you.

Set in the orchard of a 200 acre working sheep farm and situated on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Berrynarbor in North Devon, The Shepherd's Retreat is the perfect base to explore the delights of North Devon with its iconic seaside views and all it has to offer, from peaceful walks over Exmoor with breathtaking views over the rugged coastline, to exploring the golden sand and surf found at many of the beaches in the area.


Hand crafted by the owner this spacious Shepherd's hut has many of the comforts of home; fully insulated with double glazing, beautiful French wood burner, fridge, additional heater, double bed, handmade copper sink, hot and cold water, and electricity.

The bathroom is at the rear of the dwelling: a converted horse box with slate floor, includes Belfast sink with hot and cold running water, flush toilet and modern shower.


Location ..

The accommodation is situated in its own 1 acre orchard overlooking a small pond.

There is plenty of space to sit outside and relax, even cook outside.

We are within walking distance of the South West Coast Path, and some fantastic beaches and coves. Pubs within walking distance, a well-stocked, Community shop and PO just down the hill near the church.

600 litre outside bath for two ..

Outside bath next to the hut which you can fill at your leisure, easily accommodates two people. Enjoy views of the rolling countryside or spend an evening under the stars.



Relax at night under the stars
The retreat is gorgeous inside and out


I would definitely stay here again!
The outdoor bath is something really special!


" This Shepherds hut is outstanding, beautifully crafted with excellent facilities with a perfect view to the hills beyond. We had the most amazing stay with a lovely bed with gorgeous bed linen, fresh wild flowers and homemade cake and milk in the fridge. Lovely bathroom in the horse box with soft fluffy towels. The bath is amazing whether in the day to relax or at night under the stars it is an amazing experience with gallons of hot water to give you the most relaxing bath. Richard and Be are the perfect hosts and made you feel very welcome. It was wonderful staying on the farm an experience we will never forget and we will return already looking at dates for 2019 It really is a slice of heaven. Thank you both for such an amazing stay. "

Holiday on a working farm


We regret NO Dogs.


Guests are welcome to enjoy our farm, and take in the beautiful views whilst walking across the land. From the top of the hill above the village you can take in the views of the Bristol Channel and the Welsh Coastline, this area is an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) with views up on to Exmoor.

Other things to note

We are a short drive from Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe beaches (with miles of glorious sand) where you can try your hand at surfing. We are a ten minute walk from the South West Coast Path. We are within walking distance of the local community shop, and a ten minute drive to other nearby picturesque towns and villages.

Beautiful Lundy Island (owned by the Landmark Trust) can be reached by taking the Oldenburg from either Bideford or Ilfracombe.

Ilfracombe hosts a good array of restaurants and pubs, it is also home to the statue of 'Verity' by Damian Hirst. (A must see!)

Broadsands Beach

" Such a cosy place to stay and in such a beautiful location. Couldn't recommend enough! "

Shepherds Hut and Horsebox Bathroom Enjoy a peaceful holiday in our own Orchard Sunsets from Barricane Beach View from your porch Watermouth Harbour Exmoor Mare and Foal Triple Trouble

" Fabulous place, quiet location with tonnes of character and beautiful views. You won't be disappointed if you book, very good location for visiting different villages and Woolacombe. I loved it. "

Broadsands Beach

6 minute drive
20 minute walk away
(1.2 miles)

Barricane Beach

21 minute drive away
(10.2 miles)


Woolacombe Beach

21 minute drive away
(10.2 miles)

Combe Martin Beach

4 minute drive
30 minute walk away
(1.5 miles)

What a quirky fantastic find, this Shepherd's hut is set in the most stunning scenery and at night you can watch the stars shine because there is no light pollution. Be and Richard have thought of everything with the well thought through design of both the Shepherd's hut and converted horse box. Connection to their Wi-Fi was not a problem either. The location is quiet but there are local amenities within easy walking distance and the beaches and places of interest are a short car drive away. Be and Richard were perfect hosts throughout our stay, ensuring we were settled in on our first night after a very long delayed journey. We will definitely be staying again Thank you both


01271 882885

07855 115596


The Shepherd's Retreat

Easter Barton
Castle Hill
EX34 9SX

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