Experiences

Experiences

25 March 2021 2023-06-16 15:00

Off the beaten track our Shepherds Hut retreat in Devon are for those seeking spoiling celebrations, romantic escapes, indulgent time and space just for you, away from the busy demands of life.

A space for reconnection, immersed in nature, surrounded by stillness, birdsong and the wind in the trees. Where every detail in your Shepherds Hut retreat nudges you to slow down, relax, take time out and enjoy the moment. To breathe in the rolling Devon views down the valley, the 800 year old Abbey, Great Barn, Monastic Kitchen Gardens and beyond to the river and out to sea.

Explore the vast and rugged wilderness of Dartmoor’s granite outcrops and ancient forests, wild swim in secret pools, paddle board on calm Devon  and Cornish estuaries, walk along miles of beaches breathing in the salty air or dip into our little black book of contacts for your own bespoke Shepherd Hut retreat falconry flying, local tours both 4×4 and horseback or gin distilleries with sampling to tempt you.  

Buckland Abbey National Trust History and Gardens
history and gardens

From the doorstep

With complementary passes for all our Shepherd Hut retreat guests, to the 800 year old National Trust Buckland Abbey Gardens and 700 acre Estate and a mere mile to The Garden House considered a “Plants’ Man’s Paradise” you need not get in the car at all.

In the water experience wild swimming
In the water

Wild Swim - Paddle Board - Surf

From bracing swims in secret pools and rivers on the moor, our favourite beaches and  meandering estuaries through nature reserves perfect for paddle boarding we are the perfect location for a retreat in Devon, immersed in nature, slowing down and connecting. 

Tavy Cleave Dartmoor Experiences
Awe inspiring walks

Dartmoor

Britain’s most southerly National Park spanning much of Devon, a wilderness of granite outcrops, majestic Tors, pre-historic monuments, stone lines, circles and cairns; home to 3000 free roaming Dartmoor ponies. A walking, mountain biking, paragliding and kayaking haven. Our Shepherds Hut retreat guests are on the fringes of this spectacular National Park, enjoy immersive escapism in Nature.

In the water beach Devon Cornwall
Beaches

Choose hidden coves or miles of golden sand...

Whether you are looking to jump in the car from your Shepherds Hut retreat and  enjoy the sand between your toes, a bracing sea swim or a stunning cliff top walk, we have an abundance of “favourite” Devon and Cornwall beaches to share.

Falconry Experience Something Different
Something different

Indulge your wilder side

Some Shepherds Hut retreat guests will not venture far from their secluded cabin, enjoying the slower pace and immersive escapism gazing over the Devon landscape. Should you want to indulge your wilder sider from falconry, llama walking, gin tasting, hot air ballooning, tours of Dartmoor both 4×4 or on Horseback we have fabulous local contacts to share.