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Farmer Oak's Hut-a romantic hideaway.

Shepherds hut -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England
‘The image as a whole was that of a small Noah’s Ark.....the hut stood on little wheels about a foot from the ground......a rectangular space of light appeared in the side of the hut , and in the opening the outline of Farmer Oak’s figure....’ Thomas Hardy,Far From The Madding Crowd.(1874)
When you arrive, don’t be alarmed if you replace your car with a pull along vintage apple cart to take your luggage to Farmer Oak’s Hut. You will walk past our chickens and young apple orchard and a small wild flower meadow into your garden. As soon as you open the gate you will realise that you have arrived in a special place. With only cows for neighbours, you will feel as though you have arrived in a space far from the madding crowd, connecting back with nature but at the same time having all the facilities of a luxury glamping accommodation.
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Listing #HL9179538
About the Owner
Manya J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2015
Interaction with guests
I will greet you as you arrive at Drowsy Duck Barn where I will take you to Farmer Oak's Hut and explain everything you may need to know about the functioning of the hut and to answer any questions you may have.Although I am on hand should you need anything I am very respectful of your need for privacy and so I try and be as unintrusive as possible.
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Wonderful location on the edge of Dartmoor. Ideal base to explore the National Park and surrounding area. The hut was beautifully designed and furnished, cosy with all amenities. The hosts were very welcoming, friendly and helpful.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Jane C
Manya J, VR Owner at Farmer Oak's Hut-a romantic hideaway., responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to enjoy your days here walking and enjoying the area. Thank you for choosing Farmer Oak's Hut for your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back anytime.

Reviewed 21 August 2018

This is the perfect get-away for anyone wanting to escape to the countryside either with a loved one or on your own. The lovely owners, Manya and Andrew, are an absolute delight and made me thoroughly welcome. The hut is new, spotlessly clean and well...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Samantha B
Manya J, VR Owner at Farmer Oak's Hut-a romantic hideaway., responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and we are so pleased that you chose Farmer Oak's Hut for your stay in our beautiful Devon countryside! We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the next few months.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

We had a lovely weekend away in this cosy hut, very quiet and green surroundings perfect for a trip away from the city. Highly recommended. Cant wait to be back!

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank M F
Manya J, VR Owner at Farmer Oak's Hut-a romantic hideaway., responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I will look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

  • Dining Seats (2)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
We are happy for children to stay in the grounds of the hut with a small tent.A charge of £10 per night will be made at the end of your stay. There is a no smoking policy in the...
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About the neighbourhood
The area is rural surrounded by beautiful rolling hills,farms,woods and lovely country walks.From our grounds you are able to join the public footpaths which will take you on some very pretty walks and into the woods.
You will find Lifton village 2 miles away which has a general store and two good restaurants.40 minutes away will take you to the north Cornwall coast where you can enjoy breathtaking views along the rugged coastline from Bude,Boscastle and Tintagel.Dartmoor is just a short drive away and whether you visit in the summer or in the winter snow-Dartmoor is always a magical place.There are also the colourful ancient market towns of Tavistock,Launceston and Okehampton to enjoy shopping and visiting the museums and castles.
Getting around
The best mode of transport for getting around although cycling is popular in the area too.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Exeter: 77.0 km
Railway: Plymouth: 44.0 km
Ferry: Brittany Ferries: 47.0 km
Off the A30 heading west at Sourton head right for Lifton.You are now on the West Devon Drive(the original A30)After approx 7 miles turn left after Portgate at a gold coloured house and continue for 2 miles down this country road.Take the left turn at the sign for Dippertown.Drive through the hamlet until you come to a farm gate with Drowsy Duck written on it.The gate is slighly set back from the road on the right in between a cream farmhouse and an old barn.Drive in and park straight ahead of you.You do need a car to travel around this area as it is rural.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 31.0 km.
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