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Bathsheba, the shepherd's hut - total seclusion and privacy in your own meadow

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Bathsheba, our shepherd's hut, provides the perfect glamping break 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!
This is my husband Hugh, our children Edward and Rosie.  We welcome you to East Coombe Farm.
1 of 24Bathsheba, our shepherd's hut, provides the perfect glamping break in Devon with a personal touch.
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Shepherds hut
We are a family-run sheep and arable farm. In a far corner of a 3 acre field, (affectionately named 'Tom Clarke's Hayfield'), stands a beautifully furnished shepherd's hut called 'Bathsheba'. You will have sole access to Tom Clarke's Hayfield and access to roam the 300 acres of pasture and woodland of the farm, perfect for romantic retreats. A Devon Cream Tea will be waiting for you with our compliments and if you feel the need to burn off the cream tea, you could take a stroll to the tennis court in the adjoining field or walk along Raddon Ridge to take in the wonderful views towards Dartmoor to the south and Exmoor to the north. There is a private, outdoor, hot water shower and proper flushing loo in a hut a little way from the shepherd's hut. There is an outdoor kitchen, with be...We are a family-run sheep and arable farm. In a far corner of a 3 acre field, (affectionately named 'Tom Clarke's Hayfield'), stands a beautifully furnished shepherd's hut called 'Bathsheba'. You will have sole access to Tom Clarke's Hayfield and access to roam the 300 acres of pasture and woodland of the farm, perfect for romantic retreats. A Devon Cream Tea will be waiting for you with our compliments and if you feel the need to burn off the cream tea, you could take a stroll to the tennis court in the adjoining field or walk along Raddon Ridge to take in the wonderful views towards Dartmoor to the south and Exmoor to the north. There is a private, outdoor, hot water shower and proper flushing loo in a hut a little way from the shepherd's hut. There is an outdoor kitchen, with belfast sink and all the necessary items you would need to rustle up breakfast, lunch and supper. Enjoy sunsets whilst sat beside the fire pit, where you can cook marshmallows and bury a jacket potato for slow cooking.. or simply enjoy gazing into an open fire. Inside the shepherd's hut the log burning stove will keep you warm, should our English weather decide to be less than clement! Due to the location, there is no electricity and we offer a large cool box and replace the icepacks daily at the kitchen, and you have sole access to a fridge/freezer and electricity sockets in a barn, which is 3 mins walk from you. Solar lights and torches offer ample lighting should you choose to read a book from the bookshelf or play a game of Scrabble before snuggling up in the comfy double bed for the night. We provide quality bed linen and towels because we aim to offer the 'Glamping' experience with a luxurious and personal touch.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
Babes in arms are welcome. No pets please. Smoking at the firepit only please. Thanks :)
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Zara R
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2016
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Reviewed 24 June 2019

Where do we start? Once the booking was made, Zara sent us very useful emails with instructions/directions, nearby shop/supermarket info and a list of what we would and would not need to bring. There was so much that they provided that it made planning our...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Discover724302, VR Owner at Bathsheba, the shepherd's hut - total seclusion and privacy in your own meadow, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2019

Wow! What a stunning and detailed review - thank you so much. I really must book my husband and I in to our own Glampsite for a night, as your review has made it sound utterly amazing! Thank you - and we very much look...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We spent a wonderful two nights in the Gabriel Bell tent and enjoyed every second. It was lovely to disconnect from normal life and take some time out in beautiful, peaceful surroundings connecting back to nature. Everything is catered for and Zara was so friendly...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank Sarah M
Discover724302, VR Owner at Bathsheba, the shepherd's hut - total seclusion and privacy in your own meadow, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2019

Thanks so much for your lovely review. I’m so sorry that it’s taken me 10 months to reply! (I’m not sure how I missed it!) We hope to see you again :)

Reviewed 28 August 2018

The Shepherds hut is in a beautiful location, in the corner of a field surrounded by countryside. One day we were there we had glorious sunshine, we sat out by the firepit and played games and drank wine. On the second day it rained all...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank Sophie M
Management response:Responded 28 August 2018

Sophie, thanks so much for leaving your review and for your kind comments. We hope to see you both again another time :)

Reviewed 21 August 2018

My wife and I booked Bathsheba, the Shepherds hut for a long weekend from which we've just returned. Zara and her family made us very welcome - the site is beautiful - we had the whole field to ourselves with the Shepherd's Hut, a well-equipped...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank PatrickJ72
Management response:Responded 28 August 2018

Thank you Patrick for your lovely review. You have so eloquently expressed exactly what we hope to offer here. We look forward to seeing you both again another time :)

Reviewed 10 August 2018

The four of us stayed in Gabrielle Bell tent equipped with a wood burner a double bed (very comfy) and two spacious pull out futon beds for the kids. Our hosts provided all the comforts we would have struggled to remember to bring (thank you)....More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank Tourist797838
Management response:Responded 13 August 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review and for your kind words - so glad to hear the bed was comfy! We hope to see you guys another time :)

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed here in July for 3 nights and had a lovely stay. Nothing is too much for hosts Zara and Hugh and they make you feel very welcome on their farm. Everything is catered for and it's a fab place to escape from normal...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Kirsty C
Management response:Responded 18 July 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review and thanks too for your kind words. We very much look forward to seeing you both again :)

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This really is the most wonderful retreat- you’ll have total privacy. Gabriel’s tent is set in a private woodland with trees to climb fabulous hammocks and meadow to play in. There’s a fire pit, fully equipped kitchen and washing area and luxury tent where you...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank Lisa G
Management response:Responded 26 June 2018

Thank you Lisa, for your lovely review and kinds words. We are so glad that you guys enjoyed your stay, we hope to see you another time :)

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Every detail was perfect. We loved the outdoor shower, and spent a lot of time by the campfire with our complimentary marshmallows. The owners had thought of absolutely everything, making for a hassle-free trip. The hut itself was beautiful, in a stunning location, and the...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank Amy J
Management response:Responded 20 June 2018

Thank you Amy for taking the time to leave us a 5* review :) we hope to see you another time, Zara

Reviewed 8 May 2018

We had the most exceptional May bank holiday weekend in the shepherds hut - Bathsheba. The attention to detail and little extras make these stays special. The hut was cosy and warm with a small stove warming us up in the chilly evenings... and the...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank Rhydian P
Management response:Responded 9 May 2018

Thank you Rhydian for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We enjoyed meeting you and Kathleen and look forward to welcoming you back to the farm another time :)

Reviewed 8 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...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Flintstone89
Management response:Responded 20 June 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 :)

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
Grill
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Linens Provided
Ping Pong Table
Playground
Pool Table
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Shared Tennis Court
Swingset
Towels Provided
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bathsheba, the shepherd's hut - total seclusion and privacy in your own meadow

  • Bathsheba, the shepherd's hut - total seclusion and privacy in your own meadow is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

  • Bathsheba, the shepherd's hut - total seclusion and privacy in your own meadow has one bathroom available. See all property details.

  • Bathsheba, the shepherd's hut - total seclusion and privacy in your own meadow has one bedroom available. See all property details.

  • Stays at Bathsheba, the shepherd's hut - total seclusion and privacy in your own meadow must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.