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“Amazing 2 night stay in a beautiful bell tent...”

Review of Just Us Retreats

Bathsheba, our shepherd's hut, provides a glamping holiday in Devon with a personal touch.
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Bathsheba, our shepherd's hut, provides a glamping holiday in Devon with a personal touch.
This gives you an idea of the location of the site, in a corner of a 4 acre field...all yours! Relax and unwind inside the beautifully furnished 'Bathsheba' the Shepherd's hut.
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Bathsheba, our shepherd's hut, provides a glamping holiday in Devon with a personal touch.
This gives you an idea of the location of the site, in a corner of a 4 acre field...all yours!
Relax and unwind inside the beautifully furnished 'Bathsheba' the Shepherd's hut.
The kitchen and fire pit and a small view of 'Tom Clarke's Hayfield'.
Enjoy the view, whilst washing up!
Experience a hot water shower in the great outdoors, under the Ash tree.  Screening offers privacy!
Relax and sip a glass of wine as the sun goes down...... perfect end to a perfect day.
Enjoy your complimentary Devon Cream Tea inside the Shepherd's Hut if the weather turns inclement
Enjoy a chilled glass of wine, in front of the open fire and relax whilst listening to the birdsong
The end of the lane, before you arrive at your private field, 'Tom Clarke's Hayfield'.
Anyone for tennis?  We have tennis rackets and balls for you to use if you forget your own.
The narrow lane coming into the farm.... nearly at an idyllic retreat.
Enjoy a cuppa the old fashioned way and boil the kettle on the wood burning stove inside the Hut
Baaaaa.....
Take a leisurely walk and enjoy the views of the beautiful Devon countryside.
Another lovely view of our farm and the surrounding countryside
Work off the Devon Cream Tea and march to the top of Raddon hill and look towards Exeter
View of 'Water Splash' and 'Straight Eight' fields on our farm
Resident hare.  We have quite a few on the farm.
Amazing view of our neighbour's farmhouse, from top of Raddon Hill towards Exmoor in the north.
View of 'Water Splash' field and the combine harvester.
Enjoy an unusual British experience of a hot water outdoor shower with plenty of privacy too!
Glamping loo in the heart-filled cabin-shed
The children helped me paint the inside of the loo shed (well, for 10 mins before they got bored!)
This is my husband Hugh, our children Edward and Rosie.  We welcome you to East Coombe Farm.
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Overview
Shepherds hut -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Crediton, Devon, England

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Excellent - based on 22 reviews
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Flintston...
Devon, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Amazing 2 night stay in a beautiful bell tent situated in the stunning Devon countryside”
Reviewed 8 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We have just returned from a fantastic two-night stay at Just Us Retreats. We were warmly welcomed by Hugh who showed us around the fully private Bell tent 'Gabriel'. We had our own bathroom area with outside shower and a fully equipped kitchen area with cooking stove and table and chairs. Zara had left us a Devon cream tea which we enjoyed whilst admiring the beautiful woodland and fields that surround the bell tent. We really enjoyed having the fire pit and sat around at night cooking BBQ food and toasting marshmallows. The 2 hammocks are a brilliant addition to the site and we spent hours laying in the sunshine feeling totally chilled and relaxed. Inside the bell tent, there is a very comfy bed with plenty of pillows, duvets and blankets to keep you warm. For the colder nights, there is a cute log burner and plenty of wood provided to keep you going. 'Gabriel' is furnished to a really high standard with lots of soft furnishings and plenty of candles and fairy lights that give the tent a really romantic feel. We made use of the tennis courts and enjoyed exploring the farmland. Both Zara and Hugh were welcoming and friendly and appeared keen to provide guests with a lovely retreat. 5 stars all round!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jun 2018
Thank you for leaving such a lovely detailed review and for your kind words. We hope to see you both again another time, Zara :)
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Florence...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed 2 November 2017 for a stay in September 2017

It was my first glamping experience and it was great. I loved it. It's a beautiful location and the glamping tent is comfortable and warm (it was cold that weekend). I would highly recommend it.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Nov 2017
Thanks Florence for taking the time to leave a review. We hope to see you again :)
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Matt D
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cute cosy retreat with everything you need”
Reviewed 7 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

My wife and I stayed two nights in Bathsheba (the Shepherds hut) and had a lovely welcome from Zara on arrival. We were a little unsure what to expect as it was our first time glamping but we we're really impressed by what was on offer. We had full sole use of a very large 3 acre field, a large tented kitchen area separate from the hut, a fire pit with cooking grill and lounging chairs & table and an indoor loo, outdoor shower and sink area. The attention to detail is spot on and everything you could conceivably think of is included (yes even the kitchen sink). Theres a lovely cream tea on arrival, tea, milk, coffee, condiments, salt, pepper, all the cutlery pots & pans you can think of, a jar of marshmallows for toasting on the fire, a little camping stove with grill, the list goes on. When you get into the hut the decor is perfect and calming and the bed looks so cosy. The fire was lit for us ready for our arrival so was lovely and warm and theres plenty of space. Theres loads of books, games and even a jigsaw available to keep you busy and we didn't have to think of anything. It was such a relaxing stay and we really enjoyed sitting by the fire watching the stars. The hut is super cosy and we slept really well, even with a bit of wind and rain. We came expecting to spend a couple of nights in a shepherds hut but what we got was soo much more, a really well thought out and complete experience, thanks Zara!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Sep 2017
Matt, thanks so much for your lovely review. We're so glad you had a lovely time, despite the windy/rainy weather! We hope to see you both another time when the sun is shining! :)
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arlenebai...
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Peace & Tranquility”
Reviewed 20 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Stunning setting in a beautiful meadow set at the top of a wide panoramic rise, cosy peaceful retreat close to nature farmland & animals & the birds & bees. Our host Zara was amazing having prepared a warm fire in the shepherds hut & a fire pit outside perfect for toasting marshmallows & watching the sunset. Amenities close by in villages surrounding the site for good food & atmosphere are great The Lamb at Sandford & The ring o bells at Cheritan Fitzpaine & Zara also offered pre prepared meals ready to cook just order in advance. If you need to work off after amazing food a tennis court is available all in all an amazing break.

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Management Response
22 Aug 2017
Thank you Arlene for taking the time to write us a review. Thank you too for your very kind words. We hope to see you both again. :)
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Jacx R
2 reviews
“Perfect family luxury chillout! 😁”
Reviewed 18 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

10 magical days, kids (8y, 5y) didn't want to leave! This is true glamping, with everything you need for a comfortable, warm and hassle-free back to nature holiday. Zara has ensured that you feel spoilt - from the Devon cream tea on arrival, thoughtful provisions in the kitchen area and candles and fairy lights to add charm to the Tent. Flushing loo and outdoor shower were a welcome addition, and proper kitchen sink and big fridge freezer (2 mins walk) were great to have. Campfire was fun with starter marshmallows provided! There is a stack of toys and games, plenty of blankets (which you won't need because of the fire) and firewood provided. Bonus activities were freedom to walk around the property, which is gorgeous, table tennis, tennis courts and the highlight of haystack hide and seek! Another highlight were the hammocks, we all fought over them and spent many lazy hours reading, chilling and playing. Best holiday ever and we are seasoned campers and glampers. Thank you.

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Management Response
22 Aug 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your lovely review. We really enjoyed having you to stay on our farm. We hope to see you again :)
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MrsMac555
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful luxury in a stunning country setting”
Reviewed 31 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We stayed in Gabriel the Bell Tent, as a family of five and we were all so happy and well looked after. The tent is thoughtfully furnished and incredibly comfortable including a wood burning stove that kept us cosy all night. We loved the outdoor shower and even the flushing loo surrounded by oak trees and fields! Our three sons relished the outdoor experience as we cooked our supper on the open fire and afterwards they even washed up in the very well-appointed outdoor kitchen. Zara and Hugh are wonderful generous hosts who have truly thought of every detail and we were delighted with every aspect of our stay. Highly recommended.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Aug 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review - we are delighted that you came to stay at Gabriel and we look forward to seeing you all again. :)
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Holly B
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unique experience and a perfect weekend retreat!”
Reviewed 30 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We stayed here for two nights and loved every moment! It was a truly unique experience, every detail has been thought of and the setting is beautiful, as well as really peaceful.
The setup is great with the large tent including a log burning fire and comfy double bed. There's loads of cushions, pillows and games to keep you warm and entertained outside by the fire pit.
The outdoor Kitchen is fully equipped and we loved cooking outside in the elements - nothing beats a barbecue over an open flame. Although upon arrival we didn't want to cook dinner after a long drive so we were able to order from the 'wife homemade menu' - delicious!
Glamping does not really do this site justice. It is a little peace of heaven and the most amazing part is it is all yours to enjoy with no neighbours!!
We came away truly relaxed and would love to visit again soon.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Jul 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. It was lovely to welcome you both to the farm and we are so glad that you loved every moment. We hope to see you again :)
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