Rushford Shepherd's Hut

Chagford, Devon, England

A lone shepherd's hut in a pretty field with stargazing window near Chagford. A great stay for a couple - you have the field to yourselves.

Key Points

  • Handcrafted shepherd's hut ideal for a romantic break for a couple in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. This is a lone hut in a field.
  • There is a fold down king size bed with a beautiful stargazing skylight.
  • The hut has a well designed kitchenette with gas hob, fridge with freezer compartment, stove top kettle and toaster. Or cook outside on the BBQ! A welcome pack is provided.
  • Keep warm and cosy with the log burner.
  • The en-suite bathroom has a compost loo and powerful hot water shower.
  • Outside you can relax on the hammock, sit round the fire pit or enjoy picking fruit, vegetables and herbs from the garden.
  • The town of Chagford is just a 30 minute stroll away along a riverside footpath.
  • Request use of a travel cot if required.



Receive a 10% discount for stays of 7 nights 


Charming handcrafted shepherd's hut in the heart of Dartmoor National Park sleeps 2 guests within easy walking distance of Chagford. You have the field to yourselves.

A baby or young toddler could stay inside the hut in a provided travel cot. 

The hut is nestled in the corner of a field amongst wildflowers and fruit trees in an idyllic quiet spot right by the River Teign with views of the surrounding hills. Inside, there is a cosy log burner, king size bed with stargazing skylight over top, kitchenette facilities and en-suite bathroom with a compost loo and powerful hot shower. The hut itself is completely unique as it was handmade by the owners, this includes everything from the bed, to the table and benches, the kitchen to the loo, basin, internal doors and rustic oak steps leading into the hut. It has been made to a very high standard with fine attention to detail; a couple of extra special features include the fold away bed disguised behind a fake bookcase, the beautifully intricate Moroccan wood carving which forms the architrave above the bed, and of course the curved stargazing skylight above the table / bed. 

Outside the hut there is a fire pit, BBQ, hammock and vegetable / herb garden where guests can help themselves, plus there are fruit trees, raspberry canes and blackberries too! Along the bottom of the field runs the River Teign - the perfect spot for a picnic / swim / fishing / paddling in the dinghy or, for the brave-hearted - swinging from the rope swing. There is also a woven willow igloo in front of the hut which provides extra privacy and a lovely shady den in hot weather - it has subtle solar-powered fairy lights woven through it which create a lovely ambience in the evening and there are solar powered lanterns that light up the paths at night.

Locally you can take a stroll into Chagford, just a half hour from the hut, along country paths, or venture to the Mill End Hotel which serves a delicious Devonshire Cream Tea. Alternatively Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo are well worth a visit. The local swimming pool is just a few hundred metres up the road for guests to enjoy in the summer months.

1 Dog welcome.

Minimum 2 night stay.

All the daily essentials are supplied including tea, coffee, condiments and fresh eggs.

The owners encourage eco friendly behaviour with recycling available plus eco friendly cleaning products supplied, and a compost loo. 

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Room Types

Double Ensuite



 Accessible toilet

 Easy access from car


 Compost toilet



 Hot water






 Clothes rack

 Dining area

 Fairy lights


 Hot water bottles

 Plug sockets

 Tumble dryer

 Washing machine




 Dining area

 Fairy lights

 Fire pit

 Garden - enclosed


 Private entrance

 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Lake / River

 Local shop


 Pub / Bar

 Pub within walking distance

 Public transport




 Board games


 Mobile - Strong mobile signal

 Space for outdoor ball games


On Arrival

 Bring outdoor towels

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Luggage drop off

 Self check-in

Safety & Security

 Carbon monoxide detector

 Deep Covid-19 clean

 Fire extinguisher

 First aid kit

 Lockbox / Safe

 Smoke alarm


 Condiments & Oil

 Drinking water






 Kitchenware / Utensils

 Tea & Coffee


Young Children


 High chair

 Take care - Near water

 Toys, books

 Welcome all ages


 Free parking

 Guaranteed parking space


 Quiet location

 Set alone


Can I bring a baby or toddler to sleep inside the hut?

Yes. We will provide you with a travel cot free of charge. The bed is a kingsize so a young child may be able to sleep with you inside.

Can we bring our dogs?

1 dog is welcome free of charge. If it is a larger dog bear in mind that space may feel limited.

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 17th November 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Rachel Johnston from Rushford Shepherd's Hut