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The Shepherds Hut at Tiphayes

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7 Nights  

  • £280  to  £595

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Short Breaks From

  • £40 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £80 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About The Shepherds Hut at Tiphayes

The Shepherds Hut at Tiphayes couldn't be in a more idyllic location. Tucked away in a sheltered spot on a former dairy farm in the Blackdown Hills, the traditional hut provides self-catering holiday accommodation for couples and individuals who love the prospect of spending time close to nature without sacrificing comfort or being dependent on good weather. If you don't want to cook, the holiday home is well-equipped for simple self-catering but is only around a mile from Upottery and the Sidmouth Arms and two miles from Churchinford village shop and The York Inn.

Upottery is in the centre of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It's an excellent choice for anyone who appreciates beautiful landscapes, panoramic views, and fantastic places to walk, cycle, mountain bike and horse riding. Guests are welcome to wander the 12 acres of farmland where birds shelter and forage in ancient hedgerows and butterflies flit around wild cow parsley. Follow lanes from the village to places like Honiton and the River Otter and its tributaries, or further afield to the Wellington Monument, Staple Hill, Chard, and Culmstock Beacon. Mountain bikers can explore Dartmoor, Exmoor and the Blackdown Hills, while cyclists have miles of hilly country lanes and coastal roads to ride.

Pop to Honiton for browsing antique shops and a Devon cream tea, spend a day shopping and sightseeing in historic Exeter, or fossil hunting in Lyme Regis. Beautiful beaches such as Beer and Branscombe are under half an hour's drive from the farm, as is the magnificent UNESCO Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Go fishing, play golf, or do nothing more than sit outside the hut and enjoy the fresh air and a tangible sense of peace.

The Shepherds Hut has a rustic charm and is warm, welcoming and comfortable, and ideal for anyone to go off-grid and escape for a few days. The owners also have a converted barn sleeping two people. Depending on availability, you can book the two for couples on holiday together.

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Owner details:

Roger Mudditt joined Independent Cottages in March 2022


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Shower
  • Eco / Green
  • Off Grid / Remote

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Accommodation in the Shepherds Hut comprises a carefully restored original hut with a newly constructed bathroom cabin. The lights and electricity for lights and charging your laptop and phone is solar-powered, heating comes from a wood-burning stove, and there is efficient insulation to ensure it's warm and welcoming in all seasons.

  • Double bed with a pocket sprung mattress, made up for your arrival.
  • Seating area with a log burner that has a hot plate you can use for frying eggs or heating the kettle.
  • Undercover kitchen with a two-burner gas stove, pots, pans, plates, mugs and cutlery for two. There's also a charcoal barbecue for cooking.
  • Separate bathroom cabin with running water, a shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The hut is in a sheltered, private place with panoramic views. If the ground is dry, you can drive all the way there. Otherwise, parking is around 80 metres away. There is seating and a fire-pit for stargazing.

Additional Information: Utilities, wood, bath towels and bed linen are included with the hire of The Shepherds Hut at Tiphayes. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome for a small surcharge. Smoking indoors is not permitted.

The Shepherds Hut at Tiphayes Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (Double)
2 dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £280
To £595
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7710 898807 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Roger Mudditt
Member Since March 2022

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* Calendar last updated: 5th April 2022
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